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Using a strong pathophysiology prototype approach to place drugs in context with how they are used therapeutically, this book gives readers a clearer picture of the importance of pharmacology to disease and ultimately to patient care. This holistic perspective to patient care is organized according to the body systems and diseases with complete information on the drug classifications used to treat the diseases. Easy to follow presentation, extensive pedagogical aids enable students to identify key ideas, understand concepts and apply essential components of anatomy, physiology and pathology relevant to drug therapy. The volume comprehensively covers core concepts in pharmacology, pharmacology and the nurse-patient relationship, the nervous system, the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, the immune system, the gastrointestinal system, endocrine and genitourinary systems, the integumentary system, musculoskeletal system, and eyes/ears.
Table of Contents
|Pharmacology for Nurses: A Pathophysiologic Approach, 2 nd edition|
|Fundamental Concepts of Pharmacology|
|Introduction to Pharmacology: Drug Regulation and Approval|
|Drug Classes and Schedules|
|Principles of Drug Administration|
|Pharmacology and the Nurse-Patient Relationship|
|The Nursing Process in Pharmacology|
|Drug Administration throughout the Lifespan|
|Psychosocial, Gender, and Cultural Influences on Pharmacotherapy|
|Herbal and Alternative Therapies|
|The Nervous System|
|Drugs Affecting the Autonomic Nervous System|
|Drugs for Anxiety and Insomnia|
|Drugs for Seizures|
|Drugs for Emotional and Mood Disorders|
|Drugs for Psychoses|
|Drugs for the Control of Pain|
|Drugs for Local and General Anesthesia|
|Drugs for Degenerative Diseases of the Nervous System|
|Drugs for Neuromuscular Disorders|
|The Cardiovascular and Urinary Systems|
|Drugs for Lipid Disorders|
|Drugs for Hypertension|
|Drugs for Heart Failure|
|Drugs for Angina Pectoris and Myocardial Infarction|
|Drugs for Dysrhythmias|
|Drugs for Coagulation Disorders|
|Drugs for Hematopoietic Disorders|
|Drugs for Shock|
|Diuretic Therapy and Drugs for Renal Failure|
|Drugs for Fluid Balance, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Disorders|
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