ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:
Patient care, general
When you see an 18-year-old patient, you don't expect to deliver bad news.
The Pre-Op Eval app provides evidence-based guidelines for the preoperative evaluation of patients undergoing noncardiac surgery and perioperative medication management.
The author describes a multidisciplinary, community-based team approach to the management of eating disorders and argues that such a model has potential for application to a variety of complex health conditions.
The author explains the benefits of using symptom diaries in office practice, outlines various types commonly used, and identifies several sources of symptom diaries intended for use in print, online, and on mobile devices.
The article describes the contents of a physician's toolkit intended to make nursing home rounds more efficient. The selection of tools is the product of research and testing carried out by the authors.
The authors introduce a documentation tool appropriate for nursing home cares. The tool was designed to help residents sift through the complexities of the nursing home resident, and the authors believe that it can be widely used with the same benefit by all practicing family physicians.
This article offers readers an introduction to end-of-life care. It discusses predicting life expectancy, initiating hospice care, introducing advance directives and billing for hospice care, among other things.
The article consists of a brief introduction and a collection of special-purpose encounter forms from the FPM Toolbox. The forms are intended to facilitate and improve data gathering in various types of office visits.
The article is part of the "Point-of-Care Guides" series and provides an evidence-based encounter form for use with patients who present with knee injury.
The article describes how one family practice uses a "today's visit" form to help patients focus on what they really want out of the current visit, leaving them more satisfied with their care and less likely to call with follow-up questions.