Title The APRN and PA’s Complete Guide to Prescribing Drug Therapy 2020
Subtitle Organized by Diagnosis!
Author Mari J. Wirfs
ISBN 9780826179333
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 776
Book size 127 x 203 mm
Publishing year 2019
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Includes more than 30 new diagnoses and eBook with digital updates as needed!

Updated to deliver the most current standards, this is a unique prescribing reference for APRN students and advanced health care providers in all practice settings who need guidance on prescribing drugs for patients with acute, episodic, and chronic health problems. Concise, easy to read, and updated throughout, the resource delivers pharmacotherapy regimens for more than 600 diagnoses—including over 30 that are new. The print format includes an eBook with digital updates to assure immediate access to essential information.

Listed alphabetically by diagnosis, pharmacotherapy regimens include, for each diagnosis, drug choices listed by generic name, FDA pregnancy category, generic/over-the-counter availability, adult/pediatric dosing regimens, brand names, forms of dosage, and additives. Clinically useful information such as laboratory values to be monitored, patient teaching points, and safety information is interspersed throughout each diagnosis. Additional quick-access features include information presented in convenient table format and an alphabetical cross-reference index of drugs by generic and brand name, with FDA pregnancy category and controlled drug schedule (I, II, III, IV, V).


Key Features:

  • Includes 31 new diagnoses totaling over 600 organized alphabetically
  • Serves as a quick-access prescribing reference for APRN and PA students and health care providers in all primary care settings
  • Presents drug information in condensed and summary form for ease of use
  • Within each diagnosis, drug choices are listed alphabetically by generic /trade name, FDA pregnancy category, adult/pediatric dosing, dose forms, and additives
  • Delivers guidance on lab values to be monitored, patient education points, and safety information
  • Includes 30 Appendices with ready access to key drug classifications, FDA Pregnancy Categories, US Schedule of Controlled Substances, Immunization Schedules, Contraceptive Guidance, categories Anti-Infectives, and more!
  • Offers brand/generic cross-reference





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Section I: Drug Therapy By Clinical Diagnosis

