Basic Pharmacology for Nurses - Elsevier eBook on Intel Education Study, 16th Edition
Elsevier eBook on Intel Education Study

Basic Pharmacology for Nurses - Elsevier eBook on Intel Education Study, 16th Edition


Basic Pharmacology for Nurses is a modern classic. Known for its impeccably accurate drug content and practical applications of the nursing process, this trusted text consistently emphasizes health promotion through monitoring and patient education. Introductory units ground your knowledge in the basic principles of pharmacology and medication administration, while subsequent body-system units prepare you to apply the nursing process to every major disorder.

    • UNIQUE! Two-tiered application of the nursing process provides the general principles of care, along with specific nursing implications for each drug class or individual drug.
    • Meticulously accurate and updated drug content keeps the book in step with the latest FDA approvals, withdrawals, and changes in therapeutic uses.
    • UNIQUE! Introduction to Cardiovascular Disease and Metabolic Syndrome sets the stage for an understanding of the progression of cardiovascular disease and the pharmacologic treatment of that progression.
    • UNIQUE! Patient Teaching boxes equip you for health teaching related to medications.
    • LPN Threads design presents information in an easy to understand and visually engaging manner.
      • NEW! Increased emphasis on medication safety prepares you for a clinical environment that is more focused than ever on reducing drug errors.
      • NEW! Updated and added coverage keeps you up to date with the latest information on genetics, pharmacogenomics, and racial/gender factors in drug actions.

      Unit 1: Foundations of Pharmacology

        • Drug Definitions, Standards, and Information Sources

        • Basic Principles of Drug Action and Drug Interactions

        • Drug Action across the Life Span

        • The Nursing Process and Pharmacology

        • Patient Education to Promote Health

        Unit 2: Illustrated Atlas of Medication Administration and Math Review

        • A Review of Arithmetic

        • Principles of Medication Administration and Medication Safety

        • Percutaneous Administration

        • Enteral Administration

        • Parenteral Administration: Safe Preparation of Parenteral Medications

        • Parenteral Administration: Intradermal, Subcutaneous, and Intramuscular Routes

        • Parenteral Administration: Intravenous Route

        Unit 3: Drugs That Affect the Autonomic and Central Nervous Systems

        • Drugs That Affect the Central Nervous System

        • Drugs Used for Sleep

        • Drugs Used for Parkinson’s Disease

        • Drugs Used for Anxiety Disorders

        • Drugs Used for Mood Disorders

        • Drugs Used for Psychoses

        • Drugs Used for Seizure Disorders

        • Drugs Used for Pain Management

        Unit 4: Drugs That Affect the Cardiovascular System

        • Introduction to Cardiovascular Disease and Metabolic Syndrome

        • Drugs Used to Treat Dyslipidemias

        • Drugs Used to Treat Hypertension

        • Drugs Used to Treat Dysrhythmias

        • Drugs Used to Treat Angina Pectoris

        • Drugs Used to Treat Peripheral Vascular Disease

        • Drugs Used to Treat Thromboembolic Disorders

        • Drugs Used to Treat Heart Failure

        • Drugs Used for Diuresis

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

        • Drugs Used to Treat Upper Respiratory Disease

        • Drugs Used to Treat Lower Respiratory Disease

        Unit 6: Drugs That Affect the Digestive System

        • Drugs Used to Treat Oral Disorders

        • Drugs Used to Treat Gastroesophageal Reflux and Peptic Ulcer Disease

        • Drugs Used to Treat Nausea and Vomiting

        • Drugs Used to Treat Constipation and Diarrhea

        Unit 7: Drugs That Affect the Endocrine System

        • Drugs Used to Treat Diabetes Mellitus

        • Drugs Used to Treat Thyroid Disease

        • Corticosteroids

        • Gonadal Hormones

        Unit 8: Drugs That Affect the Reproductive System

        • Drugs Used in Obstetrics

        • Drugs Used in Men’s and Women’s Health

        Unit 9: Drugs That Affect Other Body Systems

        • Drugs Used to Treat Disorders of the Urinary System

        • Drugs Used to Treat Glaucoma and Other Eye Disorders

        • Drugs Used for Cancer Treatment

        • Drugs Used to Treat the Muscular System

        • Antimicrobial Agents

        Unit 10: Drugs That Affect the General Health of the Body

        • Nutrition

        • Herbal and Dietary Supplement Therapy

        • Substance Abuse

        • Miscellaneous Agents


        Illustration Credits


        Bruce D. Clayton, BS, PharmD, RPh, Professor of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Butler University. Indianapolis, IN and Michelle Willihnganz


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