NP Notes

NP Notes
Nurse Practitioner’s Clinical Pocket Guide
Waterproof and Reusable
by Ruth McCaffrey & Ellis Quinn Youngkin
Publisher F. A. Davis Company
ISBN 10: 0-8036-2167-1
ISBN 13: 978-0-8036-2167-1
Published Date: 2010
Review by: Terry L. South, RN, FNP-S

After much anticipation I finally received NP Notes which is a very nice clinical pocket guide. It is compact and will easily fit into your lab coat pocket, this little gem will be my pocket companion for years to come. They have produced a remarkable waterproof and reusable guide that allows you to write on the pages with a pen and then if you want to remove any of the written information or notes you made, simply take an alcohol pad and wipe the page clean. They have also provided on the third page a place to add sticky notes of 2 7/8 x 2 7/8. The tabs at the bottom are wonderful and allow easy access to the sections you need to find in a hurry. The tabbed sections include Screening, Assess, Labs, Differential Diagnosis which is abbreviated Diff Dx, they also have a Billing & Coding section, Meds, Complementary and Alternative Therapies also abbreviated as CAM, and a Tools section. The guide has a total of 260 pages that is packed with so much information that is pertinent to the field of nurse practitioners. This is one of the best purchases I have made and will use this on a daily basis throughout school and my career. This is a must for every nurse practitioner student as well as the practicing nurse practitioner. Highly recommend, I LOVE this pocket guide!

The back of the guide states:
The vital information you need!
HIPPA-compliant, write-on/wipe-off pages
Portable, indispensable, and pocket-sized.

Comprehensive guidance at your fingertips!
Quickly access the information most commonly needed in clinical practice, including an emphasis on prescribing and using tests to diagnose disorders.

Outstanding Features
Screening tools, including DHHS Health Screening Guidelines for Men & Women
Medicare Preventative Services
Guidelines for Cholesterol Management
CAGE
RAFFT Questionnaire, and more!
Clinical Pearls
Differential diagnosis charts for most common disorders seen in clinical practice
Complementary and alternative therapies
Billing and coding information, including CPT codes, ICD-9 codes, and more!

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