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Written by and for nurse practitioners, and also well suited for physician’s assistant students, this practical textbook focuses on what primary care providers need to know in order practice safe and effective drug therapy. With an overall emphasis on patient teaching and health promotion, Edmunds & Mayhew teaches students and practitioners how to provide effective patient teaching about medications and how to promote adherence to prescribed drug regimens. Drug coverage focuses on "key drugs" — those most commonly used and most representative of each major drug class — with particular emphasis on the top 100 most commonly prescribed drugs. The book also features integrated coverage of nationally accepted clinical and evidence-based practice guidelines. The new 4th edition features a completely new full-color design and illustration program;; coverage of new drugs, new drug classes, and new therapeutic drug uses; updated coverage of the latest national clinical and evidence-based treatment guidelines; newly integrated and highlighted coverage of drug-herb interactions; an expanded emphasis on safety and evidence-based practice, consistent with the QSEN initiative, retooled "Safety Alert!" and "Clinical Practice Alert!" highlights; expanded and an enhanced ancillary package emphasizing graduate-level QSEN KSAs and new pharmacology-focused ArchieMD animations.
- 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.
PART ONE: ESSENTIAL CONCEPTS FOR THE PRESCRIPTION OF MEDICATIONS
Unit 1: Foundations of Prescriptive Practice
1. Prescriptive Authority and Role Implementation: Tradition vs. Change
2. Historical Review of Prescriptive Authority: The Role of Nurses (NPs, CNMs, CRNAs, and CNSs) and Physician Assistants
Unit 2: Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics
3. General Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Principles
4. Special Populations: Geriatrics
5. Special Populations: Pediatrics
6. Special Populations: Pregnant and Nursing Women
7. Over-the-Counter Medications
8. Complementary and Alternative Therapies
Unit 3: The Art and Science of Pharmacotherapeutics
9. Establishing the Therapeutic Relationship
10. Practical Tips on Writing Prescriptions
11. Evidence-Based Decision-Making and Treatment Guidelines
12. Design and Implementation of Patient Education
PART TWO: DRUG MONOGRAPHS
Unit 4: Topical Agents
13. Dermatologic Agents
14. Eye, Ear, Throat, and Mouth Agents
Unit 5: Respiratory Agents
15. Upper Respiratory Agents
16. Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Medications
Unit 6: Cardiovascular Agents
17. Hypertension and Miscellaneous Antihypertensive Medications
18. Coronary Artery Disease and Antianginal Medications
19. Heart Failure and Digoxin
21. Calcium Channel Blockers
22. ACE Inhibitors and Angiotensin Receptor Blockers
23. Antiarrhythmic Agents
24. Antihyperlipidemic Agents
25. Agents that Act on Blood
Unit 7: Gastrointestinal Agents
26. Antacids and the Management of GERD
27. Histamine-2 Blockers and Proton Pump Inhibitors
31. Medications for Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Other Gastrointestinal Problems
Unit 8: Renal/Genitourinary Agents
33. Male Genitourinary Agents
34. Drugs for Urinary Incontinence and Urinary Analgesia
Unit 9: Musculoskeletal Agents
36. Aspirin and Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs
37. Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs and Immune Modulators
38. Gout Medications
39. Osteoporosis Treatment
40. Muscle Relaxants
Unit 10: Central Nervous System Agents
41. Medications for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
42. Medications for Dementia
43. Analgesia and Pain Management
44. Migraine Medications
46. Antiparkinson Agents
Unit 11: Psychotropic Agents
48. Antianxiety and Antiinsomnia Agents
50. Substance Abuse
Unit 12: Endocrine Agents
52. Thyroid Medications
53. Diabetes Mellitus Agents
Unit 13: Reproductive System Medications
55. Hormone Replacement Therapy – NEW Title/Focus!
56. Drugs for Breast Cancer
Unit 14: Antiinfectives
57. Principles for Prescribing Antiinfectives
58. Treatment of Specific Infections and Miscellaneous Antibiotics
66. Antitubercular Agents
68. Antiretroviral Medications
69. Antiviral and Antiprotozoal Agents
Unit 15: Health Promotion
70. Immunizations and Biologicals
71. Weight Management
72. Smoking Cessation
73. Vitamins and Minerals