Pharmacology for Canadian Health Care Practice - 2nd Edition

Pharmacology for Canadian Health Care Practice

2nd Edition

Authors: Linda Lilley Linda Lilley Shelly Rainforth Collins Julie Snyder
Editors: Beth Swart
Imprint: Mosby Canada

Table of Contents

Part 1 Pharmacology Basics
Study Skills Tips: Pharmacology Basics
1 Nursing Practice in Canada and Drug Therapy
2 Pharmacologic Principles
3 Considerations for Special Populations
4 Ethnocultural, Legal, and Ethical Considerations
5 Medication Errors
6 Patient Education and Drug Therapy
7 Over-the-Counter Drugs and Natural Health Products
8 Vitamins and Minerals
9 Problematic Substance Use
10 Photo Atlas of Drug Administration

Part 2 Drugs Affecting the Central Nervous System
Study Skills Tips: Vocabulary, Text Notation, and Language Conventions
11 Analgesic Drugs
12 General and Local Anesthetics
13 Central Nervous System Depressants and Muscle Relaxants
14 Anti-Epileptic Drugs
15 Antiparkinsonian Drugs
16 Psychotherapeutic Drugs
17 Central Nervous System Stimulants Drugs

Part 3 Drugs Affecting the Autonomic Nervous System
Study Skills Tips: PURR Application and Study Groups
18 Adrenergic Drugs
19 Adrenergic-Blocking Drugs
20 Cholinergic Drugs
21 Cholinergic-blocking Drugs

Part 4 Drugs Affecting the Cardiovascular and Renal Systems
Study Skills Tips: Linking Learning and Text Notation
22 Positive Inotropic Drugs
23 Antidysrhythmic Drugs
24 Anti-Anginal Drugs
25 Antihypertensive Drugs
26 Diuretic Drugs
27 Fluids and Electrolytes
28 Coagulation Modifier Drugs
29 Antilipemic Drugs

Part 5 Drugs Affecting the Endocrine System
Study Skills Tips: Questioning Strategy
30 Pituitary Drugs
31 Thyroid and Antithyroid Drugs
32 Antidiabetic Drugs
33 Adrenal Drugs 
34 Women’s Health Drugs
35 Men’s He


Designed with the student in mind, and easy to read and use, the new 2nd edition of Lilley will cover all the key pharmacology content needed by Canadian nursing students. Known for its appealing layout, plenty of photos, and numerous helpful boxed features, Lilley helps students manage the extremely detailed subject of pharmacology. This edition focuses on the role of nurses and their practices in culturally diverse Canada, and includes new content on natural health products and ethnocultural considerations.

Key Features

  • Evidence-Informed Practice Boxes: Provide a bridge between research evidence and its relevance to nursing practice
  • Laboratory Values Related to Drug Therapy: Provide normal ranges and values for specific lab tests, and rationales for lab assessments in relation to specific drug therapy
  • UNIQUE! In My Family Boxes: Written by nursing students of various ethnocultural backgrounds, relaying their cultural health beliefs and practices and drug use
  • Preventing Medication Errors Boxes: Reinforce concepts introduced in the medication errors chapter and relate them to specific common errors that occur in clinical practice.
  • Special Populations: Women: In addition to other special populations, some boxes specifically focus on women’s health
  • UNIQUE! Tear out cards from Mosby’s Pharmacology Memory NoteCards


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About the Authors

Linda Lilley Author

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Linda Lilley Author

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Shelly Rainforth Collins Author

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Julie Snyder Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Adjunct Faculty, School of Nursing, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia

About the Editors

Beth Swart Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, School of Nursing, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario