Pharmacologic Basis of Nursing Practice / Edition 6

Pharmacologic Basis of Nursing Practice / Edition 6

by Julia Freeman Clark, Virginia Burke Karb, Sherry Queener, Virginia B. Karb
     
 

PHARMACOLOGIC BASIS OF NURSING PRACTICE offers students just the right balance of coverage, depth, and explanation with unequaled clarity. Emphasizing clear rationales for drug therapy, it relates the physiologic factors of disease processes to drug mechanisms. Each chapter begins with objectives, chapter overview, key terms, and key drugs, and ends with

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PHARMACOLOGIC BASIS OF NURSING PRACTICE offers students just the right balance of coverage, depth, and explanation with unequaled clarity. Emphasizing clear rationales for drug therapy, it relates the physiologic factors of disease processes to drug mechanisms. Each chapter begins with objectives, chapter overview, key terms, and key drugs, and ends with application and critical thinking questions that directly apply to nursing practice. Revisions include highlighted home and community care content, boxes summarizing alternative therapies, case studies with critical thinking questions, and more student-friendly features, including perforated student worksheets in the back of the book.

(Includes FREE student worksheets and MERLIN website at:www.harcourthealth.com/MERLIN/Clark/pharmbasis/)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780323006842
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
10/01/1999
Edition description:
6TH
Pages:
925
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

HOW DRUGS WORK IN THE BODY · Drugs in the Body: Pharmacodynamics and Pharmacokinetics · Lifespan and Other Conditions for Drug Therapy · Legal Implications of Drug Therapy · Application of the Nursing Process to Drug Therapy · NURSING CARE RELATED TO DRUG THERAPY · Drug Administration · Calculating Drug Dosages · Over-the-Counter Drugs and Self-Medication · Issues of Drug Abuse · Care of the Poisoned Patient · HOW THE NERVOUS SYSTEM CONTROLS BODY FUNCTION · Introduction to Autonomic Pharmacology · Mechanisms of Cholinergic (Parasympathetic) Control · Mechanisms of Adrenergic (Sympathetic) Control · DRUGS AFFECTING THE CARDIOVASCULAR AND RENAL SYSTEMS · Antihypertensive Drugs · Diuretics · Antianginals and Other Vasodilators · Drugs to Treat Hypotension and Shock · Fluids and Electrolytes · Drugs to Control Congestive Heart Failure · Drugs to Control Cardiac Arrhythmias · DRUGS MODIFYING THE BLOOD · Drugs Affecting Blood Coagulation · Drugs to Lower Blood Lipid Levels · Drugs to Treat Anemia · DRUGS AFFECTING THE GASTROINTESTINAL SYSTEM · Drugs Affecting Motility: Cholinergic Stimulants and Anticholinergics/Antispasmodics · Laxatives and Antidiarrheals · Antiemetics · Drugs to Treat Acid Reflux and Ulcers · Drugs to Treat Pancreatic and Gallbladder Diseases · DRUGS AFFECTING THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM · Drugs to Treat Asthma and Other Pulmonary Diseases · Antihistamines · Drugs to Control Bronchial Secretions · DRUGS TO TREAT PAIN · Aspirin, Acetaminophen, NSAIDS, and Drugs for Treating Gout · Opioids · Drugs to Treat Headaches · Management of the Patient in Pain · DRUGS FOR PATIENT RECEIVING ANESTHESIA · Local Anesthetics · General Anesthetics · Neuromuscular Blocking Agents · DRUGS AFFECTING THE IMMUNE SYSTEM · Introduction to the Immune System · Immunizations · Immunomodulators and Care of Patients with Altered Immune Function · Glucocorticoids Used for Inflammatory Conditions · Drug Treatment for Selected Autoimmune Diseases · ANTIINFECTIVE AND CHEMOTHERAPEUTIC AGENTS · Introduction to Use of Antiinfective Drugs · Penicillins, Cephalosporins, and Related Drugs · Quinolones · Macrolides, Clindamycin, and Miscellaneous Penicillin Substitutes · Tetracyclines and Chloramphenicol · Aminoglycosides · Sulfonamides, Trimethoprim and Drugs to Treat Urinary Tract Infections · Drugs to Treat Tuberculosis and Other Microbacterial Infections · Antifungal Drugs · Antiviral Drugs and Drugs to Treat AIDS · Drugs to Treat Protozoal and Helminthic Infestations · DRUGS USED TO TREAT CANCER · Introduction to Cancer Chemotherapy · Cytotoxic Drugs to Treat Cancer · Tissue-Specific Drugs · DRUGS FOR THE PSYCHONEUROLOGIC SYSTEM · Sedative-hypnotic and Antianxiety Drugs · Antipsychotic Drugs · Antidepressant and Antimanic Drugs · Central Nervous System Stimulants · DRUGS FOR THE NEUROLOGIC SYSTEM · Anticonvulsants · Drugs to Treat Parkinsonism and Alzheimer's Disease · Central Nervous System Stimulants· DRUGS AFFECTING THE ENDOCRINE AND REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEMS · Introduction to Endocrinology · Drugs Affecting the Pituitary Gland · Drugs Affecting the Adrenal Gland · Drugs Affecting the Thyroid Gland · Drugs Affecting Calcium Metabolism · Drugs to Treat Diabetes Mellitus · Estrogens, Progestins, and Contraception · Drugs for Labor and Delivery · Drugs Affecting the Male Reproductive System · OPTHALMIC DRUGS · Drugs to Treat Glaucoma · Other Ophthalmic Drugs · Appendix A: Metabolizing Enzymes · Appendix B: Summary of Drugs with Common Side Effects · Appendix C: Answers to Case Studies · Disorders Index · Comprehensive Index · Student Worksheets

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