Clinical Drug Therapy: Rationales for Nursing Practice / Edition 9

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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, readable presentation, the text explains the "why" behind each nursing action and emphasizes how drugs work differently in different patients. Highlights of the Ninth Edition include new Evidence-Based Practice displays, clearly identified FDA Black Box Warnings, case studies threaded through each drug chapter, key terms with definitions in chapter openers, a comprehensive glossary, a revised art program, and thoroughly revised end-of-chapter NCLEX®-style questions.

A bound-in CD-ROM and a companion Website include videos, animations, dosage calculation quizzes, NCLEX┬«-style questions, and journal articles. It also includes a FREE Photo Atlas of Medication Administration.  LiveAdvise online tutoring is also available.

The book contains predominantly two-color illustrations, with some black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Nancy Fairchild
This is the fifth edition of a text on clinical drug therapy. The first section of the book contains chapters addressing basic drug information necessary to understand and apply drug knowledge. This includes laws and standards; pharmacokinetics; pharmacodynamics; cellular physiology; dose forms and routes; methods of drug administration; and drug therapy guidelines and principles. The majority of the book is devoted to therapeutic classes of drugs and prototypical or commonly used individual drugs. The information provided includes a review of physiology, a condition for which the drug group is utilized, description of the drug group, and clinically relevant nursing information. There is also a section on nutritional products as well as drugs used in dermatologic and ophthalmic disorders. The purpose is to promote safe, effective, and rational drug therapy by providing essential information that reflects current practices in drug therapy. This book is intended as a text for nursing students and as a reference for practicing nurses. Each chapter begins with a list of terms, learning objectives, and a chapter outline, and closes with a review and application exercise. Clinically pertinent material is addressed under the headings of nursing process, principles of therapy, and nursing actions. The content covered under nursing process emphasizes the nursing process in drug therapy. Principles of therapy include factors that influence what drug, dose, and route of administration to use. Nursing actions are presented in a table that outlines specific nursing responsibilities in relation to administration, observation, and patient teaching. There is also a section on nursingimplications in the home setting. This is a well-organized, readable textbook that follows a consistent format. The drug information is up-to-date and reflects current practices. There is excellent emphasis on the nurse's role using the nursing process format. The nursing action tables are pertinent and very helpful.
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Reviewer:Nancy Fairchild, RN, MS, CAES(Boston College School of Nursing)
Description:This is the fifth edition of a text on clinical drug therapy. The first section of the book contains chapters addressing basic drug information necessary to understand and apply drug knowledge. This includes laws and standards; pharmacokinetics; pharmacodynamics; cellular physiology; dose forms and routes; methods of drug administration; and drug therapy guidelines and principles. The majority of the book is devoted to therapeutic classes of drugs and prototypical or commonly used individual drugs. The information provided includes a review of physiology, a condition for which the drug group is utilized, description of the drug group, and clinically relevant nursing information. There is also a section on nutritional products as well as drugs used in dermatologic and ophthalmic disorders.
Purpose:The purpose is to promote safe, effective, and rational drug therapy by providing essential information that reflects current practices in drug therapy.
Audience:This book is intended as a text for nursing students and as a reference for practicing nurses.
Features:Each chapter begins with a list of terms, learning objectives, and a chapter outline, and closes with a review and application exercise. Clinically pertinent material is addressed under the headings of nursing process, principles of therapy, and nursing actions. The content covered under nursing process emphasizes the nursing
Assessment:process in drug therapy. Principles of therapy include factors that influence what drug, dose, and route of administration to use. Nursing actions are presented in a table that outlines specific nursing responsibilities in relation to administration, observation, and patient teaching. There is also a section on nursing implications in the home setting."
Booknews
Text/reference examines drugs and drug therapy within the context of nursing responsibilities. Revised (second edition, 1987) to reflect newer drugs and current usage of older drugs, and the importance of the nursing process in drug therapy. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781777698
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 12/1/2008
  • Edition description: Ninth, North American Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 1168
  • Sales rank: 1,052,060
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 2.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch.1 Introduction to Pharmacology

