Introduction to Clinical Pharmacology - 7th Edition - ISBN: 9780323073981, 9780323096669

Introduction to Clinical Pharmacology

7th Edition

Authors: Marilyn Edmunds
Paperback ISBN: 9780323073981
eBook ISBN: 9780323096669
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 26th January 2012
Page Count: 512

Table of Contents

Unit One: General Principles of Pharmacology

1. Pharmacology and the Nursing Process in LPN Practice

2. Patient Teaching and Health Literacy

3. Legal Aspects Affecting the Administration of Medications

4. Foundations and Principles of Pharmacology

5. Lifespan and Cultural Modifications

6. Self-Care: Over-the-Counter Products, Herbal Therapies, and Drugs for Health Promotion

Unit Two: Principles of Medication Administration

7. Review of Mathematical Principles

8. Mathematical Equivalents Used in Pharmacology

9. Calculating Drug Dosages

10. Preparing and Administering Medications

Unit Three: Drug Groups

11. Allergy and Respiratory Medications

12. Antiinfective Medications

13. Antivirals, Antiretrovirals, and Antifungal Medications

14. Antineoplastic Medications

15. Cardiovascular and Renal Medications

16. Central and Peripheral Nervous System Medications

17. Medications for Pain Management

18. Antiinflammatory, Musculoskeletal, and Antiarthritis Medications

19. Gastrointestinal Medications

20. Hematologic Products

21. Hormones and Steroids

22. Immunologic Medications

23. Topical Medications

24. Vitamins and Minerals

Appendixes

Appendix A: Answers to NCLEX Review Questions

Appendix B: Answers to Drug Calculation Review Questions

Bibliography

Illustration Credits

Glossary

Index


Description

Providing a framework for safe and effective drug administration, Introduction to Clinical Pharmacology, 7th Edition helps you understand the principles of pharmacology and avoid making medication errors. It promotes safety by showing how drugs and drug classes work, rather than asking you to simply memorize information about individual drugs. Safety is also emphasized with a section dedicated to math review and drug dosage calculation. This edition includes updated drug information, new review questions for the NCLEX examination, and a succinct, evidence-based approach to pharmacology. Written by nationally known nurse practitioner Marilyn Edmunds, Introduction to Clinical Pharmacology highlights "must-know" drugs -- the ones seen most often in clinical practice.

Key Features

  • A focus on understanding drug classes rather than memorizing individual drugs helps you understand the actions and uses of drug classes and provides a framework for safe, effective practice as new drugs are introduced and as existing drugs are withdrawn from the market.
  • Coverage of math review and medication administration includes three chapters on math review and drug dosage calculation, to promote safe drug administration.
  • Unique! 30 must-know drugs -- those most commonly prescribed -- are highlighted with icons and listed inside the cover for quick reference.
  • Readability and clarity is attained through the use of a simplified vocabulary and shorter sentencesmake the content easier than ever to learn.
  • Vivid, full-color design includes 200 drawings and photographs.
  • Do Not Confuse drug list is is located on the inside cover for quick reference, helping you avoid drug errors with common look-alike or sound-alike drug names.
  • Consistent chapter format covers each drug class with Action, Uses, Adverse Reactions, Drug and Food Interactions, and Nursing Implications and Patient Teaching sections.
  • Application of the nursing process to each drug class includes Assessment, Diagnosis, Planning, Implementation, Evaluation, and Patient and Family Teaching.

  • Key content is highlighted, as in all of Elsevier's LPN Threads textbooks, with features such as Clinical Goldmines, Clinical Pitfalls, Memory Joggers, Lifespan Considerations, and Complementary and Alternative Therapies boxes.
  • Case studies in all drug chapters o


Details

No. of pages:
512
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Mosby 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
eBook ISBN:
9780323096669
eBook ISBN:
9780323293259
eBook ISBN:
9780323136716
Paperback ISBN:
9780323073981

About the Authors

Marilyn Edmunds Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Adjunct Faculty, School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland; Editor, JNP: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners.