A primary care text for Advanced Pharmacology or Pharmacotherapeutics Courses for Nurse Practitioners; a supplemental text for Nurse Practitioner courses in management of primary care conditions; and a reference text for nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, clinical pharmacists, physician assistants, and physicians in primary care. Written collectively by professionals in the fields of nursing, pharmacology, pharmacy, and medicine, this reference provides a clinical outcomes-focused guide to pharmacotherapy for common healthcare conditions of adults and children in ambulatory settings. It provides a concise decision-making guide for pharmacotherapuetic management of common primary care health conditions. A template assists the advanced professional to consistently consider clients' assessment and history, along with evaluating when drug therapy is needed, short and long term goals, selecting appropriate agents, outcomes management, efficacy and toxicity and patient information. In addition, general issues such as safety, aging, herbal therapies, social factors and immunizations as well as specific patient population needs are addressed. These special populations include individuals with disabilities, individuals who are migrants or homeless, pregnant women, the elderly and children.Youngkin, Ellis Quinn is the author of 'Pharmacotherapeutics A Primary Care Clinical Guide', published 2004 under ISBN 9780130497628 and ISBN 0130497622.