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Overview

Basic Pharmacology for Nurses is a modern classic. Known for its impeccably accurate drug content and practical applications of the nursing process, this trusted text consistently emphasizes health promotion through monitoring and patient education. Introductory units ground your knowledge in the basic principles of pharmacology and medication administration, while subsequent body-system units prepare you to apply the nursing process to every major disorder.


• UNIQUE! Two-tiered application of the nursing process
provides the general principles of care, along with specific nursing implications for each drug class or individual drug.
Meticulously accurate and updated drug content keeps the book in step with the latest FDA approvals, withdrawals, and changes in therapeutic uses.
UNIQUE! Introduction to Cardiovascular Disease and Metabolic Syndrome sets the stage for an understanding of the progression of cardiovascular disease and the pharmacologic treatment of that progression.
UNIQUE! Patient Teaching boxes equip you for health teaching related to medications.
LPN Threads design presents information in an easy to understand and visually engaging manner.



• NEW! Increased emphasis on medication safety
prepares you for a clinical environment that is more focused than ever on reducing drug errors.
• NEW! Updated and added coverage
keeps you up to date with the latest information on genetics, pharmacogenomics, and racial/gender factors in drug actions.

The book contains color illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Laurel A. Eisenhauer
This is a basic introductory pharmacology textcurrently in its 11th edition. It was originally published in1957. The original aim of the first edition related to concern forthe ""administration of medication with concern for safety andprecision and attention to physiologic factors"" has been expanded tohave increased emphasis on the need for monitoring and for patientteaching to ensure safe self-care. Although there is material on theseaspects, especially as applied to the acute care or institutionalsetting, there is little on aspects of home care and psychosocialissues such as noncompliance. Although the audience is not specifiedby the authors, it would appear to appropriate for students preparingfor a technical level of practice. The author team is well qualified,with one a pharmacist and the other a nursing faculty member in anassociate degree program. Consultants from LPN and baccalaureateprograms are also used. This text is well illustrated with colorphotos and figures. Color is used liberally in the illustrations andalso within the text to highlight organization and pedagogicalfeatures. Content related to drugs is arranged according to patientcondition. The nursing process is used as a framework; a sixth right-- the need to document -- is a useful point of emphasis. Noreferences are provided. The text comes in softcover and is easy tohandle and carry. This basic text in pharmacology provides anintroduction to safe drug administration and an introductoryunderstanding of pharmacology. The most appropriate audience would beLPN or ADN students. The discussion of drug therapy is arranged bypatient conditions; the nursing process is used to discuss the nursingaspects. Thereis excellent use of color and illustrations to enhancethe pedagogical features.
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Reviewer: Laurel A. Eisenhauer, RN, PhD, FAAN (Boston College School of Nursing)
Description: This is a basic introductory pharmacology text currently in its 11th edition. It was originally published in 1957.
Purpose: The original aim of the first edition related to concern for the "administration of medication with concern for safety and precision and attention to physiologic factors" has been expanded to have increased emphasis on the need for monitoring and for patient teaching to ensure safe self-care. Although there is material on these aspects, especially as applied to the acute care or institutional setting, there is little on aspects of home care and psychosocial issues such as noncompliance.
Audience: Although the audience is not specified by the authors, it would appear to appropriate for students preparing for a technical level of practice. The author team is well qualified, with one a pharmacist and the other a nursing faculty member in an associate degree program. Consultants from LPN and baccalaureate programs are also used.
Features: This text is well illustrated with color photos and figures. Color is used liberally in the illustrations and also within the text to highlight organization and pedagogical features. Content related to drugs is arranged according to patient condition. The nursing process is used as a framework; a sixth right — the need to document — is a useful point of emphasis. No references are provided. The text comes in softcover and is easy to handle and carry.
Assessment: This basic text in pharmacology provides an introduction to safe drug administration and an introductory understanding of pharmacology. The most appropriate audience would be LPN or ADN students. The discussion of drug therapy is arranged by patient conditions; the nursing process is used to discuss the nursing aspects. There is excellent use of color and illustrations to enhance the pedagogical features.

2 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323086547
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 12/10/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 16
  • Pages: 912
  • Sales rank: 101,361
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 1.35 (d)

Table of Contents

Unit 1: Foundations of Pharmacology

  1. Drug Definitions, Standards, and Information Sources
  2. Basic Principles of Drug Action and Drug Interactions
  3. Drug Action across the Life Span
  4. The Nursing Process and Pharmacology
  5. Patient Education to Promote Health
  6. Unit 2: Illustrated Atlas of Medication Administration and Math Review

  7. A Review of Arithmetic
  8. Principles of Medication Administration and Medication Safety
  9. Percutaneous Administration
  10. Enteral Administration
  11. Parenteral Administration: Safe Preparation of Parenteral Medications
  12. Parenteral Administration: Intradermal, Subcutaneous, and Intramuscular Routes
  13. Parenteral Administration: Intravenous Route
  14. Unit 3: Drugs That Affect the Autonomic and Central Nervous Systems

  15. Drugs That Affect the Central Nervous System
  16. Drugs Used for Sleep
  17. Drugs Used for Parkinson’s Disease
  18. Drugs Used for Anxiety Disorders
  19. Drugs Used for Mood Disorders
  20. Drugs Used for Psychoses
  21. Drugs Used for Seizure Disorders
  22. Drugs Used for Pain Management
  23. Unit 4: Drugs That Affect the Cardiovascular System

  24. Introduction to Cardiovascular Disease and Metabolic Syndrome
  25. Drugs Used to Treat Dyslipidemias
  26. Drugs Used to Treat Hypertension
  27. Drugs Used to Treat Dysrhythmias
  28. Drugs Used to Treat Angina Pectoris
  29. Drugs Used to Treat Peripheral Vascular Disease
  30. Drugs Used to Treat Thromboembolic Disorders
  31. Drugs Used to Treat Heart Failure
  32. Drugs Used for Diuresis
  33. Unit 5: Drugs Used to Treat Disorders of the Respiratory System

  34. Drugs Used to Treat Upper Respiratory Disease
  35. Drugs Used to Treat Lower Respiratory Disease
  36. Unit 6: Drugs That Affect the Digestive System

  37. Drugs Used to Treat Oral Disorders
  38. Drugs Used to Treat Gastroesophageal Reflux and Peptic Ulcer Disease
  39. Drugs Used to Treat Nausea and Vomiting
  40. Drugs Used to Treat Constipation and Diarrhea
  41. Unit 7: Drugs That Affect the Endocrine System

  42. Drugs Used to Treat Diabetes Mellitus
  43. Drugs Used to Treat Thyroid Disease
  44. Corticosteroids
  45. Gonadal Hormones
  46. Unit 8: Drugs That Affect the Reproductive System

  47. Drugs Used in Obstetrics
  48. Drugs Used in Men’s and Women’s Health
  49. Unit 9: Drugs That Affect Other Body Systems

  50. Drugs Used to Treat Disorders of the Urinary System
  51. Drugs Used to Treat Glaucoma and Other Eye Disorders
  52. Drugs Used for Cancer Treatment
  53. Drugs Used to Treat the Muscular System
  54. Antimicrobial Agents
  55. Unit 10: Drugs That Affect the General Health of the Body

  56. Nutrition
  57. Herbal and Dietary Supplement Therapy
  58. Substance Abuse
  59. Miscellaneous Agents

Bibliography

Illustration Credits

Index

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