Family Practice Guidelines

Family Practice Guidelines
6th Ed.
2024 © Springer Publishing Company, LLC
Jill C. Cash MSN, APN, FNP-BC
ISBN-13: 978-0-8261-7354-6
eISBN-13: 978-0-8261-6605-0
Nursing, Family Practice, Physician Assistant, Primary Care


This core nursing resource has long served as an essential text for thousands of NP students and as a valued clinical reference for family practice and primary care clinicians.

The sixth edition continues to provide current practice guidelines and professional standards of care across the lifespan, with the addition of updated information in all chapters, updated patient teaching guides and charts, and new charts featuring enhanced readability. The book provides new content on COVID-19 treatment and vaccines, and new guidelines for dermatology (including photos), respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease, genitourinary considerations, neurologic conditions, and infectious diseases.

Offering succinct and practical counsel, the book features detailed, step-by-step instructions for physical examinations and diagnostic testing, information on health promotion, guidelines of care, dietary information, common procedures, and patient resources. Chapters are organized by body system, with disorders alphabetized for ease of reference. Client Teaching Guides—available in print and digital format—perform double duty as both patient handouts and concise study tools. Consistent guidelines for more than 275 disorders facilitate ease of use and Clinical Pearls highlight key information.

New to the Sixth Edition:

  • • Updated information in all chapters including new clinical content for each body system
  • • New tables, charts, and algorithms
  • • Updated CDC guidelines on health maintenance and immunization schedules
  • • New dermatology guidelines including color photos of skin rashes/disorders
  • • Updated guidelines for heart failure and hypertension
  • • Focused guidelines for the management of asthma
  • • Updated management of urinary tract infections, erectile dysfunction, and premature ejaculation
  • • Key updates for stroke management
  • • Current CDC guidelines for management of COVID-19

Key Features:

  • • Presents consistent guidelines for over 275 disorders providing quick access to information
  • • Highlights key considerations for practice
  • • Addresses care points for pediatric, pregnant, and geriatric patients

Doody's Reviews

Doody's Core Titles (DCT)
Score: 89/100
3/5 Stars
Specialty Score: 2.27 Health Sciences - Family Practice
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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"This book is a great resource for nurse practitioner students or novice primary care providers. It contains clinical practice guidelines that readers can easily retrieve or reference. The book can also be used as a study guide for students preparing for certification."

-- Sylvie Rosenbloom, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CDCES, CME (Mercy College) Doody's Review

"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 book is a great resource for nursing or medical students and novice primary care providers. According to the authors, it is written for nurse practitioners but is useful for all students in medical fields, including residents and physician assistants. The author is a family nurse practitioner with over 27 years of experience, currently practicing in primary care and teaching nurse practitioner students.

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