Core Concepts in Pharmacology / Edition 3

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Overview

This comprehensive, up-to-date text introduces pharmacology from an interdisciplinary perspective, illuminating core concepts of anatomy, physiology, and pathology that make drug therapy understandable to all nursing students. Organized around body systems and diseases, it clearly places each drug in context. Its focused nursing content includes easy-to-read flowcharts that illuminate assessment, diagnosis, planning, interventions, patient education, discharge planning, and evaluation. This edition contains new chapters on the nursing process and drugs for degenerative diseases and muscles; new Safety Alerts; new coverage of weight loss surgery and drugs; revamped NCLEX-PN® questions; a brand-new glossary, and many other improvements. Some new feautres to this edition include:

  • New! Full chapter on the nursing process
  • New! All-new chapter on drugs for degenerative diseases and muscles
  • New! Safety Alerts call attention to medication errors and Joint Commission safety guidelines Updated! End-of-chapter NCLEX-PN® questions completely revamped to reflect the latest practice
  • New! Scenario-based Case Study Questions help students apply pharmacology and nursing care to specific clients and circumstances
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780135077597
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 4/13/2010
  • Series: MyNursingKit Series
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 768
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Leland Norman Holland, Jr., Ph.D. (Norm) is the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as an Associate Professor of Chemistry at Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL.  Formerly, he was the Chair in the Division for Health, Mathematics and Science at Pasco-Hernando Community College. He has been actively involved in teaching and preparing students for various health professions including nursing, dentistry, and pharmacy. He comes to the teaching profession after spending several years doing basic science research at the VA Hospital in Augusta, Georgia and the Medical College of Georgia where he received his Ph.D. in Pharmacology. He has taught pharmacology over the course of 10 years at both the undergraduate and graduate level. He is very much dedicated to the success of students and has assisted many in their pursuits to earn healthcare degrees.    

Michael Patrick Adams, PhD., R.T.(R) is the Associate Dean for Health, Mathematics and Science at Pasco-Hernando Community College. He is an accomplished educator, author and national speaker. The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development in Austin, TX named Dr. Adams a Master Teacher. He has been registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists for over 30 years. Dr. Adams obtained his Masters degree in Pharmacology from Michigan State University and his Doctorate in Education at the University of South Florida.

 

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Table of Contents

UNIT I. BASIC CONCEPTS IN PHARMACOLOGY

1. Introduction to Pharmacology: Drug Regulation and Approval

2. Drug Classes, Schedules, and Categories

3. Methods of Drug Administration

4. What Happens After a Drug Has Been Administered

5. The Nursing Process

6. Herbs and Dietary Supplements

7. Substance Abuse

UNIT 2. THE NERVOUS SYSTEM

8. Drugs Affecting Functions of the Autonomic Nervous System

9. Drugs for Anxiety and Insomnia

10. Drugs for Emotional and Mood Disorders

11. Drugs for Psychoses

12. Drugs for Degenerative Diseases and Muscles

13. Drugs for Seizures

14. Drugs for Pain Control

15. Drugs for Anesthesia

UNIT 3. THE CARDIOVASCULAR AND URINARY SYSTEMS

16. Drugs for Lipid Disorders

17. Drugs for Hypertension

18. Drugs for Heart Failure

19. Drugs for Dysrhythmias

20. Drugs for Coagulation Disorders

21. Drugs for Angina Pectoris, Myocardial Infarction, and Cerebrovascular Accident

22. Drugs for Shock and Anaphylaxis

23. Drugs for Fluid, Acid-Base, and Electrolyte Disorders

UNIT 4. THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

24. Drugs for Inflammation, Allergies, and Immune Disorders

25. Drugs for Bacterial Infections

26. Drugs for Fungal, Viral, and Parasitic Diseases

27. Drugs for Neoplasia

UNIT 5. THE RESPIRATORY AND DIGESTIVE SYSTEMS

28. Drugs for Pulmonary Disorders

29. Drugs for Gastrointestinal Disorders

30. Vitamins, Minerals, and Nutritional Supplements

UNIT 6. THE ENDOCRINE AND REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEMS

31. Drugs for Endocrine Disorders

32. Drugs for Disorders and Conditions of the Reproductive System

UNIT 7. THE SKELETAL SYSTEM, INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEM, AND EYES AND EARS

33. Drugs for Bone, and Joint Disorders

34. Drugs for Skin Disorders

35. Drugs for Eye and Ear Disorders

Appendix A. References

Appendix B. Answers to NCLEX-PN and Case Study Questions

Appendix C. Top 100 Drugs

Glossary

Index

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