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Pharmacology for Nursing Care - Pageburst E-Book on VitalSource (Retail Access Card)

This is a Pageburst digital textbook; This text emphasizes understanding over memorization to effectively present the “big picture” through the use of drug prototypes, large and small print, and special foundational chapters that cover principles related to each body system. At the end of each chapter, a summary of major nursing implications also helps you apply the material to real-world situations. The accompanying companion CD-ROM features audio and printable key points that you can download to a CD or MP3 player. The CD-ROM also features 700 NCLEX® examination-style multiple-choice review questions, animations depicting drug mechanisms and effects, flash cards, and numerous electronic calculators.

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Published: September 2009

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4557-3630-0

Contents

  • I. INTRODUCTION

    1. Orientation to Pharmacology

    2. Application of Pharmacology in Nursing Practice

    3. Drug Regulation, Development, Names, and Information


    II. BASIC PRINCIPLES OF PHARMACOLOGY

    4. Pharmacokinetics

    5. Pharmacodynamics

    6. Drug Interactions

    7. Adverse Drug Reactions and Medication Errors

    8. Individual Variation in Drug Responses


    III. DRUG THERAPY ACROSS THE LIFESPAN

    9. Drug Therapy During Pregnancy and Breast-Feeding

    10. Drug Therapy in Pediatric Patients

    11. Drug Therapy in Geriatric Patients


    IV. PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DRUGS

    Introduction

    12. Basic Principles of Neuropharmacology

    13. Physiology of the Peripheral Nervous System


    Cholinergic Drugs

    14. Muscarinic Agonists and Antagonists

    15. Cholinesterase Inhibitors and Their Use in Myasthenia Gravis

    16. Drugs That Block Nicotinic Cholinergic Transmission: Neuromuscular Blocking Agents and Ganglionic Blocking Agents


    Adrenergic Drugs

    17. Adrenergic Agonists

    18. Adrenergic Antagonists

    19. Indirect-Acting Antiadrenergic Agents


    V. CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DRUGS

    Introduction

    20. Introduction to Central Nervous System Pharmacology


    Drugs for Neurodegenerative Disorders

    21. Drugs for Parkinson's Disease

    22. Alzheimer's Disease

    23. Drugs for Multiple Sclerosis


    Neurologic Drugs

    24. Drugs for Epilepsy

    25. Drugs for Muscle Spasm and Spasticity


    Drugs for Pain

    26. Local Anesthetics

    27. General Anesthetics

    28. Opioid (Narcotic) Analgesics, Opioid Antagonists, and Nonopioid Centrally Acting Analgesics

    29. Pain Management in Patients with Cancer

    30. Drugs for Headache


    Psychotherapeutic Drugs

    31. Antipsychotic Agents and Their Use in Schizophrenia

    32. Antidepressants

    33. Drugs for Bipolar Disorder

    34. Sedative-Hypnotic Drugs

    35. Management of Anxiety Disorders

    36. Central Nervous System Stimulants and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder


    Drug Abuse

    37. Drug Abuse I: Basic Considerations

    38. Drug Abuse II: Alcohol

    39. Drug Abuse III: Major Drugs of Abuse (Other Than Alcohol)


    VI. DRUGS THAT AFFECT FLUID AND ELECTROLYTE BALANCE

    40. Diuretics

    41. Agents Affecting the Volume and Ion Content of Body Fluids


    VII. DRUGS THAT AFFECT THE HEART, BLOOD VESSELS, AND BLOOD

    42. Review of Hemodynamics

    43. Drugs Acting on the Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System

    44. Calcium Channel Blockers

    45. Vasodilators

    46. Drugs for Hypertension

    47. Drugs for Heart Failure

    48. Antidysrhythmic Drugs

    49. Prophylaxis of Coronary Heart Disease: Drugs Lower that LDL Cholesterol Levels

    50. Drugs for Angina Pectoris

    51. Anticoagulant, Antiplatelet, and Thrombolytic Drugs

