Pharmacology and the Nursing Process

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  • Edition: 5th
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  • Copyright: 2007-02-26
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science Health Science div
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This market-leading text is known for presenting challenging content in a clear and consistent format that engages students. With an eye-catching design, full-color illustrations, and helpful, practical boxed features that highlight need-to-know information, the new edition of this bestseller continues its tradition of making pharmacology easy to learn and understand. A companion CD includes resources such as 450 NCLEX examination-style review questions, 26 state-of-the-art animations, and 9 IV therapy and 5 medication errors checklists. Study Skills Tips include practical advice on time management, note taking, study techniques, and test taking. Drug profiles highlight the pharmacokinetics and unique variations of individual drugs. Case studies and critical thinking activities test students knowledge and understanding. Medication Errors: Preventing and Responding chapter discusses specific nursing measures to prevent medication errors, possible consequences of medication errors to nurses, responses to errors, reporting and learning from mistakes, and other ethical issues. Patient teaching tips include key points to convey to patients, their families, and caregivers. Points to Remember boxes summarize major concepts in a bulleted format. NCLEX exam-style review questions provide a pharmacology review and add a new emphasis on prioritization. e-Learning activities boxes list related content and exercises on the companion CD and Evolve website. Key drugs are highlighted with an icon for quick identification. Photo Atlas of Medication Administration depicts steps in drug administration for various routes. Tear-out IV incompatibility chart provides a convenient portable reference. Life Span Considerations boxes highlight important age-related implications for pediatric and elderly patients. A new focus on prioritization identifies key nursing information and helps in preparation for the NCLEX® examination. Preventing Medication Errors boxes reinforce concepts introduced in the medication errors chapter and relate them to specific common errors that occur in clinical practice. Evidence-Based Practice boxes summarize current research relevant to safe and effective drug therapy. Laboratory Values Related to Drug Therapy boxes highlight the therapeutic levels of various drugs. Expanded bioterrorism content now includes chemical agents such as ricin. Increased focus on drug class provides a big picture knowledge of how various drugs work in the body. Expanded cultural content covers todays increasingly diverse patient population. Pharmacokinetic Bridge to the Nursing Process sections apply key pharmacokinetics information to nursing practice.

Table of Contents

Pharmacology Basics
Study Skills Tips: Introduction to Study Skills Concepts
The Nursing Process and Drug Therapy
Pharmacologic Principles
Life Span Considerations
Cultural, Legal, and Ethical Considerations
Medication Errors: Preventing and Responding
Patient Education and Drug Therapy
Over-the-Counter Drugs and Herbal and Dietary Supplements
Substance Abuse
Photo Atlas of Drug Administration
Drugs Affecting the Central Nervous System
Study Skills Tips: Using Vocabulary, Text Notation, and Language Conventions
Analgesic Drugs
General and Local Anesthetics
Central Nervous System Depressants and Muscle Relaxants
Antiepileptic Drugs
Antiparkinsonian Drugs
Psychotherapeutic Drugs
Central Nervous System Stimulant Drugs
Drugs Affecting the Autonomic Nervous System
Study Skills Tips: Application of PURR (Prepare, Understand, Rehearse, Review)
Adrenergic Drugs
Adrenergic-Blocking Drugs
Cholinergic Drugs
Cholinergic-Blocking Drugs
Drugs Affecting the Cardiovascular and Renal Systems
Study Skills Tips: Linking Learning and Text Notation
Positive Inotropic Drugs
Antidysrhythmic Drugs
Antianginal Drugs
Antihypertensive Drugs
Diuretic Drugs
Fluids and Electrolytes
Coagulation Modifier Drugs
Antilipemic Drugs
Drugs Affecting the Endocrine System
Study Skills Tips: Questioning Strategy
Pituitary Drugs
Thyroid and Antithyroid Drugs
Antidiabetic Drugs
Adrenal Drugs
Womens Health Drugs
Mens Health Drugs
Drugs Affecting the Respiratory System
Study Skills Tips: Study on the Run
Antihistamines, Decongestants, Antitussives, and Expectorants
Bronchodilators and Other Respiratory Drugs
Antiinfective and Antiinflammatory Drugs
Study Skills Tips: Applying the Nursing Process
Antibiotics Part 1
Antibiotics Part 2
Antiviral Drugs
Antitubercular Drugs
Antifungal Drugs
Antimalarial, Antiprotozoal, and Antihelmintic Drugs
Antiseptic and Disinfectant Agents
Antiinflammatory, Antirheumatoid, and Related Drugs
Immune and Biologic Modifiers and Chemotherapeutic Drugs
Study Skills Tips: Strategies for Time Management
Immunosuppressant Drugs
Immunizing Drugs and Biochemical Terrorism
Antineoplastic Drugs Part 1
Antineoplastic Drugs Part 2
Immunomodulating Drugs
Gene Therapy and Pharmacogenomics
Drugs Affecting the Gastrointestinal System and Nutrition
Study Skills Tips: Active Questioning Skills
Acid-Controlling Drugs
Antidiarrheals and Laxatives
Antiemetic and Antinausea Drugs
Vitamins and Minerals
Nutritional Supplements
Miscellaneous Therapeutics: Hematologic, Dermatologic, Ophthalmic, and Otic Drugs
Study Skills Tips: More Strategies for Time Management
Blood-Forming Drugs
Dermatologic Drugs
Ophthalmic Drugs
Otic Drugs
Appendix: Pharmaceutical Abbreviations
Online Appendixes
Diagnostic Drugs
Canadian Trade Names and Generic Equivalents
Common Formulas, Weights, and Equivalents
Answer Key
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