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 disordersEasy-to-follow, evidence-based algorithms and drug tablesContent organized by drug class, with quick-scan access to generic and trade names, and dosagesExplains 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 agesAvoiding medication errorsPharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, drug interactions and adverse eventsPrinciples of antimicrobial therapyPharmacogenomicsChapters organized by body system or disorder for quick-reference:Dermatitis - Bacterial, fungal, and viral infections of the skinOphthalmic disorders, otitis media and otitis externaHypertension, hyperlipidemia, myocardial Infarction, heart failure, arrhythmiasRespiratory infections, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseGastric, functional and inflammatory bowel disordersLiver diseasesUrinary tract infection, prostatic disorders and erectile dysfunction, overactive bladder, sexually transmitted infectionsOsteoarthritis and gout, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritisHeadaches, seizure disorders, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's diseaseMajor depressive disorder, bipolar disorders, anxiety disordersChapter features include: Brief overview - Pathophysiology of each disorder and relevant classes of drugsMonitoring Patient Response section - What to monitor and whenPatient Education section - Includes information on CAM for each disorderDrug Overview Tables - List drug uses, mechanisms of action, adverse effects, drug interactions, contraindications, and monitoring parametersAlgorithms - Visual cues on how to approach treatmentCase Study and Questions - Provided for each disorderInstructor 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.
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