Pharmacotherapeutics: Clinical Reasoning in Primary Care - Pageburst Retail

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Elsevier Science Health Science Division, Nov 28, 2007 - Medical - 1280 pages
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This is a Pageburst digital textbook; PHARMACOTHERAPEUTICS: CLINICAL REASONING IN PRIMARY CARE, 2nd Edition, features a unique clinical reasoning format that provides both the content knowledge and the clinical reasoning skills you'll need to become an expert prescriber. This in-depth book has been thoroughly revised, updated, and reviewed from cover to cover by a multidisciplinary panel of nurse practitioners and physician's assistants. Clinical Alerts throughout the text point out potential medication safety risks, and new Evidence-Based Pharmacotherapeutics boxes highlight recent research evidence in drug therapy.



  • Unique clinical reasoning format teaches you not only the drug content but also how to use that knowledge in prescribing.
  • Pharmacokinetics tables summarize how drugs work within the body after administration.
  • UNIQUE! Controversy boxes address current issues in pharmacology from various viewpoints while challenging you to formulate your own opinions and stay current on ethical, legal, and practical issues in pharmacotherapuetics.
  • Drug interaction tables provide indispensable drug interaction information to help ensure safe pharmacotherapy.
  • Dosage regimen tables give you an overview of adult and pediatric dosage guidelines.


  • Emphasis on clinical decision-making has been retained and refocused on clinical reasoning in this edition.
  • Case Studies (48 total) feature a treatment plan and a unique Clinical Reasoning Analysis section in which an expert prescriber reflects on the factors that led to a particular drug choice for a patient situation.
  • UNIQUE! Evidence-Based Pharmacotherapeutics boxes highlight recent research evidence in drug therapy and feature a research article, the purpose, design, methods, findings, and conclusions of the study, and implications for practice.
  • Clinical Alerts throughout the text alert the prescriber to potential medication safety risks and other key drug information.
  • New chapters on poisonings, drugs used for migraines, and drugs for bladder, prostate, and erectile dysfunction address important new developments in pharmacotherapeutics.

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