The APRN s Complete Guide to Prescribing Drug Therapy

Author: Mari J. Wirfs, PhD, MN, APRN, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, CNE
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826151049
Release Date: 2018-04-28
Genre: Medical

A quick-access guide to current drug recommendations with regular digital updates! Written for APRN students and practitioners who prescribe drugs for acute, episodic, and chronic health problems, this unique reference comes with an ebook and regular digital updates. It provides state-of-the-art guidance about appropriate pharmacotherapy options and treatment regimens for over 500 diagnoses in a concise, easy-to-use format. Comments deliver such useful information as laboratory values to monitor, patient teaching points, and safety information. To facilitate access to vital information, the guide presents clinical diagnoses alphabetically. Within each diagnosis, appropriate drug choices are listed by generic name, with FDA pregnancy category, generic or over-the-counter availability, adult/pediatric dosing regimens, brand names, dose forms, and information regarding additives. Thirty appendices provide quick access to key drug classifications, FDA Pregnancy Categories, U.S. Schedule of Controlled Substances, Immunization Schedules, and much more. An alphabetical cross-referenced index of drugs by generic and brand names, with FDA pregnancy category and controlled drug schedule, facilitates quick identification of drugs by alternate names and safety during pregnancy. KEY FEATURES: Presents information in concise format for speedy drug information retrieval Organized alphabetically by over 500 diagnoses Lists drug choices by generic name, FDA pregnancy category, availability of generic and trade forms, adult/pediatric dosing, dose forms, and additives Highlights clinically important information (lab values to be monitored, patient education points, and safety information) Includes 30 appendix tables for quick access to key drug classifications, FDA pregnancy categories, Schedule of Controlled Substances, and more Provides generic/trade name cross reference

The APRN s Complete Guide to Prescribing Pediatric Drug Therapy 2018

Author: Mari J. Wirfs
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826166687
Release Date: 2017
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 PA s Complete Guide to Prescribing Drug Therapy 2019

Author: Mari J. Wirfs, PhD, MN, APRN, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, CNE
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826151063
Release Date: 2018-04-28
Genre: Medical

A quick-access guide to current drug recommendations with regular digital updates! Organized for speedy retrieval of vital information, this prescribing reference is designed for PAs and other advanced healthcare providers in all clinical practice settings. Available in print with ebook and regular digital updates, it guides practitioners involved in the primary care management of patients with acute, episodic, and chronic health problems in selecting appropriate pharmacology options and treatment regimens for over 500 diagnoses. Concise and easy to use, it is the only such resource organized by diagnosis, delivering drug choices alphabetically by generic name, with FDA pregnancy category, generic/over-the-counter forms, adult/pediatric dosing regimens, brand names, available dose forms, and additives. A helpful feature is the Comments interspersed throughout, offering such clinically useful information as laboratory values to monitor, patient teaching points, and safety information. Thirty appendices present information in table format, and an alphabetical cross-referenced index of drugs by generic and brand names, with FDA pregnancy category and controlled drug schedule, facilitates quick identification of drugs by alternate names and safety during pregnancy. KEY FEATURES: Presents information in concise format for speedy drug information retrieval Organized by diagnosis in a consistent format that lists drug choices alphabetically by generic name, FDA pregnancy category, availability of generic and trade name, adult/pediatric dosing, dose forms, and more Highlights clinically important information such as lab values to be monitored, patient education points, and safety information Offers 30 tables providing ready access to key drug classifications, FDA pregnancy categories, Schedule of Controlled Substances, and many others Presents brand-generic cross reference Includes free ebook and regular updates with purchase

The Aprns Complete Guide to Prescribing Drug Therapy 2018

Author: Mari J. Wirfs
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 082616658X
Release Date: 2017
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 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. 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 a free e-book and quarterly electronic updates

The Aprn s Complete Guide to Prescribing Drug Therapy 2019

Author: Mari J. Wirfs
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826151035
Release Date: 2017-11-30
Genre: Medical

