Pharmacology for the Primary Care Provider

ISBN-10: 0323051316
ISBN-13: 9780323051316
Edition: 3rd 2009
List price: $120.00
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Description: A practical textbook of pharmacotherapeutics for nurse practitioners and other primary care providers, this text is also written by nurse practitioners.With an emphasis on key drugs, the authors focus on the most commonly used drugs rather than the  More...

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List price: $120.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 9/16/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 864
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 4.136
Language: English

A practical textbook of pharmacotherapeutics for nurse practitioners and other primary care providers, this text is also written by nurse practitioners.With an emphasis on key drugs, the authors focus on the most commonly used drugs rather than the first drug in each class. In addition to providing solid and comprehensive coverage of pharmacology, the legal and professional issues unique to nurse practitioners and other primary care providers are also discussed.

Essential Concepts for the Prescription of Medications
Foundations of Prescriptive Practice
Prescriptive Authority and Role Implementation: Tradition vs. Change
Historical Review of Prescriptive Authority: The Role of Nurses (NPs, CNMs, CRNAs, and CNSs) and Physician Assistants
Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics
General Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Principles
Special Populations: Geriatrics
Special Populations: Pediatrics
Special Populations: Pregnant and Nursing Women
The Art and Science of Pharmacotherapeutics
Establishing the Therapeutic Relationship
Practical Tips on Writing Prescriptions
Treatment Guidelines and Evidence-Based Decision Making
Design and Implementation of Patient Education
Drug Monographs
Topical Agents
Dermatologic Agents
Eye, Ear, Throat, and Mouth Agents
Respiratory Agents
Upper Respiratory Agents
Asthma and COPD Medications
Cardiovascular Agents
Hypertension and Miscellaneous Antihypertensive Medications
Coronary Artery Disease and Antianginal Medications
Chronic Heart Failure and Digoxin
Calcium Channel Blockers
ACE Inhibitors and Angiotensin Receptor Blockers
Antiarrhythmic Agents
Antihyperlipidemic Agents
Agents that Act on Blood
Gastrointestinal Agents
Antacids and the Management of GERD
Histamine-2 Blockers and Proton Pump Inhibitors
Medications for Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Other Gastrointestinal Problems
Renal/Genitourinary Agents
Male Genitourinary Agents
Agents for Urinary Incontinence and Urinary Analgesia
Musculoskeletal Agents
Aspirin and Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Medications
Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Medications and Immune Modulators
Gout Medications
Osteoporosis Treatment
Muscle Relaxants
Central Nervous System Agents
Overview of the Nervous System
Medications for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Medications for Dementia
Analgesia and Pain Management
Migraine Medications
Antiparkinson Agents
Psychotropic Agents
Antianxiety and Insomnia Agents
Substance Abuse
Endocrine Agents
Thyroid Medications
Diabetes Mellitus Agents
Female Reproductive System Medications
Menopause Hormone Therapy
Agents Used in Treating Breast Cancer
Principles for Prescribing Antiinfectives
Treatment of Specific Infections and Miscellaneous Antibiotics
Antitubercular Agents
The Immune System and Antiretroviral Medications
Antiviral and Antiprotozoal Agents
Health Promotion
Immunizations and Biologicals
Weight Management
Smoking Cessation
Vitamins and Minerals
Over-the-Counter Medications

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