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Pharmacology and the Nursing Process (Text and Student Learning Guide)

Pharmacology and the Nursing Process (Text and Student Learning Guide) - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-1556644948

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Publisher: C.V. Mosby Co.
Published: 1999
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Pharmacology and the Nursing Process (Text and Student Learning Guide) - 2ND 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-1556644948

Linda L. Lilley

ISBN13: 978-1556644948
ISBN10: 1556644949
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 99
Publisher: C.V. Mosby Co.

Published: 1999
International: No
Summary

Pharmacology and the Nursing Process contains everything a nursing student needs to know about pharmacology. It breaks down massive amounts of information into easy-to-learn sections. Fifty-four chapters are presented in ten units organized by body system. And a unique section, Study Skills Tips, presents proven study skills and time management strategies for each unit. Additionally, every drug group is covered in a consistent format: discussion of the drug class and related pathophysiology with subheads for mechanism of action, drug effects, therapeutic uses, side/adverse effects, toxicity and management of overdose, interactions, dosages, and drug profiles. With this innovative approach to correlating study skills and learning pharmacology, students will learn easier, faster and will retain more information than ever before.

  • Body systems organization facilitates learning and provides an effective means to integrate the text with medical-surgical or adult health nursing courses.
  • More than 260 full-color photos and illustrations help explain how drugs work in the body and help define other pharmacologic principles.
  • Chapter opener pedagogy includes objectives, a box listing drugs discussed in the chapter, and a glossary with page numbers to help students focus and mentally organize content.
  • Case Studies feature specific clinical situations followed by critical thinking questions to promote clinical applicability of content.
  • Nursing Care Plans promote understanding of the nurse's roles and responsibilities in administering medications.
  • These boxes help prepare students for key issues in nursing today: cultural implications, home health points, legal and ethical principles, pediatric and geriatric considerations and research.
  • Patient Teaching Tips highlight useful patient education information specific to the drugs discussed.
  • Separate disorders index alphabetically references disorders, conditions, and diseases in the text to aid integrating the text with medical-surgical or adult health nursing courses or content.

Table of Contents

Pharmacology Basics

The Nursing Process and Drug Therapy
Pharmacologic Principles
Life Span Considerations
Legal Ethical and Cultural Considerations
Patient Education and Drug Therapy
Mathematic Calculations
Photo Atlas of Drug Administration

Drugs Affecting the Central Nervous System

Analgesic Agents
General and Local Anesthetic Agents
CNS Depressants
Antiepileptic Agents
Antiparkinsonian Agents
Psychotherapeutic Agents
Central Nervous System Stimulant Agents

Drugs Affecting the Autonomic Nervous Systems

Adrenergic Agents
Adrenergic-Blocking Agents
Cholinergic Agents
Cholinergic-Blocking Agents

Drugs Affecting the Cardiovascular and Renal Systems

Positive Inotropic Agents
Antidysrhythmic Agents
Antianginal Agents
Antihypertensive Agents
Diuretic Agents
Fluids and Electrolytes
Coagulation Modifier Agents
Antilipemic Agents

Drugs Affecting the Endocrine System

Pituitary Agents
Thyroid and Antithyroid Agents
Antidiabetic and Hypoglycemic Agents
Adrenal Agents
Women's Health Agents
Male Reproductive Agents

Drugs Affecting the Respiratory System

Antihistamines, Decongestants, Antitussives and Expectorants
Bronchodilators and Other Respiratory Agents

Antiinfective and Antiinflammatory Agents

Antibiotics
Antiviral Agents
Antitubercular Agents
Antifungal Agents
Antimalarial Antiprotozoal and Antihelmintic Agents
Antiseptic and Disinfectant Agents
Antiinflammatory Agents

Immune and Biologic Modifers and Chemotherapeutic Agents

Immunosuppressant Agents
Immunizing Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Biologic Response Modifiers

Drugs Affecting the Gastrointestinal System and Nutrition

Antacids and Antiflatulents
Antidiarrheals and Laxatives
Antiemetic (Antinausea) Agents
Vitamins and Minerals
Nutritional Supplements

Miscellaneous Therapeutics: Hematologic, Dermatologic, Ophthalmic and Otic Agents

Blood-Forming Agents
Dermatologic Agents
Ophthalmic Agents
Otic Agents

Appendixes
A. Canadian Trade Names and Generic Equivalents
B. Alphabetical List of Glossary Terms with Page Numbers

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