Evidence-Based Physical Examination Handbook


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Kate Sustersic Gawlik,Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk,Alice M. Teall
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Kate Sustersic Gawlik, DNP, APRN-CNP, FAANP, graduated with her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from The Ohio State University and is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a family nurse practitioner. She has experience in family practice, college health, urgent care, and reproductive care with clinical interests in population health, preventive medicine, clinician well-being, education of health professionals, wellness, and cardiovascular disease prevention. Dr. Gawlik is an assistant professor of clinical nursing at The Ohio State University. She has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate nursing courses and serves as a clinical preceptor for advanced practice nursing students. She has also served as the project manager for the Million Hearts initiatives at The Ohio State University College of Nursing since 2013. Dr. Gawlik was awarded the Outstanding Faculty Award in 2013 and the Outstanding Leadership Award in 2017. In 2018 she received the American Association of Nurse Practitioners State Award for Excellence for Ohio and was inducted as a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioner. She is co-editor of Evidence-Based Physical Examination: Best Practices for Health and Well-Being Assessment and Evidence-Based Physical Examination Handbook. Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN, is the vice president for health promotion, university chief wellness officer, and professor and dean of the College of Nursing at The Ohio State University. She also is a professor of pediatrics and psychiatry at the College of Medicine and executive director of the Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare. Dr. Melnyk is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in evidence-based practice, intervention research, child and adolescent mental health, and health and wellness. She is the co-editor of eight books, including Evidence-Based Physical Examination: Best Practices for Health and Well-Being Assessment; Evidence-Based Physical Examination Handbook; Implementing the Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Competencies in Healthcare: A Practical Guide for Improving Quality, Safety, and Outcomes; Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice (4th Ed); Implementing EBP: Real World Success Stories; A Practical Guide to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Screening, Early Intervention and Health Promotion (2nd Ed); Intervention Research and Evidence-Based Quality Improvement: Designing, Conducting, Analyzing and Funding (2nd edition); and Evidence-Based Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Nursing and Healthcare. Alice M. Teall, DNP, APRN-CNP, FAANP, is the director of graduate health and wellness academic programming, director of innovative telehealth services, and an assistant professor of clinical nursing at The Ohio State University. She was a founding member of the College of Nursing's team delivering distance education and served as director of the online Family Nurse Practitioner specialty track. Dr. Teall has published and presented nationally about innovation in online education, incorporation of health and wellness coaching techniques in clinical practice, and the use of telehealth as an evaluation strategy for distance students. She has received leadership, alumni, and practice awards, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. As a certified nurse practitioner and an integrative nurse coach, her areas of clinical practice expertise include adolescent health, primary care of at-risk youth and families, college health, recovery from substance use disorder, and statewide quality improvement initiatives in primary care. She is co-editor of Evidence-Based Physical Examination: Best Practices for Health and Well-Being Assessment and Evidence-Based Physical Examination Handbook, and is a former item-writer for the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Contributors Preface Approach to Evidence-Based Assessment of Health and Well-Being Evidence-Based History-Taking Approach Approach to General Survey and Developmental Assessment Evidence-Based Assessment of Heart and Circulatory System Evidence-Based Assessment of Lungs and Respiratory System Evidence-Based Assessment of Skin, Hair, and Nails Evidence-Based Assessment of the Lymphatic System Evidence-Based Assessment of Head and Neck Evidence-Based Assessment of the Eye Evidence-Based Assessment of Ears, Nose, and Throat Evidence-Based Assessment of Neurologic System Evidence-Based Assessment of Musculoskeletal System Evidence-Based Assessment of the Abdomen and Gastrointestinal System Evidence-Based Assessment of Male Genitalia, Prostate, Rectum, and Anus Evidence-Based Assessment of Breasts, Female Genitalia, and Reproductive System Evidence-Based Obstetric Assessment Evidence-Based Assessment of Mental Health Evidence-Based Health and Well-Being Assessment: Putting It All Together Index

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