3-Day Fever (Roseola Infantum) • Acetaminophen Overdose • Acne Rosacea • Acne Vulgaris • Acromegaly • Actinic Keratosis (AK) • Acute Bacterial Skins and Skin Structure Infections (ABSSSI) • Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Bronchitis (AECB) • Acute Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) • Agammaglobulinemia, Congenital or X-linked (see Immunodeficiency: Primary, Humoral, PHI) • Alcohol Dependence • Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome • Allergic Reaction: General • Allergic Rhinitis • Allergic Sinusitis • Allergies: Multi-Food • Alzheimer’s Disease • Amebiasis • Amebic Dysentery (see Amebiasis) • Amebic Liver Abscess • Amenorrhea: Secondary • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig Disease) • Anaphylaxis • Anemia of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) • Anemia of Chronic Renal Failure (CRF) • Anemia: Folic Acid Deficiency • Anemia: Iron Deficiency • Anemia: Megaloblastic/Pernicious • Anemia: Pernicious • Angina Pectoris: Stable • Angioedema, Hereditary (HAE) • Ankylosing Spondylitis • Anorexia/Cachexia • Anthrax (Bacillus anthracis) • Anxiety Disorder: Generalized (GAD) • Anxiety Disorder: Social (SAD) • Aphasia, Expressive: Stroke-induced • Aphthous Stomatitis (Mouth Ulcer, Canker Sore) • Arterial Insufficiency • Arthritis: Gouty • Ascariasis • Aspergillosis (Scedosporium apiospermum, Fusarium spp.) • Asthma • Asthma-COPD Overlap Syndrome (ACOS) • Asthma: Severe, Eosinophilia • Athlete’s Foot • Atonic Bladder • Atrophic Vaginitis • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) • Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (aHUS) • Bacterial Endocarditis: Prophylaxis • Bacterial Vaginosis (BV, Gardnerella Vaginalis) • Baldness: Male Pattern • Bartonella Infection (Cat Scratch Fever) • Basal Cell Carcinoma: Superficial (see Actinic Keratosis) • Bell’s Palsy • Benign Essential Tremor • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) • Bile Acid Deficiency • Binge Eating Disorder • Bipolar Disorder • Bite: Cat • Bite: Dog • Bite: Human • Blastomycosis • Blepharitis • Blepharoconjunctivitis: Bacterial • Bloating (see Flatulence) • Boil (see Skin Infection: Bacterial) • Bordetella (Pertussis) • Bowel Resection With Primary Anastomosis • Breast Abscess (see Mastitis) • Breast Cancer • Bronchiolitis • Bronchitis: Acute (AECB, Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Bronchitis) • Bronchitis: Chronic (COPD, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) • Bulimia Nervosa • Burn: Minor • Bursitis • C1 Esterase Inhibitor Deficiency • Cachexia • Calcium Deficiency • Callused Skin • Candidiasis: Abdomen, Bladder, Esophagus, Kidney • Candidiasis: Oral (Thrush) • Candidiasis: Skin • Candidiasis: Vulvovaginal (Moniliasis) • Canker Sore (see Aphthous Stomatitis) • Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS) • Carbuncle (see Skin Infection: Bacterial) • Carcinoid Syndrome Diarrhea (CSD) • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) • Cataplexy • Cat Bite • Cat Scratch Fever (Bartonella Infection) • Cellulitis • Cerumen Impaction • Chagas Disease (American Trypanosomiasis) • Chalazion: Inflamed Meibomian Cyst, (see Stye) • Chancroid • Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea/Vomiting (CINV) • Chest Wall Syndrome (Costochondritis) • Chickenpox (Varicella) • Chikungunya Virus • Chikungunya-Related Arthritis • Chlamydia trachomatis • Cholangitis, Primary Biliary (PBC) • Cholelithiasis • Cholera (Vibrio cholerae) • Chloasma • Chronic Idiopathic Constipation (CIC) • Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) • Chronic Renal Failure (CRF) • Clostridium difficile • Clostridium tetani (Tetanus) • Cluster Headache • Cold Sore • Colic: Infantile • Colitis • Colon Cleanse • Colonoscopy Prep • Common Cold (URI, Viral Upper Respiratory Infection) • Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) • Complicated Intra-abdominal Infection (cIAI) • Complicated Urinary Tract Infection (cUTI) • Condyloma Acuminata (Venereal Wart) • Conjunctivitis: Allergic (Vernal) • Conjunctivitis/Blepharoconjunctivitis: Bacterial • Conjunctivitis: Chlamydial • Conjunctivitis: Fungal • Conjunctivitis: Gonococcal • Conjunctivitis: Viral • Constipation: Chronic Idiopathic (CIC) • Constipation: Occasional, intermittent • Constipation: Opioid-induced (OIC) • COPD (see Bronchitis: Chronic or Emphysema) • Corneal Edema • Corneal Ulceration • Coxsackievirus (Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease) • Costochondritis (Chest Wall Syndrome) • Cradle Cap (see Dermatitis: Seborrheic) • Cramps: Abdominal, Intestinal • Crohn’s Disease • Cryptosporidiosis (Cryptosporidium parvum) • Cryptosporidium parvum (Cryptosporidiosis) • Cutaneous Larvae Migrans (Hookworm) • Cyclospora cavetanensis (Cyclosporiasis) • Cyclosporiasis (Cyclospora