Pharmacotherapeutics For Advanced Practice

Author: Virginia Poole Arcangelo
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781757843
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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.

Pharmacotherapeutics For Advanced Practice

Author: Andrew M. Peterson
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9781451111972
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"This completely revised and updated new edition offers guidelines on prescribing drugs for over 50 common diseases and disorders. Organized by disorder rather than drug class this new edition 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. The third edition includes coverage of pharmacogenomics and travel medicine. The section on Depressive Disorders discusses weaning patients from SSRIs and changing from one medication to another. Switching from brand names to generics is dicussed in various chapters."--Publisher.

The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse As A Prescriber

Author: Marie Annette Brown
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0813805244
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address gaps in access to quality health care. APRNs must be prepared to practice to the full scope of their education and abilities. As more and more states pass legislation enhancing prescriptive authority and fully autonomous practice for APRNs, a comprehensive resource on prescribing practices is needed. The increasing demands of today’s fast-paced health care environment require a new level of prescriber expertise. Knowledge about medication characteristics and effectiveness must be accompanied by an understanding of the context and process of prescribing. The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse as a Prescriber provides practicing APRNs and students information necessary to make fully informed, rational and ethical decisions as prescribers. The book opens with an overview of the role of the APRN prescriber and moves on to discussing practical issues such as managing difficult patient situations, special considerations when prescribing controlled substances, the influence of pharmaceutical marketing, state regulation, and legal aspects of prescribing. The book also examines barriers to prescribing, and the concluding chapter underscores key information to build cultural competence when prescribing. An evidence-based resource for all APRNs and APRN students, The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse as a Prescriber provides a comprehensive and practical resource essential for APRNs in all advanced practice roles. Key Features: Provides an up-to-date, evidence-based resource for APRNs in a prescribing role Assists with managing the special circumstances surrounding the prescription of controlled substances Offers strategies that build expertise to meet the challenges of difficult patient situations Examines approaches to addressing the barriers APRNs confront when prescribing medications Prepares prescribers to navigate the complex regulatory, legal and ethical issues surrounding prescribing Includes a webliography containing links to further information on prescribing for advanced practice registered nurses: www.wiley.com/go/brownandkaplan

Practice Guidelines For Acute Care Nurse Practitioners E Book

Author: Thomas W. Barkley
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1416069216
Size: 43.62 MB
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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.

Clinical Cases Nursing Care Case Studies Inkling

Author: Margaret Webb
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 072958433X
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Perfect for: • Diploma of Nursing Students. Apply theory to practice with the Clinical Cases textbook series! Clinical Cases: Nursing Care Studies is the perfect textbook for nursing students completing their Diploma. This nursing book offers a variety of case studies based on common real-life examples that you are likely to encounter in practice. Written by Margaret Webb and Ellie Kirov, Nursing Care Studies focusses on key nursing care topics, including: Vital Signs, Skin Integrity and Wound Care, Community-based Care, General Health Assessment, Medications and Palliative Care. Benefit from the logical structure of this nursing book, where each case study begins with an introduction of the presenting condition and associated symptoms. As the scenario develops, more information is provided, such as the patient’s condition, medications, tests and other important factors. Best of all, the conclusion of each case study emphasises patient outcomes and emphasises key points, providing you a great summary to reflect on. Make the most of Clinical Cases: Nursing Care Studies by using it in conjunction with Tabbner's Nursing Care: Theory and Practice, 6th Edition by Gabby Koutoukidis, Kate Stainton and Jodie Hughson as you progress through your Diploma of Nursing. Used together, these nursing textbooks provide a strong foundation for your knowledge of important themes and issues in nursing care. Support your nursing education by purchasing the other great titles available in the Clinical Cases textbook series. Other titles in this series: • Clinical Cases: Fundamentals of Nursing Case Studies by Natashia Scully and Damian Wilson. • Clinical Cases: Medical-Surgical Nursing Case Studies by Janine Bothe. Other formats: This book is also available as an App via the Apple App Store https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/clinical-cases-nursing-care/id659030265?mt=8 • Easy-to-understand, logical layout. • 24 case studies covering key topics in nursing care. • Multiple choice questions to test your knowledge throughout the textbook. • Rationales provided for all answers. • References for further reading and research. • Designed as an exam preparation and revision tool.

Physician Assistant Review Guide

Author: David Paulk
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449662293
Size: 54.45 MB
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Physician Assistant Review Guide is a comprehensive overview for physician assistants preparing for the Physician Assistant National Certifying (PANCE) or Re-certifying exam (PANRE). This guide extensively covers every topic PAs need to know, including cardiology, dermatology, emergency medicine, infectious diseases, neurology, oncology, pediatrics, women's health, and more. Also features a straightforward question format with questions designed for both new graduates and practicing clinicians, as well as test-taking strategies, detailed illustrations and photographs, explanations to the answers with accompanying artwork, and clear connections between the best evidence-based clinical practice and subject matter testing. FEATURES Ideal review for the PANCE and PANRE exams Over 1088 questions included in the content review chapters FULL color photos and images for great reader comprehension Detailed answer rationales Test-taking strategies Organized by body systems, each chapter is written and peer reviewed by subject experts for the most up-to-date information connecting evidence-based clinical practice with exam review. Please note: Electronic formats of this review guide do not include the CD ROM.

