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Let this outstanding, reader-friendly pharmacology text help guide you through the detailed world of nursing pharmacology. Now in its third edition, Pharmacology for Canadian Health Care Practice covers all the key pharmacology content needed by today’s nursing students. Known for its appealing layout, wealth of photos, and helpful boxed features, this engaging text brings important pharmacology concepts to life. The text’s popular key drug approach focuses only on the drug information you need to know. Along with its exam preparation and insightful learning strategies, this is your complete pharmacology text!
Part One: Pharmacology Basics Study Skills Tips 1. Nursing Practice in Canada and Drug Therapy 2. Pharmacological Principles 3. Legal and Ethical Considerations 4. Patient Focused Considerations 5. Gene Therapy and Pharmacogenomics 6. Medication Errors: Preventing and Responding 7. Patient Education and Drug Therapy 8. Over-the-Counter Drugs and Natural Health Products 9. Vitamins and Minerals 10. Principles of Drug Administration
Part Two: Drugs Affecting the Central Nervous System Study Skills Tips 11. Analgesic Drugs 12. General and Local Anaesthetics 13. Central Nervous System Depressants and Muscle Relaxants 14. Central Nervous System Stimulants and Related Drugs 15. Antiepileptic Drugs 16. Antiparkinsonian Drugs 17. Psychotherapeautic Drugs 18. Substance Misuse
Part Three: Drugs Affecting the Autonomic Nervous System Study Skills Tips 19. Adrenergic Drugs 20. Adrenergic-Blocking Drugs 21. Cholinergic Drugs 22. Cholinergic Blocking Drugs
Part Four: Drugs Affecting the Cardiovascular and Renal Systems Study Skills Tips 23. Antihypertensive Drugs 24. Antianginal Drugs 25. Heart Failure Drugs 26. Antidysrhythmic Drugs 27. Coagulation Modifier Drugs 28. Antilipemic Drugs 29. Diuretic Drugs 30. Fluids and Electrolytes
Part Five: Drugs Affecting the Endocrine System Study Skills Tips 31. Pituitary Drugs 32. Thyroid and Antithyroid Drugs 33. Antidiabetic Drugs 34. Adrenal Drugs 35. Women's Health Drugs 36. Men's Health Drugs
Part Six: Drugs Affecting the Respiratory System Study Skills Tips 37. Antihistamines, Decongestants, Antitussives, and Expectorants 38. Respiratory Drugs
Part Seven: Drugs Affecting the Gastrointestinal System and Nutrition Study Skills Tips 39. Acid-Controlling Drugs 40. Antidiarrheal Drugs and Laxatives 41. Antiemetic and Antinausea Drugs 42. Nutritional Supplements
Part Eight: Anti-Infective and Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Study Skills Tips 43. Antibiotics Part 1: Sulfonamides, Penicillins, Cephalosporins, Macrolides, and Tetracyclines 44. Antibiotics Part 2: Aminoglycosides, Fluoroquinalones, and Other Drugs 45. Antiviral Drugs 46. Antitubercular Drugs 47. Antifungal Drugs 48. Antimalarial, Antiprotozoal, and Anthelmintic Drugs 49. Anti-Inflammatory and Antigout Drugs
Part Nine: Immune and Biological Modifiers and Chemotherapeautic Drugs Study Skills Tips 50. Immunosuppressant Drugs 51. Immunizing Drugs and Pandemic Preparedness 52. Antineoplastic Drugs Part 1: Cancer Overview and Cell Cycle - Specific Drugs 53. Antineoplastic Drugs Part 2: Cell Cycle - Nonspecific and Miscellaneous Drugs 54. Biological Response - Modifying Drugs and Antirheumatic Drugs
Part Ten: Miscellaneous Therapeutics: Hematological, Dermatalogical, Ophthalmic, and Otic Drugs Study Skills Tips 55. Anemia Drugs 56. Dermatological Drugs 57. Ophthalmic Drugs 58. Otic Drugs Appendix: Pharmaceutical Abbreviations Bibliography Index of Glossary Terms Drug Index General Index Special Features