Basic Pharmacology for Nurses - 16th Edition - ISBN: 9780323086547, 9780323293099

Basic Pharmacology for Nurses

16th Edition

Authors: Michelle Willihnganz Bruce Clayton
eBook ISBN: 9780323293099
eBook ISBN: 9780323100052
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 26th November 2012
Page Count: 912

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Basic Pharmacology for Nurses is a modern classic. Known for its impeccably accurate drug content and practical applications of the nursing process, this trusted text consistently emphasizes health promotion through monitoring and patient education. Introductory units ground your knowledge in the basic principles of pharmacology and medication administration, while subsequent body-system units prepare you to apply the nursing process to every major disorder.

Key Features

  • UNIQUE! Two-tiered application of the nursing process provides the general principles of care, along with specific nursing implications for each drug class or individual drug.
  • Meticulously accurate and updated drug content keeps the book in step with the latest FDA approvals, withdrawals, and changes in therapeutic uses.
  • UNIQUE! Introduction to Cardiovascular Disease and Metabolic Syndrome sets the stage for an understanding of the progression of cardiovascular disease and the pharmacologic treatment of that progression.
  • UNIQUE! Patient Teaching boxes equip you for health teaching related to medications.
  • LPN Threads design presents information in an easy to understand and visually engaging manner.

Table of Contents

Unit 1: Foundations of Pharmacology

  1. Drug Definitions, Standards, and Information Sources
  2. Basic Principles of Drug Action and Drug Interactions
  3. Drug Action across the Life Span
  4. The Nursing Process and Pharmacology
  5. Patient Education to Promote Health
  6. Unit 2: Illustrated Atlas of Medication Administration and Math Review

  7. A Review of Arithmetic
  8. Principles of Medication Administration and Medication Safety
  9. Percutaneous Administration
  10. Enteral Administration
  11. Parenteral Administration: Safe Preparation of Parenteral Medications
  12. Parenteral Administration: Intradermal, Subcutaneous, and Intramuscular Routes
  13. Parenteral Administration: Intravenous Route
  14. Unit 3: Drugs That Affect the Autonomic and Central Nervous Systems

  15. Drugs That Affect the Central Nervous System
  16. Drugs Used for Sleep
  17. Drugs Used for Parkinson’s Disease
  18. Drugs Used for Anxiety Disorders
  19. Drugs Used for Mood Disorders
  20. Drugs Used for Psychoses
  21. Drugs Used for Seizure Disorders
  22. Drugs Used for Pain Management
  23. Unit 4: Drugs That Affect the Cardiovascular System

  24. Introduction to Cardiovascular Disease and Metabolic Syndrome
  25. Drugs Used to Treat Dyslipidemias
  26. Drugs Used to Treat Hypertension
  27. Drugs Used to Treat Dysrhythmias
  28. Drugs Used to Treat Angina Pectoris
  29. Drugs Used to Treat Peripheral Vascular Disease
  30. Drugs Used to Treat Thromboembolic Disorders
  31. Drugs Used to Treat Heart Failure
  32. Drugs Used for Diuresis
  33. Unit 5: Drugs Used to Treat Disorders of the Respiratory System

  34. Drugs Used to Treat Upper Respiratory Disease
  35. Drugs Used to Treat Lower Respiratory Disease
  36. Unit 6: Drugs That Affect the Digestive System

  37. Drugs Used to Treat Oral Disorders
  38. Drugs Used to Treat Gastroesophageal Reflux and Peptic Ulcer Disease
  39. Drugs Used to Treat Nausea and Vomiting
  40. Drugs Used to Treat Constipation and Diarrhea
  41. Unit 7: Drugs That Affect the Endocrine System

  42. Drugs Used to Treat Diabetes Mellitus
  43. Drugs Used to Treat Thyroid Disease
  44. Corticosteroids
  45. Gonadal Hormones
  46. Unit 8: Drugs That Affect the Reproductive System

  47. Drugs Used in Obstetrics
  48. Drugs Used in Men’s and Women’s Health
  49. Unit 9: Drugs That Affect Other Body Systems

  50. Drugs Used to Treat Disorders of the Urinary System
  51. Drugs Used to Treat Glaucoma and Other Eye Disorders
  52. Drugs Used for Cancer Treatment
  53. Drugs Used to Treat the Muscular System
  54. Antimicrobial Agents
  55. Unit 10: Drugs That Affect the General Health of the Body

  56. Nutrition
  57. Herbal and Dietary Supplement Therapy
  58. Substance Abuse
  59. Miscellaneous Agents


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About the Author

Michelle Willihnganz

Bruce Clayton

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Butler University. Indianapolis, IN