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Essential Procedures for Emergency, Urgent, and Primary Care Settings

A Clinical Companion

Third Edition

Theresa M. Campo (editor) Keith A Lafferty (editor)
Jennifer L. Wilbeck (associate editor)
Jacob W. Ufberg (associate editor)

ISBN: 9780826141040

Publication Date: Mar 2021

Format: Paperback

A comprehensive, step-by-step, well-illustrated introduction to common clinical procedures. This text is a user-friendly guide to performing 77 clinical procedures, ranging from those commonly performed to those infrequently called upon when minutes count in emergency, urgent, and primary care settings.

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A comprehensive, step-by-step, well-illustrated introduction to common clinical procedures.

This text is a user-friendly guide to performing 77 clinical procedures, ranging from those commonly performed to those infrequently called upon when minutes count in emergency, urgent, and primary care settings. This heavily updated third edition includes current and comprehensive text, graphic, and video instruction on the use of bedside ultrasound for procedural guidance in order to increase procedural accuracy and mitigate complications. Edited and written by academically accomplished physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners, an interprofessional approach to the performance of procedures is highlighted throughout the book.

Procedures are consistently formatted and presented in clear language with step-by-step detail organized by system-specific categories for easy access to information. Each procedure includes background considerations, indications & contraindications for performing the procedure, technique for safe and correct performance, special considerations, complications, post-procedure considerations, and patient education points. Original photos, videos, high quality sonographic footage, line drawings, and tables reinforce the guidelines and procedures. Abundant "Clinical Pearls" throughout the manuscript offer practical applications of key information representing years of clinical technical experience. Extensive references at the end of each chapter further enhance the book's utility

New to the Third Edition:
  • Delivers 16 completely new chapters covering a plethora of newly added procedures, incorporating an interprofessional approach to performing procedures
  • Previous chapters have been extensively updated and expanded
  • Provides new illustrative videos
  • Presents a corresponding list of CPT codes
Key Features:
  • Delivers current, concise, step-by-step information for performing 77 commonly and less commonly used clinical procedures
  • Provides abundant four-color photos and figures illustrating each procedure
  • Organized by body system to provide fast access to key information
  • Enriched with point of care ultrasound guided procedures
  • Thoroughly introduces and teaches sonography at the most fundamental level as an important tool to enhance accuracy of procedures
  • Reflects latest guidelines and evidence-based practice
  • Includes prominently displayed links to numerous videos throughout the text
Illustrations 420
Pages 702
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Mar 2021
Publisher Springer Publishing Company
Subject/s Medicine: general issues   Accident & emergency medicine   Accident & emergency nursing  
Theresa M. Campo, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, ENP-BC, FAANP, received a doctor of nursing practice degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and a master's of science in nursing degree from Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania. Theresa has over 23 years experience in emergency medicine as a registered professional nurse and advanced practice nurse. She is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as a family nurse practitioner and the American Nurses Credentialing Center as an emergency nurse practitioner.

Dr. Campo is the co-director of the Family Nurse Practitioner track and associate clinical professor for the College of Nursing and Health Professions at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She works clinically as an emergency nurse practitioner in the emergency department at Atlanticare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and is an adjunct professor at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Campo has lectured nationally and internationally, as well as authored articles in peer-reviewed scholarly journals and is on the editorial board for the Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal.

Keith A. Lafferty, MD, FAAEM, received his BA in biology cum laude from Holy Family University in 1989 and his MD from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1994. At the completion of his training, his colleagues bestowed him with the "Senior Resident Teaching" award. Following his residency in emergency medicine and a fellowship in critical care, he spent 6 years in full academics as a medical student director and a critical care director. Dr. Lafferty currently is the emergency medicine director of education and process improvement at Gulf Coast Medical Center, adjunct assistant professor of emergency medicine at Temple University, director of emergency medical service education, and board member of the Holy Family University Pre-Medical Committee.

As a physician, Dr. Lafferty specializes in emergency medicine and practices in both Philadelphia and Florida. As an author, he has written numerous chapters and manuscripts, mostly having to do with critical care procedures of emergency medicine, with an emphasis on the airway. He has presented many of his research papers at the local and national levels.

Dr. Lafferty has traveled to Haiti, participating in mission expeditions after the devastating earthquake, and continues to work and educate Haitian physicians. Those experiences are reminiscent of his own humble beginnings, growing up with his mother and sister in a Philadelphia housing project. Providing medical care for the most indigent and teaching evidence-based medicine are the essence of his dedication to excellence in medicine.

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