The Family Medicine Handbook - 5th Edition - ISBN: 9780323313186

The Family Medicine Handbook

5th Edition

Mobile Medicine Series

Authors: Mark Graber Jennifer Jones Jason Wilbur
eBook ISBN: 9780323313186
Imprint: Saunders


Written by experts at the University of Iowa, this popular resource contains all of the up-to-date clinical information you need to diagnose and treat disorders commonly seen in inpatient and ambulatory settings. Bulleted text, tables, and algorithms enable you to grasp what you need to know in moments. You'll also find a new two-color design, making it easier to find the facts you need—when you need them.

Key Features

  • Hands on information that is truly germane to patient management.
  • CDC guidelines on post-exposure HIV prophylaxis and hepatitis C diagnosis and treatment.
  • Treatment options beyond standard guidelines, for assistance when the usual protocols fail.

Table of Contents

Resuscitation, Airway Management, And Acute Arrhythmias

1. Airway Management And Rapid Sequence Intubation
2. Critical Cardiac Life Support
3. Specific Rhythms And Their Treatment
4. Critical Pediatric Life Support
5. Critical Neonatal Resuscitation

Emergency Medicine

1. The Management Of Acute Chest Pain In The Emergency Department Setting
2. Seizures
3. Asthma/COPD/Dyspnea
4. Coma
5. Head Trauma
6. Trauma
7. Hypertensive Crisis
8. Aortic Dissection (Thoracic)
9. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
10. Shock
11. Overdose and Toxidromes
12. Bites
13. Environmental Illness and Burns
14. Burns, Cold, and Thermal injury
15. Rhabdomyolysis


1. Acute Coronary Syndromes
2. Cardiac Arrhythmias
3. Valvular Heart Disease
4. Congestive Heart Failure
5. Hypertension
6. Syncope
7. Dyslipidemias
8. Prophylaxis Against Bacterial Endocarditis

Pulmonary Medicine

1. Pulmonary Embolism And Deep Venous Thrombosis
2. Pulmonary Function Tests
3. Ventilators and Oxygen Therapy
4. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
5. Asthma
6. Bronchiectasis
7. Pneumonia
8. Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
9. Viral Respiratory Tract Infections
10. Evaluation Of The Chronic Cough
11. Obstructive Sleep Apnea
12. Sarcoidosis
13. Wegener's Granulomatosis
14. Hemoptysis/Pulmonary Hemorrhage
15. Pleural Effusion

Gastroenterology And Hepatology

1. Dyspepsia (see Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)
2. Peptic Ulcer Disease
3. Esophageal Diseases
4. Acute Diarrhea
5. Chronic Diarrhea
6. Traveler's Diarrhea
7. Celiac Sprue (Gluten-Sensitive Enteropathy)
8. Lactose Intolerance
9. Irritable Bowel Syndrome
10. Clostridium Difficile Infection
11. Giardiasis
12. Diver


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About the Author

Mark Graber

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine, Departments of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA

Jennifer Jones

Jason Wilbur