Adult-Gerontology Practice Guidelines

Double click on above image to view full picture

Zoom Out
Zoom In
Read a Sample Chapter

Adult-Gerontology Practice Guidelines

SKU# 9780826127624

Editors:

  • Jill C. Cash MSN, APN, FNP-BC
  • Cheryl A. Glass MSN, WHNP, RN-BC
$110.00

Buy From:

Amazon

Buy eBook:

Amazon Kindle

Description 

“Because of the way it is organized, this book meets the needs of both novice and experienced advance practice nurses. Each chapter defines the problem, how often it occurs, and what leads to the problem. To aid in assessment, the book includes the physical examination landmarks as well as diagnostic tests that might be needed. A plan of care is offered with several different alternatives for treatment and then notes what type of follow-up is needed. This would be a great resource for anyone working in the field of geriatrics...Score: 92 - 4 Stars!”

—Carol Ann Siem, MSN, MU Sinclair School of Nursing, Doody's Reviews

The first book to encompass adult-gerontology practice guidelines for primary care, this comprehensive resource is designed as a text and reference for health care practitioners specializing as adult-gerontology nurse practitioners (A-GNP). It provides current national practice guidelines for delivering high-quality primary health care to adult, older adult, and pregnant patients in the outpatient setting. The book delivers chapters that focus on the older adult person, including a chapter describing the major effects of aging on each body system.

For quick and easy access, practice guidelines are organized primarily by body system, disorders listed alphabetically within each body system, and each disorder presented in a consistent format throughout. With an emphasis on history taking, the physical exam, and key features of the aging population, each of the more than 240 disorder guidelines include definition, incidence, pathogenesis, predisposing factors, common complaints, other signs and symptoms, subjective data, physical exam, diagnostic tests, differential diagnoses, plan of care, health promotion including dietary recommendations, follow-up guidelines, and tips for consultation/referral. Particularly useful features include "Practice Pointers" highlighting crucial information for a disorder and bold-faced "Alerts" from experienced practitioners. The book also describes 19 procedures commonly used within the office or clinic setting. More than 140 Patient Teaching Guides are included (perforated for ease of use) as well as in digital format for customizing and printing. These include important information for patients about safety and medications. Appendices feature normal lab values and dietary guidelines.

Key Features:

  • Focuses specifically on the adult, older adult, and pregnant patient populations
  • Delivers consistent presentation of more than 240 disorders by body system for ease of access
  • Step-by-step review of 19 commonly used procedures
  • "Practice Pointers" indicate highly important care points
  • Includes more than 140 extensive Patient Teaching Guides for "take home" information
  • Useful as a review text when preparing to take the A-GNP certification course and exam

Product Details 

  • Publication Date June 26, 2015
  • Page Count 1112
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826127624
  • EISBN 9780826127631

About The Author(s) 

Jill C. Cash, MSN, APN is a Nurse Practitioner at Southern Illinois Rheumatology in a rural clinical setting in Southern Illinois. She is a clinical preceptor for Nurse Practitioner students in various NP clinical programs across the country. Her previous clinical experience includes High Risk Obstetrics as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Women's Health, Family Practice and Rheumatology. She has taught in the nursing program at various levels, including the ADN, BSN and MSN levels at Southeast Missouri State University, Southern Illinois University- Edwardsville and Southeastern Illinois College. Ms. Cash is a contributing author to several nursing textbooks including Nursing Assessment, Medical-Surgical Nursing and Nurse Practitioner Review Guidelines textbooks. Ms. Cash is the co-editor of the first two editions of Family Practice Guidelines.

Table of Contents 

Jill C. Cash, MSN, APN, FNP-BC, is a family nurse practitioner who currently practices at Southern Illinois Rheumatology. Jill has been practicing as a family nurse practitioner for over 18 years. She is a clinical preceptor for nurse practitioner students for various nurse practitioner clinical programs. Her previous experience includes high-risk obstetrics as a clinical nurse specialist in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in the Department of Obstetrics-Gynecology. She received her Family Nurse Practitioner Certification from the National Certification Corporation and has a special interest in women’s health and rheumatology. Ms. Cash is a member of the Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nurses, the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals, the Board of Directors for the Marion Memorial Health Foundation, and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. She currently sits on the board of Hospice of Southern Illinois, the board of the American Cancer Society, and the board of Women for Health and Wellness. She has authored several chapters in textbooks and is the coeditor of Family Practice Guidelines, First, Second, and Third Editions.

