Pharmacotherapy Principles and Practice, Third Edition / Edition 3

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Learn the essential principles of pharmacotherapy and how they apply to today’s healthcare

Pharmacotherapy Principles & Practice, Third Edition uses a solid evidence-based approach to teach you how to design, implement, monitor, and evaluate medication therapy. This trusted text provides everything you need to gain an in-depth understanding of the principles essential optimal pharmacotherapy of disease. In order to be as clinically relevant as possible, the disease states and treatments discussed focus on disorders most often seen in clinical practice. Chapters were written or reviewed by pharmacists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and physicians who are authorities in their fields.

The book opens with an introductory chapter followed by chapters on pediatrics, geriatrics, and palliative care. The remainder of the text consists of ninety-eight disease-based chapters that review etiology, epidemiology, pathophysiology, and clinical presentation, followed by therapeutic recommendations for drug selection, dosing, and patient monitoring.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Melissa M. Ranieri, BS, PharmD (Temple University School of Pharmacy)
Description: This is the third edition of a comprehensive update of a book with many unique features designed to teach basic principles of pharmacotherapy disease management.
Purpose: With 102 chapters covering various disease states, the book delivers thorough, evidence-based information in a clear style designed for easy comprehension. The book is particularly useful for students in the fields of pharmacy, nursing, or medicine, as it emphasizes key concepts and simplifies complex information. Cases and self-assessment questions enable application of the material. The book has been adopted by schools across the country, and its learning features have been quite useful and effective in delivering the clinical knowledge and skills necessary for a practice setting.
Audience: Any healthcare professional will find this book useful, as the information is based on current guidelines and is relevant to clinical practice. Yet, the design and features are uniquely targeted to students learning the information and applying it in clinical practice. The book is easy to follow when compared to other popular pharmacotherapy books, but the information is still comprehensive, evidence-based, and practical. The 182 contributing authors and 55 reviewers are leading experts in their fields and include pharmacists, nurses, and physician assistants.
Features: After introductory chapters on pediatrics, geriatrics, and palliative care, most of the remaining chapters cover various disease states. Each chapter begins with clearly outlined learning objectives and key content points. These concepts are mapped to italicized, numbered concepts in the body of the chapter elaborating these points further. Explanations of complex pathophysiology and treatment pathways are simplified, yet still comprehensive and evidence-based. Algorithms, tables, and figures highlight key information throughout each chapter and enhance learning as well. Patient case encounters are included in each section, which help students apply what they have learned to patient care. Self-assessment questions for each chapter can also be accessed online. These questions are uploaded to a testing center which grades the student in real time and provides instant feedback. Appendixes include standard laboratory values, equations, and a glossary of terms. Medical terms are highlighted in bold throughout the chapters, and can be found in the glossary. One caveat that applies to this book and any pharmacotherapy book: information is only as current as the date of publication, and supplementary literature may be needed depending on the disease state.
Assessment: This book succeeds as a comprehensive, evidence-based reference of medication management strategies for over 100 disease states. Its focus is teaching-based, with clear explanations and unique features targeted to learners. Any healthcare professional will benefit from the clearly outlined, up-to-date information that can be easily implemented in practice. This book is popular among pharmacy, nursing, and physician assistant schools and perhaps is most useful in academic settings.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071780469
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/1/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1968
  • Sales rank: 266,894
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 2.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Marie A. Chisholm-Burns, PharmD, MPH, FCCP, FASHP,

Professor and Head, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science

The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy

Tucson, AZ

Terry L. Schwinghammer, PharmD, FCCP, FASHP, BCPS,

Professor and Chair, Department of Clinical Pharmacy

West Virginia University

School of Pharmacy

Morgantown, WV

Barbara G. Wells, PharmD, FASHP, FCCP, BCPP,

Professor and Dean

Executive Director, Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences

School of Pharmacy

The University of Mississippi

Oxford, MS

Patrick M. Malone, PharmD, FASHP

Professor and Associate Dean, Internal Affairs

College of Pharmacy

The University of Findlay

Findlay, OH

Jill M. Kolesar, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP

Professor, University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy

Director, 3P

Analytical Instrumentation Laboratory

University of Wisconsin Paul P. Carbone Comprehensive

Cancer Center

Madison, WI

Joseph T. DiPiro, PharmD, FCCP

Professor and Executive Dean, South Carolina College of Pharmacy

University of South Carolina, Columbia

Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, SC

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