Pharmacological Aspects of Nursing Care / Edition 7

Paperback (Print)
Rent from
(Save 59%)
Est. Return Date: 07/22/2015
Buy New
Buy New from
Buy Used
Buy Used from
(Save 28%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 98%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (51) from $1.99   
  • New (1) from $46.95   
  • Used (50) from $1.99   


Now in its eighth edition, PHARMACOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF NURSING CARE is a trusted resource for understanding the drugs utilized most frequently in patient care settings. Following a thorough introduction to drugs and their therapies, the book moves through the major drug classifications according to clinical use or the body systems they treat, integrating specific nursing practices and protocols along the way. Known for an easy-to-read writing style, logical organization, and advanced critical thinking features, the eighth edition of PHARMACOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF NURSING CARE includes helpful StudyWARE™ online, and coordinates with an expanded supplement package loaded with robust tools and technology designed to enhance your understanding of the material.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Kathleen M Woodruff, DNP (Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing)
Description: The eighth edition of this comprehensive resource containing more than 1,200 pharmacological agents ensures that all of the information is current and up to date.
Purpose: A well grounded understanding of pharmacological therapies is necessary for nurses to function appropriately in their roles of assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation of patients. This book provides an understanding of frequently used drugs to assist nurses in providing clear patient education that, in turn, improves patient safety and compliance.
Audience: It is intended for student, novice, and experienced nurses. The authors are clearly experts in nursing and nursing education, and the book has been extensively reviewed by experienced nursing colleagues.
Features: This well-organized book begins with a clear description of medications and their administration. Subsequent sections are organized according to major drug classifications and/or body systems. The book provides directions for maximizing the additional resources the book offers, including the online study guide and test-taking strategies. Each chapter is structured to assist readers with retrieval of information. The use of color enhances the value of the book, as do the glossary, multiple appendixes, and index.
Assessment: This is a valuable resource for nurses across the practice spectrum. Pharmacological therapies are constantly being added and improved, and this update provides the best available information to its readers.
From the Publisher

"Good instructions in calculating dosages with excellent practice examples and exercises (chapter 4).""I really liked the additions in the 'boxes' that provide excellent detailed methods and concepts regarding pediatric drug therapy. Also, the diagrams and pictures are really helpful (chapter 5).""I particularly like the safe Nursing Practice sections, the case study, and critical thinking exercises (chapter 6)."Ann Leslie Claesson, PhD, BSN, PSP, FACHE Core Faculty, Health Care, School of Public Service LeadershipCapella University

"Very detailed chapters, current and up-to-date information, tables that consolidate the drug information.The chapters I am reviewing are detailed with up-to-date information regarding the medications, their dosage, side effects or adverse effects, as well as critical nursing implications for safe administration are well documented.The writing style is good and the tables allow for quick reference regarding the medications. The author has a smooth writing style that is easy for the reader to follow. There is a level of difficulty to challenge the reader but is not overwhelming."Gayla Love, RN, MSN, BSN, CCMDirector, Practical Nurse ProgramGriffin Technical College

"… appears to be well-researched, detailed information. Very thorough and complete. Excellent teaching points for clients. Liked the pronunciation guide for drugs.Overall, the material is very detailed and contains excellent, up to date material. I found it readable, thorough, and logically ordered. "Christina Wilson, RN, BN, PHNAnoka Technical College

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401888862
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/21/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 1152
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Bonita Broyles is a former course coordinator and instructor at Piedmont Community College, where she twice received the Faculty Excellence Award, in addition to multiple Outstanding Faculty Awards. She continued her career as a nursing instructor for Columbus Technical Institute, and Patient Teaching and Discharge Planning Coordinator in Gynecology at Mount Carmel Medical Center in Columbus. Currently a part-time nurse and successful Delmar author, Dr. Broyles began working on PHARMACOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF NURSING CARE in its sixth edition, and has written four other Delmar nursing titles. Dr. Broyles earned her B.S.N. from Ohio State University, M.A. in Educational Media from North Carolina Central University, Ed.D. from LaSalle University, and Ph.D. in Adult Education from St. Regis University.

Barry S. Reiss is Professor Emeritus of Pharmacy at the Albany College of Pharmacy in Albany, New York. Along with co-author Mary Evans, he has presented numerous education programs in drug therapy.

Mary E. Evans is the Associate Dean for Research and Doctoral Study at the University of Southern Florida's College of Nursing. Formerly the Principle Research Scientist, Director of the Evaluation Unit, and Assistant Director of Evaluation and Services Research for the New York State Department of Mental Health, her special interest in drug therapy has brought her a wide variety of teaching experiences in the field. Dr. Evans earned her Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Albany, M.S.N. at the University of Pennsylvania, B.S. in Education from Temple University, and R.N. from Lankenau Hospital School of Nursing. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Section I: INTRODUCTION TO DRUGS AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION. 1. Drugs/Agents and Factors Affecting their Action. 2. Principles and Methods of Drug Administration. 3. Intravenous Drug Therapy. 4. Calculating Medication Dosages. 5. Drug Therapy for Pediatric Clients. 6. Drug Therapy for Older Adults. Section II: AGENTS THAT INTERFERE WITH MICROBIAL GROWTH. 7. Antibacterial Agents and Antiviral Agents. 8. Antifungal Agents and Antiparasitic Agents. 9. Antiseptics and Disinfectants. SECTION III: AGENTS USED TO CONTROL PAIN AND INFLAMMATION. 10. Analgesics and Antipyretics. 11. Anesthetics. 12. Anti-inflammatory Agents. 13. Agent Used to Treat Hyperuricemia and Gout. Section IV: AGENTS USED TO TREAT RESPIRATORY HEALTH ALTERATIONS. 14. Antihistamines, Decongestants, Expectorants, and Antitussives. 15. Bronchodilators and Other Respiratory Agents. Section V: AGENTS USED TO TREAT CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH ALTERATIONS. 16. Antiarrhythmic Agents/Cardiac Stimulants and Depressants. 17. Agents that Dilate Blood Vessels. 18. Diuretics and Antihypertensives. 19. Agents Used to Treat Hyperlipidemia. 20. Agents Affecting Blood Clotting. Section VI: AGENTS USED TO TREAT NUTRITION ALTERATIONS. 21. Agents Used to Treat Anemias. 22. Vitamins, Minerals, and Other Nutritional Agents. Section VII: AGENTS USED TO TREAT GASTROINTESTINAL HEALTH ALTERATIONS. 23. Agents Used to Treat Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and Hyperacidity. 24. Antiemetics and Emetics. 25. Laxatives and Antidiarrheals. Section VIII: AGENTS USED TO TREAT NEUROLOGICAL HEALTH ALTERATIONS. 26. Central Nervous System Sedatives and Hypnotics. 27. Anxiolytics and Other Agents Used to Treat Psychiatric Health Alterations. 28. C.N.S. Stimulants, Agents Used to Treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and Agents Used to Treat Alzheimer's Disease. 29. Agents Used to Treat Musculoskeletal Health Alterations. 30. Agents Used to Treat Parkinson 's Disease. 31. Agents Used to Treat Seizures. 32. Substance Abuse. 33. Agents Affecting the Autonomic Nervous System. Section IX: AGENTS USED TO TREAT ENDOCRINE HEALTH ALTERATIONS. 34. Agents Affecting Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Pituitary Function. 35. Agents Used to Treat Hyperglycemia and Hypoglycemia. Section X: AGENTS AFFECTING THE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM. 36. Sex Hormones. 37. Agents Used in Obstetrical Care. Section XI: AGENTS AFFECTING IMMUNITY. 38. Agents that Affect Immunity. 39. Antineoplastic Agents and Adjunct Drugs Used in Cancer Treatment. Section XII: AGENTS USED TO TREAT EYE, EAR, AND SKIN HEALTH ALTERATIONS. 40. Agents Used in the Treatment of Conditions of the Eyes. 41. Agents Used in the Treatment of Conditions of the Ears. 42. Agents Used in the Treatment of Skin Conditions. Appendix 1: Pharmacologic Classifications. Appendix 2: Immunization Schedules. Appendix 3: Approximate Normal Laboratory Values for Adults. Appendix 4: Common Food/Drug/Herbal Interactions. Appendix 5: I.S.M.P.'s List of High-Alert Medications. Appendix 6: I.S.M.P.'s List of Error-Prone Abbreviations, Symbols, and Dose Designations. Appendix 7: The Joint Commission Official 'Do Not Use' List. Appendix 8: Abbreviations Commonly Found in Medication Prescriptions. Appendix 9: Spanish and French Translations of Common Medication Instructions.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)