Cheryl A. Glass, MSN, WHNP, RN-BC, is a women’s health nurse practitioner who currently practices as a clinical research specialist for KEPRO in TennCare’s Medical Solutions Unit in Nashville, Tennessee. She is also adjunct faculty at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. Ms. Glass has been a clinical trainer and trainer manager for Healthways, in Nashville, Tennessee. Her previous nurse practitioner practice was as clinical research coordinator on pharmaceutical clinical trials at Nashville Clinical Research. She also worked in a collaborative clinical obstetrics practice with the director and assistant directors of Maternal–Fetal Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics-Gynecology. The National Certification Corporation certifies Ms. Glass as a women’s health care nurse practitioner. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health. She is the author of several book chapters and is coeditor of Family Practice Guidelines, First, Second, and Third Editions. She has published five refereed journal articles. In 1999, Ms. Glass was named Nurse of the Year by the Tennessee chapter of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses.

Contents

Contributors

Reviewers

Preface

Acknowledgments

SECTION I. GUIDELINES

1. Normal Physiological Changes in the Aging Adult

Jill C. Cash

Brain/Nervous System/Cognition

Breasts

Ears/Hearing

Eyes/Vision

Hair

Heart/Blood Circulation

Immune System

Kidneys

Lungs

Metabolism

Musculoskeletal

Oropharyngeal and Gastrointestinal

Sexual Function

Skin

Sleep

Smell

Taste

2. Healthy Living for the Adult-Geriatric Patient

Cheryl A. Glass and Jill C. Cash

Health Maintenance During the Life Span

Adult/Geriatric Screening Recommendations

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Bone Mass Density Measurement for Osteoporosis

Cardiovascular Disease and Cardiac Screening

Colorectal Screening

Dental Care

Depression Screening

Diabetes Screening

Hepatitis C Screening

HIV Screening

Immunizations

Mammography

Pap Smear/Pelvic Examination

Prostate Cancer Screening

Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening

Vision Screens

3. Adult-Geriatric Assessments

Cheryl A. Glass and Angelito Tacderas

Adult Risk Assessment

Functional Capacity and Disability

Activities of Daily Living (ADL)

Affective Assessment

Cognitive/Dementia Assessment

Environmental Assessment

Fall Assessment

Gait and Mobility

Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL)

Cultural Diversity and Sensitivity

4. Caregiver and End-of-Life Issues

Audra C. Malone and Karla Schroeder

Caregiver Support Issues

Formal and Informal Caregivers

Demographics

IC Concerns

Providers’ Assistance With the Caregiver

Caregiver Resources

Advance Directives

Palliative Care

Special Considerations

Key Factors of Care in the Elderly Patient at the EOL

Physical Aspects of Care

Symptom Management

Social Aspects of Care

Spiritual, Religious, Cultural, and Existential Aspects

5. Pain Management Guidelines

Moya Cook and Jill C. Cash

Pain Assessment and Management in the Aging Population

Acute Pain

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Chronic Pain

Low Back Pain

6. Dermatology Guidelines

Jill C. Cash, Amy C. Bruggmann, and Cheryl A. Glass

Acne Rosacea

Acne Vulgaris

Atopic Dermatitis

Benign Skin Lesions

Bites

Animal Bites, Mammalian

Insect Bites and Stings

Bullous Pemphigoid

Candidiasis

Cellulitis and Abscess

Abscess

Cellulitis

Contact Dermatitis

Erythema Multiforme

Folliculitis

Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

Lice (Pediculosis)

Lichen Planus

Pityriasis Rosea

Precancerous or Cancerous Skin Lesions

Psoriasis

Scabies

Seborrheic Dermatitis

Tinea Corporis (Ringworm)

Tinea Versicolor

Warts

Wound Care

Lower Extremity Ulcer

Pressure Ulcers

Wounds of the Skin

Xerosis (Winter Itch)

7. Eye Guidelines

Jill C. Cash and Mellisa Hall

Blepharitis

Cataracts

Chalazion

Conjunctivitis

Corneal Abrasion

Dacryocystitis

Dry Eyes

Excessive Tears

Eye Pain

Glaucoma, Acute Angle–Closure

Hordeolum (Stye)

Macular Degeneration

Refractive Disorders

Retinopathy

Subconjunctival Hemorrhage

Uveitis

8. Ear Guidelines

Jill C. Cash and Carol Palmer

Acute Otitis Media

Cerumen Impaction (Earwax)

