Clinical Decision Making for Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners provides a unique approach to clinical decision making for a wide variety of commonly encountered primary care issues in adult and geriatric practice. This text combines guidelines for the ANP/GNP role and case studies with real life practice examples, as well as a series of practice questions to help reinforce learning. The text is designed for both the Nurse Practitioner student as well as the newly practicing NP to help increase confidence with application of assessment skills, diagnostic choices and management approaches. The theory behind this text is to enable students to learn a systematic approach to clinical problems as well as apply evidence-based guidelines to direct their management decisions.
Clinical Decision Making for Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners is also appropriate for Nurse Practitioners preparing to take the ANP/GNP certification exam as it features summaries of evidence-based guidelines. Faculty may also use the text to incorporate a case study approach into their courses either for classroom discussion or as assignments to facilitate clinical decision making. The inclusion of “real life” cases simulate what NPs will actually encounter in their clinical practice environments.
- Chapter Objectives
- Case Studies
- Review Questions
- Summaries of newest evidence-based guidelines
- Clinician Resources such as toolkits for evaluation
1 Common HEENT Disorders in Primary Care
2 Common Cardiovascular Disorders in Primary Care
3 Common Pulmonary Disorders in Primary Care
4 Common Gastrointestinal Disorders in Primary Care
5 Common Hematological Disorders in Primary Care
6 Common Endocrine Disorders in Primary Care
7 Women’s Health in Primary Care
8 Men’s Health in Primary Care
9 Common Musculoskeletal Disorders in Primary Care
10 Common Neurological Disorders in Primary Care
11 Common Psychiatric Disorders in Primary Care
12 Common Dermatological Disorders in Primary Care
13 Common Geriatric Issues in Primary Care
Joanne Thanavaro, DNP, APRN, AGACNP-BC, AGPCNP-BC, DCC, FAANP-Associate Dean for Graduate Education, Saint Louis University School of Nursing, Saint Louis, Missouri
Dr. Joanne Thanavaro is an associate professor of nursing, the director of the advanced nursing practice programs and the associate dean of graduate nursing education at Saint Louis University School of Nursing. She has been teaching since 1990 in both undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. Dr. Thanavaro is board certified as an adult gerontology primary care and acute care nurse practitioner. She maintains an active internal medicine practice at Washington University School of Medicine with Washington University Clinical Associates and routinely precepts nurse practitioner students at Grant Medical Clinic. Dr. Thanavaro is a frequent invited presenter at numerous national and international nurse practitioner conferences and serves as a reviewer for a variety of nursing journals. She was among the first cohort of DNPs who because certified as a Diplomat in Comprehensive Care (DCC) awarded by the American Board of Comprehensive care and is a Fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP). She is currently the Department Editor for “Image of the Month” in the Journal for Nurse Practitioners.
Karen S. Moore, DNP, APRN, ANP, BC-Assistant Professor, Saint Louis University School of Nursing, Saint Louis, Missouri
Dr. Karen S. Moore is an assistant professor and Coordinator of the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program at Saint Louis University. She has been teaching since 1997 in both undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. Her clinical practice has included oncology, infectious disease, acute medicine, hospice, palliative care, occupational health and international traveler's health. Dr. Moore is a Nationally Registered Certified Medical Examiner, member of several state, national and international nursing organizations including Sigma Theta Tau International, American Nurses Association, National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (affiliate), American Travel Health Nurses’ Association and the International Society of Travel Medicine. Dr. Moore currently serves as a reviewer for nurse practitioner and nurse educator journals and has presented as an invited speaker at regional and national nurse practitioner conferences.