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Primary Care Case Studies for Nurse Practitioners

Length: 96 pages59 minutes


Practice nurses and nurse practitioners working alongside general practitioners are required to see and treat patients with a variety of minor and complex conditions. They therefore need skills in history-taking, physical assessment, diagnosing, prescribing and managing long-term conditions. It is assumed that nurses who read this book will have experience in managing the care of babies, children, well young people, people for whom English is not their first language, people with mental health problems and older people with multiple health problems. These case studies are loosely based on interactions that the author has had with patients in Primary Care.

Contents include:
Managing children and babies in Primary Care
Aisha aged 2 years, Ben aged 5, Ellen aged 3 months
Managing common problems
Jon aged 35, Gulsen aged 16. Tony aged 42
Assessing for serious or potentially life-threatening conditions
Ahmed aged 21, Maria aged 30, Ricardo aged 18, Helena aged 26
Managing patients with multiple health problems
James aged 60, Fatima aged 75, Mrs Stravinsky aged 82, Jerome aged 59

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