Pharmacology for Nurses A Pathophysiologic Approach

ISBN-10: 0131731238
ISBN-13: 9780131731233
Edition: 2010
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Book details

List price: $126.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Pearson Education Canada
Publication date: 3/20/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 848
Size: 8.30" wide x 11.00" long x 1.10" tall
Weight: 4.004
Language: English

Pharmacology for Nurseslinks a unique approach to teaching pharmacology with Canadian content to deliver an outstanding manual for nursing students. A holistic, pathophysiological approach runs throughout the text, which places drugs in context with how they are used therapeutically, and organizes them by body systems and diseases. This gives students a clear picture of the importance of pharmacology to diseases and ultimately to patient care. Detailed information on the drug classifications used to treat diseases is also included. The practice of pharmacology in Canada is reflected comprehensively throughoutPharmacology for Nurses. This coverage includes statistics, legal and ethical issues, generic drugs, and cultural considerations that are all particular to Canada. As well, material on Canadian legislation and regulatory bodies, including coverage of natural health product regulations, the Canadian Cardiovascular Society guidelines, and the Canadian Nurses Association’s standards of practice, is incorporated throughout.

Detailed Contents
Preface
About the Authors
List of Special Features
Core Concepts in Pharmacology
Introduction to Pharmacology: Drug Regulation and Approval
Drug Classes and Schedules
Toxicology and Emergency Preparedness
Pharmacokinetics
Pharmacodynamics
Pharmacology and the Nurse-Client Relationship
Drug Administration throughout the Lifespan
The Nursing Process in Pharmacology
Principles of Drug Administration
Professional, Personal, and Cultural Influences in Pharmacotherapy
Medication Incidents and Risk Reduction
Psychosocial and Cultural Influences on Pharmacotherapy
Natural Health Products and Alternative Therapies
Substances of Addiction
The Nervous System
Drugs Affecting the Autonomic Nervous System
Drugs for Anxiety and Insomnia
Drugs for Seizures
Drugs for Emotional and Mood Disorders
Drugs for Psychoses
Drugs for Degenerative Diseases of the Nervous System
Drugs for the Control of Pain
Drugs for Local and General Anesthesia
The Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
Drugs for Hypertension
Drugs for Lipid Disorders
Drugs for Angina Pectoris, Myocardial Infarction, and Cerebrovascular Accident
Drugs for Heart Failure
Drugs for Dysrhythmias
Drugs for Coagulation Disorders
Drugs for Shock
Drugs for Hematopoietic Disorders
Drugs for Pulmonary Disorders
The Immune System
Drugs for Immune System Modulation
Drugs for Inflammation, Fever, and Allergies
Drugs for Bacterial Infections
Drugs for Fungal, Protozoan, and Helminth Infections
Drugs for Viral Infections
Drugs for Neoplasia
The Gastrointestinal System
Drugs for Peptic Ulcer Disease
Drugs for Gastrointestinal Disorders
Drugs for Nutritional Disorders
The Endocrine and Genitourinary Systems
Drugs for Pituitary, Thyroid, and Adrenal Disorders
Drugs for Diabetes Mellitus
Drugs for Disorders and Conditions of the Female Reproductive System
Drugs for Disorders and Conditions of the Male Reproductive System
Drugs for Renal Disorders and Diuretic Therapy
Drugs for Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Disorders
The Musculoskeletal System, Integumentary System, and Eyes/Ears
Drugs for Muscle Spasms and Spasticity
Drugs for Bone and Joint Disorders
Drugs for Skin Disorders
Drugs for Eye and Ear Disorders
Appendices
Glossary
Bibliography and References
Index

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