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Pharmacology and the Nursing Process, 8th Edition

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Pharmacology and the Nursing Process, 8th Edition

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Let this outstanding pharmacology text help you learn how to administer drugs safely and effectively! Now in its eighth edition, Pharmacology and the Nursing Process continues to deliver the perfect amount of pharmacology, prioritization, and nursing process information to today’s nursing students. Centering on its unique key drug approach, this text focuses only on the drug information you need to safely administer drugs. The text also continues to emphasize the nursing process and prioritization, covering the most essential assessments, nursing diagnoses, interventions, and evaluations you need to practice effectively. New to this edition is even more coverage of QSEN competencies, simpler language, and a wealth of reader-friendly features and innovative learning aids. Along with its integrated NCLEX preparation and insightful learning strategies, you won’t find a more complete pharmacology text on the market!

    • NEW! Additional QSEN coverage incorporates more QSEN information throughout the text.

      • Applicable QSEN competencies added to text case study titles
      • Collaboration and teamwork content added to selected case studies
      • Addition of new Safety: What Went Wrong? case studies
      • Explanation of QSEN initiatives as it relates to safety and quality of patient care is included in the Medication Errors chapter

      • NEW! Improved readability is aided by more friendly, direct-address language; shorter sentences; simplified language (where appropriate); and much more.
      • An extensive Photo Atlas of Drug Administration features more than 100 step-by-step illustrations depicting key steps in drug administration for various routes of drug administration.
      • UNIQUE! QSEN focus highlights those aspects of the book — such as boxes, tips, case studies, and other content — that correlate with the QSEN competencies.
      • Popular key drug approach focuses on the need-to-know content for safe clinical practice and uses a streamlined approach to drug indications, emphasizing only the most common or serious adverse effects.
      • Integrated NCLEX® Examination preparation includes seven NCLEX Examination review questions in every chapter, with at least one alternate-format item per chapter.
      • Thorough application of the nursing process is addressed in each chapter to help readers learn how to prioritize nursing care to focus on the most essential assessments, nursing diagnosis, interventions, and evaluation/outcome criteria.
      • Colorful and consistent learner-friendly format utilizes a variety of tables and practical body systems organization to help readers integrate pharmacology content with what they are learning in medical-surgical and adult health nursing courses.
      • Focus on prioritization includes prioritized nursing diagnoses along with corresponding prioritization of goals and outcomes, helping readers learn to connect nursing diagnoses to goals and outcomes.
      • Large collection of reader-friendly learning aids includes approachable text elements such as:

        • Cartoon-illustrated learning strategies covering study, time management, and test-taking tips related to studying pharmacology.
        • Drug profiles highlighting specific information on commonly-used agents.
        • Case studies that help bring patients to life and promote critical thinking skills.
        • Dosages tables providing instant access to dosages, routes, and indications for individual drugs.
        • Key points summarizing key pharmacology and nursing content in each chapter.
        • Critical thinking and prioritization questions encourage readers to think on a deeper level.
        • More than 250 full-color photos and illustrations show how drugs work in the body and how to administer medications safely and effectively.

        • NEW! Updated learning strategies include strategies for incorporating technology and active learning.
        • NEW! Exclamation point icon identifies ISMP high-alert drugs.
        • NEW! Diamond icons indicate key drugs in the Dosage tables.

        PART 1: PHARMACOLOGY BASICS Learning Strategies: Introduction to Student Learning Strategies for Pharmacology 1. The Nursing Process and Drug Therapy 2. Pharmacologic Principles 3. Lifespan Considerations 4. Cultural, Legal, and Ethical Considerations 5. Medication Errors: Preventing and Responding 6. Patient Education and Drug Therapy 7. Over-the-Counter Drugs and Herbal and Dietary Supplements 8. Gene Therapy and Pharmacogenomics 9. Photo Atlas of Drug Administration

        PART 2: DRUGS AFFECTING THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM Learning Strategies: Nursing Process, Assessment, Nursing Diagnoses, and Evaluation 10. Analgesic Drugs 11. General and Local Anesthetics 12. Central Nervous System Depressants and Muscle Relaxants 13. Central Nervous System Stimulants and Related Drugs 14. Antiepileptic Drugs 15. Antiparkinson Drugs 16. Psychotherapeutic Drugs 17. Substance Abuse

        PART 3: DRUGS AFFECTING THE AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM Learning Strategies: Reading: Vocabulary, Text Notation, and Enhanced Typeface 18. Adrenergic Drugs 19. Adrenergic-Blocking Drugs 20. Cholinergic Drugs 21. Cholinergic-Blocking Drugs

        PART 4: DRUGS AFFECTING THE CARDIOVASCULAR AND RENAL SYSTEMS Learning Strategies: Study Time: Learning Styles, The Use of Apps, Mnemonics, Flash Cards 22. Antihypertensive Drugs 23. Antianginal Drugs 24. Heart Failure Drugs 25. Antidysrhythmic Drugs 26. Coagulation Modifier Drugs 27. Antilipemic Drugs 28. Diuretic Drugs 29. Fluids and Electrolytes

        PART 5: DRUGS AFFECTING THE ENDOCRINE AND REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEMS Learning Strategies: Making the Most of Group Studying: Study Groups, Chat Rooms, Discussion Groups 30. Pituitary Drugs 31. Thyroid and Antithyroid Drugs 32. Antidiabetic Drugs 33. Adrenal Drugs 34. Women’s Health Drugs 35. Men’s Health Drugs

        PART 6: DRUGS AFFECTING THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM Learning Strategies: Time Management and Practice Questions  36. Antihistamines, Decongestants, Antitussives, and Expectorants 37. Respiratory Drugs

        PART 7: ANTIINFECTIVE AND ANTIINFLAMMATORY DRUGS Learning Strategies: Performance Evaluation and Improvement, NCLEX Practice 38. Antibiotics Part 1 39. Antibiotics Part 2 40. Antiviral Drugs 41. Antitubercular Drugs 42. Antifungal Drugs 43. Antimalarial, Antiprotozoal, and Anthelmintic Drugs 44. Antiinflammatory and Antigout Drugs

        PART 8: CHEMOTHERAPEUTIC DRUGS AND BIOLOGIC AND IMMUNE MODIFIERS Learning Strategies: Application of Pharmacology and Making Connections 45. Antineoplastic Drugs Part 1: Cancer Overview and Cell Cycle–Specific Drugs 46. Antineoplastic Drugs Part 2: Cell Cycle–Nonspecific Drugs and Miscellaneous Drugs 47. Biologic Response–Modifying and Antirheumatic Drugs 48. Immunosuppressant Drugs 49. Immunizing Drugs

        PART 9: DRUGS AFFECTING THE GASTROINTESTINAL SYSTEM AND NUTRITION Learning Strategies: Active Questioning, Studying for Tests, and Test Taking Strategies 50. Acid-Controlling Drugs 51. Bowel Disorder Drugs 52. Antiemetic and Antinausea Drugs 53. Vitamins and Minerals 54. Anemia Drugs 55. Nutritional Supplements

        PART 10: DERMATOLOGIC, OPHTHALMIC, AND OTIC DRUGS Learning Strategies: Future Application 56. Dermatologic Drugs 57. Ophthalmic Drugs 58. Otic Drugs

        Appendix:

        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 and Julie S. Snyder, MSN, RN-BC, Adjunct Faculty, School of Nursing, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia

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