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Core Concepts in Pharmacology,9780135077597

Core Concepts in Pharmacology

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0135077591
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Pub. Date:
3/30/2010
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Prentice Hall
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Summary

This comprehensive, up-to-date text introduces pharmacology from an interdisciplinary perspective, illuminating core concepts of anatomy, physiology, and pathology that make drug therapy understandable to all nursing students. Organized around body systems and diseases, it clearly places each drug in context. Its focused nursing content includes easy-to-read flowcharts that illuminate assessment, diagnosis, planning, interventions, patient education, discharge planning, and evaluation. This edition contains new chapters on the nursing process and drugs for degenerative diseases and muscles; new Safety Alerts; new coverage of weight loss surgery and drugs; revamped NCLEX-PN ®questions; a brand-new glossary, and many other improvements. Some new feautres to this edition include: New! Full chapter on the nursing process New! All-new chapter on drugs for degenerative diseases and muscles New! Safety Alerts call attention to medication errors and Joint Commission safety guidelines Updated! End-of-chapter NCLEX-PN® questions completely revamped to reflect the latest practice New! Scenario-based Case Study Questions help students apply pharmacology and nursing care to specific clients and circumstances

Table of Contents

UNIT I.    BASIC CONCEPTS IN PHARMACOLOGY 

1.         Introduction to Pharmacology: Drug Regulation and Approval               

2.         Drug Classes, Schedules, and Categories                                             

3.         Methods of Drug Administration                                                          

4.         What Happens After a Drug Has Been Administered                

5.         The Nursing Process                                                    

6.         Herbs and Dietary Supplements                                                           

7.         Substance Abuse                                                                                 

 

UNIT 2.    THE NERVOUS SYSTEM 

8.         Drugs Affecting Functions of the Autonomic Nervous System   

9.         Drugs for Anxiety and Insomnia                                                           

10.       Drugs for Emotional and Mood Disorders                                            

11.       Drugs for Psychoses                                                                            

12.       Drugs for Degenerative Diseases and Muscles  

13.       Drugs for Seizures                                                                               

14.       Drugs for Pain Control                                                             

15.       Drugs for Anesthesia                                                                            

 

UNIT 3.    THE CARDIOVASCULAR AND URINARY SYSTEMS 

16.       Drugs for Lipid Disorders                                                                    

17.       Drugs for Hypertension                                                            

18.       Drugs for Heart Failure                                                            

19.       Drugs for Dysrhythmias                                                            

20.       Drugs for Coagulation Disorders                                                          

21.       Drugs for Angina Pectoris, Myocardial Infarction, and Cerebrovascular Accident                                                                    

22.       Drugs for Shock and Anaphylaxis                                                        

23.       Drugs for Fluid, Acid-Base, and Electrolyte Disorders              

 

UNIT 4.    THE IMMUNE SYSTEM 

24.       Drugs for Inflammation, Allergies, and Immune Disorders                     

25.       Drugs for Bacterial Infections                                                               

26.       Drugs for Fungal, Viral, and Parasitic Diseases                         

27.       Drugs for Neoplasia                                                                             

 

UNIT 5.    THE RESPIRATORY AND DIGESTIVE SYSTEMS

28.       Drugs for Pulmonary Disorders                                                

29.       Drugs for Gastrointestinal Disorders                                                     

30.       Vitamins, Minerals, and Nutritional Supplements                                   

 

UNIT 6.    THE ENDOCRINE AND REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEMS 

31.       Drugs for Endocrine Disorders                                                 

32.       Drugs for Disorders and Conditions of the Reproductive System                                                                                                

 

UNIT 7.    THE SKELETAL SYSTEM, INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEM, AND EYES AND EARS 

33.       Drugs for Bone, and Joint Disorders                                                     

34.       Drugs for Skin Disorders                                                                     

35.       Drugs for Eye and Ear Disorders                                                          

 

Appendix A.     References

Appendix B.     Answers to NCLEX-PN and Case Study Questions

Appendix C.     Top 100 Drugs

Glossary

Index

 



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