Anchored in pharmacology and the principles of therapeutics, and written by experts in the field, this is your road map to effective drug therapies. Learn to correctly identify a disorder, review the drugs used to treat it, and select the optimal therapy. With expert direction on more than 50 common disorders, this is the ideal resource for advanced practice clinicians and students learning pharmacotherapeutics, and a go-to reference for experienced clinicians.
Learn best practices for selecting the safest, most effective drug therapies . . .
NEW section on pain management, addressing Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and use of cannabis
NEW and updated content on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies, pharmacogenomics, liver disorders and substance use disorders
Easy-to-follow, evidence-based algorithms and drug tables
Content organized by drug class, with quick-scan access to generic and trade names, and dosages
Explains pharmacology and patient management topics – easy-to-remember, clearly worded definitions and dex_scriptions of common presentations
Offers the foundation of drug therapeutics, including:
The prescribing process from pregnancy through elderly ages
Avoiding medication errors
Pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, drug interactions and adverse events
Principles of antimicrobial therapy
Chapters organized by body system or disorder for quick-reference:
Dermatitis - Bacterial, fungal, and viral infections of the skin
Ophthalmic disorders, otitis media and otitis externa