Study Guide for Pharmacology, 9th Edition
Corresponding to the chapters in McCuistion’s Pharmacology: A Patient-Centered Nursing Process Approach, 9th Edition, this hands-on study guide offers engaging activities to help you review and remember essential nursing pharmacology. Exercises include study questions, case studies, and NCLEX® Examination–style review questions. This new edition also features additional alternate item format questions including multiple response, fill-in-the-blank calculations, and ordered response questions. It’s an essential tool in helping you apply your knowledge of pharmacology to clinical practice, develop pharmacology-related clinical reasoning skills, and master safe drug administration.
- Detailed case studies enhance users’ understanding of nursing responsibilities in therapeutic pharmacology.
- Drug calculations chapter follows the outline of the main-text chapter to help users test their knowledge and skill in drug dosage calculation.
- Focus on safety includes a special icon that calls attention to questions related to safe patient care.
- Sample drug labels have been updated using the new drug labels from the main text.
- Answers for all exercises are provided at the back of the book to facilitate self-study. Rationales are also included for all application-level questions and case study questions.
- NEW! Updated content reflects the latest content that is in the textbook.
- NEW! Expanded NCLEX focus features additional alternate item format NCLEX-style questions in addition to the existing application-level and alternate-item questions.
UNIT ONE: Introduction to Pharmacology 1. Drug Development and Ethical Considerations 2. Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, and Pharmacogenetics 3. Cultural Considerations 4. Complementary and Alternative Therapies 5. Pediatric Considerations 6. Geriatric Considerations 7. Drugs in Substance Use Disorder
UNIT TWO: Pharmacotherapy and Drug Administration 8. The Nursing Process and Patient-Centered Care 9. Safety and Quality 10. Drug Administration 11. Drug Calculations
UNIT THREE: Maintenance of Homeostasis 12. Fluid Volume and Electrolytes 13. Vitamin and Mineral Replacement 14. Nutritional Support
UNIT FOUR: Autonomic Nervous System Drugs 15. Adrenergic Agonists and Antagonists 16. Cholinergic Agonists and Antagonists
UNIT FIVE: Central and Peripheral Nervous System Drugs 17. Stimulants 18. Depressants 19. Antiseizure Drugs 20. Drugs for Parkinsonism and Alzheimer’s Disease 21. Drugs for Neuromuscular Disorders and Muscle Spasms UNIT SIX: Mental and Behavioral Health Drugs 22. Antipsychotics and Anxiolytics 23. Antidepressants and Mood Stabilizers
UNIT SEVEN: Pain and Inflammation Management Drugs 24. Antiinflammatories 25. Analgesics
UNIT EIGHT: Antimicrobial Drugs 26. Antibacterials 27. Antituberculars, Antifungals, and Antivirals 28. Peptides, Antimalarials, and Anthelmintics
UNIT NINE: Immunologic Drugs 29. HIV- and AIDS-Related Drugs 30. Transplant Drugs 31. Vaccines
UNIT TEN: Antineoplastics and Biologic Response Modifiers 32. Anticancer Drugs 33. Targeted Therapies to Treat Cancer 34. Biologic Response Modifiers
UNIT ELEVEN: Respiratory Drugs 35. Upper Respiratory Disorders 36. Lower Respiratory Disorders
UNIT TWELVE: Cardiovascular Drugs 37. Cardiac Glycosides, Antianginals, and Antidysrhythmics 38. Diuretics 39. Antihypertensives 40. Anticoagulants, Antiplatelets, and Thrombolytics 41. Antihyperlipidemics and Peripheral Vasodilators
UNIT THIRTEEN: Gastrointestinal Drugs 42. Gastrointestinal Tract Disorders 43. Antiulcer Drugs
UNIT FOURTEEN: Eye, Ear, and Skin Drugs 44. Eye and Ear Disorders 45. Dermatologic Disorders
UNIT FIFTEEN: Endocrine Drugs 46. Pituitary, Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Adrenal Disorders 47. Antidiabetics
UNIT SIXTEEN: Renal and Urologic Drugs 48. Urinary Disorders
UNIT SEVENTEEN: Reproductive and Gender-Related Drugs 49. Pregnancy and Preterm Labor 50. Labor, Delivery, and Postpartum 51. Neonatal and Newborn 52. Women’s Reproductive Health 53. Men’s Reproductive Health 54. Sexually Transmitted Infections
UNIT EIGHTEEN: Emergency Drugs 55. Adult and Pediatric Emergency Drugs
Linda E. McCuistion, PhD, MSN, NCLEX® Live Review Presenter, Mandeville, Louisiana, Kathleen Vuljoin DiMaggio, RN, MSN, Professor Emerita, University of Holy Cross New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana, Mary B. Winton, PhD, RN, ACANP-BC, Assistant Professor, Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas and Jennifer J. Yeager, PhD, RN, APRN, Assistant Professor, Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas