101 Primary Care Case Studies: A Workbook for Clinical and Bedside Skills 1st Edition

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Oct 032021

Real-life primary care case studies* from more than 50 primary care providers, including physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and physicians!

101 Primary Care Case Studies offers real-life patient scenarios and critical thinking exercises to help you work through a patient’s chief complaint. Through narrative case studies, you will determine how best to diagnose, treat, and manage your patient based on the history of present illness, review of systems, relevant history, and physical examination findings. This workbook will ask probing questions to help you determine differential and most likely diagnoses, diagnostic tests to order, and appropriate patient management strategies using relevant and timely references to support your decisions. The organization of each case study simulates the patient care journey from chief complaint to outcome.

Serving as a virtual clinical preceptor, this workbook can be used independently or in a classroom setting. It is accompanied by a robust online student supplement that provides answers to all questions, real outcomes of the cases, and valuable personal insights from the authors on how the patient was successfully managed. Not only will this workbook help you work through patient cases clinically, it will also share important, but often overlooked, bedside manner skills needed to successfully communicate with and care for your patients.

Covering conditions across all organ systems and across the lifespan, this workbook is organized by chief complaint, providing an authentic perspective on what to expect in the patient care environment. It even includes information on pathophysiology and how to use ICD-10 and CPT (E/M) codes in your documentation. The book uniquely weaves together both the science and art of medicine by including personal insights into quality and compassionate care.

Key Features

Provides real-life patient cases from an interprofessional author team of physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and physicians
Uses a templated case study design and critical thinking exercises to help you methodically work through various patient scenarios
Teaches clinical and bedside manner skills imperative for delivering quality patient care
Covers patients across the lifespan, including pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric populations
Offers additional insight on patient education, medical and legal concerns, and interprofessional collaboration
Includes a robust online student supplement with answers to all the case studies along with valuable insights from the authors on how they successfully managed the cases–see inside for access details
Provides instructors with a table of contents that is filterable by chief complaint, diagnosis, patient population, and organ system
*Details changed to protect patient information.





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Pediatric Ophthalmology for Primary Care Fourth Edition

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Sep 292021

Completely updated and revised, the fourth edition provides primary care physicians with must-know information on eye examinations, eye disorders, vision screening, strabismus, dyslexia, ocular trauma, genetic syndromes, and all pediatric-specific eye issues likely to be encountered in primary care.

Includes more than 200 images to aid in problem-solving.


  • Ocular anatomy and physiology
  • Pupil and iris abnormalities
  • Pediatric “pinkeye”
  • Corneal abnormalities
  • Dyslexia and learning disabilities
  • Leukocoria: cataracts, retinal tumors, and Coats disease
  • Ocular torticollis
  • And more…


  • All chapters have been updated and revised, including updated sections on optic nerve hypoplasia, idiopathic intracranial hypertension, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, lymphangiomas, retinopathy of prematurity, retinoblastoma, Aicardi syndrome, and Niemann-Pick disease.
  • Updated key references, figures, and tables.
  • Updates in the field of ocular genetics.
  • Updated treatment options, including for capillary hemangioma, for keratoconus, and gene therapy.
  • New topics: gyrate atrophy, iris cysts, pilomatrixoma, pyogenic granulomas, cerebrotendinous, and xanthomatosis.





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Pediatric Primary Care 6th Edition

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Sep 292021

Get an in-depth look at pediatric primary care through the eyes of a Nurse Practitioner! Pediatric Primary Care, 6th Edition guides readers through the process of assessing, managing, and preventing health problems in infants, children, and adolescents. Key topics include developmental theory, issues of daily living, the health status of children today, and diversity and cultural considerations. This sixth edition also features a wealth of new content and updates ― such as a new chapter on pediatric pharmacology, full-color design and illustrations, new QSEN integration, updated coverage of the impact of the Affordable Care Act, a refocused chapter on practice management, and more ― to keep readers up to date on the latest issues affecting practice today.

