Title Pharmacological Considerations in Gerontology
Subtitle A Patient-Centered Guide for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses and Related Health Professions
Author Abimbola Farinde, Megan Hebdon
ISBN 9780826127693
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 334
Book size 153 x 229 mm
Publishing year 2020
Original publisher Springer Publishing Company
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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 healthcare
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

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 settings
  • Discusses in depth physiological considerations including multimorbidity and polypharmacy
  • Presents Beer’s Criteria and its implications
  • Guidelines for psychotropic medications in LTC facilities
  • Special considerations for frail older adults
  • Patient Care Pearls, case studies, key points, and chapter summaries





Section I: Introduction to the Geriatric Patient

Chapter 1. Physiologic Changes That Occur in Geriatric Patients (Megan Hebdon)

Chapter 2. The Examination of the Geriatric Patient  (Megan Hebdon)

Section II: Introduction To Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of the Geriatric Patient

Chapter 3. Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics of the Geriatric Patient (Abimbola Farinde)

Chapter 4. Aging and Pharmacokinetic Impact  (Abimbola Farinde)

Chapter 5. Available Guidelines for Therapeutic Drug Selections in Geriatric Patients  (Abimbola Farinde)

Chapter 6. Drug–Drug Interactions  (Abimbola Farinde)

Chapter 7. Drug–Food Interactions  (Abimbola Farinde)

Chapter 8. Common Medications for Comorbidities and Side Effects (Abimbola Farinde)

Chapter 9. Available Drug Therapies Utilized in Geriatric Patients (Abimbola Farinde)


Section III: Guidelines for Dosing Geriatric Patients  by Disorders/Body Systems

Chapter 10. Guidelines for Dosing Geriatric Patient (Abimbola Farinde)Interprofessional Case Study: (Megan Hebdon)

Chapter 11. Auditory Disorders (Abimbola Farinde)Interprofessional Case Study: (Megan Hebdon)

Chapter 12. Neurologic Disorders (Abimbola Farinde)Interprofessional Case Study: (Megan Hebdon)

Chapter 13. Hematologic Disorders (Abimbola Farinde)Interprofessional Case Study: (Megan Hebdon)

Chapter 14. Nutritional Issues (Abimbola Farinde)Interprofessional Case Study: (Megan Hebdon)

Chapter 15. Endocrine Disorders (Megan Hebdon)Interprofessional Case Study: (Megan Hebdon)

Chapter 16. Hyperlipidemia  (Megan Hebdon)Interprofessional Case Study: (Katie R. Katz)

Chapter 17. Cardiovascular Disorders (Abimbola Farinde)Interprofessional Case Study: (Wendy R. Downey)

Chapter 18. Respiratory Disorders (Abimbola Farinde)Interprofessional Case Study: (Megan Hebdon)

Chapter 19. Gastrointestinal Disorders (Megan Hebdon)Interprofessional Case Study: (Megan Hebdon)

Chapter 20. Central Nervous System Impairments (Lisa C. Hutchison)Interprofessional Case Study: (Megan Hebdon)

Chapter 21. Mental Disorders (Megan Hebdon)Interprofessional Case Study: (Jerusalem Walker)

Chapter 22. Musculoskeletal Disorders (Amanda M. Bellile)Interprofessional Case Study: (Megan Hebdon)

Chapter 23. Pain Management (Amanda M. Bellile)Interprofessional Case Study: (Phyllis Brown Whitehead)

Chapter 24. Renal Impairments (Abimbola Farinde and Megan Hebdon)Interprofessional Case Study: (Megan Hebdon)

Chapter 25. Genitourinary Pharmacotherapy, Urinary Tract Infections, and Sexual Health (Madeline Burke)Interprofessional Case Study: (Marjorie Young)

Section IV: Prescribing Considerations Unique to the  Geriatric Population

Chapter 26. The Beer’s Criteria for Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults (Megan Hebdon)

Chapter 27. Examples of Inappropriate Medication Prescribing (Madeline Burke)

Chapter 28. Polypharmacy and Nonadherence/Patient Education Tips (Megan Hebdon)


About the Authors:

Abimbola Farinde, PhD, PharmD, is a healthcare professional and professor who has gained experience in the field and practice of mental health, geriatrics, and phar­macy. She has worked with active duty soldiers with dual diagnoses of a traumatic brain injury and a psychiatric disorder, providing medication therapy management and disease state management. Dr. Farinde has also worked with mentally impaired and developmentally disabled individuals at a state-supported living center. Her dif­ferent practice experiences have allowed her to develop and enhance her clinical and medical writing skills over the years.

Dr. Farinde is a Fellow of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists and the American College of Apothecaries. She is the associate editor of several healthcare and scientific journals, and she has served as an exam committee development mem­ber of the Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy. Dr. Farinde’s research interests focus on cognitive decline, veteran population, elderly population, neuro­psychiatric disturbances, and mental illness to name a few. Dr. Farinde always strives to maintain a commitment toward achieving professional growth as she transitions from one phase of her career and professional growth to the next.


Megan Hebdon, PhD, DNP, RN, NP-C, is a professor and primary care provider who has worked in a variety of clinical settings with older adults including long-term care, home health, oncology, pain management, internal medicine, and primary care. Her experiences in these settings have given her a deep appreciation for the complexi­ties of care that older adults face with comorbid conditions, multiple providers, and varied clinical care settings. She has endeavored to include these important aspects of aging into her teaching in undergraduate and graduate nursing courses.

Dr. Hebdon is actively involved in research focused on cancer survivorship, pal­liative care, cancer caregiver needs, and rural caregiving. She is passionate about supporting patients and informal caregivers in wellness, management of chronic conditions, and end-of-life care. She believes in the importance of approaching teach­ing and nursing practice with loving kindness. She emphasizes this and wellness in her own life through nutrition, mindfulness, exercise, and community engagement.

Target Audience:

Useful for adult gerontology nurse practitioners and related healthcare providers.



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