Hearing Loss

Otitis Externa

Otitis Media With Effusion

Presbycusis

Tinnitus

9. Nasal Guidelines

Jill C. Cash

Allergic Rhinitis

Epistaxis

Nonallergic Rhinitis

Sinusitis

10. Throat and Mouth Guidelines

Jill C. Cash

Dental Abscess

Dysphagia

Epiglottitis

Oral Cancer, Leukoplakia

Pharyngitis

Stomatitis, Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis

Thrush

11. Respiratory Guidelines

Mellisa Hall and Cheryl A. Glass

Asthma

Bronchitis, Acute

Bronchitis, Chronic

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Common Cold/Upper Respiratory Infection

Cough

Dyspnea

Emphysema

H1N1 Influenza A (Swine Flu)

Influenza (Flu)

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Pneumonia (Bacterial)

Pneumonia (Viral)

Tuberculosis

12. Cardiovascular Guidelines

Debbie A. Gunter, Jill C. Cash, Laura A. Petty, and Cheryl A. Glass

Acute Myocardial Infarction

Arrhythmias

Atherosclerosis and Hyperlipidemia

Atrial Fibrillation

Carotid Artery Stenosis

Chest Pain

Chronic Venous Insufficiency and Varicose Veins

Deep Vein Thrombosis

Heart Failure

Hypertension

Lymphedema

Murmurs

Palpitations

Peripheral Arterial Disease

Superficial Thrombophlebitis

Syncope

13. Gastrointestinal Guidelines

Cheryl A. Glass

Abdominal Pain

Appendicitis

Celiac Disease

Cholecystitis

Colorectal Cancer Screening

Constipation

Crohn’s Disease

Cyclosporiasis

Diarrhea

Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis

Elevated Liver Enzymes

Fecal Incontinence

Gastroenteritis, Bacterial and Viral

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Giardiasis Intestinalis

Hemorrhoids

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis C

Hernias, Abdominal

Hernias, Pelvic

Hiatal Hernia

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Jaundice

Malabsorption

Nausea and Vomiting

Peptic Ulcer Disease

Post–Bariatric Surgery Management

Ulcerative Colitis

14. Genitourinary Guidelines

Angelito Tacderas, Cheryl A. Glass, and Debbie Croley

Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy

Chronic Kidney Disease

Epididymitis

Erectile Dysfunction

Hematuria

Interstitial Cystitis

Nocturia

Prostatitis

Proteinuria

Pyelonephritis

Renal Calculi, or Kidney Stones (Nephrolithiasis)

Testicular Torsion

Urinary Incontinence

Urinary Retention

Urinary Tract Infection (Acute Cystitis)

Varicocele

15. Obstetrics Guidelines

Jill C. Cash and Susan Drummond

Antepartum

Preconception Counseling: Identifying Patients at Risk

Routine Prenatal Care

Anemia, Iron Deficiency

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

Preeclampsia

Preterm Labor (PTL)

Pyelonephritis in Pregnancy

Vaginal Bleeding: First Trimester

Vaginal Bleeding: Second and Third Trimester

Postpartum

Breast Engorgement

Endometritis

Mastitis

Postpartum Depression

Secondary Postpartum Hemorrhage

Six Weeks Postpartum Exam

Wound Infection

16. Gynecologic Guidelines

Anne Moore, Rhonda Arthur, Amy Hull, Brooke Faught, and Cheryl A. Glass

Amenorrhea

Atrophic Vaginitis

Bacterial Vaginosis (Gardnerella)

Bartholin Cyst or Abscess

Breast Pain

Cervicitis

Contraception

Dysmenorrhea

Dyspareunia

Emergency Contraception

Endometriosis

Infertility

Menopause

Pap Smear Interpretation

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Premenstrual Syndrome

Sexual Health Issues in the Aging Population

Sexuality and Chronic Health Conditions

Sexuality and End of Life

Sexuality and Physical Disabilities

Vulvovaginal Candidiasis

17. Sexually Transmitted Infections Guidelines

Jill C. Cash and Moya Cook

Chlamydia

Gonorrhea

Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2

Human Papillomavirus

Syphilis

Trichomoniasis

18. Infectious Disease Guidelines

Cheryl A. Glass and Debbie Croley

Cytomegalovirus

Encephalitis

Lyme Disease

Meningitis

Mononucleosis (Epstein-Barr)

Rheumatic Fever

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Toxoplasmosis

Varicella (Chickenpox)