  • Ch. 2: Basic Concepts and Processes
  • Ch. 3: Administering Medications
  • Ch. 4: Nursing Process in Drug Therapy
  • Ch. 5: Physiology of the Central Nervous System
  • Ch. 6: Opioid Analgesics and Opioid Antagonists
  • Ch. 7: Analgesic-Antipyretic-Anti-Inflammatory and Related Drugs
  • Ch. 8: Antianxiety and Sedative-Hypnotic Drugs
  • Ch. 9: Antipsychotic Drugs
  • Ch. 10: Antidepressants and Mood Stabilizers
  • Ch. 11: Antiseizure Drugs
  • Ch. 12: Antiparkinson Drugs
  • Ch. 13: Skeletal Muscle Relaxants
  • Ch. 14: Substance Abuse Disorders
  • Ch. 15: Central Nervous System Stimulants
  • Ch. 16: Physiology of the Autonomic Nervous System
  • Ch. 17: Adrenergic Drugs
  • Ch. 18: Antiadrenergic Drugs
  • Ch. 19: Cholinergic Drugs
  • Ch. 20: Anticholinergic Drugs
  • Ch. 21: Physiology of the Endocrine System
  • Ch. 22: Hypothalamic and Pituitary Hormones
  • Ch. 23: Corticosteroids
  • Ch. 24: Thyroid and Antithyroid Drugs
  • Ch. 25: Hormones That Regulate Calcium and Bone Metabolism
  • Ch. 26: Antidiabetic Drugs
  • Ch. 27: Estrogens, Progestins, and Hormonal Contraceptives
  • Ch. 28: Androgens and Anabolic Steroids
  • Ch. 29: General Characteristics of Antimicrobial Drugs
  • Ch. 30: Beta-Lactam Antibacterials: Penicillins, Cephalosporins, and Other Drugs
  • Ch. 31: Aminoglycosides and Fluoroquinolones
  • Ch. 32: Tetracyclines, Sulfonamides, and Urinary Agents
  • Ch. 33: Macrolides, Ketolides, and Miscellaneous Antibacterials
  • Ch. 34: Drugs for Tuberculosis and Mycobacterium avium Complex (MAC) Disease
  • Ch. 35: Antiviral Drugs
  • Ch. 36: Antifungal Drugs
  • Ch. 37: Antiparasitics
  • Ch. 38: Physiology of the Hematopoietic and Immune Systems
  • Ch. 39: Immunizing Agents
  • Ch. 40: Hematopoietic and Immunostimulant Drugs
  • Ch. 41: Immunosuppressants
  • Ch. 42: Drugs Used in Oncologic Disorders
  • Ch. 43: Physiology of the Respiratory System
  • Ch. 44: Drugs for Asthma and Other Bronchoconstrictive Disorders
  • Ch. 45: Antihistamines and Allergic Disorders
  • Ch. 46: Nasal Decongestants, Antitussives, and Cold Remedies
  • Ch. 47: Physiology of the Cardiovascular System
  • Ch. 48: Drug Therapy for Heart Failure
  • Ch. 49: Antidysrhythmic Drugs
  • Ch. 50: Antianginal Drugs
  • Ch. 51: Drugs Used in Hypotension and Shock
  • Ch. 52: Antihypertensive Drugs
  • Ch. 53: Diuretics
  • Ch. 54: Drugs That Affect Blood Coagulation
  • Ch. 55: Drugs for Dyslipidemia
  • Ch. 56: Physiology of the Digestive System
  • Ch. 57: Nutritional Support Products, Vitamins, and Mineral-Electrolytes
  • Ch. 58: Drugs to Aid Weight Management
  • Ch. 59: Drugs Used for Peptic Ulcer and Acid Reflux Disorders
  • Ch. 60: Laxatives and Cathartics
  • Ch. 61: Antidiarrheals
  • Ch. 62: Antiemetics
  • Ch. 63: Drugs Used in Ophthalmic Conditions
  • Ch. 64: Drugs Used in Dermatologic Conditions
  • Ch. 65: Drug Use During Pregnancy and Lactation
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2010

    Must Have

    This is a comprehensive and useful book. It is better than using the Drug Handbook; it is more detailed and gives the pathophysiology of each system and indepth drug actions.

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    Posted January 21, 2010

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