Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice / Edition 3

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Overview

 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 judgment and promote safe and effective prescribing choices.

Current national treatment protocols and other guidelines help you refine drug selection, treat patients across the lifespan, accurately monitor drug therapy, avoid adverse reactions, and know what to do when front-line therapy fails to produce results.

NEW to the Third Edition . . .
Chapter on Pharmacogenomics that discusses the promises and pitfalls of this burgeoning area of study, from potential research and clinical applications to the importance of protecting patients’ genetic information from misuse

Travel Medicine chapter that includes information on vaccinations, altitude sickness, and jet lag; advice for travelers with diabetes, those with cardiovascular or pulmonary conditions, and pregnant travelers; information about bedbugs, traveler’s diarrhea, malaria, and yellow fever; and more

Reorganization of contents to group chapters concerning women’s health issues into a new Women’s Health section

New focus on switching from brand-name to generic drugs in various chapters

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Kathleen M Woodruff, DNP (Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing)
Description: This is an update of an essential reference for nurse practitioners and physician assistants. This revised edition is necessary to maintain accuracy and currency in the ever changing field of pharmacology and healthcare. The previous editions were published in 2001 and 2006.
Purpose: The goal is to create a comprehensive resource of didactic and clinical information in a single reference. This book focuses on providing a balance between a systematic disease approach and the clinical approach of exploring pharmacotherapeutics. These challenging objectives are accomplished in this book.
Audience: This is ideal for nurse practitioner and physician assistant students as well as experienced practitioners. It works well not only as a clear and concise beginning reference, but also as a frequently used resource in the office. The authors are well versed in pharmacology and clinical prescribing.
Features: The book is clear and well organized. The introductory unit focuses on the basic principles of pharmacology. The subsequent units focus on a systems approach to therapeutics. Each chapter follows a standardized format that helps readers locate needed information easily. The text is augmented by many essential tables, clinic care algorithms for many of the disorders, and clinically appropriate case studies.
Assessment: This user-friendly reference will be an excellent addition to any advanced practice provider's library. The recommendations of first, second, and third line therapies are extremely helpful.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Kathleen M Woodruff, DNP (Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing)
Description: This is an update of an essential reference for nurse practitioners and physician assistants. This revised edition is necessary to maintain accuracy and currency in the ever changing field of pharmacology and healthcare. The previous editions were published in 2001 and 2006.
Purpose: The goal is to create a comprehensive resource of didactic and clinical information in a single reference. This book focuses on providing a balance between a systematic disease approach and the clinical approach of exploring pharmacotherapeutics. These challenging objectives are accomplished in this book.
Audience: This is ideal for nurse practitioner and physician assistant students as well as experienced practitioners. It works well not only as a clear and concise beginning reference, but also as a frequently used resource in the office. The authors are well versed in pharmacology and clinical prescribing.
Features: The book is clear and well organized. The introductory unit focuses on the basic principles of pharmacology. The subsequent units focus on a systems approach to therapeutics. Each chapter follows a standardized format that helps readers locate needed information easily. The text is augmented by many essential tables, clinic care algorithms for many of the disorders, and clinically appropriate case studies.
Assessment: This user-friendly reference will be an excellent addition to any advanced practice provider's library. The recommendations of first, second, and third line therapies are extremely helpful.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781451111972
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 1/5/2012
  • Edition description: Third
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1000
  • Sales rank: 104,639
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.60 (d)

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  • Posted May 11, 2009

    Great Content, Poor quality binding

    This book is very useful, well organized, and contains just enough pathophysiology to explain the medication action. However my book, along with many of my classmate's books, fell apart halfway through the year. The binding was just too flimsy to handle regular use.

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