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Pharmacology for Nursing Care

A favorite among nursing students, Pharmacology for Nursing Care, 8th Edition, features a uniquely engaging writing style, clear explanations, and unmatched clinical precision and currency to help you gain a solid understanding of key drugs and their implications -- as opposed to just memorization of certain facts. Compelling features such as a drug prototype approach, use of large and small print to distinguish need-to-know versus nice-to-know content, and a focus on major nursing implications save you study time by directing your attention on the most important, need-to-know information. The new edition also features an abundance of content updates to keep you ahead of the curve in school and in professional practice.

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Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4557-4056-7

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

    12. Basic Principles of Neuropharmacology

    13. Physiology of the Peripheral Nervous System

    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

    17. Adrenergic Agonists

    18. Adrenergic Antagonists

    19. Indirect-Acting Antiadrenergic Agents

    V. CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DRUGS

    20. Introduction to Central Nervous System Pharmacology

    21. Drugs for Parkinson's Disease

    22. Alzheimer's Disease

    23. Drugs for Multiple Sclerosis

    24. Drugs for Epilepsy

    25. Drugs for Muscle Spasm and Spasticity

    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

    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

    37. Drug Abuse I: Basic Considerations

    38. Drug Abuse II: Alcohol

    39. Drug Abuse III: Nicotine and Smoking NEW!

    40. Drug Abuse IV: Major Drugs of Abuse Other Than Alcohol and Nicotine

    VI: DRUGS THAT AFFECT FLUID AND ELECTROLYTE BALANCE

    41. Diuretics

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

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

    43. Review of Hemodynamics

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

    45. Calcium Channel Blockers

    46. Vasodilators

    47. Drugs for Hypertension

    48. Drugs for Heart Failure

    49. Antidysrhythmic Drugs

    50. Prophylaxis of Coronary Heart Disease: Drugs That Help Normalize Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels

    51. Drugs for Angina Pectoris

    52. Anticoagulant, Antiplatelet, and Thrombolytic Drugs

    53. Management of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction

    54. Drugs for Hemophilia

    55. Drugs for Deficiency Anemias

    56. Hematopoietic Agents 

    VIII. DRUGS FOR ENDOCRINE DISORDERS

    57. Drugs for Diabetes Mellitus

    58. Drugs for Thyroid Disorders

    59. Drugs Related to Hypothalamic and Pituitary Function

    60. Drugs for Disorders of the Adrenal Cortex

    IX. WOMEN'S HEALTH

    61. Estrogens and Progestins: Basic Pharmacology and Noncontraceptive Applications

    62. Birth Control

    63. Drug Therapy of Infertility

    64. Drugs That Affect Uterine Function

    X. MEN'S HEALTH

    65. Androgens

    66. Drugs for Erectile Dysfunction and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

    XI. ANTI-INFLAMMATORY, ANTIALLERGIC, AND IMMUNOLOGIC DRUGS

    67. Review of the Immune System

    68. Childhood Immunization

    69. Immunosuppressants

    70. Antihistamines

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

    72. Glucocorticoids in Nonendocrine Disorders

    XII. DRUGS FOR BONE AND JOINT DISORDERS

    73. Drug Therapy of Rheumatoid Arthritis

    74. Drug Therapy of Gout

    75. Drugs Affecting Calcium Levels and Bone Mineralization

    XIII. RESPIRATORY TRACT DRUGS

    76. Drugs for Asthma

    77. Drugs for Allergic Rhinitis, Cough, and Colds

    XIV. GASTROINTESTINAL DRUGS

    78. Drugs for Peptic Ulcer Disease

    79. Laxatives

    80. Other Gastrointestinal Drugs

    XV. NUTRITION

    81. Vitamins

    82. Drugs for Weight Loss

    XVI. CHEMOTHERAPY OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES

    83. Basic Principles of Antimicrobial Therapy

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

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

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

    87. Aminoglycosides: Bactericidal Inhibitors of Protein Synthesis

    88. Sulfonamides and Trimethoprim

    89. Drugs Therapy of Urinary Tract Infections

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

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

    92. Antifungal Agents

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

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

    95. Drug Therapy of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

    96. Antiseptics and Disinfectants

    XVII. CHEMOTHERAPY OF PARASITIC DISEASES

    97. Anthelmintics

    98. Antiprotozoal Drugs I: Antimalarial Agents

    99. Antiprotozoal Drugs II: Miscellaneous Agents

    100. Ectoparasiticides

    XVIII. CANCER CHEMOTHERAPY

    101. Basic Principles of Cancer Chemotherapy

    102. Anticancer Drugs I: Cytotoxic Agents

    103. Anticancer Drugs II: Hormonal Agents, Targeted Drugs, and Other Noncytotoxic Anticancer Drugs

    XIX. ADDITIONAL IMPORTANT DRUGS

    104. Drugs for the Eye

    105. Drugs for the Skin

    106. Drugs for the Ear

    107. Miscellaneous Noteworthy Drugs

    XX. ALTERNATIVE THERAPY

    108. Dietary Supplements

    XXI. TOXICOLOGY

    109. Management of Poisoning

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

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