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Be ready to prescribe and administer drugs safely and effectively—and grasp all the vitals of pharmacology—with the fully updated Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice, 4th edition .Written by pharmacology nursing experts, this easy-to-read text offers proven frameworks for treating more than 50 common diseases and disorders. Learn how to identify disorders, review possible therapies, then prescribe and monitor drug treatment, accurately. Based on current evidence and real-life patient scenarios, this is the perfect pharmacology learning guide and on-the-spot clinical resource.Absorb the key principles and practical methods for accurate prescribing and monitoring, with . . .NEW chapter on Parkinson’s disease , osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritisNEW and updated therapies, and updated and additional case studies, with sample questionsNEW content on the impacts of the Affordable Care ActUpdated chapters on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and pharmacogenomicsUpdated evidence-based algorithms and drug tables – Listing uses, mechanisms, adverse effects, drug interactions, contraindications, and monitoring parameters, organized by drug class; quick access to generic and trade names and dosagesQuick-scan format organizes information by body systemChapter 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 – Usual dose, contraindications and side effects, and special considerationsAlgorithms – Visual cues on how to approach treatmentUpdated Recommended Order of Treatment tables – First-, second- and third-line drug therapies for each disorderAnswers to Case Study Questions for each disorder – Strengthens critical thinking skillsSelecting the Most Appropriate Agent section – The thought process for choosing an initial drug therapyPrinciples of Therapeutics unit – Avoiding medication errors; pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics; impact of drug interactions and adverse events; principles of pharmacotherapy for pediatrics, pregnancy/lactation, and geriatricsDisorders units – Pharmacotherapy for disorders in various body systemsPharmacotherapy in Health Promotion unit – Smoking cessation, immunizations, weight managementWomen’s Health unit – Including contraception, menopause, and osteoporosisIntegrative Approach to Patient Care unit – Issues to consider when presented with more than one diagnosisStandard pharmacotherapeutics text for nurse practitioners, students, and physician assistantsAncillaries – Case Study answers, multiple choice questions and answers for every chapter, PowerPoints, Acronyms List