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"This is a necessary addition to the library of any healthcare provider performing common procedures in the emergency room, urgent care, or primary care setting. This resource has been extensively researched to provide the most up-to-date, evidence-based information. It will be a valuable asset for practitioners performing common procedures." Score: 100, 5 stars

--Doody's

"This user-friendly, easy to understand, procedurally focused resource offers the necessary background information, illustrations, and step-by-step instructions for providing safe and efficient treatment to patients in these care settings to not only the novice but to experts in emergent and urgent care."

K. Sue Hoyt, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CEN, FAEN, FAANP
St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach, CA
Elda G. Ramirez, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FAANP
University of Texas Health Center Houston
(From the Foreword)

This companion is a highly accessible and comprehensive clinical guide to performing procedures in the office, urgent, and emergency care settings. Designed as an easy-to-use reference, it is the only volume to address procedures for all three specialty settings.

This book presents 72 of the most commonly performed procedures used in these settings and organizes them into system-specific categories. Each procedure is presented using a concise format and includes original photos, line drawings, and tables to highlight the written content and provide clear directions regarding exactly how to perform each procedure.

Chapters include:

  • Background of the procedure
  • Patient preparation
  • Treatment options
  • Contraindications
  • Special considerations
  • Procedure preparation, including patient preparation and equipment
  • Step-by-step instruction for procedure
  • Post procedure considerations
  • Education points
  • Complications
  • Author's Pearls
  • Resources .

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