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For courses in pharmacology.

A holistic approach to pharmacology essentials
Pharmacology for Nurses: A Pathophysiologic Approach simplifies pharmacology by linking it tightly to therapeutic goals. Instead of learning about drugs in isolation, students approach them by body systems and diseases in order to draw connections between A&P, diseases, and drug interventions. Engaging features and exercises relate pharmacology to nursing care, while discussion of alternative therapies and cultural and lifespan considerations give further context for clinical decisions. The 6th edition adds the most current pharmacotherapeutics and advances in pathophysiology.

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Table of 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
6. The Nursing Process in Pharmacology
7. Medication Errors and Risk Reduction
8. Drug Administration Throughout the Lifespan
9. Individual Variations in Drug Response
10. The Role of Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Pharmacology
11. Emergency Preparedness and Poisonings

UNIT 3: THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
12. Cholinergic Drugs Affecting the Autonomic Nervous System
13. Adrenergic Drugs Affecting the Autonomic Nervous System
14. Drugs for Anxiety and Insomnia
15. Drugs for Seizures
16. Drugs for Emotional, Mood, and Behavioral Disorders
17. Drugs for Psychoses
18. Drugs for the Control of Pain
19. Drugs for Local and General Anesthesia
20. Drugs for Degenerative Diseases of the Nervous System
21. Drugs for Neuromuscular Disorders
22. Substance Abuse

UNIT 4: THE CARDIOVASCULAR AND URINARY SYSTEMS
23. Drugs for Lipid Disorders
24. Diuretic Therapy and Drugs for Renal Failure
25. Drugs for Fluid Balance, Electrolyte, and Acid—Base Disorders
26. Drugs for Hypertension
27. Drugs for Heart Failure
28. Drugs for Angina Pectoris and Myocardial Infarction
29. Drugs for Shock
30. Drugs for Dysrhythmias
31. Drugs for Coagulation Disorders
32. Drugs for Hematopoietic Disorders

UNIT 5: THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
33. Drugs for Inflammation and Fever
34. Drugs for Immune System Modulation
35. Drugs for Bacterial Infections
36. Drugs for Fungal, Protozoan, and Helminthic Infections
37. Drugs for Viral Infections
38. Drugs for Neoplasia

UNIT 6: THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
39. Drugs for Allergic Rhinitis and the Common Cold
40. Drugs for Asthma and Other Pulmonary Disorders

UNIT 7: THE GASTROINTESTINAL SYSTEM
41. Drugs for Peptic Ulcer Disease
42. Drugs for Bowel Disorders and Other Gastrointestinal Conditions
43. Drugs for Nutritional Disorders

UNIT 8: THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM
44. Drugs for Pituitary, Thyroid, and Adrenal Disorders
45. Drugs for Diabetes Mellitus
46. Drugs for Disorders and Conditions of the Female Reproductive System
47. Drugs for Disorders and Conditions of the Male Reproductive System

UNIT 9: THE INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEM, EYES, AND EARS
48. Drugs for Bone and Joint Disorders
49. Drugs for Skin Disorders
50. Drugs for Eye and Ear Disorders

Appendices
A. Answers
B. Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP): ISMP’s List of Error-Prone Abbreviations, Symbols, and Dose Designations
C. Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP): ISMP List of High-Alert Medications in Acute Care Settings
D. Calculating Dosages

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