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Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice
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ISBN-13 / EAN: 9781451111972
Author(s): Virginia Arcangelo
Publisher: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
Dimensions: 215 x 37 x 277 (w x l x h)
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Established in its first two editions as the standard advanced pharmacotherapeutics text for nurse practitioners, students, and physician assistants this completely revised and updated new edition offers guidelines on prescribing drugs for over 50 common diseases and disorders. Organized by disorder rather than drug class this new edition includes algorithms and case studies that illustrate critical thinking aspects of prescribing, such as drug selection, lifespan considerations, therapeutic drug monitoring, adverse reactions, unexpected outcomes, and when to change therapy. The third edition includes coverage of pharmacogenomics and travel medicine. The section on Depressive Disorders discusses weaning patients from SSRIs and changing from one medication to another. Switching from brand names to generics is dicussed in various chapters. Make the right drug choices for your patients. Quick-access format, organized by body system rather than drug class, helps you locate and identify the best drug for a range of common conditions.
Selecting the Most Appropriate Agent sections in each chapter contain information on first-line, second-line, and third-line therapies, with rationales and an algorithm to help you choose the right agent. Practical case studies, food-drug interactions, and concerns related to the geriatric client enhance your clinical