Clinical Drug Therapy: Rationales for Nursing Practice / Edition 8

Clinical Drug Therapy: Rationales for Nursing Practice / Edition 8

by Anne Collins Abrams, Sandra Smith Pennington, Carol Barnett Lammon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0781762634

ISBN-13: 9780781762632

Pub. Date: 02/01/2006

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

This popular core nursing pharmacology textbook provides unique coverage of nursing interventions for drug therapy with related rationales. Highly praised for its organized and readable presentation, the text explains the "why" behind each nursing action and emphasizes how drugs work differently in different patients.

New to the Eighth Edition are case studies

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Overview

This popular core nursing pharmacology textbook provides unique coverage of nursing interventions for drug therapy with related rationales. Highly praised for its organized and readable presentation, the text explains the "why" behind each nursing action and emphasizes how drugs work differently in different patients.

New to the Eighth Edition are case studies integrated into each chapter with case-based questions that foster critical thinking. New Research Briefs summarize current research and its nursing implications. A new chapter covers drugs for obesity, and all nutrition products have been consolidated into one chapter. New NCLEX®-style questions appear at the end of each drug chapter.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780781762632
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
02/01/2006
Series:
Field Guide Series
Edition description:
Eighth Edition
Pages:
1168
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

    SECTION 1 Introduction to Drug Therapy, 1

  1. Introduction to Pharmacology, 2
  2. Basic Concepts and Processes, 9
  3. Administering Medications, 29
  4. Nursing Process in Drug Therapy, 47

    SECTION 2 Drugs Affecting the Central Nervous System, 71

  5. Physiology of the Central Nervous System, 72
  6. Opioid Analgesics and Opioid Antagonists, 79
  7. Analgesic–Antipyretic–Anti-inflammatory and Related Drugs, 99
  8. Antianxiety and Sedative-Hypnotic Drugs, 124
  9. Antipsychotic Drugs, 144
  10. Drugs for Mood Disorders: Antidepressants and Mood Stabilizers, 163
  11. Antiseizure Drugs, 182
  12. Antiparkinson Drugs, 202
  13. Skeletal Muscle Relaxants, 213
  14. Anesthetics, 220
  15. Substance Abuse Disorders, 236
  16. Central Nervous System Stimulants, 251

    SECTION 3 Drugs Affecting the Autonomic Nervous System, 260

  17. Physiology of the Autonomic Nervous System, 261
  18. Adrenergic Drugs, 268
  19. Antiadrenergic Drugs, 283
  20. Cholinergic Drugs, 298
  21. Anticholinergic Drugs, 308

    SECTION 4 Drugs Affecting the Endocrine System, 320

  22. Physiology of the Endocrine System, 321
  23. Hypothalamic and Pituitary Hormones, 325
  24. Corticosteroids, 334
  25. Thyroid and Antithyroid Drugs, 353
  26. Hormones That Regulate Calcium and Bone Metabolism, 366
  27. Antidiabetic Drugs, 382
  28. Estrogens, Progestins, and Hormonal Contraceptives, 409
  29. Androgens and Anabolic Steroids, 425

    SECTION 5 Nutrients, Fluids, and Electrolytes, 433

  30. Nutritional Support Products and Drugs for Obesity, 434
  31. Vitamins, 453
  32. Minerals and Electrolytes, 469

    SECTION 6 Drugs Used to Treat Infections, 493

  33. General Characteristics of Antimicrobial Drugs, 494
  34. Beta-Lactam Antibacterials: Penicillins, Cephalosporins, and Others, 510
  35. Aminoglycosides and Fluoroquinolones, 527
  36. Tetracyclines, Sulfonamides, and Urinary Agents, 537
  37. Macrolides and Miscellaneous Antibacterials, 548
  38. Drugs for Tuberculosis and Mycobacterium avium Complex (MAC) Disease, 559
  39. Antiviral Drugs, 576
  40. Antifungal Drugs, 595
  41. Antiparasitics, 614

    SECTION 7 Drugs Affecting Hematopoiesis and the Immune System, 627

  42. Physiology of the Hematopoietic and Immune Systems, 628
  43. Immunizing Agents, 640
  44. Hematopoietic and Immunostimulant Drugs, 657
  45. Immunosuppressants, 671

    SECTION 8 Drugs Affecting the Respiratory System, 693

  46. Physiology of the Respiratory System, 694
  47. Drugs for Asthma and Other Bronchoconstrictive Disorders, 697
  48. Antihistamines and Allergic Disorders, 715
  49. Nasal Decongestants, Antitussives, and Cold Remedies, 728

    SECTION 9 Drugs Affecting the Cardiovascular System, 738

  50. Physiology of the Cardiovascular System, 739
  51. Drug Therapy of Heart Failure, 743
  52. Antidysrhythmic Drugs, 758
  53. Antianginal Drugs, 774
  54. Drugs Used in Hypotension and Shock, 788
  55. Antihypertensive Drugs, 797
  56. Diuretics, 818
  57. Drugs That Affect Blood Coagulation, 832
  58. Drugs for Dyslipidemia, 851

    SECTION 10 Drugs Affecting the Digestive System, 863

  59. Physiology of the Digestive System, 864
  60. Drugs Used for Peptic Ulcer and Acid Reflux Disorders, 867
  61. Laxatives and Cathartics, 883

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