Study Guide for Understanding Pharmacology,
Reinforce your understanding of drugs and medication safety! Corresponding to the chapters in Understanding Pharmacology: Essentials for Medication Safety, by M. Linda Workman, PhD, RN, FAAN, Linda A. LaCharity, PhD, RN, and Susan L. Kruchko, MS, RN, this study guide offers content review and a wide range of engaging activities to help you master key pharmacology concepts and practice dosage calculation.
- Learning Activities reinforce important content for each chapter.
- Medication Safety Practice Questions help you review math skills, practice dosage calculations in realistic clinical scenarios, and reinforce vital medication safety points.
- A Practice Quiz at the end of each chapter helps you prepare for exams and ensures content mastery.
- Study Tips for Students Who Speak English as a Second Language provide extra help for anyone struggling with the language.
Part One: Overview of Pharmacology 1. Drug Actions and Body Responses 2. Safely Preparing and Giving Drugs 3. Teaching Patients About Drug Therapy Part Two: Mathematics in Pharmacology 4. Medical Systems of Weights and Measures 5. Math Review and Introduction to Dosage Calculation 6. Dosage Calculation of Intravenous Solutions and Drugs Part Three: Clinical Categories and Uses of Drugs 7. Drugs for Pain and Sleep Problems 8. Anti-inflammatory Drugs 9. Anti-infective Drugs: Antibacterial Drugs 10. Anti-infective Drugs: Antiviral Drugs 11. Anti-infective Drugs: Antitubercular and Antifungal Drugs 12. Drugs that Affect Urine Output 13. Drugs for Hypertension 14. Drugs for Heart Failure 15. Antidysrhythmic Drugs 16. Drugs for High Blood Lipids 17. Drugs that Affect Blood Clotting 18. Drugs for Asthma and Other Respiratory Problems 19. Drugs for Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, and Constipation 20. Drugs for Gastric Ulcers and Reflux 21. Drugs for Seizures 22. Drugs for Depression, Anxiety, and Psychosis 23. Drugs for Parkinson's and Alzheimer's Disease 24. Drugs for Endocrine Problems 25. Drugs for Diabetes 26. Drugs for Glaucoma 27. Drugs for Cancer Therapy
M. Linda Workman, PhD, RN, FAAN, Formerly, Gertrude Perkins Oliva Professor of Oncology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, Linda A. LaCharity, PhD, RN, Accelerated Program Director and Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, Susan L. Kruchko, MS, RN, Linda Lea Kerby, RNC, BSN, MA, Educational Consultant, Mastery Educational Consultations, Leawood, KS, Jennifer A. Ponto, RN, BSN, Instructor, Department of Vocational Nursing, South Plains College, Levelland, TX and Julie S. Snyder, MSN, RN-BC, Adjunct Faculty, School of Nursing, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia