Pharmacology for Nurses: A Pathophysiological Approach / Edition 2

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Prentice Hall Nursing MediaLink DVD-ROM. Packaged with every copy of the textbook, this dynamic DVD-ROM includes:

· Audio Glossary with pronunciations and definitions of every key term in the textbook

· Drug Prototype Audio Pronunciations

· Drug Dosage Calculator

· Nursing in Action video case studies for medication administration

· NCLEX® Review questions that emphasize the application of care and client education related to drug administration

· Mechanism of Action drug animation tutorials for prototype drugs, showing how drug action occurs at the tissue, organ, and system levels. The following animations build upon the drug action discussions from the Prototype Drug boxes in the textbook:

CD-ROM versions of this resource can be purchased at

Companion Website. Serving as an online review to your textbook, this Companion Website includes:

· Additional NCLEX® Review questions with comprehensive rationales

· Pharmacology review activities that test your understanding of the drugs from each chapter, including Classification Reviews, Drug Reviews, Case Studies, andCare Plans

· Dosage Calculation exercises

· Nursing Process Focus charts for drug prototypes

· Preventing Medication Errors review and activities

· Student Success module with advice and activities to help you be a successful nursing student

· And much more

Student Workbook. Your workbook contains a large number and variety of practice questions and learning activities, including fill-ins, matching, multiple choice, case studies, and dosage calculations. MediaLinks refer you to the Prentice Hall Nursing MediaLink DVD-ROM and Companion Website for additional review and application.

Instructor’s Resource Manual. Designed to help faculty plan and manage the pharmacology course, this manual includes:

· Detailed lecture notes with correlations to PowerPoint slides organized by learning objectives

· Suggestions for classroom and clinical activities

· Comprehensive test questions with rationales and mapped to learning objectives

· Assignments using the Companion Website and the Prentice Hall Nursing MediaLink DVD-ROM that accompany the textbook

· A chapter-specific Resource Library identifying images and media resources on the Instructor’s Resource DVD-ROM.

It also includes an Instructor’s Strategies for Success module for faculty that explains Learning Theories, Planning for Instruction, How to Use Effective Pedagogies, Assessing Learning, and more!

Instructor’s Resource DVD-ROM. This DVD-ROM includes all the textbook resources instructors need to teach pharmacology courses:

· Comprehensive PowerPoint Presentation that integrates lecture slides, images, animations, videos, and other resources

· Classroom Response questions set in PowerPoint slides (ask your Prentice Hall representative for more information about hardware to enhance your presentation)

· First Day of Class presentation to show your students how to use this textbook

· Complete Image Gallery in PowerPoint

· Additional Media Resources to enhance your classroom presentations

· TestGen with questions in all NCLEX® formats, including questions mapped to the chapter learning objectives

· Link to the Prentice Hall Instructors Resource Center for additional resources (internet connection required)

Alternate CD-ROM versions of this resource are also available.

OneKey Online Course Management. Prentice Hall OneKey is an integrated online resource that brings a variety of resources together in one convenient place for faculty and students using Blackboard, WebCt, and CourseCompass platforms and provides you with the following:

For Students For Instructors

NCLEX-RN® Review questions Test Item Files

Case Studies PowerPoint Presentations

Care Plan Activities Media Gallery Resources

MediaLinks Discussion Board

Email Communication Class Announcements

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131756656
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 4/6/2007
  • Series: MyNursingLab Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 944
  • Product dimensions: 8.49 (w) x 10.85 (h) x 1.08 (d)

Meet the Author

About the Authors

Michael Patrick Adams, PhD, RT(R), is the Dean of Health Occupations at ­Pasco-Hernando Community College. He is an accomplished and national speaker. The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development in Austin, Texas, named Dr. Adams a Master Teacher. He has been registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists for over 30 years. Dr. Adams obtained his Masters degree in Pharmacology from Michigan State University and his Doctorate in Education at the University of South Florida.

Leland Norman Holland, Jr., Ph.D. (Norm) is the Associate Academic Dean and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida. He is actively involved in teaching and helping student prepare for service in medicine, nursing, dentistry, and allied health.. He has taught pharmacology over the course of 15 years at both the undergraduate and graduate level. He is very much dedicated to the success of students preparing for work-life readiness. He comes to the teaching profession after spending several years doing basic science research at the VA Hospital in Augusta, Georgia and the Medical College of Georgia where he received his Ph.D. in Pharmacology.

Consulting Editor:

Paula R. Bostwick, RN, MSN is the Nursing Department Chair at Ivy Tech Community College in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She has been involved in nursing education for more than 15 years. She has clinical experience in medical-surgical and critical care nursing. She received her Masters of Science in Nursing from Ball State University.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Pharmacology for Nurses: A Pathophysiologic Approach, 2nd edition

