Pharmacology and the Nursing Process / Edition 7

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Overview

This best-selling book will quickly become your favorite because of its clear and consistent format, colorful design, and helpful boxed data and illustrations that highlight need-to-know information.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Laurel A. Eisenhauer
This book presents basic pharmacology for nursing students. Its unique feature is the extensive and predominant use of pedagogical approaches. The purpose is to provide the most up-to-date clinically relevant information on pharmacology and nursing in an appealing, understandable, and practical format. The content covers basic nursing and pharmacology information, but is limited in the depth of information or in explaining the why and the how of the pharmacology. Undergraduate nursing students, especially those at the associate degree level or those who can benefit from enhancing study skills, would be the primary audience. It probably also would be helpful to those for whom English is a second language because of the focus on pronunciation of glossary words and the useful orientation to content to be covered in a chapter or section. Pedagogical features include study skills chapters; learning objectives, outlines, and glossaries for each chapter; extensive use of multicolor diagrams; boxes on cultural implications, legal-ethical principles, and take-home points; critical thinking activities; patient teaching; and research abstracts. The extensive and effective use of color in the overall design is very effective; color photos and diagrams are especially noteworthy and contribute to visual learning for the student. This textbook should be very useful for students who need guidance and greater structure in learning and applying study skills in learning pharmacology. The extensive use of color on the cover and throughout the book makes the book very attractive and would appeal to most learners. Some of the pedagogical features (e.g., study skills briefs at the beginning of sections)vary in the approaches used and could confuse the student. The accompanying manual for students also uses different steps in study skills and thus could be either a source of confusion or a valuable resource, depending on the particular student.
Rosemarie Brager
This textbook offers nursing students a comprehensive overview of pharmacology and related nursing considerations. It is easy-to-read and has good aesthetic features. As pharmacology considerations and treatments change daily in the healthcare environment, it is almost impossible to keep pace with a text. This text does a fine job of trying to keep up with new drugs and not losing site of the classic ones. This book would be beneficial to nursing students in all levels (associate, diploma, BSN). All physiologic body systems are covered and serve as the model of review. A brief, although accurate and necessary, review of pathophysiology is given for each chapter. Many color tables, which are easy to read, are included. A special feature which is well-received is the inclusion of many "profiles." Each category of drug is profiled in a color-background box. This visual strategy is helpful to the student studying for exams. Although up-to-date information is usually covered (new generations of oral antidiabetic medications), the book is not perfect (low-molecular weight heparin is not covered). Also, it would have been helpful if all medications were described in generic and brand name terms. I am not very familiar with many pharmacology textbooks, although I teach nursing students clinically and in the classroom about acute care. I cannot think that there are too many other texts that offer the nursing student a better look at pharmacology. I recommend this book.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Rosemarie M. Brager, PhD (Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing)
Description: This textbook offers nursing students a comprehensive overview of pharmacology and related nursing considerations. It is easy-to-read and has good aesthetic features.
Purpose: As pharmacology considerations and treatments change daily in the healthcare environment, it is almost impossible to keep pace with a text. This text does a fine job of trying to keep up with new drugs and not losing site of the classic ones.
Audience: This book would be beneficial to nursing students in all levels (associate, diploma, BSN).
Features: All physiologic body systems are covered and serve as the model of review. A brief, although accurate and necessary, review of pathophysiology is given for each chapter. Many color tables, which are easy to read, are included. A special feature which is well-received is the inclusion of many "profiles." Each category of drug is profiled in a color-background box. This visual strategy is helpful to the student studying for exams. Although up-to-date information is usually covered (new generations of oral antidiabetic medications), the book is not perfect (low-molecular weight heparin is not covered). Also, it would have been helpful if all medications were described in generic and brand name terms.
Assessment: I am not very familiar with many pharmacology textbooks, although I teach nursing students clinically and in the classroom about acute care. I cannot think that there are too many other texts that offer the nursing student a better look at pharmacology. I recommend this book.
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Rosemarie M. Brager, PhD (Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing)
Description: This textbook offers nursing students a comprehensive overview of pharmacology and related nursing considerations. It is easy-to-read and has good aesthetic features.
Purpose: As pharmacology considerations and treatments change daily in the healthcare environment, it is almost impossible to keep pace with a text. This text does a fine job of trying to keep up with new drugs and not losing site of the classic ones.
Audience: This book would be beneficial to nursing students in all levels (associate, diploma, BSN).
Features: All physiologic body systems are covered and serve as the model of review. A brief, although accurate and necessary, review of pathophysiology is given for each chapter. Many color tables, which are easy to read, are included. A special feature which is well-received is the inclusion of many "profiles." Each category of drug is profiled in a color-background box. This visual strategy is helpful to the student studying for exams. Although up-to-date information is usually covered (new generations of oral antidiabetic medications), the book is not perfect (low-molecular weight heparin is not covered). Also, it would have been helpful if all medications were described in generic and brand name terms.
Assessment: I am not very familiar with many pharmacology textbooks, although I teach nursing students clinically and in the classroom about acute care. I cannot think that there are too many other texts that offer the nursing student a better look at pharmacology. I recommend this book.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323087896
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 12/21/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 984
  • Sales rank: 37,879
  • Product dimensions: 8.52 (w) x 10.72 (h) x 1.44 (d)

