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ISBN: 9781455758074
Page Count: 1008
Imprint: Saunders
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Pharmacology - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 7th Edition

by Joyce LeFever Kee, MS, RN, Evelyn R. Hayes, PhD, MPH, FNP-BC and Linda E. McCuistion, PhD, RN, ANP, CNS
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource
cover image - Pharmacology - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,7th Edition
ISBN: 9781455758074
Page Count: 1008
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $79.95
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Featuring concise, straightforward coverage, Pharmacology: A Nursing Process Approach, 7th Edition puts nursing pharmacology concepts and essential drug calculation skills into a practical nursing context to prepare you for real-world drug administration responsibilities. This edition has been revised and updated with the most current nursing pharmacology information available. Innovative features such as Prototype Drug Charts, Nursing Process Summaries, an extensive math/dosage calculation section, and NCLEX® Examination-style study questions make nursing pharmacology more understandable than ever.

    • Unique! Prototype Drug Charts provide easy access to key information on dosages, contraindications, drug-lab-food interactions, pharmacokinetics, and more for more than 100 drugs.
    • Unique! An extensive, color-coded dosage calculation section covers six methods of dosage calculation — basic formula, ratio and proportion, fractional equation, dimensional analysis, and dosing by body weight and body surface area — eliminating the need for a separate dosage calculation book.
    • Nursing Process Summaries present client care and drug therapy within the framework of each step of the nursing process, including information on client teaching and cultural and herbal considerations.
    • Preventing Medication Errors boxes reinforce concepts introduced in the medication safety chapter and highlight common errors that occur in clinical practice to help you ensure safe drug administration.
    • Herbal Alerts provide a quick reference to side effects, drug interactions, and additional information for popular herbs you may encounter in practice.
    • A fully updated bioterrorism appendix helps you recognize the clinical manifestations of bioterrorism weapons and respond with appropriate nursing care.
    • Unique! Illustrated overviews of normal anatomy and physiology in all drug therapy chapters help you understand how drugs work in various body systems.
    • Critical Thinking Case Studies at the end of each chapter challenge you to apply your knowledge and analytical skills to realistic client scenarios.
    • NCLEX® Study Questions for each chapter help prepare you for the growing pharmacology coverage on the NCLEX® Examination. Answers are listed upside-down at the bottom of the page for quick feedback.
    • New medication safety chapter discusses medication errors, specific nursing measures to prevent medication errors, possible consequences of medication errors to nurses, responses to errors, reporting and learning from mistakes, and related ethical issues.
    • Enhanced NCLEX® Examination-style study questions are now more application-based and include at least one alternate-item format question per chapter.
    • Updated chapters on cultural considerations and women's health bring you the latest information on these important considerations in drug therapy.  
    • More reader-friendly and understandable than ever, this edition features helpful new photos throughout.
  • UNIT ONE: A Nurse's Perspective of Pharmacology

    1. Drug Action: Pharmaceutic, Pharmacokinetic, and Pharmacodynamic Phases
    2. Nursing Process and Client Teaching
    3. Medication Safety   NEW!
    4. Medication Administration
    5. UNIT TWO: Drug Calculations

    6. Medications and Calculations
    7. 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

    8. The Drug Approval Process
    9. Cultural and Pharmacogenetic Considerations
    10. Drug Interaction and Over-the-Counter Drugs
    11. Drugs of Abuse
    12. Herbal Therapy with Nursing Implications
    13. Pediatric Pharmacology
    14. Geriatric Pharmacology
    15. Medication Administration in Community Settings
    16. The Role of the Nurse in Drug Research
    17. UNIT FOUR: Nutrition and Electrolytes

    18. Vitamin and Mineral Replacement
    19. Fluid and Electrolyte Replacement
    20. Nutritional Support
    21. UNIT FIVE: Autonomic Nervous System Agents

    22. Adrenergic Agonists and Adrenergic Blockers
    23. Cholinergic Agonists and Anticholinergics
    24. UNIT SIX: Neurologic and Neuromuscular Agents

    25. Central Nervous System Stimulants
    26. Central Nervous System Depressants
    27. Anticonvulsants
    28. Drugs for Neurological Disorders: Parkinsonism and Alzheimer's Disease
    29. Drugs for Neuromuscular Disorders: Myasthenia Gravis, Multiple Sclerosis, and Muscle Spasms
    30. UNIT SEVEN: Pain and Inflammation Management Agents

    31. Antiinflammatory Drugs
    32. Nonopioid and Opioid Analgesics
    33. UNIT EIGHT: Psychiatric Agents

    34. Antipsychotics and Anxiolytics
    35. Antidepressants and Mood Stabilizers
    36. UNIT NINE: Antibacterial Agents

    37. Penicillins and Cephalosporins
    38. Macrolides, Tetracyclines, Aminoglycosides, and Fluoroquinolones
    39. Sulfonamides
    40. UNIT TEN: Antiinfective Agents

    41. Antituberculars, Antifungals, Peptides, and Metronidazole
    42. Antivirals, Antimalarials, and Anthelmintics
    43. Drugs for Urinary Tract Disorders
    44. UNIT ELEVEN: Immunologic Agents

    45. HIV- and AIDS-Related Drugs
    46. Vaccines
    47. UNIT TWELVE: Antineoplastic Agents

    48. Anticancer Drugs
    49. Targeted Therapies to Treat Cancer
    50. Biologic Response Modifiers
    51. UNIT THIRTEEN: Respiratory Agents

    52. Drugs for Upper Respiratory Disorders
    53. Drugs for Lower Respiratory Disorders
    54. UNIT FOURTEEN: Cardiovascular Agents

    55. Cardiac Glycosides, Antianginals, and Antidysrhythmics
    56. Diuretics
    57. Antihypertensives
    58. Anticoagulants, Antiplatelets, and Thrombolytics
    59. Antihyperlipidemics and Peripheral Vasodilators
    60. UNIT FIFTEEN: Gastrointestinal Agents

    61. Drugs for Gastrointestinal Tract Disorders
    62. Antiulcer Drugs
    63. UNIT SIXTEEN: Eye, Ear, and Skin Agents

    64. Drugs for Eye and Ear Disorders
    65. Drugs for Dermatologic Disorders
    66. UNIT SEVENTEEN: Endocrine Agents

    67. Endocrine Drugs: Pituitary, Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Adrenal Disorders
    68. Antidiabetics
    69. UNIT EIGHTEEN: Reproductive and Gender-Related Agents

    70. Female Reproductive Cycle I: Pregnancy and Preterm Labor Drugs
    71. Female Reproductive Cycle II: Labor, Delivery, and Preterm Neonatal Drugs
    72. Postpartum and Newborn Drugs
    73. Drugs for Women's Reproductive Health and Menopause
    74. Drugs for Men's Health and Reproductive Disorders
    75. Drugs for Disorders in Women's Health, Infertility, and Sexually Transmitted Infections
    76. UNIT NINETEEN: Emergency Agents

    77. Adult and Pediatric Emergency Drugs


    Appendix A: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM)

    Appendix B: Potential Weapons of Bioterrorism

  • 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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