Pharmacology for the Primary Care Provider, 4th Edition

Pharmacology for the Primary Care Provider

4th Edition

By Marilyn Winterton Edmunds, PhD, ANP/GNP, Adjunct Faculty, School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland; Editor, JNP: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. and Maren Stewart Mayhew, MS, ANP, Nurse Practitioner, The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine Inc., Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Rockville, Maryland


PART ONE: ESSENTIAL CONCEPTS FOR THE PRESCRIPTION OF MEDICATIONS

Unit 1: Foundations of Prescriptive Practice
1. Prescriptive Authority and Role Implementation: Tradition vs. Change
2. Historical Review of Prescriptive Authority: The Role of Nurses (NPs, CNMs, CRNAs, and CNSs) and Physician Assistants

Unit 2: Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics
3. General Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Principles
4. Special Populations: Geriatrics
5. Special Populations: Pediatrics
6. Special Populations: Pregnant and Nursing Women

7. Over-the-Counter Medications
8. Complementary and Alternative Therapies

Unit 3: The Art and Science of Pharmacotherapeutics
9. Establishing the Therapeutic Relationship
10. Practical Tips on Writing Prescriptions
11. Evidence-Based Decision-Making and Treatment Guidelines
12. Design and Implementation of Patient Education

PART TWO: DRUG MONOGRAPHS
Unit 4: Topical Agents
13. Dermatologic Agents
14. Eye, Ear, Throat, and Mouth Agents

Unit 5: Respiratory Agents
15. Upper Respiratory Agents
16. Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Medications

Unit 6: Cardiovascular Agents
17. Hypertension and Miscellaneous Antihypertensive Medications
18. Coronary Artery Disease and Antianginal Medications
19. Heart Failure and Digoxin
20. -Blockers
21. Calcium Channel Blockers
22. ACE Inhibitors and Angiotensin Receptor Blockers
23. Antiarrhythmic Agents
24. Antihyperlipidemic Agents
25. Agents that Act on Blood

Unit 7: Gastrointestinal Agents
26. Antacids and the Management of GERD
27. Histamine-2 Blockers and Proton Pump Inhibitors
28. Laxatives
29. Antidiarrheals
30. Antiemetics
31. Medications for Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Other Gastrointestinal Problems

Unit 8: Renal/Genitourinary Agents
32. Diuretics
33. Male Genitourinary Agents
34. Drugs for Urinary Incontinence and Urinary Analgesia

Unit 9: Musculoskeletal Agents
35. Acetaminophen
36. Aspirin and Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs
37. Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs and Immune Modulators
38. Gout Medications
39. Osteoporosis Treatment
40. Muscle Relaxants

Unit 10: Central Nervous System Agents
41. Medications for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
42. Medications for Dementia
43. Analgesia and Pain Management
44. Migraine Medications
45. Antiepileptics
46. Antiparkinson Agents

Unit 11: Psychotropic Agents
47. Antidepressants
48. Antianxiety and Antiinsomnia Agents
49. Antipsychotics
50. Substance Abuse

Unit 12: Endocrine Agents
52. Glucocorticoids
52. Thyroid Medications
53. Diabetes Mellitus Agents

Unit 13: Reproductive System Medications
54. Contraceptives
55. Hormone Replacement Therapy - NEW Title/Focus!
56. Drugs for Breast Cancer

Unit 14: Antiinfectives
57. Principles for Prescribing Antiinfectives
58. Treatment of Specific Infections and Miscellaneous Antibiotics
59. Penicillins
60. Cephalosporins
61. Tetracyclines
62. Macrolides
63. Fluoroquinolones
64. Aminoglycosides
65. Sulfonamides
66. Antitubercular Agents
67. Antifungals
68. Antiretroviral Medications
69. Antiviral and Antiprotozoal Agents

Unit 15: Health Promotion
70. Immunizations and Biologicals

71. Weight Management
72. Smoking Cessation
73. Vitamins and Minerals