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cover image - Clayton’s Basic Pharmacology for Nurses,19th Edition
ISBN: 9780323796309
Copyright: 2023
Publication Date: 03-11-2022
Page Count: 880
Imprint: Mosby
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Clayton’s Basic Pharmacology for Nurses, 19th Edition

by Michelle J. Willihnganz, MS, RN, CNE, Samuel L. Gurevitz, PharmD, CGP and Bruce D. Clayton, BS, PharmD, RPh


cover image - Clayton’s Basic Pharmacology for Nurses,19th Edition
ISBN: 9780323796309
Copyright: 2023
Publication Date: 03-11-2022
Page Count: 880
Imprint: Mosby
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Learn safe, effective nursing care for patients receiving drug therapy! Basic Pharmacology for Nurses, 19th Edition helps you understand the principles of pharmacology and apply them to nursing practice. Known for its practical application of the nursing process to drugs and disorders, this book explains how to make informed decisions about drug therapy, educate patients, and administer medications. This edition adds new Next Generation NCLEX® (NGN)-style case studies and questions to prepare you for the critical thinking questions on the NGN exam. Concise and easy to use, this text teaches the basics of medication administration and drug actions.

    • Application of the nursing process includes an overview of general principles of nursing care for each disorder, along with specific nursing considerations for drug treatment.
    • Drug monographs are provided for each major drug class, describing actions, uses, and therapeutic outcomes for each class.
    • Medication Administration unit covers assessment, techniques, procedures, and documentation for the safe administration of percutaneous, enteral, and parenteral drugs.
    • Medication safety is emphasized with Medication Safety Alerts and Clinical Pitfall boxes, as well as Do Not Confuse and High Alert icons.
    • Clinical Goldmine boxes highlight tips and best practices for clinical procedures.
    • Lifespan Considerations boxes draw attention to the implications of drug therapy for children, pregnant and breastfeeding women, and older adults.
    • Drug tables summarize generic and brand names, availability, and dosage ranges for key medications for each disorder.Get Ready for the NCLEX® Examination! section at the end of each chapter covers key points as well as review questions, preparing you for course assessments and the NCLEX Examination.
    • Learning resources on the Evolve website include video clips of medication administration, animations of drug actions, drug calculators, patient teaching guides, and Next Generation NCLEX® review questions.
    • Study guide corresponds to the textbook and offers review questions and clinical scenarios to reinforce your understanding of nursing pharmacology. Available separately.
    • NEW! Next Generation NCLEX® (NGN)-style questions help you develop higher cognitive thinking skills, including clinical judgment, and provide opportunities to practice for the new question formats on the NGN exam.
    • NEW! Updated content is included for newly approved and frequently prescribed pharmaceutical drugs, and for their therapeutic uses.
    • NEW! Unfolding case studies help you translate pharmacological knowledge into nursing practice and provide preparation for the Next Generation NCLEX exam.
  • Willihnganz: Basic Pharmacology for Nurses 19e

    Unit 1: Applying Pharmacology to Nursing Practice

    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 Affecting the Autonomic and Central Nervous Systems

    12. Drugs Affecting the Autonomic Nervous System

    13. Drugs Used for Sedation and Sleep

    14. Drugs Used for Neurodegenerative Disorders

    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 Affecting 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 Affecting the Respiratory System

    29. Drugs Used to Treat Upper Respiratory Disease

    30. Drugs Used to Treat Lower Respiratory Disease

    Unit 6: Drugs Affecting 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 Affecting the Reproductive System

    39. Drugs Used in Obstetrics

    40. Drugs Used in Men’s and Women’s Health

    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. Drugs Used to Treat Infections

    46. Nutrition

    47. Herbal and Dietary Supplement Therapy

    48. Substance Abuse

  • Michelle J. Willihnganz, MS, RN, CNE, RCTC Nursing Instructor at Rochester Community and Technical College, Rochester, Minnesota, Samuel L. Gurevitz, PharmD, CGP, Associate Professor, Health Science at Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana and Bruce D. Clayton, BS, PharmD, RPh, Professor of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Butler University. Indianapolis, IN
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