This newly updated, step-by-step guide to the key points of conducting the GYN exam addresses everything both busy nurse practitioners and NP students 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 women and also includes new information on intimate partner violence and working with adolescents and menopausal and older women. Comprehensive and organized for easy access to information, the book features prominently displayed key points, learning objectives, and ""Fast Facts in a Nutshell"" boxes based on the authors' more than 40 years of teaching experience. Along with the most up-to-date information on STIs, Pap guidelines across the life span, and recommendations on the well-woman exam, this concise guide comes with a wealth of essential resources, including links to instructional videos and free apps for patient and practitioner education, adding to the book's value as an indispensable, quick-access guide to delivering excellent holistic care to women.
New to the Second Edition:
New chapter on examining the transgender and LGBT woman
Latest information on intimate partner violence
Updates on examining adolescents and menopausal and older women
New information on female genital mutilation
New CDC STD, PAP, and ACOG Guidelines
Links to instructional videos
Free apps for patient and practitioner education
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 book was originally published under the Fast Facts series by Springer Publishing Company.