Pharmacology - 8th Edition - ISBN: 9781455751488, 9780323293488

Pharmacology

8th Edition

A Patient-Centered Nursing Process Approach

Authors: Linda McCuistion Joyce Kee Evelyn Hayes
Paperback ISBN: 9781455751488
eBook ISBN: 9780323293488
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 30th January 2014
Page Count: 992

Description

Prepare to administer drugs safely by mastering key pharmacology concepts and drug calculation skills! Pharmacology: A Patient-Centered Nursing Process Approach, 8th Edition covers nursing pharmacology within a real-world nursing context. Using a clear, streamlined approach, this text makes it easier to understand pharmacology with a detailed unit on dosage calculations, a nursing process framework for drug therapy, and summaries of prototype drugs. Written by nursing educators Joyce Kee, Evelyn Hayes, and Linda McCuistion, this edition includes a strong QSEN focus, enhanced coverage of prioritization, and more NCLEX® Examination–style questions on the subject of pharmacology.

Key Features

Table of Contents

Unit I: Introduction to Pharmacology
1. Drug Action: Pharmaceutic, Pharmacokinetic, and Pharmacodynamic Phases
2. The Drug Approval Process
3. Cultural and Pharmacogenetic Considerations
4. Drug Interactions and Over-the-Counter Drugs
5. Drugs of Abuse
6. Herbal Therapies
7. Pediatric Pharmacology
8. Geriatric Pharmacology
9. Collaboration in Community Settings  NEW QSEN focus!
10. The Role of the Nurse in Drug Research
Unit II: A Nurse’s Perspective of Pharmacology
11. The Nursing Process in Patient-Centered Pharmacotherapy  NEW QSEN focus!
12. Safety and Quality in Pharmacotherapy  NEW QSEN focus!
13. Medication Administration
Unit III: Drug Calculations
14. Medications and Calculations
Section 14A: Systems of Measurement with Conversion
Section 14B: Methods for Calculation
Section 14C: Calculations of Oral Dosages
Section 14D: Calculations of Injectable Dosages
Section 14E: Calculations of Intravenous Fluids
Section 14F: Pediatric Drug Calculations
Unit IV: Nutrition and Electrolytes
15. Vitamin and Mineral Replacement
16. Fluid and Electrolyte Replacement
17. Nutritional Support
Unit V: Autonomic Nervous System Agents
18. Adrenergic Agonists and Adrenergic Blockers
19. Cholinergic Agonists and Anticholinergics
Unit VI: Neurologic and Neuromuscular Agents
20. Central Nervous System Stimulants
21. Central Nervous System Depressants
22. Anticonvulsants
23. Drugs for Neurological Disorders: Parkinsonism and Alzheimer’s Disease
24. Drugs for Neuromuscular Disorders: Myasthenia Gravis, Multiple Sclerosis, and Muscle Spasms
Unit VII: Pain and Inflammation Management Agents
25. Antiinflammatory Drugs
26. Nonopioid and Opioid Analgesics
Unit VIII: Psy

Details

No. of pages:
992
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Saunders 2015
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
eBook ISBN:
9780323293488
eBook ISBN:
9781455770571
eBook ISBN:
9780323185905
eBook ISBN:
9780323442435
Paperback ISBN:
9781455751488

About the Author

Linda McCuistion

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, South University, Richmond Campus, Glen Allen, Virginia

Joyce Kee

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor Emerita, School of Nursing, College of Health Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware

Evelyn Hayes

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, School of Nursing, College of Health Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware