Pharmacology and the Nursing Process

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-05-10
  • Publisher: Mosby
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This bestselling text is known for its clear and consistent format, colorful design, and helpful boxed features and illustrations that highlight need-to-know information and help busy nursing students learn and understand pharmacology. The new edition includes new chapters on medication errors and gene therapy, and all pharmacology content has undergone an extensive revision to ensure that this already-strong content is even more current, consistent, and easy to follow. The Photo Atlas of Drug Administration has been updated to cover even more drug administration routes and to provide numerous new photos and drawings. Content on bioterrorism agents and drugs for HIV/AIDS, diabetes, osteoporosis, Alzheimer's disease, cancer, infection, and psychiatric conditions has been thoroughly updated and expanded. Innovative cartoon-illustrated Study Skills Tips at the beginning of each Part cover study tips, time management, and test taking strategies related specifically to studying pharmacology, designed to engage students in the content by applying proven study skills to the field of pharmacology. Over 250 full-color illustrations explain how drugs work in the body and depict key pharmacologic principles. Consistent chapter format makes information easy to read and improves students' understanding of key concepts. Individual drugs are encapsulated in shaded Drug Profiles that highlight pharmacokinetics and unique variations of individual drugs. Representative or prototype Key Drugs are highlighted with an icon for quick identification. Learning features in each chapter include Objectives, Drug Profiles boxes, e-Learning Activities, and a Glossary with definitions and page references. Nursing process discussions in separate sections at the end of chapters present Assessment, Nursing Diagnoses, Planning, Outcome Criteria, Implementation, and Evaluation in a consistent nursing process framework with an emphasis on patient education. Points to Remember boxes at the end of chapters summarize content in a bulleted format to help readers review major concepts, and multiple-choice NCLEX Examination Review Questions provide a review for the pharmacology component of the NCLEX exam. Patient Teaching Tips at the end of each chapter highlight useful patient education information specific to each drug group. Tear-out IV Compatibility Chart provides portable reference on drugs administered intravenously. Pediatric and Geriatric Considerations boxes highlight important lifespan implications of drug therapy. A separate disorders index alphabetically references disorders in the text to aid in integrating it with medical-surgical and other clinical nursing course content. Home Health/Community Points boxes provide a perspective on drug therapy in the home or community. Cultural Implications boxes present differences among cultural or ethnic groups. Legal and Ethical Principles boxes promote awareness of liability issues and proper professional conduct. Research boxes synopsize recent nursing research to promote quality, evidence-based practice. Case studies with critical thinking questions reflect the real world of clinical practice with specific patients from various cultures and age groups. Nursing care plans clarify the nurse's role in drug therapy with nursing diagnoses, subjective and objective data, and outcome criteria. Dosages tables provide instant access to common dosages, routes, and indications for individual drugs. A new Student CD-ROM features 400 NCLEX-style questions, pharmacology animations, medication errors checklists, and IV therapy checklists to help students apply pharmacology content to clinical settings. A new chapter on Medication Errors: Preventing and Responding discusses the scope of the problem, specific nursing measures to prevent med

Table of Contents

Pharmacology Basicsp. 1
Study Skills Tipsp. 1
The Nursing Process and Drug Therapyp. 7
Pharmacologic Principlesp. 16
Life Span Considerationsp. 36
Legal, Ethical, and Cultural Considerationsp. 47
Medication Errors: Preventing and Respondingp. 59
Patient Education and Drug Therapyp. 69
Over-the-Counter Drugs and Herbal Productsp. 76
Substance Abusep. 86
Photo Atlas of Drug Administrationp. 98
Drugs Affecting the Central Nervous Systemp. 143
Study Skills Tipsp. 143
Analgesic Agentsp. 145
General and Local Anestheticsp. 169
Central Nervous System Depressants and Muscle Relaxantsp. 187
Antiepileptic Agentsp. 204
Antiparkinsonian Agentsp. 220
Psychotherapeutic Agentsp. 235
Central Nervous System Stimulant Agentsp. 273
Drugs Affecting the Autonomic Nervous Systemp. 287
Study Skills Tipsp. 287
Adrenergic Agentsp. 289
Adrenergic-Blocking Agentsp. 304
Cholinergic Agentsp. 319
Cholinergic-Blocking Agentsp. 330
Drugs Affecting the Cardiovascular and Renal Systemsp. 341
Study Skills Tipsp. 341
Positive Inotropic Agentsp. 345
Antidysrhythmic Agentsp. 359
Antianginal Agentsp. 379
Antihypertensive Agentsp. 395
Diuretic Agentsp. 422
Fluids and Electrolytesp. 437
Coagulation Modifier Agentsp. 453
Antilipemic Agentsp. 477
Drugs Affecting the Endocrine Systemp. 493
Study Skills Tipsp. 493
Pituitary Agentsp. 495
Thyroid and Antithyroid Agentsp. 505
Antidiabetic Agentsp. 514
Adrenal Agentsp. 534
Women's Health Agentsp. 544
Men's Health Agentsp. 567
Drugs Affecting the Respiratory Systemp. 577
Study Skills Tipsp. 577
Antihistamines, Decongestants, Antitussives, and Expectorantsp. 579
Bronchodilators and Other Respiratory Agentsp. 594
Antiinfective and Antiinflammatory Agentsp. 617
Study Skills Tipsp. 617
Antibioticsp. 619
Antiviral Agentsp. 654
Antitubercular Agentsp. 678
Antifungal Agentsp. 689
Antimalarial, Antiprotozoal, and Anthelmintic Agentsp. 700
Antiseptic and Disinfectant Agentsp. 717
Antiinflammatory, Antirheumatoid, and Related Agentsp. 727
Immune and Biologic Modifiers and Chemotherapeutic Agentsp. 745
Study Skills Tipsp. 745
Immunosuppressant Agentsp. 747
Immunizing Agentsp. 755
Antineoplastic Agentsp. 773
Immunomodulating Agentsp. 812
Gene Therapy and Pharmacogenomicsp. 831
Drugs Affecting the Gastrointestinal System and Nutritionp. 839
Study Skills Tipsp. 839
Acid-Controlling Agentsp. 841
Antidiarrheals and Laxativesp. 857
Antiemetic and Antinausea Agentsp. 872
Vitamins and Mineralsp. 883
Nutritional Supplementsp. 910
Miscellaneous Therapeutics: Hematologic, Dermatologic, Ophthalmic, and Otic Agentsp. 923
Study Skills Tipsp. 923
Blood-Forming Agentsp. 925
Dermatologic Agentsp. 934
Ophthalmic Agentsp. 948
Otic Agentsp. 979
Pharmaceutical Abbreviationsp. 987
Glossary Terms With Page Numbersp. 988
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