Guidelines for Nurse Practitioners in Gynecologic Settings, Tenth Edition

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Guidelines for Nurse Practitioners in Gynecologic Settings, Tenth Edition

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Author: Joellen W. Hawkins RN, PhD, WHNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP, Diane M. Roberto-Nichols BS, APRN-C, J. Lynn Stanley-Haney MA, APRN-C


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"This textbook provides the busy clinician with a 'one stop' comprehensive guide to women's health that includes essential components of the history, diagnostic workup, treatment, and management guidelines for most common health issues and problems specific to providing gynecologic care to women. Clinicians will welcome the updated clinical content and additional resources and educational recommendations."

From the Forward by R. Mimi Secor, MS, MEd, FNP-BC, FAANP
Family Nurse Practitioner/Consultant, Specializing in Women's Health
National NP Radio Host for ReachMD "Partners in Practice"

This landmark 10th edition of a highly respected classic and best-selling reference provides current guidelines for primary care management of common gynecological conditions across the age span. The fully revised new edition provides well-organized, concise, and easier-to-access evidence-based practice guidelines for use in community and ambulatory settings. It has been written by nurse practitioners with over 90 years of combined experience in women's health, and integrates the knowledge of noted experts for each topic.

This 10th edition offers new information for all guidelines and presents essential new guidelines for sexually transmitted diseases, family planning, medical abortion, breast cancer screening and other breast conditions, osteoporosis, menopause, incontinence, sexual dysfunction, complementary and alternative therapies, smoking cessation, abuse and violence screening, abuse screening for disabled women, and Pap, PCOS, and preconception care. The guide also contains an entirely new chapter on annual well woman visits, an enhanced mental health chapter detailing discontinuation of SSRIs/SNRIs, recent guidelines from the World Health Organization regarding contraception, and more. This book will be of value to graduate nursing programs, all nurse practitioners, and nurse midwives.

Key Features:

  • Reflects "best practice" standards of care empirically proven to improve patient outcomes by at least 28%
  • Provides quick and easy access to crucial clinical information through use of an intuitive alpha organization, a consistent format, and new spiral binding
  • Contains new "Well Woman Annual Visit" chapter
  • Patient education handouts are included in book AND are available in printable PDF format online
  • Contains completely new bibliographies reflecting the latest literature and evidence-based practice, and relevant websites

Product Details 

  • Publication Date September 23, 2011
  • Page Count 496
  • Product Form Spiral bound
  • ISBN 13 9780826129628
  • EISBN 9780826129635

Online Supplements 

Guidelines for Nurse Practitioners in Gynecologic Settings, Tenth Edition includes handouts, education forms, and information for patients. To download these supplementary materials, please click the links below:

Table of Contents 

Part I: General Guidelines for Women’s Health Care

Chapter 1 Well Woman Initial Annual Exam

Chapter 2 Safe Practice for Clinicians

Chapter 3 Complimentary Alternative Therapy (CAM)

Chapter 4 Smoking Cessation

Chapter 5 Weight Management

Chapter 6 Guidelines for Assessing Victims of Abuse and Violence

Part II: Guidelines for Contraception and Preconception Care

Chapter 7 Methods of Contraception and Family Planning

  • Barrier Methods

o Diaphragm

o FemCap

o Lea’s Shield

o Vaginal Contraceptive Sponge

  • Contraceptive Spermicides and Condoms
  • Emergency Contraception
  • Hormonal Contraception
  • Intrauterine Devices (IUDs)
  • Natural Family Planning
  • Sterilization

Chapter 8 Preconception Care

Part III: Guidelines for Managing Women’s Health Conditions

Chapter 9 Breast Conditions

  • Abnormal breast discharge
  • Breast mass

§ Breast Pain

Chapter 10 Cervical Aberrations

  • Cervicitis
  • Papanicolaou (PAP) Smear and Colposcopy

Chapter 11 Emotional and Mental Health Issues

Chapter 12 Genitourinary Tract Conditions

      • Interstitial Cystitis, Painful Bladder Syndrome
      • Urinary Tract Infection

Chapter 13 Infertility

Chapter 14 Loss of Integrity of Pelvic Floor Structures

Chapter 15 Medical Abortion

      • Post abortion care, medical and surgical
      • Post abortion care of complications

Chapter 16 Menstrual Disorders

      • Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding
  • Amenorrhea
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Endometrial Biopsy
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

Chapter 17 Miscellaneous Gynecological Conditions

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acute Pelvic Pain
  • Bartholins Cyst, Bartholinitis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain

· Dysesthetic Vulvadynia

  • Pediculosis
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • Pelvic Mass

§ Scabies

  • Uterine Leiomyomata

§ Vulvar Conditions

Chapter 18 Peri and Post Menopause

  • General Care: Menopause
  • Hormone therapy
  • Osteoporosis

Chapter 19 Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Chapter 20 Sexual Dysfunction

Chapter 21 Vaginal Conditions

      • Checklist for Vaginal Discharge Work-up
      • Checklist for Vaginal Discharge with Odor Workup
      • Candidiasis
  • Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Chancroid
  • Chlamydia Trachomatis Infection
        • Condylomata Acuminata (Genital Warts)
        • Genital Herpes
        • Gonorrhea
        • Granuloma Inguinale
        • Hepatitis
        • HIV/AIDS
        • Lymphogranuloma Venerum
        • Molluscum Contagiosum
        • Syphilis
        • Trichomoniasis


Appendix A: For your information: Patient Education

Appendix B: Informed Consent Forms

Appendix C.: Abuse Assessment Screen

Appendix D: Danger Assessment

Appendix E: HIV Risk

Appendix F: Women and Heart Disease

Appendix G: Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)

Appendix H: Constipation

Appendix I: Body Mass Index Table