Geriatric Emergent/Urgent and Ambulatory Care

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Geriatric 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, Renee Holleran PhD, FNP-BC, CEN, CCRN, FAEN


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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 family 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 Pocket NP 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 rapidaccess format, with salient information presented 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 (e.g., knee pain), 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 "Tips" and "Don’t Miss" boxes with bullet points of critical information, a rapid "review of systems," billing information, and a dedicated page for NP "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 "Tips" and "Don’t Miss" boxes with bullet points of critical information

Product Details 

  • Publication Date January 20, 2016
  • Page Count 160
  • Product Form Spiral bound
  • ISBN 13 9780826134158
  • EISBN 9780826134165

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


Renee Holleran, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CEN, CCRN Emeritus, FAEN,

has practiced for over 30 years in emergency care. Dr. Holleran practiced at the Alta View Senior Clinic and now practices at the Hope Free Clinic in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr. Holleran is the former editor of the

Journal of Emergency Nursing

and currently serves on the board of directors of the

Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal

. She is the past recipient of the AJN Book Award in prehospital nursing.

Table of Contents 



NP Survival Information


Dictation/Documentation Guidelines

Medical Template

Trauma Template

Review of Systems

Fall Assessment

Geriatric Depression Scale

Medications to Be Avoided

Billing Considerations


Skin Rashes/Lesions




Altered Mental Status

Activities of Daily Living

Mental Status Exam

Head Injury


Eye Pain




Nasal Pain

Facial Pain

Facial Injury



Dental/Intraoral Pain


Cervical Injury



Chest Pain

Pulmonary Embolus


Abdominal Pain/Injury


Genitourinary Problems

Use of Urinary Catheter

Incontinence: Bowel or Bladder


Low Back Pain

Upper Extremities

Upper Extremity (Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist Pain/Injury)

Hand Pain/Injury

Lower Extremities

Hip/Pelvic Injury

Knee Pain

Deep Vein Thrombosis

Foot/Ankle Pain







Hypertensive Urgency/Emergency

Diabetes: Hyperglycemic Emergencies


Hyperthyroidism (Thyrotoxicosis)



End-of-Life Care

Disposition/Transition of Care