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
- 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
- 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
Theresa M Campo DNP, APRN, FAANP, FAAN is Chair of the Department of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the Director of the Emergency Nurse Practitioner Track as well as Associate Clinical Professor at Drexel University. Clinically, she is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and Emergency Nurse Practitioner, and works part-time as a nurse practitioner in Southern New Jersey.
Theresa received her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, from Widener University in Chester Pennsylvania. Theresa has over 30 years of experience in emergency medicine, including pre-hospital, emergency department/quick care, and trauma. Dr. Campo is a founding Board Member of the American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners, a national organization. She is a national and international lecturer on emergency and urgent care topics. Dr. Campo is the Author of, "Medical Imaging for the Health Care Provider: Practical Radiograph Interpretation" and has authored several book chapters and peer-reviewed articles.
Theresa was inducted as a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) in 2015 and Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing in 2017. She has received the alumni award for excellence from Case Western Reserve University and the state award of excellence from AANP.
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 10 years in full time academia as a medical student director and a critical care director. Dr. Lafferty currently is the Co-Director of Emergency Medicine at Gulf Coast Medical Center, Director of Fire-based EMS in Fort Myers Florida, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Temple University, board member of the Holy Family University Pre-Medical committee, and board member of the Holy Family University President’s Advisory Committee. As a physician, Dr. Lafferty specializes in emergency medicine and practices in both Philadelphia and Ft Myers, 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 advanced airway management. He has presented many of his research papers at the local and national levels. Because of his training, practice and teaching in both emergency and critical care medicine, he passionately advocates the hybridization of these specialties in caring for the sickest of patients.
Dr. Lafferty has traveled to Haiti participating in mission expeditions after the devastating earthquake and continues to work with and educate Haitian physicians. The continuing evolution of bedside sonography has no doubt lent itself to bringing diagnostic and procedural accuracy to the most remote and vulnerable areas. Those experiences are reminiscent of his own humble beginnings growing up with his mother and sister in Philadelphia housing projects. Stemming from this, he also serves as Chair of the Board for both a local housing authority and a nonprofit benefiting such people. Providing medical care for the most indigent and teaching evidence-based medicine are the essence of his dedication to excellence in medicine.