Monday, August 5, 2013

Pharmacotherapeutics for Nurse Practitioner Prescribers 3e

Pharmacotherapeutics for Nurse Practitioner Prescribers 3rd Edition, by Teri Moser Woo and Anita Lee Wynne offers in-depth information you need to be a safe and effective prescriber of medications. This exceptional text builds your knowledge of pharmacology by first providing an overview of pharmacologic principles and then teaching you how to apply those principles to clinical practice.

Focusing on applying pharmacologic scientific knowledge to clinical practice, it explains diagnostic and treatment reasoning and rational drug selection, while providing useful clinical pearls from experienced practitioners. The use of a Rational Drug Selection process enables you to understand how to prescribe the right drug, for the right patient at the right time!

Updated to reflect the most recent scientific knowledge and clinical practice in the field, the 3rd Edition provides the same great content from the first two editions with even more of what you need. The target audiences are the primary care nurse practitioner student and the nurse practitioner practicing in the primary care setting. Much of the material is also useful to other groups of advanced practice nurses, especially clinical specialists.

Unit one provides specifics about nurse practitioner prescribing, i.e. collaboration with other disciplines. There are issues unique to advanced practice nurses that are not covered in other pharmacology texts or resource books. The brief synopsis of the efforts to gain the privilege, and a discussion regarding the responsibilities that accompany it, are included. A user-friendly review of pharmacodynamics and kinetics is presented. This is especially helpful for those who are several years removed from their basic pharmacology course.

Principles of rational drug selection and the legal and professional issues unique to advanced practice nurses are well covered. Ethnic and cultural differences and patient variables that can affect health outcomes are presented as are use of the Internet and other technologies. Categories of over the counter preparations as well as common herbal preparations are presented. Units 2 and 3 actually present the information on the specific prescription pharmacologic agents; the former organized by body system, and the latter by symptom or specific disease.

Each agent is organized into information on pharmacodynamics, kinetics, and therapeutics. In addition, agents in each category are presented in tabular format to facilitate comparisons. Unit 4 goes into depth on specific populations, including women, children, elders and the chronically ill.

This book provides the nurse practitioner with drug specific information required to prescribe safely and effectively. It also provides role specific information to enhance professionalism in prescribing. The first and last units provide content that is not available in most pharmacology books. It is an excellent reference book.

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