"This is an extraordinarily down-to-earth and useful guide for both novice clinicians and experienced clinicians who are presented with challenging patient situations. … a must-have book for novice clinicians as they struggle to make it through their first solo gynecologic examination and move on to mastering the art of caregiving as well as the science of providing the best possible individualized care for each woman across the life span." - Joellen W. Hawkins, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC; Professor Emeritus, Boston College, William F. Connell School of Nursing; Writer-in-Residence, Simmons College School of Nursing and Health Sciences
This newly updated, step-by-step guide to the key points of conducting the GYN exam addresses everything both busy nurse practitioners and NP students need to know, from basic procedures to high-level challenges. Part I breaks down the GYN exam into clinical parts, emphasizing strategies to decrease anxiety and minimize discomfort at every stage of the exam. Part II walks the caregiver through the exam for women at every stage of the life span, sexually abused women, obese women, and women who have undergone genital mutilation.
This second edition delivers an all-new chapter on providing care to transgender and LGBT women and also includes new information on intimate partner violence and working with adolescents and menopausal and older women. Comprehensive and organized for easy access to information, the book features prominently displayed key points, learning objectives, and "Fast Facts in a Nutshell" boxes based on the authors' more than 40 years of teaching experience. Along with the most up-to-date information on STIs, Pap guidelines across the life span, and recommendations on the well-woman exam, this concise guide comes with a wealth of essential resources, including links to instructional videos and free apps for patient and practitioner education, adding to the book’s value as an indispensable, quick-access guide to delivering excellent holistic care to women.
New to the Second Edition:
- New chapter on examining the transgender and LGBT woman
- Latest information on intimate partner violence
- Updates on examining adolescents and menopausal and older women
- New information on female genital mutilation
- New CDC STD, PAP, and ACOG Guidelines
- Links to instructional videos
- Free apps for patient and practitioner education
- Delivers easy-to-read, bulleted information in a convenient pocket size
- Provides learning objectives, key points, and Fast Facts in a Nutshell
- Includes tips on examining special populations including obese, anxious, multiparous, pediatric, menopausal, and older patients and transgender/LGBTQ
- Serves as a refresher for those studying for the WHNP Exam