Study Guide for Pharmacology - Revised Reprint, 7th Edition

Study Guide for Pharmacology - Revised Reprint, 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, Linda E. McCuistion, PhD, RN, ANP, CNS, Professor, South University, Richmond Campus, Glen Allen, Virginia and Nancy Haugen, RN, MN, PhD, Associate Professor and ABSN Program Chair, School of Nursing, Samuel Merritt University, Oakland, CA, USA


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