Family Practice Guidelines

Family Practice Guidelines
5th Ed.
2021 © Springer Publishing Company, LLC
Cheryl A. Glass MSN, WHNP, RN-BC; Jenny Mullen DNP, MSN, FNP-BC, ACHPN; Jill C. Cash MSN, APN, FNP-BC
ISBN-10: 0-8261-3583-8
eISBN-10: 0-8261-3584-6
Nursing, Family Practice, Physician Assistant, Primary Care


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, information on health promotion, care guidelines, dietary information, information on culturally responsive care, 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 latest in practice, as well as 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.

Key Features:

  • • Presents information for 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
  • • Features appendices that provide guidelines on normal lab values, special diets, Tanner’s Sexual Maturity Stages, and teeth

Doody's Reviews

Doody's Core Titles (DCT)
Specialty Score: 2.7 Health Sciences - Family Practice
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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"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 - previous edition

"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.

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