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. Organised 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 convenient quick-access format. Another outstanding feature is the inclusion of pointers throughout the guide highlighting such clinically important information as laboratory values to be monitored, precautions and contraindications, patient teaching points, paediatric 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 paediatric dosing regimens, brand names, 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 brand 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.Organises over 300 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 Appendix of 30 tables for quick access to key drug classifications, FDA pregnancy categories, Schedule of Controlled Substances, Childhood and Adult Immunization Schedules, etc.Provides generic/Trade name cross references
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Mari J. Wirfs, PhD, MN, APRN, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, CNE, is a nationally certified adult nurse practitioner (ANCC) and family nurse practitioner (AANP). She has over 45 years of experience in collegiate undergraduate and graduate nursing education and clinical practice in critical care, paediatrics, psychiatric-mental health nursing, and 25 years' experience in advanced practice primary care nursing.
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