Family Practice Guidelines, Fourth Edition (Book + App)

By Jill C. Cash MSN, APN, FNP-BC & Cheryl A. Glass MSN, WHNP, RN-BC

Family Practice Guidelines, Fourth Edition (Book + App) - Jill C. Cash MSN, APN, FNP-BC & Cheryl A. Glass MSN, WHNP, RN-BC

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Print version of the book includes free access to the app (web, iOS, and Android), which offers interactive Q&A review plus the entire text of the print book! Please note the app is included with print purchase only.

This bible of family practice for primary care students and clinicians provides current national practice guidelines for professional standards of care across the life span. Concise and clearly organized, the resource features detailed, step-by-step instructions for physical examinations and diagnostic testing in the outpatient setting, information on health promotion, care guidelines, dietary information, information on culturally responsive care, patient resources, and abundant patient education handouts.

This fourth edition is updated to include new evidence-based guidelines for rheumatology, public health (featuring updated information on substance abuse, violence, obesity, homelessness, and lesbian health), the sports physical exam and interventions, endocrinology, the 2015 Beers Criteria, new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations for health maintenance, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) assessment and management, restless legs syndrome, sexual dysfunction treatment, and psychiatric disorders. Several new and updated Patient Teaching Guides—with printable education points—add to the book’s outstanding utility as a thorough and reliable clinical resource. Each of the 268 diagnoses includes definition, incidence, pathogenesis, predisposing factors, common complaints, signs/symptoms, subjective data, physical exam and diagnostic tests, differential diagnosis, and a care plan.

New to the Fourth Edition:

New and updated guidelines for:

Rheumatology: polymyalgia rheumatica, Sjögren’s syndome, psoriatic arthropathy, pseudogout (calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate), ankylosing spondolitis, reactive arthritis, Raynaud’s syndrome

Public Health: substance abuse, violence, obesity, homelessness, lesbian health

Sports Exam: assessment and treatment

2015 Beers Criteria

CDC recommendations: vaccine and cancer screening

Endocrinology: diabetes management and new Food and Drug Administration–approved medications

Updated to reflect the Whelton 2017 guidelines for hypertension

Neurology: PTSD and restless legs syndrome management

Sexual dysfunction

Bipolar and other behavioral health disorders

New and updated Patient Teaching Guides

Key Features:

Presents information for 268 disorders in consistent format for ease of use

Highlights key considerations with Practice Pointers

Provides individual care points for pediatric, pregnant, and geriatric patients

Includes 138 printable Patient Teaching Guides

Offers 18 procedure guidelines and routine health maintenance guidelines

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