9780131756656

Pharmacology for Nurses : A Pathophysiological Approach

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  • ISBN13:

    9780131756656

  • ISBN10:

    0131756656

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2008
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Summary

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
Emergency Preparedness
Principles of Drug Administration
Pharmacokinetics
Pharmacodynamics
Pharmacology and the Nurse-Patient Relationship
The Nursing Process in Pharmacology
Drug Administration throughout the Lifespan
Medication Errors
Psychosocial, Gender, and Cultural Influences on Pharmacotherapy
Herbal and Alternative Therapies
Substance Abuse
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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