Ship-Ship-Hooray! Free Shipping on $25+ Details >
Pharmacology: Nursing Process Approach

Pharmacology: Nursing Process Approach - 7th edition

Pharmacology: Nursing Process Approach - 7th edition

ISBN13: 9781437717112

ISBN10: 143771711X

Pharmacology: Nursing Process Approach by Joyce LeFever Kee - ISBN 9781437717112
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 7TH 12
Copyright: 2012
Publisher: W.B. Saunders Co.
International: No
Pharmacology: Nursing Process Approach by Joyce LeFever Kee - ISBN 9781437717112

ISBN13: 9781437717112

ISBN10: 143771711X

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 7TH 12

List price: $99.95

Happy you, happy us. You get 24-hour turnaround. Free shipping on $25+, and dedicated customer service. Cue the smiley faces.

Ships directly from us
You Save $88.69 (89%)

List price: $99.95

All of our used books are 100% hand-inspected and guaranteed! Happy you, happy us.

Ships directly from us
You Save $94.95 (95%)

List price: $99.95

Instant access, flexible term options, and deep discounts up to 60% on digital content! Happy you, happy us.

Delivered via email within 1 hour
Expires after 365 days
You Save $20.00 (20%)
Format: Vitalsource
Use for 365 days

Please note: eTextbooks do not come with access codes, CDs/DVDs, workbooks, and other supplemental items.
Well, that's no good. Unfortunately, this edition is currently out of stock. Please check back soon.

shop us with confidence


Featuring concise, straightforward coverage, Pharmacology: A Nursing Process Approach, 7th Edition puts nursing pharmacology concepts and essential drug calculation skills into a practical nursing context to prepare you for real-world drug administration responsibilities. This edition has been revised and updated with the most current nursing pharmacology information available. Innovative features such as Prototype Drug Charts, Nursing Process Summaries, an extensive math/dosage calculation section, and NCLEX Examination-style study questions make nursing pharmacology more understandable than ever. Unique! Prototype Drug Charts provide easy access to key information on dosages, contraindications, drug-lab-food interactions, pharmacokinetics, and more for more than 100 drugs. Unique! An extensive, color-coded dosage calculation section covers six methods of dosage calculation - basic formula, ratio and proportion, fractional equation, dimensional analysis, and dosing by body weight and body surface area - eliminating the need for a separate dosage calculation book. Nursing Process Summaries present client care and drug therapy within the framework of each step of the nursing process, including information on client teaching and cultural and herbal considerations. Preventing Medication Errors boxes reinforce concepts introduced in the medication safety chapter and highlight common errors that occur in clinical practice to help you ensure safe drug administration. Herbal Alerts provide a quick reference to side effects, drug interactions, and additional information for popular herbs you may encounter in practice. A fully updated bioterrorism appendix helps you recognize the clinical manifestations of bioterrorism weapons and respond with appropriate nursing care. Unique! Illustrated overviews of normal anatomy and physiology in all drug therapy chapters' help you understand how drugs work in various body systems.

Author Bio

Joyce Kee, RN, MS, Associate Professor Emerita, College of Health and Nursing Sciences, Department of Nursing, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Evelyn Hayes, PhD, RN, CS-FNP, Professor, College of Health and Nursing Sciences, Department of Nursing, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Linda McCuistion, PhD, RN, ANP, CNS, Professor, Division of Nursing, Our Lady of Holy Cross College, New Orleans, LA

