PHARMACOTHERAPEUTICS: CLINICAL REASONING IN PRIMARY CARE, 2nd Edition, features a unique clinical reasoning format that provides both the content knowledge and the clinical reasoning skills you'll need to become an expert prescriber. This in-depth book has been thoroughly revised, updated, and reviewed from cover to cover by a multidisciplinary panel of nurse practitioners and physician's assistants. Clinical Alerts throughout the text point out potential medication safety risks, and new Evidence-Based Pharmacotherapeutics boxes highlight recent research evidence in drug therapy.
Unique clinical reasoning format teaches you not only the drug content but also how to use that knowledge in prescribing.
Pharmacokinetics tables summarize how drugs work within the body after administration.
UNIQUE! Controversy boxes address current issues in pharmacology from various viewpoints while challenging you to formulate your own opinions and stay current on ethical, legal, and practical issues in pharmacotherapuetics.
Drug interaction tables provide indispensable drug interaction information to help ensure safe pharmacotherapy.
Dosage regimen tables give you an overview of adult and pediatric dosage guidelines.
Emphasis on clinical decision-making has been retained and refocused on clinical reasoning in this edition.
Case Studies (48 total) feature a treatment plan and a unique Clinical Reasoning Analysis section in which an expert prescriber reflects on the factors that led to a particular drug choice for a patient situation.
UNIQUE! Evidence-Based Pharmacotherapeutics boxes highlight recent research evidence in drug therapy and feature a research article, the purpose, design, methods, findings, and conclusions of the study, and implications for practice.
Clinical Alerts throughout the text alert the prescriber to potential medication safety risks and other key drug information.
New chapters on poisonings, drugs used for migraines, and drugs for bladder, prostate, and erectile dysfunction address important new developments in pharmacotherapeutics.
I. FOUNDATIONS FOR PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 1. Introduction to Pharmacotherapeutics 2. Clinical Reasoning in Pharmacotherapeutics 3. Pharmacoeconomics 4. Pharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics 5. Pharmacodynamics 6. Pharmacotherapeutics for Pregnant and Nursing Women 7. Pharmacotherapeutics for Children and Adolescents 8. Pharmacotherapeutics for Older Adults II. COMMUNITY PHARMACOTHERAPEUTICS 9. Over-the-Counter Drugs 10. Vitamins and Minerals 11. Complementary and Alternative Medicine 12. Substance Abuse 13. Poisonings NEW! III: DRUGS INFLUENCING THE AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM 14. Sympathetic Nervous System Drugs 15. Parasympathetic Nervous System Drugs IV. DRUGS INFLUENCING THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM 16. Opioid Analgesics and Related Drugs 17. NSAIDs, DMARDs, and Related Drugs 18. Anesthetics 19. Antianxiety and Sedative-Hypnotic Drugs 20. Antidepressant and Antimania Drugs 21. Antipsychotic Drugs 22. Central Nervous System Stimulants 23. Skeletal Muscle Relaxants 24. Drugs Used for Migraines NEW! 25. Antiepileptic Drugs 26. Drugs for Parkinson's Disease and Myasthenia Gravis V. DRUGS INFLUENCING THE IMMUNE SYSTEM 27. Antibiotics 28. Antiviral and Antifungal Drugs 29. Antitubercular and Antileprotic Drugs 30. Anthelmintic, Antimalarial, and Antiprotozoal Drugs 31. Sera, Vaccines, and Other Immunizing Drugs 32. Biologic Response Modifiers 33. Antineoplastic Drugs VI. DRUGS INFLUENCING THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM 34. Inotropic Drugs 35. Antianginal Drugs 36. Antiarrhythmic Drugs 37. Antihypertensive Drugs 38. Antilipidemic Drugs VII. DRUGS INFLUENCING THE HEMATOLOGIC SYSTEM 39. Anticoagulant and Antiplatelet Drugs 40. Thrombolytic and Sclerosing Drugs VIII. DRUGS INFLUENCING THE GENITOURINARY SYSTEM 41. Urinary Antimicrobials and Related Drugs 42. Diuretics 43. Drugs Used for Bladder, Prostate, and Erectile Dysfunction NEW! 44. Drugs Used for Renal Dysfunction IX. DRUGS INFLUENCING THE GASTROINTESTINAL SYSTEM 45. Drugs for Hyperacidity, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, and Peptic Ulcer Disease 46. Laxatives and Antidiarrheal Drugs 47. Antiemetics and Related Drugs 48. Cation-Exchange Resins and Ammonia-Detoxifying Drugs 49. Alkalinizing and Acidifying Drugs X. DRUGS INFLUENCING THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM 50. Antiasthmatic and Bronchodilator Drugs 51. Antihistamines and Related Drugs 52. Decongestants, Expectorants, Antitussives, and Mucolytics XI. DRUGS INFLUENCING THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM 53. Drugs Used in the Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus 54. Thyroid and Parathyroid Drugs and Drugs for Calcium Disorders 55. Pituitary Drugs 56. Adrenal Cortex Agonists and Inhibitors 57. Androgens and Anabolic Steroids 58. Hormonal Contraceptives and Related Drugs 59. Uterine Motility Drugs 60. Fertility Drugs XII. DRUGS INFLUENCING THE SENSORY SYSTEM 61. Ophthalmic Drugs 62. Otic Drugs 63. Dermatologic Drugs INDEX