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This favorite textbook of students and instructors combines a clear and concise format with what is current and cutting edge in introductory nursing pharmacology. It presents important pharmacology content, consistent pedagogy, and features that will help you succeed in pharmacology and excel on all of your nursing examinations.

The book contains two-color illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Candis Morrison
This is a guide for the nursing student beginning to study pharmacology. Prior editions were published in 1991 and 1995. This latest edition incorporates an emphasis on pediatrics and geriatrics, mathematics and medication calculations, and updates of information presented in prior texts. The purposes are to present essential information in a clear and understandable format, use illustrations and color to clarify concepts, and inspire students to develop logical thinking process in the administration of pharmacotherapeutic agents. The author succeeds in presenting current information with the most crucial points highlighted for the reader. Though the book is intended for student nurses, it is an excellent review for more experienced practitioners, as well as a teaching aid for nursing educators. The author has published extensively in nursing pharmacology and is a credible authority. In addition, she has been a nursing educator at numerous levels. General principles of pharmacology are presented, as are principles of administration, routes of administration, and dosage calculation. Each drug group is presented, following a consistent format of action, uses, adverse reactions, interactions, nursing implications, and patient teaching. Specific agents are presented in table format for ease in location. The chapter on anti-infective medications, in particular, includes a table on each class of antibiotic with two fonts in two colors to aid in clarity. Generic and trade names are listed, along with dosages and comments. A glossary of terms is included in each chapter. This book is an excellent introductory text for nursing students as they learn how to safely administer medications. Critical thinking exercises are interwoven into the text to assist the student in assimilating this knowledge.
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Reviewer: Candis Morrison, PhD, CRNP (Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing)
Description: This is a guide for the nursing student beginning to study pharmacology. Prior editions were published in 1991 and 1995. This latest edition incorporates an emphasis on pediatrics and geriatrics, mathematics and medication calculations, and updates of information presented in prior texts.
Purpose: The purposes are to present essential information in a clear and understandable format, use illustrations and color to clarify concepts, and inspire students to develop logical thinking process in the administration of pharmacotherapeutic agents. The author succeeds in presenting current information with the most crucial points highlighted for the reader.
Audience: Though the book is intended for student nurses, it is an excellent review for more experienced practitioners, as well as a teaching aid for nursing educators. The author has published extensively in nursing pharmacology and is a credible authority. In addition, she has been a nursing educator at numerous levels.
Features: General principles of pharmacology are presented, as are principles of administration, routes of administration, and dosage calculation. Each drug group is presented, following a consistent format of action, uses, adverse reactions, interactions, nursing implications, and patient teaching. Specific agents are presented in table format for ease in location. The chapter on anti-infective medications, in particular, includes a table on each class of antibiotic with two fonts in two colors to aid in clarity. Generic and trade names are listed, along with dosagesand comments. A glossary of terms is included in each chapter.
Assessment: This book is an excellent introductory text for nursing students as they learn how to safely administer medications. Critical thinking exercises are interwoven into the text to assist the student in assimilating this knowledge.
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"Overall this is a well written and a well presented book with a range of interesting and creative features which will undoubtedly help students to navigate through the complex and ever changing world of pharmacology." Nurse Education in Practice, November 2009

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801678905
  • Publisher: Mosby, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/1994
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 430

Table of Contents

Unit 1 General Principles
1 The Nursing Process 1
2 Legal Aspects Affecting the Administration of Medications 9
3 General Pharmacologic Principles 21
4 Medication Administration: Life Span and Cultural Modifications 33
5 Self-Care: Over-the-Counter Products, Herbal Therapies, and Drugs for Health Promotion 45
6 Preparing and Administering Medications 55
Sect. 1 Enteral Medications 55
Sect. 2 Parenteral Medications 63
Sect. 3 Percutaneous Medications 89
Unit 2 Mathematics and Calculations
7 Review of Mathematical Principles 99
8 Mathematical Equivalents Used in Pharmacology 108
9 Calculating Drug Dosages 113
Unit 3 Drug Groups
10 Allergy and Respiratory Medications 123
Sect. 1 Antihistamines 124
Sect. 2 Antitussives 129
Sect. 3 Products Used for Treating Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 130
Sect. 4 Decongestants 139
Sect. 5 Expectorants 142
Sect. 6 Intranasal Steroids 143
11 Antiinfective Medications 147
Sect. 1 Antibiotics 148
Sect. 2 Antitubercular Drugs 161
Sect. 3 Antiparasitic Medications 166
12 Antivirals, Antiretrovirals, and Antifungal Medications 175
Sect. 1 Antivirals 176
Sect. 2 Antiretrovirals 178
Sect. 3 Antifungals 182
13 Antineoplastic Agents 188
14 Cardiovascular and Renal Medications 195
Sect. 1 Antianginals and Peripheral Vasodilators 196
Sect. 2 Antidysrhythmics 201
Sect. 3 Antihyperlipidemics 206
Sect. 4 Cardiotonics 212
Sect. 5 Antihypertensives, Diuretics, and Other Drugs Affecting the Urinary Tract 216
15 Central Nervous System Medications 231
Sect. 1 Antimigraine Agents 233
Sect. 2 Anticonvulsants 236
Sect. 3 Antiemetic and Antivertigo Agents 243
Sect. 4 Antiparkinsonian Agents 247
Sect. 5 Psychotherapeutic Agents 251
Sect. 6 Sedative-Hypnotics 268
16 Gastrointestinal Medications 274
Sect. 1 Antacids and Histamine H[subscript 2] Antagonists 276
Sect. 2 Drugs Affecting Motility 281
Sect. 3 Laxatives 285
Sect. 4 Miscellaneous Gastrointestinal Medications 289
17 Hematologic Products 296
18 Hormones and Steroids 306
Sect. 1 Antidiabetic Medications 308
Sect. 2 Selected Drugs Used with Pregnancy and Delivery 316
Sect. 3 Pituitary and Adrenocortical Hormones 319
Sect. 4 Sex Hormones 324
Sect. 5 Thyroid Preparations 334
19 Immunologic Agents 341
20 Analgesic, Musculoskeletal, and Antiarthritis Medications 349
Sect. 1 Antiinflammatory, Analgesic, and Narcotic Agents 351
Sect. 2 Skeletal Muscle Relaxants 366
Sect. 3 Antiarthritis Medications 369
Sect. 4 Antigout Agents 373
21 Topical Preparations 378
22 Vitamins, Minerals, and Electrolytes 392
Sect. 1 Vitamins 392
Sect. 2 Minerals 400
Sect. 3 Electrolytes 407
Bibliography 411
Glossary 413
Disorders Index 421
General Index 425
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