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Lehne's Pharmacology for Nursing Care - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 9th Edition

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A favorite among nursing students, Pharmacology for Nursing Care, 8th Edition, features a uniquely engaging writing style, clear explanations, and unmatched clinical precision and currency to help you gain a solid understanding of key drugs and their implications -- as opposed to just memorization of certain facts. Compelling features such as a drug prototype approach, use of large and small print to distinguish need-to-know versus nice-to-know content, and a focus on major nursing implications save you study time by directing your attention on the most important, need-to-know information. The new edition also features an abundance of content updates to keep you ahead of the curve in school and in professional practice.

  • UNIQUE! Summaries of Major Nursing Implications at the end of each chapter help you understand how to apply concepts to clinical practice in an easy-to-understand format.
  • A prototype drug approach uses one drug within each drug family that characterizes all members of its group to give you the knowledge you need to learn not only about related drugs currently on the market, but also about those drugs that will be released once the student begins practice.
  • Uses large print to identify essential “need-to-know” information and small print to identify “nice-to-know” information
  • Concise drug summary tables present quick reference to detailed information on individual drugs, including class, generic and trade names, dosages, routes, and indications.
  • End-of-chapter Key Points are summarized in a bulleted format to facilitate your review of the most important concepts in each chapter.
  • Patient and family teaching content is highlighted to emphasize this key content and provide you with critical information to include in teaching patients about drugs and effects and stresses points for educating family members when they will be helping to care for the patient.
  • Provides Anatomy and Physiology and Pathophysiology reviews at the beginning of chapters to help you understand the relationships pharmacology and the biologic systems that drugs influence.
  • A comprehensive collection of appendixes includes a concise overview of Canadian drug information, gender-related drugs, drug administration techniques, normal laboratory values, and much more.
  • Companion CD-ROM features 700 NCLEX examination-style multiple-choice review questions, animations depicting drug mechanisms and effects, flash cards, key points, and numerous electronic calculators.
  • Includes numerous new drugs and formulations recently approved by the FDA to keep you current with today’s drug therapy practice.
  • Special Interest Topic boxes address late-breaking issues in pharmacology that have recently emerged in the media so you can learn the current events that may affect them in practice.
  • Extensive revision to the Cancer Chemotherapy unit provides you with up-to-date information on new drug therapy in this complex and rapidly changing area of practice.
  • Companion CD-ROM features audio and printable key points that you can download to a CD or MP3 player to listen to and review at their leisure.
  • Additional full-color graphics illustrate how drugs work in the body and depict key pharmacologic principles.
I. INTRODUCTION

1. Orientation to Pharmacology

2. Application of Pharmacology in Nursing Practice

3. Drug Regulation, Development, Names, and Information


II. BASIC PRINCIPLES OF PHARMACOLOGY

4. Pharmacokinetics

5. Pharmacodynamics

6. Drug Interactions

7. Adverse Drug Reactions and Medication Errors

8. Individual Variation in Drug Responses


III. DRUG THERAPY ACROSS THE LIFESPAN

9. Drug Therapy During Pregnancy and Breast-Feeding

10. Drug Therapy in Pediatric Patients

11. Drug Therapy in Geriatric Patients


IV. PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DRUGS

Introduction

12. Basic Principles of Neuropharmacology

13. Physiology of the Peripheral Nervous System


Cholinergic Drugs

14. Muscarinic Agonists and Antagonists

15. Cholinesterase Inhibitors and Their Use in Myasthenia Gravis

16. Drugs That Block Nicotinic Cholinergic Transmission: Neuromuscular Blocking Agents and Ganglionic Blocking Agents


Adrenergic Drugs

17. Adrenergic Agonists

18. Adrenergic Antagonists

19. Indirect-Acting Antiadrenergic Agents


V. CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DRUGS

Introduction

20. Introduction to Central Nervous System Pharmacology


Drugs for Neurodegenerative Disorders

21. Drugs for Parkinson's Disease

22. Alzheimer's Disease

23. Drugs for Multiple Sclerosis


Neurologic Drugs

24. Drugs for Epilepsy

25. Drugs for Muscle Spasm and Spasticity


Drugs for Pain

26. Local Anesthetics

27. General Anesthetics

28. Opioid (Narcotic) Analgesics, Opioid Antagonists, and Nonopioid Centrally Acting Analgesics

29. Pain Management in Patients with Cancer

30. Drugs for Headache


Psychotherapeutic Drugs

31. Antipsychotic Agents and Their Use in Schizophrenia

32. Antidepressants

33. Drugs for Bipolar Disorder

34. Sedative-Hypnotic Drugs

35. Management of Anxiety Disorders

36. Central Nervous System Stimulants and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder


Drug Abuse

37. Drug Abuse I: Basic Considerations

38. Drug Abuse II: Alcohol

39. Drug Abuse III: Major Drugs of Abuse (Other Than Alcohol)


VI. DRUGS THAT AFFECT FLUID AND ELECTROLYTE BALANCE

40. Diuretics

41. Agents Affecting the Volume and Ion Content of Body Fluids


VII. DRUGS THAT AFFECT THE HEART, BLOOD VESSELS, AND BLOOD

42. Review of Hemodynamics

43. Drugs Acting on the Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System

44. Calcium Channel Blockers

45. Vasodilators

46. Drugs for Hypertension

47. Drugs for Heart Failure

48. Antidysrhythmic Drugs

49. Prophylaxis of Coronary Heart Disease: Drugs Lower that LDL Cholesterol Levels

50. Drugs for Angina Pectoris

51. Anticoagulant, Antiplatelet, and Thrombolytic Drugs

52. Management of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction

53. Drugs for Hemophilia

54. Drugs for Deficiency Anemias

55. Hematopoietic Growth Factors


VIII. DRUGS FOR ENDOCRINE DISORDERS

56. Drugs for Diabetes Mellitus

57. Drugs for Thyroid Disorders

58. Drugs Related to Hypothalamic and Pituitary Function

59. Drugs for Disorders of the Adrenal Cortex


IX. WOMEN'S HEALTH

60. Estrogens and Progestins: Basic Pharmacology and Noncontraceptive Applications

61. Birth Control

62. Drug Therapy of Infertility

63. Drugs that Affect Uterine Function

Jacqueline Burchum, DNSc, APRN, BC and Laura Rosenthal, DNP, ACNP, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing
Assistant Professor, School of Medicine
University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus
Denver, Colorado
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