Canadian Family Practice Guidelines

ISBN:

978-0-8261-9496-1

(Print)

978-0-8261-9498-5

(eBook)
DOI:

10.1891/9780826194985

Published:

Abstract

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. This valuable resource is designed to assist novice and experienced nurse practitioners in organizing and using the content in a quick-reference format. Emphasis is placed on history taking, physical examination, and key elements of the diagnosis. This book is organized into chapters using a body-system format. The disorders included within each chapter are organized in alphabetical sequence for easy access. Disorders that are more commonly seen in the primary care setting are included. Patient teaching guides are also organized in alphabetical order. Bold text or italic text highlights alerts for practitioners and educational clinical pearls are easily found. This fourth edition of Family Practice Guidelines has been updated and adapted to the Canadian context to help you navigate the challenges of providing high-quality primary care. It includes new evidence-based guidelines on a variety of topics including rheumatology, population health, sports medicine, and psychiatric disorders. It contains the definitions, incidence, pathogenesis, signs, symptoms, diagnostic tests, and care plans for more than 200 diagnoses. It also offers numerous printable Client Teaching Guides. 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. The book is organized into three major sections: Section I, Guidelines, presents 23 chapters containing the individual disorder guidelines. Section II, Client Teaching Guides, is also available as forms that can be filled out, printed, and distributed to clients. See the dropdown SHOW SUPPLEMENTARY to access.

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