Pharmacology for Nurses: A Pathophysiological Approach

by ;
  • ISBN13:


  • ISBN10:


  • Edition: CD
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • View Upgraded Edition
  • Purchase Benefits
  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $67.95


When students are asked which subject in their nursing program is the most challenging, pharmacology always appears near the top of the list. Pharmacology cannot be made easy, but it can be made understandable, if the proper connections are made to the complex interrelationships between pharmacology and pathophysiology. Pharmacology for Nurses: A Pathophysiologic Approach provides the student a clear picture of the importance of pharmacology to disease, and to nursing care. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Michael Patrick Adams, PhD, RT(R): Associate Dean of Health, Mathematics, and Science, Pasco-Hernando Community College Dianne L. Josephson, RN, MSN: Nursing Education Consultant Leland Norman Holland, Jr., PhD: Associate Academic Dean, Southeastern University

Table of Contents

Core Concepts in Pharmacologyp. 1
Introduction to Pharmacology: Drug Regulation and Approvalp. 2
Drug Classes and Schedulesp. 11
Emergency Preparednessp. 18
Principles of Drug Administrationp. 27
Pharmacokineticsp. 46
Pharmacodynamicsp. 56
Pharmacology and the Nurse-Patient Relationshipp. 65
Drug Administration throughout the Lifespanp. 66
The Nursing Process in Pharmacologyp. 76
Legal and Ethical Issues Related to Drug Administrationp. 86
Biosocial Aspects of Pharmacotherapyp. 92
Herbal and Alternative Therapiesp. 99
Substance Abusep. 108
The Nervous Systemp. 119
Drugs Affecting the Autonomic Nervous Systemp. 120
Drugs for Anxiety and Insomniap. 142
Drugs for Seizuresp. 155
Drugs for Emotional and Mood Disordersp. 172
Drugs for Psychosesp. 194
Drugs for Degenerative Diseases of the Nervous Systemp. 208
Drugs for the Control of Painp. 220
Drugs for Local and General Anesthesiap. 241
The Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systemsp. 257
Drugs for Hypertensionp. 258
Drugs for Heart Failurep. 284
Drugs for Dysrhythmiasp. 298
Drugs for Coagulation Disordersp. 312
Drugs for Angina Pectoris, Myocardial Infarction, and Cerebrovascular Accidentp. 327
Drugs for Shockp. 344
Drugs for Lipid Disordersp. 355
Drugs for Hematopoietic Disordersp. 369
Drugs for Pulmonary Disordersp. 384
The Immune Systemp. 401
Drugs for Immune System Modulationp. 402
Drugs for Inflammation, Fever, and Allergiesp. 416
Drugs for Bacterial Infectionsp. 437
Drugs for Fungal, Protozoan, and Helminth Infectionsp. 464
Drugs for Viral Infectionsp. 482
Drugs for Neoplasiap. 497
The Gastrointestinal Systemp. 519
Drugs for Peptic Ulcer Diseasep. 520
Drugs for Bowel Disorders, Nausea, and Vomitingp. 532
Drugs for Nutritional Disordersp. 546
The Endocrine and Genitourinary Systemsp. 565
Drugs for Pituitary, Thyroid, and Adrenal Disordersp. 566
Drugs for Pancreatic Disordersp. 588
Drugs for Disorders and Conditions of the Female Reproductive Systemp. 604
Drugs for Disorders and Conditions of the Male Reproductive Systemp. 626
Drugs for Renal Disorders and Diuretic Therapyp. 638
Drugs for Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Disordersp. 651
The Integumentary System, Musculoskeletal System, and Eyes/Earsp. 669
Drugs for Muscle Spasms and Spasticityp. 670
Drugs for Bone and Joint Disordersp. 679
Drugs for Skin Disordersp. 697
Drugs for Eye and Ear Disordersp. 714
Table of Contents provided by Rittenhouse. All Rights Reserved.

Rewards Program

Write a Review