Guidelines for Nurse Practitioners in Gynecologic Settings

Guidelines for Nurse Practitioners in Gynecologic Settings
11th Ed.
2016 © Springer Publishing Company, LLC.
Diane M. Roberto-Nichols BS, APRN-C; J. Lynn Stanley-Haney MA, APRN-C; Joellen W. Hawkins RN, PhD, WHNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP
ISBN-10: 0-8261-2282-5 / ISBN-13: 978-0-8261-2282-7
eISBN-13: 978-0-8261-2283-4
Nursing, Obstetrics/Gynecology


A “one-stop” comprehensive guide to women’s health—updated with new evidence-based guidelines and timely topics

The 11th edition of this classic guide for assessment and management of common gynecologic conditions by advanced practice nurses is updated with cutting-edge topics, new evidence-based guidelines, and current patient teaching materials to enhance excellence in clinical practice. This edition features a completely updated chapter on the well-woman annual exam, including issues about the care of older women, and extensive revisions throughout regarding contraceptive methods, CAMs, medical abortion, HIV/AIDS, HPV screening and vaccine recommendations, and much more.

Guidelines reflect “best-practice” standards of care culled from literature on evidence-based practice that help ensure improved patient outcomes. Expert contributors include prominent specialists from all areas of gynecologic health. Complete guidelines are presented in a format that includes definition, etiology, history, physical exam, laboratory exam, differential diagnosis, treatment, complications, consultation/referral, and follow-up.

New to the 11th Edition:

  • • Enhanced mental health chapter detailing the discontinuation of SSRIs/SNRIs
  • • Guidelines for management of cytological abnormalities and cervical intraepithelial neoplasia
  • • New information on menopause and osteoporosis
  • • Updated information on contraception based on patients’ individual profiles and clinical data
  • • Revised information on natural family planning from an expert educator
  • • New data on the long-term effects of hormone replacement therapy
  • • Additional data-based evidence on over-the-counter remedies and nonprescription supplements
  • • New data on screenings for breast cancer
  • • New Pap smear guidelines across the life span
  • • Physical assessment of pelvic floor integrity and dysfunction
  • • Helpful techniques for difficult examinations
  • • Information on lesbian, bisexual, and transgender health concerns

Key Features:

  • • Reflects best-practice standards of care empirically demonstrated to improve patient outcomes
  • • Presents guidelines in a concise, consistent outline format to ensure quick and easy access to clinical information
  • • Written by a highly respected and experienced team of authors
  • • Provides valuable patient teaching information, also available online

Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"This textbook provides the busy clinician with a 'one stop' comprehensive guide to women's health that includes essential components of the history, diagnostic workup, treatment, and management guidelines for most common health issues and problems specific to providing gynecologic care to women. Clinicians will welcome the updated clinical content and additional resources and educational recommendations."

-- R. Mimi Secor, MS, MEd, FNP-BC, FAANP (Family Nurse Practitioner/Consultant, Specializing in Women's Health)
National NP Radio Host for ReachMD "Partners in Practice" - previous edition

"The best guidelines book available. It is great for NPs of any specialty, as well as CNMs, PAs, and other health professionals caring for women. This book is concise and well organized, making it extremely easy to find information quickly. I have used numerous editions of this book for years and it is my number one recommendation for NP students and experienced NPs looking for the best guidelines book on the market. To care for women a practitioner must understand the diversity and complexity of their lives and how these impact their wellness; this book does a remarkable job reflecting this."

-- Holly B. Fontenot, RNC, MS, WHNP, SANE (Clinical Instructor, William F. Connell School of Nursing, Boston College) Doody's prior edition

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