Pharmacological Aspects of Nursing Care / Edition 7

Pharmacological Aspects of Nursing Care / Edition 7

by Bonita E. Broyles, Barry S. Reiss, Mary E. Evans
     
 


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… See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401888862
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
07/21/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
1152
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.70(d)

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.

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