This newly updated, step-by-step guide to the key points of conducting the GYN exam addresses everything nurse practitioners, NP students, and other primary care providers 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 individuals and also includes new information on intimate partner violence and working with adolescents and menopausal and older women. The book features prominently displayed key points and learning objectives for quick access of information. Including up-to-date information on STIs, Pap guidelines, and recommendations on the well-woman exam, this concise guide provides essential resources, including links to instructional videos and free apps, adding to the book’s value as an indispensable guide to delivering excellent holistic care to women.
New to the Second Edition:
New chapter on examining the transgender and LGBT individual
Latest information on intimate partner violence
Updates on examining adolescents and menopausal and older women
New information on female genital mutilation
New STI and Pap guidelines from CDC and ACOG
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
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.
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