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Pharmacology for the Primary Care Provider - E-Book

Author: Marilyn Winterton Edmunds,Maren Stewart Mayhew

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323087914

Category: Medical

Page: 880

View: 4373

Written by and for nurse practitioners, and also suitable for physician’s assistants, Pharmacology for the Primary Care Provider, 4th Edition focuses on what you need to know to safely and effectively prescribe drugs for primary care. An emphasis on patient teaching helps you gain patient adherence to prescribed drug regimens, and guidelines for health promotion help in maintaining and improving your patients’ health. Now in full color, this edition expands the book's emphasis on the QSEN priorities of safety and evidence-based practice, and adds coverage of new drugs, new drug classes, and new therapeutic drug uses. Written by leading nurse practitioner authorities Marilyn Winterton Edmunds and Maren Stewart Mayhew, Pharmacology for the Primary Care Provider teaches principles of pharmacotherapeutics using today’s most commonly used drugs. 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. NEW! Full-color design and illustrations highlight the most important content. DRUG UPDATES reflect the latest FDA-approved drugs, drug classes, and therapeutic uses. Expanded emphasis on the QSEN priorities of safety and evidence-based practice helps you eliminate drug prescribing errors with color-highlighted Safety Alerts! and NEW Clinical Practice Alerts! NEW section on male hormone replacement therapies adds coverage of men to that for women. Updated evidence-based prescribing information reflects the latest national clinical practice guidelines and evidence-based treatment guidelines, including the latest clinical treatment guidelines for diabetes. NEW! Complementary and Alternative Products tables highlight interactions with drugs, and are emphasized with a distinctive icon. Updated Drug Overview tables are enhanced with color as well as Top 100 icons that highlight the most commonly prescribed drugs.
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Pharmacology for the Primary Care Provider - E-Book

Author: Marilyn Winterton Edmunds,Maren Stewart Mayhew

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323063160

Category: Medical

Page: 864

View: 2463

Written by and for nurse practitioners, this practical textbook focuses on what primary care providers need to learn and practice drug therapy. With an overall emphasis on patient teaching and health promotion, you will learn how to provide effective patient teaching about medications and how to gain patient compliance. Drug coverage focuses on “key drugs rather than “prototype drugs, so you can find important information about the most commonly used drugs rather than the first drug in each class. You will also find discussions on the legal and professional issues unique to nurse practitioners and other primary care providers. The 3rd edition also features an expanded emphasis on established clinical practice guidelines and evidence-based practice, plus two new chapters that cover drugs for ADHD and drugs for dementia. UNIQUE! Written specifically for nurse practitioners with an overall emphasis on patient teaching and health promotion. UNIQUE! Covers specific topics such as prescriptive authority, role implementation, and writing prescriptions. Presents comprehensive coverage of the drugs most commonly prescribed in – and the issues most relevant to – primary care practice. UNIQUE! Identifies the Top 200 drugs in chapter openers with a special icon and covers them in-depth to familiarize you with the most important, need-to-know drug information. Uses a consistent heading scheme for each prototype drug discussion to make it easier to learn and understand key concepts. Includes an introductory chapter on “Design and Implementation of Patient Education that highlights content on patient teaching and compliance. Includes specific “Patient Education sections in each drug chapter. Provides extensive coverage of drug therapy for special populations to alert you to special considerations based on age, pregnancy, race and other factors. A separate chapter on “Complementary and Alternative Therapies discusses the available complementary and alternative modalities, including detailed information on actions, uses, and interactions of commonly used herbs. Drug Overview tables at the beginning of each chapter outline the classifications of drugs discussed and provide a handy reference of drug classes and subclasses, generic names, and trade names. Clinical Alerts highlight essential information that primary care providers must remember in order to avoid serious problems, including cautions for prescribing, information about drug interactions, or warnings about particularly ominous adverse effects. An entire unit covers drugs for health promotion to introduce you to drugs commonly seen in outpatient primary care settings and to prepare you for practice in a society increasingly focused on health promotion and disease prevention. Includes separate chapters on Immunizations and Biologicals, Weight Management, Smoking Cessation, Vitamins and Minerals, Over-the-Counter Medications, and Complementary and Alternative Therapies.
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Pharmacology for the Prehospital Professional