West Nile Virus

19. Systemic Disorders Guidelines

Julie Adkins, Jill C. Cash, Beverly R. Byram, and Cheryl A. Glass

Anemia

Iron-Deficiency Anemia (Microcytic, Hypochromic)

Pernicious Anemia (Megaloblastic Anemia)

Cancer Management

Chronic Fatigue

Fevers of Unknown Origin

HIV

Idiopathic (Autoimmune) Thrombocytopenic Purpura

Lymphadenopathy

20. Musculoskeletal Guidelines

Julie Adkins and Jill C. Cash

Aging Knee/Knee Pain

Bunion

Degenerative Disk Disease (Neck/Lumbar)

Hammer Toe

Morton’s Neuroma

Neck and Upper Back Disorders

Plantar Fasciitis and Bone Spurs

Sciatica

Shoulder Pain

Spinal Stenosis

Sprains: Ankle and Knee

21. Rheumatological Guidelines

Jill C. Cash

Fibromyalgia

Gout

Osteoarthritis

Osteoporosis/Kyphosis/Fracture

Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Raynaud’s Syndrome

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Temporal Arteritis/Giant Cell Arteritis

Vitamin D Deficiency

22. Neurologic Guidelines

Jill C. Cash, Julie Adkins, Karen M. Kress, Cheryl A. Glass, and Kimberly D. Waltrip

Alzheimer’s Disease

Bell’s Palsy

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Guillain–Barré Syndrome

Headache

Migraine Headache

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Multiple Sclerosis

Myasthenia Gravis

Neurocognitive Disorders (Dementia)

Parkinson’s Disease

Seizures

Stroke

Transient Ischemic Attack

Trigeminal Neuralgia

Vertigo

23. Endocrine Guidelines

Julie Adkins, Jill C. Cash, Mellisa Hall, Cheryl A. Glass, and Angelito Tacderas

Addison’s Disease

Cushing’s Syndrome

Diabetes Mellitus

Galactorrhea

Gynecomastia

Hypogonadism

Metabolic Syndrome/Insulin Resistance Syndrome

Obesity

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Thyroid Disease

Hyperthyroidism

Hypothyroidism

Thyrotoxicosis/Thyroid Storm

24. Psychiatric Guidelines

Karen M. Kress, Jill C. Cash, and Cheryl A. Glass

Anxiety

Depression

Failure to Thrive

Grief

Intimate Partner Violence

Sleep Disorders

Substance Use Disorders

Suicide

Violence Against the Older Adult

SECTION II. PROCEDURES

Cheryl A. Glass, Rhonda Arthur, Amy Hull, Jill C. Cash, and Julie Adkins

Bimanual Examination: Cervical Evaluation During Pregnancy

Canalith Repositioning (Epley) Procedure for Vertigo

Clock-Draw Test

Cystometry

Establishing the Estimated Date of Delivery

Evaluation of Sprains

Hernia Reduction (Inguinal/Groin)

Inserting an Oral Airway

Intrauterine Device (IUD) Insertion

Neurologic Examination

Nonstress Test (NST)

Pap Smear and Maturation Index Procedures

Pessary Insertion and Management

Prostatic Massage Technique: 2-Glass Test

Rectal Prolapse Reduction

Removal of a Foreign Body From the Nose

Removal of a Tick

Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA)/Podophyllin Therapy

Wet Mount/Cervical Cultures

SECTION III. PATIENT TEACHING GUIDES

Patient Teaching Guides for Chapter 3: Adult-Geriatric Assessments

Safety Issues: Fall Prevention

Safety Issues: Medication Safety

Patient Teaching Guides for Chapter 5: Pain Management

Back Stretches

Chronic Pain

Patient Teaching Guides for Chapter 6: Dermatology Conditions

Acne Rosacea

Acne Vulgaris

Dermatitis

Eczema

Erythema Multiforme

Folliculitis

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

Insect Bites and Stings

Lice (Pediculosis)

Lichen Planus

Pityriasis Rosea

Psoriasis

Ringworm (Tinea)

Scabies

Seborrheic Dermatitis

Skin Care Assessment

Tinea Versicolor

Warts

Wound Care: Lower Extremity Ulcers

Wound Care: Pressure Ulcers

Wounds of the Skin

Xerosis (Winter Itch)

Patient Teaching Guides for Chapter 7: Eye Disorders

Conjunctivitis

How to Administer Eye Medications

Patient Teaching Guides for Chapter 8: Ear Disorders

Cerumen Impaction (Earwax)

