Family Practice Guidelines
This bible of family practice for primary care clinicians and students provides current national practice guidelines for professional standards of care across the life span. Concise and clearly organized, this resource features detailed, step-by-step instructions for physical examinations and diagnostic testing in the outpatient setting as well as information on health promotion, care guidelines, diet, and culturally responsive care, plus patient resources and abundant patient-education handouts. Now in color with abundant images and illustrations, this fifth edition features thoroughly updated guidelines and recommendations to reflect the latest in practice and includes many new guidelines. Each of the diagnoses includes definition, incidence, pathogenesis, predisposing factors, common complaints, signs/symptoms, subjective data, physical exam and diagnostic tests, differential diagnosis, and a care plan. This book presents information for disorders in consistent format for ease of use; highlights key considerations; provides individual care points for pediatric, pregnant, and geriatric patients; and includes over 150 printable Patient Teaching Guides. It also offers 18 procedure and routine health maintenance guidelines. Included are appendices that provide guidelines on normal lab values, special diets, Tanner’s Sexual Maturity Stages, and teeth. The book is organized into three major sections: Section I, Guidelines, presents 23 chapters containing the individual disorder guidelines. Section II, Procedures, presents procedures that commonly are conducted within the office or clinic setting. Section III, Patient Teaching Guides, presents patient teaching guides that are easy to distribute to patients as a take-home teaching guide.