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, 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 defi nition, 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 syndrome, 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- CDC recommendations: vaccine and cancer screening- Endocrinology: diabetes management and new Food and Drug Administration-approved medications- JNC 8 guidelines for hypertension- Neurology: PTSD and restless legs syndrome management- Sexual dysfunction- Bipolar and other behavioral health disordersNew and updated Patient Teaching GuidesKey Features:Presents information for 268 disorders in consistent format for ease of useHighlights key considerations with Practice PointersProvides individual care points for pediatric, pregnant, and geriatric patientsIncludes 138 printable Patient Teaching GuidesOffers 18 procedure guidelines and routine health maintenance guidelines
The #1 review book for the Family Medicine Board Examination – updated with a new full-color design!The renowned Family Practice Examination and Board Review is now Graber and Wilbur’s Family Medicine Examination & Board Review, the perfect way to prepare for the primary and recertification exam in family medicine and for licensure exams. This engagingly written study guide has been completely updated with a new full-color design and is enhanced by powerful new learning aids, including 50 additional questions to the already comprehensive final exam, and chapter-ending clinical pearls that consolidate high-yield information. You will also, of course, find the humor, wit, and approachable tone that have brought the book legions of enthusiastic – and appreciative – fans. New to this edition!Full color layoutClinical pearls at the end of each chapter to highlight key takeaways50 brand new final exam questionsNumbered cases for easy referenceOutstanding features from the previous edition: More than 350 progressive case studies that reflect the realities of clinical practice and prepare you for your exams29 chapters based on body system and elements of patient careA comprehensive final exam (nearly 200 questions) with answers referenced to pages in the bookDetailed answer explanations that describe not only why an answer is correct, but why the other answers are wrongComprehensive coverage of ALL topics on the boards and recertifying examSuper-effective learning aids such as Quick Quizzes, Helpful Tips, learning objectives, clinical pearls, and moreColor photographs of conditions most easily diagnosed by appearanceAn outstanding refresher for primary care physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners
Preparation and practice make perfect!1. Formulate your strategy.2. Master the core content areas.3. Assess your progress.4. Test your knowledge.Gain the extra advantage on your ANP or FNP exam with an effective plan of action.The questions in the book and online at DavisPlus (nearly 2,235 in all) parallel the domains and content areas of the actual exams. Each question has been carefully reviewed and updated by recent exam takers to ensure accuracy and revised to conform to the style and difficulty levels on the certification examinations. Answers and in-depth rationales at the end of each chapter advance your mastery and understanding.An access code inside new printed texts unlocks the questions online at DavisPlus. See what students are saying online about previous editions…“Like every FNP student out there I was searching for a good review book....well look no further because this book is the best. I got this book after a fellow student suggested it and they weren't wrong about it. The book is filled with review questions on every topic and the answers don't just give you what letter was right but a rationale for why the one answer is correct and why the others are not correct. Totally would recommend this book!!”—Melissa McCormack“This was an amazing resource for helping pass the ANCC boards. I highly recommend this resource for anyone who wants intensive review before this extremely difficult test.”—Virginia Cashman“Excellent study guide. A must buy for anyone preparing for certification. Thousands of practice questions to get you ready to pass certification.”—Paula Baker
Winner, Third Place, AJN Book of the Year Awards 2014, Advanced Practice Nursing "Both editors have done a wonderful job in building upon the previous versions of this book to create an exceptionally comprehensive resource... Healthcare continues to evolve at an extremely fast pace and it is with excellent resources like this that primary care providers can continue to provide quality care." Score: 100, 5 stars--Doody's Medical Reviews Praise for the Second Edition: "This textbook provides comprehensive coverage of primary care disorders in an easy-to-read format and contains invaluable step-by-step instructions for evaluating and managing primary care patients. . . [It] belongs in every NP and PA's reference library. I highly recommend this wonderful textbook." -Maria T. Leik, MSN, FNP-BC, ANP-BC, GNP-BC President, National ARNP Services, Inc. "Family Practice Guidelines is an excellent resource for the busy clinician. It offers succinct, comprehensive information in an easy format that is particularly useful for quick reference. This text is useful for general practice settings as well as specialty care." -Anne Moore, APN; WHNP/ANP-BC; FAANP Vanderbilt University This is a comprehensive family practice resource for primary care clinicians, providing current national practice guidelines for a high-quality standard of care for patients across the life span in outpatient settings. It includes individual care guidelines for adult, child, pregnant, and geriatric patients; health promotion and dietary information; procedure guidelines; national resources; and comprehensive patient teaching guides. This third edition includes updated national treatment guidelines throughout, including the most recent cardiology guidelines (JNC 8), seven new protocols, revised procedure guidelines a new chapter on pain management guidelines for patients with opioid addiction, and patient teaching sheets in print and PDF formats. The guide includes 268 disorder guidelines organized by body system, presented in outline format for easy access. Each disorder includes definition, incidence, pathogenesis, predisposing factors, common complaints, signs/symptoms, subjective data, physical exam and diagnostic tests, differential diagnosis, plan of care including medications, and follow-up care. Of special note are highlighted "Practice Pointers" containing critical information and "Individual Considerations" at the end of each disorder that provide specialty care points for pediatric, pregnant, and geriatric populations. This resource includes: 151 Patient Teaching Guides 19 Procedure guidelines Routine health maintenance guidelines Appendices covering special diets, normal lab values, and dental issues
