The APRN s Complete Guide to Prescribing Pediatric Drug Therapy 2018

Author: Mari J. Wirfs, PhD, MN, APRN, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, CNE
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826166692
Release Date: 2017-07-26
Genre: Medical

The only pediatric prescribing guide organized by diagnosis for ease of use This prescribing guide, organized uniquely by diagnosis, facilitates speedy drug information retrieval for advanced health care providers in all settings involved in the primary care management of newborns through adolescents. Delivered in a concise, easy-to-read format, the guide encompasses pharmacotherapy regimens for more than 450 clinical diagnoses and includes cross-referenced generic and trade names for ease of use. Key clinical information, including lab values to monitor, patient education points, and safety information for parents and caregivers is highlighted throughout. This point-of-care dosing resource helps practitioners to quickly locate appropriate drug treatment choices, generic vs. brand names, dosing information, length of treatment, dose forms (liquid, capsule, scored pill), pregnancy category, pediatric dosing recommendations by age groups, precautions and contraindications, and special patient-specific considerations. The book also presents important reference information in convenient table format, featuring an appendix of 35 tables for quick access to key drug classifications, FDA pregnancy categories, Schedule of Controlled Substances, Childhood Immunization Schedules, measurement conversions, pediatric dosing by weight, and much more. Key Features: Facilitates speedy drug information retrieval for primary care providers in all settings Organizes over 450 diagnoses alphabetically and cross-references generic and trade drug names Delineates pediatric dosages by age group and available dosage forms Highlights lab values to monitor, patient education points, and safety information Includes an appendix of 35 tables for quick access to drug classifications, FDA pregnancy categories, schedule of controlled substances, and much more Provides generic/trade name index Includes a free e-book and quarterly electronic updates

The APRN s Complete Guide to Prescribing Drug Therapy 2018

Author: Mari J. Wirfs, PhD, MN, APRN, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, CNE
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826166593
Release Date: 2017-04-01
Genre: Medical

This is a concise, easy-to-read prescribing reference for advanced health care providers involved in the primary care management of patients with acute, episodic, and chronic health problems. Organized alphabetically by clinical diagnosis for quick access in all clinical settings, the guide encompasses CDC- and FDA-approved pharmacotherapy regimens for more than 500 clinical diagnoses along with clinically useful information. Another important feature is the inclusion of Comments highlighting such clinically important information as laboratory values, precautions and contraindications, and safety information. Each diagnosis includes appropriate drug choices listed alphabetically by generic name with trade name, FDA pregnancy category, drug availability in generic or over-the-counter forms, adult and pediatric dosing regimens, dosage forms, drug additives, and more. Thirty easy-to-use tables in the appendices include childhood and adult immunization schedules, contraceptive guidance, categories of glucocorticosteroids, anti-infectives by class, and more. An index of drugs by generic and brand name, with FDA pregnancy category and controlled drug schedule, facilitates quick identification of drugs by alternate names, and relative safety during pregnancy. KEY FEATURES: Includes free ebook and electronic updates with registration. Facilitates speedy drug prescribing information retrieval for primary care providers in all settings Organizes over 500 diagnoses alphabetically for ease of use Highlights clinically important information such as lab values to monitor, contraindications, and safety information Includes an appendix of 30 tables for quick access to FDA pregnancy categories, the U.S. Schedule of Controlled Substances, childhood and adult immunization schedules, and more Provides generic/trade name index

The Aprns Complete Guide to Prescribing Pediatric Drug Therapy 2

Author: Mari J. Wirfs, Ph.D.
Publisher:
ISBN: 0826166687
Release Date: 2017-07-15
Genre:

