Pharmacology for Canadian Health Care Practice,3rd Edition
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!
- Popular key drug approach focuses on the need-to-know content for safe clinical practice and uses a streamlined approach to drug indications, emphasizing only the most common or serious adverse effects.
- Clear, colourful and consistent learner-friendly format utilizes a variety of tables and practical body systems organization to help you integrate pharmacology content with what you are learning in medical-surgical and adult health nursing courses.
- Focus on prioritization includes prioritized nursing diagnoses along with corresponding prioritization of goals and outcomes, helping you learn to connect nursing diagnoses to goals and outcomes.
- Large collection of reader-friendly learning aids includes approachable text elements such as:
- Cartoon-illustrated study skills tips covering study, time management, and test-taking tips related to studying pharmacology
- Drug profiles highlighting specific information on commonly-used agents
- Patient teaching tips outlining useful patient information specific to each drug group
- Evidence in Practice boxes featuring current research and findings relevant to nursing pharmacology
- Lab Values Related to Drug Therapy summary boxes covering therapeutic levels of various drugs
- Preventing Medication Errors boxes reinforcing concepts introduced in the medication errors chapter and relating them to specific common errors that occur in nursing pharmacology
- Ethnocultural Implications boxes discussing differences to expect among cultural or ethnic groups
- Dosages tables providing instant access to dosages, routes, and indications for individual drugs
- Natural Health Products boxes providing an Overview, Common Uses, Adverse Effects, Potential Drug Interactions, and Contraindications for popular herbal therapies
- Special Populations Considerations boxes highlighting critical points related to drug therapy in children, adolescents, women and older adult patients
- Key points summarizing key pharmacology and nursing content in each chapter
- Legal and Ethical Principles boxes promoting awareness of liability issues and proper professional conduct
- Pharmacokinetic Bridge to Nursing Practice feature covering topics such as heart failure, women’s health issues, iron, and monitoring renal function
- More than 250 full-colour photos and illustrations (many updated for this edition) showing how drugs work in the body and how to administer medications safely and effectively
- Examination review questions in every chapter
- NEW! Focus on need-to-know content helps you concentrate on the most common and essential content.
- NEW! Updated drugs and treatment guidelines ensures currency with the latest new Canadian drug approvals, drug withdrawals, therapeutic uses, and warnings/precautions.
- NEW! Case studies (throughout the text) help bring patients to life.
- NEW! Improved organization houses information on one drug in one location
- NEW! Pharmacokinetics tables include "Elimination Half-Life" information for each drug profile.
- NEW! Streamlined resources on Evolve companion site now include an increased emphasis on active learning for user engagement.
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
Linda Lane Lilley, PhD, RN, Associate Professor Emeritus, School of Nursing, Old Dominion University, Virginia Beach, VA, Julie S. Snyder, MSN, RN-BC, Lecturer, School of Nursing, Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia and Beth Swart, BScN, MES, Professor, School of Nursing, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario