Pharmacological Considerations in Gerontology

Pharmacological Considerations in Gerontology
Abimbola Farinde, Megan Hebdon
NZ$ 144.54
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h229 x 152mm - 302pg
30 Dec 2019 US
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Underscores the complexity of prescribing drugs for older adults while providing state-of-the-art guidelines for safe patient care.An evidence-based, quick-access reference for adult gerontology nurse practitioners and related health care providers, this text describes a holistic, patient-centered approach to prescribing drugs to older adults. Comprehensive yet concise writing distills timely guidance on the complexities of safely prescribing to this unique population.This book opens with physiologic changes and assessment considerations for older adults, followed by a discussion of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, then a final section on guidelines for drug selection, drug interactions, and multimorbidities. Each chapter presents information in a consistent, easy-to-read template. Patient Care Pearls alert readers to crucial information and relevant case studies with examples of inappropriate medical prescribing provide context for drug delivery. Key points and chapter summaries help reinforce information. Additional features include the provision of guidelines for psychotropic medications in LTC facilities, special considerations for frail older adults, and the role of pharmacists as a resource for other practitioners.Key Features:Decision-making guidance on prescribing practices in varied settingsDiscusses in depth physiological considerations including multimorbidity and poly pharmacyPresents Beer's Criteria and its implicationsGuidelines for psychotropic medications in LTC facilitiesSpecial considerations for frail older adultsPatient care pearls, case studies, key points, and chapter summaries

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