Family Practice Guidelines

Family Practice Guidelines
  • 3rd Ed.
  • 2014
  • © Springer Publishing Company, LLC
  • Cheryl A. Glass MSN, WHNP, RN-BC; Jill C. Cash MSN, APN, FNP-BC
  • ISBN-10: 0-8261-9782-5 / ISBN-13: 978-0-8261-9782-5
  • Nursing, Family Practice, Primary Care


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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


Doody's Reviews

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Score: 100/100
5/5 Stars
Specialty Score: 2.67 Health Sciences - Family Practice
1.93 Nursing - Advanced Practice

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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"This edition has been revised to incorporate current, evidence-based information to ensure quality care for patients. The new format results in an improved design for ease of access. 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."

-- Kathleen Woodruff, DNP (Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing)

"This is a wonderful book for both novice and experienced physician assistants and nurse practitioners. This latest edition will see frequent use in your daily practice."

-- Kathleen Woodruff, RN, MS, CRNP (Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing) Doody's Review - previous 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.

"This book is an excellent resource for the busy clinician. It is succinct, comprehensive information in an easy format that is particularly useful for quick reference in general practice settings as well as specialty care."

-- Anne Moore, APN; WHNP/ANP-BC; FAANP, Vanderbilt University



It is intended as a clinical resource for both novice and experienced primary care providers. The contributors and editors are expert primary care providers with years of experience. Both editors have done a wonderful job in building upon the previous versions of this book to create an exceptionally comprehensive resource.


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