Practice Considerations for
Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners

UNIT 1 - NEUOLOGICAL DISORDERS
  • Cerebrovascular Accidents: Brain Attack
  • Structural Abnormalities
  • Peripheral Neuropathies
  • Neurologic Trauma
  • Central Nervous System Disorders
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Dementia
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Multiple Sclerosis

UNIT 2 - CARDIOCASCULAR DISORDERS
  • Cardiovascular Assessment
  • Hypertension
  • Coronary Artery Disease and Hyperlipidemia
  • Angina and Myocardial Infarction
  • Adjunt Equipment/Devices
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Inflammatory Cardiac Diseases
  • Heart Failure
  • Valvular Disease
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Ectopy and Arrhythmia Emergencies

UNIT 3 - PULMONARY DISORDERS
  • Diagnostic Concepts of Oxygenation and Ventilation
  • Measures of Oxygenation and Ventilation
  • The Chest X-Ray
  • Differential Diagnosis of Pulmonary Disorders
  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Obstructive (Ventilatory) Lung Diseases
  • Restrictive (Inflammatory) Lung Diseases and Congestive Heart Failure
  • Pathophysiologically Derived Therapy Respitatory Disfunction
  • Pulmonary Hypertension and Pulmonary Vascular Disorders
  • Chest Wall and Secondary Pleural Disorders
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Pneumothorax
  • Lower Respiratory Tract Pathogens
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Oxygen Supplementation
  • Mechanical Ventilatory Support

UNIT 4 - GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERS
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease
  • Liver Disease
  • Biliary Dysfunction
  • Inflammatory Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Anatomic Intestinal Disorders Gastrointestinal Bleeding

UNIT 5 - GENITOURINARY DISORDERS
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Renal Insufficiency and Failure
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
  • Renal Artery Stenosis
  • Nephrolithiasis

UNIT 6 - ENDOCRINE DISORDERS
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Diabetic Emergencies
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Primary Adrenocortical Insufficiency (Addison's Disease) and Adrenal Crisis
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone
  • Diabetes Insipidus

UNIT 7 - MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS
  • Arthritis
  • Subluxations and Dislocations
  • Soft Tissue Injury
  • Fractures
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Back Pain Syndromes

UNIT 8 - HEMATOLOGIC DISORDERS
  • Anemias
  • Sickle Cell Disease/Crisis
  • Coagulopathies

UNIT 9 - ONCOLOGIC DISORDERS
  • Leukemias
  • Lymphoma
  • Other Common Cancers

UNIT 10 - IMMUNLOGIC DISORDERS
  • HIV/AIDS and Opportunistic Infections
  • Autoimmune Diseases

UNIT 11 - MISCELLANEOUS HEALTH PROBLEMS
  • Integumentary Disorders
  • Diseases/ Infections
  • Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
  • Headache

UNIT 12 - PROBLEMS IN ACUTE CARE
  • Fever
  • Pain
  • Psychosocial Problems in Acute Care
  • Management of the Patient in Shock
  • Nutritional Considerations
  • Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Imbalances
  • Poisoning and Drug Toxicities
  • Wound Management
  • Infections
  • Trauma Considerations
  • Solid Organ Transplantation
  • Burns
  • Hospital Admission Considerations
  • Managing the Surgical Patient

UNIT 13 - HEALTH PROMOTION
  • Guidelines for Health Promotion and Screening
  • Major Causes of Mortality in the United States
  • Immunization Recommendation