Pharmacology - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 8th Edition
Prepare to administer drugs safely by mastering key pharmacology concepts and drug calculation skills! Pharmacology: A Patient-Centered Nursing Process Approach, 8th Edition covers nursing pharmacology within a real-world nursing context. Using a clear, streamlined approach, this text makes it easier to understand pharmacology with a detailed unit on dosage calculations, a nursing process framework for drug therapy, and summaries of prototype drugs. Written by nursing educators Joyce Kee, Evelyn Hayes, and Linda McCuistion, this edition includes a strong QSEN focus, enhanced coverage of prioritization, and more NCLEX® Examination–style questions on the subject of pharmacology.
- 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
- Drug Action: Pharmaceutic, Pharmacokinetic, and Pharmacodynamic Phases
- Nursing Process and Client Teaching
- Medication Safety NEW!
- Medication Administration
- Medications and Calculations
- 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
- Vitamin and Mineral Replacement
- Fluid and Electrolyte Replacement
- Nutritional Support
- Adrenergic Agonists and Adrenergic Blockers
- Cholinergic Agonists and Anticholinergics
- Central Nervous System Stimulants
- Central Nervous System Depressants
- Drugs for Neurological Disorders: Parkinsonism and Alzheimer's Disease
- Drugs for Neuromuscular Disorders: Myasthenia Gravis, Multiple Sclerosis, and Muscle Spasms
- Antiinflammatory Drugs
- Nonopioid and Opioid Analgesics
- Antipsychotics and Anxiolytics
- Antidepressants and Mood Stabilizers
- Penicillins and Cephalosporins
- Macrolides, Tetracyclines, Aminoglycosides, and Fluoroquinolones
- Antituberculars, Antifungals, Peptides, and Metronidazole
- Antivirals, Antimalarials, and Anthelmintics
- Drugs for Urinary Tract Disorders
- HIV- and AIDS-Related Drugs
- Anticancer Drugs
- Targeted Therapies to Treat Cancer
- Biologic Response Modifiers
- Drugs for Upper Respiratory Disorders
- Drugs for Lower Respiratory Disorders
- Cardiac Glycosides, Antianginals, and Antidysrhythmics
- Anticoagulants, Antiplatelets, and Thrombolytics
- Antihyperlipidemics and Peripheral Vasodilators
- Drugs for Gastrointestinal Tract Disorders
- Antiulcer Drugs
- Drugs for Eye and Ear Disorders
- Drugs for Dermatologic Disorders
- Endocrine Drugs: Pituitary, Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Adrenal Disorders
- Female Reproductive Cycle I: Pregnancy and Preterm Labor Drugs
- Female Reproductive Cycle II: Labor, Delivery, and Preterm Neonatal Drugs
- Postpartum and Newborn Drugs
- Drugs for Women's Reproductive Health and Menopause
- Drugs for Men's Health and Reproductive Disorders
- Drugs for Disorders in Women's Health, Infertility, and Sexually Transmitted Infections
- Adult and Pediatric Emergency Drugs
UNIT TWO: Drug 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
UNIT FOUR: Nutrition and Electrolytes
UNIT FIVE: Autonomic Nervous System Agents
UNIT SIX: Neurologic and Neuromuscular Agents
UNIT SEVEN: Pain and Inflammation Management Agents
UNIT EIGHT: Psychiatric Agents
UNIT NINE: Antibacterial Agents
UNIT TEN: Antiinfective Agents
UNIT ELEVEN: Immunologic Agents
UNIT TWELVE: Antineoplastic Agents
UNIT THIRTEEN: Respiratory Agents
UNIT FOURTEEN: Cardiovascular Agents
UNIT FIFTEEN: Gastrointestinal Agents
UNIT SIXTEEN: Eye, Ear, and Skin Agents
UNIT SEVENTEEN: Endocrine Agents
UNIT EIGHTEEN: Reproductive and Gender-Related Agents
UNIT NINETEEN: Emergency Agents
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