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Practice Considerations for Adult-Gerontology
Acute Care Nurse Practitioners

(3rd Edition) eBook

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Digital eBook 2021!

Digital eBook 2021!



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Features of the New eBook Edition:

89 chapters/1,500+ pages

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The latest evidence-based practice guidelines

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Practice Considerations for Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners (3rd edition) is a comprehensive textbook for all nurse practitioners and advanced practice nurses working in acute care. Organized in both a systems and specialty-topics approach, the text features over 360 of the most common conditions experienced by adult patients in acute care practice.

Using a reader-friendly outline format, coverage of each condition includes defining terms, incidence/predisposing factors, subjective and physical examination findings, diagnostic tests, and the latest evidence-based management guidelines and strategies. This text is a go-to resource for everyday practice, as well as for those preparing for national certification or re-certification.

Although many practitioners may be highly specialized, this text is designed as an invaluable tool for the entire scope of acute care including those practicing as intensivists, hospitalists, in critical care, internal medicine, or emergency department settings.

Ch. 1 – Cerebrovascular Accidents: Brain Attack
Ch. 2 – Structural Abnormalities
Ch. 3 – Peripheral Neuropathies
Ch. 4 – Neurologic Trauma
Ch. 5 – Central Nervous System Disorders
Ch. 6 – Seizure Disorders
Ch. 7 – Dementia
Ch. 8 – Multiple Sclerosis
Ch. 9 – Parkinson’s Disease
Ch. 10 – Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Ch. 11 – Cardiovascular Assessment
Ch. 12 – Hypertension
Ch. 13 – Coronary Artery Disease and Hyperlipidemia
Ch. 14 – Angina and Acute Myocardial Infarction
Ch. 15 – Adjunctive Therapies
Ch. 16 – Peripheral Vascular Disease
Ch. 17 – Inflammatory Cardiac Diseases
Ch. 18 – Heart Failure
Ch. 19 – Valvular Disease
Ch. 20 – Cardiomyopathy
Ch. 21 – Arrhythmias
Ch. 22 – Diagnostic Concepts of Oxygenation and Ventilation
Ch. 23 – Measures of Oxygenation and Ventilation
Ch. 24 – The Chest X-ray
Ch. 25 – Pulmonary Function Testing
Ch. 26 – Obstructive (Ventilatory) Lung Diseases
Ch. 27 – Restrictive (Inflammatory) Lung Diseases and Congestive Heart Failure/Pulmonary Edema
Ch. 28 – Pulmonary Hypertension and Pulmonary Vascular Disorders
Ch. 29 – Chest Wall and Secondary Pleural Disorders
Ch. 30 – Respiratory Failure
Ch. 31 – Pneumothorax
Ch. 32 – Lower Respiratory Tract Infections
Ch. 33 – Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Ch. 34 – Oxygen Supplementation
Ch. 35 – Mechanical Ventilatory Support
Ch. 36 – Peptic Ulcer Disease and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Ch. 37 – Liver Disease
Ch. 38 – Biliary Dysfunction
Ch. 39 – Inflammatory Gastrointestinal Disorders
Ch. 40 – Anatomic Intestinal Disorders
Ch. 41 – Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Ch. 42 – Urinary Tract Infections
Ch. 43 – Acute Kidney Injury and Chronic Kidney Disease
Ch. 44 – Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Ch. 45 – Renal Artery Stenosis
Ch. 46 – Nephrolithiasis
Ch. 47 – Diabetes Mellitus
Ch. 48 – Diabetes-Related Emergencies
Ch. 50 – Cushing Syndrome
Ch. 51 – Primary Adrenocortical Insufficiency (Addison’s Disease) & Adrenal Crisis
Ch. 52 – Pheochromocytoma
Ch. 53 – Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone
Ch. 54 – Diabetes Insipidus
Ch. 55 – Arthritis
Ch. 56 – Subluxations and Dislocations
Ch. 57 – Soft Tissue Injury
Ch. 58 – Fractures
Ch. 59 – Compartment Syndrome
Ch. 60 – Back Pain Syndromes
Ch. 61 – Anemias
Ch. 62 – Sickle Cell Disease Crisis
Ch. 63 – Coagulopathies
Ch. 64 – Leukemias
Ch. 65 – Lymphoma
Ch. 66 – Other Common Cancers
Ch. 67 – HIV Infection, AIDS, and Opportunistic Infections Among Adults
Ch. 68 – Autoimmune Diseases
Ch. 69 – Integumentary Disorders
Ch. 70 – Ectopic Pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Infections
Ch. 71 – Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
Ch. 72 – Headache
Ch. 73 – Fever
Ch. 74 – Pain
Ch. 75 – Psychosocial Problems in Acute Care
Ch. 76 – Management of the Patient in Shock
Ch. 77 – Nutritional Considerations
Ch. 78 – Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Imbalances
Ch. 79 – Poisoning and Drug Toxicities
Ch. 80 – Wound Management
Ch. 81 – Other Infections
Ch. 82 – Chest, Abdominal, and Eye Trauma: Trauma Considerations
Ch. 83 – Solid Organ Transplantation
Ch. 84 – Burns
Ch. 85 – Hospital Admission Considerations
Ch. 86 – Managing the Surgical Patient
Ch. 87 – Guidelines for Health Promotion and Screening
Ch. 88 – Major Causes of Mortality in the United States
Ch. 89 – Immunization

Dr. Thomas W. Barkley, Jr. has been instrumental in providing national and international nurse practitioner continuing education. He is the President of Barkley & Associates, Inc. and Professor Emeritus of the Patricia A. Chin School of Nursing at California State University, Los Angeles. During his 26 years in academe, Dr. Barkley held numerous leadership positions: Coordinator of the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program, Director of Nurse Practitioner Programs, Director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program, and Director of Graduate Programs.

Dr. Barkley received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Alabama, a Master’s degree in Critical Care Nursing from the University of Virginia, and his Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing degree with a specialty in nursing education and nursing education administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He completed his post-Master’s certificate dual preparation as an adult primary and acute care nurse practitioner from the University of South Alabama.

Dr. Barkley has published over 100 refereed works related to acute care nursing practice, nursing education, and multicultural HIV/AIDS prevention, including articles and book chapters. He is the primary editor of Practice Considerations for Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners (3rd ed.), and the editor of three additional nurse practitioner specialty texts.

In 2002, he established Barkley & Associates, Inc., which provides the nation’s foremost continuing education expertise for family, adult-gerontology primary care, pediatric, adult-gerontology acute care, psychiatric/mental health, and women’s health nurse practitioners. As a dynamic and engaging speaker, he has provided hundreds of continuing education courses in the United States and abroad to thousands of nurse practitioners since 1998.

Over the years, Dr. Barkley has received numerous honors. In 2011, he was inducted as a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and in 2019, he was inducted into the Alabama Nursing Hall of Fame. In 2021, Dr. Barkley was named a University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing Visionary Leader recipient.

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Due to the very high demand to have a textbook available in digital format for ease of access in any location, this is an electronic book (eBook) and not a physical book.

This eBook is read digitally on your computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Whether you are at home, in class, or at the hospital/medical center, an internet connection is all that is required.

Navigate by chapter, build your own bookmarks, and pick back up where you left off each time.

Upon purchase, you will receive a simple email with a link to access your eBook online. A physical book is not available for the 3rd Edition.

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