This book is designed to meet the needs of nurse practitioners, advanced practice nurses and also physician assistants, working in urology. The full range of domains of practice is covered, including assessment and diagnosis, clinical management, nurse practitioner and patient relationships, consultation, health promotion and disease prevention, and practice management and research. Some background knowledge is assumed regarding the normal anatomy and physiology of the genitourinary system and the pathophysiology underlying specific urologic health-related problems. The Nurse Practitioner in Urology will be invaluable in ensuring that the nurse practitioner is able to maintain exemplary management of patients with acute and chronic urologic conditions in a wide variety of settings, including independent practices, hospitals, and academic urologic practices. It explains fully the role of the nurse practitioner as a skilled clinician in urology, blending nursing and medical management and capable of managing many chronic nonoperative urologic conditions while recognizing those conditions which may benefit from surgical management.
As populations continue to age worldwide, there is no doubt that the provision of advanced urologic care by nurse practitioners is an area that will continue to expand, benefiting from additional training and expertise.
Scope of practice, guidelines, clinical privileging.- Transitioning pediatric urology patients to adult urology practices.- Men's health, hypogonadism and fertility overview.- Evaluation and management of common scrotal conditions.- Erectile dysfunction.- Benign prostatic hyperplasia.- Prostatitis.- Urologic dermatology.- Stone disease.- Stricture and trauma.- Urinary tract infection and pyelonephritis.- Urodynamics.- Neurogenic bladder.- Stress incontinence.- Overactive bladder.- Underactive bladder.- Women's urology.- Painful bladder syndrome/interstitial cystitis.- Prostate cancer.-Bladder and urothelial cancer.- Kidney cancer.- Penile and testicular cancers.-Geriatric urology.- Office management.- Procedures for the nurse practitioner in urology.- Uroradiology.- Coding issues.