Family Practice Guidelines, Third Edition

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Family Practice Guidelines, Third Edition

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  • Jill C. Cash MSN, APN, FNP-BC
  • Cheryl A. Glass MSN, WHNP, RN-BC
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Winner, Third Place, AJN Book of the Year Awards 2014, Advanced Practice Nursing

"Both editors have done a wonderful job in building upon the previous versions of this book to create an exceptionally comprehensive resource... Healthcare continues to evolve at an extremely fast pace and it is with excellent resources like this that primary care providers can continue to provide quality care." Score: 100, 5 stars--Doody's Medical Reviews

Praise for the Second 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.

"Family Practice Guidelines is an excellent resource for the busy clinician. It offers succinct, comprehensive information in an easy format that is particularly useful for quick reference. This text is useful for general practice settings as well as specialty care."

Vanderbilt University

This is a comprehensive family practice resource for primary care clinicians, providing current national practice guidelines for a high-quality standard of care for patients across the life span in outpatient settings. It includes individual care guidelines for adult, child, pregnant, and geriatric patients; health promotion and dietary information; procedure guidelines; national resources; and comprehensive patient teaching guides. This third edition includes updated national treatment guidelines throughout, including the most recent cardiology guidelines (JNC 8), seven new protocols, revised procedure guidelines a new chapter on pain management guidelines for patients with opioid addiction, and patient teaching sheets in print and PDF formats.

The guide includes 268 disorder guidelines organized by body system, presented in outline format for easy access. Each disorder includes definition, incidence, pathogenesis, predisposing factors, common complaints, signs/symptoms, subjective data, physical exam and diagnostic tests, differential diagnosis, plan of care including medications, and follow-up care. Of special note are highlighted "Practice Pointers" containing critical information and "Individual Considerations" at the end of each disorder that provide specialty care points for pediatric, pregnant, and geriatric populations.

This resource includes:

  • 151 Patient Teaching Guides
  • 19 Procedure guidelines
  • Routine health maintenance guidelines
  • Appendices covering special diets, normal lab values, and dental issues

Product Details 

  • Publication Date February 10, 2014
  • Page Count 1032
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826197825
  • EISBN 9780826168757

About The Author(s) 

Jill C. Cash, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, a family nurse practitioner for over 20 years, currently practices as a family nurse practitioner at the Vanderbilt Medical Group, Westhaven Family Practice, in Franklin, Tennessee. Her past experience includes teaching as an instructor for the School of Nursing, Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville and Carbondale, Illinois, in the undergraduate BSN program and the graduate NP program. She has been a clinical preceptor for a variety of programs. Her previous experience includes high risk obstetrics as a clinical nurse specialist in maternal-fetal medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, rheumatology in the outpatient setting, women's health in the outpatient setting, and providing wound care in skilled nursing facilities. She has served as a member and officer on numerous boards which include Hospice of Southern Illinois, the Marion Memorial Health Foundation, the American Cancer Society, and Women for Health and Wellness in Southern Illinois. Ms. Cash has authored several chapters in other textbooks and is the co-author of Family Practice Guidelines, first, second, third, and fourth editions, and Adult-Gerontology Practice Guidelines. Most recently, she was awarded the 2017 AANP Nurse Practitioner State Award for Excellence from Illinois.

Table of Contents 


Section I. Guidelines-

1. Health Maintenance Guidelines

2. Pain Management Guidelines

3. Dermatology Guidelines

4. Eye Guidelines

5. Ear Guidelines

6. Nasal Guidelines

7. Throat and Mouth Guidelines

8. Respiratory Guidelines

9. Cardiovascular Guidelines

10. Gastrointestinal Guidelines

11. Genitourinary Guidelines

12. Obstetrics Guidelines

13. Gynecologic Guidelines

14. Sexually Transmitted Infections Guidelines

15. Infectious Disease Guidelines

16. Systemic Disorders Guidelines

17. Musculoskeletal Guidelines

18. Neurologic Guidelines

19. Endocrine Guidelines

20. Psychiatric Guidelines

Section II. Procedures

Section III. Patient Teaching Guides

Patient Teaching Guides for Chapter 1:

Health Maintenance

Patient Teaching Guides for Chapter 2:

Pain Management

Patient Teaching Guides for Chapter 3:
Dermatology Conditions

Patient Teaching Guides for Chapter 4:
Eye Disorders

Patient Teaching Guides for Chapter 5:
Ear Disorders

Patient Teaching Guides for Chapter 6:
Nasal Disorders

Patient Teaching Guides for Chapter 7:
Throat and Mouth Disorders

Patient Teaching Guides for Chapter 8:
Respiratory Disorders

Patient Teaching Guides for Chapter 9:
Cardiovascular Disorders

Patient Teaching Guides for Chapter 10:
Gastrointestinal Disorders

Patient Teaching Guides for Chapter 11:
Genitourinary Disorders

Patient Teaching Guides for Chapter 12:

Patient Teaching Guides for Chapter 13:

Patient Teaching Guides for Chapter 14:

Sexually Transmitted Infections

Patient Teaching Guides for Chapter 15:
Infectious Diseases

Patient Teaching Guides for Chapter 16:
Systemic Disorders

Patient Teaching Guides for Chapter 17:
Musculoskeletal Disorders

Patient Teaching Guides for Chapter 18:
Neurologic Disorders

Patient Teaching Guides for Chapter 19:
Endocrine Disorders

Patient Teaching Guides for Chapter 20:
Psychiatric Disorders


Appendix A. Normal Laboratory Values

Appendix B. Diet Recommendations

Appendix C. Tanner’s Sexual Maturity Stages

Appendix D. Teeth


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