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Unit 1 A Nurse's Perspective of Pharmacology 1
1 Drug Action: Pharmaceutic, Pharmacokinetic, and Pharmacodynamic Phases 2
2 Nursing Process and Client Teaching 14
3 Principles of Drug Administration 21
4 Medications and Calculations 43
Unit 2 Contemporary Issues in Pharmacology 112
5 The Drug Approval Process (U.S. and Canadian), Resources, and Ethical Considerations 113
6 Transcultural Considerations 120
7 Drug Interaction, Over-the-Counter Drugs, and Drug Abuse 131
8 Herbal Therapy with Nursing Implications 143
9 Pediatric Pharmacology 156
10 Geriatric Pharmacology 164
11 Medication Administration in Community Settings 173
12 The Role of the Nurse in Drug Research 182
Unit 3 Nutrition and Electrolytes 188
13 Vitamin and Mineral Replacement 189
14 Fluid and Electrolyte Replacement 203
15 Nutritional Support 221
Unit 4 Neurologic and Neuromuscular Agents 231
16 Central Nervous System Stimulants 234
17 Central Nervous System Depressants: Sedative-Hypnotics and Anesthetics 243
18 Nonnarcotic and Narcotic Analgesics 258
19 Anticonvulsants 276
20 Antipsychotics and Anxiolytics 287
21 Antidepressants and Mood Stabilizer 304
22 Autonomic Nervous System 317
23 Adrenergics and Adrenergic Blockers 321
24 Cholinergics and Anticholinergics 336
25 Drugs for Neuromuscular Disorders: Parkinsonism, Myasthenia Gravis, Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer's Disease, and Muscle Spasms 349
Unit 5 Antiinflammatory and Antiinfective Agents 371
26 Antiinflammatory Drugs 373
27 Antibacterials and Their Effects, Penicillins and Cephalosporins 391
28 Antibacterials: Macrolides, Tetracyclines, Aminoglycosides, Fluoroquinolones 407
29 Antibacterials: Sulfonamides 423
30 Antitubercular Drugs, Antifungal Drugs, Peptides, and Metronidazole 430
31 Antiviral, Antimalarial, and Anthelmintic Drugs 443
32 Drugs for Urinary Tract Disorders 455
Unit 6 Immunologic Agents 463
33 HIV and AIDS-Related Agents 465
34 Vaccines 484
Unit 7 Antineoplastic Agents 494
35 Anticancer Drugs 496
36 Biologic Response Modifiers 515
Unit 8 Respiratory Agents 532
37 Drugs for Common Upper Respiratory Infections 535
38 Drugs for Acute and Chronic Lower Respiratory Disorders 546
Unit 9 Cardiovascular Agents 562
39 Drugs for Cardiac Disorders 565
40 Diuretics 585
41 Antihypertensive Drugs 600
42 Drugs for Circulatory Disorders 620
Unit 10 Gastrointestinal Agents 641
43 Drugs for Gastrointestinal Tract Disorders 643
44 Antiulcer Drugs 665
Unit 11 Eye, Ear, and Skin Agents 681
45 Drugs for Disorders of the Eye and the Ear 684
46 Drugs for Dermatologic Disorders 700
Unit 12 Endocrine Agents 710
47 Endocrine Pharmacology: Pituitary, Thyroid, Parathyroids, and Adrenals 714
48 Antidiabetic Drugs 733
Unit 13 Reproductive and Gender-Related Agents 749
49 Drugs Associated with the Female Reproductive Cycle I; Pregnancy and Preterm Labor 754
50 Drugs Associated with the Female Reproductive Cycle II: Labor, Delivery, and the Preterm Neonate 772
51 Drugs Associated with the Postpartum and the Newborn 790
52 Drugs Related to Women's Health and Disorders 810
53 Drugs Related to Reproductive Health: Male Reproductive Disorders 832
54 Drugs Related to Reproductive Health: Infertility and Sexually Transmitted Diseases 842
Unit 14 Emergency Agents 856
55 Adult and Pediatric Emergency Drugs 857
App. A Generic Drugs with Corresponding Canadian Trade Drug Names 877
App. B Therapeutic Drugs Monitoring (TDM) 879
App. C Drug-Drug Interactions 883
App. D Abbreviations 884
App. E Internet Sites of Interest 885
References 887
Index 897

Digital Rights

eBook Requirements
VitalSource Bookshelf Reader
Minimum System Requirements:
  • Windows 7/8, or Mac OS X 10.6 or above
Software Requirements:

eTextbooks and eChapters can be viewed by using the free reader listed below.

Be sure to check the format of the eTextbook/eChapter you purchase to know which reader you will need. After purchasing your eTextbook or eChapter, you will be emailed instructions on where and how to download your free reader.

Download Requirements:

Due to the size of eTextbooks, a high-speed Internet connection (cable modem, DSL, LAN) is required for download stability and speed. Your connection can be wired or wireless.

Being online is not required for reading an eTextbook after successfully downloading it. You must only be connected to the Internet during the download process.

User Help:

Click Here to access the VitalSource Bookshelf FAQ

Digital Rights
Copying: Allowed with no limits
Printing: Allowed with no limits
Expires: Yes, may be used for 365 days after activation
Reading Aloud: Allowed
Sharing: Not Allowed
Min. Software Version: Online: No additional software required
Offline: VitalSource Bookshelf

Suitable Devices: PCs, Tablet PCs, Macs, Laptops

Digital Rights Management (DRM) Key

Copying - Books that cannot be copied will show "Not Allowed." Otherwise, this will detail the number of times it can be copied, or "Allowed with no limits."

Printing - Books that cannot be printed will show "Not Allowed." Otherwise, this will detail the number of times it can be printed, or "Allowed with no limits."

Expires - Books that have no expiration (the date upon which you will no longer be able to access your eBook) will read "No Expiration." Otherwise it will state the number of days from activation (the first time you actually read it).

Reading Aloud - Books enabled with the "text-to-speech" feature so that they can be read aloud will show "Allowed."

Sharing - Books that cannot be shared with other computers will show "Not Allowed."

Min. Software Version - This is the minimum software version needed to read this book.

Suitable Devices - Hardware known to be compatible with this book. Note: Reader software still needs to be installed.