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Overview

This popular title offers students just the right balance of coverage, depth, and explanation - with unequaled clarity. A practical and straightforward approach to drug therapy reinforces a consistent foundation for applying pharmacologic principles to nursing management. Emphasizing clear rationales for drug therapy, sound pharmacologic content relates the physiologic factors of disease processes to drug mechanisms.

The book contains predominantly two-color illustrations, with some black-and-white illustrations.

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Helen M. Rogers
This nursing pharmacology textbook discusses the majordrug categories grouped according to body system. A nursing processoverview provides a framework for applying pharmacological knowledge tonursing practice. The purpose is to assist nursing students in safedrug administration. Concepts of pharmacology are thoroughlypresented, major drug categories are discussed, and the nursing processis applied to drug administration. The target audience, as stated bythe authors, is nursing students and instructors. The authors andcontributors, who are pharmacists and nursing professionals, arecredible authorities. The book has 115 clear and informativeillustrations. The table of contents and index are comprehensive andthe overall appearance is appealing. The green and white print andconsistent outline format for each drug category make the bookstudent-friendly, easy to read, and pleasing to the eye. This book ishighly recommended. The thorough descriptions of the scientific basisfor drug actions help students see how drugs modify physiologicalprocesses and apply this knowledge to the nursing process. Helpfulfeatures are drug prototypes, patient outcomes, research highlights,and critical thinking questions. The current edition contains four newchapters and 60 new drugs.
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Reviewer: Helen M. Rogers, RN, DNSc (Worcester State College)
Description: This nursing pharmacology textbook discusses the major drug categories grouped according to body system. A nursing process overview provides a framework for applying pharmacological knowledge to nursing practice.
Purpose: The purpose is to assist nursing students in safe drug administration. Concepts of pharmacology are thoroughly presented, major drug categories are discussed, and the nursing process is applied to drug administration.
Audience: The target audience, as stated by the authors, is nursing students and instructors. The authors and contributors, who are pharmacists and nursing professionals, are credible authorities.
Features: The book has 115 clear and informative illustrations. The table of contents and index are comprehensive and the overall appearance is appealing. The green and white print and consistent outline format for each drug category make the book student-friendly, easy to read, and pleasing to the eye.
Assessment: This book is highly recommended. The thorough descriptions of the scientific basis for drug actions help students see how drugs modify physiological processes and apply this knowledge to the nursing process. Helpful features are drug prototypes, patient outcomes, research highlights, and critical thinking questions. The current edition contains four new chapters and 60 new drugs.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815115106
  • Publisher: Mosby, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/1997
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 91

Table of Contents

1 Drugs in the Body 2
2 Effects of Life Span, Genetics, and Medical Conditions on Drug Therapy 15
3 Legal Implications of Drug Therapy 24
4 Application of the Nursing Process to Drug Therapy 35
5 Drug Administration 48
6 Calculating Drug Dosages 75
7 Over-the-Counter Drugs and Self-Medication 84
8 Issues of Drug Abuse 95
9 Care of the Poisoned Patient 104
10 Introduction to Neuropharmacology 118
11 Mechanisms of Cholinergic Control 124
12 Mechanisms of Adrenergic Control 129
13 Antihypertensive Drugs 138
14 Diuretics 166
15 Antianginals and Other Vasodilators 182
16 Drugs to Treat Shock 198
17 Fluids and Electrolytes 207
18 Cardiac Glycosides and Other Drugs for Congestive Heart Failure 223
19 Drugs to Control Cardiac Arrhythmias 232
20 Agents Affecting Blood Coagulation 252
21 Drugs to Lower Blood Lipid Levels 272
22 Drugs to Treat Anemia 283
23 Drugs Affecting Motility: Cholinergic Stimulants and Anticholinergics/Antispasmodics 294
24 Laxatives and Antidiarrheals 303
25 Antiemetics 313
26 Drugs to Treat Ulcers 323
27 Bronchodilators and Other Drugs to Treat Asthma and Other Pulmonary Diseases 332
28 Antihistamines 349
29 Drugs to Control Bronchial Secretions 356
30 Aspirin, Acetaminophen, NSAIDs, and Drugs for Treating Gout 366
31 Opioids (Narcotic Analgesics) 382
32 Management of the Patient in Pain 394
33 Basic Function of the Immune System 408
34 Immunization 415
35 Immunomodulators and Care of the Patient With Altered Immune Function 425
36 Glucocorticoids Used for Inflammatory and Immune Disorders 435
37 Drugs for Selected Immune Diseases: Myasthenia Gravis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, and Multiple Sclerosis 446
38 Introduction to the Use of Antiinfective Agents 464
39 Penicillins, Cephalosporins, and Related Drugs 471
40 Quinolones 485
41 Macrolides, Clindamycin, and Miscellaneous Penicillin Substitutes 490
42 Tetracyclines and Chloramphenicol 499
43 Aminoglycosides 507
44 Sulfonamides, Trimethoprim, and Drugs for Urinary Tract Infections 513
45 Drugs for Tuberculosis and Other Mycobacterial Infections 522
46 Antifungal Agents 535
47 Antiviral Agents 546
48 Drugs to Treat Protozoal and Helminthic Infestations 559
49 Cytotoxic Drugs to Treat Cancer 580
50 Tissue-Specific Anticancer Agents 608
51 Sedative-Hypnotic Agents, Antianxiety Agents, and Alcohol 620
52 Antipsychotic Drugs 640
53 Antidepressant Drugs 655
54 Central Nervous System Stimulants 668
55 Anticonvulsants 680
56 Drug for Parkinson's Disease and Alzheimer's Disease 696
57 Centrally Acting Skeletal Muscle Relaxants 705
58 Introduction to Endocrinology 712
59 Therapeutic Uses of Pituitary Gland Hormones 716
60 Drugs Affecting the Adrenal Gland 726
61 Drugs Affecting the Thyroid Gland 734
62 Drugs Affecting Calcium Metabolism 746
63 Drugs to Treat Diabetes Mellitus 755
64 Drugs Acting on the Female Reproductive System 767
65 Drugs for Labor and Delivery 782
66 Drugs Acting on the Male Reproductive System 789
67 Local Anesthetics 796
68 General Anesthetics 803
69 Neuromuscular Blocking Agents 812
70 Drugs to Treat Glaucoma 820
71 Drugs Affecting the Eye 830
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