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Focus on Nursing Pharmacology

ISBN-10: 0781789826
ISBN-13: 9780781789820
Edition: 5th 2009 (Revised)
Authors: Amy M. Karch
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Description: This text presents essential pharmacology concepts in a streamlined, user-friendly fashion. Organized by body system, the book explains the rationale for each drug class's therapeutic actions, contraindications, and adverse effects. Each chapter  More...

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Book details

List price: $91.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 12/16/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1040
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 4.840
Language: English

This text presents essential pharmacology concepts in a streamlined, user-friendly fashion. Organized by body system, the book explains the rationale for each drug class's therapeutic actions, contraindications, and adverse effects. Each chapter opens with learning objectives and ends with NCLEX-style and other questions. Illustrations, tables, side bars, and boxes summarize concepts and focus attention on critical thinking, patient safety, evidence-based practice, lifespan issues, patient teaching, and case study-based critical thinking exercises.

Amy M. Karch was born in New York City. She is the managing editor of Juris Publici at the T.C. Williams School of Law of the University of Richmond. Karch wrote Lippincott's Nursing Drug Guide with Disk, which has been included in Lippincott's Complete Nursing Reference.

Introduction to Nursing Pharmacology
Introduction to Drugs
Drugs and the Body
Toxic Effects of Drugs
The Nursing Process in Drug Therapy and Patient Safety
Dosage Calculations
Challenges to Effective Drug Therapy
Chemotherapeutic Agents
Introduction to Cell Physiology
Anti-Infective Agents
Antibiotics
Antiviral Agents
Antifungal Agents
Antiprotozoal Agents
Anthelmintic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Drugs Acting on the Immune System
Introduction to the Immune Response and Inflammation
Anti-Inflammatory, Antiarthritis, and Related Agents
Immune Modulators
Vaccines and Sera
Drugs Acting on the Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems
Introduction to Nerves and the Nervous System
Anxiolytic and Hypnotic Agents
Antidepressant Agents
Psychotherapeutic Agents
Anti-seizure Agents
Antiparkinsonism Agents
Muscle Relaxants
Narcotics, Narcotic Antagonists and Antimigraine Agents
General and Local Anesthetic Agents
Neuromuscular Junction Blocking Agents
Drugs Acting on the Autonomic Nervous System
Introduction to the Autonomic Nervous System
Adrenergic Agonists
Adrenergic Blocking Antagonists
Cholinergic Agonists
Anticholinergic Agents
Drugs Acting on the Endocrine System
Introduction to the Endocrine System
Hypothalamic and Pituitary Agents
Adrenocortical Agents
Thyroid and Parathyroid Agents
Agents to Control Blood Glucose Levels
Drugs Acting on the Reproductive System
Introduction to the Reproductive System
Drugs Affecting the Female Reproductive System
Drugs Affecting the Male Reproductive System
Drugs Acting on the Cardiovascular System
Introduction to the Cardiovascular System
Drugs Affecting Blood Pressure
Cardiotonic Agents
Antiarrhythmic Agents
Antianginal Agents
Lipid-Lowering Agents
Drugs Affecting Blood Coagulation
Drugs Used to Treat Anemias
Drugs Acting on the Renal System
Introduction to the Renal System
Diuretic Agents
Drugs Affecting the Urinary Tract and the Bladder
Drugs Acting on the Respiratory System
Introduction to the Respiratory System
Drugs Acting on the Upper Respiratory Tract
Drugs Acting on the Lower Respiratory Tract
Drugs Acting on the Gastrointestinal System
Introduction to the Gastrointestinal System
Drugs Affecting Gastrointestinal Secretions
Drugs Affecting Gastrointestinal Motility
Antiemetic Agents
Glossary
Answer Key
Appendices
Parenteral Agents
Topical Agents
Ophthalmic Agents
Vitamins
Alternative and Complementary Therapies
Diagnostic Agents
Canadian Drug Names
Canadian Controlled Drug Information
Canadian Recommended Immunization Schedules
Index

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