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Introduction to Clinical Pharmacology

Providing a framework for safe and effective drug administration, Introduction to Clinical Pharmacology, 7th Edition helps you understand the principles of pharmacology and avoid making medication errors. It promotes safety by showing how drugs and drug classes work, rather than asking you to simply memorize information about individual drugs. Safety is also emphasized with a section dedicated to math review and drug dosage calculation. This edition includes updated drug information, new review questions for the NCLEX examination, and a succinct, evidence-based approach to pharmacology. Written by nationally known nurse practitioner Marilyn Edmunds, Introduction to Clinical Pharmacology highlights "must-know" drugs -- the ones seen most often in clinical practice.

Paperback, 512 Pages

Published: January 2012

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-07398-1

Contents

  • Unit One: General Principles of Pharmacology

    1. Pharmacology and the Nursing Process in LPN Practice

    2. Patient Teaching and Health Literacy

    3. Legal Aspects Affecting the Administration of Medications

    4. Foundations and Principles of Pharmacology

    5. Lifespan and Cultural Modifications

    6. Self-Care: Over-the-Counter Products, Herbal Therapies, and Drugs for Health Promotion

    Unit Two: Principles of Medication Administration

    7. Review of Mathematical Principles

    8. Mathematical Equivalents Used in Pharmacology

    9. Calculating Drug Dosages

    10. Preparing and Administering Medications

    Unit Three: Drug Groups

    11. Allergy and Respiratory Medications

    12. Antiinfective Medications

    13. Antivirals, Antiretrovirals, and Antifungal Medications

    14. Antineoplastic Medications

    15. Cardiovascular and Renal Medications

    16. Central and Peripheral Nervous System Medications

    17. Medications for Pain Management

    18. Antiinflammatory, Musculoskeletal, and Antiarthritis Medications

    19. Gastrointestinal Medications

    20. Hematologic Products

    21. Hormones and Steroids

    22. Immunologic Medications

    23. Topical Medications

    24. Vitamins and Minerals

    Appendixes

    Appendix A: Answers to NCLEX Review Questions

    Appendix B: Answers to Drug Calculation Review Questions

    Bibliography

    Illustration Credits

    Glossary

    Index

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