Nurses' Clinical Consult to Psychopharmacology

Publication Year: 2012

Edition: 1

Authors/Editor: Rhoads, Jacqueline; Murphy, Patrick J.M.

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 978-0-82-610503-5

Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 81

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Description

This is the only advanced practice guide to provide an overview of the major DSM-IV-TR disorders across the lifespan and complete clinical guidelines for their psychopharmacologic management. It has been compiled by expert practitioners in psychiatric care and is designed for use by nurse practitioners and other primary caregivers in clinical practice.

The guide is organized in an easy-to-access format with disorders for which drugs can play a significant therapeutic role. The listing for each disorder includes clinical features and symptoms, as well as information about the most current and effective drugs for management. A clearly formatted table identifies the first and second lines of drug therapy along with adjunctive therapies for each disorder. Drugs are organized according to classification, and each listing provides the essential information needed to safely prescribe and monitor a patient's response to a particular drug. This includes brand and generic names, drug class, customary dosage, side effects, drug interactions, pharmacokinetics, precautions, and management of special populations. Convenient, practical, and portable, this guide will be a welcome and frequently used resource.

Details

Platform: Ovid
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: Rhoads, Jacqueline; Murphy, Patrick J.M.
ISBN: 978-0-82-610503-5
Specialty:
Pharmacology
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
Advanced Practice
Language: English
Edition: 1
Pages: 504
Year: 2012
Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 81

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