Study Guide for Pharmacology - Revised Reprint

7th Edition

A Nursing Process Approach


  • Linda McCuistion
  • Joyce Kee
  • Evelyn Hayes
  • Nancy Haugen
  • Key Features

    • Over 1,800 study questions reinforce textbook concepts and prepare you for the NCLEX® examination.
    • An extensive section of drug calculation problems helps you master important dosage calculation methods.
    • Case-based critical thinking exercises enhance your understanding of nursing responsibilities in drug therapy.
    • Sample drug labels familiarize you with the labels you will encounter in clinical practice.
    • A basic math review appendix provides a helpful review of key mathematics concepts.
    • Answers for all exercises are included to facilitate self-study.

    Table of Contents

    UNIT ONE: A Nurse's Perspective of Pharmacology

    1. Drug Action: Pharmaceutic, Pharmacokinetic, and Pharmacodynamic Phases
    2. Nursing Process and Client Teaching
    3. Medication Safety   NEW!
    4. Medication Administration
    5. UNIT TWO: Drug Calculations

    6. Medications and Calculations
    7. Section 5A: Systems of Measurement with Conversion

      Section 5B: Methods for Calculation

      Section 5C: Calculations of Oral Dosages

      Section 5D: Calculations of Injectable Dosages

      Section 5E: Calculations of Intravenous Fluids

      Section 5F: Pediatric Drug Calculations

      UNIT THREE: Contemporary Issues in Pharmacology

    8. The Drug Approval Process
    9. Cultural and Pharmacogenetic Considerations
    10. Drug Interaction and Over-the-Counter Drugs
    11. Drugs of Abuse
    12. Herbal Therapy with Nursing Implications
    13. Pediatric Pharmacology
    14. Geriatric Pharmacology
    15. Medication Administration in Community Settings
    16. The Role of the Nurse in Drug Research
    17. UNIT FOUR: Nutrition and Electrolytes

    18. Vitamin and Mineral Replacement
    19. Fluid and Electrolyte Replacement
    20. Nutritional Support
    21. UNIT FIVE: Autonomic Nervous System Agents

    22. Adrenergic Agonists and Adrenergic Blockers
    23. Cholinergic Agonists and Anticholinergics
    24. UNIT SIX: Neurologic and Neuromuscular Agents

    25. Central Nervous System Stimulants
    26. Central Nervous System Depressants


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