Pharmacology Made Easy for NCLEX-RN: Review and Study Guide

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Pharmacology is the most difficult aspect of the NCLEX licensure examination for both practical and registered nurses. With new drugs introduced every day and drug interactions a more serious concern than ever before, nursing students need quick, convenient access to up-to-date drug information in order to pass their licensure exams. In a market dominated by lengthy tomes priced nearly double, the Pharmacology Made Easy study guides are the most efficient and economical review choices available. In each book, 295...

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Overview

Pharmacology is the most difficult aspect of the NCLEX licensure examination for both practical and registered nurses. With new drugs introduced every day and drug interactions a more serious concern than ever before, nursing students need quick, convenient access to up-to-date drug information in order to pass their licensure exams. In a market dominated by lengthy tomes priced nearly double, the Pharmacology Made Easy study guides are the most efficient and economical review choices available. In each book, 295 carefully prepared written test questions cover drug actions, adverse reactions and side effects, contraindications and precautions, interactions, nursing considerations, and therapeutic benefits for more than 600 medications. Complete rationales for correct and incorrect answers are provided. Each book includes a 100-item interactive practice test on disk.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556523915
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/2001
  • Series: Pharmacology Made Easy for NCLEX series
  • Edition description: BOOK&DISK
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 386,618
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Linda Waide, M.S.N., M.Ed., R.N., and Berta Roland, M.S.N., R.N., are coauthors of The Chicago Review Press NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN Practice Test and Review. They are owners of Contemporary Health Systems, Incorporated, which has offered nursing review courses for both the RN and PN licensure examinations for more than 15 years nationwide.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi
Preface vii
Introduction ix
The Purpose of Drugs
Drug Names
Routes of Drug Absorption
Practice Test 1
Anti-Infective Agents 1
Overview 2
Questions 5
Answers, Rationales, and Explanations 13
Practice Test 2
Antineoplastic Agents 25
Overview 26
Questions 28
Answers, Rationales, and Explanations 33
Practice Test 3
Cardiovascular Agents 41
Overview 42
Questions 43
Answers, Rationales, and Explanations 55
Practice Test 4
Fluid and Electrolytic Agents 71
Overview 72
Questions 73
Answers, Rationales, and Explanations 81
Practice Test 5
Gastrointestinal Tract Agents 91
Overview 92
Questions 94
Answers, Rationales, and Explanations 99
Practice Test 6
Hematologic Agents 105
Overview 106
Questions 107
Answers, Rationales, and Explanations 111
Practice Test 7
Hormonal Agents 117
Overview 118
Questions 121
Answers, Rationales, and Explanations 129
Practice Test 8
Immunomodulation Agents 139
Overview 140
Questions 142
Answers, Rationales, and Explanations 145
Practice Test 9
Autonomic Nervous System Agents 151
Overview 152
Questions 154
Answers, Rationales, and Explanations 157
Practice Test 10
Central Nervous System Agents 163
Overview 164
Questions 167
Answers, Rationales, and Explanations 173
Practice Test 11
Nutritional Agents 181
Overview 182
Questions 183
Answers, Rationales, and Explanations 187
Practice Test 12
Ophthalmic, Otic, and Nasal Agents 195
Overview 196
Questions 198
Answers, Rationales, and Explanations 201
Practice Test 13
Respiratory Tract Agents 205
Overview 206
Questions 207
Answers, Rationales, and Explanations 215
Practice Test 14
Topical Agents 227
Overview 228
Questions 229
Answers, Rationales, and Explanations 233
Practice Test 15
Miscellaneous Medications 239
Overview 240
Questions 242
Answers, Rationales, and Explanations 247
Common Abbreviations 255
Drug Names and Pronunciations, Trade Names, and Classification(s) 256
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories 269
Table of Measurement Equivalents 270
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