A quick-access guide to current drug recommendations with regular digital updates Written for APRN students and practitioners who prescribe drugs for acute, episodic, and chronic health problems, this unique reference comes with an ebook and regular digital updates. It provides state-of-the-art guidance about appropriate pharmacotherapy options and treatment regimens for over 500 diagnoses in a concise, easy-to-use format. Comments deliver such useful information as laboratory values to monitor, patient teaching points, and safety information. To facilitate access to vital information, the guide presents clinical diagnoses alphabetically. Within each diagnosis, appropriate drug choices are listed by generic name, with FDA pregnancy category, generic or over-the-counter availability, adult/pediatric dosing regimens, brand names, dose forms, and information regarding additives. Thirty appendices provide quick access to key drug classifications, FDA Pregnancy Categories, U.S. Schedule of Controlled Substances, Immunization Schedules, and much more. An alphabetical cross-referenced index of drugs by generic and brand names, with FDA pregnancy category and controlled drug schedule, facilitates quick identification of drugs by alternate names and safety during pregnancy. KEY FEATURES: Presents information in concise format for speedy drug information retrieval Organized alphabetically by over 500 diagnoses Lists drug choices by generic name, FDA pregnancy category, availability of generic and trade forms, adult/pediatric dosing, dose forms, and additives Highlights clinically important information (lab values to be monitored, patient education points, and safety information) Includes 30 appendix tables for quick access to key drug classifications, FDA pregnancy categories, Schedule of Controlled Substances, and more Provides generic/trade name cross reference Includes free ebook and frequent updates

The APRN s Complete Guide to Prescribing Pediatric Drug Therapy 2019

Author: Mari J. Wirfs, PhD, MN, APRN, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, CNE
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826151087
Release Date: 2018-08-15
Genre: Medical

A compendium of prescribing information for more than 450 diagnoses! Concise and well organized for speedy access to essential information, this point-of-care prescribing resource is designed for advanced health care providers in all settings involved in the primary care management of newborns through adolescents. Encompassing pharmacotherapy regimens for more than 450 clinical diagnoses, the guide is organized alphabetically by diagnoses. To insure continual access to up-to-date information, the purchase of the print format includes a free e-book updated three times a year. Key clinical information, including lab values to monitor, patient teaching points, and safety information for parents and caregivers, in highlighted throughout. For each diagnosis, appropriate drug choices are listed alphabetically by generic name, FDA pregnancy category, generic and over-the-counter availability, pediatric dosing regimens, brand names, dose forms, contraindications, and more. Additionally the book includes a cross-reference index of drugs by generic and brand names. Information delivered in convenient table format includes 35 appendices for quick access to drug information, Schedule of Controlled Substances, FDA pregnancy categories, measurement conversions, childhood immunization records, and dosing by weight. Key Features: Organized by more than 450 clinical diagnosis with drug regimens for each Facilitates speedy drug information retrieval for primary care providers in all pediatric settings Includes pediatric dosage and available forms Highlights lab values to monitor, patient education points, and safety information Cross references generic and trade names Offers information in convenient table format covering FDA pregnancy categories, Schedule of Controlled Substances, childhood immunization schedule, and more Provides appendix of tables for quick access to drug classifications Includes free e-book updated three times a year

The Pa s Complete Guide to Prescribing Drug Therapy 2018

Author: Mari J. Wirfs
Publisher:
ISBN: 0826166563
Release Date: 2017-04-28
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

The APRN s Complete Guide to Prescribing Pediatric Drug Therapy 2019

Author: Mari J. Wirfs, PhD, MN, APRN, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, CNE
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826151087
Release Date: 2018-08-15
Genre: Medical

A compendium of prescribing information for more than 450 diagnoses! Concise and well organized for speedy access to essential information, this point-of-care prescribing resource is designed for advanced health care providers in all settings involved in the primary care management of newborns through adolescents. Encompassing pharmacotherapy regimens for more than 450 clinical diagnoses, the guide is organized alphabetically by diagnoses. To insure continual access to up-to-date information, the purchase of the print format includes a free e-book updated three times a year. Key clinical information, including lab values to monitor, patient teaching points, and safety information for parents and caregivers, in highlighted throughout. For each diagnosis, appropriate drug choices are listed alphabetically by generic name, FDA pregnancy category, generic and over-the-counter availability, pediatric dosing regimens, brand names, dose forms, contraindications, and more. Additionally the book includes a cross-reference index of drugs by generic and brand names. Information delivered in convenient table format includes 35 appendices for quick access to drug information, Schedule of Controlled Substances, FDA pregnancy categories, measurement conversions, childhood immunization records, and dosing by weight. Key Features: Organized by more than 450 clinical diagnosis with drug regimens for each Facilitates speedy drug information retrieval for primary care providers in all pediatric settings Includes pediatric dosage and available forms Highlights lab values to monitor, patient education points, and safety information Cross references generic and trade names Offers information in convenient table format covering FDA pregnancy categories, Schedule of Controlled Substances, childhood immunization schedule, and more Provides appendix of tables for quick access to drug classifications Includes free e-book updated three times a year

Nurse Practitioner s Drug Handbook

Author: Hans Westmeyer
Publisher: Springhouse Publishing Company
ISBN: 1582551294
Release Date: 2002-01
Genre: Medical

This comprehensive A-to-Z drug reference designed specifically for nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists, details more than 900 generic and 3,000 trade names in a user-friendly style. Each entry covers generic and trade names, pharmacologic and therapeutic classes, controlled substance schedule (where applicable), pregnancy risk category, dosage forms and strengths, indications and dosage, pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, contraindications and precautions, effects on diagnostic tests, adverse reactions, overdose and treatment, instructions for the patient, and special considerations, including those for pediatric, geriatric, and breast-feeding patients. Also includes an updated full-color photoguide that covers over 300 of the most commonly prescribed tablets and capsules. Appendices include advanced practice nurses prescribing authority by state, therapeutic management guidelines, commonly used herbals, and more. A Brandon-Hill Recommended Title.

Primary Orthopedic Care

Author: Christy L. Crowther
Publisher: Mosby Incorporated
ISBN: UOM:39015058839609
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Medical

Primary Orthopedic Care, 2nd Edition offers the most practical approach to common orthopedic disorders in the primary care setting. Content is organized from upper to lower extremities, beginning with symptoms rather than a diagnosis for use in the patient care setting. Nine major orthopedic areas are thoroughly covered, as well as injections for musculoskeletal disorders. Presentation and history, the most crucial diagnostic tools, are discussed in a separate section within each orthopedic area. In addition, anatomy and physiology, examination, diagnosis (including imaging modalities) and treatment are consistently covered in each region. Its emphasis on differential diagnosis, with clear cautions indicating when to refer a patient to a specialist, make this book a valuable guide for nurse practitioners in primary care. A unique appendix entitled Keys to Common Diagnoses assists in diagnosing the presenting orthopedic disorder with a quick "signs and symptoms" reference guide with corresponding text pages for further explanation. Red Flags boxes indicate when to refer a patient to a specialist. Each disorder is arranged to cover history, examination, diagnosis and treatment, and key recommendations for referral or consultation. Each orthopedic region includes descriptions of imaging studies (X-ray, MRI, CT and bone scans) and other evaluation modalities. A chapter on injections (chapter 10) describes indications, methods, medications and materials to use for corticosteroid and anesthetic injections. Brief anatomy and physiology reviews open each chapter. Content is organized from upper to lower extremities and includes spinal areas as well. More than 300 illustrations demonstrate techniques for diagnosis and orthopedic procedures. Coverage of Paget's disease and other metabolic bone disorders is included, as well as a section on bone tumors that describes the general clinical and radiographic characteristics of benign and malignant tumors. Additional clinical illustrations, including x-ray images, pathology photos, and photos of braces/splints highlight important findings. This edition features expanded coverage of several topics: Osteoporosis (in men, non-whites, testing/screening, vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty, differential diagnosis). Low back pain (spondylosis, spondylolisthesis, differential diagnosis, herniated nucleus pulposus, tumors). Arthritis (rheumatoid disease, fibromyalgia). Arm and elbow pathological abnormalities. Evaluation and treatment sections (such as evaluation modalities/imaging studies for knee & leg soft tissue studies).

Practice Guidelines for Acute Care Nurse Practitioners

Author: Thomas Wesson Barkley
Publisher: Saunders
ISBN: 1416003037
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Medical

PRACTICE GUIDELINES FOR ACUTE CARE NURSE PRACTITIONERS, 2nd Edition is the only comprehensive clinical reference tailored to the needs of advance practice nurses. With discussions of more than 230 of the most common conditions experienced by adult patients in acute care, this reference includes everything you need on a day-to-day basis. Plus, quick reference is easy with a spiral binding and content organized by body system. Each condition lists a concise outline of defining terms, incidence/predisposing factors, subject and physical examination findings, diagnostic tests, and management strategies so you can find everything you need to know quickly. Includes discussion of body systems, nutritional considerations, fluid/electrolyte imbalances, shock, trauma, gerontological concerns, professional issues, and trends in advanced practice. Nursing guidelines for more than 230 of the most common conditions experienced by adult patients in acute care serve as an invaluable resource in the field. Conditions are organized by body system for quick reference when treating patients. Each condition lists defining terms, incidence/predisposing factors, subjective and physical examination findings, diagnostic tests, and management strategies to provide help every step of the way. Coverage also includes discussion of body systems, nutritional considerations, fluid/electrolyte imbalances, shock, and trauma for a complete look at patient care and diagnosis. An entire chapter dedicated to congestive heart failure gives you a deeper look at the disease. Specific content, as well as online references, for diseases such as SARS and West Nile Virus give you the most current information available on these evolving diseases. New chapters on admission, pre-op and post-op orders prepare you for every step of the patient treatment process. Addition of ICD-9 codes within the chapters makes classifying diseases with ICD codes easy. New content on Parkinson's disease, gout, testicular cancer, multiple sclerosis, bite management (including spider, snake, animal, and human) better prepare you for these situations. Updated and expanded content reflects changes in current guidelines and evidence-based practice, an important part of working in the field. Updated and expanded content on coronary artery disease and inclusion of the new JNC 7 national hypertension guidelines features more information on these common diseases. Expanded and updated coverage of postmenopausal women and hormone replacement therapy.

Diagnostic Reasoning

Author:
Publisher: W B Saunders Company
ISBN: UOM:39015049661294
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Medical

This text features 49 cases that will help nurse practitioner students and clinicians develop good clinical judgement and diagnostic skills in the primary care setting.

Pediatric Primary Care

Author: Catherine E. Burns
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323376839
Release Date: 2016-03-02
Genre: Medical

Get an in-depth look at pediatric primary care through the eyes of a Nurse Practitioner! Pediatric Primary Care, 6th Edition guides readers through the process of assessing, managing, and preventing health problems in infants, children, and adolescents. Key topics include developmental theory, issues of daily living, the health status of children today, and diversity and cultural considerations. This sixth edition also features a wealth of new content and updates — such as a new chapter on pediatric pharmacology, full-color design and illustrations, new QSEN integration, updated coverage of the impact of the Affordable Care Act, a refocused chapter on practice management, and more — to keep readers up to date on the latest issues affecting practice today. Comprehensive content provides a complete foundation in the primary care of children from the unique perspective of the Nurse Practitioner and covers the full spectrum of health conditions seen in the primary care of children, emphasizing both prevention and management. In-depth guidance on assessing and managing pediatric health problems covers patients from infancy through adolescence. Four-part organization includes 1) an introductory unit on the foundations of global pediatric health, child and family health assessment, and cultural perspectives for pediatric primary care; 2) a unit on managing child development; 3) a unit on health promotion and management; and 4) a unit on disease management. Content devoted to issues of daily living covers issues that are a part of every child's growth — such as nutrition and toilet training — that could lead to health problems unless appropriate education and guidance are given. Algorithms are used throughout the book to provide a concise overview of the evaluation and management of common disorders. Resources for providers and families are also included throughout the text for further information. Expert editor team well is well-versed in the scope of practice and knowledge base of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (PNPs) and Family Nurse Practitioners (FNPs). NEW! Updated content throughout reflects the latest developments in our understanding of disease processes, disease management in children, and current trends in pediatric healthcare. NEW! Chapter on prescribing pediatric medications emphasizes the unique needs of children in pharmacotherapy. NEW! Practice Alerts highlight situations that may require urgent action, consultation, or referral for additional treatment outside the primary care setting. NEW! Full-color design and illustrations improve usability and learning. NEW! Graduate-level QSEN integration: Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) is now introduced in the Preface. The QSEN Safety competency is now emphasized via the new Practice Alert highlights and integration of National Patient Safety Goals and Core Measures. The Informatics competency is addressed with new informatics content in a refocused Strategies for Managing a Pediatric Health Care Practice chapter. The Teamwork and Collaboration competency is addressed by new content on the trending topic of interprofessional collaboration, also in the Strategies for Managing a Pediatric Health Care Practice chapter. The Evidence-Based Practice competency is integrated through icons that reference evidence-based guidelines. Reorganized application of Gordon's Functional Health Patterns provides a more conceptually consistent flow with Gordon's model. Expanded integration of Healthy People 2020 goes beyond the emphasis on physical activity in the previous edition.

NP Notes

Author: Ruth McCaffrey
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 9780803624818
Release Date: 2009-12-03
Genre: Medical

Must-have information! With an emphasis on prescribing and using tests to diagnose disorders, the information you need every day.

Handbook of Psychiatric Drug Therapy

Author: Lawrence A. Labbate
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9781451153071
Release Date: 2012-03-28
Genre: Medical

Thoroughly updated for its Sixth Edition, Handbook of Psychiatric Drug Therapy is one of the most popular guides to the essential facts about all drugs used to treat anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, psychotic disorders, substance abuse disorders, sleep disorders, dementia, and attention deficit disorder. Coverage of each drug includes mechanisms of action, indications, side effects, interactions, method of use, and caveats regarding special populations such as pregnant and elderly patients. The book gives specific prescribing recommendations—including dosage and duration of use—for individual drugs. Tables provide at-a-glance information and a disease-specific table of contents directs readers quickly to relevant drug chapters.