Pharmacotherapy Principles & Practice uses a solid evidence-based approach to teach you how to design, implement, monitor, and evaluate medication therapy. Updated with additional content and reflecting the latest findings, this sixth edition provides everything you need to gain an in-depth understanding of the underlying principles of the pharmacotherapy of disease―and their practical application. All chapters were written or reviewed by pharmacists, nurse practitioners, physician assists, and physicians recognized by authorities in their fields.
The book opens with an insightful introductory chapter and is followed by five chapters focused on specific populations: pediatrics, geriatrics, palliative care, critical care, and global health and travel medicine. The subsequent 97 disease-based chapters cover epidemiology, etiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation and diagnosis, and nonpharmacologic therapy, followed by clear recommendations for medication selection, desired outcomes, dosing, and patient monitoring.
Features of the Sixth Edition:
Updated patient encounter cases sharpen critical-thinking skills and lend clinical relevant to scientific principles
New chapters cover: oCritical care pharmacotherapy
oGlobal health and travel medicine
oSystematic lupus erythematous
oNose, mouth, and throat disorders
New content on circulatory shock syndromes, trauma-related anxiety disorder, otic disorders, and antimicrobial stewardship
Structured learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter
Key concepts, identified by icons, highlight the disease, patient assessment, and treatment
Patient care process section modeling the Joint Commission of Pharmacy Practitioners (JCCP) Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process
Up-to-date literature citations for each chapter
Table, figures, algorithms, and defined medical abbreviations
Self-assessment questions and answers in the Online Learning Center
Valuable table of common laboratory tests and reference ranges