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Pharmacology for Canadian Health Care Practice

Designed with the student in mind, and easy to read and use, the new 2nd edition of Lilley will cover all the key pharmacology content needed by Canadian nursing students. Known for its appealing layout, plenty of photos, and numerous helpful boxed features, Lilley helps students manage the extremely detailed subject of pharmacology. This edition focuses on the role of nurses and their practices in culturally diverse Canada, and includes new content on natural health products and ethnocultural considerations.

Book, 1056 Pages

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-1-926648-85-9


  • Part 1 Pharmacology Basics
    Study Skills Tips: Pharmacology Basics
    1 Nursing Practice in Canada and Drug Therapy
    2 Pharmacologic Principles
    3 Considerations for Special Populations
    4 Ethnocultural, Legal, and Ethical Considerations
    5 Medication Errors
    6 Patient Education and Drug Therapy
    7 Over-the-Counter Drugs and Natural Health Products
    8 Vitamins and Minerals
    9 Problematic Substance Use
    10 Photo Atlas of Drug Administration

    Part 2 Drugs Affecting the Central Nervous System
    Study Skills Tips: Vocabulary, Text Notation, and Language Conventions
    11 Analgesic Drugs
    12 General and Local Anesthetics
    13 Central Nervous System Depressants and Muscle Relaxants
    14 Anti-Epileptic Drugs
    15 Antiparkinsonian Drugs
    16 Psychotherapeutic Drugs
    17 Central Nervous System Stimulants Drugs

    Part 3 Drugs Affecting the Autonomic Nervous System
    Study Skills Tips: PURR Application and Study Groups
    18 Adrenergic Drugs
    19 Adrenergic-Blocking Drugs
    20 Cholinergic Drugs
    21 Cholinergic-blocking Drugs

    Part 4 Drugs Affecting the Cardiovascular and Renal Systems
    Study Skills Tips: Linking Learning and Text Notation
    22 Positive Inotropic Drugs
    23 Antidysrhythmic Drugs
    24 Anti-Anginal Drugs
    25 Antihypertensive Drugs
    26 Diuretic Drugs
    27 Fluids and Electrolytes
    28 Coagulation Modifier Drugs
    29 Antilipemic Drugs

    Part 5 Drugs Affecting the Endocrine System
    Study Skills Tips: Questioning Strategy
    30 Pituitary Drugs
    31 Thyroid and Antithyroid Drugs
    32 Antidiabetic Drugs
    33 Adrenal Drugs 
    34 Women’s Health Drugs
    35 Men’s Health Drugs

    Part 6 Drugs Affecting the Respiratory System
    Study Skills Tips: Study on the Run, PURR
    36 Antihistamines, Decongestants, Antitussives, and Expectorants
    37 Bronchodilators and Other Respiratory Drugs

    Part 7 Anti-Infective and Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
    Study Skills Tips: Applying the Nursing Process
    38 Antibiotics, Part 1: Sulfonamides, Penicillins, Cephalosporins, Macrolides, and Tetracyclines
    39 Antibiotics, Part 2: Aminoglycosides, Fluoroquinolones, and Other Drugs
    40 Antiviral Drugs
    41 Antitubercular Drugs
    42 Antifungal Drugs
    43 Antimalarial, Antiprotozoal, and Anthelmintic Drugs
    44 Antiseptics and Disinfectant Drugs
    45 Anti-Inflammatory, Antiarthritic, and Related Drugs

    Part 8 Immune and Biologic Modifiers and Chemotherapeutic Drugs
    Study Skills Tips: Time Management, Evaluate Prior Performance, Anticipate the Test, and Plan For Distributed Study
    46 Immunosuppresant Drugs
    47 Immunizing Drugs and Pandemic Preparedness
    48 Antineoplastic Drugs Part 1: Cancer Overview and Cell Cycle-Specific Drugs
    49 Antineoplastic Drugs Part 2: Cell Cycle-Nonspecific and Miscellaneous Drugs
    50 Biologic Response-Modifying Drugs
    51 Gene Therapy and Pharmacogenomics

    Part 9 Drugs Affecting the Gastrointestinal System and Nutrition
    Study Skills Tips: Active Questions, What Are the Right Questions, Kinds of Questions, and Questioning Application
    52 Acid-Controlling Drugs
    53 Antidiarrheal Drugs and Laxatives
    54 Anti-Emetic and Antinausea Drugs
    55 Pharmaconutrition

    Part 10 Miscellaneous Therapeutics: Hematologic, Dermatologic, Ophthalmic, and Otic Drugs
    Study Skills Tips: Time Management, PURR, and Repeat the Steps
    56 Blood-Forming Drugs
    57 Dermatologic Drugs
    58 Ophthalmic Drugs
    59 Otic Drugs

    Appendix: Pharmaceutical Abbreviations
    Glossary of Terms
    General Index
    Drug Index
    Special Features List


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