Pharmacology for Canadian Health Care Practice - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 2nd Edition
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Pharmacology for Canadian Health Care Practice - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 2nd Edition


Designed with the student in mind, and easy to read and use, the new 2nd edition of Lilley will cover all the key pharmacology content needed by Canadian nursing students. Known for its appealing layout, plenty of photos, and numerous helpful boxed features, Lilley helps students manage the extremely detailed subject of pharmacology. This edition focuses on the role of nurses and their practices in culturally diverse Canada, and includes new content on natural health products and ethnocultural considerations.

  • Evidence-Informed Practice Boxes: Provide a bridge between research evidence and its relevance to nursing practice
  • Laboratory Values Related to Drug Therapy: Provide normal ranges and values for specific lab tests, and rationales for lab assessments in relation to specific drug therapy
  • UNIQUE! In My Family Boxes: Written by nursing students of various ethnocultural backgrounds, relaying their cultural health beliefs and practices and drug use
  • Preventing Medication Errors Boxes: Reinforce concepts introduced in the medication errors chapter and relate them to specific common errors that occur in clinical practice.
  • Special Populations: Women: In addition to other special populations, some boxes specifically focus on women’s health
  • UNIQUE! Tear out cards from Mosby’s Pharmacology Memory NoteCards
  • Increased pathophysiology coverage: Introduces key chapters to provide students with a brief overview before launching into drug information
  • Chapters on Antibiotics and Antineoplastics: Subjects have both been divided into two chapters each, making difficult material easier to digest for students
  • Generic and trade drug names are used throughout – with a new Drug Index at the back of the book
  • Emphasis on nursing roles and practices in Canada
  • More info on natural health products
  • More info on ethnocultural considerations

Part 1 Pharmacology Basics Study Skills Tips: Pharmacology Basics 1 Nursing Practice in Canada and Drug Therapy 2 Pharmacologic Principles 3 Considerations for Special Populations 4 Ethnocultural, Legal, and Ethical Considerations 5 Medication Errors 6 Patient Education and Drug Therapy 7 Over-the-Counter Drugs and Natural Health Products 8 Vitamins and Minerals 9 Problematic Substance Use 10 Photo Atlas of Drug Administration

Part 2 Drugs Affecting the Central Nervous System Study Skills Tips: Vocabulary, Text Notation, and Language Conventions 11 Analgesic Drugs 12 General and Local Anesthetics 13 Central Nervous System Depressants and Muscle Relaxants 14 Anti-Epileptic Drugs 15 Antiparkinsonian Drugs 16 Psychotherapeutic Drugs 17 Central Nervous System Stimulants Drugs

Part 3 Drugs Affecting the Autonomic Nervous System Study Skills Tips: PURR Application and Study Groups 18 Adrenergic Drugs 19 Adrenergic-Blocking Drugs 20 Cholinergic Drugs 21 Cholinergic-blocking Drugs

Part 4 Drugs Affecting the Cardiovascular and Renal Systems Study Skills Tips: Linking Learning and Text Notation 22 Positive Inotropic Drugs 23 Antidysrhythmic Drugs 24 Anti-Anginal Drugs 25 Antihypertensive Drugs 26 Diuretic Drugs 27 Fluids and Electrolytes 28 Coagulation Modifier Drugs 29 Antilipemic Drugs

Part 5 Drugs Affecting the Endocrine System Study Skills Tips: Questioning Strategy 30 Pituitary Drugs 31 Thyroid and Antithyroid Drugs 32 Antidiabetic Drugs 33 Adrenal Drugs  34 Women’s Health Drugs 35 Men’s Health Drugs

Part 6 Drugs Affecting the Respiratory System Study Skills Tips: Study on the Run, PURR 36 Antihistamines, Decongestants, Antitussives, and Expectorants 37 Bronchodilators and Other Respiratory Drugs

Part 7 Anti-Infective and Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Study Skills Tips: Applying the Nursing Process 38 Antibiotics, Part 1: Sulfonamides, Penicillins, Cephalosporins, Macrolides, and Tetracyclines 39 Antibiotics, Part 2: Aminoglycosides, Fluoroquinolones, and Other Drugs 40 Antiviral Drugs 41 Antitubercular Drugs 42 Antifungal Drugs 43 Antimalarial, Antiprotozoal, and Anthelmintic Drugs 44 Antiseptics and Disinfectant Drugs 45 Anti-Inflammatory, Antiarthritic, and Related Drugs

Part 8 Immune and Biologic Modifiers and Chemotherapeutic Drugs Study Skills Tips: Time Management, Evaluate Prior Performance, Anticipate the Test, and Plan For Distributed Study 46 Immunosuppresant Drugs 47 Immunizing Drugs and Pandemic Preparedness 48 Antineoplastic Drugs Part 1: Cancer Overview and Cell Cycle-Specific Drugs 49 Antineoplastic Drugs Part 2: Cell Cycle-Nonspecific and Miscellaneous Drugs 50 Biologic Response-Modifying Drugs 51 Gene Therapy and Pharmacogenomics

Part 9 Drugs Affecting the Gastrointestinal System and Nutrition Study Skills Tips: Active Questions, What Are the Right Questions, Kinds of Questions, and Questioning Application 52 Acid-Controlling Drugs 53 Antidiarrheal Drugs and Laxatives 54 Anti-Emetic and Antinausea Drugs 55 Pharmaconutrition

Part 10 Miscellaneous Therapeutics: Hematologic, Dermatologic, Ophthalmic, and Otic Drugs Study Skills Tips: Time Management, PURR, and Repeat the Steps 56&n

Linda Lane Lilley, PhD, RN, Associate Professor Emeritus, School of Nursing, Old Dominion University, Virginia Beach, VA, Scott Harrington, PharmD, Harrington Health Informatics, LLC, Tucson, AZ; Director of Pharmacy, Northern Cochise Community Hospital, Willcox, AZ, Julie S. Snyder, MSN, RN-BC, Adjunct Faculty, School of Nursing, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia and Beth Swart, BScN, MES, Professor, School of Nursing, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario


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