Nurse Practitioner/Physician Collaborative Practice
Clinical Guidelines for Ambulatory Care
Collins-Bride, Saxe, eds.
1998 • $54.95
As more and more health care services
are provided in ambulatory care
settings, health care professionals -
including nurse practitioners, physicians,
physicians' assistants, and other primary care
providers - are often expected to provide
comprehensive services, ranging from health
promotion/disease prevention to treatment for
acute and chronic illnesses.
Given the demand
for clinically effective care within the context
of cost containment, health professionals are
now expected to provide these services in an
extremely efficient, yet collaborative, manner.
Nurse Practitioner/Physician Collaborative Practice:
Clinical Guidelines for Ambulatory Care, written in a
clear and accessible style by seasoned clinicians
at the University of California San Francisco,
contains over 80 disease- and procedure- specific guidelines to help primary care providers make clinical decisions in the most proficient manner.
Divided into four sections - General Medicine, Gynecology, Obstetrics, and Pediatrics - and written in the
S-O-A-P (Subjective-Objective-Assessment-Plan) format,
the book addresses health care conditions and procedures
commonly seen and done in ambulatory care settings.
Additional unique features of the book include:
- A process-oriented clinical guideline: a useful tool for legal documentation for advanced nursing practice
- A set of guidelines that describe prescriptive authority for nurse practitioners and certified nurse midwives
- Recommendations concerning physician consultation and referral
- Up-to-date patient education supplements to enhance patients' self-care efforts
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