Study Guide for Understanding Pharmacology, 2nd Edition
Corresponding to the chapters in Understanding Pharmacology: Essentials for Medication Safety, 2nd Edition, this study guide offers content review and a wide range of engaging activities and medication safety practice questions to help students master pharmacology concepts, learn drug safety, and practice dosage calculation
- Medication safety practice questions help users review math skills in the context of patient care through realistic scenarios.
- Learning activities in a variety of engaging formats reinforce important concepts and information for each chapter.
- Practice quizzes at the end of each chapter help users prepare for exams and ensure content mastery.
- Study tips for users who speak English as a second language provide extra help for ESL users.
UNIT I: General Aspects of Pharmacology 1. Drug Regulation, Actions, and Responses 2. Safely Preparing and Giving Drugs UNIT II: Mathematics for Pharmacology and Dosage Calculation 3. Mathematics Review and Introduction to Dosage Calculations 4. Medical Systems of Weights and Measures 5. Dosage Calculation of Intravenous Solutions and Drugs UNIT III: Pharmacology For Multisystem Application 6. Anti-Inflammatory Drugs 7. Drugs for Pain Control 8. Anti-Infectives: Antibacterial Drugs 9. Anti-Infectives: Antiviral Drugs 10. Anti-Infectives: Antitubercular and Antifungal Drugs 11. Immunizations 12. Anticancer Drugs Unit IV: Drug Therapy for Endocrine Problems 13. Drug therapy for Diabetes 14. Drug Therapy for Thyroid and Adrenal Gland Problems Unit V: Drug Therapy for Problems of the Circulatory and Cardiac Systems 15. Drug Therapy Affecting Urine Output 16. Drug Therapy for Hypertension 17. Drug Therapy for Heart Failure 18. Drug Therapy for Dysrhythmias 19. Drug Therapy for High Blood Lipids 20. Drug Therapy to Disrupt Clotting Unit VI: Drug Therapy for Respiratory System Problems 21. Drug Therapy for Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, and Pulmonary Fibrosis/Hypertension Unit VII: Drug Therapy for Gastrointestinal System Problems 22. Drug Therapy for Gastrointestinal Dysfunction 23. Drug Therapy for Gastric Ulcers and Reflux 24. Drug Therapy with Nutritional Supplements Unit VIII: Drug Therapy for Nervous System Problems 25. Drug Therapy for Seizures 26. Drug Therapy for Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s Diseases 27. Drug Therapy for Psychiatric Problems 28. Drug Therapy for Insomnia 29. Drug Therapy for Eye Problems Unit IX: Drug Therapy for Problems of the Musculoskeletal System 30. Drug Therapy for Osteoporosis and Muscle Relaxation Unit X: Drug Therapy for Problems of the Reproductive System 31. Drug Therapy for Male Reproductive Problems 32. Drug Therapy for Female Reproductive Problems
M. Linda Workman, PhD, RN, FAAN, Visiting Professor, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, Linda A. LaCharity, PhD, RN, Formerly, Accelerated Program Director and Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, Linda Lea Kerby, RNC, BSN, MA, Educational Consultant, Mastery Educational Consultations, Leawood, KS, Jennifer A. Ponto, RN, BSN, Instructor, Department of Vocational Nursing, South Plains College, Levelland, TX and Julie S. Snyder, MSN, RN-BC, Performance Improvement Coordinator, Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, Chesapeake, Virginia; Adjunct Faculty, School of Nursing, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia.