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
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
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