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Saunders Nursing Survival Guide: Pharmacology / Edition 2
     

Saunders Nursing Survival Guide: Pharmacology / Edition 2

by Linda E. McCuistion
 

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ISBN-10: 1416029354

ISBN-13: 2901416029358

Pub. Date: 10/10/2006

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

Saunders Nursing Survival Guide: Pharmacology, 2nd Edition is a study and review aid that provides students with additional information on this extensive and difficult subject area. It offers a visual, interactive approach that clearly explains topics such as drug pharmacodynamics, pharmacotherapeutics, and pharmacokinetics. Visual cues help the student retain

Overview

Saunders Nursing Survival Guide: Pharmacology, 2nd Edition is a study and review aid that provides students with additional information on this extensive and difficult subject area. It offers a visual, interactive approach that clearly explains topics such as drug pharmacodynamics, pharmacotherapeutics, and pharmacokinetics. Visual cues help the student retain the information by expressing the material in a fun, engaging manner with activities created to appeal to students with different learning styles. NCLEX(r) review questions are included at the end of each chapter review and test the students' understanding of key topics.

  • Take Home Points highlight the most important points to study or use in the clinical atmosphere.
  • Caution Notes alert readers to urgent information about dangerous conditions and how to avoid them.
  • Lifespan Notes point out age-related variations in signs and symptoms, nursing interventions, and patient teaching.
  • Culture Notes highlight possible variations related to a patient's cultural background.
  • WebLinks direct readers to the Internet for additional resources.


  • New introductory chapter highlights information on Drug Concepts pertinent to pharmacology.
  • New chapter on drugs used to treat neuropsychiatic disorders covers the most important drugs, including anxiolytics/sedative-hypnotics, antidepressants, antipsychotics, and mood stabilizers.
  • New information on anti-migraine medications gives students a better understanding of pain relief for patients.
  • Revised cardiovascular section presents the material in a more streamlined approach.
  • Revised NCLEX(r)review questions include new alternate item format questions, as well as 80 new questions.
  • What You WILL LEARN familiarizes students with clear chapter objectives.
  • Tell Us What YOU Think page directs students to the Saunders Nursing Survival Guide survey site where their feedback is gathered.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901416029358
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
10/10/2006
Series:
Saunders Nursing Survival Guide Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
688

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Drug Concepts

Section A: Pharmacokinetics

Section B: Pharmacodynamics

Section C: Developmental Considerations

Chapter 2: Drugs Used to Treat Infections

Section A: Antibiotics

Section B: Antivirals

Section C: Antifungals

Chapter 3: Drugs Used to Alter Immune Function

Section A: Biologic Response Modifiers

Section B: Antineoplastic Agents

Chapter 4: Drugs Used to Treat Nervous System Disorders

Section A: Sympathetic Nervous System Drugs

Section B: Parasympathetic Nervous System Drugs

Section C: Central Nervous System Drugs

Section D: Anticonvulsants

Section E: Anesthetics

Chapter 5: Drugs Used to Treat Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Section A: Anxiolytics/Sedative-Hypnotics

Section B: Antidepressants

Section C: Antipsychotics

Section D: Mood Stabilizers

Chapter 6: Drugs Used to Treat Hematologic System Disorders

Section A: Antiplatelets

Section B: Anticoagulants

Section C: Thrombolytics

Section D: Antianemics

Chapter 7: Drugs Used to Treat Cardiovascular Disorders

Section A: Antihypertensives

Section B: Drugs Affecting Cardiac Output

Section C: Antilipidemics

Section D: Antidysrhymics

Chapter 8: Drugs Used to Treat Respiratory System Disorders

Section A: Antitussives, Decongestants, Expectorants, and Mucolytics

Section B: Antihistamines

Section C: Antiasthmatics and Bronchodilators

Chapter 9: Drugs Used to Treat Endocrine System Disorders

Section A: Pituitary and Adrenal Hormones

Section B: Thyroid and Parathyroid Drugs

Section C: Antidiabetics

Chapter 10: Drugs Used to Treat Gastrointestinal System Disorders

Section A: Antiemetics

Section B: Laxatives, Stool Softeners, and Antiflatulants

Section C: Antidiarrheals

Section D: Hyperacidity Agents

Section E: Digestive Enzymes and Intestinal Flora Modifiers

Chapter 11: Drugs Used to Treat the Genitourinary Tract and Renal Disorders

Section A: Urinary Tract Agents

Section B: Diuretics

Section C: Agents Used in Renal Failure

Chapter 12: Drugs Used to Treat Reproductive System Alterations

Section A: Male and Female Hormones

Section B: Drugs Affecting Uterine Motility

Chapter 13: Drugs Used to Treat Musculoskeletal System Disorders

Section A: Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Agents

Section B: Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs

Section C: Antigout Agents

Section D: Muscle Relaxants

Chapter 14: Drugs Used to Treat Sensory System Alterations

Section A: Ophthalmic Agents

Section B: Otic Agents

Section C: Dermatologics

Chapter 15: Drugs Used for Pain Relief

Section A: Nonnarcotic Analgesics

Section B: Narcotic Analgesics

Section C: Antimigraine Agents

Chapter 16: Drugs Used for Nutritional Imbalances

Section A: Vitamins

Section B: Minerals

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