Basic Pharmacology for Nurses

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  • Edition: 15th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-10-06
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science Health Science div
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Basic Pharmacology for Nurses, 15th edition, is a contemporary classic nursing pharmacology textbook known for its impeccably accurate drug content and its practical applications of the nursing process. A consistent emphasis on health promotion through medication monitoring and patient education is a hallmark of the book. Introductory units ground the reader in basic principles of pharmacology and medication administration, and subsequent body-system units apply the nursing process to every major disorder and drug class to promote safe medication administration. Provides an overview of relevant pathophysiology with an application of the nursing process in each drug chapter, followed by an application of the nursing process to each applicable drug class. Covers the pharmacology of all major classes of drugs, emphasizing side effects to expect, side effects to report, drug interactions, and more. Emphasizes patient education and health promotion with easy-to-recognize Patient Education and Health Promotion headings and reproducible Patient Self-Assessment forms. UNIQUE! Each chapter concludes with a 3-part Medication Safety Review that highlights the importance of safe drug administration and provides review and application of key chapter content related to medication safety. Provides need-to-know coverage of herbal therapies and dietary supplements with an Herbal and Dietary Supplement Therapy chapter, plus Herbal Interactions boxes throughout the chapters. UNIQUE! New coverage of drugs for weight management are included in the expanded Nutrition and Weight Management chapter (Chapter 49). Increased emphasis on medication safety prepares nurses to practice more safely in a clinical environment that is both more pressured and more focused than ever on reducing drug errors. The increased emphasis includes Chapter 7: Principles of Medication Administration, do-not-confuse icons, and an icon to signal ISMP's "high alert" drugs. As the focus on pharmacology on the NCLEX continues to increase, chapter-ending Medication Safety Review sections have been refocused into three types of application-level questions, including Dosage Calculation Review Questions, Review Questions for the NCLEX Examination, and Critical Thinking Activities. Evidence-based practice content is now highlighted with a distinctive icon in the margins. The antimicrobial chapter has been broken into three smaller chapters (Antimicrobiotics, Antifungals, Antivirals) resulting in a less overwhelming reading on this topic. Updated coverage of the most recent FDA approvals, withdrawals, and therapeutic uses provide impeccably accurate and current content to ensure safe drug therapy. Updated and streamlined coverage of nursing care with a stronger focus on the need-to-know material helps students focus on the most current, need-to-know content.

Table of Contents

Foundations of Pharmacology
Definitions, Names, Standards, and Information Sources
Principles of Drug Action and Drug Interactions
Drug Action Across the Life Span
The Nursing Process and Pharmacology
Patient Education and Health Promotion
Illustrated Atlas of Medication Administration and Math Review
A Review of Arithmetic
Principles of Medication Administration and Medication Safety
Percutaneous Administration
Enteral Administration
Parenteral Administration: Safe Preparation of Parenteral Medications
Parenteral Administration: Intradermal, Subcutaneous, and Intramuscular Routes
Parenteral Administration: Intravenous Route
Drugs Affecting the Autonomic and Central Nervous Systems
Drugs Affecting the Autonomic Nervous System
Drugs Used for Parkinson's Disease
Drugs Used for Anxiety Disorders
Drugs Used for Mood Disorders
Drugs Used for Psychoses
Drugs Used for Seizure Disorders
Drugs Used for Pain Management
Drugs Affecting the Cardiovascular System
Introduction to Cardiovascular Disease and Metabolic Syndrome
Drugs Used to Treat Dyslipidemias
Drugs Used to Treat Hypertension
Drugs Used to Treat Dysrhythmias
Drugs Used to Treat Angina Pectoris
Drugs Used to Treat Peripheral Vascular Disease
Drugs Used to Treat Thromboembolic Disorders
Drugs Used to Treat Heart Failure
Drugs Used for Diuresis
Drugs Used to Treat Disorders of the Respiratory System
Drugs Used to Treat Upper Respiratory Disease
Drugs Used to Treat Lower Respiratory Disease
Drugs Affecting the Digestive System
Drugs Used to Treat Oral Disorders
Drugs Used to Treat Gastroesophageal Reflux and Peptic Ulcer Diseases
Drugs Used to Treat Nausea and Vomiting
Drugs Used to Treat Constipation and Diarrhea
Drugs Affecting the Endocrine System
Drugs Used to Treat Diabetes Mellitus
Drugs Used to Treat Thyroid Disease
Gonadal Hormones
Drugs Affecting the Reproductive System
Drugs Used in Obstetrics
Drugs Used in Men's and Women's Health
Drugs Affecting Other Body Systems
Drugs Used to Treat Disorders of the Urinary System
Drugs Used to Treat Glaucoma and Other Eye Disorders
Drugs Used for Cancer Treatment
Drugs Used to Treat the Muscular System
Antimicrobial Agents
Herbal and Dietary Supplement Therapy
Substance Abuse
Miscellaneous Agents
Illustration Credits
Answers to Medication Safety Review
Appendices [on Evolve at http://evolve.elsevier.com/Clayton/]
Common Prescription Abbreviations
Medical Abbreviations
Nomogram for Calculating the Body Surface Area of Adults and Children
Commonly Used Laboratory Test and Drug Values
Recommended Childhood Immunization Schedule -- United States, 2008 UPDATED!
MedWatch Drug Reporting Form
Dyskinesia Identification System: Condensed User Scale (DISCUS)
A Simple Method to Determine Tardive Dyskinesia Symptoms: AIMS Examination Procedure
Templates for Developing a Written Record for Patients to Monitor Their Own Therapy
Glossary [on Evolve at http://evolve.elsevier.com/Clayton/]
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