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Pharmacology and the Nursing Process

ISBN-10: 0323087892
ISBN-13: 9780323087896
Edition: 7th 2014
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Book details

List price: $104.00
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 12/7/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 984
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 4.796
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, PURR, and Pharmacology Basics
The Nursing Process and Drug Therapy
Pharmacologic Principles
Lifespan Considerations
Cultural, Legal, and Ethical Considerations
Medication Errors: Preventing and Responding
Patient Education and Drug Therapy
Over-the-Counter Drugs and Herbal and Dietary Supplements
Gene Therapy and Pharmacogenomics
Photo Atlas of Drug Administration
Drugs Affecting The Central Nervous System
Study Skills Tips: Vocabulary, Text Notation, and Language Conventions
Analgesic Drugs
General and Local Anesthetics
Central Nervous System Depressants and Muscle Relaxants
Central Nervous System Stimulants and Related Drugs
Antiepileptic Drugs
Antiparkinson Drugs
Psychotherapeutic Drugs
Substance Abuse
Drugs Affecting The Autonomic Nervous System
Study Skills Tips: PURR Application and Study Groups
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
Antihypertensive Drugs
Antianginal Drugs
Heart Failure Drugs
Antidysrhythmic Drugs
Coagulation Modifier Drugs
Antilipemic Drugs
Diuretic Drugs
Fluids and Electrolytes
Drugs Affecting The Endocrine And Reproductive Systems
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 and PURR
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 Anthelmintic Drugs
Antiinflammatory and Antigout Drugs
Chemotherapeutic Drugs And Biologic And Immune Modifiers
Study Skills Tips: Manage Time, Evaluate Prior Performance, Anticipate the Test, and Plan for Distributed Study
Antineoplastic Drugs
Cancer Overview and Cell Cycle-Specific Drugs
Antineoplastic Drugs
Cell Cycle-Nonspecific Drugs and Miscellaneous Drugs
Biologic Response-Modifying and Antirheumatic Drugs
Immunosuppressant Drugs
Immunizing Drugs and Biochemical Terrorism
Drugs Affecting The Gastrointestinal System And Nutrition
Study Skills Tips: Active Questioning, What Are the Right Questions, Kinds of Questions, and Questioning Application
Acid-Controlling Drugs
Bowel Disorder Drugs
Antiemetic and Antinausea Drugs
Vitamins and Minerals
Anemia Drugs
Nutritional Supplements
Dermatologic, Ophthalmic, And Otic Drugs
Study Skills Tips: Time Management, PURR, and Repeat the Steps
Dermatologic Drugs
Ophthalmic Drugs
Otic Drugs
Appendix: Pharmaceutical Abbreviations

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