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Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice : A Practical Approach
by Ph.D. Virginia Poole Arcangelo and Ph.D. Andrew M. Peterson


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Established in its first two editions as the standardadvanced 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.  Read more...


 
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More About Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice by Ph.D. Virginia Poole Arcangelo; Ph.D. Andrew M. Peterson
 
 
 
Overview

Established in its first two editions as the standardadvanced 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 classthis new editionincludes 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 pharmacogenomicsandtravel 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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  • ISBN-13: 9781451111972
  • ISBN-10: 1451111975
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publish Date: December 2011
  • Page Count: 981
  • Dimensions: 1.5 x 8.25 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.6 pounds


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