Saunders Nursing Survival Guide: Pharmacology / Edition 2

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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® 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® 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416029359
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/10/2006
  • Series: Saunders Nursing Survival Guide Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 688
  • Sales rank: 1,389,909
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor, Division of Nursing, Our Lady of Holy Cross College, New Orleans, LA

Independent Practice, Littleton, CO; Associate Professor School of Nursing, University of Colorado at Denver Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO

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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2012

    The only pharm book you need!

    I'm not joking- I'm throwing away my text book. This is to the point and geared to nurses. The only thing is it does not name every single drug to a drug class- just the most commonly used ones (which is actually kinda helpful- it helps in what to study).

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