ANACs Core Curriculum for HIV/AIDS Nursing
- Publish Date: 2003-05-20
- Binding: Paperback
Everything you need to know about dealing with HIV/AIDS in one concise volume
ANACs Core Curriculum for HIV/AIDS
Nursing, New Century Edition
Carl Kirton, MA, RN, ANP-CS
Christine A. Balt, MS, RN, CS, ACRN; Pamela J. Dole, Ed.D., MPH, MSN, FNP, ACRN;
Brian K. Goodroad, Ph.D., RN, ANP, ACRN: Sandra Gracia Jones, Ph.D., ARNP, ACRN, C, CS; Elaine Gross RN, MS, CNS-C; and Barbara Swanson. DNSc, RN, ACRN
Written by nurses for nurses, this thoroughly revised edition of ANACs Core Curriculum for HIV/AIDS Nursing highlights the extraordinary improvements in clinical and symptom management in HIV/AIDS over the last 10 years.
Containing not only the essential information that every practitioner needs to know (taking a medical and social history, physical examination, symptomatic conditions and management, laboratory and diagnostic evaluation), ANACs Core Curriculum also covers specialized nursing information such as case management, ethical and legal concerns, infection control, and patient education.
Essential for those new to HIV/AIDS care as well as a refresher for those with years of experience in infectious diseases, ANACs Core Curriculum is a quick reference for clinical, symptomatic and psychosocial management of adults, adolescents, children, and infants at different stages of HIV/AIDS.
ANACs Core Curriculum presents key details of symptomatic conditions, AIDS indicator diseases, and comorbid complications. It also describes how to manage anorexia/weight loss, cognitive impairment, cough, dyspnea, dysphagia, oral lesions, fatigue, fever, insomnia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, sexual dysfunction, and vision loss. Most importantly, ANACs Core Curriculum offers suggestions about how to help clients handle their own health, including preventing transmission, health care follow-up, managing anti-retroviral therapy, and improved adherence to prescribed regimes.
Dispensing not only clinical help, ANACs Core Curriculum details psychological assessment and deals with the psychosocial concerns of both clients and their significant others, including partners, spouses, families and friends. These important sections include information on how to help clients deal with the initial diagnosis, transitional issues (safer sex, depression), and coming to acceptance.
Other important sections include discussions of the special needs of pediatric patients, including nutritional concerns, risks associated with treatments, and clinical problems such as developmental delay. ANACs Core Curriculum also briefly covers special populations, such as commercial sex workers, health care workers, older adults, pregnant women, and incarcerated people.
ANACs Core Curriculum for HIV/AIDS Nursing, New Century Edition belongs in every nursing library and on the desk of every floor that deals with HIV/AIDS clients. Check it out today!
An Official Publication of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC)
Table of Contents
- HIV Infection, Transmission and Prevention
- Clinical Management of the HIV Infected Adolescent and Adult
- Symptomatic Conditions in Adolescents and Adults with Advancing Disease
- Symptomatic Conditions in Advanced Disease
- AIDS Indicator Diseases
- Comorbid Complications
- Symptom Management of the HIV Infected Adolescent and Adult
- Psychosocial Concerns of the HIV infected Adolescent and Adult and Their Significant Others
- Concerns of Special Populations
- Clinical Management of the HIV-Infected Infant and Child
- Symptomatic Conditions in Infants and Child with Advancing Disease
- Symptomatic Conditions in HIV Disease
- AIDS Defining Conditions in Children with HIV Infection
- Symptom Management of the HIV infected Infant and Child
- Psychosocial Concerns of the HIV infected Infant and Child and Their Significant Others
- Nursing Management Issues
PUB DATE: Summer 2003
PAGES: 680 pages