cavetanensis) • Cystic Fibrosis (CF) • Cystitis (UTI, Urinary Tract Infection) • Cytomegalovirus (CMV, Retinitis) • Dandruff (see Dermatitis: Seborrheic) • Decubitus Ulcer • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Prophylaxis • Dehydration • Delirium: End-of-Life • Delirium Tremens • Dementia • Dengue Fever (Dengue Virus) • Dental Abscess • Dental Procedure Prophylaxis (see Bacterial Endocarditis: Prophylaxis) • Denture Irritation • Depression, Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) • Dermatitis: Atopic (Eczema) • Dermatitis: Contact • Dermatitis: Diaper (see Diaper Rash) • Dermatitis: Genus Rhus (Poison Oak, Poison Ivy, Poison Sumac) • Dermatitis: Seborrheic • Diabetes Mellitus, Type1 (TDM) • Diabetes Mellitus, Type2 (TDM) • Diabetic Neuropathic Pain • Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (DPN) • Diabetic Retinopathy • Diaper Rash • Diarrhea: Acute • Diarrhea: Carcinoid Syndrome (CSD) • Diarrhea: Chronic • Diarrhea: Travelers’ • Digitalis Toxicity • Diphtheria (Corynebacterium diphtheriae) • Distributive Shock • Diverticulitis • Diverticulosis • Dog Bite • Donovanosis (Granuloma Inguinale) • Dravet Syndrome • Dry Eye Syndrome (Keratoconjunctivitis [Sicca]) • Dry Mouth Syndrome • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) • Dust Mite Allergy • Dysentery (see Amebiasis) • Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding (DUB) • Dyshidrosis • Dyshidrotic Eczema (Dyshidrosis, Pompholyx) • Dyslipidemia (Hypercholesterolemia, Hyperlipidemia, Mixed Dyslipidemia) • Dysmenorrhea: Primary • Dyspareunia (Postmenopausal Painful Intercourse) • Dyspepsia/Gastritis • Eating Disorder: Anorexia Nervosa • Eating Disorder: Binge • Eating Disorder: Bulimia Nervosa • Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) • Edema • Emphysema • Encopresis • End-of-Life Delirium • Endometriosis • Enteritis • Enterobius vermicularis (see Pinworm) • Enuresis: Primary, Nocturnal • Eosinophilic Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis (formerly Churg-Strauss Syndrome) • Epicondylitis • Epididymitis • Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV; see Mononucleosis) • Erectile Dysfunction (ED) • Erosive Esophagitis • Erysipelas • Erythema Chronicum Migrans (Lyme Disease) • Erythema Infectiosum (Fifth Disease) • Esophagitis, Erosive • Exanthem Subitum (Roseola Infantum) • Exocrine Pancreas Insufficiency (EPI) • Extrapyramidal Side Effects (EPS) • Eye Pain • Eyelashes, Thin/Sparse (Hypotrichosis) • Facial Hair: Excessive/Unwanted • Fecal Odor • Fever (Pyrexia) • Fever Blister • Fibrocystic Breast Disease • Fibromyalgia • Fifth Disease (Erythema Infectiosum) • Flatulence • Flu • Fluoridation, Water, < 0.6 ppm • Folic Acid Deficiency (Anemia) • Folliculitis • Folliculitis Barbae • Foreign Body: Esophagus • Foreign Body: Eye • Furuncle • Gardnerella Vaginalis (BV, Bacterial Vaginosis) • Gastritis/Dyspepsia • Gastritis-Related Nausea/Vomiting • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER) • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) • Gaucher Disease, Type1 • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) • Genital Herpes (see Herpes Genitalis, HSV Type II) • Genital Warts • German Measles (Rubella) • Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA)/Temporal Arteritis • Giardiasis (Giardia lamblia) • Gingivitis/Periodontitis • Glaucoma: Open Angle • Golfer’s Elbow (see Epicondylitis) • Gonococcal Pharyngitis • Gonorrhea (Neisseria gonorrhoeae) • Gout • Gouty Arthritis • Granuloma Inguinale (Donovanosis) • Growth Failure • Hair Loss (see Baldness: Male Pattern) • Hand, Foot, & Mouth Disease (Coxsackievirus) • Hansen’s Disease • Headache: Cluster • Headache: Migraine • Headache: Tension (Muscle Contraction Headache) • Headache: Vascular • Heartburn (see GER/GERD) • Heart Failure (HF) • Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) Infection • Hemolytic Uremia Syndrome: Atypical (aHUS) • Hemophilia A (Congenital Factor VIII Deficiency) • Hemorrhoids • Hepatitis A (HAV) • Hepatitis B (HBV) • Hepatitis C (HCV) • Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) • Herpangina • Herpes Facialis (HSV Type I) • Herpes Genitalis (HSV Type II) • Herpes Labialis (HSV Type I) • Herpes Simplex Virus Type I (HSV I, Herpes Facialis/Labialis) • Herpes Simplex Virus Type II (HSV II, Genital Herpes) • Herpes Zoster (HZ, Shingles) • Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus (HZO) • Hiccups: Intractable • Hidradenitis Suppurativa • Histoplasmosis • Hives (Urticaria) • Hookworm (Uncinariasis, Cutaneous Larvae Migrans) • Hordeolum (see Stye) • Hospital-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia (HABP) • Human Bite • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV): Non-occupational Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (nPEP) • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV): Occupational Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (oPEP) • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV): Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) • Human Papillomavirus (HPV, Venereal Wart) • Huntington Disease-associated Chorea • Hypercalcemia • Hypercholesterolemia • Hyperemesis Gravidarum • Hyperhidrosis (Perspiration, Excessive) • Hyperhomocysteinemia • Hyperkalemia • Hyperlipidemia • Hyperparathyroidism (HPT) • Hyperphosphatemia • Hyperpigmentation • Hyperprolactinemia • Hypertension: Primary, Essential • Hyperthyroidism • Hypertriglyceridemia • Hyperuricemia • Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD, Low Libido) • Hypocalcemia • Hypogonadism • Hypokalemia • Hypomagnesemia • Hypoparathyroidism • Hypophosphatasia (Osteomalacia, Rickets) • Hypophosphatemia, X-Linked (XLH) • Hypopnea Syndrome (Sleep Apnea: Obstructive) • Hypotension: Neurogenic, Orthostatic • Hypotestosteronemia • Hypothyroidism • Hypotrichosis (Thin/Sparse Eyelashes) • Idiopathic Gastric Acid Hypersecretion (IGAH) • Idiopathic (Immune) Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP) • Idiopathic Peripheral Neuritis • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) • Immunodeficiencies, Severe, Combined (see Immunodeficiency: Primary Humoral, PHI) • Immunodeficiency, Common Variable (see Immunodeficiency: Primary Humoral, PHI) • Immunodeficiency: Primary Humoral (PHI) • Impetigo Contagiosa (Indian Fire) • Impotence (see ED, Erectile Dysfunction) • Incontinence: Fecal • Incontinence: Urinary Overactive Bladder • Incontinence: Urinary Overflow, Atonic Bladder • Incontinence: Urinary Stress • Incontinence: Urinary Urge • Indian Fire (Impetigo Contagiosa) • Infectious Mononucleosis • Influenza, Seasonal (Flu) • Insect Bite/Sting • Insomnia • Intermittent Claudication (PAD, Peripheral Artery Disease) • Interstitial Cystitis • Intertrigo • Intra-Abdominal Infection: Complicated (cIAI) • Iritis: Acute • Iron Deficiency (Anemia) • Iron Overload • Irritable Bowel Syndrome With Constipation (IBS-C) • Irritable Bowel Syndrome With Diarrhea (IBS-D) • Japanese Encephalitis Virus (JEV) • Jock Itch (Tines Cruris) • Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA) • Keratitis • Keratitis: Allergic (Vernal) • Keratitis: Neurotrophic • Keratoconjunctivitis: Allergic (Vernal) • Keratitis/Keratoconjunctivitis: Herpes Simplex • Keratitis/Keratoconjunctivitis: Vernal • Keratoconjunctivitis (Sicca) • Kidney Stones • Labyrinthitis • Lactose Intolerance • Larva Migrans: Cutaneous • Larva Migrans: Visceral • Lead Encephalopathy • Lead Poisoning • Lead Toxicity • Leg Cramps: Nocturnal, Recumbency • Leishmaniasis: Cutaneous • Leishmaniasis: Mucosal • Leishmaniasis: Visceral • Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS) • Lentigines: Benign, Senile • Leprosy • Lice (see Pediculosis) • Listeria monocytogenes (Listeriosis) • Listeriosis (Listeria monocytogenes) • Liver Flukes • Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) • Low Back Strain (LBS) • Low Libido (see HSDD, Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder) • Lyme Disease (Erythema Chronicum Migrans) • Lymphadenitis • Lymphogranuloma Venereum • Macular Edema • Macular Degeneration • Magnesium Deficiency • Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) • Malaria (Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium vivax) • Mastitis (Breast Abscess) • Measles (Rubeola) • Megaloblastic Anemia (Vitamin B12 Deficiency) • Melanasia (Hyperpigmentation) • Melasma/Chloasma • Mènière’s Disease • Meningitis (Neisseria meningitidis) • Menometrorrhagia: Irregular Heavy Menstrual Bleeding • Menopause • Menorrhagia: Heavy Cyclical Menstrual Bleeding • Metastatic High-Risk Castration-Sensitive Prostrate Cancer (CSPC) • Methamphetamine-induced Psychosis • Migraine Headache • Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP) • Moniliasis (Vulvovaginal Candidiasis) • Mononucleosis (Mono) • Motion Sickness • Mouth Ulcer (Aphthous Stomatitis) • Multi-food Allergies • Multiple Sclerosis (MS) • Mumps (Infectious Parotitis, Paramyxovirus) • Muscle Contraction Headache (Tension Headache) • Muscle Strain • Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) • Mycoplasma Pneumonia • Mycobacterium leprae • Myasthenia Gravis (MG) • Narcolepsy • Narcotic Dependence (see Opioid Dependence) • Nausea/Vomiting: Chemotherapy-Induced • Nausea/Vomiting: Opioid-Induced • Nausea/Vomiting: Post-Anesthesia • Nausea/Vomiting of Pregnancy • Neisseria meningitidis (Meningitis) • Nerve Agent Poisoning • Neurogenic, Hypotension • Neuropathic Pain: Generalized • Neuropathic Pain: Peripheral • Neurotrophic Keratitis • Neutropenia: Chemotherapy-Associated • Neutropenia: Febrile • Neutropenia: Myelosuppression-Associated • Nicotine Withdrawal Syndrome • Nocturnal Enuresis (Primary