Pharmacotherapeutics

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
Ellis Quinn Youngkin / Kathleen B. Sawin / Jeanette F. Kissinger / Debra S. Israel  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
2
Language
English
Total pages
1408
Pub.-date
July 2004
ISBN13
9780130497628
ISBN
0130497622
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Description

A primary care text for Advanced Pharmacology or Pharmacotherapeutics Courses for Nurse Practitioners; a supplemental text for Nurse Practitioner courses in management of primary care conditions; and a reference text for nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, clinical pharmacists, physician assistants, and physicians in primary care.

Written collectively by professionals in the fields of nursing, pharmacology, pharmacy, and medicine, this reference provides a clinical outcomes-focused guide to pharmacotherapy for common healthcare conditions of adults and children in ambulatory settings. It provides a concise decision-making guide for pharmacotherapuetic management of common primary care health conditions. A template assists the advanced professional to consistently consider clients' assessment and history, along with evaluating when drug therapy is needed, short and long term goals, selecting appropriate agents, outcomes management, efficacy and toxicity and patient information. In addition, general issues such as safety, aging, herbal therapies, social factors and immunizations as well as specific patient population needs are addressed. These special populations include individuals with disabilities, individuals who are migrants or homeless, pregnant women, the elderly and children.

Features

  • NEW - Excellent chapter on the treatment of cardiovascular disease-Includes updated information on the leading cause of death.
    • Helps nurses understand the importance of early recognition and treatment to decrease morbidity and mortality.

  • NEW - Updated chapter on current issues related to hormone replacement therapy-With alternative therapies to manage menopause.
    • Gives nurses the most recent data, allowing them to best advise patients.

  • Holistic view of pharmacotherapy-Spans all ages; includes an excellent overview on the use of selected herbal therapies, as today's patients often self-treat and medicate.
    • Informs nurses about the proper use of these drugs to avoid adverse effects such as drug interactions.

  • Conditions commonly encountered in primary care-Includes therapeutic options. It allows primary care providers to view the basic disease process, assess the patient and make pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic decisions based on outcomes management that includes appropriate selection from a group of drug choices based on efficacy, drug interactions, toxicity, socio-economic, and cultural influences.
    • Gives nurses a reference text that matches the way they will practice and think through a clinical situation.

  • Safety and legal concerns.
    • Brings nurses up-to-date about these very important issues.

  • Special needs populations.
    • Provides nurses with critical information related to special populations and pharmacotherapy considerations. Cultural awareness and sensitivity promoted in care decisions.

  • Extensive tables of drugs-References the more commonly prescribed therapies for primary care conditions.
    • Provides nurses with a quick reference for dosing, adverse reactions, and contraindications for both adults and children.

New to this Edition

  • Excellent chapter on the treatment of cardiovascular disease-Includes updated information on the leading cause of death.
    • Helps nurses understand the importance of early recognition and treatment to decrease morbidity and mortality.

  • Updated chapter on current issues related to hormone replacement therapy-With alternative therapies to manage menopause.
    • Gives nurses the most recent data, allowing them to best advise patients.

Table of Contents

I. PRINCIPLES OF PHARMACOTHERAPY.

 1. Introduction to Pharmacotherapy.
 2. Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics.
 3. Pharmacotherapeutic Impact on Renal or Hepatic Dysfunction.

II. GENERAL ISSUES.

 4. Client Safety in Pharmacotherapy.
 5. Psychological, Sociological, and Cultural Factors.
 6. Regulatory Control of Drugs.
 7. Pharmacotherapy Resources for the Provider.
 8. Adverse Drug Events and Drug Interactions.
 9. Evaluating Self-Care and Over-the-Counter Drugs.
10. Herbal Therapies for Common Problems.
11. Immunizations.

III. SPECIAL ISSUES AND PATIENT POPULATIONS.

12. Pediatric Issues.
13. Geriatric Issues.
14. Individuals with Disabilities.
15. Migrant and Homeless Populations.
16. Individuals with Pain.
17. Pregnancy and Lactation.
18. Contraceptives.
19. Menopause and Current Therapies.

IV. PHARMACOTHERAPY FOR COMMON PRIMARY CARE DISORDERS.

20. Cardiovascular Disorders.
21. Upper Respiratory Disorders.
22. Lower Respiratory Disorders.
23. Eye Disorders.
24. Ear Disorders.
25. Gastrointestinal Disorders.
26. Musculoskeletal Disorders.
27. Dermatologic Disorders.
28. Hematologic Disorders.
29. Neurologic Disorders.
30. Endocrine Disorders: Thyroid and Adrenal Problems.
31. Endocrine Disorders: Diabetes Mellitus.
32. Obesity.
33. Mental Health Disorders.
34. Urinary Tract Disorders and Male Sexual Dysfunction.
35. Gynecologic Disorders and Female Sexual Dysfunction.
36. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Vaginitis, and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease.
37. Immune System and Allergic Disorders: HIV/AIDS, Mono, Allergic.

V. TABLES OF PHARMACOTHERAPEUTIC AGENTS.

Table  100: Anti-infective Agents.
Table  200: Cardiovascular Agents.
Table  300: Eye and Ear Preparations.
Table  400: Gastrointestinal Agents.
Table  500: Hormones and Synthetic Substances.
Table  600: Respiratory Agents.
Table  700: Topical Preparations.
Table  800: Urinary Tract Products.
Table  900: Miscellaneous Agents.
Table 1000: Summary of Fat-soluble and Water-soluble Vitamins.
Table 1100: Summary of Major Minerals and Trace Elements.