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Study Guide for Pharmacology for Nursing Care - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 8th Edition
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Study Guide for Pharmacology for Nursing Care - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 8th Edition

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Complex pharmacologic information is simple to learn with this complete study resource! Designed to accompany Pharmacology for Nursing Care, critical thinking study questions, case studies, and patient teaching scenarios connect pharmacology concepts with their impact on patient care. Plus, an emphasis on priority nursing care with NCLEX examination-style review questions prepares you for success on the exam.
    • An emphasis on the key information that nursing students need to know

    • NCLEX Examination-style questions for each chapter in a variety of study/review formats

    • Case Study scenarios provide true-to-life practice in responding to clinical situations that are typical of contemporary medication therapy

    • Implications of drugs and drug classes for patient care

    • Highlighted application-level questions help you integrate other nursing knowledge such as developmental considerations, laboratory values, and symptoms of adverse effects
    • Critical thinking, prioritization, and delegation questions
      • More questions dedicated to prioritization and delegation

      • Increased variety of question types includes matching, true-false, completion, and other formats

      • Decreased emphasis on questions that require lengthy free-text responses

      • Shortened question scenarios more closely resemble NCLEX Examination questions

      • Reorganization of chapters breaks content into four sections:

        • Study Questions (matching, true-false, completion, etc.)

        • Critical Thinking, Prioritization, and Delegation Questions (multiple-choice, multiple-select)

        • Dosage Calculation Questions

        • Case Studies
        • Answer key now included in printed Study Guide

        I. INTRODUCTION

        1. Orientation to Pharmacology

        2. Application of Pharmacology in Nursing Practice

        3. Drug Regulation, Development, Names, and Information

        II. BASIC PRINCIPLES OF PHARMACOLOGY

        4. Pharmacokinetics

        5. Pharmacodynamics

        6. Drug Interactions

        7. Adverse Drug Reactions and Medication Errors

        8. Individual Variation in Drug Responses

        III. DRUG THERAPY ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN

        9. Drug Therapy During Pregnancy and Breast-Feeding

        10. Drug Therapy in Pediatric Patients

        11. Drug Therapy in Geriatric Patients

        IV. PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DRUGS

        Introduction

        12. Basic Principles of Neuropharmacology

        13. Physiology of the Peripheral Nervous System

        Cholinergic Drugs

        14. Muscarinic Agonists and Antagonists

        15. Cholinesterase Inhibitors and Their Use in Myasthenia Gravis

        16. Drugs That Block Nicotinic Cholinergic Transmission: Neuromuscular Blocking Agents and Ganglionic Blocking Agents

        Adrenergic Drugs

        17. Adrenergic Agonists

        18. Adrenergic Antagonists

        19. Indirect-Acting Antiadrenergic Agents

        V. CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DRUGS

        Introduction

        20. Introduction to Central Nervous System Pharmacology

        Drugs for Neurodegenerative Disorders

        21. Drugs for Parkinson's Disease

        22. Alzheimer's Disease

        23. Drugs for Multiple Sclerosis

        Neurologic Drugs

        24. Drugs for Epilepsy

        25. Drugs for Muscle Spasm and Spasticity

        Drugs for Pain

        26. Local Anesthetics

        27. General Anesthetics

        28. Opioid (Narcotic) Analgesics, Opioid Antagonists, and Nonopioid Centrally Acting Analgesics

        29. Pain Management in Patients with Cancer

        30. Drugs for Headache

        Psychotherapeutic Drugs

        31. Antipsychotic Agents and Their Use in Schizophrenia

        32. Antidepressants

        33. Drugs for Bipolar Disorder

        34. Sedative-Hypnotic Drugs

        35. Management of Anxiety Disorders

        36. Central Nervous System Stimulants and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

        Drug Abuse

        37. Drug Abuse I: Basic Considerations

        38. Drug Abuse II: Alcohol

        39. Drug Abuse III: Nicotine and Smoking [Now a separate chapter!]

        40. Drug Abuse IV: Other Major Drugs of Abuse Other Than Alcohol and Nicotine

        VI. DRUGS THAT AFFECT FLUID AND ELECTROLYTE BALANCE

        41. Diuretics

        42. Agents Affecting the Volume and Ion Content of Body Fluids

        VII. DRUGS THAT AFFECT THE HEART, BLOOD VESSELS, AND BLOOD

        43. Review of Hemodynamics

        44. Drugs Acting on the Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System

        45. Calcium Channel Blockers

        46. Vasodilators

        47. Drugs for Hypertension

        48. Drugs for Heart Failure

        49. Antidysrhythmic Drugs

        50. Prophylaxis of Coronary Heart Disease: Drugs That Help Normalize Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels

        51. Drugs for Angina Pectoris

        52. Anticoagulant, Antiplatelet, and Thrombolytic Drugs

        53. Management of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction

        54. Drugs for Hemophilia

        55. Drugs for Deficiency Anemias

        56. Hematopoietic Agents

        VIII. DRUGS FOR ENDOCRINE DISORDERS

        57. Drugs for Diabetes Mellitus

        58. Drugs for Thyroid Disorders

        59. Drugs Related to Hypothalamic and Pituitary Function

        60. Drugs for Disorders of the Adrenal Cortex

        IX. WOMEN'S HEALTH

        61. Estrogens and Progestins: Basic Pharmacology and Noncontraceptive Applications

        62. Birth Control

        63. Drug Therapy of Infertility

        64. Drugs That Affect Uterine Function

        X. MEN'S HEALTH

        65. Androgens

        66. Drugs for Erectile Dysfunction and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

        XI. ANTI-INFLAMMATORY, ANTIALLERGIC, AND IMMUNOLOGIC DRUGS

        67. Review of the Immune System

        68. Ch

        Jennifer J. Yeager, Jacqueline Burchum, DNSc, APRN, BC and Laura Rosenthal, DNP, ACNP, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing
        Assistant Professor, School of Medicine
        University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus
        Denver, Colorado

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