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Study Guide for Pharmacology

A Patient-Centered Nursing Process Approach

Corresponding to the chapters in Kee’s Pharmacology: A Patient-Centered Nursing Process Approach, 8th Edition, this study guide offers practical activities to help you review and remember essential nursing pharmacology. Hands-on exercises include study questions, case studies, and NCLEX® review questions, making it easier to apply your knowledge to clinical practice and develop clinical reasoning skills.

Paperback, 288 Pages

Published: January 2014

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4557-7053-3


  • Unit I: Introduction to Pharmacology
    1. Drug Action: Pharmaceutic, Pharmacokinetic, and Pharmacodynamic Phases
    2. The Drug Approval Process
    3. Cultural and Pharmacogenetic Considerations
    4. Drug Interactions and Over-the-Counter Drugs
    5. Drugs of Abuse
    6. Herbal Therapies
    7. Pediatric Pharmacology
    8. Geriatric Pharmacology
    9. Collaboration in Community Settings  NEW QSEN focus!
    10. The Role of the Nurse in Drug Research
    Unit II: A Nurse’s Perspective of Pharmacology
    11. The Nursing Process in Patient-Centered Pharmacotherapy  NEW QSEN focus!
    12. Safety and Quality in Pharmacotherapy  NEW QSEN focus!
    13. Medication Administration
    Unit III: Drug Calculations
    14. Medications and Calculations
    Section 14A: Systems of Measurement with Conversion
    Section 14B: Methods for Calculation
    Section 14C: Calculations of Oral Dosages
    Section 14D: Calculations of Injectable Dosages
    Section 14E: Calculations of Intravenous Fluids
    Section 14F: Pediatric Drug Calculations
    Unit IV: Nutrition and Electrolytes
    15. Vitamin and Mineral Replacement
    16. Fluid and Electrolyte Replacement
    17. Nutritional Support
    Unit V: Autonomic Nervous System Agents
    18. Adrenergic Agonists and Adrenergic Blockers
    19. Cholinergic Agonists and Anticholinergics
    Unit VI: Neurologic and Neuromuscular Agents
    20. Central Nervous System Stimulants
    21. Central Nervous System Depressants
    22. Anticonvulsants
    23. Drugs for Neurological Disorders: Parkinsonism and Alzheimer’s Disease
    24. Drugs for Neuromuscular Disorders: Myasthenia Gravis, Multiple Sclerosis, and Muscle Spasms
    Unit VII: Pain and Inflammation Management Agents
    25. Antiinflammatory Drugs
    26. Nonopioid and Opioid Analgesics
    Unit VIII: Psychiatric Agents
    27. Antipsychotics and Anxiolytics
    28. Antidepressants and Mood Stabilizers
    Unit IX: Antibacterial and Antiinfective Agents
    29. Penicillins and Cephalosporins
    30. Macrolides, Tetracyclines, Aminoglycosides, and Fluoroquinolones
    31. Sulfonamides
    Unit X: Additional Antiinfective Agents
    32. Antituberculars, Antifungals, Peptides, and Metronidazole
    33. Antivirals, Antimalarials, and Anthelmintics
    34. Drugs for Urinary Tract Disorders
    Unit XI: Immunologic Agents
    35. HIV- and AIDS-Related Drugs
    36. Vaccines
    Unit XII: Antineoplastic Agents
    37. Anticancer Drugs
    38. Targeted Therapies to Treat Cancer
    39. Biologic Response Modifiers
    Unit XIII: Respiratory Agents
    40. Drugs for Upper Respiratory Disorders
    41. Drugs for Lower Respiratory Disorders
    Unit XIV: Cardiovascular Agents
    42. Cardiac Glycosides, Antianginals, and Antidysrhythmics
    43. Diuretics
    44. Antihypertensives
    45. Anticoagulants, Antiplatelets, and Thrombolytics
    46. Antihyperlipidemics and Peripheral Vasodilators
    Unit XV: Gastrointestinal Agents
    47. Drugs for Gastrointestinal Tract Disorders
    48. Antiulcer Drugs
    Unit XVI: Eye, Ear, and Skin Agents
    49. Drugs for Eye and Ear Disorders
    50. Drugs for Dermatologic Disorders
    Unit XVII: Endocrine Agents
    51. Endocrine Drugs: Drugs for Pituitary, Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Adrenal Disorders
    52. Antidiabetics
    Unit XVIII: Reproductive and Gender-Related Agents
    53. Female Reproductive Cycle I: Pregnancy and Preterm Labor Drugs
    54. Female Reproductive Cycle II: Labor, Delivery, and Preterm Neonatal Drugs
    55. Postpartum and Newborn Drugs
    56. Drugs for Women’s Reproductive Health and Menopause
    57. Drugs for Men’s Health and Reproductive Disorders
    58. Drugs for Disorders in Women’s Health, Infertility, and Sexually Transmitted Infections
    Unit XIX: Emergency Agents
    59. Adult and Pediatric Emergency Drugs


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