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Abrams' Clinical Drug Therapy Rationales for Nursing Practice

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  • Edition: 10th
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  • Copyright: 2013-02-28
  • Publisher: LWW
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This popular core nursing pharmacology textbook provides unique coverage of nursing interventions for drug therapy with related rationales. Highly praised for its organized and readable presentation, the text explains the "why" behind each nursing action, and emphasizes how drugs work differently in different patients. The 10th edition has a new fresh design and approach with an added focus on patient safety integrated into the text.

Table of Contents

Section I: The Conceptual Framework of Pharmacology 

1 Introduction to Pharmacology

2 Basic Concepts and Processes

3 Medication Administration and the Nursing Process of Drug Therapy

Section II: Drug Therapy Throughout the Lifespan

4 Pharmacology and the Care of the Infant and Pediatric Patient

5 Pharmacology and the Care of the Adult and Geriatric Patient

6 Pharmacology and the Pregnant or Lactating Woman

Section III: Drugs Affecting the Hematopoietic and Immune Systems

7 Drug Therapy for Coagulation Disorders

8 Drug Therapy for Dyslipidemia

9 Drug Therapy for Hematopoietic Disorders and to Enhance Immunity

10 Drug Therapy: Immunizations

11 Drug Therapy to Suppress Immunity

12 Drug Therapy for the Treatment of Cancer

Section IV: Drugs Affecting Inflammation and Infection

13 Inflammation, Infection, and the Use of Antimicrobial Agents

14 Drug Therapy to Decrease Pain, Fever, and Inflammation

15 Drug Therapy with Corticosteroids

16 Drug Therapy with Beta-Lactam Antibacterial Agents

17 Drug Therapy with Aminoglycosides and Fluoroquinolones

18 Drug Therapy with Tetracyclines, Sulfonamides, and Urinary Antiseptics

19 Drug Therapy with Macrolides, Ketolides, and Miscellaneous Antibacterial Agents

20 Drug Therapy for Tuberculosis and Mycobacterium avium Complex Disease

21 Drug Therapy for Viral Infections

22 Drug Therapy for Fungal Infections

23 Drug Therapy for Parasitic Infections

Section V: Drugs Affecting the Cardiovascular System

24 Drug Therapy for Heart Failure

25 Drug Therapy for Dysrhythmias

26 Drug Therapy for Angina

27 Drug Therapy to Enhance the Adrenergic Response

28 Drug Therapy for Hypertension

Section VI: Drugs Affecting the Respiratory System

29 Drug Therapy for Nasal Congestion and Cough

30 Drug Therapy to Decrease Histamine Release and Allergic Response

31 Drug Therapy for Asthma and Bronchoconstriction

Section VII: Drugs Affecting the Renal and Digestive Systems

32 Drug Therapy for Fluid Volume Excess

33 Nutritional Support Products, Vitamins, and Mineral Supplements

34 Drug Therapy for Weight Management

35 Drug Therapy for Peptic Ulcer Disease and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

36 Drug Therapy for Nausea and Vomiting

37 Drug Therapy for Constipation and Elimination Problems

38 Drug Therapy for Diarrhea

Section VIII: Drugs Affecting the Endocrine System

39 Drug Therapy for Diabetes Mellitus

40 Drug Therapy for Hyperthyroidism and Hypothyroidism

41 Drug Therapy for Pituitary and Hypothalamic Dysfunction

42 Drug Therapy to Regulate Calcium and Bone Metabolism

43 Drug Therapy for Addison’s Disease and Cushing’s Disease

Section IX: Drugs Affecting Women’s and Men’s Health

44 Drug Therapy for Women’s Health

45 Drug Therapy for Men’s Health

Section X: Drugs Affecting the Autonomic and Central Nervous System

46 Drug Therapy for Myasthenia Gravis and Alzheimer’s Disease

47 Drug Therapy for Parkinson's Disease and Anticholinergics

48 Drug Therapy with Opioids

49 Drug Therapy with Local Anesthetics

50 Drug Therapy with General Anesthetics

51 Drug Therapy for Migraines and Other Headaches

52 Drug Therapy for Seizure Disorders and Spasticity

53 Drug Therapy to Reduce Anxiety and Produce Hypnosis 

54 Drug Therapy for Depression and Mood Stabilization

55 Drug Therapy for Psychotic Disorders

56 Drug Therapy to Stimulate the Central Nervous System

57 Drug Therapy for Substance Abuse Disorders 

Section XI: Drugs Affecting the Eye, Ear, and Skin

58 Drug Therapy for Disorders of the Eye

59 Drug Therapy for Disorders of the Ear

60 Drug Therapy for Disorders of the Skin


Appendices Available on thePoint:

Appendix A Answers to NCLEX Success

Appendix B Answers to Clinical Application Case Studies 

Appendix C Answers to Critical Thinking Questions

Appendix D The International System of Units

Appendix E Serum Drug Concentrations

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