Pharmacology for the Primary Care Provider
Mosby, 2000 - Medical - 1001 pages
PHARMACOLOGY FOR THE PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER is a classroom text designed to transition into the clinical arena as your students begin practicing and prescribing. This practical book brings together the best and most important information from the medical, nursing, and pharmacology disciplines, making it an invaluable learning tool and an important companion text throughout the beginning years of clinical practice. Students will review professional roles and basic practical information about drug categories and what must be considered in prescribing and educating patients. The essentials are distilled into a thorough discussion of drug prototypes. Many helpful charts, figures, and clinical decision-making algorithms aid comprehension.
* Helps students appreciate and understand evidence-based medicine and the development of clinical treatment algorithms and guidelines. * Provides a summary of important things both the practitioner and the patient should know about client-initiated and client-controlled medications (including over-the-counter drugs, alternative medicines, and herbal products.) * Presents detailed information on how to provide effective patient teaching about medications. This information also helps meet some of the accreditation objectives mandated by the National League for Nursing. * Contains pharmacokinetic tables listing the latest information on drug interactions from the Cytochrome P450 enzyme system - new information now being introduced into curriculum for all practitioners. * Lists resources and references in each chapter so students always have access to the latest information.
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