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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: Cynthia Ann Carbo, BSN, MS, MSN (Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing)
Description: This is the second edition of a well organized drug therapy book that starts with core concepts and progresses to various drug categories. The concept map is particularly useful to the visual learner. The previous edition was published four years ago, necessitating this update.
Purpose: The purpose is to teach drug therapy concepts as well as specific drugs. The student nurse needs to understand the disease process, drug action, and the possible hazards/considerations for each drug and drug class. The author's objectives have definitely been met.
Audience: The book is geared to student nurses, but it is an excellent reference for the practicing nurse.
Features: My initial impression of the book was that it was a bit disjointed because of the many sections in each chapter. However, I soon realized that the sections were more reader-friendly than straight narrative. The format is logical, beginning with foundational knowledge, progressing to drug knowledge, and then to patient variables before addressing actual drug classes. I especially liked the concept maps, prototypes, and memory chips—very helpful!
Assessment: This is an extremely useful and comprehensive book. It provides much more information than, for example, Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook 2005 (Elsevier, 2005). The second edition is needed because of the rapid changes in drug therapy, but it also includes more pathophysiology as well as additional websites.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781732697
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 1/1/2002
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1232

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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