Pharmacology for Nurses: A Pathophysiologic Approach, 6th edition

  • Michael P. Adams, 
  • Norman Holland, 
  • Carol Quam Urban

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Overview

Pharmacology for Nurses simplifies pharmacology by linking it tightly to therapeutic goals. Engaging features and exercises relate pharmacology to nursing care, while discussion of alternative therapies and cultural and lifespan considerations give further context.

Published by Pearson (September 18th 2020) - Copyright © 2020

ISBN-13: 9780136872849

Subject: Pharmacology for Nurses

Category: Pharmacology for Nurses: A Pathophysiologic Approach

Table of contents

Brief Contents

UNIT 1: CORE CONCEPTS IN PHARMACOLOGY

  1. Introduction to Pharmacology
  2. Drug Approval and Regulation
  3. Principles of Drug Administration
  4. Pharmacokinetics
  5. Pharmacodynamics

UNIT 2: PHARMACOLOGY AND THE NURSE-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP

  1. The Nursing Process in Pharmacology
  2. Medication Errors and Risk Reduction
  3. Drug Administration Throughout the Lifespan
  4. Individual Variations in Drug Response
  5. The Role of Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Pharmacology
  6. Emergency Preparedness and Poisonings

UNIT 3: THE NERVOUS SYSTEM

  1. Cholinergic Drugs Affecting the Autonomic Nervous System
  2. Adrenergic Drugs Affecting the Autonomic Nervous System
  3. Drugs for Anxiety and Insomnia
  4. Drugs for Seizures
  5. Drugs for Emotional, Mood, and Behavioral Disorders
  6. Drugs for Psychoses
  7. Drugs for the Control of Pain
  8. Drugs for Local and General Anesthesia
  9. Drugs for Degenerative Diseases of the Nervous System
  10. Drugs for Neuromuscular Disorders
  11. Substance Abuse

UNIT 4: THE CARDIOVASCULAR AND URINARY SYSTEMS

  1. Drugs for Lipid Disorders
  2. Diuretic Therapy and Drugs for Renal Failure
  3. Drugs for Fluid Balance, Electrolyte, and Acid--Base Disorders
  4. Drugs for Hypertension
  5. Drugs for Heart Failure
  6. Drugs for Angina Pectoris and Myocardial Infarction
  7. Drugs for Shock
  8. Drugs for Dysrhythmias
  9. Drugs for Coagulation Disorders
  10. Drugs for Hematopoietic Disorders

UNIT 5: THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

  1. Drugs for Inflammation and Fever
  2. Drugs for Immune System Modulation
  3. Drugs for Bacterial Infections
  4. Drugs for Fungal, Protozoan, and Helminthic Infections
  5. Drugs for Viral Infections
  6. Drugs for Neoplasia

UNIT 6: THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

  1. Drugs for Allergic Rhinitis and the Common Cold
  2. Drugs for Asthma and Other Pulmonary Disorders

UNIT 7: THE GASTROINTESTINAL SYSTEM

  1. Drugs for Peptic Ulcer Disease
  2. Drugs for Bowel Disorders and Other Gastrointestinal Conditions
  3. Drugs for Nutritional Disorders

UNIT 8: THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM

  1. Drugs for Pituitary, Thyroid, and Adrenal Disorders
  2. Drugs for Diabetes Mellitus
  3. Drugs for Disorders and Conditions of the Female Reproductive System
  4. Drugs for Disorders and Conditions of the Male Reproductive System

UNIT 9: THE INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEM, EYES, AND EARS

  1. Drugs for Bone and Joint Disorders
  2. Drugs for Skin Disorders
  3. Drugs for Eye and Ear Disorders

Appendices

  1. Answers
  2. Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP): ISMP's List of Error-Prone Abbreviations, Symbols, and Dose Designations
  3. Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP): ISMP List of High-Alert Medications in Acute Care Settings
  4. Calculating Dosages

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