ISBN: 9781416029359
Page Count: 688
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $47.95

Saunders Nursing Survival Guide: Pharmacology, 2nd Edition

by Linda E. McCuistion, PhD, RN, ANP, CNS and Kathleen Jo Gutierrez, PhD, RN, BC-ANP, BC-CNS
ISBN: 9781416029359
Page Count: 688
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $47.95
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Saunders Nursing Survival Guide: Pharmacology, 2nd Edition is a study and review aid that provides students with additional information on this extensive and difficult subject area. It offers a visual, interactive approach that clearly explains topics such as drug pharmacodynamics, pharmacotherapeutics, and pharmacokinetics. Visual cues help the student retain the information by expressing the material in a fun, engaging manner with activities created to appeal to students with different learning styles. NCLEX® review questions are included at the end of each chapter review and test the students' understanding of key topics.
    • Take Home Points highlight the most important points to study or use in the clinical atmosphere.
    • Caution Notes alert readers to urgent information about dangerous conditions and how to avoid them.
    • Lifespan Notes point out age-related variations in signs and symptoms, nursing interventions, and patient teaching.
    • Culture Notes highlight possible variations related to a patient's cultural background.
    • WebLinks direct readers to the Internet for additional resources.
    • New introductory chapter highlights information on Drug Concepts pertinent to pharmacology.
    • New chapter on drugs used to treat neuropsychiatic disorders covers the most important drugs, including anxiolytics/sedative-hypnotics, antidepressants, antipsychotics, and mood stabilizers.
    • New information on anti-migraine medications gives students a better understanding of pain relief for patients.
    • Revised cardiovascular section presents the material in a more streamlined approach.
    • Revised NCLEX® review questions include new alternate item format questions, as well as 80 new questions.
    • What You WILL LEARN familiarizes students with clear chapter objectives.
    • Tell Us What YOU Think page directs students to the Saunders Nursing Survival Guide survey site where their feedback is gathered.
  • Chapter 1: Drug Concepts

    Section A: Pharmacokinetics

    Section B: Pharmacodynamics

    Section C: Developmental Considerations

    Chapter 2: Drugs Used to Treat Infections

    Section A: Antibiotics

    Section B: Antivirals

    Section C: Antifungals

    Chapter 3: Drugs Used to Alter Immune Function

    Section A: Biologic Response Modifiers

    Section B: Antineoplastic Agents

    Chapter 4: Drugs Used to Treat Nervous System Disorders

    Section A: Sympathetic Nervous System Drugs

    Section B: Parasympathetic Nervous System Drugs

    Section C: Central Nervous System Drugs

    Section D: Anticonvulsants

    Section E: Anesthetics

    Chapter 5: Drugs Used to Treat Neuropsychiatric Disorders

    Section A: Anxiolytics/Sedative-Hypnotics

    Section B: Antidepressants

    Section C: Antipsychotics

    Section D: Mood Stabilizers

    Chapter 6: Drugs Used to Treat Hematologic System Disorders

    Section A: Antiplatelets

    Section B: Anticoagulants

    Section C: Thrombolytics

    Section D: Antianemics

    Chapter 7: Drugs Used to Treat Cardiovascular Disorders

    Section A: Antihypertensives

    Section B: Drugs Affecting Cardiac Output

    Section C: Antilipidemics

    Section D: Antidysrhymics

    Chapter 8: Drugs Used to Treat Respiratory System Disorders

    Section A: Antitussives, Decongestants, Expectorants, and Mucolytics

    Section B: Antihistamines

    Section C: Antiasthmatics and Bronchodilators

    Chapter 9: Drugs Used to Treat Endocrine System Disorders

    Section A: Pituitary and Adrenal Hormones

    Section B: Thyroid and Parathyroid Drugs

    Section C: Antidiabetics

    Chapter 10: Drugs Used to Treat Gastrointestinal System Disorders

    Section A: Antiemetics

    Section B: Laxatives, Stool Softeners, and Antiflatulants

    Section C: Antidiarrheals

    Section D: Hyperacidity Agents

    Section E: Digestive Enzymes and Intestinal Flora Modifiers

    Chapter 11: Drugs Used to Treat the Genitourinary Tract and Renal Disorders

    Section A: Urinary Tract Agents

    Section B: Diuretics

    Section C: Agents Used in Renal Failure

    Chapter 12: Drugs Used to Treat Reproductive System Alterations

    Section A: Male and Female Hormones

    Section B: Drugs Affecting Uterine Motility

    Chapter 13: Drugs Used to Treat Musculoskeletal System Disorders

    Section A: Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Agents

    Section B: Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs

    Section C: Antigout Agents

    Section D: Muscle Relaxants

    Chapter 14: Drugs Used to Treat Sensory System Alterations

    Section A: Ophthalmic Agents

    Section B: Otic Agents

    Section C: Dermatologics

    Chapter 15: Drugs Used for Pain Relief

    Section A: Nonnarcotic Analgesics

    Section B: Narcotic Analgesics

    Section C: Antimigraine Agents

    Chapter 16: Drugs Used for Nutritional Imbalances

    Section A: Vitamins

    Section B: Minerals
  • Linda E. McCuistion, PhD, RN, ANP, CNS, Professor, South University, Richmond Campus, Glen Allen, Virginia and Kathleen Jo Gutierrez, PhD, RN, BC-ANP, BC-CNS, Independent Practice, Littleton, CO; Associate Professor School of Nursing, University of Colorado at Denver Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO
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