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Pharmacological Aspects of Nursing Care is an indispensable text for today's nursing student. Newly revised and in full color, it features a comprehensive look at the increasingly complex nursing responsibilities related to pharmacology. Drug profiles have been expanded to include information on over 1,100 drugs; information specific to pediatric and geriatric clients is included as appropriate. Full chapter on drug calculations and thorough coverage of adverse effects reinforce the significance of absolute accuracy in drug administration. Nursing process presentation now includes diagnoses, planning goals and evaluation of outcomes. Enhanced critical thinking exercises and case studies bring real-world point of view to material while reinforcing key concepts. Text is accompanied by a new activity CD-ROM featuring over 500 study questions. • Instructor's Manual and a 1,000 question test bank in a new format are contained on a single CD-ROM for instructor convenience • Features expanded home care and client teaching information • Relevant Internet site references direct students to additional, up-to-date information (Key Words: nursing, pharmacology, medications, drugs, drug calculation)
The book contains predominantly black-and-white illustrations, with some color illustrations.
Section I: Introduction to Drugs and Drug Administration. Chapter 1: Drugs and Factors Affecting Their Action. Chapter 2: Principles and Method of Drug Administration. Chapter 3: Nursing Patients Recieving Drugs Intravenously. Chapter 4: Calculating Medication Drugs. Chapter 5: Drug Therapy for Pediatric Patients. Chapter 6: Drug Therapy for Geriatric Patients. Section II: Agents that Interfere with Microbial Growth. Chapter 7: Antimicrobial Drugs. Chapter 8: Antiparasitic Drug Therapy. Chapter 9: Antiseptics and Disinfectants. Section III: Drugs Used to Relieve Pain and Inflammation. Chapter 10: Anagesics and Antipyretics. Chapter 11: Anesthetics. Chapter 12: Anti-inflammatory Drugs. Chapter 13: Drugs to Treat Hyperuricemia and Gout. Section IV: Drugs Used to Treat Gastrointestinal Diorder. Chapter 14: Antacids. Chapter 15: The Autonomic Nervous System and Antispasmodic Drug Action. Chapter 16: Other Drugs Affecting Gastrointestinal Function. Section V: Drugs Affecting the Central Nervous System. Chapter 17: Sedatives and Hypnotics. Chapter 18: Drugs Used to Treat Psychiatric Disorders. Chapter 19: Anorectic Drugs and Other Central Nervous System Drugs. Chapter 20: Drugs Used in Musculoskeletal Disorders. Chapter 21: Anti-Parkinson Drugs. Chapter 22: Anticonvulsants. Section VI: Drugs Used to Treat Respiratory Disorders. Chapter 23: Antihistamines and Nasal Decongestants. Chapter 24: Expectorant and Antitussive Drugs. Chapter 25: Bronchodilators and Other Respiratory Drugs. Section VII: Drugs Used in the Eye. Chapter 26: Drugs Used in the Treatment of Glaucoma. Chapter 27: Other Drugs Used in the Eye. Section VIII: Drugs Used to Treat Cardiovasular Disorders. Chapter 28: Cardiac Stimulants and Depressants. Chapter 29: Drugs Which Dilate Blood Vessels. Chapter 30: Drugs Affecting Blood Clotting. Chapter 31: Diuretics and Antihypertensives. Section IX: Drugs Affecting Nutrition. Chapter 32: Drugs Used to Treat Anemias. Chapter 33: Vitamins, Minerals, and Other Nutritional Agents. Chapter 34: Drugs Used in the Treatment of Hyperlipidemia. Section X: Drugs Used to Correct Hormonal Imbalance. Chapter 35: Drugs Affecting Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Pituitary Function. Chapter 36: Drugs Used to Treat Hyperglycemia and Hypoglycemia. Section XI. Drugs Affecting the Reproductive System. Chapter 37: Sex Hormones. Chapter 38: Drugs Used in Obstetrical Care. Section XII: Additional Therapeutic Agents. Chapter 39: Drugs Used in the Treatment of Cancer. Chapter 40: Drugs Used in the Treatment of Skin Disorders. Chapter 41: Substance Abuse. Chapter 42: Agents that Affect Immunity.