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This core text offers LPN/LVN students a clear, concise introduction to pharmacology, focusing on basic principles and the nurse's responsibility in drug administration. Organized by body system, the book examines pharmacologic properties and therapeutic applications of drug classes. Summary Drug Tables present generic and trade drug names, uses, adverse reactions, and usual dosage ranges. This edition has thoroughly updated drug information, a new "Pharmacology in Practice" case study feature, Nursing Alerts, Lifespan Alerts, Chronic Care Alerts, Diversity Alerts, and additional material on the nursing process.
Including a FREE copy of Lippincott’s Photo Atlas of Medication Administration, a bound CD-ROM, a companion website includes an NCLEX® alternate item format tutorial, a Spanish-English audio glossary, monographs on 100 most commonly prescribed drugs, Listen and Learn, Concepts in Action animations, Watch and Learn video clips, and Dosage Calculation Quizzes. The full text is also available online.
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UNIT I Foundations of Clinical Pharmacology
UNIT II Anti-Infectives
UNIT III Drugs Used to Manage Pain
UNIT IV Drugs That Affect the Central Nervous System
UNIT V Drugs That Affect the Peripheral Nervous System
UNIT VI Drugs That Affect the Neuromuscular System
UNIT VII Drugs That Affect the Respiratory System
UNIT VIII Drugs That Affect the Cardiovascular System
UNIT IX Drugs That Affect the Gastrointestinal System
UNIT X Drugs That Affect the Endocrine System
UNIT XI Drugs That Affect the Urinary System
UNIT XII Drugs That Affect the Immune System
UNIT XIII Drug That Affect Other Body Systems
Appendix A: Drug Categories (Controlled Substance Table, FDA Pregnancy Risk Category Table, Lactation Risk Category Table)
Appendix B: National Patient Safety Goals Related to Medication Administration and Frequently used Look Alike, Sound Alike (LASA) Drugs
Appendix C: Select Herbs and Natural Products Used for Medicinal Purposes
Appendix D: Body Surface Area Nomograms
Appendix E: Answers to Review Questions and Medication Dosage Problems