Enuresis) • Nocturnal Polyuria • Non-24 Sleep-Wake Disorder • nPrEP (Non-Occupational HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) • Obesity • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) • Ocular Hypertension • Odor: Fecal • Onychomycosis (Fungal Nail) • Ophthalmia Neonatorum: Chlamydial • Ophthalmia Neonatorum: Gonococcal • Opioid Dependence • Opioid-induced Constipation (OIC) • Opioid-induced Nausea/Vomiting (OINV) • Opioid Overdose • Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) • Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome • Organ Transplant Rejection Prophylaxis (OTRP) • Orthostatic Hypotension • Osgood-Schlatter Disease • Osteoarthritis • Osteomalacia (Hypophosphatasia, Rickets) • Osteoporosis • Osteoporosis Prophylaxis (see Osteoporosis) • Otitis Externa • Otitis Media: Acute • Otitis Media: Serous (SOM) • Otitis Media With Effusion (OME) • Overactive Bladder • Overdose: Opioid • Overflow Urinary Incontinence • Paget’s Disease: Bone • Pain • Painful Intercourse (Postmenopausal Dyspareunia) • Pancreatic Enzyme Deficiency • Pancreatic Enzyme Insufficiency • Panic Disorder • Parathyroid Hormone Deficiency • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH) • Parkinson’s Disease (PD) • Paronychia (Periungual Abscess) • Parotitis: Infectious (Mumps) • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH) • Pediculosis Humanus Capitis (Head Lice) • Pediculosis Phthirus (Pubic Lice) • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) • Pemphigus Foliaceus (PF) • Pemphigus Vulgaris (PV) • Peptic Ulcer Disease (PUD) • Periodontitis • Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) • Peripheral Neuritis: Diabetic • Peripheral Neuritis: Idiopathic • Peripheral Neuropathic Pain • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) • Periungal Abscess (Paronychia) • Perleche (Angular Stomatitis) • Pernicious Anemia (Vitamin B12 Deficiency) • Perspiration: Excessive (Hyperhidrosis) • Pertussis (Whooping Cough) • Pharyngitis: Gonococcal • Pharyngitis: Streptococcal (Strep Throat) • Phenylketonuria (PKU) • Pheochromocytoma: Unresectable, Locally Advanced, or Metastatic • Phthirus (Pubic Lice) • Pinworm (Enterobius vermicularis) • Pityriasis Alba • Pityriasis Rosea • Plague (Yersinia pestis) • Plantar Wart (Verruca plantaris) • Plaque Psoriasis • Pneumococcal Pneumonia • Pneumocystis jiroveci (Pneumonia) • Pneumonia: Bacterial, Hospital-Acquired (HABP) • Pneumonia: Bacterial, Ventilator-Associated (VABP) • Pneumonia: Chlamydial • Pneumonia: Community Acquired (CAP) • Pneumonia: Community Acquired Bacterial (CABP) • Pneumonia: Legionella • Pneumonia: Mycoplasma • Pneumonia: Pneumococcal • Pneumonia: Pneumocystis jirovecii • Poliomyelitis • Polyarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (PJIA) • Polycystic Kidney Disease, Autosomal Dominant (ADPKD) • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS, Stein-Leventhal Disease) • Polymyalgia Rheumatics • Polyneuropathy, Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating (CIDP) • Polyps: Nasal • Polyuria: Nocturnal • Pomphylox (Dyshidrosis, Dyshidrotic Eczema) • Post-Anesthesia Nausea/Vomiting • Post-Herpetic Neuralgia (PHN) • Postmenopausal Dyspareunia • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) • Potassium Deficiency • Potassium Excess • Precocious Puberty, Central (CPP) • Pregnancy • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) • PrEP (HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) • Pressure Sore (Decubitus Ulcer) • Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC) • Primary Humoral Immunodeficiency (PHI) • Proctitis: Acute • Proctocolitis, Enteritis • Prostate Cancer: Metastic, Castration-Resistant (CRPC) • Prostatitis: Acute • Prostatitis: Chronic • Pruritus • Pruritus Ani (see Pruritis, see Hemorrhoids) • Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA) Disorder • Pseudogout • Pseudomembranous Colitis • Pseudorubella (Roseola Infantum) • Psittacosis • Psoriasis • Psoriatic Arthritis • Puberty: Central Precocious (CPP) • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH, WHO Group I) • Pulmonary Fibrosis, Idiopathic (IPF) • Pyelonephritis • Pyelonephritis: Acute • Pyrexia (Fever) • Rabies (Lyssavirus) • Red Measles (Rubeola, 3-Day Measles) • Renal Calculi • Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) • Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) • Retinitis: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) • Rhinitis/Sinusitis: Allergic • Rhinitis Medicamentosa • Rhinitis: Vasomotor • Rhinosinusitis: Acute Bacterial (ABRS) • Rickets (Hypophosphatasia, Osteomalacia) • Rickettsia rickettsii (Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever) • Ringworm • River Blindness (Onchocerciasis) • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF, Rickettsia rickettsii) • Rosacea (Acne Rosacea) • Roseola Infantum (Exanthem Subitum, Sixth Disease) • Rotavirus Gastroenteritis • Roundworm (Ascariasis) • Rubella (German Measles) • Rubeola (Red Measles) • Salmonella typhi (Typhoid Fever) • Salmonellosis • Sarcoptes scabiei (Scabies) • Scabies (Sarcoptes scabiei) • Scarlatina (Scarlet Fever) • Scarlet Fever (Scarlatina) • Schistosomiasis • Schizoaffective Disorder • Schizophrenia • Schizophrenia With Co-morbid Personality Disorder • Sebaceous Cyst: Infected (see Skin Infection) • Seborrhea (see Seborrheic Dermatitis) • Seizure Disorder • Septic Shock • Serous Otitis Media (SOM) • Sexual Assault (STD/STI/VD Exposure) • Shift Work Sleep Disorder (SWSD) • Shigellosis (Genus Shigella) • Shingles (Herpes Zoster) • Shock: Septic, Distributive • Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) • Sinusitis/Rhinosinusitis: Acute Bacterial (ABRS) • Sinusitis: Allergic • Sixth Disease (see Roseola Infantum) • Sjögren-Larsson-Syndrome (SLS) • Skin: Callused • Skin Infection: Bacterial (Carbuncle, Folliculitis, Furuncle) • Sleep Apnea: Obstructive (Hypopnea Syndrome) • Sleepiness: Excessive Shift Work Sleep Disorder (SWSD) • Sleep-Wake Disorder: Non-24 • Smallpox (Variola Major) • Solar Keratosis (Actinic Keratosis) • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) • Sprain • Status Asthmaticus • Status Epilepticus • STD/STI/VD Exposure, Sexual Assault • Stein-Leventhal Disease (PCOS, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) • Stomatitis: Angular (Perleche) • Stomatitis (Aphthous Stomatitis) • Stress Urinary Incontinence • Stroke-induced Expressive Aphasia • Strongyloides stercoralis (Threadworm) • Stye (Hordeolum) • Sunburn • Swimmer’s Ear (Otitis Externa) • Syphilis (Treponema pallidum) • Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (SJIA) • Systemic Lupus Erythematosis (SLE) • Takayasu Arteritis • Tapeworm (Cestode) • Tardive Dyskinesia • Temporal Arteritis • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder • Tennis Elbow (see Epicondylitis) • Tension Headache • Testosterone Deficiency • Tetanus (Clostridium tetani) • Threadworm (Strongyloides stercoralis) • Thrombocytopenia Purpura, Idiopathic (Immune) (ITP) • Thrombocytopenia Purpura, Thrombotic, Acquired Autoimmune (aTTP) • Thrush (Oral Candidiasis) • Thyroid Hormone Deficiency • Thyroid Hormone Excess • Tic Douloureux (Trigeminal Neuralgia) • Tinea Capitis • Tinea Corporis • Tinea Cruris (Jock Itch) • Tinea Pedis (Athlete’s Foot) • Tinea Versicolor • Tobacco Cessation Syndrome • Tobacco Dependence • Tonsillitis: Acute • Travelers’ Diarrhea • Tremor: Benign Essential • Trichinosis (Trichinella spiralis) • Trichomoniasis (Trichomonas vaginalis) • Trichotillomania • Trichuriasis (Whipworm) • Trigeminal Neuralgia (Tic Douloureux) • Tuberculosis (TB): Pulmonary (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) • Type1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM) • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) • Typhoid Fever (Salmonella typhi) • Ulcer: Diabetic, Lower Extremity • Ulcer: Decubitus/Pressure • Ulcer: Neuropathic (Lower Extremity) • Ulcer: Pressure/Decubitus • Ulcer: Venous Insufficiency (Lower Extremity) • Ulcerative Colitis (UC) • Uncinariasis (Hookworm, Cutaneous Larvae Migrans) • Upper Respiratory Infection (URI, Common Cold) • Urethritis: Nongonococcal (NGU) • Urge Urinary Incontinence • Urinary Overflow Incontinence • Urinary Retention: Unobstructive • Urinary Stress Incontinence • Urinary Tract Infection, Complicated (cUTI) • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI, Acute Cystitis) • Urinary Urge Incontinence • Urolithiasis (Renal Calculi, Kidney Stones) • Urticaria: Acute (Hives) • Urticaria: Mild, Chronic Idiopathic (CIU) • Uncinariasis (Hookworm, Cutaneous Larvae Migrans) • Upper Respiratory Infection (URI) • Uterine Fibroids • Vaginal Irritation: External • Varicella (Chickenpox) • Variola Major (Smallpox) • Vascular Headache (Migraine Headache) • Vasomotor Rhinitis • Venereal Wart • Venous Insufficiency Ulcer: Lower Extremity • Ventilator-Associated Bacterial (VABP) Pneumonia • Verruca plantaris (Plantar Wart) • Verruca vulgaris (Common Wart) • Vertigo • Vibrio cholera (Cholera) • Vitamin B12 Deficiency • Vitiligo • Vomiting • Wart: Common (Verruca vulgaris) • Wart: Plantar (Verruca plantaris) • Wart: Venereal, Human Papillomavirus (HPV), Condyloma Acuminata • West Nile Virus (WNV) • Whipworm (Trichuriasis) • Whooping Cough (Pertussis) • Wilson’s Disease • Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome (see Immunodeficiency: Primary, Humoral [PHI]) • Wound: Infected, Non-surgical, Minor • Wrinkles: Facial • Xerosis • Yellow Fever • Yersinia pestis (Plague) • Zika Syndrome, Congenital (CZS) • Zika Virus/Congenital Zika Syndrome (CZS) • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome


