Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice
Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice

Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice

Publication Date: December 29, 2011
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ISBN/ISSN: 9781451111972
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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 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

  • NEW--Breakout for  women's health.
  • NEW--Coverage of switching from brand names to generics in varous chapters
  • NEW--Chapters on Pharmacogenomics and Travel Medicine
  • Additional important content areas are highlighted, including: Food-drug interactions and special dietary considerations and specific concerns relating to the geriatric client.
  • Current national treatment protocols and other guidelines (using algorithms) for drug selection, lifespan considerations, therapeutic drug monitoring, adverse reactions, poor outcomes and when to change therapy, as well as alternative therapy.
  • Practical case studies and review questions enhance clinical judgment and promote safe and effective prescribing choices
  • Quick-access format organized by body system 
Virginia Poole Arcangelo PhD, CRNP
Former Director of Nurse Practitioner Program, College of Health Professions, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Andrew M. Peterson PharmD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacology, University of the Sciences, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy; Adjunct Professor for Nurse Practitioner Pharmacology, College of Health Professions, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Edition: 3
ISBN/ISSN: 9781451111972
Product Format: Softbound
Trim Size: 8.375 x 10.875
Pages: 1000
Pub Date: December 29, 2011
Weight: 4.55


I Principles of Therapeutics
1 Issues for The Practitioner in Drug Therapy
2 Pharmacokinetic Basis of Therapeutics and Pharmacodynamic Principles
3 Impact of Drug Interactions and Adverse Events on Therapeutics
4 Principles of Pharmacotherapy in Children
5 Principles of Pharmacotherapy in Pregnancy and Lactation
6 Principles of Pharmacotherapy in Elderly Patients
7 Principles of Pharmacotherapy in Pain Management
8 Principles of Antimicrobial Therapy
9 Complementary and Alternative Medicines
10 Pharmacogenomics
II Pharmacotherapy for Skin Disorders
11 Contact Dermatitis
12 Fungal Infections of the Skin
13 Viral Infections of the Skin
14 Bacterial Infections of the Skin
15 Psoriasis
16 Acne Vulgaris and Rosacea
III Pharmacotherapeutics for Ophthalmic and Otic Disorders
17 Ophthalmic Disorders
18 Otitis Media/Externa
IV Pharmacotherapy for Cardiovascular Disorders
19 Hypertension
20 Hyperlipidemia
21 Angina
22 Heart Failure
23 Dysrhythmias
V Pharmacotherapy for Respiratory Disorders
24 Upper Respiratory Infections
25 Asthma
26 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
27 Bronchitis and Pneumonia
VI Pharmacotherapy for Gastrointestinal Tract Disorders
28   Nausea and Vomiting
29 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and Peptic Ulcer Disease
30 Constipation, Diarrhea and Irritable Bowel Syndrome
31 Inflammatory Bowel Disease
VII Pharmacotherapy for Genitourinary Tract Disorders
32 Urinary Tract Infections
33 Prostatic Disorders
34 Overactive Bladder
35 Sexually Transmitted Infections
VIII Pharmacotherapy for Musculoskeletal Disorders
36 Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis
37 Fibromyalgia
IX Pharmacology for Neurological/Psychological Disorders
38 Headaches
39 Seizure Disorders
40 Depressive Disorders
41 Anxiety Disorders
42 Insomnia and Sleep Disorders
43 Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
44 Alzheimer’s Disease
X Pharmacotherapy for Endocrine Disorders
45 Diabetes Mellitus
46 Thyroid Disorders
XI Pharmacotherapy for Immune Disorders
47 Allergies and Allergic Reactions
48 Human Immunodeficiency Virus
XII Pharmacotherapy for Hematologic Disorders
49 Coagulation Disturbances
50 Anemias
XIII Pharmacotherapy in Health Promotion
51 Immunizations
52 Smoking Cessation
53 Travel medicine
54 Weight Loss
XIV Women’s Health
55 Contraception
56 Menopause and Menopausal Hormone Therapy
57 Osteoporosis
58 Vaginitis
XV Integrative Approach to Patient Care
59 The Economics of Pharmacotherapeutics
60 Integrative Approaches to Pharmacotherapy – A look at Complex Cases
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