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cover image - Pharmacology - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,9th Edition
ISBN: 9780323399098
Page Count: 1008
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $92.95

Pharmacology - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 9th Edition

by Linda E. McCuistion, PhD, MSN, Kathleen DiMaggio, RN, MSN, Mary Beth Winton, PhD, RN, ACANP-BC and Jennifer J. Yeager, PhD, RN, APRN

Elsevier eBook on VitalSource

cover image - Pharmacology - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,9th Edition
ISBN: 9780323399098
Page Count: 1008
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $92.95
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Get the right dosage of pharmacology content to succeed on the NCLEX and as a professional nurse with Pharmacology: A Patient-Centered Nursing Process Approach, 9th Edition. Using a streamlined prototype approach and an emphasis on nursing care, this text makes it easy for today’s nursing students to better understand the complicated subject of pharmacology. The book’s detailed chapter on dosage calculation, the nursing process framework for drug therapy, strong QSEN focus, and summaries of prototype drugs help deliver the perfect pharmacology foundation. This new edition also features an improved overall organization, more streamlined content, updated prototype drug charts, a new chapter on transplant drugs, expanded information on cultural considerations, new and updated critical thinking case studies, and much more. In all, it’s the surest way to put your best foot forward when it comes to nursing pharmacology on the NCLEX and in practice!

    • UNIQUE! An extensive, color-coded Drug Calculations chapter presents six methods of dosage calculation, providing a helpful review and supplement to a dosage calculations textbook.
    • UNIQUE! Nursing Process summaries present patient care and drug therapy within the framework of each step of the nursing process, including information on patient teaching and cultural considerations.
    • UNIQUE! Illustrated overviews of normal anatomy and physiology open each unit and provide a critical foundational review for understanding how drugs work in each body system.
    • Chapter on safety and quality discusses medication errors, specific nursing measures to promote safety, National Patient Safety Goals, and many other safety issues and concerns.
    • Cultural considerations icons highlight important cultural considerations in the Nursing Process sections.
    • QSEN focus emphasizes patient-centered care, safety, quality, and collaboration and teamwork.
    • Application-level NCLEX Study Questions at the end of each chapter help prepare readers for the growing pharmacology coverage on the NCLEX Examination.
    • Consistent RN-standard chapter pedagogy includes objectives, outlines, key terms with page references, and activities on the Evolve companion website.
    • Coverage of prioritization throughout the text helps readers learn to prioritize nursing care and differentiate need-to-know from nice-to-know content.
    • NEW! Streamlined content and improved organization makes this edition even more user-friendly.
    • NEW! Patient Safety boxes reinforce concepts related to medication safety, and more.
    • NEW! New chapter on Transplant Drugs discusses key drugs prescribed for organ transplants.
    • NEW! Updated Prototype Drug Charts provide easy access to key information for the most commonly used drugs, including dosages, contraindications, drug-lab-food interactions, pharmacokinetics, and more.
    • NEW! New pregnancy categories regulations are addressed in all chapters where pregnancy categories were mentioned.
    • NEW! Additional QSEN icons will be included in boxes that discuss patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, safety, or informatics.
    • NEW! Expanded chapter on cultural considerations now includes new information on community-based nursing content.
    • NEW! Complementary and Alternative Therapies boxes (formerly Herbal Alert boxes) more appropriately reflect the content, which covers more than just safety information.
    • NEW! New or updated Critical thinking case studies are included at the end of every chapter to challenge readers to apply knowledge and analytical skills to realistic patient scenarios.
  • 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 DiMaggio, RN, MSN, Professor Emerita, University of Holy Cross New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana, Mary Beth 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
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