The PA’s Complete Guide to Prescribing Drug Therapy 2019

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The PA’s Complete Guide to Prescribing Drug Therapy 2019

SKU# 9780826151056

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



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

Thoughtfully organized for speedy retrieval of vital information, this prescribing reference is designed for use by PAs and other advanced health care providers in all clinical practice settings. Available in print with eBook and regular digital updates, it guides practitioners involved in the primary care management of patients with acute, episodic, and chronic health problems in selecting appropriate pharmacology options and treatment regimens for over 500 diagnoses.

Concise and easy to use, the guide is the only such resource organized by diagnosis. In a consistent format, it delivers drug choices listed alphabetically by generic name, FDA pregnancy category, availability in generic form or over-the-counter, adult /pediatric dosing regimens, brand names, available dose forms, and additives. A particularly helpful feature is the commentary interspersed throughout offering such clinically useful information as laboratory values to be monitored, patient teaching points, and safety information. Thirty appendices present information in a convenient table format. 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 by diagnosis in a consistent format that lists drug choices alphabetically by generic name, FDA pregnancy category, availability of generic and trade name, adult/pediatric dosing, dose forms, and more
  • Highlights clinically important information such as lab values to be monitored, patient education points, and safety information
  • Offers 30 tables providing ready access to key drug classifications, FDA pregnancy categories, Schedule of Controlled Substances, and many others
  • Presents brand-generic cross reference
  • Includes free eBook and regular updates with purchase

Product Details 

  • Publication Date April 28, 2018
  • Page Count 740
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826151056

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.