Study Guide for Introduction to Clinical Pharmacology, 7th Edition

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Study Guide for Introduction to Clinical Pharmacology, 7th Edition


Get the most out of your textbook with this helpful study tool! Corresponding to the chapters in Introduction to Clinical Pharmacology, 7th Edition, this study guide has been completely revised by the textbook author, Marilyn Winterton Edmunds, and offers a rich variety of learning resources to help you master nursing pharmacology. Worksheets in each chapter enhance your understanding of important pharmacology concepts with short answer, matching, multiple-choice, and multiple-select questions, plus math review, dosage calculation, and new crossword puzzles. New Critical Thinking activities emphasize clinical decision-making and prioritization.

  • A focus on essential topics from the textbook includes drug interactions, allergic reactions, adverse drug responses, care of the older adult, and cultural considerations.

  • Learning objectives are provided at the beginning of each chapter.

  • Review sheets help you remember common measures, formulas, and difficult concepts.
  • Blank Medication Cards allow you to fill in important drug information to take along to clinicals.
  • Increased emphasis on critical thinking, clinical decision-making, and prioritization encourages application of knowledge with new Critical Thinking activities.

Unit One: General Principles of Pharmacology

1. Pharmacology and the Nursing Process in LPN Practice

2. Patient Teaching and Health Literacy

3. Legal Aspects Affecting the Administration of Medications

4. Foundations and Principles of Pharmacology

5. Lifespan and Cultural Modifications

6. Self-Care: Over-the-Counter Products, Herbal Therapies, and Drugs for Health Promotion

Unit Two: Principles of Medication Administration

7. Review of Mathematical Principles

8. Mathematical Equivalents Used in Pharmacology

9. Calculating Drug Dosages

10. Preparing and Administering Medications

Unit Three: Drug Groups

11. Allergy and Respiratory Medications

12. Antiinfective Medications

13. Antivirals, Antiretrovirals, and Antifungal Medications

14. Antineoplastic Medications

15. Cardiovascular and Renal Medications

16. Central and Peripheral Nervous System Medications

17. Medications for Pain Management

18. Antiinflammatory, Musculoskeletal, and Antiarthritis Medications

19. Gastrointestinal Medications

20. Hematologic Products

21. Hormones and Steroids

22. Immunologic Medications

23. Topical Medications

24. Vitamins and Minerals

Medication Cards

Inside back cover quick-reference resources: The Joint Commission Official Do Not Use List, Must-Know Drugs, Do-Not-Confuse Drugs

Marilyn Winterton Edmunds, PhD, ANP/GNP, Adjunct Faculty, School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland; Editor, JNP: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners.


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