Pharmacology: Connections to Nursing Practice, 5th edition

Published by Pearson (March 1, 2022) © 2022

  • Michael P. Adams
  • Carol Quam Urban George Mason University

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ISBN-13: 9780137659166
Pharmacology: Connections to Nursing Practice
Published 2022

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Pharmacology: Connections to Nursing Practice
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Pharmacology: Connections to Nursing Practice examines key pharmacologic concepts and their links to nursing practice and patient care. The authors' approach recognizes that pharmacology is not just an academic discipline to be learned for its own sake, but also a tool for promoting healing and preventing disease. By using prototype drugs and grouping drugs by body systems and diseases, they offer you a solid foundation for mastering medications and their therapeutic uses.

The 5th Edition is updated with new FDA-approved drugs. It includes all-new case studies building clinical decision-making skills. The new edition also includes answers to case study and end-of-chapter review questions so you can quickly confirm or remediate your understanding of key chapter concepts.

UNIT 1: FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF PHARMACOLOGY

  1. Introduction to Pharmacology: Concepts and Connections
  2. Drug Regulations
  3. Pharmacokinetics
  4. Pharmacodynamics
  5. Adverse Drug Effects and Drug Interactions
  6. Medication Errors and Risk Reduction
  7. The Role of Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Pharmacotherapy

UNIT 2: PHARMACOLOGY AND THE NURSE-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP

  1. Pharmacotherapy During Pregnancy and Lactation
  2. Pharmacotherapy of the Pediatric Patient
  3. Pharmacotherapy of the Geriatric Patient
  4. Individual Variations in Drug Responses

UNIT 3: PHARMACOLOGY OF THE AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM

  1. Review of Neurotransmitters and the Autonomic Nervous System
  2. Cholinergic Agonists
  3. Cholinergic Antagonists
  4. Adrenergic Agonists
  5. Adrenergic Antagonists

UNIT 4: PHARMACOLOGY OF THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM

  1. Review of the Central Nervous System
  2. Pharmacotherapy of Anxiety and Sleep Disorders
  3. Pharmacotherapy of Mood Disorders
  4. Pharmacotherapy of Psychoses
  5. Pharmacotherapy of Degenerative Diseases of the Central Nervous System
  6. Pharmacotherapy of Seizures
  7. Pharmacotherapy of Muscle Spasms and Spasticity
  8. Central Nervous System Stimulants and Drugs for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  9. Pharmacotherapy of Severe Pain and Migraines
  10. Anesthetics and Anesthesia Adjuncts
  11. Pharmacology of Substance Abuse

UNIT 5: PHARMACOLOGY OF THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

  1. Review of the Cardiovascular System
  2. Pharmacotherapy of Hyperlipidemia
  3. Pharmacotherapy with Calcium Channel Blockers
  4. Drugs Affecting the Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System
  5. Diuretic Therapy and the Pharmacotherapy of Chronic Kidney Disease
  6. Pharmacotherapy of Fluid Imbalance, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Disorders
  7. Pharmacotherapy of Hypertension
  8. Pharmacotherapy of Angina Pectoris and Myocardial Infarction
  9. Pharmacotherapy of Heart Failure
  10. Pharmacotherapy of Dysrhythmias
  11. Pharmacotherapy of Coagulation Disorders
  12. Pharmacotherapy of Hematopoietic Disorders

UNIT 6: PHARMACOLOGY OF BODY DEFENSES

  1. Review of Body Defenses and the Immune System
  2. Pharmacotherapy of Inflammation and Fever
  3. Immunostimulants and Immunosuppressants
  4. Immunizing Agents

UNIT 7: PHARMACOLOGY OF THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM AND ALLERGY

  1. Pharmacotherapy of Asthma and Other Pulmonary Disorders
  2. Pharmacotherapy of Allergic Rhinitis and the Common Cold

UNIT 8: PHARMACOLOGY OF INFECTIOUS AND NEOPLASTIC DISEASES

  1. Basic Principles of Anti-Infective Pharmacotherapy
  2. Antibiotics Affecting the Bacterial Cell Wall
  3. Antibiotics Affecting Bacterial Protein Synthesis
  4. Fluoroquinolones and Miscellaneous Antibacterials
  5. Sulfonamides and the Pharmacotherapy of Urinary Tract Infections
  6. Pharmacotherapy of Mycobacterial Infections
  7. Pharmacotherapy of Fungal Infections
  8. Pharmacotherapy of Protozoan and Helminthic Infections
  9. Pharmacotherapy of Non-HIV Viral Infections
  10. Pharmacotherapy of HIV Infection and AIDS
  11. Basic Principles of Antineoplastic Therapy
  12. Pharmacotherapy of Neoplasia

UNIT 9: PHARMACOLOGY OF THE GASTROINTESTINAL SYSTEM

  1. Review of the Gastrointestinal System
  2. Pharmacotherapy of Peptic Ulcer Disease
  3. Pharmacotherapy of Bowel Disorders and Other Gastrointestinal Conditions
  4. Vitamins and Minerals
  5. Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition
  6. Weight Reduction Strategies and the Pharmacotherapy of Obesity

UNIT 10: PHARMACOLOGY OF THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM

  1. Review of the Endocrine System
  2. Hypothalamic and Pituitary Drugs
  3. Pharmacotherapy of Diabetes Mellitus
  4. Pharmacotherapy of Thyroid Disorders
  5. Corticosteroids and Drugs Affecting the Adrenal Cortex
  6. Estrogens, Progestins, and Drugs Modifying Uterine Function
  7. Drugs for Modifying Conception
  8. Drugs for Disorders and Conditions of the Male Reproductive System

UNIT 11: ADDITIONAL DRUG CLASSES

  1. Pharmacotherapy of Bone and Joint Disorders
  2. Pharmacotherapy of Dermatologic Disorders
  3. Pharmacotherapy of Eye and Ear Disorders
  4. Emergency Preparedness: Bioterrorism and Management of Poisoning

Appendices

  1. Answers to Chapter Review
  2. ISMP List of High-Alert Medications in Acute Care Settings

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