Clinical Drug Therapy Rationales for Nursing Practice

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  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-12-15
  • 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. New to the Ninth Edition is an Evidence-Based Nursing feature that builds on the previous edition's Research Briefs and highlights the nursing implications of current research. Chapter openers now include key terms with definitions. Other highlights include a comprehensive glossary, a revised art program, and thoroughly revised end-of-chapter NCLEX-style questions.

Table of Contents

Foundations of Drug Therapy
Introduction to Pharmacology
Basic Concepts and Processes
Administering Medications
Nursing Process in Drug Therapy
Drugs Affecting the Central Nervous System
Physiology of the Central Nervous System
Opioid Analgesics and Opioid Antagonists
Analgesic?Antipyretic?Anti-Inflammatory and Related Drugs
Antianxiety and Sedative-Hypnotic Drugs
Antipsychotic Drugs
Antidepressants and Mood Stabilizers
Antiseizure Drugs
Antiparkinson Drugs
Skeletal Muscle Relaxants
Substance Abuse Disorders
Central Nervous System Stimulants
Drugs Affecting the Autonomic Nervous System
Physiology of the Autonomic Nervous System
Adrenergic Drugs
Antiadrenergic Drugs
Cholinergic Drugs
Anticholinergic> Drugs
Drugs Affecting the Endocrine System
Physiology of the Endocrine System
Hypothalamic and Pituitary Hormones
Thyroid and Antithyroid Drugs
Hormones That Regulate Calcium and Bone Metabolism
Antidiabetic Drugs
Estrogens, Progestins, and Hormonal Contraceptives
Androgens and Anabolic Steroids
Drugs Used to Treat Infections
General Characteristics of Antimicrobial Drugs
Beta-Lactam Antibacterials: Penicillins, Cephalosporins, and Other Drugs
Aminoglycosides and Fluoroquinolones
Tetracyclines, Sulfonamides, and Urinary Agents
Macrolides, Ketolides, and Miscellaneous Antibacterials
Drugs for Tuberculosis and Mycobacterium avium Complex (MAC) Disease
Antiviral Drugs
Antifungal Drugs
Drugs Affecting Hematopoiesis and the Immune System
Physiology of the Hematopoietic and Immune Systems
Immunizing Agents
Hematopoietic and Immunostimulant Drugs
Drugs Used in Oncologic Disorders
Drugs Affecting the Respiratory System
Physiology of the Respiratory System
Drugs for Asthma and Other Bronchoconstrictive Disorders
Antihistamines and Allergic Disorders
Nasal Decongestants, Antitussives, and Cold Remedies
Drugs Affecting the Cardiovascular System
Physiology of the Cardiovascular System
Drug Therapy for Heart Failure
Antidysrhythmic Drugs
Antianginal Drugs
Drugs Used in Hypotension and Shock
Antihypertensive Drugs
Drugs That Affect Blood Coagulation
Drugs for Dyslipidemia
Drugs Affecting the Digestive System
Physiology of the Digestive System
Nutritional Support Products, Vitamins, and Mineral?Electrolytes
Drugs to Aid Weight Management
Drugs Used for Peptic Ulcer and Acid Reflux Disorders
Laxatives and Cathartics
Drugs Used in Special Conditions
Drugs Used in Ophthalmic Conditions
Drugs Used in Dermatologic Conditions
Drug Use During Pregnancy and Lactation
Answers to Applying Your Knowledge
The International System of Units
Serum Drug Concentrations
Anesthetics, Adjunctive Drugs, and Nursing Considerations
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