Family Practice Guidelines, Third Edition: Edition 3

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Winner, Third Place, AJN Book of the Year Awards 2014, Advanced Practice Nursing

ìBoth 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--Doodyís 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
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About the author

Jill C. Cash, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, a family nurse practitioner for over 20 years, currently practices as a family nurse practitioner at the Vanderbilt Medical Group, Westhaven Family Practice, in Franklin, Tennessee. Her past experience includes teaching as an instructor for the School of Nursing, Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville and Carbondale, Illinois, in the undergraduate BSN program and the graduate NP program. She has been a clinical preceptor for a variety of programs. Her previous experience includes high risk obstetrics as a clinical nurse specialist in maternal-fetal medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, rheumatology in the outpatient setting, women's health in the outpatient setting, and providing wound care in skilled nursing facilities. She has served as a member and officer on numerous boards which include Hospice of Southern Illinois, the Marion Memorial Health Foundation, the American Cancer Society, and Women for Health and Wellness in Southern Illinois. Ms. Cash has authored several chapters in other textbooks and is the co-author of Family Practice Guidelines, first, second, third, and fourth editions, and Adult-Gerontology Practice Guidelines. Most recently, she was awarded the 2017 AANP Nurse Practitioner State Award for Excellence from Illinois.

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Springer Publishing Company
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Published on
Feb 10, 2014
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Pages
1032
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ISBN
9780826168757
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Language
English
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Genres
Medical / Family & General Practice
Medical / Nursing / General
Medical / Nursing / Nurse & Patient
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The first book to encompass adult-gerontology practice guidelines for primary care, this comprehensive resource is designed as a text and reference for health care practitioners specializing as adultgerontology nurse practitioners (A-GNP). It provides current national practice guidelines for delivering high-quality primary health care to adult, older adult, and pregnant patients in the outpatient setting. The book delivers chapters that focus on the older adult person, including a chapter describing the major effects of aging on each body system.

For quick and easy access, practice guidelines are organized primarily by body system, disorders listed alphabetically within each body system, and each disorder presented in a consistent format throughout. With an emphasis on history taking, the physical exam, and key features of the aging population, each of the more than 240 disorder guidelines include definition, incidence, pathogenesis, predisposing factors, common complaints, other signs and symptoms, subjective data, physical exam, diagnostic tests, differential diagnoses, plan of care, health promotion including dietary recommendations, follow-up guidelines, and tips for consultation/referral. Particularly useful features include “Practice Pointers” highlighting crucial information for a disorder and bold-faced “Alerts” from experienced practitioners. The book also describes 19 procedures commonly used within the office or clinic setting. More than 140 Patient Teaching Guides are included (perforated for ease of use) as well as in digital format for customizing and printing. These include important information for patients about safety and medications. Appendices feature normal lab values and dietary guidelines.

Key Features:

Focuses specifically on the adult, older adult, and pregnant patient populationsDelivers consistent presentation of more than 240 disorders by body system for ease of accessStep-by-step review of 19 commonly used procedures“Practice Pointers” indicate highly important care pointsIncludes more than 140 extensive Patient Teaching Guides for “take home” informationUseful as a review text when preparing to take the A-GNP certification course and exam
Designated a Doody's Core Title and Essential Purchase!

"Without question, this book should be on every nurse educator's bookshelf, or at least available through the library or nursing program office. Certainly, all graduate students studying to be nurse educators should have a copy."

--Nursing Education Perspectives

"This [third edition] is an invaluable resource for theoretical and practical application of evaluation and testing of clinical nursing students. Graduate students and veteran nurses preparing for their roles as nurse educators will want to add this book to their library." Score: 93, 4 stars

--Doody's

"This 3rd edition. . . .has again given us philosophical, theoretical and social/ethical frameworks for understanding assessment and measurement, as well as fundamental knowledge to develop evaluation tools for individual students and academic programs."

-Nancy F. Langston, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean and Professor
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing

All teachers need to assess learning. But often, teachers are not well prepared to carry out the tasks related to evaluation and testing. This third edition of Evaluation and Testing in Nursing Education serves as an authoritative resource for teachers in nursing education programs and health care agencies. Graduate students preparing for their roles as nurse educators will also want to add this book to their collection.

As an inspiring, award-winning title, this book presents a comprehensive list of all the tools required to measure students' classroom and clinical performance. The newly revised edition sets forth expanded coverage on essential concepts of evaluation, measurement, and testing in nursing education; quality standards of effective measurement instruments; how to write all types of test items and establish clinical performance parameters and benchmarks; and how to evaluate critical thinking in written assignments and clinical performance.

Special features:The steps involved in test construction, with guidelines on how to develop test length, test difficulty, item formats, and scoring proceduresGuidelines for assembling and administering a test, including design rules and suggestions for reproducing the testStrategies for writing multiple-choice and multiple-response items How to develop test items that prepare students for licensure and certification examinations

Like its popular predecessors, this text offers a seamless blending of theoretical and practical insight on evaluation and testing in nursing education, thus serving as an invaluable resource for both educators and students.

