Roach's Introductory Clinical Pharmacology (Ninth Edition) / Edition 9

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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605476339
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 10/14/2009
  • Edition description: Ninth
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 784
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

UNIT I Foundations of Clinical Pharmacology

  1. General Principles of Pharmacology
  2. Administration of Drugs
  3. Calculation of Drug Dosages
  4. The Nursing Process
  5. Patient and Family Teaching
  6. UNIT II Anti-Infectives

  7. Sulfonamides
  8. Penicillins
  9. Cephalosporins
  10. Tetracyclines, Macrolides, Aminoglycosides, and Lincosamides
  11. Fluoroquinolones and Miscellaneous Anti-Infectives
  12. Antitubercular Drugs
  13. Antiviral Drugs
  14. Antifungal and Antiparasitic Drugs
  15. UNIT III Drugs Used to Manage Pain

  16. Nonopioid Analgesics: Salicylates and Nonsalicylates
  17. Nonopioid Analgesics: Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) and Migraine Medications
  18. Opioid Analgesics
  19. Opioid Antagonists
  20. Anesthetic Drugs
  21. UNIT IV Drugs That Affect the Central Nervous System

  22. Central Nervous System Stimulants
  23. Antianxiety Drugs
  24. Sedatives and Hypnotics
  25. Antidepressant Drugs
  26. Antipsychotic Drugs
  27. UNIT V Drugs That Affect the Peripheral Nervous System

  28. Adrenergic Drugs
  29. Adrenergic Blocking Drugs
  30. Cholinergic Drugs
  31. Cholinergic Blocking Drugs
  32. UNIT VI Drugs That Affect the Neuromuscular System

  33. Cholinesterase Inhibitors
  34. Antiparkinsonism Drugs
  35. Anticonvulsants
  36. Skeletal Muscle Relaxants and Drugs Used to Treat Bone and Joint Disorders
  37. UNIT VII Drugs That Affect the Respiratory System

  38. Antitussives, Mucolytics, and Expectorants
  39. Antihistamines and Decongestants
  40. Bronchodilators and Antiasthma Drugs
  41. UNIT VIII Drugs That Affect the Cardiovascular System

  42. Antihyperlipidemic Drugs
  43. Antihypertensive Drugs
  44. Antianginal and Peripheral Vasodilating Drugs
  45. Anticoagulant and Thrombolytic Drugs
  46. Cardiotonic and Miscellaneous Inotropic Drugs
  47. Antiarrhythmic Drugs
  48. UNIT IX Drugs That Affect the Gastrointestinal System

  49. Drugs That Affect the Upper Gastrointestinal System
  50. Drugs That Affect the Lower Gastrointestinal System
  51. UNIT X Drugs That Affect the Endocrine System

  52. Antidiabetic Drugs
  53. Pituitary and Adrenocortical Hormones
  54. Thyroid and Antithyroid Drugs
  55. Male and Female Hormones
  56. Drugs Acting on the Uterus
  57. UNIT XI Drugs That Affect the Urinary System

  58. Diuretics
  59. Urinary Tract Anti-Infectives, Antispasmodics, and Other Urinary Drugs
  60. UNIT XII Drugs That Affect the Immune System

  61. Immunologic Agents
  62. Antineoplastic Drugs
  63. Immunostimulant Drugs
  64. UNIT XIII Drug That Affect Other Body Systems

  65. Topical Drugs Used in the Treatment of Skin Disorders
  66. Otic and Ophthalmic Preparations
  67. Fluids, Electrolytes and Parenteral Therapy
  68. Glossary

    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


Inside Back Cover: Key To Abbreviations
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