Key Features

    • A Key Drugs focus highlights the most commonly used and most representative drugs of each major drug class — with particular emphasis on the top 100 most commonly prescribed drugs.
    • Emphasis on patient teaching helps you communicate with patients and family caregivers to promote adherence to the drug regimen.
    • Emphasis on health promotion describes how to help patients stay well and improve their health, including coverage of immunizations and biologicals, vitamins, weight management, and smoking cessation.
    • Evidence-Based Decision-Making and Treatment Guidelines chapter (11) provides practical guidelines for using the best current research evidence to make decisions about the care of individual patients.
    • Extensive coverage of drug therapy for special populations such as geriatric and pediatric patients includes considerations related to age, pregnancy, race, and other factors.
    • UNIQUE! Coverage of prescriptive practice includes topics such as prescriptive authority, role implementation, and the role of nurses (NPs, CNMs, CRNAs, and CNSs) and physician assistants in writing prescriptions.

    Table of Contents

    PART ONE: ESSENTIAL CONCEPTS FOR THE PRESCRIPTION OF MEDICATIONS

    Unit 1: Foundations of Prescriptive Practice
    1. Prescriptive Authority and Role Implementation: Tradition vs. Change
    2. Historical Review of Prescriptive Authority: The Role of Nurses (NPs, CNMs, CRNAs, and CNSs) and Physician Assistants

    Unit 2: Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics
    3. General Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Principles
    4. Special Populations: Geriatrics
    5. Special Populations: Pediatrics
    6. Special Populations: Pregnant and Nursing Women

    7. Over-the-Counter Medications
    8. Complementary and Alternative Therapies

    Unit 3: The Art and Science of Pharmacotherapeutics
    9. Establishing the Therapeutic Relationship
    10. Practical Tips on Writing Prescriptions
    11. Evidence-Based Decision-Making and Treatment Guidelines
    12. Design and Implementation of Patient Education

    PART TWO: DRUG MONOGRAPHS
    Unit 4: Topical Agents
    13. Dermatologic Agents
    14. Eye, Ear, Throat, and Mouth Agents

    Unit 5: Respiratory Agents
    15. Upper Respiratory Agents
    16. Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Medications

    Unit 6: Cardiovascular Agents
    17. Hypertension and Miscellaneous Antihypertensive Medications
    18. Coronary Artery Disease and Antianginal Medications
    19. Heart Failure and Digoxin
    20. β-Blockers
    21. Calcium Channel Blockers
    22. ACE Inhibitors and Angiotensin Receptor Blockers
    23. Antiarrhythmic Agents
    24. Antihyperlipidemic Agents
    25. Agents that Act on Blood

    Unit 7: Gastrointestinal Agents
    26. Antacids and the Management of GERD
    27. Histamine-2 Blockers and Proton Pump Inhibitors
    28. Laxatives
    29. Antidiarrheals
    30. Antiemetics
    31. Medications for Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Other Gastrointestinal Problems

    Unit 8: Renal/Genitourinary Agents

    Details

    No. of pages:
    880
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2014
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Mosby
    Electronic ISBN:
    9780323187145
    Electronic ISBN:
    9780323087919
    Electronic ISBN:
    9780323187138
    Print ISBN:
    9780323087902