Introduction to Clinical Pharmacology


  • Marilyn Edmunds, PhD, ANP/GNP, Adjunct Faculty, School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland; Editor, JNP: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners.

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.
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Book information

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  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-08948-7

Table of 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


Appendix A: Answers to NCLEX Review Questions

Appendix B: Answers to Drug Calculation Review Questions


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