Basic Pharmacology - Text & Student Learning Guide Package / Edition 12

Basic Pharmacology - Text & Student Learning Guide Package / Edition 12

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Basic Pharmacology - Text & Student Learning Guide Package / Edition 12

Basic Pharmacology for Nurses, 15th edition, is a contemporary classic nursing pharmacology textbook known for its impeccably accurate drug content and its practical applications of the nursing process. A consistent emphasis on health promotion through medication monitoring and patient education is a hallmark of the book. Introductory units ground the reader in basic principles of pharmacology and medication administration, and subsequent body-system units apply the nursing process to every major disorder and drug class to promote safe medication administration.

  • Provides an overview of relevant pathophysiology with an application of the nursing process in each drug chapter, followed by an application of the nursing process to each applicable drug class.

  • Covers the pharmacology of all major classes of drugs, emphasizing side effects to expect, side effects to report, drug interactions, and more.

  • Emphasizes patient education and health promotion with easy-to-recognize Patient Education and Health Promotion headings and reproducible Patient Self-Assessment forms.

  • UNIQUE! Each chapter concludes with a 3-part Medication Safety Review that highlights the importance of safe drug administration and provides review and application of key chapter content related to medication safety.

  • Provides need-to-know coverage of herbal therapies and dietary supplements with an Herbal and Dietary Supplement Therapy chapter, plus Herbal Interactions boxes throughout the chapters.

  • UNIQUE! New coverage of drugs for weight management are included in the expanded Nutrition and Weight Management chapter (Chapter 49).

  • Increased emphasis on medication safety prepares nurses to practice more safely in a clinical environment that is both more pressured and more focused than ever on reducing drug errors. The increased emphasis includes Chapter 7: Principles of Medication Administration, do-not-confuse icons, and an icon to signal ISMP's "high alert" drugs.

  • As the focus on pharmacology on the NCLEX continues to increase, chapter-ending Medication Safety Review sections have been refocused into three types of application-level questions, including Dosage Calculation Review Questions, Review Questions for the NCLEX Examination, and Critical Thinking Activities.

  • Evidence-based practice content is now highlighted with a distinctive icon in the margins.

  • The antimicrobial chapter has been broken into three smaller chapters (Antimicrobiotics, Antifungals, Antivirals) resulting in a less overwhelming reading on this topic.

  • Updated coverage of the most recent FDA approvals, withdrawals, and therapeutic uses provide impeccably accurate and current content to ensure safe drug therapy.

  • Updated and streamlined coverage of nursing care with a stronger focus on the need-to-know material helps students focus on the most current, need-to-know content.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780323009751
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 12/15/2000
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 640
Product dimensions: 8.53(w) x 11.05(h) x 1.51(d)

