Pharmacology Demystified

ISBN-10: 0071462082

ISBN-13: 9780071462082

Edition: 2006

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This text focuses on the practical aspects of pharmacology for healthcare professionals and explains everything first in lay terminology and then switches to medical terminology. This allows the healthcare provider to teach patients how to use medications safely and effectively.
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Book details

List price: $23.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 12/22/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

Introduction
An Inside Look at Pharmacology
What Is Pharmacology?
The Source of Drugs
Drugs Names
Prescription versus Over-the-Counter Drugs
Drug Effects
Drug Safety
Locating Drug Information
Drug Orders
The "Five Rights" Way of Drug Administration
Summary
Quiz
Drug Action and Drug Interactions
Drug Actions
The First Pass Effect
Pharmacodynamics
Categories of Drug Action
Therapeutic Index and Therapeutic Range
Side Effects
Summary
Quiz
Pharmacology and the Nursing Process
The Nursing Process
Nursing Diagnosis
Patient Care Plan
Teaching the Patient About Drugs
Impact of Cultural Influences in Drug Administration
Mother and the Fetus
Pediatrics
Elderly
Summary
Quiz
Substance Abuse
Drug Misuse and Abuse
Behavioral Patterns of Addiction
Healthcare Professionals and Substance Abuse
Detecting Substance Abuse
Delayed Action
Substances That Can Be Abused
Dependence versus Tolerance
Pathophysiologic Changes Occurring in Substance Abuse
Cultural Aspects of Substance Abuse
Commonly Abused Substances
Nursing Assessment
Summary
Quiz
Principles of Medication Administration
The Nursing Process and Medication Administration
Assessment Required for Specific Drugs
Administering Medication
Evaluating the Patient After Administering Medication
Controlling Narcotics
Summary
Quiz
Route of Administration
Medication and Routes
Z-Track Injection Technique
Tips for Minimizing Pain
Summary
Quiz
Dose Calculations
The Metric System and Medication
Converting Metric Units
Formulas for Calculating the Desired Dose
Parenteral Medications
Summary
Quiz
Herbal Therapy
Inside Herbal Therapy
Forms of Herbal Therapies
Hazards of Herbal Therapeutics
Herbals Therapy and the Nursing Process
The Do's and Don'ts about Herbs
Commonly Used Herbs
Summary
Quiz
Vitamins and Minerals
Vitamins
Vitamins and the Nursing Process
Summary
Quiz
Fluid and Electrolyte Therapy
Body Fluids
Electrolytes
Fluid Concentration
IV Fluids
Blood and Blood Products
Fluid Replacement
Summary
Quiz
Nutritional Support Therapies
Nutrition
Nursing Process
The Nursing Processing and Parenteral Nutritional Therapy
Summary
Quiz
Inflammation
An Inside Look at Inflammation
Combating Inflammation
Summary
Quiz
Antimicrobials-Fighting Infection
Microorganisms-A Small Formidable Opponent
Medication-A Formidable Defender
Superinfections
Preparing to Administer Antimicrobial Medication
Penicillin, Nursing Diagnosis, and Collaborative Problems
Penicillin and Patient Education
Cephalosporins, Nursing Diagnosis, and Collaborative Problems
Macrolides and Drug-Drug Interactions
Macrolides, Nursing Diagnosis, and Collaborative Problems
Clindamycins and Drug-Drug Interactions
Lincosamides, Nursing Diagnosis, and Collaborative Problems
Vancomycin and Drug-Drug Interactions
Vancomycin, Nursing Diagnosis, and Collaborative Problems
Aminoglycosides and Drug-Drug Interactions
Aminoglycosides, Nursing Diagnosis, and Collaborative Problems
Tetracyclines and Drug-Drug Interactions
Tetracyclines, Nursing Diagnosis, and Collaborative Problems
Chloramphenicol and Drug-Drug Interactions
Chloramphenicol Nursing Diagnosis, and Collaborative Problems
Fluoroquinolones and Drug-Drug Interactions
Fluoroquinolones, Nursing Diagnosis, and Collaborative Problems
Sulfonamides
Tuberculosis
Antifungal Drugs (Antimycotic Drugs)
Antimalarial
Anthelmintic
Summary
Quiz
Respiratory Diseases
A Brief Look at Respiration
Upper Respiratory Tract Disorders
Lower Respiratory Disorders
Summary
Quiz
Nervous System Drugs
A Brief Look at the Nervous System
Central Nervous System Stimulants
CNS Depressants
Autonomic Nervous System
Cholinergics
Anticholinergics
Antiparkinsonism-Anticholinergic Drugs
Antipsychotics
Phenothiazines
Depression
Summary
Quiz
Narcotic Agonists
A Close Look at Pain
Influences on Administrating Pain Medication
Components of Pain
The Gate Control Theory
Defining Pain
Pain Assessment
Pharmacologic Management of Pain
Summary
Quiz
Immunologic Agents
A Brief Look at Immunity
Vaccines
Preventing Diseases
Summary
Quiz
Gastrointestinal System
A Brief Look at the Gastrointestinal System
Summary
Quiz
Cardiac Circulatory Medications
A Brief Look at the Cardiovascular System
Circulatory Disorders
Summary
Quiz
Skin Disorders
A Brief Look at the Skin
Skin Disorders
Summary
Quiz
Endocrine Medications
A Brief Look at the Endocrine System
Drugs and Hormones
Summary
Quiz
Disorders of the Eye and Ear
Eye Disorders
Patient Education for Eye Medication
Ear Disorders
Patient Education for Ear Medication
Summary
Quiz
Final Exam
Answers to Quiz and Final Exam Questions
Appendix
Index
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