Core Concepts in Pharmacology / Edition 2

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Introduces LPN/LVNs to pharmacology principles and practices. The body system and disease organization (versus drug classification) is more intuitive and patient care oriented because it places the drug in context of how they are used therapeutically. Nursing Process flowcharts provide succinct, easy-to-read view of the most important nurisng actions for tehe prescribed drug classes; Lifespan Facts provide important pediatric adn geriatric considerations for drug therapies; Natural Alternatives features present a popular herbal and dietary supplement that may be considered along with conventional drugs; Mechanism in Action features use computer animations to clearly demonstrate drug action; Patient Need boxes help a nurse develop communication skills to help increase patient education and understanding. Reference forLicense Practical Nurses and License Vocational Nurses

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131959866
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 4/19/2006
  • Edition description: Workbook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 248
  • Sales rank: 1,466,591
  • Product dimensions: 8.56 (w) x 10.76 (h) x 0.45 (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

Ch. 1 Introduction to pharmacology : drug regulation and approval 2
Ch. 2 Drug classes, schedules, and categories 14
Ch. 3 Methods of drug administration 24
Ch. 4 What happens after a drug has been administered 48
Ch. 5 Herbs and dietary supplements 59
Ch. 6 Substance abuse 70
Ch. 7 Drugs affecting functions of the autonomic nervous system 86
Ch. 8 Drugs for anxiety and insomnia 107
Ch. 9 Drugs for emotional and mood disorders 124
Ch. 10 Drugs for psychoses and degenerative diseases of the nervous system 148
Ch. 11 Drugs for seizures 174
Ch. 12 Drugs for pain control 192
Ch. 13 Drugs for anesthesia 215
Ch. 14 Drugs for coagulation disorders 234
Ch. 15 Drugs for hypertension 251
Ch. 16 Drugs for heart failure 277
Ch. 17 Drugs for dysrhythmias 295
Ch. 18 Drugs for angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, and cerebrovascular accident 313
Ch. 19 Drugs for shock and anaphylaxis 333
Ch. 20 Drugs for lipid disorders 347
Ch. 21 Drugs for inflammation, allergies, and immune disorders 364
Ch. 22 Drugs for bacterial infections 393
Ch. 23 Drugs for fungal, viral, and parasitic diseases 421
Ch. 24 Drugs for neoplasia 442
Ch. 25 Drugs for pulmonary disorders 468
Ch. 26 Drugs for gastrointestinal disorders 486
Ch. 27 Vitamins, minerals, and nutritional supplements 510
Ch. 28 Drugs for fluid, acid-base, and electrolyte disorders 524
Ch. 29 Drugs for endocrine disorders 544
Ch. 30 Drugs for disorders and conditions of the reproductive system 572
Ch. 31 Drugs for muscle, bone, and joint disorders 596
Ch. 32 Drugs for skin disorders 622
Ch. 33 Drugs for eye and ear disorders 640
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