Pharmacology and Medicines Management for Nurses

4th Edition

Editors:

  • George Downie
  • Jean Mackenzie
  • Arthur Williams
  • Caroline Milne
  • Key Features

    • Management of medicines linked to their therapeutic use
    • Medicine administration linked with relevant care of patients where possible
    • Basic principles of clinical pharmacology underpin the therapeutic chapters
    • A chapter on the role of patients and carers is included

    Table of Contents

    SECTION 1

    1 Medicines in society today and tomorrow

    2 The control of medicines

    3 The role of the nurse in drug therapy

    4 Administration of medicine

    5 Nurse prescribing

    6 Clinical governance and safety in the use of medicines

    7 The role of patients and carers in medicines management

    SECTION 2

    8 Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics

    9 Autonomic nervous system

    10 Adverse drug reactions and drug interactions

    SECTION 3

    11 Drug treatment of gastrointestinal disorders

    12 Drug treatment of cardiovascular disorders

    13 Drug treatment of respiratory disorders

    14 Drugs acting on the central nervous system, including anaesthetics

    15 Drug treatment of infections

    16 Drug treatment of endocrine disorders

    17 Drugs used in obstetrics, gynaecology and urinary tract disorders

    18 Drugs used in kidney diseases

    19 Drug treatment of malignant disease

    20 Drugs affecting the immune response

    21 Nutrition and blood, Fluid and electrolytes

    22 Drug treatment of musculoskeletal and joint disease
    23 Drug treatment of eye conditions

    24 Drug treatment of ear, nose and throat disorders

    25 Drug treatment of skin disorders

    26 Palliative care

    SECTION 4

    Self assessment questions

    Glossary

    Appendix 1: Abbreviations

    Appendix 2: Normal values

    Index

    Details

    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2007
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Churchill Livingstone
    Electronic ISBN:
    9780702033339
    Electronic ISBN:
    9780702059841