Drug Therapy in Nursing

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2/7/2008
  • Publisher: LWW
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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
Drug Administration
Core Drug Knowledge
Pharmacotherapeutics, Pharmacokinetics, and Pharmacodynamics
Adverse Effects and Drug Interactions
Core Patient Variables
Life Span
Life Span
Life Span
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
Antimicrobial Drugs
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
Parenteral Nutrition
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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