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Family Emergent/Urgent and Ambulatory Care

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The Pocket NP

Author: Sheila Sanning Shea MSN, RN, Karen Sue Hoyt PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CEN, FAEN, FAAN


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Fast-track medical settings call for "at-your-fingertips" information. Here is an easy to use, quick-reference guide for nurse practitioners and other health care providers in emergency, medical, screening, fast track and/or primary care settings with adult patients. In a concise, optimally organized format that includes current, evidence-based guidelines, the resource delivers a wealth of information for assessment and management of the most commonly encountered problems in these settings.

Concise yet packed with crucial knowledge, The Guide is arranged in a logical head-to-toe format that includes the history and physical examination and essential medical decision-making considerations. The material is organized in a true rapid-access format, with salient information presented all on one page for maximum efficiency and speed of retrieval. A variety of templates for dictation/documentation are provided to assist the clinician with the development of a concise and logical patient record. These templates can be mixed and matched as needed and, using a specific template for focused patient problems (i.e. knee injury), will facilitate assessment fine-tuning. Also included are frequently used illustrations for anatomical records as well as templates to assist in identification of normal and abnormal presentations. Additional helpful features include "Don’t Miss" boxes with bullet points of critical information, a rapid "review of systems," billing information, and a dedicated page for NP/PA "Survival Information" and notes.

Key Features:

  • Provides ultra-quick access to patient treatment information
  • Offers easy-to-use framework for quickly locating critical information
  • Presents templates for identifying normal and abnormal presentations
  • Contains a rapid "review of systems"
  • Delivers content in head-to-toe format
  • Includes "Don’t Miss" boxes with bullet points of critical information

Product Details 

  • Publication Date January 20, 2016
  • Page Count 126
  • Product Form Spiral bound
  • ISBN 13 9780826134134
  • EISBN 9780826134141

About The Author(s) 

Sheila Sanning Shea, MSN, RN, ANP, CEN,

is an emergency nurse practitioner (ENP) with over 30 years of clinical experience. She works in the Department of Emergency Medicine at St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach, California. Ms. Shea established an emergency clinical fellowship for nurse practitioners and physician assistants that includes both didactic and clinical experiences. Ms. Shea is widely published and is an author and reviewer for the

Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal

, and was a contributing author to the

Emergency Nurses Core Curriculum


Certified Emergency Nurse Review

. Ms. Shea has taught NPs locally and nationally on a variety of emergent and urgent care topics.

Karen “Sue” Hoyt, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CEN, FAEN, FAANP, FAAN,

is an emergency nurse practitioner (ENP) and works at St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach, California. She is currently a clinical professor for the NP/DNP Programs at the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science at the University of San Diego. Dr. Hoyt has several peer-reviewed books and publications on clinical practice, research, and management/leadership topics. In 2006, she established the first

Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal

. She conceptualized and has implemented a 2-day course for training ENPs and a train-the-trainer course for NP faculty. She has taught minor procedures workshops for NPs/PAs across the country. As a consultant and educator, she has also written ENP continuing education programs. Dr. Hoyt spearheaded

The Delphi Study on Competencies for NPs in Emergency Care


Table of Contents 



NP Survival Information


Dictation/Documentation Guidelines

Adult Medical Template

Adult Trauma Template

Pediatric Medical Template

Pediatric Trauma Template

Review of Systems

Billing Considerations


Skin Rashes/Lesions




Altered Mental Status

Head Injury


Eye Pain




Nasal Injury


Facial Pain

Facial Injury


Sore Throat

Dental/Intraoral Pain


Cervical Injury



Chest Pain

Pulmonary Embolus


Abdominal Pain


First Trimester Bleeding

Genitourinary Pain

Testicular Pain


Low Back Pain

Upper Extremities

Shoulder Pain

Elbow Pain

Wrist Pain

Hand Pain

Lower Extremities

Hip Pain

Knee Pain

Leg Anatomy

Deep Vein Thrombosis

Ankle Pain

Foot Pain

Child With Limp

Salter Harris Growth Plate Fractures


Lacerations/Puncture Wounds



Editorial Review(s) 

"Day 3 of my new job and I performed my first I&D on a real human! Your pocket NP book was such a good resource for this procedure and documentation. I carry it with me all the time and am always referring back to it…. It has been a little overwhelming, but getting more confident as the days go by. I still hear your voice in the back of my head continually guiding me in my practice.. I just wanted to … share my excitement over my I&D."

-- Emily Middleton, DNP, FNP-C