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Complex pharmacologic information is simple to learn with this complete study resource! Designed to accompany Pharmacology for Nursing Care, critical thinking study questions, case studies, and patient teaching scenarios connect pharmacology concepts with their impact on patient care. Plus, an emphasis on priority nursing care with NCLEX examination-style review questions prepares you for success on the exam. Over 120 questions on prioritizing nursing actions related to drug therapy prepare you for practice in the field. Special icons highlight questions that require you to integrate other nursing knowledge including developmental considerations, laboratory values, and symptoms of adverse effects to sharpen your critical thinking skills. The answer key on the Evolve website allows you to double check your answers and identify areas for improvement.

Table of Contents

Orientation to Pharmacology
Application of Pharmacology in Nursing Practice
Drug Regulation, Development, Names, and Information
Basic Principles Of Pharmacology
Drug Interactions
Adverse Drug Reactions and Medication Errors
Individual Variation in Drug Responses
Drug Therapy Across The Life Span
Drug Therapy During Pregnancy and Breast-Feeding
Drug Therapy in Pediatric Patients
Drug Therapy in Geriatric Patients
Peripheral Nervous System Drugs
Basic Principles of Neuropharmacology
Physiology of the Peripheral Nervous System
Cholinergic Drugs
Muscarinic Agonists and Antagonists
Cholinesterase Inhibitors and Their Use in Myasthenia Gravis
Drugs That Block Nicotinic Cholinergic Transmission: Neuromuscular Blocking Agents and Ganglionic Blocking Agents
Adrenergic Drugs
Adrenergic Agonists
Adrenergic Antagonists
Indirect-Acting Antiadrenergic Agents
Central Nervous System Drugs
Introduction to Central Nervous System Pharmacology
Drugs for Neurodegenerative Disorders
Drugs for Parkinson's Disease
Alzheimer's Disease
Drugs for Multiple Sclerosis
Neurologic Drugs
Drugs for Epilepsy
Drugs for Muscle Spasm and Spasticity
Drugs for Pain
Local Anesthetics
General Anesthetics
Opioid (Narcotic) Analgesics, Opioid Antagonists, and Nonopioid Centrally Acting Analgesics
Pain Management in Patients with Cancer
Drugs for Headache
Psychotherapeutic Drugs
Antipsychotic Agents and Their Use in Schizophrenia
Drugs for Bipolar Disorder
Sedative-Hypnotic Drugs
Management of Anxiety Disorders
Central Nervous System Stimulants and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Drug Abuse
Drug Abuse I: Basic Considerations
Drug Abuse II: Alcohol
Drug Abuse III: Nicotine and Smoking [Now a separate chapter!]
Drug Abuse IV: Other Major Drugs of Abuse Other Than Alcohol and Nicotine
Drugs That Affect Fluid And Electrolyte Balance
Agents Affecting the Volume and Ion Content of Body Fluids
Drugs That Affect The Heart, Blood Vessels, And Blood
Review of Hemodynamics
Drugs Acting on the Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System
Calcium Channel Blockers
Drugs for Hypertension
Drugs for Heart Failure
Antidysrhythmic Drugs
Prophylaxis of Coronary Heart Disease: Drugs That Help Normalize Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels
Drugs for Angina Pectoris
Anticoagulant, Antiplatelet, and Thrombolytic Drugs
Management of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction
Drugs for Hemophilia
Drugs for Deficiency Anemias
Hematopoietic Agents
Drugs For Endocrine Disorders
Drugs for Diabetes Mellitus
Drugs for Thyroid Disorders
Drugs Related to Hypothalamic and Pituitary Function
Drugs for Disorders of the Adrenal Cortex
Women's Health
Estrogens and Progestins: Basic Pharmacology and Noncontraceptive Applications
Birth Control
Drug Therapy of Infertility
Drugs That Affect Uterine Function
Men's Health
Drugs for Erectile Dysfunction and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Anti-Inflammatory, Antiallergic, And Immunologic Drugs
Review of the Immune System
Childhood Immunization
Cyclooxygenase Inhibitors: Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs and Acetaminophen
Glucocorticoids in Nonendocrine Diseases
Drugs For Bone And Joint Disorders
Drug Therapy of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Drug Therapy of Gout
Drugs Affecting Calcium Levels and Bone Mineralization
Respiratory Tract Drugs
Drugs for Asthma
Drugs for Allergic Rhinitis, Cough, and Colds
Gastrointestinal Drugs
Drugs for Peptic Ulcer Disease
Other Gastrointestinal Drugs
Drugs for Weight Loss
Chemotherapy Of Infectious Diseases
Basic Principles of Antimicrobial Therapy
Drugs That Weaken the Bacterial Cell Wall I: Penicillins
Drugs That Weaken the Bacterial Cell Wall II: Cephalosporins, Carbapenems, Vancomycin, Telavancin, Aztreonam, Teicoplanin, and Fosfomycin
Bacteriostatic Inhibitors of Protein Synthesis: Tetracyclines, Macrolides, and Others
Aminoglycosides: Bactericidal Inhibitors of Protein Synthesis
Sulfonamides and Trimethoprim
Drugs Therapy of Urinary Tract Infections
Antimycobacterial Agents: Drugs for Tuberculosis, Leprosy, and Mycobacterium avium Complex Infection
Miscellaneous Antibacterial Drugs: Fluoroquinolones, Metronidazole, Daptomycin, Rifampin, Rifaximin, Bacitracin, and Polymyxins
Antifungal Agents
Antiviral Agents I: Drugs for Non-HIV Viral Infections
Antiviral Agents II: Drugs for HIV Infection and Related Opportunistic Infections
Drug Therapy of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Antiseptics and Disinfectants
Chemotherapy Of Parasitic Diseases
Antiprotozoal Drugs I: Antimalarial Agents
Antiprotozoal Drugs II: Miscellaneous Agents
Cancer Chemotherapy
Basic Principles of Cancer Chemotherapy
Anticancer Drugs I: Cytotoxic Agents
Anticancer Drugs II: Hormonal Agents, Biologic Response Modifiers, and Targeted Drugs
Additional Important Drugs
Drugs for the Eye
Drugs for the Skin
Drugs for the Ear
Miscellaneous Noteworthy Drugs
Alternative Therapy
Dietary Supplements
Management of Poisoning
Potential Weapons of Biologic, Radiologic, and Chemical Terrorism
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