Comprehensive content provides a complete foundation in the primary care of children from the unique perspective of the Nurse Practitioner and covers the full spectrum of health conditions seen in the primary care of children, emphasizing both prevention and management.
In-depth guidance on assessing and managing pediatric health problems covers patients from infancy through adolescence.
Four-part organization includes 1) an introductory unit on the foundations of global pediatric health, child and family health assessment, and cultural perspectives for pediatric primary care; 2) a unit on managing child development; 3) a unit on health promotion and management; and 4) a unit on disease management.
Content devoted to issues of daily living covers issues that are a part of every child’s growth ― such as nutrition and toilet training ― that could lead to health problems unless appropriate education and guidance are given.
Algorithms are used throughout the book to provide a concise overview of the evaluation and management of common disorders.
Resources for providers and families are also included throughout the text for further information.
Expert editor team well is well-versed in the scope of practice and knowledge base of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (PNPs) and Family Nurse Practitioners (FNPs).
NEW! Updated content throughout reflects the latest developments in our understanding of disease processes, disease management in children, and current trends in pediatric healthcare.
NEW! Chapter on prescribing pediatric medications emphasizes the unique needs of children in pharmacotherapy.
NEW! Practice Alerts highlight situations that may require urgent action, consultation, or referral for additional treatment outside the primary care setting.
NEW! Full-color design and illustrations improve usability and learning.
NEW! Graduate-level QSEN integration:
Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) is now introduced in the Preface.
The QSEN Safety competency is now emphasized via the new Practice Alert highlights and integration of National Patient Safety Goals and Core Measures.
The Informatics competency is addressed with new informatics content in a refocused Strategies for Managing a Pediatric Health Care Practice chapter.
The Teamwork and Collaboration competency is addressed by new content on the trending topic of interprofessional collaboration, also in the Strategies for Managing a Pediatric Health Care Practice chapter.
The Evidence-Based Practice competency is integrated through icons that reference evidence-based guidelines.
Reorganized application of Gordon’s Functional Health Patterns provides a more conceptually consistent flow with Gordon’s model.
Expanded integration of Healthy People 2020 goes beyond the emphasis on physical activity in the previous edition.
Expanded coverage of health literacy includes application of health literacy principles ― the ability to obtain, read, understand, and use healthcare information to make appropriate health decisions and follow instructions for treatment ― in relevant chapters.
Additional coverage of growth and development includes a thorough revision of the chapter on developmental management in pediatric primary care along with inclusion of developmental milestones in appropriate chapters.
Expanded coverage of assessment, genetics and epigenetics, mental health issues, the Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Services Program, and global health reflect the growing impact of these trends on pediatric primary care.
Updated coverage of the Affordable Care Act includes a focus on the impact of the Affordable Care Act (including Medicaid expansion) and its implications for access to pediatric healthcare.
Updated coverage of the Bright Futures guidelines goes beyond the previous edition’s focus on mental health and sexual development.
NEW! Focus on diversity (vs culture) offers a greater emphasis on diversity in its many dimensions rather than on culture alone.
Refocused practice management chapter has been retitled Strategies for Managing a Pediatric Health Care Practice and eliminates general practice management content that is already covered in other parts of the curriculum to focus on content more specific to pediatric practice management ― including the various settings for pediatric primary care, informatics, and other essential topics influenced by the Affordable Care Act, National Patient Safety Goals, and the growing trend of interprofessional collaboration.





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CURRENT Practice Guidelines in Primary Care 2020 18th Edition

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Sep 132021

The only resource dedicated to delivering concise summaries of the most clinically relevant primary care guideline summaries

A  Doody’s Core Title for 2021!



  • Organized into topics related to disease screening, disease prevention, and disease management, and subdivided into organ systems for quick reference
  • Updated with over 150 new guidelines and nearly 30 new sections on topics including opiate use disorder, transgender health, systemic lupus erythematosus, and rotator cuff injury
  • Strikes the perfect balance between brevity and clinical necessity
  • Includes the most recent research available for each guideline
  • Consolidates information from nationally recognized government agencies, medical and scientific organizations, and expert panels into concise, easy-to-apply guidelines
  • Spans all areas of general medicine and covers primary care topics in both ambulatory and hospital settings
  • Includes website addresses for U.S. government agencies and professional societies







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Dermatologic Surgery and Cosmetic Procedures in Primary Care Practice 1st Edition

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Sep 092021

The complete guide to skin surgery and cosmetic procedures―from surgery fundamentals to cosmetic procedures 

Written for non-specialists in dermatology―from family and emergency physicians to physician assistants and nurse practitioners―Dermatologic Surgery and Cosmetic Procedures in Primary Care Practice includes state-of-the-art procedures that will benefit any clinical practice. With practical tips and tricks used by leading dermatologic surgeons, this peerless resource covers a broad range of the techniques, skills, and issues you need to know, including:

  • Excisions and repairs, from basic to advanced techniques
  • Surgical instrument selection
  • Wound dressing
  • Local anesthesia
  • Incision and drainage
  • Nail surgery
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Neurotoxin injections and fillers
  • Anatomy
  • Suturing techniques
  • Ethics
  • Billing and financial considerations


Dermatologic Surgery and Cosmetic Procedures in Primary Care Practice is organized into three thematic sections―the fundamentals of dermatologic surgery; procedures for diagnosis, therapy, and reconstruction; and cosmetic procedures―to make finding what you need quick and easy. Each chapter kicks off with an infographic summarizing key points, including beginner tips, expert clinical pearls, and words of warning.


