Publisher: Wolters Kluwer,
Publication Year: 2022,
Be ready to prescribe and administer drugs safely and effectively, with the fully updated Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice, 5th Edition.
Anchored in pharmacology and the principles of therapeutics, and written by experts in the field, this is your road map to effective drug therapies. Learn to correctly identify a disorder, review the drugs used to treat it, and select the optimal therapy. With expert direction on more than 50 common disorders, this is the ideal resource for advanced practice clinicians and students learning pharmacotherapeutics, and a go-to reference for experienced clinicians.
Learn best practices for selecting the safest, most effective drug therapies . . .
NEW section on pain management, addressing Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and use of cannabis
NEW and updated content on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies, pharmacogenomics, liver disorders and substance use disorders
Easy-to-follow, evidence-based algorithms and drug tables
Content organized by drug class, with quick-scan access to generic and trade names, and dosages
Explains pharmacology and patient management topics - easy-to-remember, clearly worded definitions and descriptions of common presentations
Offers the foundation of drug therapeutics, including:
The prescribing process from pregnancy through elderly ages
Avoiding medication errors
Pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, drug interactions and adverse events
Principles of antimicrobial therapy
Chapters organized by body system or disorder for quick-reference:
Dermatitis - Bacterial, fungal, and viral infections of the skin
Ophthalmic disorders, otitis media and otitis externa
Hypertension, hyperlipidemia, myocardial Infarction, heart failure, arrhythmias
Respiratory infections, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Gastric, functional and inflammatory bowel disorders
Urinary tract infection, prostatic disorders and erectile dysfunction, overactive bladder, sexually transmitted infections
Osteoarthritis and gout, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis
Headaches, seizure disorders, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease
Major depressive disorder, bipolar disorders, anxiety disorders
Chapter features include:
Brief overview - Pathophysiology of each disorder and relevant classes of drugs
Monitoring Patient Response section - What to monitor and when
Patient Education section - Includes information on CAM for each disorder
Drug Overview Tables - List drug uses, mechanisms of action, adverse effects, drug interactions, contraindications, and monitoring parameters
Algorithms - Visual cues on how to approach treatment
Case Study and Questions - Provided for each disorder
Instructor Resources - Case study answers, additional case studies, multiple choice questions, power points, acronyms list
About the Clinical Editors
Virginia P. Arcangelo, PhD, NP, is a retired Family Nurse Practitioner who has taught and practiced at Thomas Jefferson University, and in private practices.
Andrew M. Peterson, PharmD, PhD, FCPP, is Executive Director of the Substance Use Disorders Institute, John Wyeth Dean Emeritus, and Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Professor of Health Policy at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.
Veronica F. Wilbur, PhD, APRN-FNP, CNE, FAANP, is Associate Professor of Graduate Nursing in the Department of Nursing at West Chester University, West Chester, Pennsylvania, and practices as an NP in Delaware.
Tep M. Kang, PharmD, BCPS, is Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Surgical Critical Care at Christiana Care Health System in Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania.