Introduction to Clinical Pharmacology - 9th Edition - ISBN: 9780323529112, 9780323549912

Introduction to Clinical Pharmacology

9th Edition

Authors: Constance Visovsky Cheryl Zambroski Shirley Hosler
Paperback ISBN: 9780323529112
eBook ISBN: 9780323549912
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 8th March 2018
Page Count: 400

Secure Checkout

Personal information is secured with SSL technology.

Free Shipping

Free global shipping
No minimum order.


Emphasizing safe and effective drug administration, Introduction to Clinical Pharmacology, 9th Edition helps you understand the principles of pharmacology to avoid making medication errors. It promotes safety by showing how drugs and drug classes work, so you can understand why drugs are given, as well as the adverse effects and drug interactions that may occur. This new edition includes Lifespan Considerations which explain important alerts you need to be aware of when administering drugs to pediatric and geriatric patients. The 9th edition also includes a nursing process section which outlines each drug class along with the nurse’s role during administration. Written by a new team of nationally known nursing educators, this text provides just the right scope of nursing pharmacology content for most LPN/LVN programs.

Key Features

  • Safety Alert boxes highlight important nursing considerations for safe medication administration and monitoring.
  • Lifespan Considerations boxes for Children and Older Adults draw attention to information that would be especially important when giving a specific drug to patients of those age groups.
  • Get Ready for the NCLEX® Examination! section includes Key Points, Review Questions, and Case Studies with Critical Thinking Questions to prepare you for pharmacology questions on the NCLEX-PN Exam.
  • Video clips on medication administration procedures provide you with a visual reference for safe medication administration.
  • Ideal scope of content and readability for LPN/LVN programs includes basic, need-to-know pharmacology content.
  • 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 to the market.
  • Key content is highlighted, as in all of Elsevier’s LPN Threads textbooks, with features such as Top Tips for Safety, Memory Joggers, and Lifespan Considerations boxes.
  • Key terms with phonetic pronunciations and text page references help improve terminology and language skills before you enter clinical practice.

Table of Contents

Unit I: General Principles

1. Pharmacology and the Nursing Process in LPN Practice
2. Legal, Regulatory, and Ethical Aspects of Drug Administration
3. Principles of Pharmacology

Unit II: Principle of Drug Administration

4. Drug Calculation: Preparing and Giving Drugs

Unit III: Drug Categories

5. Anti-infective Drugs: Antibiotics, Antitubercular Drugs, Antifungals, Antiparasitics
6. Antivirals and Antiretrovirals
7. Drugs for Allergy and Respiratory Problems
8. Drugs Affecting the Renal/Urinary and Cardiovascular Systems
9. Drugs Affecting the Central Nervous System
10. Drugs Affecting the Peripheral Nervous System
11. Drugs for Pain Management
12. Anti-inflammatory, Anti-arthritis, and Antigout Drugs
13. Drugs for Gastrointestinal Problems
14. Drugs Affecting the Hematologic System
15. Immunomodulating Drugs
16. Drugs Affecting the Endocrine System
17. Drugs for Diabetes Management
18. Drugs for Ear and Eye Problems
19. Over-the-Counter Drugs, Herbal and Alternative Drugs, and Vitamins and Minerals


No. of pages:
© Mosby 2019
8th March 2018
Paperback ISBN:
eBook ISBN:

About the Author

Constance Visovsky

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs & Partnerships, Director of Diversity, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida

Cheryl Zambroski

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida

Shirley Hosler

Affiliations and Expertise

Adjunct Faculty, Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, New Mexico