This prescribing guide, organized uniquely by diagnosis, facilitates speedy drug information retrieval for advanced health care providers in all settings involved in the primary care management of newborns through adolescents. Delivered in a concise, easy-to-read format, the guide encompasses pharmacotherapy regimens for more than 450 clinical diagnoses and includes cross-referenced generic and trade names for ease of use. Key clinical information, including lab values to monitor, patient education points, and safety information for parents and caregivers is highlighted throughout.
This point-of-care dosing resource helps practitioners to quickly locate appropriate drug treatment choices, generic vs. brand names, dosing information, length of treatment, dose forms (liquid, capsule, scored pill), pregnancy category, pediatric dosing recommendations by age groups, precautions and contraindications, and special patient-specific considerations. The book also presents important reference information in convenient table format, featuring an appendix of 35 tables for quick access to key drug classifications, FDA pregnancy categories, Schedule of Controlled Substances, Childhood Immunization Schedules, measurement conversions, pediatric dosing by weight, and much more.
Facilitates speedy drug information retrieval for primary care providers in all settings
Organizes over 450 diagnoses alphabetically and cross-references generic and trade drug names
Delineates pediatric dosages by age group and available dosage forms
Highlights lab values to monitor, patient education points, and safety information
Includes an appendix of 35 tables for quick access to drug classifications, FDA pregnancy categories, schedule of controlled substances, and much more
Provides generic/trade name index
Includes a free e-book and quarterly electronic updates
About the Author
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, pediatrics, psychiatric-mental health nursing, and 25 years experience in advanced practice primary care nursing. Her PhD is in Higher Education Administration and Leadership. During her career Dr. Wirfs has achieved the academic rank of professor with tenure in two university systems. She served eight years in the Army Nurse Corps. Dr. Wirfs has completed, published, and presented six quantitative research studies focusing on nursing education and clinical practice, including one for the Army Medical Department. Presently, she is Adjunct Professor and Clinical Director and sole advanced practice (APRN) primary care provider at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Family Health Care Clinic. Dr. Wirfs also is a frequent guest lecturer to both professional APRN groups and community groups and a long-time member of the National Organization for Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF). Additionally, she serves as a clinical preceptor for several nurse practitioner programs
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