Study Guide for Basic Pharmacology for Nurses - 17th Edition - ISBN: 9780323396110

Study Guide for Basic Pharmacology for Nurses

17th Edition

Authors: Michelle Willihnganz Bruce Clayton
Paperback ISBN: 9780323396110
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 3rd March 2016
Page Count: 176

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Reinforce your understanding of nursing pharmacology and prepare for success on the NCLEX® exam! Corresponding to the chapters in Clayton and Willihnganz’s Basic Pharmacology for Nurses, 17th Edition, this study guide offers over 1,000 questions to help you review and apply material from the text. Patient scenarios help you develop critical thinking skills, and a wide range of question formats reflects the question types used on the latest NCLEX exam.

Key Features

  • More than 1,000 review questions are tied to chapter objectives in the textbook.
  • Clinical patient scenarios help you develop critical thinking skills and apply your knowledge of nursing pharmacology.
  • Safe medication handling and practice is emphasized throughout the book.
  • Textbook page references are provided for each question, making it easy to look up the related content.

Table of Contents

Unit 1: Foundations of Pharmacology
1. Drug Definitions, Standards, and Information Sources
2. Basic Principles of Drug Action and Drug Interactions
3. Drug Action Across the Life Span
4. The Nursing Process and Pharmacology
5. Patient Education to Promote Health
Unit 2: Illustrated Atlas of Medication Administration
6. Principles of Medication Administration and Medication Safety
7. Percutaneous Administration
8. Enteral Administration
9. Parenteral Administration: Safe Preparation of Parenteral Medications
10. Parenteral Administration: Intradermal, Subcutaneous, and Intramuscular Routes
11. Parenteral Administration: Intravenous Route
Unit 3: Drugs That Affect the Autonomic and Central Nervous Systems
12. Drugs That Affect the Autonomic Nervous System
13. Drugs Used for Sleep
14. Drugs Used for Parkinson’s Disease
15. Drugs Used for Anxiety Disorders
16. Drugs Used for Depressive and Bipolar Disorders
17. Drugs Used for Psychoses
18. Drugs Used for Seizure Disorders
19. Drugs Used for Pain Management
Unit 4: Drugs That Affect the Cardiovascular System
20. Introduction to Cardiovascular Disease and Metabolic Syndrome
21. Drugs Used to Treat Dyslipidemias
22. Drugs Used to Treat Hypertension
23. Drugs Used to Treat Dysrhythmias
24. Drugs Used to Treat Angina Pectoris
25. Drugs Used to Treat Peripheral Vascular Disease
26. Drugs Used to Treat Thromboembolic Disorders
27. Drugs Used to Treat Heart Failure
28. Drugs Used for Diuresis
Unit 5: Drugs That Affect the Respiratory System
29. Drugs Used to Treat Upper Respiratory Disease
30. Drugs Used to Treat Lower Respiratory Disease
Unit 6: Drugs That Affect the Digestive System
31. Drugs Used to Treat Oral Disorders
32. Drugs Used to Treat Gastroesophageal Reflux and Peptic Ulcer Disease
33. Drugs Used to T


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About the Author

Michelle Willihnganz

Bruce Clayton

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Butler University. Indianapolis, IN