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ISBN: 9780323071987
Page Count: 888
Imprint: Mosby
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Basic Pharmacology for Nurses - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 15th Edition

by Yvonne N. Stock, MS, RN, Bruce D. Clayton, BS, PharmD, RPh and Sandra Cooper, MSN, RN, CCM
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource
cover image - Basic Pharmacology for Nurses - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,15th Edition
ISBN: 9780323071987
Page Count: 888
Imprint: Mosby
List Price: $58.95
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Basic Pharmacology for Nurses, 15th edition, is a contemporary classic nursing pharmacology textbook known for its impeccably accurate drug content and its practical applications of the nursing process. A consistent emphasis on health promotion through medication monitoring and patient education is a hallmark of the book. Introductory units ground the reader in basic principles of pharmacology and medication administration, and subsequent body-system units apply the nursing process to every major disorder and drug class to promote safe medication administration.
    • Provides an overview of relevant pathophysiology with an application of the nursing process in each drug chapter, followed by an application of the nursing process to each applicable drug class.
    • Covers the pharmacology of all major classes of drugs, emphasizing side effects to expect, side effects to report, drug interactions, and more.
    • Emphasizes patient education and health promotion with easy-to-recognize Patient Education and Health Promotion headings and reproducible Patient Self-Assessment forms.
    • UNIQUE! Each chapter concludes with a 3-part Medication Safety Review that highlights the importance of safe drug administration and provides review and application of key chapter content related to medication safety.
    • Provides need-to-know coverage of herbal therapies and dietary supplements with an Herbal and Dietary Supplement Therapy chapter, plus Herbal Interactions boxes throughout the chapters.
    • UNIQUE! New coverage of drugs for weight management are included in the expanded Nutrition and Weight Management chapter (Chapter 49).
    • Increased emphasis on medication safety prepares nurses to practice more safely in a clinical environment that is both more pressured and more focused than ever on reducing drug errors. The increased emphasis includes Chapter 7: Principles of Medication Administration, do-not-confuse icons, and an icon to signal ISMP's "high alert" drugs.
    • As the focus on pharmacology on the NCLEX continues to increase, chapter-ending Medication Safety Review sections have been refocused into three types of application-level questions, including Dosage Calculation Review Questions, Review Questions for the NCLEX Examination, and Critical Thinking Activities.
    • Evidence-based practice content is now highlighted with a distinctive icon in the margins.
    • The antimicrobial chapter has been broken into three smaller chapters (Antimicrobiotics, Antifungals, Antivirals) resulting in a less overwhelming reading on this topic.
    • Updated coverage of the most recent FDA approvals, withdrawals, and therapeutic uses provide impeccably accurate and current content to ensure safe drug therapy.
    • Updated and streamlined coverage of nursing care with a stronger focus on the need-to-know material helps students focus on the most current, need-to-know content.
  • Unit 1: Foundations of Pharmacology

    1. Definitions, Names, Standards, and Information Sources

    2. Principles of Drug Action and Drug Interactions

    3. Drug Action Across the Life Span

    4. The Nursing Process and Pharmacology

    5. Patient Education and Health Promotion

    Unit 2: Illustrated Atlas of Medication Administration and Math Review

    6. A Review of Arithmetic

    7. Principles of Medication Administration and Medication Safety

    8. Percutaneous Administration

    9. Enteral Administration

    10. Parenteral Administration: Safe Preparation of Parenteral Medications

    11. Parenteral Administration: Intradermal, Subcutaneous, and Intramuscular Routes

    12. Parenteral Administration: Intravenous Route

    Unit 3: Drugs Affecting the Autonomic and Central Nervous Systems

    13. Drugs Affecting the Autonomic Nervous System

    14. Sedative-Hypnotics

    15. Drugs Used for Parkinson’s Disease

    16. Drugs Used for Anxiety Disorders

    17. Drugs Used for Mood Disorders

    18. Drugs Used for Psychoses

    19. Drugs Used for Seizure Disorders

    20. Drugs Used for Pain Management

    Unit 4: Drugs Affecting the Cardiovascular System

    21. Introduction to Cardiovascular Disease and Metabolic Syndrome

    22. Drugs Used to Treat Dyslipidemias

    23. Drugs Used to Treat Hypertension

    24. Drugs Used to Treat Dysrhythmias

    25. Drugs Used to Treat Angina Pectoris

    26. Drugs Used to Treat Peripheral Vascular Disease

    27. Drugs Used to Treat Thromboembolic Disorders

    28. Drugs Used to Treat Heart Failure

    29. Drugs Used for Diuresis

    Unit 5: Drugs Used to Treat Disorders of the Respiratory System

    30. Drugs Used to Treat Upper Respiratory Disease

    31. Drugs Used to Treat Lower Respiratory Disease

    Unit 6: Drugs Affecting the Digestive System

    32. Drugs Used to Treat Oral Disorders

    33. Drugs Used to Treat Gastroesophageal Reflux and Peptic Ulcer Diseases

    34. Drugs Used to Treat Nausea and Vomiting

    35. Drugs Used to Treat Constipation and Diarrhea

    Unit 7: Drugs Affecting the Endocrine System

    36. Drugs Used to Treat Diabetes Mellitus

    37. Drugs Used to Treat Thyroid Disease

    38. Corticosteroids

    39. Gonadal Hormones

    Unit 8: Drugs Affecting the Reproductive System

    40. Drugs Used in Obstetrics

    41. Drugs Used in Men’s and Women’s Health

    Unit 9: Drugs Affecting Other Body Systems

    42. Drugs Used to Treat Disorders of the Urinary System

    43. Drugs Used to Treat Glaucoma and Other Eye Disorders

    44. Drugs Used for Cancer Treatment

    45. Drugs Used to Treat the Muscular System

    46. Antimicrobial Agents

    47. Nutrition

    48. Herbal and Dietary Supplement Therapy

    49. Substance Abuse

    50. Miscellaneous Agents

    Bibliography Illustration Credits Index Answers to Medication Safety Review

    Appendices [on Evolve at]

    1. Common Prescription Abbreviations
    2. Medical Abbreviations
    3. Nomogram for Calculating the Body Surface Area of Adults and Children
    4. Commonly Used Laboratory Test and Drug Values
    5. Recommended Childhood Immunization Schedule -- United States, 2008 UPDATED!
    6. MedWatch Drug Reporting Form
    7. Dyskinesia Identification System: Condensed User Scale (DISCUS)
    8. A Simple Method to Determine Tardive Dyskinesia Symptoms: AIMS Examination Procedure
    9. Templates for Developing a Written Record for Patients to Monitor Their Own Therapy

    Glossary [on Evolve at]

  • Yvonne N. Stock, MS, RN, Professor Emeritus, Health Occupations Department, Iowa Western Community College, Council Bluffs, IA, Bruce D. Clayton, BS, PharmD, RPh, Professor of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Butler University. Indianapolis, IN and Sandra Cooper, MSN, RN, CCM
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