Pharmacology Connections to Nursing Practice

ISBN-10: 0132814420
ISBN-13: 9780132814423
Edition: 2nd 2013 (Revised)
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List price: $76.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 1/25/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1536
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.00" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 7.260
Language: English

PHARMACOLOGY: CONNECTIONS TO NURSING PRACTICE, 2/etightly links pharmacology to nursing practice and patient care, recognizing that for nurses, pharmacology is not an abstract academic discipline but rather a critical tool to prevent disease and promote healing and wellness. It offers unsurpassed features designed to illuminate connections between pharmacology and practice, from patient scenarios and practice applications to coverage of lifespan considerations, patient education, alternative therapies, and gender/cultural influences. Nine additional units illuminate the actions of individual drugs on each body system and disease. Learning is simplified through the use of prototype drugs, as well as outstanding full-color illustrations, complemented by 45 web-based animations. This edition covers 30+ new drugs, and offers updated information about dosages, indications, and adverse effects throughout, including Black Box Warnings.

Fundamental Principles of Pharmacology
Introduction to Pharmacology: Concepts and Connections
Drug Regulations
Principles of Drug Administration
Pharmacokinetics
Pharmacodynamics
Adverse Drug Effects and Drug Interactions
Medication Errors and Risk Reduction
Pharmacology of Substance Abuse
Pharmacology and the Nurse-Patient Relationship
Pharmacology and the Nursing Process
Pharmacotherapy During Pregnancy and Lactation
Pharmacotherapy of the Pediatric Patient
Pharmacotherapy of the Geriatric Patient
Psychosocial, Gender, and Cultural Influences on Pharmacotherapy
Pharmacotherapy and Population-Based Care
The Role of Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Pharmacotherapy
Pharmacology of the Autonomic Nervous System
Review of Neurotransmitters and the Autonomic Nervous System
Cholinergic Agonists
Cholinergic Antagonists
Adrenergic Agonists
Adrenergic Antagonists
Pharmacology of the Central Nervous System
Review of the Central Nervous System
Pharmacotherapy of Anxiety and Insomnia
Pharmacotherapy of Mood Disorders
Pharmacotherapy of Psychoses
Pharmacotherapy of Degenerative Diseases of the Central Nervous System
Pharmacotherapy of Seizures
Pharmacotherapy of Muscle Spasms and Spasticity
Central Nervous System Stimulants and Drugs for Attention/Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Pharmacotherapy of Severe Pain and Migraines
Anesthetics and Anesthesia Adjuncts
Pharmacology of the Cardiovascular System
Review of the Cardiovascular System
Pharmacotherapy of Hyperlipidemia
Calcium Channel Blockers
Drugs Affecting the Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System
Diuretic Therapy and the Pharmacotherapy of Renal Failure
Pharmacotherapy of Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Disorders
Pharmacotherapy of Hypertension
Pharmacotherapy of Angina Pectoris and Myocardial Infarction
Pharmacotherapy of Heart Failure
Pharmacotherapy of Dysrhythmias
Pharmacotherapy of Coagulation Disorders
Pharmacotherapy of Hematopoietic Disorders
Pharmacology of Body Defenses
Review of Body Defenses and the Immune System
Pharmacotherapy of Inflammation and Fever
Immunostimulants and Immunosuppressants
Immunizing Agents
Pharmacology of the Respiratory System and Allergy
Pharmacotherapy of Asthma and Other Pulmonary Disorders
Pharmacotherapy of Allergic Rhinitis and the Common Cold
Pharmacology of Infectious and Neoplastic Disease
Basic Principles of Anti-Infective Pharmacotherapy
Antibiotics Affecting the Bacterial Cell Wall
Antibiotics Affecting Bacterial Protein Synthesis
Fluoroquinolones and Miscellaneous Antibacterials
Sulfonamides and the Pharmacotherapy of Urinary Tract Infections
Pharmacotherapy of Mycobacterial Infections
Pharmacotherapy of Fungal Infections
Pharmacotherapy of Protozoan and Helminthic Infections
Pharmacotherapy of Non-HIV Viral Infections
Pharmacotherapy of HIV-AIDS
Basic Principles of Antineoplastic Therapy
Pharmacotherapy of Neoplasia
Pharmacology of the Gastrointestinal System
Review of the Gastrointestinal System
Pharmacotherapy of Peptic Ulcer Disease
Pharmacotherapy of Bowel Disorders and Other Gastrointestinal Conditions
Vitamins and Minerals
Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition
Weight Reduction Strategies and the Pharmacotherapy of Obesity
Pharmacology of the Endocrine System
Review of the Endocrine System
Hypothalamic and Pituitary Drugs
Pharmacotherapy of Diabetes Mellitus
Pharmacotherapy of Thyroid Disorders
Corticosteroids and Drugs Affecting the Adrenal Cortex
Estrogens, Progestins, and Drugs Modifying Uterine Function
Drugs for Modifying Conception
Drugs for Disorders and Conditions of the Male Reproductive System
Additional Drug Classes
Pharmacotherapy of Bone and Joint Disorders
Pharmacotherapy of Dermatologic Disorders
Pharmacotherapy of Eye and Ear Disorders
Emergency Preparedness: Bioterrorism and Management of Poisoning
Glossary
Appendices
Answers to Critical Thinking Questions, Case Study, and NCLEX-RN“ Review
Top 200 Drugs Ranked by Number of Prescriptions
Canadian Drugs and Their U.S. Equivalents.
Oral Dosage Forms That Should Not be Crushed
High Alert Medications
Confused Drug Names

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