Today’s Best Practices in Your Pocket!Guidelines for the most common outpatient conditions – in a NEW user-friendly outline format!CURRENT Practice Guidelines in Primary Care 2017 has been reformatted into an easy-to-use outline to provide you with quick access to screening, prevention, and treatment guidelines for the common outpatient conditions. Content is drawn from a wide array of recommendations from government agencies, expert panels, medical specialty organizations, and other professional and scientific organizations. Each topic is carefully selected for relevance to the office practice of ambulatory medicine, and the text overflows with clinical pearls, easy-to-apply take home points, and guideline-based algorithms designed to simplify clinical decision-making.• Every topic updated • NEW user-friendly outline format speeds you to most current screening, prevention, and management guidelines• The perfect balance between brevity and clinical necessity – exactly the amount of information you need – no more, less• Authoritative content drawn from government agencies, medical and scientific organizations, and expert panels• Carefully selected for relevance to the office practice of ambulatory medicine• Easy-to-apply take-home points are perfect for busy clinicians• Clinical pearls for all healthcare providers• Spans all areas of general medicine• Website addresses for U.S. government agencies and professional societies• Updated evidence-based content
Prepare for FNP practice with the latest evidence-based guidelines! Practice Guidelines for Family Nurse Practitioners, 4th Edition provides essential information on current assessment and management protocols for primary care patients of all ages. Key details are easy to find, with the book’s concise, outline-style guidelines and abundant summary tables and charts. And you’ll be ready to manage care more effectively with the latest information on topics such as pain management, bariatric surgery follow-up, restless legs syndrome, and new medications for diabetes and cardiovascular disorders. Written by expert nurse practitioners Karen Fenstermacher and Barbara Toni Hudson, this guide equips you for the conditions most commonly seen in primary care settings. Essential, evidence-based guidelines provide the latest guidance for management of disorders commonly seen by FNPs in primary care settings, including information on which problems must be referred to a physician and which constitute an emergency.Quick-reference tables and charts include pediatric conditions charts, comparative charts for similar disorders, and health maintenance guidelines charts.Coverage of special populations assessment provides quick access to information on adult, pediatric, and geriatric assessment.Compact size and spiral binding make this guide easy to carry and easy to use in the clinical setting.Full-color insert provides an illustrated, quick reference to common skin disorders.Concise outline format makes it easy to locate essential information quickly. NEW! Treatment guidelines include the latest nationally recognized evidence-based treatment guidelines, including those for dementia, asthma, and diabetes.UPDATED content throughout includes bariatric surgery follow-up after release from surgical care, assessment of pelvic masses, restless legs syndrome, the advanced eye examination including advanced staining techniques, and new medications for diabetes and cardiovascular disorders. NEW Pain chapter provides guidelines on pain management and caring for patients with pain.NEW Laboratory and Diagnostic Pearls chapter offers useful laboratory and diagnostic tips that the authors have accumulated over years of clinical practice.NEW! Coverage of respiratory and ENT disorders is presented into two separate chapters, reflecting how these problems are actually handled in clinical practice.NEW user-friendly design includes an improved outline format, easier-to-read tables, and color highlighting for essential information.
Clinical Guidelines in Family Practice, 5th edition, is the fully revised and updated version of a book that has been serving primary care clinicians for more than twenty years. Using a traditional and easy-to-follow format, the book examines all of the common conditions encountered in primary care settings, while also addressing health promotion and disease prevention. For each topic, the essentials of pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and corresponding treatment plans including prognosis and recommended follow-up schedules are sequentially organized. Also included are recommended web-based resources and references to more in-depth discussion of the various topics. As in previous editions, Clinical Guidelines in Family Practice aims for thoroughness in coverage and for concision in approach, a formula that helps clinicians to efficiently recognize and treat the myriad medical conditions that they face as primary-care providers.
Awarded first placein the 2014 AJN Book of the Year Awards in theChild Health category! Prepare for the real world of family nursing care!Explore family nursing the way it is practiced today—with an evidence-based, clinical focus built on a firm foundation of theory and research. From health promotion to end of life, this text shows how caring for families can be planned based on current evidence of effectiveness.
An engagingly written case-based review for the Family Medicine Board Examination and the USMLE Step 3 Family Practice Examination and Board Review, Third Edition is the ideal study guide for the primary and recertification exam in family medicine and for licensure exams. The third edition has been completely updated with new cases, new questions, and new study results--and you'll also find new bits of humor that make the book fun to read and your study more enjoyable. This trusted review has been applauded by residents and students for its "building-block approach" to teaching that assures you understand one subject before moving on to the next. FEATURES More than 360 progressive case studies that reflect the realities of clinical practice and prepare you for your exams A 149-question final exam with answers referenced to pages in the book Detailed answer explanations for most questions that explain not only why an answer is right, but why the other answers are wrong Comprehensive coverage of ALL topics on the boards and recertifying exam Super-effective learning aids such as Quick Quizzes, learning objectives, clinical pearls, and more Color photographs of conditions most easily diagnosed by appearance Written not only to help you pass your exams, but to also update your knowledge of family medicine with state-of-the-art information An outstanding refresher for primary care physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners