Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Pharmacology for the Primary Care Provider 4e, Edmunds

Pharmacology for the Primary Care Provider 4th Edition by Marilyn Winterton Edmunds and Maren Stewart Mayhew focuses on what it is essential know to safely and successfully prescribe medication for major care. An emphasis on patient teaching helps you gain patient adherence to prescribed drug regimens, and guidelines for health promotion assist in maintaining and enhancing your patients' health.

Now in full color, this edition expands the book's emphasis on the QSEN priorities of safety and proof-based mostly practice, and provides coverage of latest medicine, new drug courses, and new therapeutic drug uses. This text teaches ideas of pharmacotherapeutics using today's most commonly used drugs. A Key Medication focus highlights the most generally used and most consultant medicine of each major drug class with specific emphasis on the top one hundred most commonly pharmaceuticals.

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. 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.

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. Complementary and Alternative Products tables highlight interactions with drugs, and are emphasized with a distinctive icon.

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