Vermont Business Magazine Grace Cottage Hospital (Townshend) Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Louise McDevitt is the author of a new book for clinical practitioners. Orthopedic Physical Assessment, published by Fitzgerald Health Education Associates and co-authored by McDevitt and FNP Monica Tombasco, is a reference guide to help Nurse Practitioners (NPs), Physician Assistants, medical students, and seasoned clinicians alike with orthopedic diagnosis and treatment.
The guide is a spiral-bound book in cue-card format, making it easy to find information quickly. It provides a comprehensive compendium, with diagrams, glossary, and references for further information.
McDevitt has been a certified Nurse Practitioner since 1989. She is triple certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner, a Family Nurse Practitioner, and an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, and was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) in 2012. She has practiced at Grace Cottage Hospital since 2003.
In addition to seeing patients at Grace Cottage, McDevitt is a Senior Lecturer for Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, a leader in NP licensing preparation and continuing education. She has created and presented orthopedic and other clinical skills workshops, including suturing, advanced suturing, and common office procedures, at numerous national NP conferences. She is also assistant clinical instructor at the University of Vermont Medical School and its Graduate School of Nursing FNP Program.
“We are quite proud of Louise’s professional accomplishments,” says Elaine Swift, Grace Cottage Family Health Practice Director. “Her patients are fortunate to have her level of expertise.”