Section II: Appendices

Appendix A: U.S. FDA Pregnancy Categories • Appendix B: U.S. Schedule of Controlled Substances • Appendix C: Blood Pressure Guidelines • Appendix C.1: Blood Pressure Classifications (=18 Years) • Appendix C.2: Blood Pressure Classifications (<18 Years) • Appendix C.3: Identifiable Causes of Hypertension (JNC-8) • Appendix C.4: CVD Risk Factors (JNC-8) • Appendix C.5: Diagnostic Workup of Hypertension (JNC-8) • Appendix C.6: Recommendations for Measuring Blood Pressure (JNC-8) • Appendix C.7: Patient-Specific Factors to Consider When Selecting Drug Treatment for Hypertension (JNC-8 and ASH) • Appendix C.8: Blood Pressure Treatment Recommendations (JNC-8) • Appendix D: Target Lipid Recommendations (ATP-IV) • Appendix D.1: Target TC, TG, HDL-C, Non-HDL-C (ATP-IV) • Appendix D.2: Target LDL-C (ATP-IV) • Appendix D.3: Non-HDL-C (ATP-IV) • Appendix E: Effects of Selected Drugs on Insulin Activity • Appendix F: Glycosylated Hemoglobin (HbA1c) and Average Blood Glucose Equivalent • Appendix G: Routine Immunization Recommendations • Appendix G.1: Administration of Vaccines • Appendix G.2: Contraindications to Vaccines • Appendix G.3: Route of Administration and Dose of Vaccines • Appendix G.4: Adverse Reactions to Vaccines • Appendix G.5: Minimum Interval Between Vaccine Doses • Appendix G.6: Recommended Childhood (Birth-12 Years) Immunization Schedule • Appendix G.7: Recommended Childhood (Birth-12 Years) Immunization Catch-up Schedule • Appendix G.8: Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule • Appendix H: Contraceptives • Appendix H.1: Contraindications and Recommendations • Appendix H.2: 28-Day Oral Contraceptives With Estrogen and Progesterone Content • Appendix H.3: Extended-Cycle Oral Contraceptives • Appendix H.4: Progesterone-Only Oral Contraceptives (“Mini-Pill”) • Appendix H.5: Injectable Contraceptives • Appendix H.5.1: Injectable Progesterone • Appendix H.6: Transdermal Contraceptive • Appendix H.7: Contraceptive Vaginal Rings • Appendix H.8: Subdermal Contraceptives • Appendix H.9: Intrauterine Contraceptives • Appendix H.10: Emergency Contraception • Appendix I: Anesthetic Agents for Local Infiltration and Dermal/Mucosal Membrane Application • Appendix J: NSAIDs • Appendix K: Topical Corticosteroids by Potency • Appendix L: Oral Corticosteroids • Appendix M: Parenteral Corticosteroids • Appendix N: Inhalational Corticosteroids • Appendix O: Antiarrhythmia Drugs • Appendix P: Antineoplasia Drugs • Appendix Q: Antipsychosis Drugs • Appendix R: Anticonvulsant Drugs • Appendix S: Anti-HIV Drugs • Appendix T: Coumadin (Warfarin) • Appendix T.1: Coumadin Titration and Dose Forms • Appendix T.2: Coumadin Over-Anticoagulation Reversal • Appendix T.3: Agents That Inhibit Coumadin’s Anticoagulation Effects • Appendix U: Low Molecular Weight Heparins • Appendix V: Factor Xa Inhibitor Therapy • Appendix W: Direct Thrombin Inhibitors • Appendix X: Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors • Appendix Y: Protease-Activated Receptor-1 (PAR-1) Inhibitor Therapy • Appendix Z: Prescription Prenatal Vitamins • Appendix AA: Drugs for the Management of Allergy, Cough, and Cold Symptoms • Appendix BB: Systemic Anti-infectives • Appendix CC. Antibiotic Dosing by Weight for Liquid Forms • Appendix CC.1: acyclovir (Zovirax Suspension) • Appendix CC.2: amantadine (Symmetrel Syrup) • Appendix CC.3: amoxicillin (Amoxil Suspension, Trimox Suspension) • Appendix CC.4: amoxicillin+clavulanate (Augmentin Suspension) • Appendix CC.5: amoxicillin+clavulanate (Augmentin ES 600 Suspension) • Appendix CC.6: ampicillin (Omnipen Suspension, Principen Suspension) • Appendix CC.7: azithromycin (Zithromax Suspension, Zmax Suspension) • Appendix CC.8: cefaclor (Ceclor Suspension) • Appendix CC.9: cefadroxil (Duricef Suspension) • Appendix CC.10: cefdinir (Omnicef Suspension) • Appendix CC.11: cefixime (Suprax Oral Suspension) • Appendix CC.12: cefpodoxime proxetil (Vantin Suspension) • Appendix CC.13: cefprozil (Cefzil Suspension) • Appendix CC.14: ceftibuten (Cedax Suspension) • Appendix CC.15: cephalexin (Keflex Suspension) • Appendix CC.16: clarithromycin (Biaxin Suspension) • Appendix CC.17: clindamycin (Cleocin Pediatric Granules) • Appendix CC.18: dicloxacillin (Dynapen Suspension) • Appendix CC.19: doxycycline (Vibramycin Syrup/Suspension) • Appendix CC.20: erythromycin estolate (Ilosone Suspension) • Appendix CC.21: erythromycin ethylsuccinate (E.E.S. Suspension, Ery-Ped Drops/Suspension) • Appendix CC.22: erythromycin+sulfamethoxazole (Eryzole, Pediazole) • Appendix CC.23: fluconazole (Diflucan Suspension) • Appendix CC.24: furazolidone (Furoxone Liquid) • Appendix CC.25: griseofulvin, micronize (Grifulvin V Suspension) • Appendix CC.26: itraconazole (Sporanox Solution) • Appendix CC.27: loracarbef (Lorabid Suspension) • Appendix CC.28: nitrofurantoin (Furadantin Suspension) • Appendix CC.29: penicillin v potassium (Pen-Vee K Solution, Veetids Solution) • Appendix CC.30: rimantadine (Flumadine Syrup) • Appendix CC.31: tetracycline (Sumycin Suspension) • Appendix CC.32: trimethoprim (Primsol Suspension) • Appendix CC.33: trimethoprim+sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim Suspension, Septra Suspension) • Appendix CC.34: vancomycin (Vancocin Suspension)


