Study Guide for Basic Pharmacology for Nurses, 17th Edition

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Study Guide for Basic Pharmacology for Nurses, 17th Edition


Reinforce your understanding of nursing pharmacology and prepare for success on the NCLEX® exam! Corresponding to the chapters in Clayton and Willihnganz’s Basic Pharmacology for Nurses, 17th Edition, this study guide offers over 1,000 questions to help you review and apply material from the text. Patient scenarios help you develop critical thinking skills, and a wide range of question formats reflects the question types used on the latest NCLEX exam.

    • More than 1,000 review questions are tied to chapter objectives in the textbook.
    • Clinical patient scenarios help you develop critical thinking skills and apply your knowledge of nursing pharmacology.
    • Safe medication handling and practice is emphasized throughout the book.
    • Textbook page references are provided for each question, making it easy to look up the related content.
      • NEW! Additional question formats allow you to practice with the new question types found on the NCLEX® exam.
      • UPDATED content reflects the new content in the textbook, providing additional practice with new drugs, administration guidelines, and treatment protocols.
      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
      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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