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 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:
"This is a valuable resource for family practice providers. The up-to-date, quality information in the guidelines is an asset for providers. This latest edition ensures that the guidelines are the most current and accurate to assist practitioners in providing quality patient care."
-- Kathleen Woodruff, DNP, RN, ANP-BC (USC School of Social Work) - Doody's Review
"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
The audience includes novice, experienced, and student nurse practitioners and physician assistants. The authors and contributors are all experts in their fields.