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AccessPharmacy: Pharmacotherapy Principles and Practice

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What Is Pharmacotherapy Principles & Practice?

Pharmacotherapy Principles & Practice, 6/E

All the main concepts from the landmark Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach distilled down to a concise, clinically focused, full-color resource.

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: o Critical care pharmacotherapy
    o Global health and travel medicine
    o Systematic lupus erythematous
    o Nose, 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

Pharmacotherapy Principles and Practice Faculty Email Templates

Use our faculty email templates to remind your colleagues of the resources available to them through your institution's Pharmacotherapy Principles and Practice subscription. This list includes a general email highlighting relevant pharmacy resources.

Click here to download the customizable faculty email template for Pharmacotherapy Principles and Practice.

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The Cases tab provides materials for short, targeted case-based learning from Pharmacotherapy Principles and Practice Study Guide: A Case-Based Care Plan Approach, 5/E. They vary slightly, but for each case you get a patient presentation and targeted questions. Cases are durable URL-enabled and can be embedded into a course LMS page.

Cases are organized into:

  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  •  Respiratory Disorders
  •  Gastrointestinal Disorders
  •  Renal Disorders
  •  Neurologic Disorders
  •  Psychiatric Disorders
  •  Endocrinologic Disorders
  •  Gynecologic and Obstetric Disorders
  •  Urologic Disorders
  •  Immunologic Disorders
  •  Bone and Joint Disorders
  •  Disorders of The Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat
  •  Dermatologic Disorders
  •  Hematologic Disorders
  •  Diseases of Infectious Origin
  •  Oncologic Disorders
  •  Nutrition and Nutritional Disorders

Review Questions

Review Questions in multiple editions of Pharmacotherapy Principles & Practice are great for self-assessment with review Q&A. Users can generate random and custom quizzes from the texts, and the results can be emailed.