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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 utilityNew to the Third Edition: Delivers 16 completely new chapters covering a plethora of newly added procedures, incorporating an interprofessional approach to performing proceduresPrevious chapters have been extensively updated and expandedProvides new illustrative videosPresents a corresponding list of CPT codesKey Features: Delivers current, concise, step-by-step information for performing 77 commonly and less commonly used clinical proceduresProvides abundant four-color photos and figures illustrating each procedureOrganized by body system to provide fast access to key informationEnriched with point of care ultrasound guided proceduresThoroughly introduces and teaches sonography at the most fundamental level as an important tool to enhance accuracy of proceduresReflects latest guidelines and evidence-based practiceIncludes prominently displayed links to numerous videos throughout the textIncludes 12 months' free Springer Connect Digital Access with print purchase