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Pediatric 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, Kathleen Jordan DNP, MS, RN, FNP-BC, ENP-BC, SANE-P


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"I very much like how quick and easy it is to access the salient points of care and what not to miss. Perfect for everyday use in any emergency department!"-Ken Stackhouse, MBA, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, ENP-BC

"The pocket NP guide is an easy to use clinical companion guiding the assessment diagnosis and treatment of common presentations to the emergency setting. I personally use this resource in my clinical practice and also recommend it to all of my students. I highly recommend the pocket NP guide for any practitioners working or thinking of working in the emergency setting."-Theresa Campo DNP, FNP-C, ENP-BC, FAANP

Fast-track medical settings call for, at-your-fingertips‚ information. Here is an easy-to-use, quick-reference guide for nurse practitioners and otherhealth care providers in emergency, medical, screening, fast track, and/or primary care settings with pediatric patients. In a concise, optimally organizedformat that includes current, evidence-based guidelines, the resource delivers a wealth of information for assessment and management of the most commonlyencountered 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 physicalexamination and essential medical decision-making considerations. The material is organized in a true rapid-access format, with salient informationpresented for maximum efficiency and speed of retrieval. A variety of templates for dictation/documentation are provided to assist the clinician with thedevelopment of a concise and logical patient record. These templates can be mixed and matched as needed and, using a specific template for focused patientproblems (e.g., foreign body ingestion), will facilitate assessment fine tuning. Also included are frequently used illustrations for anatomical records aswell as templates to assist in identification of normal and abnormal presentations. Additional helpful features include ‚Tips and Miss‚ boxes withbullet 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 Miss boxes with bullet points of critical information

Product Details 

  • Publication Date January 20, 2016
  • Page Count 164
  • Product Form Spiral bound
  • ISBN 13 9780826134110
  • EISBN 9780826134127

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


Kathleen Sanders Jordan, DNP, MS, RN, FNP-BC, ENP-BC, SANE-P

, is currently a clinical assistant professor in the Graduate School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, North Carolina, teaching the pediatric didactic and clinical sections in the family nurse practitioner program. Dr Jordan also teaches in the DNP program. She is also employed as an emergency nurse practitioner (ENP-BC) and as a NP with Mid-Atlantic Emergency Medicine Associates in Charlotte. Dr. Jordan has been an advanced practice nurse in emergency care for over 30 years and is an examiner for the North Carolina Child Medical Evaluation Program. She is also a column editor for the

Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal

. She has published numerous articles and book chapters, and has served as the lead editor for the

Core Curriculum for Emergency Nursing


Table of Contents 



NP Survival Information


Dictation/Documentation Guidelines

Medical Template

Trauma Template

Review of Systems

Billing Considerations


Neonatal Jaundice

Skin Rashes/Lesions




Head Injury


Eye Pain



Foreign Bodies: Ear/Nose


Facial Injury


Sore Throat

Dental/Intraoral Pain


Neck/Cervical Pain/Injury



Chest Pain

Congenital Heart Disease


Abdominal Pain

Vomiting and Diarrhea

Foreign-Body Ingestion


Genitourinary Pain

Vaginal Discharge

First Trimester Bleeding


Back Pain

Upper Extremities

Shoulder Pain

Elbow Pain

Wrist Pain

Hand Pain

Lower Extremities

Hip/Pelvic Pain

Knee Pain

Ankle Pain

Foot Pain

Child With Limp

Salter Harris Growth Plate Fractures



Cutaneous Abscess/Cellulitis







Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Sickle Cell Disease

Hematologic/Oncologic Disorders

Toxicologic Disorders