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This full-color pharmacology textbook is full of innovative, user-friendly features such as prototype drug charts, nursing process sections, and an extensive math/dosage calculations section. The 5th edition has been completely updated and includes a Companion CD-ROM that contains animations, NCLEX® examination-style review questions, printable IV therapy and medication safety checklists, drug calculation problems, and convenient electronic calculators.

• A separate drug calculations section — Medications and Calculations — features 65 pages of math review and step-by-step instructions for dosage calculations using the four primary methods — basic formula, ratio and proportion, dimensional analysis, and fractional equation.

• Nursing Process sections relate nursing care to drug therapy. Each step of the nursing process includes concise actions for the plan of care in relation to treatment for selected drug prototypes.

• A chapter on Principles of Drug Administration features comprehensive coverage of the procedures for administering drugs. It addresses all routes of administration and various settings.

• Unit openers for drug therapy chapters include an illustrated overview of normal anatomy and physiology, giving readers the foundation for understanding how the drug works in that body system.

• Herbal Alert boxes highlight various herbal products and their interactions with drugs.

• More than 100 detailed Prototype Drug Charts list the following information: dosage, indication, contraindication, drug-lab-food interactions, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, therapeutic effects, side effects, and adverse reactions.

• Highlighted Client Teaching, Cultural Considerations, and Herbal Alerts are included in the Nursing Process sections to emphasize key implications for nurses.

• Client Teaching in the nursing process sections guide readers through instructions for teaching patients about medication, self-administration, dietary concerns, and side effects.

• Includes a separate Transcultural and Genetic Considerations chapter.

• Critical Thinking Case Studies and Study Questions at the end of each chapter present readers with a clinical scenario and several questions that reinforce key concepts and encourage critical thinking.

• A new chapter on substance abuse addresses this important aspect of the nurse's role in pharmacology.

• Preventing Medication Errors boxes draw attention to important safety considerations and present guidelines from the Institute for Safe Medication Practice (ISMP).

• Critical Thinking Case Study boxes provide clinical scenarios and questions to sharpen analytical and critical thinking skills.

• Now includes step-by-step instructions for dosage calculations using dimensional analysis.

• Web sites, organizations, and research database information are available at the end of clinical chapters for further review and research.

• The newest JCAHO guidelines for medication safety are applied throughout the text and the abbreviations appendix has been revised to reflect these updates.

• Includes a new Herb/Drug Interaction chart, as well as new sugar-free and alcohol-free drug lists.

• Features updated coverage of pain as the fifth vital sign.

• Look-alike/sound-alike drugs are highlighted throughout to promote safe drug administration.

• Includes a list of the 200 most frequently prescribed drugs.

• Electronic Resources boxes at the beginning of each chapter direct readers to additional learning activities available on the Companion CD and the Evolve website.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780721639277
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/11/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 1024
  • Product dimensions: 8.66 (w) x 10.94 (h) x 1.37 (d)

Table of Contents

A Nurse’s Perspective of Pharmacology

1. Drug Action: Pharmaceutic, Pharmacokinetic, and Pharmacodynamic Phases
2. Nursing Process and Client Teaching
3. Principles of Drug Administration

Drug Calculations

4. Medications and Calculations
Section 4A: Systems of Measurement with Conversion
Section 4B: Methods for Calculation
Section 4C: Calculations of Oral Dosages
Section 4D: Calculations of Injectable Dosages
Section 4E: Calculations of Intravenous Fluids
Section 4F: Pediatric Drug Calculations

Contemporary Issues in Pharmacology

5. The Drug Approval Process
6. Transcultural and Genetic Considerations
7. Drug Interaction and Over-the-Counter Drugs
8. Drugs of Abuse
9. Herbal Therapy with Nursing Implications
10. Pediatric Pharmacology
11. Geriatric Pharmacology
12. Medication Administration in Community Settings
13. The Role of the Nurse in Drug Research

Nutrition and Electrolytes

14. Vitamin and Mineral Replacement
15. Fluid and Electrolyte Replacement
16. Nutritional Support

Autonomic Nervous System Agents

17. Adrenergics and Adrenergic Blockers
18. Cholinergics and Anticholinergics

Neurologic and Neuromuscular Agents

19. Central Nervous System Stimulants
20. Central Nervous System Depressants
21. Drugs for Pain Management: Nonnarcotic and Narcotic Analgesics
22. Anticonvulsants
23. Drugs for Neurological Disorders: Parkinsonism and Alzheimer’s Disease
24. Drugs for Neuromuscular Disorders: Myasthenia Gravis, Multiple Sclerosis, and
Muscle Spasms

Psychiatric Agents

25. Antipsychotics and Anxiolytics
26. Antidepressants and Mood Stabilizer

Antiinflammatory and Antiinfective Agents

27. Antiinflammatory Drugs
28. Antibacterials and Their Effects; Penicillins and Cephalosporins
29. Antibacterials: Macrolides, Tetracyclines, Aminoglycosides, Fluoroquinolones
30. Antibacterials: Sulfonamides
31. Antitubercular Drugs, Antifungal Drugs, Peptides, and Metronidazole
32. Antiviral, Antimalarial, and Anthelmintic Drugs
33. Drugs for Urinary Tract Disorders

Immunologic Agents

34. HIV and AIDS-Related Agents
35. Vaccines

Antineoplastic Agents

36. Anticancer Drugs
37. Biologic Response Modifiers

Respiratory Agents

38. Drugs for Common Upper Respiratory Disorders
39. Drugs for Acute and Chronic Lower Respiratory Disorders

Cardiovascular Agents

40. Cardiac Glycosides, Antianginals, Antidysrhythmics
41. Diuretics
42. Antihypertensive Drugs
43. Anticoagulants, Antiplatelets, and Thrombolytics
44. Antilipids and Peripheral Vasodilators

Gastrointestinal Agents

45. Drugs for Gastrointestinal Tract Disorders
46. Antiulcer Drugs

Eye, Ear, and Skin Agents

47. Drugs for Disorders of the Eye and the Ear
48. Drugs for Dermatologic Disorders

Endocrine Agents

49. Endocrine Pharmacology: Pituitary, Thyroid, Parathyroids, and Adrenals
50. Antidiabetic Drugs

Reproductive and Gender-Related Agents

51. Drugs Associated with the Female Reproductive Cycle I:
Pregnancy and Preterm Labor
2. Drugs Associated with the Female Reproductive Cycle II:
Labor, Delivery, and the Preterm Neonate
53. Drugs Associated with the Postpartum and Newborn
54. Drugs Related to Women’s Health and Disorders
55. Drugs Related to Reproductive Health: Male Reproductive Disorders
56. Drugs Related to Reproductive Health: Infertility and Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Emergency Agents

57. Adult and Pediatric Emergency Drugs


Appendix A: Generic Drugs with Corresponding Canadian Trade Drug Names
Appendix B: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM)
Appendix C: Drug-Drug Interactions
Appendix D: Herb-Drug Interactions
Appendix E: Sugar- free Products
Appendix F: Alcohol Free Products
Appendix G: Abbreviations
Appendix H: Internet Sites of Interest
Appendix I: 200 Most Frequently Prescribed Drugs

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