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Effectively learning pharmacology requires students to clearly see the connection between pharmacology, disease and patient care. Pharmacology for Nurses, 3e i(this is the standalone book) is structured to present pharmacology and pathology together, so students can more easily grasp the interrelationship between these subjects and provide a holistic perspective to patient care. A prototype approach, easy to follow presentation and extensive pedagogical aids enable students to understand key concepts and apply essential components of nursing care to drug therapy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780135089811
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 3/2/2010
  • Series: MyNursingKit Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 944
  • Sales rank: 894,562
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.30 (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

Chapter 1 Introduction to Pharmacology: Drug Regulation and Approval

Chapter 2 Drug Classes and Schedules

Chapter 3 Principles of Drug Administration

Chapter 4 Pharmacokinetics

Chapter 5 Pharmacodynamics

UNIT 2 Pharmacology and the Nurse-Patient Relationship

Chapter 6 The Nursing Process in Pharmacology

Chapter 7 Drug Administration Throughout the Lifespan

Chapter 8 Psychosocial, Gender, and Cultural Influences on Pharmacotherapy

Chapter 9 Medication Errors and Risk Reduction

Chapter 10 Herbal and Alternative Therapies

Chapter 11 Substance Abuse

Chapter 12 Emergency Preparedness and Poisonings

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 and Fever

Chapter 34 Drugs for Bacterial Infections

Chapter 35 Drugs for Fungal, Protozoan, and Helminthic Infections

Chapter 36 Drugs for Viral Infections

Chapter 37 Drugs for Neoplasia

UNIT 6 The Respiratory System

Chapter 38 Drugs for Allergic Rhinitis and the Common Cold

Chapter 39 Drugs for Asthma and Other Pulmonary Disorders

UNIT 7 The Gastrointestinal System

Chapter 40 Drugs for Peptic Ulcer Disease

Chapter 41 Drugs for Bowel Disorders and Other Gastrointestinal Conditions

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 — ISMP’s List of High-Alert Medications

Appendix B — Top 100 Drugs Ranked by Number of Prescriptions

Appendix C — Bibliography and References

Appendix D - Answers

Appendix E — Calculating Doses



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