Study Guide for Pharmacology and the Nursing Process, 8th Edition

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Study Guide for Pharmacology and the Nursing Process, 8th Edition


Prepare for success in pharmacology and on the NCLEX Examination with the Study Guide for Pharmacology and the Nursing Process, 8th Edition. Designed to accompany Lilley’s Pharmacology and the Nursing Process, 8th Edition textbook, this workbook features worksheets for each chapter that include NCLEX-RN® Examination−style review questions, critical thinking and application questions, case studies, and other educationally sound learning activities.

    • Chapter-by-chapter worksheets are divided into 3 main sections: Chapter Review and NCLEX Examination Preparation, Critical Thinking and Application, and Case Study.
    • Focus on prioritization features at least one prioritization exercise in which the reader must evaluate a clinical scenario and answer the question: "What is the nurse’s best action?"
    • Overview of dosage calculations section contains explanations of key drug calculations, concepts, sample drug labels, practice problems, and a practice quiz.
    • Answers for all exercises are provided at the back of the book to facility self-study.
    • Learning strategies expands upon the unique, cartoon-illustrated study strategies included in the Lilley text.
      • NEW! Expanded NCLEX focus includes one to two additional NCLEX Examination-style questions for each chapter, including additional alternate item format types.
      • Chapter review and NCLEX Examination preparation included in each chapter worksheet contains a number of application-based NCLEX practice questions, including at least one alternate-item question per chapter.
      • NEW! Updated content is completely current and consistent with the Lilley textbook.

      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


      Linda Lane Lilley, PhD, RN, Associate Professor Emeritus, School of Nursing, Old Dominion University, Virginia Beach, VA, Julie S. Snyder, MSN, RN-BC, Adjunct Faculty, School of Nursing, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia and Shelly Rainforth Collins, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist and Coordinator of Clinical Pharmacy Services, Chesapeake Regional Medical Center; President, Drug Information Consultants, Chesapeake, Virginia, USA


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