Pharmacology for Canadian Health Care Practice

Edited by

  • Beth Swart, BScN, MES, Professor, School of Nursing, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario


  • Linda Lilley, PhD, RN, Associate Professor Emeritus, School of Nursing, Old Dominion University, Virginia Beach, VA
  • Linda Lilley, PhD, RN, Associate Professor Emeritus, School of Nursing, Old Dominion University, Virginia Beach, VA
  • Shelly Rainforth Collins, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist and Coordinator of Clinical Pharmacy Services, Chesapeake Regional Medical Center; President, Drug Information Consultants, Chesapeake, Virginia, USA
  • Julie Snyder, MSN, RN-BC, Adjunct Faculty, School of Nursing, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia

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.
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Book information

  • Published:
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-1-926648-85-9

Table of Contents

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