The only pediatric prescribing guide organized by diagnosis for ease of use This prescribing guide, organized uniquely by diagnosis, facilitates speedy drug information retrieval for advanced health care providers in all settings involved in the primary care management of newborns through adolescents. Delivered in a concise, easy-to-read format, the guide encompasses pharmacotherapy regimens for more than 450 clinical diagnoses and includes cross-referenced generic and trade names for ease of use. Key clinical information, including lab values to monitor, patient education points, and safety information for parents and caregivers is highlighted throughout. This point-of-care dosing resource helps practitioners to quickly locate appropriate drug treatment choices, generic vs. brand names, dosing information, length of treatment, dose forms (liquid, capsule, scored pill), pregnancy category, pediatric dosing recommendations by age groups, precautions and contraindications, and special patient-specific considerations. The book also presents important reference information in convenient table format, featuring an appendix of 35 tables for quick access to key drug classifications, FDA pregnancy categories, Schedule of Controlled Substances, Childhood Immunization Schedules, measurement conversions, pediatric dosing by weight, and much more. Key Features: Facilitates speedy drug information retrieval for primary care providers in all settings Organizes over 450 diagnoses alphabetically and cross-references generic and trade names Delineates pediatric dosages by age groups and available dosage forms Highlights lab values to monitor, patient education points, and safety information Includes appendix of 35 tables for quick access to drug classifications, FDA pregnancy categories, schedule of controlled substances, and much more

The PA s Complete Guide to Prescribing Drug Therapy 2018

Author: Mari J. Wirfs, PhD, MN, APRN, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, CNE
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826166579
Release Date: 2017-04-01
Genre: Medical

"This is a succinct, pocket-sized prescribing guide that allows speedy drug reference for over 500 clinical diagnoses. It is a must-have book for both seasoned and new physician assistants. Unlike traditional pharmacology text books, the information has been organized alphabetically by clinical diagnosis, which allows speedy access of information by the busy clinician in all settings.... I commend the author in creating such a current inventory and for keeping us up to date with the current treatment guidelines." - Gerald Kayingo, PhD, MMSc, PA-C Assistant Clinical Professor and Director of the Physician Assistant Program University of California Davis Medical Center "A clinical 'must' in today's busy practice environment ... brilliantly linking the most common disease entities with a most user friendly and extremely well laid out prescribing guide...." - Keith Lafferty, MD, FAAEM Co-Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, Director of Education, Gulf Coast Medical Center, Fort Myers, Florida This is a concise, easy-to-read prescribing reference for advanced health care providers involved in the primary care management of patients with acute, episodic, and chronic health problems. Organized alphabetically by clinical diagnosis for quick access in all clinical settings, the guide encompasses CDC- and FDA-approved pharmacotherapy regimens for more than 500 clinical diagnoses along with clinically useful information in a convenient, quick-access format. Another outstanding feature is the inclusion of Comments throughout the guide highlighting such clinically important information as laboratory values to be monitored, precautions and contraindications, patient teaching points, pediatric usage and dosages, and safety information. Each diagnosis includes appropriate drug choices listed alphabetically by generic name and trade name, FDA pregnancy category, drug availability in generic or over-the-counter forms, adult and pediatric dosing regimens, dosage forms, drug additives, and more. Thirty easy-to-use tables in the appendices include FDA pregnancy categories, U.S. Schedule of Controlled Substances, Childhood and Adult Immunization Schedules, Contraceptive Guidance, categories of Glucocorticosteroids, Anti-infectives by class, and more. An alphabetical cross-reference index of drugs by generic and trade name, with FDA pregnancy category and controlled drug schedule, facilitates quick identification of drugs by alternate names and relative safety during pregnancy. Key Features: Facilitates speedy drug information retrieval for primary care providers in all settings Organizes over 500 diagnoses alphabetically by alternate names for ease of use Highlights clinically important information such as lab values to monitor, patient education points, and safety information Includes an appendix of 30 tables for quick access to key drug classifications, FDA pregnancy categories, Schedule of Controlled Substances, Childhood and Adult Immunization Schedules, and more Provides generic/trade name cross references Includes free e-book and electronic updates

Clinician s Handbook of Prescription Drugs

Author: Seymour Ehrenpreis
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 0071343857
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Medical

This manual presents information on all commonly prescribed therapeutic agents, making it easy for physicians to administer these agents safely and appropriately. Drug entries are organized alphabetically by generic name and cross-referenced by trade name.

Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice

Author: Virginia Poole Arcangelo
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 0781757843
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Medical

This advanced pharmacotherapeutics text for nurse practitioners and physician assistants offers guidelines on prescribing drugs for over 50 common diseases and disorders. The book is organized by disorder rather than drug class and includes algorithms and case studies that illustrate critical thinking aspects of prescribing, such as drug selection, lifespan considerations, therapeutic drug monitoring, adverse reactions, unexpected outcomes, and when to change therapy. This Second Edition has new chapters on oncologic disorders and complementary and alternative medicines. Improved case studies reflect more realistic practice issues in decision-making. Additional areas addressed include food-drug interactions, dietary considerations, and concerns regarding geriatric patients.

2014 Lippincott s Pocket Drug Guide for Nurses

Author: Amy Morrison Karch
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9781451187830
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Medical

"The pocket size makes this book easy to carry into the clinical setting for a quick check before administering the drug. Following the drug monographs, a new section on patient safety reviews the rights of medication administration, safetyoriented patient and family teaching, and other aspects of safe drug administration. Appendices cover biological agents, topical drugs, ophthalmic agents, laxatives, combination drugs, and contraceptives. There is also an appendix of common diseases, with the drugs used to treat each disease. To keep the book short and sweet, common abbreviations are used throughout; these are listed in the abbreviations list on pages ix-xi"--Provided by publisher.

Differential Diagnosis for the Advanced Practice Nurse

Author: Marilee Murphy Jensen, MN, ARNP
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826110282
Release Date: 2014-07-17
Genre: Medical

"Developing a comprehensive differential diagnosis for a specific complaint is a daunting task even for experienced advanced practice nurses. This user-friendly clinical guide provides a strategy or standard format for working through this complex task. It is a wonderful tool for both student and new advanced practice nurses... 5 stars." -- Kathleen M. Woodruff, DNP, Doody's Book Reviews Establishing a differential diagnosis can be challenging even for expert advanced practice nurses (APRNs), let alone students. This easy-access clinical guide to commonly seen symptoms, written for APRN students and new practitioners, describes step by step how to obtain a reliable patient history and choose the appropriate directed physical exam for the presenting problem, followed by how to use this patient history and physical exam findings to form a differential diagnosis. Unfolding case scenarios provided for each symptom further demonstrate a sound process for formulating a differential diagnosis that the APRN can use throughout clinical practice. The book features 38 of the most commonly presented symptoms, each of which includes exam findings and differential diagnosis. It describes diagnostic tests with a guide to when they should be ordered (or delayed) based on clinical findings, and common management plans for diagnostic testing. It discusses the correct approach to diagnostic reasoning including determining the focused assessment, choosing the appropriate assessment tests or lab tests, and critically thinking through the assessment and diagnostic data to arrive at an appropriate diagnosis. A unique feature of the guide is its provision of a Case Study History (presenting directed questions and patient responses), Physical Exam Findings, a Differential Diagnosis Table (clearly comparing potential diagnostic choices based on symptoms), a Diagnostic Examination Table (including estimated costs and codes), and a Case Study Summary, to further clarify strategies for arriving at the correct diagnosis. Key Features: Helps students and novice nurses obtain directed problem-focused history and examination for common patient symptoms Demonstrates a step-by-step approach to building clinical decision-making skills Offers quick access to common differential diagnoses, requisite diagnostic tests, and clinical decision making Uses unfolding case scenarios for each symptom to illustrate the clinical decision-making, diagnostic process Includes unique tables that help to clarify strategies for diagnostic decision making

Freestanding Birth Centers

Author: Linda J Cole, DNP, RN, CNM
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826125927
Release Date: 2017-05-28
Genre: Medical

Written for graduate students and professionals in the fields of midwifery, women’s health, and public health, this book explores the freestanding birth center model in the United States from its conception by pioneering midwives and others in the early 1970s to the present day. Compared to the hospital-based birth model, the freestanding birth center offers a well-documented, healthier, more cost-effective, and more humane way to care for women and newborns, consistent with the goals of the Affordable Care Act. This rapidly expanding model of care has many positive implications for high-quality, individualized care and birth outcomes across the United States. Written by U.S. leaders in midwifery, Freestanding Birth Centers: Innovation, Evidence, Optimal Outcomes offers a comprehensive guide to the evolving role of birth centers, clinical and cost outcomes, regulatory and legal issues, provider and accreditation issues, and the future of the birth center model. Woven throughout the text are descriptions of "exemplar" birth centers representing diverse geographical, business, and service models. These cases illustrate the possibilities for expansion and replication of this model of care. Key Features Provides a thorough history of the birth center movement from its inception through future expansion of the model Serves as an essential resource with up-to-date evidence on clinical and cost outcomes Includes case studies linking the unique service focus of individual birth centers to the associated sections of the book Provides practical and comprehensive coverage of all issues involved in running a U.S. birth center

Yoga XXL

Author: Ingrid Kollak, Phd, RN
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN: 9781617051685
Release Date: 2013-07-24
Genre: Health & Fitness

Yoga XXL shows you how to create a safe, enjoyable, and effective yoga practice no matter what your age, size, shape, or physical fitness level. Yoga is not just for the lean and limber. With modified postures and props, everyone can experience yoga's many health benefits including increased flexibility, strength, stamina, balance, energy, and calm. For the person who has never done yoga before or the regular practitioner looking to refine their practice at home, Yoga XXL includes: Practical information about clothing, mats, and equipment Over 50 postures in a variety of positions including seated, lying down, and standing, chosen specifically for people with larger bodies and those with limited mobility Variations to accommodate every body shape, size, and fitness level to ensure comfort and safety Postures to ease back aches, tight muscles, and joint stiffness Quick daily routines to help recharge and relieve stress throughout the day Detailed instructions and photos illustrating each pose, and much more. WithYoga XXL you'll have everything you need to bring yoga - and more health and wellness - into your daily life immediately.

Applied Ethics in Nursing

Author: Vicki Lachman, PhD, MBE, APRN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826197884
Release Date: 2005-11-10
Genre: Medical

Designated a Doody's Core Title! What constitutes "informed consent"? What can I do if the patient lacks the capacity to make decisions? How should I respond to a patient who requests my help in dying? What is the rationale for giving a patient medication (chemical restraints) against his or her will? What exactly are "patient's rights" and how does one advocate for one's patients? Applied Ethics in Nursing provides an easily understandable guide to the kind of ethical dilemmas you face in practice. Using a question-and-answer format along with numerous case studies, this text offers best practices and strategies for approaching the difficult problems commonly found in clinical practice. This book also addresses organizational and institutional issues that can confound or promote ethically sound decision making. Each chapter ends with a resource list of websites and recommendations for further reading. The American Nurses' Association Code of Ethics for Nurses is used as a guide throughout, along with standards and guidelines from other major healthcare and governmental organizations.

Nursing Policy Research

Author: Dr. Geri L. Dickson, PhD, RN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826133347
Release Date: 2008-08-14
Genre: Medical

"[O]ffers excellent examples of nurses in action - effectively marrying research evidence and theories of policy influence to achieve policy change. . . .Only when we get the right policy research messages to the right policy makers will there be a real research-policy connection. Hats off to Nursing Policy Research authors, contributors and publisher (Springer Publishing Company) for helping move us forward." --Judith A. Oulton Oulton, Oulton & Associates Specialist in nursing and health policy and development Nurse leaders, researchers, and evaluators face a vital problem in the profession: how to successfully translate evidence-based research into health policy. In this book, seasoned researchers share their knowledge, skills, and expertise on the most important aspects of the research enterprise and its connection to policy implementation. Readers will learn how to: Identify the relevant health care issues that policy makers are concerned with Collect and manage data that will influence policy discussion Translate statistical significance into policy at the institutional, state, and federal levels Secure appropriate funding for research on issues in nursing education, the workforce crisis, and more Determine how Congressional processes affect federal funding and budgeting Dickson and Flynn provide the necessary tools to turn evidence-based research into health policy. With these tools, researchers will not only improve their capacity to influence policy decisions, but will take part in the advancement of the profession at large.

