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
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
Support your clinical decision making and prepare for everyday challenges in the primary care setting with Pocket Primary Care, a brand new, pocket-sized loose-leaf resource that offers the most current, evidence-based approaches to delivering quality care in the outpatient setting.Representing the efforts of a dedicated team of primary care and specialist physicians at the Massachusetts General Hospital, this practical resource provides the key clinical data you need to manage your patients effectively and quickly.Gain insights into the most up-to-date evidence-based practices, accepted best practices, and expert opinions of physicians at Massachusetts General Hospital, including appropriate workups and when to referQuickly find the information you need through tabs that make it easy to locate topics of interest.Customize the book to meet your specific needs by inserting your own notes into the 6-ring binder’s front and back pockets, leaving out pages you don't need, or adding others to it.Get instant access to key clinical information on the most common issues seen in practice, including preventive medicine, cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology, GI, hematology, infectious disease, musculoskeletal complaints, neurology, ophthalmology, ENT, psychiatry, pulmonary, nephrology, women’s health, men’s health, and geriatrics.
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
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
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.
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
Provide continuous, comprehensive care of patients throughout their lifetimes with this evidence-based guide Organized according to the developmental lifespan, beginning with childhood and adolescence and progressing through adulthood and senior years Evidence-based recommendations Conservative and pharmacologic therapies Complementary and alternative therapies when relevant Suggestions for collaborations with other healthcare providers Attention to the mental and behavioral health of patients as solitary as well as comorbid conditions Recognition of impact of illness on the family Patient education information End-of-life issues AN EASY-TO-USE GUIDE TO THE DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT, AND MANAGEMENT of the full range of clinical conditions seen in primary care NEW CHAPTERS on prenatal care, tick-borne infections, diagnosis and management of tuberculosis, HIV diagnosis and management, and PTSD/TBI Great for USMLE Step 3 review, board certification, and maintenance or recertification Essential for primary care trainees, practicing physicians, advanced practice nurses, and physician assistants
This ninth edition of the Textbook of Family Medicine, edited by Drs. Robert E. Rakel and David P. Rakel, remains your #1 choice for complete guidance on the principles of family medicine, primary care in the community, and all aspects of clinical practice. Ideal for both residents and practicing physicians, this medical reference book includes evidence-based, practical information to optimize patient care and prepare you for the ABFM exam. A clean, quick-reference layout makes it easy for you to put information to work immediately in your practice. Gain a new understanding of the patient-centered medical home and how to achieve this status in outpatient clinics. Make the most effective care decisions with help from "Evidence vs. Harm" icons that guide you through key treatments of common medical conditions.Take advantage of today’s most useful online resources with a convenient list of outstanding clinical websites. Quickly spot "Best Evidence Recommendations" with special boxes located throughout the text, and glean helpful tips on diagnosis and therapy from "Key Points" boxes found on every page. Quickly access content with an efficient new layout that includes more than 1,000 tables and full-color illustrations; treatment boxes for a concise overview of how to treat various conditions; Grade A SORT recommendations; and key points highlighting the major takeaways of each chapter.Take advantage of an enhanced focus on team-based care as the role of primary care providers evolves, and stay up to date on the most current practice guidelines with evidence-based information throughout.View 30 immersive procedural videos online from Procedures Consult, including chest tube placement, knee injection, vasectomy, vaginal tear repair, skin biopsy, colposcopy, IUD insertion, and more.Remain at the forefront of the field with coverage on self-care, the emergence of tobacco alternatives such as e-cigarettes, and the changing picture of cancer in America.Expert Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, references, and videos from the book on a variety of devices. The Textbook of Family Medicine continues to provide the latest, most comprehensive coverage of family medicine practice.