Pharmacology and Medicines Management for Nurses

4th Edition

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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

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