Pharmacology and the Nursing Process

ISBN-10: 0323055443
ISBN-13: 9780323055444
Edition: 6th 2011
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Book details

List price: $95.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 1/22/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 992
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.4
Language: English

This market-leading text is known for presenting challenging content in a clear and consistent format that is engaging and readable. 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 focus on prioritization identifies key nursing information and helps in preparation for the NCLEX® Examination.Presents drugs and their classes as they relate to different parts of the body, facilitating integration of the text with your other nursing courses.Features numerous full-color photos and illustrations pertaining to drug mechanisms of action and step-by-step illustrations depicting key steps in drug administration for various routes, so you can clearly see how drugs work in the body and how to administer medications safely and effectively.Drug Profiles highlight the pharmacokinetics and unique variations of individual drugs.Includes Patient Teaching Tips in each chapter to foster patient compliance and effective drug therapy.Helpful summary boxes are integrated throughout, covering Evidence-Based Practice, Preventing Medication Errors, Laboratory Values Related to Drug Therapy, Cultural Implications, Herbal Therapies, Life Span Considerations, Points to Remember, and Legal and Ethical Principles.Illustrated Study Skills Tips in each unit cover study tips, time management, and test taking strategies related specifically to nursing pharmacology.Includes a convenient tear-out IV Compatibilities Chart that alerts you to drugs that are incompatible when given intravenously.Evolve Student Resources include online access to additional chapter-specific NCLEX® review questions, animations, medication errors checklists, IV therapy checklists, printable handouts with need-to-know information about key drug classes, calculators, an audio glossary, answers to case studies and critical thinking activities in the text, frequently asked questions, content updates, nursing care plans covering key drug classes, and online appendices.Critical Thinking Activities and Best Action Questions focus on prioritization, challenging you to determine the best action to take.NCLEX® Examination Review Questions now include Alternate-Item Format questions, preparing you for these new types of questions found on the NCLEX® exam.New case studies have been added, and all cases now include patient photos along with accompanying questions to provoke critical thinking.Pharmacokinetic Bridges to the Nursing Process sections now cover ACE inhibitors, iron, and women's health issues applying key pharmacokinetics information to nursing practice.

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
Gene Therapy and Pharmacogenetics
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
Central Nervous System Stimulant Drugs
Antiepileptic Drugs
Antiparkinsonian Drugs
Psychotherapeutic 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
Heart Failure 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
Women's Health Drugs
Men's 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
Antiinflammatory and Antigout 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: Cancer Overview and Cell Cycle-Specific Drugs
Antineoplastic Drugs Part 2: Cell Cycle-Nonspecific and Miscellaneous Drugs
Biologic Response-Modifying Drugs and Antirheumatoid Drugs
Drugs Affecting the Gastrointestinal System and Nutrition
Study Skills Tips: Active Questioning Skills
Acid-Controlling Drugs
Bowel Disorder Drugs
Antiemetic and Antinausea Drugs
Vitamins and Minerals
Nutritional Supplements
Miscellaneous Therapeutics: Dermatologic, Ophthalmic, and Otic Drugs
Study Skills Tips: More Strategies for Time Management
Anemia Drugs
Dermatologic Drugs
Ophthalmic Drugs
Otic Drugs
Appendix:
Pharmaceutical Abbreviations
Online Appendixes:
Selected Diagnostic Drugs Used in Radiologic Procedures (Radiodiagnostic Drugs)
Common Formulas, Weights, and Equivalents

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