Practice Considerations for Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners 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 350 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, or hospitalists, or in critical care, internal medicine, or emergency department settings.
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A physical book is not available for the 3rd Edition.
Includes: 1,400+ Pages
Ch. 1 – Cerebrovascular Accidents: Brain AttackCh. 2 – Structural AbnormalitiesCh. 3 – Peripheral NeuropathiesCh. 4 – Neurologic TraumaCh. 5 – Central Nervous System DisordersCh. 6 – Seizure DisordersCh. 7 – DementiaCh. 8 – Multiple SclerosisCh. 9 – Parkinson’s DiseaseCh. 10 – Amyotrophic Lateral SclerosisCh. 11 – Cardiovascular AssessmentCh. 12 – HypertensionCh. 13 – Coronary Artery Disease and HyperlipidemiaCh. 14 – Angina and Acute Myocardial InfarctionCh. 15 – Adjunctive TherapiesCh. 16 – Peripheral Vascular DiseaseCh. 17 – Inflammatory Cardiac DiseasesCh. 18 – Heart FailureCh. 19 – Valvular DiseaseCh. 20 – CardiomyopathyCh. 21 – ArrhythmiasCh. 22 – Diagnostic Concepts of Oxygenation and VentilationCh. 23 – Measures of Oxygenation and VentilationCh. 24 – The Chest X-rayCh. 25 – Pulmonary Function TestingCh. 26 – Obstructive (Ventilatory) Lung DiseasesCh. 27 – Restrictive (Inflammatory) Lung Diseases and Congestive Heart Failure/Pulmonary EdemaCh. 28 – Pulmonary Hypertension and Pulmonary Vascular DisordersCh. 29 – Chest Wall and Secondary Pleural DisordersCh. 30 – Respiratory FailureCh. 31 – PneumothoraxCh. 32 – Lower Respiratory Tract InfectionsCh. 33 – Obstructive Sleep ApneaCh. 34 – Oxygen SupplementationCh. 35 – Mechanical Ventilatory SupportCh. 36 – Peptic Ulcer Disease and Gastroesophageal Reflux DiseaseCh. 37 – Liver DiseaseCh. 38 – Biliary DysfunctionCh. 39 – Inflammatory Gastrointestinal DisordersCh. 40 – Anatomic Intestinal DisordersCh. 41 – Gastrointestinal BleedingCh. 42 – Urinary Tract InfectionsCh. 43 – Acute Kidney Injury and Chronic Kidney DiseaseCh. 44 – Benign Prostatic HyperplasiaCh. 45 – Renal Artery StenosisCh. 46 – NephrolithiasisCh. 47 – Diabetes MellitusCh. 48 – Diabetes-Related EmergenciesCh. 50 – Cushing SyndromeCh. 51 – Primary Adrenocortical Insufficiency (Addison’s Disease) & Adrenal CrisisCh. 52 – PheochromocytomaCh. 53 – Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic HormoneCh. 54 – Diabetes InsipidusCh. 55 – ArthritisCh. 56 – Subluxations and DislocationsCh. 57 – Soft Tissue InjuryCh. 58 – FracturesCh. 59 – Compartment SyndromeCh. 60 – Back Pain SyndromesCh. 61 – AnemiasCh. 62 – Sickle Cell Disease CrisisCh. 63 – CoagulopathiesCh. 64 – LeukemiasCh. 65 – LymphomaCh. 66 – Other Common CancersCh. 67 – HIV Infection, AIDS, and Opportunistic Infections Among AdultsCh. 68 – Autoimmune DiseasesCh. 69 – Integumentary DisordersCh. 70 – Ectopic Pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted InfectionsCh. 71 – Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat DisordersCh. 72 – HeadacheCh. 73 – FeverCh. 74 – PainCh. 75 – Psychosocial Problems in Acute CareCh. 76 – Management of the Patient in ShockCh. 77 – Nutritional ConsiderationsCh. 78 – Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base ImbalancesCh. 79 – Poisoning and Drug ToxicitiesCh. 80 – Wound ManagementCh. 81 – Other InfectionsCh. 82 – Chest, Abdominal, and Eye Trauma: Trauma ConsiderationsCh. 83 – Solid Organ TransplantationCh. 84 – BurnsCh. 85 – Hospital Admission ConsiderationsCh. 86 – Managing the Surgical PatientCh. 87 – Guidelines for Health Promotion and ScreeningCh. 88 – Major Causes of Mortality in the United StatesCh. 89 – Immunization
Dr. Thomas W. Barkley, Jr. has been instrumental in providing 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 the 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 degree in nursing 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 articles and book chapters related to acute care nursing practice, nursing education, and multicultural HIV/AIDS prevention. He is the editor of Practice Considerations for Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners (3rd ed.) and the editor of three primary care texts.
Since 1998, Dr. Barkley has taught in both national and international continuing education courses for nurse practitioners. In 2002, he established Barkley & Associates, Inc., which provides the nation’s foremost continuing education expertise in 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.
In 2011, Dr. Barkley 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.