Pharmacology for Nurses, Third Canadian Edition Plus MyLab Nursing with eText -- Access Card Package, 3rd edition

  • Michael P. Adams
  • Carol Quam Urban
  • Carol Urban
  • Mohamed El-Hussein
  • Joseph Osuji

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Pharmacology for Nurses links a unique approach to teaching pharmacology with Canadian content to deliver an outstanding manual for nursing students. A holistic, pathophysiological approach runs throughout the text, which places drugs in context with their therapeutic use, and organizes them by body systems and diseases. This gives students a clear picture of the importance of pharmacology to disease and ultimately to patient care. Detailed information on the drug classifications used to treat diseases is included.


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Table of contents

Unit 1 – Fundamental Concepts and Principles of Pharmacology

1.  Introduction to Pharmacology and Drug Regulations in Canada

2.  Drug Classes and Schedules in Canada

3.  Pharmacokinetics

4.  Pharmacodynamics

Unit 2 – Pharmacology and the Nurse–Client Relationship

5.  The Nursing Process in Pharmacology

6.  Life Span Considerations in Pharmacology

Unit 3 – Professional, Personal, and Cultural Influences on Pharmacotherapy

7.  Individual, Psychosocial, and Cultural Influences on Drug Responses

8.  Drug Effects, Adverse Reactions, and Interactions

9.  Principles of Drug Administration

10.  Medication Incidents and Risk Reduction

11.  Complementary and Alternative Therapies and Their Roles in Pharmacotherapy in Canada

Unit 4 – Pharmacology of Alterations in the Autonomic Nervous System

12.  Brief Review of the Autonomic Nervous System and Neurotransmitters

13.  Pharmacotherapy with Cholinergic Agonists and Antagonists

14.  Pharmacotherapy with Adrenergic Agonists and Antagonists

Unit 5 – Pharmacology of Alterations in the Central Nervous System

15.  Brief Review of the Central Nervous System

16.  Pharmacotherapy of Anxiety and Sleep Disorders

17.  Pharmacotherapy of Emotional and Mood Disorders

18.  Central Nervous System Stimulants and Pharmacotherapy of Attention Deficit and Hyperactive Disorders

19.  Pharmacotherapy of Psychoses

20.  Pharmacotherapy of Degenerative Diseases of the Nervous System

21.  Pharmacotherapy of Seizures

22.  Pharmacotherapy of Muscle Spasms and Spasticity

23.  Pharmacotherapy of Pain and Migraine

24.  Pharmacology of Local and General Anesthesia

25.  Pharmacotherapy in Substances of Abuse and Addictions

Unit 6 – Pharmacology of Alterations in the Endocrine System

26.  Brief Review of the Endocrine System

27.  Pharmacotherapy of the Hypothalamic and Pituitary Disorders

28.  Pharmacotherapy of Diabetes Mellitus

29.  Pharmacotherapy of Thyroid and Parathyroid Disorders

30.  Corticosteroids and Pharmacotherapy of Adrenal Disorders

31.  Pharmacotherapy of disorders of the Female Reproductive System

32.  Pharmacotherapy of Disorders of the Male Reproductive System

Unit 7 – Pharmacology of Alterations in the Gastrointestinal System

33.  Brief Review of the Gastro-Intestinal System

34.  Pharmacotherapy of Peptic Ulcer Disease

35.  Pharmacotherapy of Bowel Disorders and Other Gastro-Intestinal Alterations

36.  Pharmacotherapy of Obesity and Weight Management

37.  Pharmacotherapy of Nutritional Disorders

Unit 8 – Pharmacology of Alterations in the Respiratory System

38.  Pharmacotherapy of Asthma, Common Cold, and Other Pulmonary Disorders

Unit 9 – Pharmacology of Alterations in Body Defences

39.  Brief Review of Body Defences and the Immune System

40.  Pharmacotherapy with Immunostimulants and Immunosuppressants

41.  Pharmacotherapy of Immune System Modulation and Immunization

42.  Pharmacotherapy of Inflammation, Fever, and Allergies

Unit 10 – Pharmacology of Infectious Diseases

43.  Basic principles of Anti-Infective Pharmacotherapy

44.  Pharmacotherapy of Bacterial Infections

45.  Pharmacotherapy of Fungal, Protozoan, and Helminthic Infections

46.  Pharmacotherapy of Non-HIV Viral Infections

47.  Pharmacotherapy of HIV-AIDS

Unit 11 – Pharmacology of Alterations in the Cardiovascular System

48.  Review of the Cardiovascular System

49.  Pharmacotherapy of Lipid Disorders

50.  Pharmacotherapy of Angina Pectoris, Myocardial Infarction, and Cerebrovascular Accident

51.  Pharmacotherapy of Hypertension

52.  Diuretic Therapy and Pharmacotherapy of Renal Failure

53.  Pharmacotherapy of Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalances and Acid-Base Disorders

54.  Pharmacotherapy of Heart Failure

55.  Pharmacotherapy of Dysrhythmias

56.  Pharmacotherapy of Coagulation Disorders

57.  Pharmacotherapy of Hematopoietic Disorders

58.  Pharmacotherapy of Shock

Unit 12 – Pharmacology of Neoplastic Diseases

59.  Basic Principle of Anti-Neoplastic Therapy

60.  Pharmacotherapy of Neoplasia

Unit 13 – Additional Drug Classes

61.  Pharmacotherapy of Bone and Joint Disorders

62.  Pharmacotherapy of Dermatologic Disorders

63.  Pharmacotherapy of Eye and Ear Disorders

64.  Toxicology, Bioterrorism, and Emergency Preparedness


Appendix A: Answers to NCLEX-Style Practice Questions

Appendix B: Answers to Critical Thinking Questions

Published by Pearson Canada (March 17th 2020) - Copyright © 2021