Table of Contents

PART 1: PHARMACOLOGY BASICS

• Study Skills Tips: Introduction to Study Skills Concepts, PURR, and Pharmacology Basics
• 1. The Nursing Process and Drug Therapy
• 2. Pharmacologic Principles
• 3. Lifespan Considerations
• 4. Cultural, Legal, and Ethical Considerations
• 5. Medication Errors: Preventing and Responding
• 6. Patient Education and Drug Therapy
• 7. Over-the-Counter Drugs and Herbal and Dietary Supplements
• 8. Gene Therapy and Pharmacogenomics
• 9. Photo Atlas of Drug Administration

PART 2: DRUGS AFFECTING THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM


• Study Skills Tips: Vocabulary, Text Notation, and Language Conventions
• 10. Analgesic Drugs
• 11. General and Local Anesthetics
• 12. Central Nervous System Depressants and Muscle Relaxants
• 13. Central Nervous System Stimulants and Related Drugs
• 14. Antiepileptic Drugs
• 15. Antiparkinson Drugs
• 16. Psychotherapeutic Drugs
• 17. Substance Abuse

PART 3: DRUGS AFFECTING THE AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM


• Study Skills Tips: PURR Application and Study Groups
• 18. Adrenergic Drugs
• 19. Adrenergic-Blocking Drugs
• 20. Cholinergic Drugs
• 21. Cholinergic-Blocking Drugs

PART 4: DRUGS AFFECTING THE CARDIOVASCULAR AND RENAL SYSTEMS


• Study Skills Tips: Linking Learning and Text Notation
• 22. Antihypertensive Drugs
• 23. Antianginal Drugs
• 24. Heart Failure Drugs
• 25. Antidysrhythmic Drugs
• 26. Coagulation Modifier Drugs
• 27. Antilipemic Drugs
• 28. Diuretic Drugs
• 29. Fluids and Electrolytes

PART 5: DRUGS AFFECTING THE ENDOCRINE AND REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEMS


• Study Skills Tips: Questioning Strategy
• 30. Pituitary Drugs
• 31. Thyroid and Antithyroid Drugs
• 32. Antidiabetic Drugs
• 33. Adrenal Drugs
• 34. Women’s Health Drugs
• 35. Men’s Health Drugs

PART 6: DRUGS AFFECTING THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

• Study Skills Tips: Study on the Run and PURR
• 36. Antihistamines, Decongestants, Antitussives, and Expectorants
• 37. Bronchodilators and Other Respiratory Drugs

PART 7: ANTIINFECTIVE AND ANTIINFLAMMATORY DRUGS


• Study Skills Tips: Applying the Nursing Process
• 38. Antibiotics Part 1
• 39. Antibiotics Part 2
• 40. Antiviral Drugs
• 41. Antitubercular Drugs
• 42. Antifungal Drugs
• 43. Antimalarial, Antiprotozoal, and Anthelmintic Drugs
• 44. Antiinflammatory and Antigout Drugs

PART 8: CHEMOTHERAPEUTIC DRUGS AND BIOLOGIC AND IMMUNE MODIFIERS


• Study Skills Tips: Manage Time, Evaluate Prior Performance, Anticipate the Test, and Plan for Distributed Study
• 45. Antineoplastic Drugs Part 1: Cancer Overview and Cell Cycle-Specific Drugs
• 46. Antineoplastic Drugs Part 2: Cell Cycle-Nonspecific Drugs and Miscellaneous Drugs
• 47. Biologic Response-Modifying and Antirheumatic Drugs
• 48. Immunosuppressant Drugs
• 49. Immunizing Drugs and Biochemical Terrorism

PART 9: DRUGS AFFECTING THE GASTROINTESTINAL SYSTEM AND NUTRITION


• Study Skills Tips: Active Questioning, What Are the Right Questions, Kinds of Questions, and Questioning Application
• 50. Acid-Controlling Drugs
• 51. Bowel Disorder Drugs
• 52. Antiemetic and Antinausea Drugs
• 53. Vitamins and Minerals
• 54. Anemia Drugs
• 55. Nutritional Supplements

PART 10: DERMATOLOGIC, OPHTHALMIC, AND OTIC DRUGS


• Study Skills Tips: Time Management, PURR, and Repeat the Steps
• 56. Dermatologic Drugs
• 57. Ophthalmic Drugs
• 58. Otic Drugs
• Appendix: Pharmaceutical Abbreviations

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