Family Practice Guidelines, 4th Edition

ISBN: 9780826177117
ISBN-10: 0826177115
Copyright: 2017
Edition: 4th
Editor: Cash, Jill C., Glass, Cheryl A.,
Doody's Expert Review    Score: 100
Reviewer: Kathleen Woodruff,  DNP, RN, ANP-BC  (USC School of Social Work)
This is an up-to-date, evidence-based resource of national practice family practice guidelines. Now in its fourth edition, the book was originally published in 2000. This edition includes an ebook version that also has user-friendly patient teaching guides.
The purpose is to provide a clear and concise resource on history taking, physical examination, and differential diagnosis. The objectives are clearly accomplished and this is an excellent addition to the library of family practice practitioners. The ebook version provides practitioners with an excellent point-of-care resource.
The audience includes novice, experienced, and student nurse practitioners and physician assistants. The authors and contributors are all experts in their fields.
The book provides comprehensive information in a clear and organized format, organized into three sections. The first section presents the guidelines, which are arranged by body system and then alphabetically. The second section comprises procedures that are used in primary care practices. The final section provides clearly written patient teaching sheets.
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 not only includes the ebook, but also ensures that the guidelines are the most current and accurate to assist practitioners in providing quality patient care.
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