Unit 1: Fundamental Concepts of Pharmacology

Chapter 1 Introduction to Pharmacology: Drug Regulation and Approval

Chapter 2 Drug Classes and Schedules

Chapter 3 Emergency Preparedness

Chapter 4 Principles of Drug Administration

Chapter 5 Pharmacokinetics

Chapter 6 Pharmacodynamics

Unit 2: Pharmacology and the Nurse-Patient Relationship

Chapter 7 The Nursing Process in Pharmacology

Chapter 8 Drug Administration throughout the Lifespan

Chapter 9 Medication Errors *****NEW CHAPTER*****

Chapter 10 Psychosocial, Gender, and Cultural Influences on Pharmacotherapy

Chapter 11 Herbal and Alternative Therapies

Chapter 12 Substance Abuse

Unit 3: The Nervous System

Chapter 13 Drugs Affecting the Autonomic Nervous System

Chapter 14 Drugs for Anxiety and Insomnia

Chapter 15 Drugs for Seizures

Chapter 16 Drugs for Emotional and Mood Disorders

Chapter 17 Drugs for Psychoses

Chapter 18 Drugs for the Control of Pain

Chapter 19 Drugs for Local and General Anesthesia

Chapter 20 Drugs for Degenerative Diseases of the Nervous System

Chapter 21 Drugs for Neuromuscular Disorders

Unit 4: The Cardiovascular and Urinary Systems

Chapter 22 Drugs for Lipid Disorders

Chapter 23 Drugs for Hypertension

Chapter 24 Drugs for Heart Failure

Chapter 25 Drugs for Angina Pectoris and Myocardial Infarction

Chapter 26 Drugs for Dysrhythmias

Chapter 27 Drugs for Coagulation Disorders

Chapter 28 Drugs for Hematopoietic Disorders

Chapter 29 Drugs for Shock

Chapter 30 Diuretic Therapy and Drugs for Renal Failure

Chapter 31 Drugs for Fluid Balance, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Disorders

Unit 5: The Immune System

Chapter 32 Drugs for Immune System Modulation

Chapter 33 Drugs for Inflammation, Fever, and Allergies

Chapter 34 Drugs for Bacterial Infections

Chapter 35 Drugs for Fungal, Protozoan, and Helminth Infections

Chapter 36 Drugs for Viral Infections

Chapter 37 Drugs for Neoplasia

Unit 6: The Respiratory System

Chapter 38 Drugs for Upper Respiratory Disorders

Chapter 39 Drugs for Lower Respiratory Disorders

Unit 7: The Gastrointestinal System

Chapter 40 Drugs for Peptic Ulcer Disease

Chapter 41 Drugs for Bowel Disorders, Nausea, and Vomiting

Chapter 42 Drugs for Nutritional Disorders

Unit 8: The Endocrine System

Chapter 43 Drugs for Pituitary, Thyroid, and Adrenal Disorders

Chapter 44 Drugs for Diabetes Mellitus

Chapter 45 Drugs for Disorders and Conditions of the Female Reproductive System

Chapter 46 Drugs for Disorders and Conditions of the Male Reproductive System

Unit 9: The Integumentary System and Eyes/Ears

Chapter 47 Drugs for Bone and Joint Disorders

Chapter 48 Drugs for Skin Disorders

Chapter 49 Drugs for Eye and Ear Disorders


Appendix A: Canadian Drugs and Their U.S. Equivalents

Appendix B: Top 200 Drugs Ranked by Number of Prescriptions

Appendix C: Bibliography and References

Appendix D: Answers to NCLEX, Critical-thinking Questions, and Med Errors Alert

Appendix E: Methods for Calculating Drug Doses


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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2008

    The patho approach is very useful.

    The patho approach is very useful. It helps the reader learn concepts and not endless pharmacology facts.Without this approach a pharmacology class and quickly become too difficult and irrelevant.<BR/><BR/>An added benefit was that it allowd me to learn med surg as well. In all my nursing classes there has NOT been enough pathophysiology. <BR/><BR/>Sure there are errors in EVERY textbook.

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  • Posted April 12, 2010

    not amused

    Do yourself a favor and compare this textbook w/ other textbooks before you believe waht it says. You can't take this textbook too seriously or else you fool yourself into thinking that you know what you really need to know when in fact, there are huge errors, contradictions and omissions in it.

    One or two errors -- not a problem. One or two DOZEN errors/ omissions and inconsistencies? Fail.

    If you don't believe's a tiny list:
    p 73 - NCLEX question 2 - the rationale at the back of the book does not even relate to this question.
    p 144 - one of the paragraphs doesn't even belong there. It's nonsensical
    p 161 - Contradicting statements in the same section.
    P 491 & 492 - contradicting statements about use of probiotic supplements
    491 - omitted that penicillin decreases efficacy of contraceptives

    I could go on for days...

    As for My Nursing Lab -- EPIC fail. (at least 2-3 errors per chapter/per question, etc)

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  • Posted July 13, 2009

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    Overall a very good textbook!

    I am currently utilizing this book for my online Pharmacology class. It is easier to read than most textbooks. It is well written and not boring in verbatim as many medical textbooks can be! Definitions, processes and treatments are short, precise, well explained but appropriately covered.

    My only personal complaints were:
    1) I had problems calculating drips according to the textbook. To put it on paper as they instruct you to is quite confusing, and was taught somewhat differently by my instructor.
    2) The workbook that coincides with this text also has incorrect answers at the back of the text.

    The book otherwise is "very basic", covers general information very well, and goes hand in hand with a current PDR. When I say very basic, keep in mind how vast the medical field is with pharmacological treatments at this time! (I am by no means stating this is easy material!) The online tests are fair. They consist of 50 multiple choice answer questions, and are challenging most of the time. Few answers are obvious, but the rest make you truly utilize what you have learned! There is also a CD that accompanies the book for further reference. (I, personally, have not utilized the CD.)

    This is a book I will be keeping after the class and will not be selling. It will be a great reference after the fact for a "refresher".

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    Posted January 9, 2010

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