Indispensable for any primary care practice, this one-of-a-kind resource provides the knowledge and insight you need to perform virtually any dermatologic procedure safely and effectively.





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Pediatric Urology for the Primary Care Physician (Current Clinical Urology) 2014th Edition

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Jun 222021

While there are Pediatric Urology texts for Pediatric Urologists and for General Urologists, there are none for Primary Care Physicians. This book is written specifically for the primary care physician, the initial contact for the many children with urologic conditions. This text will assist the primary care physician in the recognition of and participation in the care of children with these common problems. These include both congenital and acquired conditions. Management may involve medical and/or surgical intervention. The contributing authors were selected for their internationally recognized expertise and straight forward educational styles.

Pediatric Urology for the Primary Care Physician will significantly help our primary care colleagues in the evaluation and management of children with genito-urinary problems.





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Thyroid Disease: A Case-Based and Practical Guide for Primary Care (Current Clinical Practice)

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Apr 072021

Thyroid Disease: A Case-Based and Practical Guide for Primary Care, by Dr. Emanuel Brams, is a supremely readable cased-based approach to understanding the myriad of disorders that encompass thyroid disease. Using cases derived from his busy practice, Dr. Brams gives us the history and physical examination details of each case, along with test results. Then, through a series of questions similar to that which any good clinician asks while caring for a patient, Dr. Brams explains an optimal approach to diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of thyroid disease, with an emphasis on the practical and common issues that primary care physicians see in their offices. This is an important book for primary care physicians because thyroid disease is common in the population we take care of and accounts for 3–5% of primary care visits. It is often cited as an area that primary care phy- cians find confusing. Dr. Brams clarifies thyroid disease and, through his generous sharing of cases, allows us to join him in making clear diagnoses as well as share in the ambiguity and decisions about approach when the diagnoses and course of treatment are not clear. In this way, the book is honest, and deals directly with the issues of thyroid disease as they are seen by us as physicians, not as we sometimes may wish they were seen if patients presented with the clarity of walking textbooks. Dr.



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Medical Microbiology Testing in Primary Care 1st Edition

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Apr 032021

The book’s purpose is to help community-based primary care physicians and nurses, and laboratory-based microbiologists, better understand each other’s requirements in collecting and interpreting specimens, and thus to improve the quality of patient care, while saving resources and reducing unnecessary antibiotic prescription.

The book’s structure focuses on three basic principles: deciding whether a specimen is clinically necessary; how to collect the specimen effectively, and how to interpret the laboratory report.

Individual chapters cover all the main specimen types sent to the laboratory from primary care. At the beginning of each chapter a case scenario is used to identify critical steps in processing a particular specimen type, followed by quick action guides to assess current practice and implement necessary changes in procedure.

The award winning author of Clinical Bacteriology (BMA student book of the year 2005) has brought together a microbiologist, a primary care physician and a specialist in infectious disease, to produce this concise, highly illustrated guide, of value alike to primary care physicians, nurses, microbiologists and medical students.




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Primary Care in the Twenty-First Century: An International Perspective

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Mar 212021

Quality is at the heart of the government’s strategy for NHS development, and which is to be delivered through clinical governance. This book explores accreditation through practical case studies and research findings, and outlines how it can assure the quality of care. Systems of accreditation for measuring and improving quality are described, and show how they can be used easily and effectively to meet the challenges of the new NHS. It is clear, concise and relevant to all the current changes in healthcare provision. All those responsible for delivering a service based on clinical and cost effectiveness will find it essential reading. ‘In the United Kingdom primary health care is based almost wholly on general practice. From April 1999 all general practices will belong to primary care groups. Questions of quality and accountability will be high on their agenda as part of the new arrangements for clinical governance. This book on accreditation in primary care is therefore most timely.’ Sir Donald Irvine, President, General Medical Council, in the Introduction.



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Preventing Cardiovascular Disease in Primary Care

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Mar 122021

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death and disability in the world. It is largely preventable, and can certainly be delayed by attention to established risk factors. Primary care is the natural and most appropriate location for cardiovascular prevention. This accessible and practical reference and everyday manual covers the organisation of prevention services, estimating risk and using guidelines, and examines each key area with extensive use of clinical case studies. It provides the information necessary to answer the concerns of patients on areas such as cholesterol, diet, exercise, alcohol, smoking and medication. General practitioners, practice nurses, physiotherapists, dieticians and pharmacists will find this book to be an essential aid to their daily work.



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