The APRN's Complete Guide to Prescribing Drug Therapy 2019

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The APRN's Complete Guide to Prescribing Drug Therapy 2019

SKU# 9780826151032

Author: Mari J. Wirfs PhD, MN, APRN, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, CNE



A quick-access guide to current drug recommendations with regular digital updates!

Written specifically for APRN students and practitioners called upon to prescribe drugs for patients with acute, episodic, and chronic health problems, this unique reference comes with an eBook and regular digital updates. It provides state-of-the-art guidance about appropriate pharmacotherapy options and treatment regimens for over 500 diagnoses in a concise, easy-to-read format. A particularly helpful feature is commentary throughout delivering such useful information as laboratory values to be monitored, patient teaching points, and safety information.

To facilitate speedy access to vital information, the guide presents clinical diagnoses alphabetically. Within each diagnoses, appropriate drug choices are listed by generic name, FDA pregnancy category, availability in generic or over-the-counter, adult/pediatric dosing regimens, brand names, dose forms, and information regarding additives. Thirty Appendices provide quick access to key drug classifications, FDA Pregnancy Categories, US Schedule of Controlled Substances, Immunization Schedules, and much more. An alphabetical cross-reference index of drugs by generic and brand name, with FDA pregnancy category and controlled drug schedule, facilitates quick identification of drugs by alternate names and relative safety during pregnancy.

Key Features:

  • Presents information in concise format for speedy drug information retrieval
  • Organized alphabetically by over 500 diagnoses
  • Lists drug choices by generic name, FDA pregnancy category, availability of generic and trade name, adult/pediatric dosing, dose forms, and additives
  • Highlights clinically important information (lab values to be monitored, patient education points, and safety information)
  • Includes 30 tables for quick access to key drug classifications, FDA pregnancy categories, Schedule of Controlled Substances, and more
  • Provides generic/trade name cross reference
  • Comes with free eBook and frequent electronic updates

Product Details 

  • Publication Date April 28, 2018
  • Page Count 740
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826151032

About The Author(s) 

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.