Conn s Current Therapy 2017

Author: Edward T. Bope
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323443357
Release Date: 2016-10-10
Genre: Medical

Covering more than 300 clinically relevant topics, Conn’s Current Therapy 2017 by Drs. Edward T. Bope and Rick D. Kellerman offers an in-depth, personal approach to treatment from international experts, ideally suited for today’s busy medical practitioners. Trustworthy and easy to use, this annually updated resource focuses solely on the most current treatment protocols for common complaints, acute diseases, and chronic illnesses you’re likely to see. New chapters and numerous new authors in this edition bring you fully up to date on the topics you need to know about for effective patient care. Reliable, in-depth, systems-based content suitable for all first-line-of-defense providers. Thorough PharmD review of recently approved and soon-to-be approved drugs. Easy access to the latest evidence-based treatment practices for the most effective results. More than 400 easy-to-understand tables make referencing complex data quick and easy. Nearly 300 images, including algorithms, anatomical illustrations, and photographs, provide useful information for diagnosis. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Easy access to the latest evidence-based treatment practices for the most effective results. Seven new chapters cover palliative care, pancreatic cancer, babesiosis, Zika virus, sexual dysfunction, bronchiolitis, and failure to thrive. New authors provide a fresh perspective and their personal approach to scores of conditions and topics, including arboviruses and other emerging viruses.

Prescribing Mental Health Medication

Author: Christopher M. Doran
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415282225
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Medical

Prescribing Mental Health Medication is a text for nursing and medical practitioners who are learning how to diagnose and treat mental disorders with medication. Skills-based, it focuses on the following key issues: how to start and stop medication how to dose when to change medication dealing with particular kinds of patients specific illnesses and their medication special populations and conditions the management of side effects practical issues such as monitoring medication with blood levels administrative issues such as record-keeping. Special icons used throughout the text highlight clinical tips, advice on how to talk to patients and differences in practice in primary care settings. Based on the author's considerable experience of training nursing and medical staff, Prescribing Mental Health Medication presents complex topics in an organized, logical and easily assimilated format. It provides a supportive text for those new to prescribing and a comprehensive source of reference for more experienced practitioners or teachers.

Fast Facts for the Operating Room Nurse

Author: Theresa Criscitelli, EdD, RN, CNOR
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826123695
Release Date: 2014-12-05
Genre: Medical

"The concise, easy-to-access resource is aimed at nurses who are new to the operating room and the experienced nurses who guide them... The $30 book contains a wealth of current, evidence-based clinical practice information that perioperative nurses need daily." --Dan O'Connor, Outpatient Surgery Magazine "This pocket-size book offers concise information for rapid reference, step-by-step instructions for perioperative practices, and evidence-based content based on current perioperative standards and recommended practices. ÖNovice nurses, students, and seasoned preceptors will be delighted to learn how easily this go-to guide will provide immediate reference to perioperative practices and information, all while fitting into a pocket for easy retrieval." óKay Ball, PhD, RN, CNOR, FAAN Associate Professor, Nursing, Otterbein University, Westerville, Ohio Past President, Association of periOperative Registered Nurses From the Foreword This is a concise, easy-to-access resource for nurses who are new to the operating room (OR) and the experienced nurses who guide them. Condensing volumes of OR content into one pithy, pocket-size book, it contains a wealth of current, evidence-based clinical practice information perioperative nurses need daily. Based on current standards and recommended practices, it is organized to provide speedy access to critical information. Its lucid, step-by-step format helps new nurses to better understand the complex skills and techniques required in the OR. Focusing on safety and specific patient interventions, orientation information including supplies needed and important protocols is covered. It addresses personal and patient preparation, environmental concerns, and documentation requirements, and describes the wide range of specific technical skills needed by both circulating and scrub nurses. Each chapter introduces concepts and sets clear learning objectives. Also included is an overview of the most common surgical procedures. New perioperative nurses in orientation and their preceptors will find this book to be a welcome addition to the learning process. Key Features: Provides must-have OR orientation information for new nurses and their preceptors Contains key information on patient preparation, aseptic technique, surgical procedures, anesthesia considerations, and documentation Based on the most up-to-date evidence in the literature Includes Fast Facts in a Nutshell feature to reinforce important information