cover image - Pharmacology and the Nursing Process - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,6th Edition
ISBN: 9780323065627
Page Count: 992
Imprint: Mosby
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Pharmacology and the Nursing Process - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 6th Edition

by Linda Lane Lilley, PhD, RN, Shelly Rainforth Collins, PharmD, Julie S. Snyder, MSN, RN-BC and Scott Harrington, PharmD
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource
cover image - Pharmacology and the Nursing Process - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,6th Edition
ISBN: 9780323065627
Page Count: 992
Imprint: Mosby
List Price: $76.95
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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.
  • Part One: Pharmacology Basics

    Study Skills Tips: Introduction to Study Skills Concepts

    1. The Nursing Process and Drug Therapy
    2. Pharmacologic Principles
    3. Life Span Considerations
    4. Cultural, Legal, and Ethical Considerations
    5. Gene Therapy and Pharmacogenetics
    6. Medication Errors: Preventing and Responding
    7. Patient Education and Drug Therapy
    8. Over-the-Counter Drugs and Herbal and Dietary Supplements
    9. Substance Abuse
    10. Photo Atlas of Drug Administration
    11. Part Two: Drugs Affecting the Central Nervous System

      Study Skills Tips: Using Vocabulary, Text Notation, and Language Conventions

    12. Analgesic Drugs
    13. General and Local Anesthetics
    14. Central Nervous System Depressants and Muscle Relaxants
    15. Central Nervous System Stimulant Drugs
    16. Antiepileptic Drugs
    17. Antiparkinsonian Drugs
    18. Psychotherapeutic Drugs
    19. Part Three: Drugs Affecting the Autonomic Nervous System

      Study Skills Tips: Application of PURR (Prepare, Understand, Rehearse, Review)

    20. Adrenergic Drugs
    21. Adrenergic-Blocking Drugs
    22. Cholinergic Drugs
    23. Cholinergic-Blocking Drugs
    24. Part Four: Drugs Affecting the Cardiovascular and Renal Systems

      Study Skills Tips: Linking Learning and Text Notation

    25. Heart Failure Drugs
    26. Antidysrhythmic Drugs
    27. Antianginal Drugs
    28. Antihypertensive Drugs
    29. Diuretic Drugs
    30. Fluids and Electrolytes
    31. Coagulation Modifier Drugs
    32. Antilipemic Drugs
    33. Part Five: Drugs Affecting the Endocrine System

      Study Skills Tips: Questioning Strategy

    34. Pituitary Drugs
    35. Thyroid and Antithyroid Drugs
    36. Antidiabetic Drugs
    37. Adrenal Drugs
    38. Women’s Health Drugs
    39. Men’s Health Drugs
    40. Part Six: Drugs Affecting the Respiratory System

      Study Skills Tips: Study on the Run

    41. Antihistamines, Decongestants, Antitussives, and Expectorants
    42. Bronchodilators and Other Respiratory Drugs
    43. Part Seven: Antiinfective and Antiinflammatory Drugs

      Study Skills Tips: Applying the Nursing Process

    44. Antibiotics Part 1
    45. Antibiotics Part 2
    46. Antiviral Drugs
    47. Antitubercular Drugs
    48. Antifungal Drugs
    49. Antimalarial, Antiprotozoal, and Antihelmintic Drugs
    50. Antiinflammatory and Antigout Drugs
    51. Part Eight: Immune and Biologic Modifiers and Chemotherapeutic Drugs

      Study Skills Tips: Strategies for Time Management

    52. Immunosuppressant Drugs
    53. Immunizing Drugs and Biochemical Terrorism
    54. Antineoplastic Drugs Part 1: Cancer Overview and Cell Cycle–Specific Drugs
    55. Antineoplastic Drugs Part 2: Cell Cycle–Nonspecific and Miscellaneous Drugs
    56. Biologic Response-Modifying Drugs and Antirheumatoid Drugs
    57. Part Nine: Drugs Affecting the Gastrointestinal System and Nutrition

      Study Skills Tips: Active Questioning Skills

    58. Acid-Controlling Drugs
    59. Bowel Disorder Drugs
    60. Antiemetic and Antinausea Drugs
    61. Vitamins and Minerals
    62. Nutritional Supplements
    63. Part Ten: Miscellaneous Therapeutics: Dermatologic, Ophthalmic, and Otic Drugs

      Study Skills Tips: More Strategies for Time Management

    64. Anemia Drugs
    65. Dermatologic Drugs
    66. Ophthalmic Drugs
    67. Otic Drugs


    A) Pharmaceutical Abbreviations

    Online Appendixes:

    A) Selected Diagnostic Drugs Used in Radiologic Procedures (Radiodiagnostic Drugs)

    B) Common Formulas, Weights, and Equivalents

  • Linda Lane Lilley, PhD, RN, Associate Professor Emeritus, School of Nursing, Old Dominion University, Virginia Beach, VA, Shelly Rainforth Collins, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist and Coordinator of Clinical Pharmacy Services, Chesapeake Regional Medical Center; President, Drug Information Consultants, Chesapeake, Virginia, USA, Julie S. Snyder, MSN, RN-BC, Lecturer, School of Nursing, Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia and Scott Harrington, PharmD, Harrington Health Informatics, LLC, Tucson, AZ; Director of Pharmacy, Northern Cochise Community Hospital, Willcox, AZ
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