Author: Jeffrey S. Guy

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323035906

Category: Medical

Page: 455

View: 7158

Gain a complete, practical understanding of pharmacology with this unique resource that is now updated to reflect the 2010 emergency cardiovascular care guidelines. Realistic, problem-based clinical scenarios present pharmacology in the most effective context for learning. This textbook includes detailed drug profiles that present essential drug information in a logical context specific to each condition. Problem-based clinical scenarios illustrate the practical relevance of prehospital pharmacology. Detailed drug profiles of 95 commonly used drugs present comprehensive data in a consistent, easy-to-reference format. Full-color drug images familiarize you with medications for quick identification. Medical Math chapter strengthens your dosage calculation skills. Soecial boxes highlight useful, field-tested tips and strategies. Legal Aspects and Risk Management chapter helps you avoid common mistakes made in prehospital care. Study questions reinforce important chapter concepts and test your understanding. Information about commonly prescribed over-the-counter medications and herbal drugs alerts you to important pharmacological treatment considerations. Companion DVD includes 25 video skill demonstrations that guide you step-by-step through vital techniques and procedures and 23 medical animations that offer visual details of anatomy, physiologic processes, and procedures.
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Primary Care for the Physical Therapist - E-Book

Examination and Triage

Author: William G. Boissonnault

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437715435

Category: Medical

Page: 432

View: 3341

Specifically designed to address the expanding role of physical therapists in primary care, the second edition of Primary Care for the Physical Therapist: Examination and Triage provides the information you need to become an effective primary care provider. Acquire the communication and differential diagnosis skills, technical expertise, and clinical decision-making ability to meet the challenges of a changing profession with this unparalleled resource. Emphasizes communication skills vital for establishing rapport and gathering data. Patient interview guides identify what data to collect and how to use it. Overview of the physical examination lays the foundation for different diagnosis and recognition of conditions. A section on Special Populations equips the PT to handle common problems encountered in primary care. Unique approach details pharmacology and diagnostic procedures from a PT perspective for clinically relevant guidance. New information enhances your understanding of the foundations of practice and how to screen and examine the healthy population. Content is reorganized and updated to reflect the current state of PT practice. Companion Evolve resources website enables you to independently review techniques from the text. Top 10 Medical Conditions to Screen For chapter details conditions that have major significance in incidence, mortality, and morbidity all in one place. Separate chapters on upper and lower quarter screening and a new chapter on symptom investigation by symptom help you screen medical conditions more effectively.
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Pharmacology for Health Professionals

Author: Bronwen Jean Bryant,Kathleen Mary Knights

Publisher: Elsevier Australia

ISBN: 0729539296

Category: Chemotherapy

Page: 1062

View: 1084

"Pharmacology for Health Professionals provides a comprehensive introduction to important pharmacology prinicples and concepts, with a strong focus on therapeutics." "The text has been extensively updated to reflect the latest information on the clinical use of drugs, local aspects of scheduling, drug legislation and ethics." -- Book Jacket.
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Pharmacology for Women’s Health

Author: Mary C. Brucker,Tekoa L. King

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1284057488

Category: Medical

Page: 1212

View: 1238

Order of names reversed on previous edition.

Study Guide for Pharmacology for Canadian Health Care Practice - E-Book

Author: Linda Lane Lilley, PhD RN,Shelly Rainforth Collins, Pharmd,Julie S Snyder, Msn RN-BC,Gorospe Franklin F, IV RN Bscn MN

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1771721030

Category:

Page: N.A

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Master content from the textbook with this helpful study tool! Designed to accompany Lilley's Pharmacology for Canadian Health Care Practice, 2nd edition, this study guide helps you to understand and apply material from each chapter in the text. Worksheets for each chapter include multiple-choice questions, critical thinking and application questions, case studies, and other activities.
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Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice

A Practical Approach

Author: Virginia Poole Arcangelo,Andrew M. Peterson

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781757843

Category: Medical

Page: 959

View: 4513

This advanced pharmacotherapeutics text for nurse practitioners and physician assistants offers guidelines on prescribing drugs for over 50 common diseases and disorders. The book is organized by disorder rather than drug class and includes algorithms and case studies that illustrate critical thinking aspects of prescribing, such as drug selection, lifespan considerations, therapeutic drug monitoring, adverse reactions, unexpected outcomes, and when to change therapy. This Second Edition has new chapters on oncologic disorders and complementary and alternative medicines. Improved case studies reflect more realistic practice issues in decision-making. Additional areas addressed include food-drug interactions, dietary considerations, and concerns regarding geriatric patients.
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Pharmacology for Rehabilitation Professionals - E-Book

Author: Barbara Gladson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437707564

Category: Medical

Page: 540

View: 3538

Now fully revised and updated, Dr. Barbara Gladson's Pharmacology for Rehabilitation Professionals, 2nd Edition, remains your best resource for understanding how various drugs affect patients during therapeutic exercise and rehabilitation. Using case studies and engaging activities, it helps you apply essential pharmacology information directly to rehabilitation practice. New chapters, a new reader-friendly design, new artwork, and more enhance the text and bring you up to date with both basic pharmacologic principles as well as the mechanism of action and side effects of drugs commonly seen in rehabilitation practice. Helps you develop effective exercise programs by providing drug/exercise interactions from a pharmacokinetics perspective. You willl clearly see the implications for exercise for each specific condition and medication. Presents case studies in every chapter that demonstrate the effects of various drugs on the diagnosis, prognosis, and interventions in physical therapy, so you can more easily monitor patients for adverse drug effects. Features engaging activities in every chapter, ranging from patient interviews to challenging, real-life questions, helping you retain and apply what you've learned. Encourages you to use the latest research in your clinical decision making with evidence-based content incorporated throughout. Simplifies the complex topic of pharmacokinetics so that you will fully understand how it affects your individual patients and your care plans. Guides you in using the Internet for online drug information with references to specific sites, and when and how to use them to their fullest potential. Discusses lifespan considerations such as age, physical differences, and obesity, as well as the latest information on diabetes and glucose testing. A new chapter on Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Pharmacology covers popular herbal and alternative products used to promote health, as well as herbal remedies used during menopause and in the treatment of cancer, helping you recognize the impact of herbals on your patients' symptoms and response to therapy. A new chapter on Drugs Affecting the Integumentary System discusses skin disorders and their pharmacological treatment, prophylactic and debriding agents, antiseptics, and more. A new chapter on Nutrition and Pharmacology provides current information on vitamins and minerals, enteral and parenteral nutrition, and food and drug interactions -- important topics that affect rehabilitation outcomes. Updated drug information and new drugs are added throughout the text, keeping you up to date with current pharmacological information as it pertains to rehabilitation.
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Applied Pharmacology

Author: Stan K. Bardal,Jason E. Waechter,Douglas S. Martin

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437703100

Category: MEDICAL

Page: 470

View: 4992

Applied Pharmacology provides the essential details that are required for a solid understanding of pharmacology: how the drugs work, why side effects occur, and how the drugs are used clinically. Drs. Stan Bardal, Jason Waechter, and Doug Martin integrate the experience of the pharmacologist and the physician for a clinical focus that ensures a complete understanding of pharmacology.in print and online. Find information quickly and compare and contrast drugs easily thanks to a clear and consistent format without extraneous material. Apply basic pharmacology to clinical situations through integrated text. Enhance your learning with "For Your Information" sections detailing history and anecdotes for many agents within a given drug class. Access the fully searchable text online at studentconsult.com, along with 150 USMLE-style multiple choice questions, downloadable images, and online only references. Learn the essential details of pharmacology and enhance your understanding through an entirely new, fantastic art program. Gain a thorough understanding of key pharmacology components in a concise and efficient format
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Pharmacology for Health Professionals

Author: W. Renée Acosta

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9781608315758

Category: Medical

Page: 581

View: 1326

Ideal for introductory pharmacology courses, LWW's Pharmacology for the Health Professions offers a concise introduction to pharmacological concepts for students in the health professions. Now in a fully updated Second Edition, this full-color text provides a solid foundation in the basic principles of pharmacology, including the actions, indications, contradictions, and adverse effects of drug classes. A companion website offers animations and self-study materials for students and teaching resources for faculty. The 2nd edition includes fully-revised drug tables (both in print and online), and new chapters in Math Review and Complementary and Alternative Medicine. It also offers students a wealth of online resources (interactive activities, online modules, and case studies) to help them learn, study, and retain the key concepts from the text/course.
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Advanced Health Assessment & Clinical Diagnosis in Primary Care4

Advanced Health Assessment & Clinical Diagnosis in Primary Care

Author: Joyce E. Dains,Linda Ciofu Baumann,Pamela Scheibel

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323074170

Category: Medical

Page: 520

View: 3277

Designed for advanced practice nurses and advanced practice nursing students, as well as Physician's Assistant students and practitioners, Advanced Health Assessment & Clinical Diagnosis in Primary Care, 4th Edition, is a practical resource that takes you to the "next step" of health assessment, beyond basic history and physical examination and through the diagnostic reasoning process. Accessible and concise, it approaches physical examination by focusing on a specific chief complaint rather than a diagnosis of a disease entity. Each chapter is organized into four major areas: Focused History; Focused Physical Examination; Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies; and Differential Diagnosis. Those who master the diagnostic reasoning process in this text will be able to accurately diagnose the majority of conditions they will see in clinical practice. Easy-to-follow format with consistent organization improves your ability to understand and accurately perform the different elements of the diagnostic reasoning process: Focused History sections walk you through the thinking process involved in obtaining a pertinent, relevant, problem-specific history that will assist in differential diagnosis. Key Questions highlight what questions to ask the patient, followed by an explanation of what the patient's responses might signify, to guide you toward an accurate assessment and precise diagnosis. Focused Physical Examination sections explain how to conduct more advanced diagnostic techniques and offer interpretations of the findings. Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies sections give a brief outline of what types of laboratory or diagnostic studies would be appropriate for the chief complaint or suspected diagnosis. Differential Diagnosis sections contain the most common differential diagnoses for each chief complaint and summarize the history and physical examination findings, along with the laboratory and diagnostic studies indicated. Differential Diagnosis tables offer an at-a-glance summary of possible diagnoses. Reordered table of contents, organized alphabetically by patient problem rather than by body system, simplifies and accelerates information retrieval. A list of chapters by body system is also included for reference. Three new chapters: Chapter 23: Palpitations Chapter 36: Weight Loss/Gain (Unintentional) Chapter 38: The Abdominal X-ray Additional Evidence-Based Practice boxes provide additional research-based tips on conducting the most effective exams for more accurate diagnoses.
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Patient-Centered Pharmacology

Learning System for the Conscientious Prescribe

Author: William N Tindall,Mona Sedrak,John Boltri

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803640706

Category: Medical

Page: 558

View: 646

Become a conscientious prescriber! Using an integrated approach, this singular text focuses on patient first, helping you consider each patient as a unique individual with specific health concerns and characteristics that affect therapeutic decision making and drug efficacy. Organized by disease state, this book will introduce you to general drug classifications and the medicinal agents most likely to be encountered in primary care settings. It encompasses the pharmacological principals, dosing, patient education, pharmacodynamics, and therapeutic parameters and indications for commonly prescribed drugs.
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Pediatric Primary Care - E-Book

Author: Catherine E. Burns,Ardys M. Dunn,Margaret A. Brady,Nancy Barber Starr,Catherine G. Blosser,Dawn Lee Garzon Maaks

