AGACNP Pharmacology Package

Practice Considerations for Adult - Gerontology Acute Care NPs


AGACNP Book
This text is a great supplement to our live and home study AGACNP courses and a great tool as you transition into your practice. It focuses on the most up-to-date management options for the most common conditions, whereas the AGACNP course manual is a more general overview of each condition.


Practice Considerations for <br />Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners
Practice Considerations for
Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners
  • Evidence-based treatment recommendations and discussions for more than 350 of the most common conditions experienced by adult-gerontology patients 900+ Pages


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  • Comprehensive Two-Volume Text featuring 900+ pages, tailored to the needs of adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioners and all advanced practice nurses working with acutely ill patients

  • Evidence-based treatment recommendations and discussions for more than 350 of the most common conditions experienced by adult-gerontology patients

  • Conditions are organized by body system for quick reference when treating patients

  • Each condition lists defining terms, incidence/predisposing factors, subjective and physical examination findings, diagnostic tests, and management strategies to provide help every step of the way

  • Coverage also includes discussion of body systems, nutritional considerations, fluid/electrolyte imbalances, shock, and trauma for a complete look at patient care and diagnosis

  • Inclusion of International Statistical Classification of Diseases (ICD-9 and ICD-10) codes for each condition provided as supplemental material in the appendix

Top Drugs in Acute Care

This presentation begins with the most common reasons for a patient to present in the acute care, urgent care and emergent settings, followed by an in-depth discussion of hot pharmacologic topics. Newer therapies to treat an array of acute conditions of the respiratory, cardiovascular, and endocrine systems are covered. Updates for pain management and conscious sedation are compared. Finally, up-to-date pharmacologic management of the overdose patient is addressed.

Included in this talk is information on:

  • Main respiratory ailments in the acute care setting and how to manage them including acute asthma exacerbations, pneumonia, pulmonary edema, dyspnea, influenza, angioedema, and others.

  • Pharmacologic treatment of cardiovascular complaints including acute coronary syndromes, N/STEMI, heart failure and stroke.

  • Updates in pain management and conscious sedation for the trauma patient.

  • Information on new drugs for diabetes control in the acute patient and as "send-home" drugs in the patient with comorbid cardiovascular conditions.

  • Management of the patient who has been exposed to overdose of prescription agents or drugs-of-abuse.




Infectious Diseases

This presentation provides the most up-to-date information for 2012 to help the nurse practitioner update knowledge in emerging and reemerging infectious diseases. Relevant pharmacotherapeutic options and controversies in the management of infectious diseases are explored. In addition, vaccinations guidelines in adults and healthcare-associated disease concerns are covered.

Included in this talk is information on:

  • Identifying various common emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases

  • Describing relevant pharmacotherapeutic options and controversies for the management of select emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases

  • Recognizing recent developing issues and trends relevant to infectious diseases in clinical practice



Exploring the Top 20 Drugs

This talk explores the current top 20 prescribed drugs by their categories of use for indications ranging from cardiovascular disease, pain, infection, endocrine disorders, and others. Commonly prescribed drugs are discussed with respect to their mechanism, safety, and special populations for use. A brief discussion of the top 20 street and abused drugs is also included, with surprising correlations between the two groups noted. Included in this talk is information on:

  • Safe use of the most commonly prescribed drugs for adults in the United States today
  • A review of common drugs of abuse mechanism, effects, outcomes for the abuser, and how these may interact with prescription or other medications
  • A national overview of drug use and abuse


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