Clinical decision making is essential for advanced practice nurses at all levels of expertise. The recently published Clinical Guidelines for Advanced Practice Nursing: An Interdisciplinary Approach, Third Edition by Geraldine M. Collins-Bride, JoAnne M. Saxe, Karen G. Duderstadt, and Rebekah Kaplan highlights the complex healthcare conditions that advanced practice nurses often encounter in ambulatory care settings.
An accessible and practice reference, the Third Edition outlines disease and procedure-specific guidelines to assist the clinician in rendering sound clinical decisions and implementing accurate treatment plans. Written in the S-O-A-P (Subjective-Objective-Assessment-Plan) format to underscore the process of clinical decision making, it is divided into four ambulatory care specialties areas: Pediatrics, Gynecology, Obstetrics, and Adult General Medicine. The text focuses on the continuity of care through its coverage of the healthcare conditions and procedures commonly seen and done in ambulatory or primary care settings.
New to the Third Edition:
- Guidelines for common healthcare concerns and conditions
- Emphasis on chronic complex disorders that pose challenges for clinicians
- Clinical guidelines and the legal scope of advanced nursing practice
- Resources and tools intended to assist clinicians with clinical decision making