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.
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Designed for advanced practice nurses and advanced practice nursing students, as well as Physician's Assistant students and practitioners, Advanced Health Assessment & Clinical Diagnosis in Primary Care, 4th Edition, is a practical resource that takes you to the "next step" of health assessment, beyond basic history and physical examination and through the diagnostic reasoning process. Accessible and concise, it approaches physical examination by focusing on a specific chief complaint rather than a diagnosis of a disease entity. Each chapter is organized into four major areas: Focused History; Focused Physical Examination; Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies; and Differential Diagnosis. Those who master the diagnostic reasoning process in this text will be able to accurately diagnose the majority of conditions they will see in clinical practice.

Easy-to-follow format with consistent organization improves your ability to understand and accurately perform the different elements of the diagnostic reasoning process:

Focused History sections walk you through the thinking process involved in obtaining a pertinent, relevant, problem-specific history that will assist in differential diagnosis.

Key Questions highlight what questions to ask the patient, followed by an explanation of what the patient's responses might signify, to guide you toward an accurate assessment and precise diagnosis.

Focused Physical Examination sections explain how to conduct more advanced diagnostic techniques and offer interpretations of the findings.

Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies sections give a brief outline of what types of laboratory or diagnostic studies would be appropriate for the chief complaint or suspected diagnosis.

Differential Diagnosis sections contain the most common differential diagnoses for each chief complaint and summarize the history and physical examination findings, along with the laboratory and diagnostic studies indicated.

Differential Diagnosis tables offer an at-a-glance summary of possible diagnoses.Reordered table of contents, organized alphabetically by patient problem rather than by body system, simplifies and accelerates information retrieval. A list of chapters by body system is also included for reference.

Three new chapters:

Chapter 23: Palpitations

Chapter 36: Weight Loss/Gain (Unintentional)

Chapter 38: The Abdominal X-ray

Additional Evidence-Based Practice boxes provide additional research-based tips on conducting the most effective exams for more accurate diagnoses.

Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title!

"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."Score: 100, 5 stars--Doody's Medical Reviews

"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

The second edition of Family Practice Guidelines is a comprehensive resource for clinicians, presenting current national standard of care guidelines for practice, in addition to select 2011 guidelines. This clinical reference features detailed physical examination and diagnostic testing, information on health promotion, guidelines of care, dietary information, national resources for patient use, and patient education handouts all in one resource.

This revised edition features guidelines for 246 disorders, each containing clearly outlined considerations for pediatric, pregnant, and geriatric patients. It also presents 18 procedures commonly performed in the clinical setting, including bedside cystometry, hernia reduction, neurological examination, and more. Patient Teaching Guides are also provided, and are designed to be given directly to patients as take home teaching supplements. Additionally, the book contains four appendices with guidelines on normal lab values, procedures, sexual maturity stages, and teeth.

New to this Edition:

Select 2011 guidelinesOver 17 new protocols including: ADD/ADHD, Menopause, Migraine, Chronic Kidney Disease in Adults, Obesity/Gastric Bypass, and more Completely updated Patient Teaching Guides, including a new entry on Anticoagulation Therapy for Patients with AFib, to tear out and send home with patients Addition of consultation and referral recommendations New chapter presenting Pain Management Guidelines for acute and chronic pain Completely updated national treatment guidelines

The first book to encompass adult-gerontology practice guidelines for primary care, this comprehensive resource is designed as a text and reference for health care practitioners specializing as adultgerontology nurse practitioners (A-GNP). It provides current national practice guidelines for delivering high-quality primary health care to adult, older adult, and pregnant patients in the outpatient setting. The book delivers chapters that focus on the older adult person, including a chapter describing the major effects of aging on each body system.

For quick and easy access, practice guidelines are organized primarily by body system, disorders listed alphabetically within each body system, and each disorder presented in a consistent format throughout. With an emphasis on history taking, the physical exam, and key features of the aging population, each of the more than 240 disorder guidelines include definition, incidence, pathogenesis, predisposing factors, common complaints, other signs and symptoms, subjective data, physical exam, diagnostic tests, differential diagnoses, plan of care, health promotion including dietary recommendations, follow-up guidelines, and tips for consultation/referral. Particularly useful features include “Practice Pointers” highlighting crucial information for a disorder and bold-faced “Alerts” from experienced practitioners. The book also describes 19 procedures commonly used within the office or clinic setting. More than 140 Patient Teaching Guides are included (perforated for ease of use) as well as in digital format for customizing and printing. These include important information for patients about safety and medications. Appendices feature normal lab values and dietary guidelines.

Key Features:

Focuses specifically on the adult, older adult, and pregnant patient populationsDelivers consistent presentation of more than 240 disorders by body system for ease of accessStep-by-step review of 19 commonly used procedures“Practice Pointers” indicate highly important care pointsIncludes more than 140 extensive Patient Teaching Guides for “take home” informationUseful as a review text when preparing to take the A-GNP certification course and exam
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:

New and updated guidelines for:

-Rheumatology: polymyalgia rheumatica, Sjogren's syndrome, psoriatic arthropathy, pseudogout (calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate), ankylosing spondylitis, 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

-The latest ACC & AHA Guidelines for Hypertension (2017)

-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 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
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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