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Psychnotes: Clinical Pocket Guide, Sixth Edition
Darlene D. Pedersen
F.A. Davis & Co. / Spiral Bound / 2021-09-01 / 1719645450
Psychiatric Nursing
price: $52.50
258 pages
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A Davis’s Notes Title

Perfect wherever you are…in class, in clinical, and in any practice setting! This handy guide delivers quick access to need-to-know information on DSM-5 disorders and treatments, psychotropic drugs, documentation, and patient education. No other resource delivers as much information in a format that’s as easy to read, easy to access, and fits in your pocket.

See what students and practitioners are saying online about the previous edition…

Psych in Your Pocket -- Great Review or Handy Quick Reference. “Great for student review or quick reference in clinical practice. Assessment tab allows for using actual rating scales (HAM-D, HAM-A, Geriatric Depression, SMAST, Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale, many others) to fill out with a pen, to assess on the spot, transfer to a chart, and erase with an Alco-wipe. Disorders tab provides a review of all the DSM-5 disorders, some in tabular form, correlating to DSM-IV-TR. Typical treatments are covered, including PTSD. Drug Tab covers all commonly prescribed psychotropics, is up to date, and covers essential information, such as use, dosages, common side effects, geriatric considerations, and important assessments and alerts. Rounded out by crisis tab, including military and families, as well as a Geriatric Tab and a general Tools tab. Each tab includes a tab index as well as an overall index at the end of the book. Easy to carry with you and useful as a quick reference as no one can remember everything.”—Online Reviewer

So much information you didn't know you needed. “I used this during my final clinical classes for PMHNP certification. Tons of at your fingertips just what you need to know. Read it through once so you know what is in there. The best supplemental book ever.”—Karen, Online Reviewer

A whole lot of info in a small package! “I appreciate the comprehensible tools that are included in this pocket guide. It is organized, easy to read, labeled and color coordinated for quick access. I highly recommend this in any practice!”—Online Reviewer

Key Features:

• Coverage of documentation • psychiatric medications, restraints and seclusion • DSM-5 disorders and treatments • and patient education and care
• Basic behavioral theories at a glance
• Key aspects of psychiatric and crisis interventions
• General mental status assessments and exams, with focused assessments for adult and geriatric populations, including mini-cognitive assessment instrument for dementia and rating scale for Lewy Body diseases
• Essential information on psychotropic drugs
• Client/family education tables, tips, and strategies
• Cultural considerations and assessment tool
• Reusable mental health history, multiaxial assessment, CAGE, self-administered patient health questionnaires 2 and 9, and many other assessment tools
• Clinical pearls throughout to provide practical on-the-spot advice
• HIPAA-compliant, write-on/wipe-off pages

New to This Edition:

• NEW! Content on PTSD, pandemics, COVID-19 and its impact on mental health
• NEW! Content on Telepsychiatry and Teletherapy
• NEW! Psychotropic medications, including Brexanolone IV, Deutetrabenazine, Valbenazine, Ketamine IV, Lumateperone, and Esketamine
• UPDATED & REVISED! All content thoroughly reviewed, revised, and updated to incorporate the newest knowledge in the field, including new drugs and drug updates.

Table of Contents:

Tab 1. Basics
Tab 2. Assessment
Tab 3. Disorders/Interventions
Tab 4. Drugs/Labs
Tab 5. Drugs A-Z
Tab 6. Crisis
Tab 7. Geri
Tab 8. Tools/Index

About the Author:

Darlene D Pedersen is a psychotherapist and advanced practice psych nurse with an interest in the biological basis of mental disorders as well as psychopharmacology. Earlier clinical training to become a registered nurse was received at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven Connecticut (University of Connecticut)(RN,BSN) and graduate education in adult and geriatric psychiatric nursing at the University of Pennsylvania, receiving an MSN degree. She is also on the Education Council of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.

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