Otitis Externa

Otitis Media With Effusion

Tinnitus

Patient Teaching Guides for Chapter 9: Nasal Disorders

Allergic Rhinitis

Nosebleeds

Sinusitis

Patient Teaching Guides for Chapter 10: Throat and Mouth Disorders

Aphthous Stomatitis

Pharyngitis

Thrush

Patient Teaching Guides for Chapter 11: Respiratory Disorders

Asthma

Asthma Action Plan and Peak Flow Monitoring

How to Use a Metered-Dose Inhaler

Bacterial Pneumonia

Bronchitis, Acute

Bronchitis, Chronic

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Common Cold

Cough

Emphysema

Influenza (Flu)

Nicotine Dependence

Pneumonia, Viral

Sleep Apnea

Patient Teaching Guides for Chapter 12: Cardiovascular Disorders

Atherosclerosis and Hyperlipidemia

Atrial Fibrillation

Chronic Venous Insufficiency

Deep Vein Thrombosis

Lymphedema

Peripheral Arterial Disease

Superficial Thrombophlebitis

Varicose Veins

Patient Teaching Guides for Chapter 13: Gastrointestinal Disorders

Abdominal Pain

Crohn’s Disease

Diarrhea

Fecal Incontinence

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Hemorrhoids

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Jaundice and Hepatitis

Lactose Intolerance and Malabsorption

Management of Ulcers

Tips to Relieve Constipation

Patient Teaching Guides for Chapter 14: Genitourinary Disorders

Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH)

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

Epididymitis

Nocturia

Prostatitis

Testicular Self-Examination

Urinary Incontinence: Women

Urinary Retention

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

Patient Teaching Guides for Chapter 15: Obstetrics

Antepartum

First-Trimester Vaginal Bleeding

Gestational Diabetes

Insulin Therapy During Pregnancy

Iron-Deficiency Anemia (Pregnancy)

Preterm Labor

Urinary Tract Infection During Pregnancy: Pyelonephritis

Vaginal Bleeding: Second and Third Trimester

Postpartum

Breast Engorgement and Sore Nipples

Endometritis

Mastitis

Wound Infection: Episiotomy and Cesarean Section

Patient Teaching Guides for Chapter 16: Gynecology

Amenorrhea

Atrophic Vaginitis

Bacterial Vaginosis

Basal Body Temperature Measurement

Cervicitis

Contraception: How to Take Birth Control Pills (for a 28-Day Cycle)

Dysmenorrhea (Painful Menstrual Cramps or Periods)

Dyspareunia (Pain With Intercourse)

Emergency Contraception

Fibrocystic Breast Changes and Breast Pain

Instructions for Postcoital Testing

Menopause

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Premenstrual Syndrome

Vaginal Yeast Infection

Patient Teaching Guides for Chapter 17: Sexually Transmitted Infections

Chlamydia

Gonorrhea

Herpes Simplex Virus

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

Syphilis

Trichomoniasis

Patient Teaching Guides for Chapter 18: Infectious Diseases

Lyme Disease and Removal of a Tick

Mononucleosis

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Removal of a Tick

Toxoplasmosis

Patient Teaching Guides for Chapter 19: Systemic Disorders

Iron-Deficiency Anemia

Pernicious Anemia

Reference Resources for Patients With HIV/AIDS

Patient Teaching Guides for Chapter 20: Musculoskeletal Disorders

Ankle Exercises

Knee Exercises

Neck Exercises

RICE Therapy and Exercise Therapy

Patient Teaching Guides for Chapter 21: Rheumatology

Fibromyalgia

Gout

Osteoarthritis

Osteoporosis

Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Systemic Lupus Erythematous (SLE)

Patient Teaching Guides for Chapter 22: Neurologic Disorders

Bell’s Palsy

Dementia

Managing Your Parkinson’s Disease

Migraine Headaches

Mild Head Injury

Myasthenia Gravis

Transient Ischemic Attack

Trigeminal Neuralgia

Patient Teaching Guides for Chapter 23: Endocrine Disorders

Addison’s Disease

Cushing’s Syndrome

Diabetes

Patient Teaching Guides for Chapter 24: Psychiatric Disorders

Alcohol and Drug Dependence

Coping Strategies for Teens and Adults With ADHD

Grief

Sleep Disorders/Insomnia

APPENDICES

Appendix A. Normal Laboratory Values

Cheryl A. Glass

Appe...