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This text presents a totally nursing-focused framework for teaching and learning nursing pharmacology, and "places the patient" at the center of all drug and drug administration decisions and considerations. The book presents core drug knowledge using prototypes of different drug classes and emphasizes core patient variables that influence the patient's response to therapy. Features include abundant review questions, concept maps, drug summary tables, drug interaction tables, and critical thinking scenarios that teach students how to apply pharmacology knowledge to patient care. This thoroughly updated Third Edition covers newly approved drugs, has separate chapters on drugs affecting fungal and viral infections, and includes more pathophysiology information. Black Box warnings from the FDA labels have been added to the discussion of each prototype when applicable, and safety alerts have been added to emphasize prevention of common medication errors. A companion Website offers student and instructor ancillaries including NCLEX(R)-style chapter review questions, pathophysiology animations, medication administration videos, and dosage calculation quizzes.
Table of Contents
|Foundations For Drug Therapy In Nursing|
|Nursing Management of Drug Therapy|
|Core Drug Knowledge|
|Pharmacotherapeutics, Pharmacokinetics, and Pharmacodynamics|
|Adverse Effects and Drug Interactions|
|Core Patient Variables|
|Lifestyle, Diet, and Habits|
|Culture and Inherited Traits|
|Peripheral Nervous System Drugs|
|Drugs Affecting Adrenergic Function|
|Drugs Affecting Cholinergic Function|
|Central Nervous System Drugs|
|Drugs Producing Anesthesia and Neuromuscular Blocking|
|Drugs Affecting Muscle Spasm and Spasticity|
|Drugs Treating Parkinson Disease and Other Movement Disorders|
|Drugs Relieving Anxiety and Promoting Sleep|
|Drugs Treating Mood Disorders|
|Drugs Treating Psychotic Disorders and Dementia|
|Drugs Treating Seizure Disorders|
|Drugs Stimulating the Central Nervous System|
|Analgesic And Anti-Inflammatory Drugs|
|Drugs Treating Severe Pain|
|Drugs Treating Mild to Moderate Pain, Fever, Inflammation, and Migraine Headache|
|Drugs Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis and Gout|
|Cardiovascular And Renal System Drugs|
|Drugs Affecting Lipid Levels|
|Drugs Affecting Urinary Output|
|Drugs Affecting Blood Pressure|
|Drugs Treating Heart Failure|
|Drugs Treating Angina|
|Drugs Affecting Cardiac Rhythm|
|Drugs Affecting Coagulation|
|Hematopoietic And Immune System Drugs|
|Drugs Affecting Hematopoiesis|
|Drugs Affecting the Immune Response|
|Drugs Affecting Corticosteroid Levels|
|Drugs That Are Cell Cycle-Specific|
|Drugs That Are Cell Cycle-Nonspecific|
|Principles of Antimicrobial Therapy|
|Antibiotics Affecting the Bacterial Cell Wall|
|Antibiotics Affecting Protein Synthesis|
|Drugs That Are Miscellaneous Antibiotics|
|Drugs Treating Urinary Tract Infections|
|Drugs Treating Mycobacterial Infections|
|Drugs Treating Fungal Infections|
|Drugs Treating Viral Infections|
|Drugs Treating HIV Infection and AIDS|
|Drugs Treating Parasitic Infections|
|Respiratory System Drugs|
|Drugs Affecting the Upper Respiratory System|
|Drugs Affecting the Lower Respiratory System|
|Gastrointestinal System Drugs|
|Drugs Affecting the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract|
|Drugs Affecting the Lower Gastrointestinal Tract|
|Endocrine System Drugs|
|Drugs Affecting Blood Glucose Levels|
|Drugs Affecting Pituitary, Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Hypothalamic Function|
|Drugs Affecting Men's Health and Sexuality|
|Drugs Affecting Women's Health and Sexuality|
|Drugs Affecting Uterine Motility|
|Diagnostic Imaging Agents|
|Enzyme or Debridement Therapy|
|Enteral and Nutritional Supplements|
|Immunizations and Recommended Schedules|
|Drugs That May Cause Photosensitivity|
|Drugs Affected by Grapefruit Juice|
|Cytochrome P450 Drug Interactions|
|Answers to Questions for Study and Review|
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