A Case Based Approach
Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner: A Case-Based Approach Studying for AGACNP/DNP certification, or looking to strengthen your adult-gerontology acute care skills? Grab the know-how, support, and practical guidance you need, with Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. This clearly written, evidenced-based guide offers best practices for providing patient- and family-centered care for young adults, older adults, and elderly patients facing complex acute and/or chronic health conditions. From foundational advanced practice knowledge and skills to informed clinical judgment, this is an indispensable reference for preparing for AGACNP/DNP certification, and a clinical road map for all adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioners. Upgrade your acute care nursing knowledge and clinical skills, with: - Highly rated, student-approved case-based learning approach demonstrates concepts, skills, and patient-based care via real-life care scenarios - Nursing experts' views on history and professional issues, including: - A brief history of the acute care nurse practitioner role, skills, and impact on patient outcomes - Acute care nurse practitioner as leader, innovator, and nursing systems change agent - Acute care nurse practitioner role across the continuum of care - quality indicators and healthcare payment models - Demonstration of evidence-based foundational skills - Patient- and family-centered care during diagnosis and choosing treatment options - steps for effective communication, responding to emotion, supporting shared decision-making, family engagement, aiding physical comfort and emotional support, learning cultural sensitivity - Choosing and interpreting diagnostic tests - Hospital care and preventing complications - Building a strong basis for sound clinical judgment - Psychosocial health - diagnosis and management - Management of body systems and functions, including handling emergencies and immediate interventions - hematologic; endocrine; dermatological; ophthalmological; ear, nose and throat; neurological; musculoskeletal; cardiovascular; respiratory; gastrointestinal; and oncologic management - Care of the trauma patient - Disaster planning and management - Chapter features include: - Clinical Pearls - Expand on important concepts - Key Points - Highlight key characteristics of family- and patient-centered care in different clinical situations - Tables - Demonstrate clinical steps and procedures, condition risk factors, treatment phases, and more - Case Studies - Illustrate actual patient care scenarios and optimal clinical decision-making - End-of-Chapter Review Questions - Multiple choice questions support learning and retention About the Clinical Editors Paula McCauley, DNP, ACNP-BC, CMC, CSC, FAANP, is an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner of Cardiology/Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, Connecticut, and Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Nursing in Storrs, Connecticut. She is the former Adult Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Track Director. Angela Starkweather, PhD, ACNP-BC, CNRN, FAAN, FAANP, is Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Connecticut School of Nursing in Storrs, Connecticut.