Pharmacology for Canadian Health Care Practice - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9781927406687, 9781771720663

Pharmacology for Canadian Health Care Practice

3rd Edition

Authors: Linda Lilley Julie Snyder Beth Swart
Paperback ISBN: 9781927406687
eBook ISBN: 9781771720663
eBook ISBN: 9781927406694
Imprint: Mosby Canada
Published Date: 11th August 2016
Page Count: 1200

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Let this outstanding, reader-friendly pharmacology text help guide you through the detailed world of nursing pharmacology. Now in its third edition, Pharmacology for Canadian Health Care Practice covers all the key pharmacology content needed by today’s nursing students. Known for its appealing layout, wealth of photos, and helpful boxed features, this engaging text brings important pharmacology concepts to life. The text’s popular key drug approach focuses only on the drug information you need to know. Along with its exam preparation and insightful learning strategies, this is your complete pharmacology text!

Key Features

  • Popular key drug approach focuses on the need-to-know content for safe clinical practice and uses a streamlined approach to drug indications, emphasizing only the most common or serious adverse effects.
  • Clear, colourful and consistent learner-friendly format utilizes a variety of tables and practical body systems organization to help you integrate pharmacology content with what you are learning in medical-surgical and adult health nursing courses.
  • Focus on prioritization includes prioritized nursing diagnoses along with corresponding prioritization of goals and outcomes, helping you learn to connect nursing diagnoses to goals and outcomes.
  • Large collection of reader-friendly learning aids includes approachable text elements such as:
      • Cartoon-illustrated study skills tips covering study, time management, and test-taking tips related to studying pharmacology
      • Drug profiles highlighting specific information on commonly-used agents
      • Patient teaching tips outlining useful patient information specific to each drug group
      • Evidence in Practice boxes featuring current research and findings relevant to nursing pharmacology
      • Lab Values Related to Drug Therapy summary boxes covering therapeutic levels of various drugs
      • Preventing Medication Errors boxes reinforcing concepts introduced in the medication errors chapter and relating them to specific common errors that occur in nursing pharmacology
      • Ethnocultural Implications boxes discussing differences to expect among cultural or ethnic groups
      • Dosages tables providing instant access to dosages, routes, and indications for individual drugs
      • Natural Health Products boxes providing an Overview, Common Uses, Adverse Effects, Potential Drug Interactions, and Contraindications for popular herbal therapies
      • Special Populations Considerations boxes highlighting critical points related to drug therapy in children, adolescents, women and older adult patients
      • Key points summarizing key pharmacology and nursing content in each chapter
      • Legal and Ethical Principles boxes promoting awareness of liability issues and proper professional conduct
      • Pharmacokinetic Bridge to Nursing Practice feature covering topics such as heart failure, women’s health issues, iron, and monitoring renal function
      • More than 250 full-colour photos and illustrations (many updated for this edition) showing how drugs work in the body and how to administer medications safely and effectively
      • Examination review questions in every chapter

Table of Contents

Part One: Pharmacology Basics
Study Skills Tips
1. Nursing Practice in Canada and Drug Therapy
2. Pharmacological Principles
3. Legal and Ethical Considerations
4. Patient Focused Considerations
5. Gene Therapy and Pharmacogenomics
6. Medication Errors: Preventing and Responding
7. Patient Education and Drug Therapy
8. Over-the-Counter Drugs and Natural Health Products
9. Vitamins and Minerals
10. Principles of Drug Administration

Part Two: Drugs Affecting the Central Nervous System
Study Skills Tips
11. Analgesic Drugs
12. General and Local Anaesthetics
13. Central Nervous System Depressants and Muscle Relaxants
14. Central Nervous System Stimulants and Related Drugs
15. Antiepileptic Drugs
16. Antiparkinsonian Drugs
17. Psychotherapeautic Drugs
18. Substance Misuse

Part Three: Drugs Affecting the Autonomic Nervous System
Study Skills Tips
19. Adrenergic Drugs
20. Adrenergic-Blocking Drugs
21. Cholinergic Drugs
22. Cholinergic Blocking Drugs

Part Four: Drugs Affecting the Cardiovascular and Renal Systems
Study Skills Tips
23. Antihypertensive Drugs
24. Antianginal Drugs
25. Heart Failure Drugs
26. Antidysrhythmic Drugs
27. Coagulation Modifier Drugs
28. Antilipemic Drugs
29. Diuretic Drugs
30. Fluids and Electrolytes

Part Five: Drugs Affecting the Endocrine System
Study Skills Tips
31. Pituitary Drugs
32. Thyroid and Antithyroid Drugs
33. Antidiabetic Drugs
34. Adrenal Drugs
35. Women's Health Drugs
36. Men's Health Drugs

Part Six: Drugs Affecting the Respiratory System
Study Skills Tips
37. Antihistamines, Decongestants, Antitussives, and Expectorants
38. Respiratory Drugs

Part Seven: Drugs Affecting the Gastrointestinal System and Nutrition
Study Skills Tips 
39. Acid-Controlling Drugs
40. Antidiarrheal Drugs and Laxatives
41. Antiemetic and Antinausea Drugs
42. Nutritional Supplements

Part Eight: Anti-Infective and Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
Study Skills Tips
43. Antibiotics Part 1: Sulfonamides, Penicillins, Cephalosporins, Macrolides, and Tetracyclines
44. Antibiotics Part 2: Aminoglycosides, Fluoroquinalones, and Other Drugs
45. Antiviral Drugs
46. Antitubercular Drugs
47. Antifungal Drugs
48. Antimalarial, Antiprotozoal, and Anthelmintic Drugs
49. Anti-Inflammatory and Antigout Drugs

Part Nine: Immune and Biological Modifiers and Chemotherapeautic Drugs
Study Skills Tips
50. Immunosuppressant Drugs
51. Immunizing Drugs and Pandemic Preparedness
52. Antineoplastic Drugs Part 1: Cancer Overview and Cell Cycle - Specific Drugs
53. Antineoplastic Drugs Part 2: Cell Cycle - Nonspecific and Miscellaneous Drugs
54. Biological Response - Modifying Drugs and Antirheumatic Drugs

Part Ten: Miscellaneous Therapeutics: Hematological, Dermatalogical, Ophthalmic, and Otic Drugs
Study Skills Tips
55. Anemia Drugs
56. Dermatological Drugs
57. Ophthalmic Drugs
58. Otic Drugs
Appendix: Pharmaceutical Abbreviations
Index of Glossary Terms
Drug Index
General Index
Special Features


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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

Julie Snyder

Julie S. Snyder, MSN, RN-BC

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Beth Swart

Beth Swart, BScN, MES

Affiliations and Expertise

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