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455742171

Category: Medical

Page: 1288

View: 6116

Covering the full spectrum of health conditions seen in the primary care of children, Pediatric Primary Care, 5th Edition emphasizes both prevention and management from the unique perspective of the Nurse Practitioner. Written by an expert editor/contributor team, it provides in-depth, evidence-based guidance for assessing and managing health problems in children from infancy through adolescence. Other key topics include developmental theory, the health status of children today, issues of daily living, and cultural considerations. Four-part organization includes an introductory unit, plus units on child development, the health management of children, and diseases and disorders common to childhood. UNIQUE! Functional health patterns framework in Unit Three provides a lens for discussing health promotion through the various components of healthy living. UNIQUE! ICD framework in Unit Four addresses the classification used to code diseases in both hospital and outpatient settings. UNIQUE! Practice management chapter provides need-to-know information on managing a private healthcare practice, including issues of productivity, compliance with applicable laws, quality-of-care indicators, and successful business practices. UNIQUE! Environmental health chapter offers evidence-based content on the effects of environmental toxicants, such as tobacco smoke, heavy metals, and air pollutants. An 8-page color insert presents over 40 photos that visually demonstrate key assessment findings for ear, skin, and other conditions. NEW! Pediatric Pain Management chapter addresses the increased recognition of pain as the "fifth vital sign" with expanded coverage of acute and chronic pain management in children. Extensively revised and updated genetics chapter presents a new paradigm for addressing genetic considerations in clinical practice, including an introduction to epigenetics. Increased emphasis on health disparities explores the growing health disparities among children in the U.S and worldwide and provides strategies to help patients and parents gain accessibility to health care resources. NEW! Content on implementing a "medical home" explores the trend toward family-centered coordinated health care and fosters appropriate treatment for children with chronic disease. NEW! Updated coverage takes a more global approach, exploring the health status of children outside the U.S. Expanded imaging content offers valuable guidance on using various imaging modalities, including how to prepare the child for diagnostics.
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Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Dentistry - E-Book

Author: John A. Yagiela,Frank J. Dowd,Bart Johnson,Angelo Mariotti,Enid A. Neidle

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323078249

Category: Medical

Page: 960

View: 6086

Use your knowledge of pharmacology to enhance oral care! Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Dentistry, 6th Edition describes how to evaluate a patient’s health and optimize dental treatment by factoring in the drugs they take. It explores the basic fundamentals of pharmacology, special topics such as pain control, fear and anxiety, and oral complications of cancer therapy, and most importantly, the actions of specific drug groups on the human body. Whether you’re concerned about the drugs a patient is already taking or the drugs you prescribe for treatment, this book helps you reduce risk and provide effective dental care. An emphasis on the dental applications of pharmacology relates drugs to dental considerations in clinical practice. Dental aspects of many drug classes are expanded to include antibiotics, analgesics, and anesthetics. The Alternative Medicine in Dentistry chapter discusses chemicals used as alternative medicines and assesses their potential benefits and risks. The Nonopioid Analgesics chapter groups together non-opioid analgesics, nonsterioidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and antirheumatic and antigout drugs, making these easier to locate and study. Coverage of the endocrine system includes four separate chapters for the most comprehensive coverage. Drug Interactions in Clinical Dentistry appendix lists potential interactions between drugs a patient is taking for nondental conditions and drugs that may be used or prescribed during dental treatment, including effects and recommendations. Glossary of Abbreviations appendix includes the most common abbreviations used for drugs or conditions. New Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics chapter covers the effects of genetic traits of patients on their responses to drugs. A NEW introductory section offers tips for the study of dental pharmacology and relates pharmacology to dental considerations. An updated discussion of drug-drug interactions covers the harmful effects of mixing medications. Coverage of adverse effects and mechanisms of COX-2 inhibitors, antibiotic prophylaxis, and antiplaque agents explains the dental risks relating to common drug treatments.
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Pharmacotherapeutics For Advanced Practice Nurse Prescribers

Author: Teri Moser Woo,Marylou V Robinson

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803645813

Category: Medical

Page: 1416

View: 3732

This exceptional text builds your knowledge of pharmacology by first providing an overview of pharmacologic principles and then teaching you how to apply those principles to clinical practice. Focusing on applying pharmacologic scientific knowledge to clinical practice, it explains diagnostic and treatment reasoning and rational drug selection, while providing useful clinical pearls from experienced practitioners.
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Pharmacology and Medicines Management for Nurses E-Book

