Basic Pharmacology for Nurses - Elsevier eBook on Intel Education Study, 17th Edition
Elsevier eBook on Intel Education Study

Basic Pharmacology for Nurses - Elsevier eBook on Intel Education Study, 17th Edition


Known for its accurate, up-to-date drug content and its practical application of the nursing process to drugs and disorders, Clayton and Willihnganz’s Basic Pharmacology for Nurses, 17th Edition prepares you for safe medication administration. Emphasizing the nurse’s role, clear guidelines cover safe drug handling, types of drugs used for disorders or to affect body systems, injection and enteral administration, and patient education. From a respected PharmD/Nursing author team, this full-color text also provides an excellent review for the pharmacology questions on the NCLEX® examination.

    • Current, accurate content ensures that the most current drugs and treatment protocols are presented.
    • Application of the nursing process includes general principles of nursing care for each disorder, along with nursing considerations for drug treatment plans.
    • An emphasis on safe drug handling and administration includes High Alert and Do Not Confuse icons as well as Medication Safety Alert boxes.
    • A focus on patient education and health promotion equips you for health teaching related to medications.
    • NCLEX® preparation sections at the end of each chapter helps you get ready for pharmacology-related questions on the NCLEX examination.
    • A study guide corresponds to the textbook and offers review questions and clinical scenarios to reinforce your understanding of nursing pharmacology. Available separately.
      • UPDATED drug coverage includes the most recent FDA approvals, withdrawals, and therapeutic uses.
      • UPDTED guidelines cover injection and enteral medication administration, with an emphasis on safe medication practice.
      • UPDATED treatment protocols include specific conditions such as asthma, hyperlipidemia, heart failure, COPD, and cancer.
      • NEW! Objectives and key terms are listed at the beginning of each chapter, making it easy to see chapter content at a glance.
      Unit 1: Foundations of Pharmacology
      1. Drug Definitions, Standards, and Information Sources
      2. Basic Principles of Drug Action and Drug Interactions
      3. Drug Action Across the Life Span
      4. The Nursing Process and Pharmacology
      5. Patient Education to Promote Health
      Unit 2: Illustrated Atlas of Medication Administration
      6. Principles of Medication Administration and Medication Safety
      7. Percutaneous Administration
      8. Enteral Administration
      9. Parenteral Administration: Safe Preparation of Parenteral Medications
      10. Parenteral Administration: Intradermal, Subcutaneous, and Intramuscular Routes
      11. Parenteral Administration: Intravenous Route
      Unit 3: Drugs That Affect the Autonomic and Central Nervous Systems
      12. Drugs That Affect the Autonomic Nervous System
      13. Drugs Used for Sleep
      14. Drugs Used for Parkinson’s Disease
      15. Drugs Used for Anxiety Disorders
      16. Drugs Used for Depressive and Bipolar Disorders
      17. Drugs Used for Psychoses
      18. Drugs Used for Seizure Disorders
      19. Drugs Used for Pain Management
      Unit 4: Drugs That Affect the Cardiovascular System
      20. Introduction to Cardiovascular Disease and Metabolic Syndrome
      21. Drugs Used to Treat Dyslipidemias
      22. Drugs Used to Treat Hypertension
      23. Drugs Used to Treat Dysrhythmias
      24. Drugs Used to Treat Angina Pectoris
      25. Drugs Used to Treat Peripheral Vascular Disease
      26. Drugs Used to Treat Thromboembolic Disorders
      27. Drugs Used to Treat Heart Failure
      28. Drugs Used for Diuresis
      Unit 5: Drugs That Affect the Respiratory System
      29. Drugs Used to Treat Upper Respiratory Disease
      30. Drugs Used to Treat Lower Respiratory Disease
      Unit 6: Drugs That Affect the Digestive System
      31. Drugs Used to Treat Oral Disorders
      32. Drugs Used to Treat Gastroesophageal Reflux and Peptic Ulcer Disease
      33. Drugs Used to Treat Nausea and Vomiting
      34. Drugs Used to Treat Constipation and Diarrhea
      Unit 7: Drugs That Affect the Endocrine System
      35. Drugs Used to Treat Diabetes Mellitus
      36. Drugs Used to Treat Thyroid Disease
      37. Corticosteroids
      38. Gonadal Hormones
      Unit 8: Drugs That Affect the Reproductive System
      39. Drugs Used in Obstetrics
      40. Drugs Used in Men’s and Women’s Health
      Unit 9: Drugs That Affect Other Body Systems
      41. Drugs Used to Treat Disorders of the Urinary System
      42. Drugs Used to Treat Glaucoma and Other Eye Disorders
      43. Drugs Used to Treat Cancer
      44. Drugs Used to Treat the Musculoskeletal System
      45. Antimicrobial Agents
      Unit 10: Drugs That Affect the General Health of the Body
      46. Nutrition
      47. Herbal and Dietary Supplement Therapy
      48. Substance Abuse
      49. Miscellaneous Agents
      Appendix A: Nomogram for Calculating the Body Surface Area of Adults and Children
      Appendix B: Template for Developing a Written Record for Patients to Monitor Their Own Therapy
      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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