Pharmacology for Nursing Care

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-07-29
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science Health Science div
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This text emphasizes understanding over memorization to effectively present the "big picture" through the use of drug prototypes, large and small print, and special foundational chapters that cover principles related to each body system. At the end of each chapter, a summary of major nursing implications also helps you apply the material to real-world situations. The accompanying companion CD-ROM features audio and printable key points that you can download to a CD or MP3 player. The CD-ROM also features 700 NCLEX® examination-style multiple-choice review questions, animations depicting drug mechanisms and effects, flash cards, and numerous electronic calculators. UNIQUE! Summaries of Major Nursing Implications at the end of each chapter help you understand how to apply concepts to clinical practice in an easy-to-understand format. A prototype drug approach uses one drug within each drug family that characterizes all members of its group to give you the knowledge you need to learn not only about related drugs currently on the market, but also about those drugs that will be released once the student begins practice. Uses large print to identify essential "need-to-know" information and small print to identify "nice-to-know" information Concise drug summary tables present quick reference to detailed information on individual drugs, including class, generic and trade names, dosages, routes, and indications. End-of-chapter Key Points are summarized in a bulleted format to facilitate your review of the most important concepts in each chapter. Patient and family teaching content is highlighted to emphasize this key content and provide you with critical information to include in teaching patients about drugs and effects and stresses points for educating family members when they will be helping to care for the patient. Provides Anatomy and Physiology and Pathophysiology reviews at the beginning of chapters to help you understand the relationships pharmacology and the biologic systems that drugs influence. A comprehensive collection of appendixes includes a concise overview of Canadian drug information, gender-related drugs, drug administration techniques, normal laboratory values, and much more. Companion CD-ROM features 700 NCLEX examination-style multiple-choice review questions, animations depicting drug mechanisms and effects, flash cards, key points, and numerous electronic calculators. Includes numerous new drugs and formulations recently approved by the FDA to keep you current with today's drug therapy practice. Special Interest Topic boxes address late-breaking issues in pharmacology that have recently emerged in the media so you can learn the current events that may affect them in practice. Extensive revision to the Cancer Chemotherapy unit provides you with up-to-date information on new drug therapy in this complex and rapidly changing area of practice. Companion CD-ROM features audio and printable key points that you can download to a CD or MP3 player to listen to and review at their leisure. Additional full-color graphics illustrate how drugs work in the body and depict key pharmacologic principles.

Table of Contents

Orientation to Pharmacology
Application of Pharmacology in Nursing Practice
Drug Regulation, Development, Names, and Information
Basic Principles of Pharmacology
Drug Interactions
Adverse Drug Reactions and Medication Errors
Individual Variation in Drug Responses
Drug Therapy Across the Lifespan
Drug Therapy During Pregnancy and Breast-Feeding
Drug Therapy in Pediatric Patients
Drug Therapy in Geriatric Patients
Peripheral Nervous System Drugs Introduction
Basic Principles of Neuropharmacology
Physiology of the Peripheral Nervous System Cholinergic Drugs
Muscarinic Agonists and Antagonists
Cholinesterase Inhibitors and Their Use in Myasthenia Gravis
Drugs That Block Nicotinic Cholinergic Transmission: Neuromuscular Blocking Agents and Ganglionic Blocking Agents Adrenergic Drugs
Adrenergic Agonists
Adrenergic Antagonists
Indirect-Acting Antiadrenergic Agents
Central Nervous System Drugs Introduction
Introduction to Central Nervous System Pharmacology Drugs for Neurodegenerative Disorders
Drugs for Parkinson's Disease
Alzheimer's Disease
Drugs for Multiple Sclerosis Neurologic Drugs
Drugs for Epilepsy
Drugs for Muscle Spasm and Spasticity Drugs for Pain
Local Anesthetics
General Anesthetics
Opioid (Narcotic) Analgesics, Opioid Antagonists, and Nonopioid Centrally Acting Analgesics
Pain Management in Patients with Cancer
Drugs for Headache Psychotherapeutic Drugs
Antipsychotic Agents and Their Use in Schizophrenia
Drugs for Bipolar Disorder
Sedative-Hypnotic Drugs
Management of Anxiety Disorders
Central Nervous System Stimulants and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Drug Abuse
Drug Abuse I: Basic Considerations
Drug Abuse II: Alcohol
Drug Abuse III: Major Drugs of Abuse (Other Than Alcohol)
Drugs That Affect Fluid and Electrolyte Balance
Agents Affecting the Volume and Ion Content of Body Fluids
Drugs That Affect the Heart, Blood Vessels, and Blood
Review of Hemodynamics
Drugs Acting on the Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System
Calcium Channel Blockers
Drugs for Hypertension
Drugs for Heart Failure
Antidysrhythmic Drugs
Prophylaxis of Coronary Heart Disease: Drugs Lower that LDL Cholesterol Levels
Drugs for Angina Pectoris
Anticoagulant, Antiplatelet, and Thrombolytic Drugs
Management of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction
Drugs for Hemophilia
Drugs for Deficiency Anemias
Hematopoietic Growth Factors
Drugs for Endocrine Disorders
Drugs for Diabetes Mellitus
Drugs for Thyroid Disorders
Drugs Related to Hypothalamic and Pituitary Function
Drugs for Disorders of the Adrenal Cortex
Women's Health
Estrogens and Progestins: Basic Pharmacology and Noncontraceptive Applications
Birth Control
Drug Therapy of Infertility
Drugs that Affect Uterine Function
Men's Health
Drugs for Erectile Dysfunction and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Anti-Inflammatory, Antiallergic, and Immu
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