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NOW AVAILABLE Essential Procedures for Emergency, Urgent, and Primary Care Settings, Second Edition

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Praise For the First Edition

"This is a necessary addition to the library of any healthcare provider performing common procedures in the emergency room, urgent care, or primary care setting…[It] has been extensively researched to provide the most up-to-date, evidence-based information. It will be a valuable asset for practitioners performing common procedures.

—Doody’s Medical Reviews,
Weighted Numerical Score: 100; 5 Stars

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Inside the Book

The second edition of this procedurally focused resource offers the necessary background information, illustrations, and step-by-step instructions for providing safe and efficient treatment. Take a closer look at the images new to the second edition, particularly in the area of sonography. Learn More About the Book


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Essential Procedures in Emergency, Urgent, and Primary Care Settings, Second Edition includes 19 videos that demonstrate procedures and provide additional notes. Preview some of the videos new to the second edition below. Learn More About the Book

Video 6.3: Ease of VAL

From Chapter 6: Advanced Airway Mangement, the simplicity of the video-assisted laryngoscopy (VAL) is demonstrated here.

Video 30.1: Horizontal and Vertical Eye Scanning

The basics of ocular ultrasound are shown here, as discussed further in Chapter 30.


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Preview this ground-breaking guide with downloadable chapters and the complete table of contents from Essential Procedures for Emergency, Urgent, and Primary Care Settings, Second Edition. The sample chapter download contains content from Chapter 6, "Advanced Airway Management", and Chapter 8, "Ultrasound-Guided Central Venous Access," and includes step-by-step illustrated guidance for performing procedures, actual sonographic footage, line drawings, tables to reinforce written content, and more.


About the Book

Essential Procedures for Emergency, Urgent, and Primary Care Settings, Second Edition

A Clinical Companion

Theresa M. Campo DNP, RN, FNP-C, ENP-BC, FAANP
Keith Lafferty MD

This is a concise, easy-to-use guide to executing 60 commonly performed clinical procedures, including sonography, in emergent, urgent, and ambulatory care settings. The procedures are consistently formatted, presented in detail, and organized into system-specific categories for easy access to information. The second edition is the only such resource to include two new chapters completely devoted to bedside ultrasound and how it is used as a tool to enhance the accuracy of numerous procedures. Grounded in fundamental sonography physics, these chapters provide readers with a clear foundational understanding of how to perform ultrasound with confidence. Additionally, eight chapters describe the use of ultrasound to increase the accuracy and efficiency of specific procedures such as locating a foreign body in the eye or soft body tissues, among other applications. The second edition also describes 13 new procedures and reflects the latest guidelines and evidence-based practice used for promotion of safely performed procedures.

December 2015 | 512 pp. | Paperback | 9780826171764 | $75.00

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About the Editors

Theresa M. Campo, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, ENP-BC, FAANP, received a doctor of nursing practice degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and a master’s of science in nursing degree from Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania. Theresa has over 23 years’ experience in emergency medicine as a registered professional nurse and advanced practice nurse. She is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as a family nurse practitioner and the American Nurses Credentialing Center as an emergency nurse practitioner.

Dr. Campo is the co-director of the Family Nurse Practitioner track and associate clinical professor for the College of Nursing and Health Professions at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She works clinically as an emergency nurse practitioner in the emergency department at Atlanticare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and is an adjunct professor at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Campo has lectured nationally and internationally, as well as authored articles in peer-reviewed scholarly journals and is on the editorial board for the Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal.


Keith A. Lafferty, MD, FAAEM, received his BA in biology cum laude from Holy Family University in 1989 and his MD from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1994. At the completion of his training, his colleagues bestowed him with the “Senior Resident Teaching” award. Following his residency in emergency medicine and a fellowship in critical care, he spent 6 years in full academics as a medical student director and a critical care director. Dr. Lafferty currently is the emergency medicine director of education and process improvement at Gulf Coast Medical Center, adjunct assistant professor of emergency medicine at Temple University, director of emergency medical service education, and board member of the Holy Family University Pre-Medical Committee.

As a physician, Dr. Lafferty specializes in emergency medicine and practices in both Philadelphia and Florida. As an author, he has written numerous chapters and manuscripts, mostly having to do with critical care procedures of emergency medicine, with an emphasis on the airway. He has presented many of his research papers at the local and national levels.

Dr. Lafferty has traveled to Haiti, participating in mission expeditions after the devastating earthquake, and continues to work and educate Haitian physicians. Those experiences are reminiscent of his own humble beginnings, growing up with his mother and sister in a Philadelphia housing project. Providing medical care for the most indigent and teaching evidence-based medicine are the essence of his dedication to excellence in medicine.