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About the Authors
Michael Patrick Adams, PhD, RT(R), is an accomplished educator, author, and national speaker. The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development in Austin, Texas, named Dr. Adams a Master Teacher. He has published two other textbooks with Pearson Publishing: Core Concepts in Pharmacology and Pharmacology: A Pathophysiologic Approach. Dr. Adams obtained his Master’s degree in Pharmacology from Michigan State University and his Doctorate in Education at the University of South Florida. Dr. Adams was on the faculty of Lansing Community College and St. Petersburg College, and was Dean of Health Programs at Pasco-Hernando Community College for 15 years.
He is currently Professor of Biological Sciences at Pasco-Hernando Community College.
Robert W. Koch, DNS, RN, serves as Associate Dean and director of graduate studies at Loewenberg School of Nursing, University of Memphis. He holds baccalaureate and master’s degrees in nursing from the University of Tennessee Medical Center and a doctorate in nursing administration from Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans. He holds memberships in Sigma Theta Tau International, the National League of Nursing, and the American Organization of Nurse Executives Dr. Koch’s areas of academic expertise include nursing administration and leadership and nursing education. He has extensive administrative experience in acute care and in academic settings. Dr. Koch is a published author, an accomplished presenter, and a skilled researcher in nursing administration, gerontology, and educational technology.
Table of Contents
|Fundamental Principles of Pharmacology|
|Introduction to Pharmacology: Concepts and Connections|
|Principles of Drug Administration|
|Adverse Drug Effects and Drug Interactions|
|Medication Errors and Risk Reduction|
|Pharmacology of Substance Abuse|
|Pharmacology and the Nurse-Patient Relationship|
|Pharmacology and the Nursing Process|
|Pharmacotherapy During Pregnancy and Lactation|
|Pharmacotherapy of the Pediatric Patient|
|Pharmacotherapy of the Geriatric Patient|
|Psychosocial, Gender, and Cultural Influences on Pharmacotherapy|
|Pharmacotherapy in the Community|
|The Role of Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Pharmacotherapy|
|Pharmacology of the Autonomic Nervous System|
|Review of Neurotransmitters and the Autonomic Nervous System|
|Pharmacology of the Central Nervous System|
|Review of the Central Nervous System|
|Pharmacotherapy of Anxiety and Insomnia|
|Pharmacotherapy of Mood Disorders|
|Pharmacotherapy of Psychoses|
|Pharmacotherapy of Degenerative Diseases of the Central Nervous System|
|Pharmacotherapy of Seizures|
|Pharmacotherapy of Muscle Spasms and Spasticity|
|Central Nervous System Stimulants and Drugs for Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder|
|Pharmacotherapy of Severe Pain and Migraines|
|Anesthetics and Anesthesia Adjuncts|
|Pharmacology of the Cardiovascular System|
|Review of the Cardiovascular System|
|Pharmacotherapy of Hyperlipidemia|
|Calcium Channel Blockers|
|Drugs Affecting the Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System|
|Diuretic Therapy and the Pharmacotherapy of Renal Failure|
|Pharmacotherapy of Hypertension|
|Pharmacotherapy of Angina Pectoris and Myocardial Infarction|
|Pharmacotherapy of Heart Failure|
|Pharmacotherapy of Dysrhythmias|
|Pharmacotherapy of Coagulation Disorders|
|Pharmacotherapy of Hematopoi|
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