Pharmacotherapeutics: A Nursing Process Approach / Edition 4

Pharmacotherapeutics: A Nursing Process Approach / Edition 4

by Merrily A. Kuhn

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Table of Contents

Part 1: The Nursing Process and Fundamentals of Drug Therapy
1. Pharmacology and the Nurse's Role
2. The Pharmacologic Application of the Nursing Process
3. Administering Medications with Safety

Part 2: Basic Pharmacologic Principles
4. Pharmaceutical, Pharmacokinetic, and Pharmacodynamic Phases of Drug Action
5. Drug Interactions
6. Drug Toxicity, Adverse Drug Reactions, and Poisoning

Part 3: Biopsychosocial Considerations for Drug Therapy
7. Pharmacotherapeutics for the Neonate and the Pediatric Patient
8. Drug Therapy and the Older Adult
9. Ethnic/Cultural Considerations for Drug Therapy

Part 4: Diagnostic and Nutritional Agents
10. Drugs Used in Diagnostic Testing
11. Intravenous Therapy
12. Major Body Electrolytes
13. Vitamins, Minerals, and Iron Products
14. Enteral and Parenteral Nutritional Agents

Part 5: Drugs Affecting the Nervous System
15. Overview of the Anatomy and Physiology of the Nervous System
16. Drugs Affecting the Parasympathetic Nervous System
17. Drugs Affecting the Sympathetic Nervous System
18. Drugs That Provide Pain Relief
19. Central Nervous System Stimulants
20. Agents Used to Treat Seizure Disorders
21. Drugs in Anesthesia
22. Skeletal Muscle Relaxants and Neuromuscular Blocking Agents
23. Drugs for Parkinson's Disease, Myasthenia Gravis, Alzheimer's Disease, and Multiple Sclerosis

Part 6: Psychobiology and Psychotherapeutic Drugs
24. Pharmacotherapeutics and Principles of Psychobiology
25. Sedative, Hypnotic, and AnxiolyticDrugs
26. Drugs Used to Treat Mood Disorders
27. Antipsychotic Medications

Part 7: Drugs Affecting the Cardiovascular System
28. Overview of the Anatomy and Physiology of the Cardiovascular System
29. Cardiac Glycosides and Other Positive Inotropic Agents
30. Antihypertensive Agents
31. Antidysrhythmic Medications
32. Coronary Vasodilators and Peripheral Vasodilators
33. Antihyperlipidemic Agents

Part 8: Drugs Affecting the Blood
34. Blood, Blood Components, and Artificial Blood
35. Drugs Affecting Coagulation

Part 9: Drugs Affecting the Urinary System
36. Overview of the Anatomy and Physiology of the Urinary System
37. Diuretics
38. Drug Therapy for the Patient with Renal Disease

Part 10: Drugs Affecting the Respiratory System
39. Overview of Functional Anatomy of the Respiratory System
40. Agents Used to Treat Bronchial Obstruction
41. Miscellaneous Respiratory Agents

Part 11: Drugs Affecting the Endocrine System
42. Overview of the Anatomy and Physiology of the Endocrine System
43. Anterior and Posterior Pituitary Hormones
44. Adrenocortical Drugs: Mineralocorticoids and Glucocorticoids
45. Antidiabetic Agents
46. Thyroid and Parathyroid Agents

Part 12: Drugs Affecting Sexuality and the Reproductive System
47. Male Hormones and Female Hormones
48. Drugs Used in Pregnancy, Labor and Delivery, and Abortion

Part 13: Drugs Affecting the Gastrointestinal System
49. Overview of the Anatomy and Physiology of the Digestive System
50. Drugs Used to Treat Gastric Acidity
51. Antiemetic and Emetic Medications
52. Medications for Common Digestive Problems
53. Medications Used in Hepatic and Biliary Disease

Part 14: Drugs Affecting the Immune System
54. Overview of the Anatomy and Physiology of the Immune System
55. Antineoplastic Chemotherapy
56. Biotherapy and Biotherapeutic Agents: Biologic Response Modifiers
57. Anti-Inflammatory Agents
58. Anti-Infectives
59. Immunity and Immunizations
60. Medications Used in Organ Transplantation
61. Agents Used in the Management of HIV Infection and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

Part 15: Drugs Affecting the Visual, Auditory, and Integumentary Systems
62. Overview of the Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye and Ear
63. Medications Used in Eye Disorders
64. Medications Used in Ear Disorders
65. Medications for Common Skin Disorders

Part 16: Selected Issues in Pharmacotherapeutics
66. Enzymes as Therapeutic Agents
67. Using the Nursing Process with Patients Who Abuse Drugs, Alcohol, and Other Substances
68. Emergency Situations, Hypotension, and Shock
Appendices: Answers to Chapter Review Questions
Resolutions to Critical Thinking Skills

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