Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice: A Practical Approach

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Virginia Poole Arcangelo, Andrew M. Peterson
Lippincott, 2001 - Medical - 809 pages
Written for nurse practitioners and physician's assistants, this advanced pharmacotherapeutics text focuses on aspects of applied therapeutics for primary care providers. The volume is organized according to body systems and explores drugs used to manage more than 56 common conditions, such as: hypertension, peptic ulcer disease, and asthma. Using algorithms to illustrate the process of drug selection, this book provides guidelines for drug selection, lifespan considerations, therapeutic drug monitoring, adverse reactions, poor outcomes and information about when to change therapy, and alternative therapy. Therapy is discussed using first-, second- and third-line drug choices. Comprehensive yet concise case studies, written for adult learners, help readers retain information.

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Ellen Peterson is a licensed and certified social worker in the state of New York. She has been in private practice at Avenues Counseling Center in Ithaca, New York for eleven years. She has developed and facilitated many groups on a variety of topics, and also facilitates weekend retreat programs and workshops, all of which serve to enhance participant's personal growth. Ellen is often called the " queen of manifesting, " as the ease with which she continually manifests her own dreams and desires has been widely observed and she takes great joy in teaching others how to do so.
Ellen Peterson has been interviewed on radio as well as on television and has been a presenter at the International Heart Centered Hypnotherapy Conference. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the Association of Heart Centered Hypnotherapy.
"Choosing Joy, Creating Abundance" is Peterson's first book with Llewellyn.   

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