Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nursing

Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nursing

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Herea€™s an evidence-based, holistic approach to caring for psychiatric and mental health patients in outpatient settings. Using a biopsychosocial model, this text addresses mental health issues through stabilization of brain chemistry, individualized psychotherapy, and re-socialization into the community. Inside, youa€™ll find an in-depth focus on specific psychiatric disorders including the epidemiology, etiology, biological basis, clinical presentation of adults, older adults, and children, co-morbidities, differential diagnosis, and treatment. There is also comprehensive coverage of the interventions and a€œLevers of Changea€ used to aid patients in their recovery, as well preventative interventions.Laboratory Studies Laboratory studies of electrolytes, glucose, blood urea nitrogen, creatinine clearance, urinalysis, and urine ... If there are cognitive concerns, thyroid studies and B12 deficiency assessment should be performed. Serum ... Furthermore, polysubstance dependence can occur, such as with alcohol, benzodiazepines, marijuana, opiates, or heroin. ... other is crucial in terms of eliciting past history and events leading up to the current presenting problem or chief complaint.

Title:Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nursing
Author:Eris F Perese
Publisher:F.A. Davis - 2012-01-05


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