    52. Management of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction

    53. Drugs for Hemophilia

    54. Drugs for Deficiency Anemias

    55. Hematopoietic Growth Factors


    VIII. DRUGS FOR ENDOCRINE DISORDERS

    56. Drugs for Diabetes Mellitus

    57. Drugs for Thyroid Disorders

    58. Drugs Related to Hypothalamic and Pituitary Function

    59. Drugs for Disorders of the Adrenal Cortex


    IX. WOMEN'S HEALTH

    60. Estrogens and Progestins: Basic Pharmacology and Noncontraceptive Applications

    61. Birth Control

    62. Drug Therapy of Infertility

    63. Drugs that Affect Uterine Function


    X. MEN'S HEALTH

    64. Androgens

    65. Drugs for Erectile Dysfunction and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia


    XI. ANTI-INFLAMMATORY, ANTIALLERGIC, AND IMMUNOLOGIC DRUGS

    66. Review of the Immune System

    67. Pediatric Immunization

    68. Immunosuppressants

    69. Antihistamines

    70. Cyclooxygenase Inhibitors: Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs and Acetaminophen

    71. Glucocorticoids in Nonendocrine Diseases


    XII. DRUGS FOR BONE AND JOINT DISORDERS

    72. Drug Therapy of Rheumatoid Arthritis

    73. Drug Therapy of Gout

    74. Drugs Affecting Calcium Levels and Bone Mineralization


    XIII. RESPIRATORY TRACT DRUGS

    75. Drugs for Asthma

    76. Drugs for Allergic Rhinitis, Cough, and Colds


    XIV. GASTROINTESTINAL DRUGS

    77. Drugs for Peptic Ulcer Disease

    78. Laxatives

    79. Other Gastrointestinal Drugs


    XV. NUTRITION

    80. Vitamins

    81. Drugs for Obesity


    XVI. CHEMOTHERAPY OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES

    82. Basic Principles of Antimicrobial Therapy

    83. Drugs That Weaken the Bacterial Cell Wall I: Penicillins

    84. Drugs That Weaken the Bacterial Cell Wall II: Cephalosporins, Carbapenems, Vancomycin, Aztreonam, Teicoplanin and Fosfomycin

    85. Bacteriostatic Inhibitors of Protein Synthesis: Tetracyclines, Macrolides, and Others

    86. Aminoglycosides: Bactericidal Inhibitors of Protein Synthesis

    87. Sulfonamides and Trimethoprim

    88. Drugs Therapy of Urinary Tract Infections

    89. Antimycobacterial Agents: Drugs for Tuberculosis, Leprosy, and Mycobacterium avium Complex Infection

    90. Miscellaneous Antibacterial Drugs: Fluoroquinolones, Metronidazole, Daptomycin, Rifampin, Bacitracin, and Polymyxins

    91. Antifungal Agents

    92. Antiviral Agents I: Drugs for Non-HIV Viral Infections

    93. Antiviral Agents II: Drugs for HIV Infection and Related Opportunistic Infections

    94. Drug Therapy of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

    95. Antiseptics and Disinfectants


    XVII. CHEMOTHERAPY OF PARASITIC DISEASES

    96. Anthelmintics

    97. Antiprotozoal Drugs I: Antimalarial Agents

    98. Antiprotozoal Drugs II: Miscellaneous Agents

    99. Ectoparasiticides


    XVIII. CANCER CHEMOTHERAPY

    100. Basic Principles of Cancer Chemotherapy

    101. Anticancer Drugs I: Cytotoxic Agents

    102. Anticancer Drugs II: Hormonal Agents, Biologic Response Modifiers, and Targeted Drugs


    XIX. ADDITIONAL IMPORTANT DRUGS

    103. Drugs for the Eye

    104. Drugs for the Skin

    105. Drugs for the Ear

    106. Miscellaneous Noteworthy Drugs


    XX. ALTERNATIVE THERAPY

    107. Herbal Supplements


    XXI. TOXICOLOGY

    108. Management of Poisoning

    109. Potential Weapons of Biologic, Radiologic, and Chemical Terrorism


    APPENDIXES

    A. Adult Immunization

    B. Guide to Gender-Related Drugs

    C. Pronunciation of Generic Drug Names

    D. Weights and Measures

    E. Normal Laboratory Values

    F. Commonly Used Abbreviations

    G. Techniques of Drug Administration

    H. Canadian Drug Information

    I. Major Drug Classes and Their Prototypes

    J. Very New Drugs and Important New Formulations of Older Drugs

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