Index: Brand/Generic Drug Name Cross-Reference With FDA Pregnancy Category and Controlled Drug Category

Key to Abbreviations

About the Author:

Mari J. Wirfs, PhD, MN, RN, APRN, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, CNE., began her career with an ASN (1968, DekaIb College), and subsequently completed a BSN (1970, Georgia State University), MS (1975, Emory University), Post-Masters Certificates in Primary Care of the Adult (1997) and Family (1997, LSU Health Sciences Center), and PhD in Higher Education Administration and Leadership (1991, University of New Orleans). She is a nationally certified Adult Nurse Practitioner (1998, American Nurses Credentialing Center), Family Nurse Practitioner (1998, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners), and Certified Nurse Educator (2008, National League for Nursing). Her career spans 50+ years inclusive of collegiate undergraduate and graduate nursing education and clinical practice in critical care, pediatrics, psychiatric-mental health nursing, and advanced practice primary care nursing. During her academic career, she has achieved the rank of professor with tenure in two university systems. She is a frequent guest lecturer on a variety of advanced practice topics to professional groups and general healthcare topics to community groups.

Dr. Wirfs was a founding member of the medical staff in the establishment of Baptist Community Health Services, a community-based nonprofit primary care clinic founded post-hurricane Katrina in the New Orleans Lower Ninth Ward Since 2002, Dr. Wirfs has served as clinical director and primary care provider at the Family Health Care Clinic, serving faculty, staff, students, and their families at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS). She is also adjunct graduate faculty, teaching neuropsychology and psychopharmacology, in the NOBTS Guidance and Counseling program. She is a long-time member of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF), Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, and several other academic honor societies.

Dr. Wirfs has completed, published, and presented six quantitative research studies focusing on academic leadership, nursing education, and clinical practice issues, including one for the Army Medical Department conducted during her 8 years reserve service in the Army Nurse Corps. Her publications include co-authored family primary care certification review books and study materials. Her first prescribing guide, Clinical Guide to Pharmacotherapeutics for the Primary Care was published by Advanced Practice Education Associates (APRA) from 1999 to 2014. The APRN’s Complete Guide to Prescribing Drug Therapy (launched in 2016), The APRN’s Complete Guide to Prescribing Pediatric Drug Therapy (launched in 2017), and The PA’s Complete Guide to Prescribing Drug Therapy (launched in 2017) are published by Springer Publishing Company.

The APRN‘s Complete Guide to Prescribing Pediatric Drug Therapy 2018 was awarded second place, Book of the Year 2017 in the Child Health Category, by the American Journal of Nursing (AJN), official publication of the American Nurses Association (ANA). The panel of judges included the cofounder of the nurse practitioner role and first nurse practitioner program, Dr. Loretta C. Ford, Professor Emerita. Dr. Wirfs was the recipient of the 2018 AANP Nurse Practitioner State Award for Excellence from Louisiana by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

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