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Basic Pharmacology for Nurses

Basic Pharmacology for Nurses is a modern classic. Known for its impeccably accurate drug content and practical applications of the nursing process, this trusted text consistently emphasizes health promotion through monitoring and patient education. Introductory units ground your knowledge in the basic principles of pharmacology and medication administration, while subsequent body-system units prepare you to apply the nursing process to every major disorder.

Paperback, 912 Pages

Published: November 2012

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-08654-7


  • Unit 1: Foundations of Pharmacology

    1. Drug Definitions, Standards, and Information Sources
    2. Basic Principles of Drug Action and Drug Interactions
    3. Drug Action across the Life Span
    4. The Nursing Process and Pharmacology
    5. Patient Education to Promote Health
    6. Unit 2: Illustrated Atlas of Medication Administration and Math Review

    7. A Review of Arithmetic
    8. Principles of Medication Administration and Medication Safety
    9. Percutaneous Administration
    10. Enteral Administration
    11. Parenteral Administration: Safe Preparation of Parenteral Medications
    12. Parenteral Administration: Intradermal, Subcutaneous, and Intramuscular Routes
    13. Parenteral Administration: Intravenous Route
    14. Unit 3: Drugs That Affect the Autonomic and Central Nervous Systems

    15. Drugs That Affect the Central Nervous System
    16. Drugs Used for Sleep
    17. Drugs Used for Parkinson’s Disease
    18. Drugs Used for Anxiety Disorders
    19. Drugs Used for Mood Disorders
    20. Drugs Used for Psychoses
    21. Drugs Used for Seizure Disorders
    22. Drugs Used for Pain Management
    23. Unit 4: Drugs That Affect the Cardiovascular System

    24. Introduction to Cardiovascular Disease and Metabolic Syndrome
    25. Drugs Used to Treat Dyslipidemias
    26. Drugs Used to Treat Hypertension
    27. Drugs Used to Treat Dysrhythmias
    28. Drugs Used to Treat Angina Pectoris
    29. Drugs Used to Treat Peripheral Vascular Disease
    30. Drugs Used to Treat Thromboembolic Disorders
    31. Drugs Used to Treat Heart Failure
    32. Drugs Used for Diuresis
    33. Unit 5: Drugs Used to Treat Disorders of the Respiratory System

    34. Drugs Used to Treat Upper Respiratory Disease
    35. Drugs Used to Treat Lower Respiratory Disease
    36. Unit 6: Drugs That Affect the Digestive System

    37. Drugs Used to Treat Oral Disorders
    38. Drugs Used to Treat Gastroesophageal Reflux and Peptic Ulcer Disease
    39. Drugs Used to Treat Nausea and Vomiting
    40. Drugs Used to Treat Constipation and Diarrhea
    41. Unit 7: Drugs That Affect the Endocrine System

    42. Drugs Used to Treat Diabetes Mellitus
    43. Drugs Used to Treat Thyroid Disease
    44. Corticosteroids
    45. Gonadal Hormones
    46. Unit 8: Drugs That Affect the Reproductive System

    47. Drugs Used in Obstetrics
    48. Drugs Used in Men’s and Women’s Health
    49. Unit 9: Drugs That Affect Other Body Systems

    50. Drugs Used to Treat Disorders of the Urinary System
    51. Drugs Used to Treat Glaucoma and Other Eye Disorders
    52. Drugs Used for Cancer Treatment
    53. Drugs Used to Treat the Muscular System
    54. Antimicrobial Agents
    55. Unit 10: Drugs That Affect the General Health of the Body

    56. Nutrition
    57. Herbal and Dietary Supplement Therapy
    58. Substance Abuse
    59. Miscellaneous Agents


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