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Overview

Now in its Second Edition, this concise, user-friendly pharmacology text presents difficult concepts in a condensed, scientific approach. Organized by body system, it features abundant line art and tabular information to summarize pertinent concepts. Recurring features include: drugs and key term lists, bulleted chapter summaries, Web link icons, lifespan considerations, and NCLEX-style review questions. Now includes two new chapters on Dosage Calculations and Drug Therapy in the 21st Century. Also has increased information on pharmacokinetics, dosages and drug information,and more chapter study questions. A CD-ROM features over 700 patient teaching printouts and Canadian Drug Laws and Regulations.

In its updated Fourth Edition, this text presents essential pharmacology concepts in a streamlined, user-friendly fashion. Organized by body system, the book explains the rationale for each drug class's therapeutic actions, contraindications, and adverse effects. Each chapter opens with learning objectives and ends with NCLEX(R)-style and other questions. Illustrations, tables, side bars, and boxes summarize concepts and focus attention on critical thinking, patient safety, evidence-based practice, lifespan issues, patient teaching, and case study-based critical thinking exercises. A bound-in CD-ROM contains over 700 patient teaching printouts, Canadian drug regulations, a video on medication administration, NCLEX(R)-style questions, and additional learning tools.

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Reviewer: Shari J. Lynn, RN, MSN (Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing)
Description: This well written pharmacology textbook uses different modalities as well as pathophysiology to assist the reader in understanding pharmacology. It also makes use of NCLEX review questions as well as a CD-ROM.
Purpose: The purpose is to introduce and teach pharmacology in an understandable way that gives students the basic concepts of drug therapy so they can better understand individual drugs. The objectives of this book are worthy and meet the goals of the author.
Audience: According to the author, the book is written for nursing students and is written in a format that best addresses this audience.
Features: The book covers the physiology that the author feels will help the student understand how drugs affect the body. Case studies help the student understand the dynamics of drug therapy. The CD-ROM is helpful as a learning tool.
Assessment: This book helps the student realize how physiology works with drug administration to create the desired affect. The NCLEX questions are not only helpful in bolstering students' critical thinking, but also in giving the student some insight into what may be expected from them when taking the NCLEX.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781753708
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 2/1/2005
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 992

Table of Contents

Pt. I Introduction to nursing pahrmacology 1
Pt. II Chemotherapeutic agents 69
Pt. III Drugs acting on the immune system 217
Pt. IV Drugs acting on the central and peripheral nervous systems 277
Pt. V Drugs acting on the autonomic nervous system 431
Pt. VI Drugs acting on the endocrine system 499
Pt. VII Drugs acting on the reproductive system 577
Pt. VIII Drugs acting on the cardiovascular system 623
Pt. IX Drugs acting on the renal system 771
Pt. X Drugs acting on the respiratory system 813
Pt. XI Drugs acting on the gastrointestinal system 865
App. A Parenteral agents 919
App. B Topical agents 924
App. C Ophthalmic agents 932
App. D Vitamins 937
App. E Alternative and complementary therapies 940
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