Study Guide for Pharmacology - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 7th Edition
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource®

Study Guide for Pharmacology - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 7th Edition


This student study guide contains a variety of exercises specifically designed to reinforce content presented in the textbook. Chapter worksheets feature more than 1,800 study questions, 160 drug calculation and dosage problems, and case-based critical thinking exercises. Like the Kee text, the study guide features a strong nursing focus and comprehensive coverage of drug dosage calculations, including numerous sample drug labels.
  • Over 1,800 study questions reinforce textbook concepts and prepare you for the NCLEX® examination.

  • An extensive section of drug calculation problems helps you master important dosage calculation methods.

  • Case-based critical thinking exercises enhance your understanding of nursing responsibilities in drug therapy.

  • Sample drug labels familiarize you with the labels you will encounter in clinical practice.

  • A basic math review appendix provides a helpful review of key mathematics concepts.
  • Answers for all exercises are included to facilitate self-study.
  • Thoroughly updated content corresponds to the Kee text, including a new chapter on medication safety.

  • Additional NCLEX® examination-style review questions reflect an increased focus on alternate item-format questions.
  • Approximately 100 new prioritization activities provide practice in identifying key nursing actions.

UNIT ONE: A Nurse's Perspective of Pharmacology

    • Drug Action: Pharmaceutic, Pharmacokinetic, and Pharmacodynamic Phases

    • Nursing Process and Client Teaching

    • Medication Safety   NEW!

    • Medication Administration

    UNIT TWO: Drug Calculations

    • Medications and Calculations

    Section 5A: Systems of Measurement with Conversion

    Section 5B: Methods for Calculation

    Section 5C: Calculations of Oral Dosages

    Section 5D: Calculations of Injectable Dosages

    Section 5E: Calculations of Intravenous Fluids

    Section 5F: Pediatric Drug Calculations

    UNIT THREE: Contemporary Issues in Pharmacology

    • The Drug Approval Process

    • Cultural and Pharmacogenetic Considerations

    • Drug Interaction and Over-the-Counter Drugs

    • Drugs of Abuse

    • Herbal Therapy with Nursing Implications

    • Pediatric Pharmacology

    • Geriatric Pharmacology

    • Medication Administration in Community Settings

    • The Role of the Nurse in Drug Research

    UNIT FOUR: Nutrition and Electrolytes

    • Vitamin and Mineral Replacement

    • Fluid and Electrolyte Replacement

    • Nutritional Support

    UNIT FIVE: Autonomic Nervous System Agents

    • Adrenergic Agonists and Adrenergic Blockers

    • Cholinergic Agonists and Anticholinergics

    UNIT SIX: Neurologic and Neuromuscular Agents

    • Central Nervous System Stimulants

    • Central Nervous System Depressants

    • Anticonvulsants

    • Drugs for Neurological Disorders: Parkinsonism and Alzheimer's Disease

    • Drugs for Neuromuscular Disorders: Myasthenia Gravis, Multiple Sclerosis, and Muscle Spasms

    UNIT SEVEN: Pain and Inflammation Management Agents

    • Antiinflammatory Drugs

    • Nonopioid and Opioid Analgesics

    UNIT EIGHT: Psychiatric Agents

    • Antipsychotics and Anxiolytics

    • Antidepressants and Mood Stabilizers

    UNIT NINE: Antibacterial Agents

    • Penicillins and Cephalosporins

    • Macrolides, Tetracyclines, Aminoglycosides, and Fluoroquinolones

    • Sulfonamides

    UNIT TEN: Antiinfective Agents

    • Antituberculars, Antifungals, Peptides, and Metronidazole

    • Antivirals, Antimalarials, and Anthelmintics

    • Drugs for Urinary Tract Disorders

    UNIT ELEVEN: Immunologic Agents

    • HIV- and AIDS-Related Drugs

    • Vaccines

    UNIT TWELVE: Antineoplastic Agents

    • Anticancer Drugs

    • Targeted Therapies to Treat Cancer

    • Biologic Response Modifiers

    UNIT THIRTEEN: Respiratory Agents

    • Drugs for Upper Respiratory Disorders

    • Drugs for Lower Respiratory Disorders

    UNIT FOURTEEN: Cardiovascular Agents

    • Cardiac Glycosides, Antianginals, and Antidysrhythmics

    • Diuretics

    • Antihypertensives

    • Anticoagulants, Antiplatelets, and Thrombolytics

    • Antihyperlipdemics and Peripheral Vasodilators

    UNIT FIFTEEN: Gastrointestinal Agents

    • Drugs for Gastrointestinal Tract Disorders

    • Antiulcer Drugs

    UNIT SIXTEEN: Eye, Ear, and Skin Agents

    Joyce LeFever Kee, MS, RN, Associate Professor Emerita, School of Nursing, College of Health Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, Evelyn R. Hayes, PhD, MPH, FNP-BC, Professor, School of Nursing, College of Health Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware and Linda E. McCuistion, PhD, RN, ANP, CNS, Professor, South University, Richmond Campus, Glen Allen, Virginia


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