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Pharmacology for Nurses A Pathophysiologic Approach

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2016-01-04
  • Publisher: Pearson
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For pharmacology courses in nursing programs

Help students think like nurses and understand how pharmacology relates to patient care
When drugs are learned in isolation from their associated diseases, students have difficulty connecting pharmacotherapy, pathophysiology, and nursing care. Pharmacology for Nurses: A PathophysiologiApproach, Fifth Edition, helps students master pharmacology by tightly linking it to therapeutic goals and patient wellness. Organized by body systems and diseases, it places drugs in context with how they are used therapeutically. Students can then easily locate relevant anatomy, physiology, pathology, and pharmacology in the same chapter. Nursing Process Application features clearly relate pharmacology to key nursing processes. Features highlighting complementary therapies, community-oriented and evidence-based practices, and lifespan considerations help students make connections to nursing practice. To give readers a clear picture of the holistic nature of pharmacology, the Fifth Edition reflects current pharmacotherapeutics and advances in understanding disease.

Also available with MyNursingLab®
MyNursingLab is an an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to engage students in the Pharmacology course and improve results. Its guided learning path is proven to help students think like a nurse as they move beyond memorization to true understanding through application.

NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyNursingLab does not come packaged with the content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyNursingLab, search for ISBN:0134460057 / 9780134460055 Pharmacology for Nurses: A Pathophysiologic Approach Plus MyNursingLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package, 5/e. That package consists of:
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Author Biography

Michael Patrick Adams, PhD, is an accomplished educator, author, and national speaker. The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development in Austin, Texas, named Dr. Adams a Master Teacher. He has published two other textbooks with Pearson: Core Concepts in Pharmacology and Pharmacology: Connections to Nursing Practice.

Dr. Adams obtained his master's degree in pharmacology from Michigan State University and his doctorate in education from the University of South Florida. Dr. Adams was on the faculty of Lansing Community College and St. Petersburg College, and served as Dean of Health Professions at Pasco-Hernando State College for 15 years. He is currently Professor of Biological Sciences at Pasco-Hernandez State College and Hillsborough Community College.

Leland Norman Holland, Jr., PhD (Norm),
over 20 years ago, started out like many scientists, planning for a career in basic science research. He was quickly drawn to the field of teaching in higher medical education, where he has spent most of his career. Among the areas where he has been particularly effective are preparatory programs in nursing, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and allied health. Dr. Holland is both a professor and supporter in nursing education nationwide. He brings to the profession a depth of knowledge in biology, chemistry, and medically related subjects such as microbiology, biological chemistry, and pharmacology. Dr. Holland's doctoral degree is in medical pharmacology. He is very much dedicated to the success of students and their preparation for careers in health care. He continues to motivate students in the lifelong pursuit of learning.

Carol Quam Urban, PhD, RN, Associate Professor,
is the Director of the School of Nursing, and an Associate Dean in the College of Health and Human Services, at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She has been on the faculty at Mason and considers the study of pharmacology to be a course that truly integrates nursing knowledge, skills, and interdisciplinary teamwork. She credits her students, past and present, for providing a never-ending source of real-world stories that make learning about pharmacology enjoyable in class. She has published the Pearson textbook, Pharmacology: Connections to Nursing Practice with Dr. Adams.

Table of Contents

UNIT 1. Core Concepts
1. Introduction to Pharmacology: Drug Regulation and Approval
2. Drug Classes and Schedules
3. Principles of Drug Administration
4. Pharmacokinetics
5. Pharmacodynamics

UNIT 2. Pharmacology and the Nurse-Patient Relationship
6. The Nursing Process in Pharmacology
7. Medication Errors and Risk Reduction
8. Drug Administration Throughout the Lifespan
9. Psychosocial, Gender, and Cultural Influences on Pharmacotherapy
10. Herbal and Alternative Therapies
11. Substance Abuse
12. Emergency Preparedness and Poisonings

UNIT 3. The Nervous System
13. Drugs Affecting the Autonomic Nervous System
14. Drugs for Anxiety and Insomnia
15. Drugs for Seizures
16. Drugs for Emotional Mood and Behavioral Disorders
17. Drugs for Psychoses
18. Drugs for the Control of Pain
19. Drugs for Local and General Anesthesia
20. Drugs for Degenerative Diseases of the Nervous System
21. Drugs for Neuromuscular Disorders

UNIT 4. The Cardiovascular and Urinary Systems
22. Drugs for Lipid Disorders
23. Diuretic Therapy and Drugs for Renal Failure
24. Drugs for Fluid Balance, Electrolyte, and Acid—Base Disorders
25. Drugs for Hypertension
26. Drugs for Heart Failure
27. Drugs for Angina Pectoris and Myocardial Infarction
28. Drugs for Shock
29. Drugs for Dysrhythmias
30. Drugs for Coagulation Disorders
31. Drugs for Hematopoietic Disorders

UNIT 5. The Immune System
32. Drugs for Immune System Modulation
33. Drugs for Inflammation and Fever
34. Drugs for Bacterial Infections
35. Drugs for Fungal, Protozoan, and Helminthic Infections
36. Drugs for Viral Infections
37. Drugs for Neoplasia

UNIT 6. The Respiratory System
38. Drugs for Allergic Rhinitis and the Common Cold
39. Drugs for Asthma and Other Pulmonary Disorders

UNIT 7. The Gastrointestinal System
40. Drugs for Peptic Ulcer Disease
41. Drugs for Bowel Disorders and Other Gastrointestinal Conditions
42. Drugs for Nutritional Disorders

UNIT 8. The Endocrine System

43. Drugs for Pituitary, Thyroid, and Adrenal Disorders
44. Drugs for Diabetes Mellitus
45. Drugs for Disorders and Conditions of the Female Reproductive System MA
46. Drugs for Disorders and Conditions of the Male Reproductive System  MA

UNIT 9. The Integumentary System and Eyes/Ears
47. Drugs for Bone and Joint Disorders
48. Drugs for Skin Disorders
49. Drugs for Eye and Ear Disorders

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