Fast Facts about GI and Liver Diseases for Nurses: What APRNs Need to Know in a Nutshell

What APRNs Need to Know in a Nutshell
Springer Publishing Co Inc
  • erschienen am 30. August 2016
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 224 Seiten
978-0-8261-1724-3 (ISBN)
The only resource of its kind, this is a concise, practical guide to GI and Liver Disease that delivers current information on diagnosing, managing, and treating common GI and liver disorders, along with liver transplant guidelines. Written for nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants in varied specialties, it fills a gap in information needed by primary and acute care professionals who are the chief caretakers for GI and liver patients. This guide delivers recent important treatment advances that have revolutionized GI and liver care, and provides guidance for seeking expert advice or urgent/emergent care for more complex cases. An outstanding feature is the prominently displayed Fast Facts in a Nutshell highlighting key takeaway points at a glance.

The resource reviews common GI symptoms and disorders from irritable bowel disorders (including key differences between Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis) to gallstones and GERD. A section on liver disease describes essential liver functions, reviews liver function tests, and addresses commonly and less commonly seen liver disease diagnoses. Complications of cirrhosis are examined to assure prompt recognition of these potentially deadly symptoms. Additionally, the book addresses liver transplantation with comprehensive attention to the evaluation process, organ donation/allocation, and post-transplant care for donor and recipient alike. Each chapter includes an overview, significant laboratory or imaging findings, treatment options, expected outcomes, and "Fast Facts in a Nutshell. An additional feature is the provision of IDC-10 codes for billing and reimbursement.

Key Features:

Provides speedy access to current information on diagnosing managing, and treating common GI and liver disorders for front-line professionals
Includes comprehensive review of the liver, abnormal liver function tests (LFTs), and transplantation
Reflects up-to date information on the latest treatment guidelines for gastrointestinal and liver disease, including celiac disease and Hepatitis C
Addresses common gastrointestinal diseases and guidelines for treatment as outlined by ACG
Discusses current liver disease management and guidelines for treatment as outlined by AASLD
  • Englisch
  • New York
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  • USA
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • Höhe: 193 mm
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  • Breite: 127 mm
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  • Dicke: 15 mm
  • 272 gr
978-0-8261-1724-3 (9780826117243)
0826117244 (0826117244)
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Amanda Chaney, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC , is a nurse practitioner in Jacksonville, FL with over 15 years experience in caring for hospitalized patients. She currently cares for liver transplant and hepatology patients and is a preceptor/mentor for ARNP and PA students, medical students and residents on their hepatology rotation. Ms. Chaney is a sought-after speaker for many national conferences, presenting on topics of liver disease, sepsis, and nursing professionalism and leadership. She has beenprimary author on numerous manuscripts and has been a PI for several research studies. She also serves as a journal reviewer for Journal of American Association of Nurse Practitioners (JAANP) and Journal for Nurse Practitioners (JNP). Additionally, Ms. Chaney has been an abstract reviewer for the International Transplant Nurses Society (ITNS) for their annual conference. She received several awards for exemplary nursing practice including being recently named as one of 19 nurse practitioners (NPs) from across the country to be a part of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Leadership Program. She serves in quality improvement projects focusing on improving patient care and building revenue and organization to the advance practice provider practice. She is an active member of several professional societies including AANP, FNPN), AASLD, and ITNS. Ms. Chaney serves on the Board of Directors for her local chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International and as the Chair of the Leadership Succession committee. She is active on the education committees of both AASLD and ITNS.

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