Fast Facts about the Gynecologic Exam for Nurse PractitionersOur recently published Fast Facts About the Gynecologic Exam for Nurse Practitioners is a valuable resource for both novice and experienced clinicians who want a practical guide designed in an easy-to-follow format with helpful figures to illustrate procedures being discussed. Whether you’re the busy clinician looking to refine your skills, or a student just learning how to perform a gynecologic exam, you’ll be grateful for this reference.

It represents the coauthors’, Mimi Secor and Heidi C. Fantasia, more than four decades of combined clinical experience in women’s health and teaching nurse practitioners and other advanced practice clinicians how to perform gynecologic examinations. Tapping into their vast combined clinical experiences, they’ve included many practical suggestions both in the body of the text and in the “Fast Facts in a Nutshell” sections of each chapter.

Our own Joellen W. Hawkins, author of Guidelines for Nurse Practitioners in Gynecologic Settings, 10th Edition states in the foreword:

“…this book is a gold mine for clinicians committed to delivering the best possible care to women who present with a wide range of characteristics and challenges. Equally so, it should become a must-have book for novice clinicians as they struggle to make it through their first solo gynecologic examination, and move on to mastering the art of caregiving as well as the science of providing the best possible individualized care for each woman across the life span.”

-From the Foreword, Joellen W. Hawkins, RN, WHNP-BC, PhD,  Professor Emeritus, Boston College, William F. Connell School of Nursing,  Writer-in-Residence, Simmons College School of Nursing and Health Sciences

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