Pharmacology and the Nursing Process - 6th Edition - ISBN: 9780323055444, 9780323065627

Pharmacology and the Nursing Process

6th Edition

Authors: Linda Lilley Shelly Rainforth Collins Scott Harrington Julie Snyder
eBook ISBN: 9780323065627
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 22nd January 2010
Page Count: 992

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This market-leading text is known for presenting challenging content in a clear and consistent format that is engaging and readable. With an eye-catching design, full-color illustrations, and helpful, practical boxed features that highlight need-to-know information, the new edition of this bestseller continues its tradition of making pharmacology easy to learn and understand.

Key Features

  • A focus on prioritization identifies key nursing information and helps in preparation for the NCLEX® Examination.
  • Presents drugs and their classes as they relate to different parts of the body, facilitating integration of the text with your other nursing courses.
  • Features numerous full-color photos and illustrations pertaining to drug mechanisms of action and step-by-step illustrations depicting key steps in drug administration for various routes, so you can clearly see how drugs work in the body and how to administer medications safely and effectively.
  • Drug Profiles highlight the pharmacokinetics and unique variations of individual drugs.
  • Includes Patient Teaching Tips in each chapter to foster patient compliance and effective drug therapy.
  • Helpful summary boxes are integrated throughout, covering Evidence-Based Practice, Preventing Medication Errors, Laboratory Values Related to Drug Therapy, Cultural Implications, Herbal Therapies, Life Span Considerations, Points to Remember, and Legal and Ethical Principles.
  • Illustrated Study Skills Tips in each unit cover study tips, time management, and test taking strategies related specifically to nursing pharmacology.
  • Includes a convenient tear-out IV Compatibilities Chart that alerts you to drugs that are incompatible when given intravenously.
  • Evolve Student Resources include online access to additional chapter-specific NCLEX® review questions, animations, medication errors checklists, IV therapy checklists, printable handouts with need-to-know information about key drug classes, calculators, an audio glossary, answers to case studies and critical thinking activities in the text, frequently asked questions, content updates, nursing care plans covering key drug classes, and online appendices.

Table of Contents

Part One: Pharmacology Basics

Study Skills Tips: Introduction to Study Skills Concepts

  1. The Nursing Process and Drug Therapy
  2. Pharmacologic Principles
  3. Life Span Considerations
  4. Cultural, Legal, and Ethical Considerations
  5. Gene Therapy and Pharmacogenetics
  6. Medication Errors: Preventing and Responding
  7. Patient Education and Drug Therapy
  8. Over-the-Counter Drugs and Herbal and Dietary Supplements
  9. Substance Abuse
  10. Photo Atlas of Drug Administration
  11. Part Two: Drugs Affecting the Central Nervous System

    Study Skills Tips: Using Vocabulary, Text Notation, and Language Conventions

  12. Analgesic Drugs
  13. General and Local Anesthetics
  14. Central Nervous System Depressants and Muscle Relaxants
  15. Central Nervous System Stimulant Drugs
  16. Antiepileptic Drugs
  17. Antiparkinsonian Drugs
  18. Psychotherapeutic Drugs
  19. Part Three: Drugs Affecting the Autonomic Nervous System

    Study Skills Tips: Application of PURR (Prepare, Understand, Rehearse, Review)

  20. Adrenergic Drugs
  21. Adrenergic-Blocking Drugs
  22. Cholinergic Drugs
  23. Cholinergic-Blocking Drugs
  24. Part Four: Drugs Affecting the Cardiovascular and Renal Systems

    Study Skills Tips: Linking Learning and Text Notation

  25. Heart Failure Drugs
  26. Antidysrhythmic Drugs
  27. Antianginal Drugs
  28. Antihypertensive Drugs
  29. Diuretic Drugs
  30. Fluids and Electrolytes
  31. Coagulation Modifier Drugs
  32. Antilipemic Drugs
  33. Part Five: Drugs Affecting the Endocrine System

    Study Skills Tips: Questioning Strategy

  34. Pituitary Drugs
  35. Thyroid and Antithyroid Drugs
  36. Antidiabetic Drugs
  37. Adrenal Drugs
  38. Women’s Health Drugs
  39. Men’s Health Drugs
  40. Part Six: Drugs Affecting the Respiratory System

    Study Skills Tips: Study on the Run

  41. Antihistamines, Decongestants, Antitussives, and Expectorants
  42. Bronchodilators and Other Respiratory Drugs
  43. Part Seven: Antiinfective and Antiinflammatory Drugs

    Study Skills Tips: Applying the Nursing Process

  44. Antibiotics Part 1
  45. Antibiotics Part 2
  46. Antiviral Drugs
  47. Antitubercular Drugs
  48. Antifungal Drugs
  49. Antimalarial, Antiprotozoal, and Antihelmintic Drugs
  50. Antiinflammatory and Antigout Drugs
  51. Part Eight: Immune and Biologic Modifiers and Chemotherapeutic Drugs

    Study Skills Tips: Strategies for Time Management

  52. Immunosuppressant Drugs
  53. Immunizing Drugs and Biochemical Terrorism
  54. Antineoplastic Drugs Part 1: Cancer Overview and Cell Cycle–Specific Drugs
  55. Antineoplastic Drugs Part 2: Cell Cycle–Nonspecific and Miscellaneous Drugs
  56. Biologic Response-Modifying Drugs and Antirheumatoid Drugs
  57. Part Nine: Drugs Affecting the Gastrointestinal System and Nutrition

    Study Skills Tips: Active Questioning Skills

  58. Acid-Controlling Drugs
  59. Bowel Disorder Drugs
  60. Antiemetic and Antinausea Drugs
  61. Vitamins and Minerals
  62. Nutritional Supplements
  63. Part Ten: Miscellaneous Therapeutics: Dermatologic, Ophthalmic, and Otic Drugs

    Study Skills Tips: More Strategies for Time Management

  64. Anemia Drugs
  65. Dermatologic Drugs
  66. Ophthalmic Drugs
  67. Otic Drugs


A) Pharmaceutical Abbreviations

Online Appendixes:

A) Selected Diagnostic Drugs Used in Radiologic Procedures (Radiodiagnostic Drugs)

B) Common Formulas, Weights, and Equivalents


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About the Author

Linda Lilley

Linda Lane Lilley, PhD, RN

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor Emeritus, School of Nursing, Old Dominion University, Virginia Beach, VA

Shelly Rainforth Collins

Shelly Rainforth Collins, PharmD

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist and Coordinator of Clinical Pharmacy Services, Chesapeake Regional Medical Center; President, Drug Information Consultants, Chesapeake, Virginia, USA

Scott Harrington

Affiliations and Expertise

Harrington Health Informatics, LLC, Tucson, AZ; Director of Pharmacy, Northern Cochise Community Hospital, Willcox, AZ

Julie Snyder

Julie S. Snyder, MSN, RN-BC

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer, School of Nursing, Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia