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Featuring concise, straightforward coverage, Pharmacology: A Nursing Process Approach, 7th Edition puts nursing pharmacology concepts and essential drug calculation skills into a practical nursing context to prepare you for real world drug administration responsibilities. This edition has been revised and updated with the most current nursing pharmacology information available. Innovative features such as Prototype Drug Charts, Nursing Process Summaries, an extensive math/dosage calculation section, and NCLEX Examination style study questions make nursing pharmacology more understandable than ever.
-Unique Prototype Drug Charts provide easy access to key information on dosages, contraindications, drug lab food interactions, pharmacokinetics, and more for more than 100 drugs.
-Unique An extensive, color coded dosage calculation section covers six methods of dosage calculation basic formula, ratio and proportion, fractional equation, dimensional analysis, and dosing by body weight and body surface area eliminating the need for a separate dosage calculation book.
-Nursing Process Summaries present client care and drug therapy within the framework of each step of the nursing process, including information on client teaching and cultural and herbal considerations.
-Preventing Medication Errors boxes reinforce concepts introduced in the medication safety chapter and highlight common errors that occur in clinical practice to help you ensure safe drug administration.
-Herbal Alerts provide a quick reference to side effects, drug interactions, and additional information for popular herbs you may encounter in practice.
-A fully updated bioterrorism appendix helps you recognize the clinical manifestations of bioterrorism weapons and respond with appropriate nursing care.
-Unique Illustrated overviews of normal anatomy and physiology in all drug therapy chapters help you understand how drugs work in various body systems.
-Critical Thinking Case Studies at the end of each chapter challenge you to apply your knowledge and analytical skills to realistic client scenarios.
-NCLEX Study Questions for each chapter help prepare you for the growing pharmacology coverage on the NCLEX Examination. Answers are listed upside-down at the bottom of the page for quick feedback.
Table of Contents
|A Nurse's Perspective of Pharmacology|
|Drug Action: Pharmaceutic, Pharmacokinetic, and Pharmacodynamic Phases|
|Nursing Process and Client Teaching|
|Medication Safety NEW!|
|Medications and Calculations|
|Systems of Measurement with Conversion|
|Methods for Calculation|
|Calculations of Oral Dosages|
|Calculations of Injectable Dosages|
|Calculations of Intravenous Fluids|
|Pediatric Drug Calculations|
|Contemporary Issues in Pharmacology|
|The Drug Approval Process|
|Cultural and Pharmacogenetic Considerations|
|Drug Interaction and Over-the-Counter Drugs|
|Drugs of Abuse|
|Herbal Therapy with Nursing Implications|
|Medication Administration in Community Settings|
|The Role of the Nurse in Drug Research|
|Nutrition and Electrolytes|
|Vitamin and Mineral Replacement|
|Fluid and Electrolyte Replacement|
|Autonomic Nervous System Agents|
|Adrenergic Agonists and Adrenergic Blockers|
|Cholinergic Agonists and Anticholinergics|
|Neurologic and Neuromuscular Agents|
|Central Nervous System Stimulants|
|Central Nervous System Depressants|
|Drugs for Neurological Disorders: Parkinsonism and Alzheimer's Disease|
|Drugs for Neuromuscular Disorders: Myasthenia Gravis, Multiple Sclerosis, and Muscle Spasms|
|Pain and Inflammation Management Agents|
|Nonopioid and Opioid Analgesics|
|Antipsychotics and Anxiolytics|
|Antidepressants and Mood Stabilizers|
|Penicillins and Cephalosporins|
|Macrolides, Tetracyclines, Aminoglycosides, and Fluoroquinolones|
|Antituberculars, Antifungals, Peptides, and Metronidazole|
|Antivirals, Antimalarials, and Anthelmintics|
|Drugs for Urinary Tract Disorders|
|HIV- and AIDS-Related Drugs|
|Targeted Therapies to Treat Cancer|
|Biologic Response Modifiers|
|Drugs for Upper Respiratory Disorders|
|Drugs for Lower Respiratory Disorders|
|Cardiac Glycosides, Antianginals, and Antidysrhythmics|
|Anticoagulants, Antiplatelets, and Thrombolytics|
|Antihyperlipidemics and Peripheral Vasodilators|
|Drugs for Gastrointestinal Tract Disorders|
|Eye, Ear, and Skin Agents|
|Drugs for Eye and Ear Disorders|
|Drugs for Dermatologic Disorders|
|Endocrine Drugs: Pituitary, Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Adrenal Disorders|
|Reproductive and Gender-Related Agents|
|Female Reproductive Cycle I: Pregnancy and Preterm Labor Drugs|
|Female Reproductive Cycle II: Labor, Delivery, and Preterm Neonatal Drugs|
|Postpartum and Newborn Drugs|
|Drugs for Women's Reproductive Health and Menopause|
|Drugs for Men's Health and Reproductive Disorders|
|Drugs for Disorders in Women's Health, Infertility, and Sexually Transmitted Infections|
|Adult and Pediatric Emergency Drugs|
|Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM)|
|Potential Weapons of Bioterrorism|
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