Lehne's Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice Providers,
Awarded second place in the 2017 AJN Book of the Year Awards in the Adult Primary Care Category. Get all of the pharmacotherapeutics principles and content you need to become a safe and effective prescriber with Lehne's Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice Providers. This new text is built on the same solid foundation of clearly explained, up-to-date, and clinically current content as the undergraduate-level Lehne’s Pharmacology for Nursing Care, yet carefully focuses on the specific principles and drug content needed by primary and acute care nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and clinical nurse specialists. Three introductory chapters provide foundational content in the areas of prescriptive authority, rational drug selection, prescription writing, and promoting positive outcomes of drug therapy. Core chapter content centers on the drugs that advanced practitioner prescribers will see most commonly in clinical practice. You’ll also notice a sharp focus on pharmacotherapeutic decision-making along with a number of prescriber-focused pedagogical aids — including Black Box Warnings — to reinforce the most important information and help you make optimal pharmacotherapeutic decisions.
- Introductory chapters tailored to the specific needs of advanced practice prescribers cover topics such as prescriptive authority, rational drug selection and prescription writing, and promoting positive outcomes of drug therapy.
- Carefully focused pharmacotherapeutic content reflects the drugs most commonly seen and used by advanced practice prescribers, with emphasis not on the first drug discovered or developed in each class but on the agents most often used today. Primary care drugs are addressed first in each chapter as appropriate, followed by and acute care drugs.
- UNIQUE! Prescriber-focused pedagogical aids further reinforce the most important information for advanced practice prescribers. Black Box Warnings alert you to special warnings and precautions related to particular drugs.
- Integrated coverage of Canadian trade names appears throughout the text and is highlighted with a familiar maple-leaf icon.
- Integrated coverage of interprofessional collaboration addresses the growing global interest in interprofessional collaboration and incorporates opportunities for interprofessional collaborative practice throughout.
UNIT I: INTRODUCTION 1. Prescriptive Authority 2. Rational Drug Selection and Prescription Writing 3. Promoting Positive Outcomes of Drug Therapy
UNIT II: BASIC PRINCIPLES OF PHARMACOLOGY 4. Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, and Drug Interactions 5. Adverse Drug Reactions and Medication Errors 6. Individual Variation in Drug Responses
UNIT III: DRUG THERAPY ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN 7. Drug Therapy During Pregnancy and Breast-Feeding 8. Drug Therapy in Pediatric Patients 9. Drug Therapy in Geriatric Patients
UNIT IV: PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DRUGS 10. Basic Principles of Neuropharmacology 11. Physiology of the Peripheral Nervous System 12. Muscarinic Agonists and Antagonists 13. Adrenergic Agonists 14. Adrenergic Antagonists 15. Indirect-Acting Antiadrenergic Agents
UNIT V: CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DRUGS 16. Introduction to Central Nervous System Pharmacology 17. Drugs for Parkinson's Disease 18. Drugs for Alzheimer's Disease 19. Drugs for Epilepsy 20. Drugs for Muscle Spasm and Spasticity
UNIT VI: DRUGS FOR PAIN 21. Local Anesthetics 22. Opioid Analgesics, Opioid Antagonists, and Nonopioid Centrally Acting Analgesics 23. Drugs for Headache
UNIT VII: PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC DRUGS 24. Antipsychotic Agents and Their Use in Schizophrenia 25. Antidepressants 26. Drugs for Bipolar Disorder 27. Sedative-Hypnotic Drugs 28. Management of Anxiety Disorders 29. Central Nervous System Stimulants and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
UNIT VIII: DRUG ABUSE 30. Drug Abuse I: Basic Considerations 31. Drug Abuse II: Alcohol 32. Drug Abuse III: Nicotine and Smoking 33. Drug Abuse IV: Major Drugs of Abuse Other Than Alcohol and Nicotine
UNIT IX: DRUGS THAT AFFECT THE HEART, BLOOD VESSELS, BLOOD, AND BLOOD VOLUME 34. Review of Hemodynamics 35. Diuretics 36. Drugs Acting on the Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System 37. Calcium Channel Blockers 38. Vasodilators 39. Drugs for Hypertension 40. Drugs for Heart Failure 41. Antidysrhythmic Drugs 42. Prophylaxis of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease: Drugs That Help Normalize Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels 43. Drugs for Angina Pectoris 44. Anticoagulant, Antiplatelet, and Thrombolytic Drugs 45. Drugs for Deficiency Anemias
UNIT X: DRUGS FOR ENDOCRINE DISORDERS 46. Drugs for Diabetes Mellitus 47. Drugs for Thyroid Disorders
UNIT XI: WOMEN'S HEALTH 48. Estrogens and Progestins: Basic Pharmacology and Noncontraceptive Applications 49. Birth Control
UNIT XII: MEN'S HEALTH 50. Androgens 51. Drugs for Erectile Dysfunction and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
UNIT XIII: ANTI-INFLAMMATORY, ANTIALLERGIC, AND IMMUNOLOGIC DRUGS 52. Review of the Immune System 53. Childhood Immunization 54. Antihistamines 55. Cyclooxygenase Inhibitors: Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs and Acetaminophen 56. Glucocorticoids in Nonendocrine Disorders
UNIT XIV: DRUGS FOR BONE AND JOINT DISORDERS 57. Drug Therapy of Rheumatoid Arthritis 58. Drug Therapy of Gout 59. Drugs Affecting Calcium Levels and Bone Mineralization
UNIT XV: RESPIRATORY TRACT DRUGS 60. Drugs for Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 61. Drugs for Allergic Rhinitis, Cough, and Colds
UNIT XVI: GASTROINTESTINAL DRUGS 62. Drugs for Peptic Ulcer Disease 63. Laxatives 64. Other Gastrointestinal Drugs
UNIT XVII: NUTRITION AND COMPLIMENTARY THERAPIES 65. Vitamins 66. Drugs for Weight Loss 67. Complementary and Alternative Therapies
UNIT XIII: THERAPY OF INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES 68. Basic Principles of Antimicrobial Therapy 69. Drugs That Weaken the Bacterial Cell Wall I: Penicillins 70. Drugs That Weaken the Bacterial Cell Wall II: Other Drugs 71. Bacteriostatic Inhibitors of Protein Synthesis 72. Aminoglycosides: Bactericidal Inhibitors of Protein Synthesis 73. Sulfonamides and Trimethoprim 74. Drug Therapy of Urinary Tract Infections 75. Antimycobacterial Agents 76. Miscellaneous Antibacterial Drugs 77. Antifungal Agents 78. Antiviral Agents I: Drugs for Non-HIV Viral Infections 79. Antiviral Agents II: Drugs for HIV Infection and Related Opportunistic Infections 80. Drug Therapy of Sexually Transmitted Diseases 81. Anthelmintics, Antiprotozoal Drugs, and Ectoparasiticides
UNIT XIX: CANCER CHEMOTHERAPY 82. Supportive Care of Patients Receiving Anticancer Drugs 83. Drugs for Cancer Pain
UNIT XX: Drugs for Eyes, Ears, and Skin 84. Drugs for the Eye 85. Drugs for the Skin 86. Drugs for the Ear
UNIT XXI: DRUG THERAPY IN ACUTE CARE 87. Agents Affecting the Volume and Ion Content of Body Fluids 88. Management of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction 89. Additional Acute Care Drugs
APPENDIX: Canadian Drug Information Index
Laura Rosenthal, DNP, ACNP, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing
Assistant Professor, School of Medicine
University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus
Denver, Colorado and Jacqueline Burchum, DNSc, APRN, BC