Recent Medication For Peptic Ulcers

Author: Patrick Kimuyu
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3668624658
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Document from the year 2018 in the subject Medicine - Therapy, grade: 1, Egerton University, language: English, abstract: Peptic ulcer has become one of the leading gastrointestinal (GIT) disorders. This phenomenon is attributable to the causes of the ulcers, especially Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infections which are difficult to treat . They are also caused by acid production from the gastric lining. Therefore, treatment with recent medication depends on the cause of peptic ulcers. Currently, there are different forms of medication used for treating peptic ulcers comprising of antibiotics, acid blockers, antacids, and cytoprotective agents. This article provides a comprehensive discussion on recent medication for peptic ulcers.

Medical Surgical Nursing

Author: Sharon Mantik Lewis
Publisher: Mosby Incorporated
ISBN:
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This book contains solid, research-based content presented in a concise, readable, and consistent format. Special features highlight the content that is most relevant and challenging for today's nursing students, including patient teaching, community and home care, gerontology, cultural and ethnic considerations, collaborative care, nutrition, and critical thinking. Nursing management content is discussed in a unique levels-of-care approach, with separate headings for Health Promotion, Acute Intervention, and Ambulatory and Home Care. More than just a textbook, it is a comprehensive resource with the essential information that students need to prepare for lectures, classroom activities, examinations, clinical assignments, and comprehensive care of patients. All content is written and reviewed by leading experts in the field to ensure that information is comprehensive, current, and clinically accurate. Extensive gerontologic content identifies age-related changes for each body system and alerts the nurse to differences often encountered in older patients. Attractive four-color design and over 1,300 full-color illustrations enhance learning by presenting disease processes and related anatomy and physiology more clearly. More than 70 comprehensive nursing care plans are thoroughly updated to incorporate current NANDA diagnoses, defining characteristics, expected outcomes, specific nursing interventions with rationales, evaluation criteria, and collaborative problems. Ethical Dilemmas boxes promote critical thinking for timely and sensitive issues that nursing students will face in practicetopics such as informed consent, patient adherence, guardianship, confidentiality, and sterilization. More than 70 Patient and Family Teaching Guides provide students with critical information to include in teaching patients about care of conditions and stress points for educating family members when they will be helping to care for the patient. Critical Thinking Exercises at the end of each nursing management chapter include Case Studies with Critical Thinking Questions to help students apply information presented and promote critical thinking. Also included are Nursing Research Issues questions to highlight current topics for research and encourage further study. Collaborative Management headings and Collaborative Care tables emphasize the importance of total patient care in todays health care settings and provide a clear understanding of each providers role in managing disorders. Multiple-choice Review Questions at the end of each chapter test students mastery of the content and correspond with learning objectives in the chapter openers. Nutritional Therapy tables summarize nutritional interventions and promote healthy lifestyles in patients with various conditions. Gerontologic Differences in Assessment and Effects of Aging tables present information about older adults special needs for nursing care. Nursing Research boxes apply research to clinical practice and cover such timely topics such as pain medication adherence, ethnic influences on cancer screening, family-centered focus in lung transplant care, health promotion for women with multiple sclerosis, and caring for battered women in the emergency department. Emergency Management tables outline the treatment of health problems most likely to create medical emergencies. Common Assessment Abnormalities tables alert the nurse to typically encountered abnormalities. Nursing Assessment tables summarize the subjective and objective data for which the nursing student assesses. Health History tables present key assessment questions to summarize important assessment parameters. Diagnostic Studies tables highlight important information relevant to diagnostic studies. Drug Therapy tables pull out medication information in a format that provides easy student reference Learning Objectives at the beginning of each chapter help students identify key content New chapter on Culturally Competent Care discusses cultural variations affecting health care and key nursing implications to help prepare nurses to interact with the increasingly diverse patient populations entrusted to nursing care. New chapter on End-of-Life Care discusses the physical and psychosocial manifestations at the end of life, related legal and ethical issues, palliative care, and the special needs of caregivers. New chapter on Nursing Management: Alzheimers Disease and Dementia covers Alzheimers disease and other causes of dementia. Evidence-Based Practice boxes discuss non-nursing or interdisciplinary research topics. Genetics in Clinical Practice boxes cover timely topics such as genetic testing, Alzheimers disease, sickle cell anemia, and genetics-related ethics issues. Complementary and Alternative Therapies boxes summarize what nurses need to know about topics such as various herbal remedies, acupuncture, and biofeedback. The accompanying CD-ROM has been expanded and includes: case studies, disorder overviews, interactive learning activities, NCLEX-style review questions, and a comprehensive glossary. Selected nursing care plans incorporating NIC (Nursing Interventions Classification) and NOC (Nursing Outcomes Classification) show how NIC and NOC are used in clinical practice. Included on the Evolve website are the concept map creator program and sample concept maps to familiarize students these clinical tools which are used by increasing numbers of nursing instructors. Chapter 9: Pain has been completely updated and rewritten. New chapter on Nursing Management: Musculoskeletal Trauma and Orthopedic Surgery covers sprains, strains, fractures, joint surgery, and other related conditions. The Genetics and Altered Immune Responses chapter includes expanded content on genetics and immunosuppressant therapy for transplant patients. Key Terms are listed in chapter openers (with page numbers) and bolded where defined in the text narrative. The Addictive Behaviors chapter features a more holistic approach and contains expanded content on tobacco abuse and smoking cessation. New color photos throughout feature ethnic and cultural diversity.

Basic Skills In Interpreting Laboratory Data

Author: Mary Lee
Publisher: Amer Soc of Health System
ISBN:
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Provides information about common laboratory tests used to screen or diagnose diseases, monitor the effectiveness and safety of treatment, or assess disease severity. Each laboratory test is described in terms of its uses, how to interpret the results, causes for abnormal lab test results, and more.

Pharmacology And The Nursing Process

Author: Linda Lane Lilley
Publisher: Mosby Incorporated
ISBN: 9780323024082
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This bestselling text is known for its clear and consistent format, colorful design, and helpful boxed features and illustrations that highlight need-to-know information and help busy nursing students learn and understand pharmacology. The new edition includes new chapters on medication errors and gene therapy, and all pharmacology content has undergone an extensive revision to ensure that this already-strong content is even more current, consistent, and easy to follow. The Photo Atlas of Drug Administration has been updated to cover even more drug administration routes and to provide numerous new photos and drawings. Content on bioterrorism agents and drugs for HIV/AIDS, diabetes, osteoporosis, Alzheimer's disease, cancer, infection, and psychiatric conditions has been thoroughly updated and expanded. Innovative cartoon-illustrated Study Skills Tips at the beginning of each Part cover study tips, time management, and test taking strategies related specifically to studying pharmacology, designed to engage students in the content by applying proven study skills to the field of pharmacology. Over 250 full-color illustrations explain how drugs work in the body and depict key pharmacologic principles. Consistent chapter format makes information easy to read and improves students' understanding of key concepts. Individual drugs are encapsulated in shaded Drug Profiles that highlight pharmacokinetics and unique variations of individual drugs. Representative or prototype Key Drugs are highlighted with an icon for quick identification. Learning features in each chapter include Objectives, Drug Profiles boxes, e-Learning Activities, and a Glossary with definitions and page references. Nursing process discussions in separate sections at the end of chapters present Assessment, Nursing Diagnoses, Planning, Outcome Criteria, Implementation, and Evaluation in a consistent nursing process framework with an emphasis on patient education. Points to Remember boxes at the end of chapters summarize content in a bulleted format to help readers review major concepts, and multiple-choice NCLEX Examination Review Questions provide a review for the pharmacology component of the NCLEX exam. Patient Teaching Tips at the end of each chapter highlight useful patient education information specific to each drug group. Tear-out IV Compatibility Chart provides portable reference on drugs administered intravenously. Pediatric and Geriatric Considerations boxes highlight important lifespan implications of drug therapy. A separate disorders index alphabetically references disorders in the text to aid in integrating it with medical-surgical and other clinical nursing course content. Home Health/Community Points boxes provide a perspective on drug therapy in the home or community. Cultural Implications boxes present differences among cultural or ethnic groups. Legal and Ethical Principles boxes promote awareness of liability issues and proper professional conduct. Research boxes synopsize recent nursing research to promote quality, evidence-based practice. Case studies with critical thinking questions reflect the real world of clinical practice with specific patients from various cultures and age groups. Nursing care plans clarify the nurse's role in drug therapy with nursing diagnoses, subjective and objective data, and outcome criteria. Dosages tables provide instant access to common dosages, routes, and indications for individual drugs. A new Student CD-ROM features 400 NCLEX-style questions, pharmacology animations, medication errors checklists, and IV therapy checklists to help students apply pharmacology content to clinical settings. A new chapter on Medication Errors: Preventing and Responding discusses the scope of the problem, specific nursing measures to prevent medication errors, possible consequences of medication errors, responses to errors, reporting and learning from mistakes, and other related issues. A new chapter on Gene Therapy and Pharmacogenomics provides an overview of major concepts in genetics, including genetic influences on disease and the development of gene-based therapies to promote an understanding of the nurse's role in this emerging branch of health science. The Photo Atlas of Medication Administration has been extensively revised to cover more drug administration routes, featuring over 100 new full-color illustrations with step-by-step instructions and helpful tips for administering medications. Herbal Therapies boxes provide key information on commonly used herbal products. Pharmacology content has been thoroughly revised and updated, including content on bioterrorism agents and drugs for HIV/AIDS, diabetes, osteoporosis, Alzheimer's disease, cancer, and infection. e-Learning Activities boxes included in each chapter remind students of related activities on the Student CD-ROM and the Evolve website to integrate multimedia content and exercises with material presented in the book.