Edmunds' Pharmacology for the Primary Care Provider - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 5th Edition
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource
Master the pharmacologic principles and drug information you need to safely and effectively prescribe drugs for primary care! Edmunds' Pharmacology for the Primary Care Provider, 5th Edition is written for Nurse Practitioners, other Advanced Practice Nursing prescribers, and Physician Assistants. Unlike other pharmacotherapeutics textbooks, it focuses on the drugs most commonly used in primary care settings. A new chapter format and body-system approach make learning easier, and standardized clinical guidelines ensure best practices in pharmacotherapeutics. Updated and impeccably accurate drug content includes the latest drug classes, specific drugs, and therapeutic uses in primary care. Continuing to emphasize health promotion strategies, this new edition includes new chapters on pharmacogenetics, drugs for ADHD, nutritional supplements, and more.
- Comprehensive pharmacotherapeutics content is written specifically for Nurse Practitioners, other Advanced Practice Nurses, and Physician Assistants.
- Focus on key drugs highlights the most commonly prescribed and most representative drugs of each major drug class — with particular emphasis on the top 100 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 vitamins, weight management, immunizations and biologicals, and smoking cessation.
- Complementary and Alternative Therapies tables highlight significant dietary and herbal interactions with FDA-approved drugs.
- NEW! Thoroughly updated content reflects the latest drug information and current thinking on pharmacologic management.
- NEW macro- and chapter-level organization is based on body systems rather than drug classes, for better coverage of the medications prescribed for the health problems affecting specific body systems.
- NEW and UNIQUE! Chapter format begins with an overview of anatomy, physiology, and disease processes — as opposed to drug classes or drug types — and then follows the World Health Organization’s Process for Rational Prescribing, using a six-step approach to drug selection and discussing first-, second-, and third-line treatments for each specific problem.
- NEW! Practical learning aids include:
- Black Box Warning boxes that draw attention to critical drug safety precautions.
- Clinical Guidelines: Bookmark This features that identify websites where updated clinical guidelines can be found.
- Medication Dosages tables that include dose ranges, maintenance doses, and, where appropriate, plans for dose escalation and de-escalation (e.g., corticosteroids).
- Practice Pearls boxes that highlight good prescribing practices, safety measures, follow-up recommendations, serum blood level monitoring, referrals to specialty providers, and other key prescriber tips.
- NEW! Prescribing Considerations unit addresses issues of medication adherence, prescription writing, cost, and quality assurance.
- NEW! Updated coverage of pain management reflects the current realities of substance use and the opioid crisis.
Unit 1. Principles of Pharmacology for Advanced Practice
- Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics
- Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics in Special Populations
- Pharmacogenetics NEW!
- Integumentary System Medications
- Eye and Ear Medications
- Allergy and Respiratory Medications
- Asthma Medications
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Medications
- Antihyperlipidemic Medications
- Antihypertensive Medications
- Beta Blockers
- Calcium Channel Blockers
- ACE Inhibitors
- Angiotensin Receptor Blockers
- Coronary Artery Disease Medications
- Heart Failure Medications
- Antiarrhythmic Medications
- Anemia Medications
- Anti-clotting Medications
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Medications
- Histamine-2 Blockers
- Proton Pump Inhibitors
- Constipation and Diarrhea Medications
- Antiemetic Medications
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome Medications
- Male Genitourinary Medications
- Urinary Incontinence Medications and Urinary Analgesics
- Contraceptive Medications
- Hormone Replacement Therapy Medications
- Antiinflammatory Medications
- Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic and Immune Modulator Medications
- Antigout Medications
- Osteoporosis Medications
- Muscle Relaxant Medications
- Migraine Headache Medications
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Medications NEW!
- Antiepileptic Medications
- Parkinson’s Disease Medications
- Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease Medications
- Pain Management Medications and Substance Abuse NEW Emphasis on Substance Abuse!
- Antianxiety Medications
- Insomnia Medications
- Mood Disorder Medications
- Antipsychotic Medications
- Thyroid Medications
- Adrenal Gland Medications
- Diabetes Mellitus Medications
- Principles for Prescribing Antiinfective Medications in Primary Care
- Antitubercular Medications
- Antifungal Medications
- Antiviral and Antiretroviral Medications
- Antiprotozoal Medications
- Immunizations and Immunomodulation Medications and Schedules
- Weight Management Medications
- Smoking Cessation Medications
- Vitamins and Minerals
- Nutritional Supplement Medications NEW!
- Herbal Medications NEW!
- Medication Adherence NEW!
- Cost and Quality Assurance in Prescribing Medications NEW!
- Prescription Writing
Unit 2. Topical Medications
Unit 3. Pulmonary System Medications
Unit 4. Cardiovascular System Medications
Unit 5. Hematologic System Medications
Unit 6. Gastrointestinal System Medications
Unit 7. Genitourinary System Medications
Unit 8. Reproductive System Medications
Unit 9. Musculoskeletal System Medications
Unit 10. Central Nervous System Medications
Unit 11. Mental Health and Behavior-Modifying Medications
Unit 12. Endocrine System Medications
Unit 13. Antiinfective Medications
Unit 14. Health Promotion
Unit 15. Over the Counter Medications
Unit 16. Prescribing Considerations
Constance G Visovsky, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs & Partnerships, Director of Diversity, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, Cheryl H Zambroski, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida and Rebecca M. Lutz