Table of Contents

Unit 1Foundations of Pharmacology
1Definitions, Names, Standards, and Information Sources1
Drug Names (United States)1
Drug Names (Canada)2
Sources of Drug Standards (United States)2
Sources of Drug Standards (Canada)3
Sources of Drug Information (United States)3
Sources of Drug Information (Canada)6
Sources of Patient Information7
Drug Legislation (United States)8
Drug Legislation (Canada)9
Effectiveness of Drug Legislation10
New Drug Development10
2Principles of Drug Action and Drug Interactions14
Basic Principles14
Drug Action17
Variable Factors Influencing Drug Action18
Drug Interactions19
3Drug Action Across the Life Span22
Changing Drug Action Across the Life Span22
Nursing Implications When Monitoring Drug Therapy26
4The Nursing Process and Pharmacology31
The Nursing Process31
Relating the Nursing Process to Pharmacology41
5Patient Education and Health Promotion51
Three Domains of Learning51
Principles of Learning51
Patient Education Associated with Medication Therapy55
Unit 2Illustrated Atlas of Medication Administration and Math Review
6A Review of Arithmetic59
Roman Numerals59
Decimal Fractions64
Systems of Weights and Measures67
Calculation of Intravenous Fluid and Medication Administration Rates73
Fahrenheit and Centigrade (Celsius) Temperatures75
7Principles of Medication Administration78
Legal and Ethical Considerations78
Patient Charts79
Drug Distribution Systems89
The Drug Order93
Medication Errors93
The Six Rights of Drug Administration95
8Percutaneous Administration100
Administration of Topical Medications to the Skin100
Administration of Creams, Lotions, and Ointments100
Patch Testing for Allergens101
Administration of Nitroglycerin Ointment103
Administration of Transdermal Drug Delivery Systems105
Administration of Topical Powders106
Administration of Medications to Mucous Membranes107
9Enteral Administration118
Administration of Oral Medications118
Administration of Solid-Form Oral Medications121
Administration of Liquid-Form Oral Medications123
Administration of Medications by Nasogastric Tube125
Administration of Enteral Feedings Via Gastrostomy or Jejunostomy Tube126
Administration of Rectal Suppositories128
Administration of a Disposable Enema130
10Parenteral Administration: Safe Preparation of Parenteral Medications132
Safe Preparation, Administration, and Disposal of Parenteral Medications and Supplies132
Equipment Used in Parenteral Administration132
Parenteral Dose Forms141
Preparation of Parenteral Medication142
11Parenteral Administration: Intradermal, Subcutaneous, and Intramuscular Routes149
Administration of Medication by the Intradermal Route149
Administration of Medication by the Subcutaneous Route151
Administration of Medication by the Intramuscular Route153
12Parenteral Administration: Intravenous Therapy160
Intravenous Therapy160
Equipment Used for Intravenous Therapy160
Intravenous Dose Forms165
Administration of Medications by the Intravenous Route168
Basic Guidelines of Intravenous Administration of Medicines172
Monitoring Intravenous Therapy183
Unit 3Drugs Affecting the Autonomic and Central Nervous Systems
13Drugs Affecting the Autonomic Nervous System189
The Central and Autonomic Nervous Systems189
Autonomic Nervous System190
Sleep and Sleep Pattern Disturbance199
Sedative-Hypnotic Therapy200
Drug Therapy for Sleep Disturbance201
15Drugs Used for Parkinson's Disease209
Parkinson's Disease209
Drug Therapy for Parkinson's Disease210
16Drugs Used for Anxiety Disorders225
Anxiety Disorders225
Drug Therapy for Anxiety Disorders226
17Drugs Used for Mood Disorders235
Mood Disorders235
Treatment of Mood Disorders237
Drug Therapy for Mood Disorders237
Drug Therapy for Depression240
18Drugs Used for Psychoses254
Treatment of Psychosis255
Drug Therapy for Psychosis255
Adverse Effects of Antipsychotic Drug Therapy257
19Drugs Used for Seizure Disorders264
Seizure Disorders264
Descriptions of Seizures265
Anticonvulsant Therapy265
Drug Therapy for Seizure Disorders268
20Drugs Used for Pain Management282
Pain Management283
Unit 4Drugs Affecting the Cardiovascular System
21Drugs Used to Treat Hyperlipidemias308
Treatment of Hyperlipidemias308
Drug Therapy for Hyperlipidemias309
22Drugs Used to Treat Hypertension317
Prevention and Management of Hypertension320
Drug Therapy for Hypertension320
23Drugs Used to Treat Heart Failure341
Heart Failure341
Treatment of Heart Failure342
Drug Therapy for Heart Failure342
24Drugs Used to Treat Arrhythmias352
Treatment for Arrhythmias353
Drug Therapy for Arrhythmias353
25Drugs Used to Treat Angina Pectoris368
Angina Pectoris368
Treatment of Angina Pectoris368
Drug Therapy for Angina Pectoris369
26Drugs Used to Treat Peripheral Vascular Disease377
Peripheral Vascular Disease377
Treatment of Peripheral Vascular Disease377
Drug Therapy for Peripheral Vascular Disease378
27Drugs Used for Diuresis386
Drug Therapy with Diuretics386
28Drugs Used to Treat Thromboembolic Disorders401
Thromboembolic Diseases401
Treatment of Thromboembolic Diseases402
Drug Therapy for Thromboembolic Diseases402
Unit 5Drugs Used to Treat Disorders of the Respiratory System
29Drugs Used to Treat Upper Respiratory Disease416
Upper Respiratory Tract Anatomy and Physiology416
Common Upper Respiratory Diseases417
Treatment of Upper Respiratory Diseases418
Drug Therapy for Upper Respiratory Diseases419
30Drugs Used to Treat Lower Respiratory Disease426
Lower Respiratory Tract Anatomy and Physiology426
Common Lower Respiratory Diseases428
Treatment of Lower Respiratory Diseases432
Drug Therapy for Lower Respiratory Diseases432
Unit 6Drugs Affecting the Digestive System
31Drugs Used to Treat Oral Disorders452
Mouth Disorders452
Drug Therapy for Mouth Disorders453
32Drugs Used to Treat Gastroesophageal Reflux and Peptic Ulcer Disease458
Physiology of the Stomach458
Common Stomach Disorders458
Treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux and Peptic Ulcer Disease459
Drug Therapy for Gastroesophageal Reflux and Peptic Ulcer Disease459
33Drugs Used to Treat Nausea and Vomiting472
Nausea and Vomiting472
Common Causes of Nausea and Vomiting472
Drug Therapy for Selected Causes of Nausea and Vomiting474
34Drugs Used to Treat Constipation and Diarrhea485
Treatment of Altered Elimination486

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