Author: George Downie,Jean Mackenzie,Arthur Williams,Caroline Milne

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702033332

Category: Medical

Page: 576

View: 3971

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. An understanding of medicines and their effects on patients remains a crucial area of nursing knowledge. This book provides a thorough foundation upon which nurses can build their clinical experience to achieve competence. It not only provides information on the actions of drugs on the body but also gives clear guidance on the practical aspects of medicines management in both hospital and community. Organisation of the text broadly follows the British National Formulary for ease of use. Management of medicines linked to their therapeutic use Medicine administration linked with relevant care of patients where possible Basic principles of clinical pharmacology underpin the therapeutic chapters A chapter on the role of patients and carers is included All content revised in the light of changes in drug therapy, clinical practice and medicines management including nurse prescribing Key objectives for each chapter Self-assessment exercises with answers More detail relating to palliative care; nurse prescribing A new section on Intensive Therapy Totally redesigned in two colours with improved design and page layout, and better illustrations
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Understanding Pharmacology for Health Professionals

Author: Susan M. Turley

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780135145708

Category: Medical

Page: 451

View: 7229

The purpose of this book is to provide a framework of knowledge to help readers recognize drug categories and generic and trade name drugs, understand therapeutic drug actions and the rationale for using drugs to treat disease, understand why side effects, allergic effects, and other effects of drugs occur, discern between sound-alike drugs, and explore clinical applications and current healthcare issues relating to pharmacology. By providing this foundation of knowledge, Understanding Pharmacology for Health Professionals will help health professionals deal with drugs currently on the market and also with the myriad of new drugs that are approved each year. Excellent resource for the healthcare professional!
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Primary Care of Women: A Guide for Midwives and Women's Health Providers

Author: Barbara Hackley,Jan M. Kriebs,Mary Ellen Rousseau

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 0763766895

Category: Medical

Page: 938

View: 9262

This text presents primary care information for the nurse-midwifery scope of practice, including management of primary care problems in essentially healthy women, and the management/coordination of primary care for pregnant women with significant, established medical conditions. The text covers prevention, including lifestyle changes and immunizations; screening; management of common health problems appropriate to nurse-midwifery practice; and the presentation and management of common health problems in pregnancy.
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Introduction to Pharmacology - E-Book

Author: Mary Kaye Asperheim Favaro,Justin Favaro

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323339735

Category: Medical

Page: 304

View: 4099

Administer drugs safely and prevent drug errors with accurate, up-to-date drug information! Concise and easy to understand, Introduction to Pharmacology, 12th Edition provides drug monographs with key information such as generic and trade names, indications, common adverse effects, and typical adult and pediatric dosages. Drug entries are organized by classification, and include the newest FDA-approved drugs. Coverage of special situations highlights the unique issues of drug therapy in children, pregnant and nursing women, and older adults. To provide a solid foundation for safe practice, authors Mary Asperheim Favaro and Justin Favaro also address the principles of pharmacology and the basic math needed to calculate drug dosages. Straightforward, easy-to-digest drug monographs focus on essential information including drug names (both generic and trade), need-to-know drug information, and typical drug dosages. Math review refreshes your knowledge of basic math and provides practice in drug dosage calculation. Considerations boxes highlight the unique safety issues of drug therapy in children, pregnant and nursing women, and older adults. Clinical Implications in each chapter relate drug content to safe and effective drug administration and patient teaching. Herb Alert boxes highlight herb-drug interactions and contraindications for the safety of patients relying on complementary and alternative therapies. Critical Thinking Questions in most chapters let you apply concepts to realistic clinical situations and issues. Review Questions at the end of each chapter help you assess your mastery of the material, with answers in the back of the book. UNIQUE! Drug Therapy in Women chapter addresses the special considerations of drug therapy in women. UNIQUE! Molecular and Targeted Therapies chapter covers emerging drugs that are aimed at specific tissues, genes, and target organs. Updated drug information keeps you current with the most recent FDA drug approvals and withdrawals, as well as changes in indications, therapeutic uses and warnings. NEW Drug Therapy in Children chapter discusses drug therapy for ADHD, immunizations, and allergies. NEW Interactions chapter covers drug-drug, drug-herb, drug-food, and drug-condition interactions, along with drug toxicity. Expanded content on drug therapy in women addresses chronic fatigue syndrome, postpartum depression, drug safety during pregnancy and lactation, migraine preventative therapy, menstrual abnormalities, and menopause.