Family Practice Guidelines, Fourth Edition

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Family Practice Guidelines, Fourth Edition

SKU# 9780826177117


  • Jill C. Cash MSN, APN, FNP-BC
  • Cheryl A. Glass MSN, WHNP, RN-BC


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

Praise for the Second 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."

Score: 100, 5 stars—Doody's Medical Reviews

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 sport physical exam and interventions, endocrinology, the 2015 Beers Criteria, new CDC recommendations for health maintenance, 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, Sjogrens syndome, psoriatic arthopathy, pseudogout (calcium pyorphosphate 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 FDA-approved medications
  • JNC-8 Guidelines for Hypertension
  • Neurology: PTSD and restless legs syndrome management
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Bipolar and other behavioral health disorders
  • New and updated 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

Product Details 

  • Publication Date January 28, 2017
  • Page Count 1064
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826177117

About The Author(s) 

Jill C. Cash, MSN, APN is a Nurse Practitioner at Southern Illinois Rheumatology in a rural clinical setting in Southern Illinois. She is a clinical preceptor for Nurse Practitioner students in various NP clinical programs across the country. Her previous clinical experience includes High Risk Obstetrics as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Women's Health, Family Practice and Rheumatology. She has taught in the nursing program at various levels, including the ADN, BSN and MSN levels at Southeast Missouri State University, Southern Illinois University- Edwardsville and Southeastern Illinois College. Ms. Cash is a contributing author to several nursing textbooks including Nursing Assessment, Medical-Surgical Nursing and Nurse Practitioner Review Guidelines textbooks. Ms. Cash is the co-editor of the first two editions of Family Practice Guidelines.

Cheryl A. Glass, MSN, WHNP, RN-BC is a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner who currently practices as a Clinical Research Specialist for KePRO in the Medical Solutions Unit in Nashville TN and is a Clinical Instructor @ Vanderbilt Univ School of Nursing. Previously, she has been a Clinical Trainer and Trainer Manager for Healthways/American Healthways. Her previous practice as an NP was as Clinical Research Coordinator at Nashville Clinical Research and as Collaborative Clinical OB Practice with the Director and Assistant Directors of Maternal-Fetal Medicine @ Vanderbilt Univ Medical Center Dept of OB /GYN. She is certified as a Women's Health Care NP by the National Cert Corporation. She is a member of the AANP, the ACNP, the AWHONN, the NPWH, and STT. She is the author of several book chapters and is co-author of Family Practice Guidelines. She has published five refereed journal articles. In 1999, Ms. Glass was named Tennessee Chapter AWHONN Nurse of the Year.