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Organized by body system, this fully revised Second Edition places the patient at the center of all drug and drug administration choices. The book bridges the gap between basic science and clinical practice and shows how today's therapeutic agents can address each patient's specific needs. Features include critical thinking scenarios, abundant review questions, color concept maps, drug summary tables, Lifespan Alerts regarding pediatric, childbearing, and geriatric patients, and Web Alerts directing readers to Internet information. A "Focus on Research" feature provides the groundwork for evidence-based decision-making. Appendices cover Canadian drugs, diagnostic imaging agents, enteral nutrition supplements, antidotes, immunizations, and more.
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Reviewer: Joyce B. Vazzano, BS, MS (Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing)
Description: This book presents a totally nursing-focused framework to support the learning and teaching of pharmacology. It integrates core drug knowledge with core patient information, appropriately stressing the relationship between the two bodies of information. The previous edition was published in 1999.
Purpose: The purpose is to offer a systematic approach for students to group drug data, while at the same time begin to recognize individual drug names. It is intended to give students an easy-to-understand method of learning and organizing large amounts of information. It also provides faculty who teach pharmacology using the prototype approach a book that matches the way they teach. These are worthy objectives that are accomplished with this book.
Audience: It is intended for use by both nursing faculty who teach pharmacology and nursing students enrolled in a baccalaureate nursing program. The book is written at an appropriate level for both educators and students. The authors are all faculty who teach pharmacology using the prototype approach.
Features: The authors present a systematic framework for drug therapy with every prototype drug. Both core drug knowledge and core patient variables are highlighted. There are 13 units and 10 appendixes. Units 1-3 address the principles and process of nursing management in drug therapy along with the basics of core drug knowledge and patient-related variables. Units 4-13 present the nursing management of drugs affecting various disease states and body systems. Each chapter offers clearly defined learning objectives, key terms, chapter summaries, and questions for study and review. There are also research boxes that highlight current research in pharmacology. Throughout the book, figures illustrate physiologic processes relevant to drug class and link drug actions to physiology. Memory chips highlight key points for each prototype drug, drug summary tables relate pharmacotherapeutics and general dosage data to pharmacokinetic parameters and drug interaction tables highlight drug-drug and drug-food interactions. Both student and faculty resource packages provide a CD-ROM and web connection companion. For students, this eases the learning process and for faculty, it assists in developing lectures and exams, as well as interacting with students online.
Assessment: This is an excellent book. It is clearly written and comprehensive and intended for both student nurses and faculty. Critical thinking scenarios and questions for study and review are included in each chapter, along with a chapter summary highlighting key points. Tables and figures are also valuable inclusions. Ongoing research, changes in government regulations, and the constant flow of information relating to drug therapy and reactions justifies this new edition.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608311514
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 10/22/2011
  • Edition description: Fourth
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 1360
  • Sales rank: 242,634
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.26 (h) x 1.83 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Nursing management in drug therapy 1
Ch. 2 Pharmaceuticals : development, safeguards, and delivery 13
Ch. 3 Drug administration 27
Ch. 4 Pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics 39
Ch. 5 Adverse effects and drug interactions 53
Ch. 6 Life span : children 63
Ch. 7 Life span : pregnant or breast-feeding women 74
Ch. 8 Life span : older adults 83
Ch. 9 Lifestyle : substance abuse 92
Ch. 10 Lifestyle, diet, and habits : nutrition and complementary medications 111
Ch. 11 Environment : influences on drug therapy 121
Ch. 12 Culture and inherited traits : considerations in drug therapy 126
Ch. 13 Drugs affecting adrenergic function 137
Ch. 14 Drugs affecting cholinergic function 166
Ch. 15 Drugs producing anesthesia and neuromuscular blocking 187
Ch. 16 Drugs relieving anxiety and producing sleep 212
Ch. 17 Drugs treating mood disorders 226
Ch. 18 Drugs treating psychotic disorders and dementia 251
Ch. 19 Drugs treating seizure disorders 268
Ch. 20 Drugs affecting muscle spasm and spasticity 288
Ch. 21 Drugs treating Parkinson disease and other movement disorders 303
Ch. 22 Drugs stimulating the central nervous system 321
Ch. 23 Drugs treating severe pain 341
Ch. 24 Drugs treating mild to moderate pain, fever, inflammation, and migraine headache 366
Ch. 25 Drugs treating arthritis and gout 390
Ch. 26 Drugs affecting cardiac rhythm 409
Ch. 27 Drugs affecting blood pressure 437
Ch. 28 Drugs treating congestive heart failure 477
Ch. 29 Drugs treating angina 491
Ch. 30 Drugs affecting lipid levels 501
Ch. 31 Drugs affecting coagulation 515
Ch. 32 Drugs affecting urinary output 544
Ch. 33 Drugs affecting hematopoiesis 567
Ch. 34 Drugs affecting the immune response 582
Ch. 35 Drugs that are cell cycle-specific 605
Ch. 36 Drugs that are cell cycle-nonspecific 635
Ch. 37 Principles of antibiotic therapy 659
Ch. 38 Antibiotics affecting the bacterial cell wall 667
Ch. 39 Antibiotics affecting protein synthesis 692
Ch. 40 Drugs that are miscellaneous antibiotics 722
Ch. 41 Drugs treating urinary tract infections 732
Ch. 42 Drugs treating mycobacterial infections 743
Ch. 43 Drugs treating viral and fungal diseases 756
Ch. 44 Drugs treating HIV infection and AIDS 787
Ch. 45 Drugs treating parasitic infections 816
Ch. 46 Drugs affecting the upper respiratory system 843
Ch. 47 Drugs affecting the lower respiratory system 863
Ch. 48 Drugs affecting the upper gastrointestinal tract 893
Ch. 49 Drugs affecting the lower gastrointestinal tract 924
Ch. 50 Drugs affecting pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, and hypothalamic function 945
Ch. 51 Drugs affecting corticosteroid levels 981
Ch. 52 Drugs affecting blood glucose levels 1002
Ch. 53 Drugs affecting men's health and sexuality 1030
Ch. 54 Drugs affecting women's health and sexuality 1047
Ch. 55 Drugs affecting uterine motility 1069
App. A Supplemental Canadian drug information 1087
App. B Diagnostic imaging agents 1092
App. C Enzyme or debridement therapy 1099
App. D Enteral and nutritional supplements 1103
App. E Parenteral nutrition 1108
App. F Antidotes 1112
App. G Immunizations 1117
App. H Antiemetic drugs 1124
App. I Therapeutic and toxic levels of selected drugs 1127
App. J Drugs that may cause photosensitivity 1130
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