Pharmacology for Nurses: A Pathophysiologic Approach / Edition 4

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Overview

This up-to-date text helps nursing students master pharmacology by tightly linking it to therapeutic goals and patient wellness. Organized by body systems (units) and diseases (chapters), PHARMACOLOGY FOR NURSES: A PATHOPHYSIOLOGIC APPROACH, 4/e provides complete information on the drug classifications used to treat each disease class. Students can easily locate all relevant anatomy, physiology, pathology, and pharmacology in the same chapter where each drug is discussed. Exclusive Nursing Process Focus features clearly and concisely relates pharmacotherapy to patient assessment, nursing diagnoses, planning patient outcomes, implementing patient-centered care, and evaluating the outcomes. This new Fourth Edition links pharmacology to patient care through exceptionally accurate, attractive graphics, rich media resources, extensive self-assessment tools, and features covering complementary medicine; diverse patient/lifestyle considerations; and evidence-based practice. It has been thoroughly updated to reflect current pharmacologic drugs, drug classes, processes, mechanisms, and warnings; and the newest QSEN competencies and NCLEX question formats.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780133026184
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 2/1/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 944
  • Sales rank: 61,261
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Patrick Adams, PhD, is an accomplished educator, author, and national speaker. The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development in Austin, Texas, named Dr. Adams a Master Teacher. He has published two other textbooks with Pearson Publishing: Core Concepts in Pharmacology and Pharmacology: Connections to Nursing Practice. Dr. Adams obtained his Master’s degree in Pharmacology from Michigan State University and his Doctorate in Education at the University of South Florida. Dr. Adams was on the faculty of Lansing Community College and St. Petersburg College, and was Dean of Health Programs at Pasco-Hernando Community College for 15 years. He is currently Professor of Biological Sciences at Pasco-Hernando Community College.

Leland Norman Holland, Jr., PhD (Norm) over twenty years ago started out like many scientists, planning for a career in basic science research. Quickly he was drawn to the field of teaching in higher medical education, where he has spent most of his career since that time. Among the areas where he has been particularly effective are preparatory programs in nursing, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and allied health. Dr. Holland is both an affiliate and supporter of nursing education nationwide. He brings to the profession a depth of knowledge in biology, chemistry and medically-related subjects such as microbiology, biological chemistry, and pharmacology. Dr. Holland's doctoral degree is in medical pharmacology. He is very much dedicated to the success of students and their preparation for work-life readiness. He continues to motivate students in the life-long pursuit of learning.

Carol Quam Urban, PhD, RN is the Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Nursing and an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing, College of Health and Human Services where she teaches undergraduate courses in pharmacology and pathophysiology. Her current research interests focus on improving learning for students at-risk for academic difficulties, outcomes-based education, effective educational models using computer-based learning, and service-base learning. She has also published on the ethical needs of at-risk students. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau - Epsilon Zeta chapter, Alpha Chi, the National Association for Developmental Education, National College Learning Center Association, and the College Reading and Learning Association. At Mason, she serves on the General Education Committee and the Distance Education Council.

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Table of Contents

UNIT 1. Core Concepts in Pharmacology

1. Introduction to Pharmacology: Drug Regulation and Approval

2. Drug Classes and Schedules

3. Principles of Drug Administration

4. Pharmacokinetics

5. Pharmacodynamics

UNIT 2. Pharmacology and the Nurse-Client Relationship

6. The Nursing Process in Pharmacology

7. Medication Errors and Risk Reduction

8. Drug Administration Throughout the Lifespan

9. Psychosocial, Gender, and Cultural Influences on Pharmacotherapy

10. Herbal and Alternative Therapies

11. Substance Abuse

12. Emergency Preparedness and Poisonings

UNIT 3. The Nervous System

13. Drugs Affecting the Autonomic Nervous System

14. Drugs for Anxiety and Insomnia

15. Drugs for Seizures

16. Drugs for Emotional Mood and Behavioral Disorders

17. Drugs for Psychoses

18. Drugs for the Control of Pain

19. Drugs for Local and General Anesthesia

20. Drugs for Degenerative Diseases of the Nervous System

21. Drugs for Neuromuscular Disorders

UNIT 4. The Cardiovascular and Urinary Systems

22. Drugs for Lipid Disorders

23. Diuretic Therapy and Drugs for Renal Failure

24. Drugs for Fluid Balance, Electrolyte, and Acid–Base Disorders

25. Drugs for Hypertension

26. Drugs for Heart Failure

27. Drugs for Angina Pectoris and Myocardial Infarction

28. Drugs for Shock

29. Drugs for Dysrhythmias

30. Drugs for Coagulation Disorders

31. Drugs for Hematopoietic Disorders

UNIT 5. The Immune System

32. Drugs for Immune System Modulation

33. Drugs for Inflammation and Fever

34. Drugs for Bacterial Infections

35. Drugs for Fungal, Protozoal, and Helminthic Infections

36. Drugs for Viral Infections

37. Drugs for Neoplasia

UNIT 6. The Respiratory System

38. Drugs for Allergic Rhinitis and the Common Cold

39. Drugs for Asthma and Other Pulmonary Disorders

UNIT 7. The Gastrointestinal System

40. Drugs for Peptic Ulcer Disease

41. Drugs for Bowel Disorders and Other Gastrointestinal Conditions

42. Drugs for Nutritional Disorders

UNIT 8. The Endocrine System

43. Drugs for Pituitary, Thyroid, and Adrenal Disorders

44. Drugs for Diabetes Mellitus

45. Drugs for Disorders and Conditions of the Female Reproductive System MA

46. Drugs for Disorders and Conditions of the Male Reproductive System MA

UNIT 9. The Integumentary System and Eyes/Ears

47. Drugs for Bone and Joint Disorders

48. Drugs for Skin Disorders

49. Drugs for Eye and Ear Disorders

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