Study Guide for Pharmacology for Nursing Care - 8th Edition - ISBN: 9781437735819, 9780323293556

Study Guide for Pharmacology for Nursing Care

8th Edition

Authors: Richard Lehne Sherry Neely
Paperback ISBN: 9781437735819
eBook ISBN: 9780323293556
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 20th April 2012
Page Count: 328

Description

Complex pharmacologic information is simple to learn with this complete study resource! Designed to accompany Pharmacology for Nursing Care, critical thinking study questions, case studies, and patient teaching scenarios connect pharmacology concepts with their impact on patient care. Plus, an emphasis on priority nursing care with NCLEX examination-style review questions prepares you for success on the exam.

Key Features

  • An emphasis on the key information that nursing students need to know
  • NCLEX Examination-style questions for each chapter in a variety of study/review formats
  • Case Study scenarios provide true-to-life practice in responding to clinical situations that are typical of contemporary medication therapy
  • Implications of drugs and drug classes for patient care
  • Highlighted application-level questions help you integrate other nursing knowledge such as developmental considerations, laboratory values, and symptoms of adverse effects
  • Critical thinking, prioritization, and delegation questions

Table of Contents

I. INTRODUCTION

1. Orientation to Pharmacology

2. Application of Pharmacology in Nursing Practice

3. Drug Regulation, Development, Names, and Information


II. BASIC PRINCIPLES OF PHARMACOLOGY


4. Pharmacokinetics

5. Pharmacodynamics

6. Drug Interactions

7. Adverse Drug Reactions and Medication Errors

8. Individual Variation in Drug Responses

III. DRUG THERAPY ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN

9. Drug Therapy During Pregnancy and Breast-Feeding

10. Drug Therapy in Pediatric Patients

11. Drug Therapy in Geriatric Patients

IV. PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DRUGS

Introduction

12. Basic Principles of Neuropharmacology

13. Physiology of the Peripheral Nervous System

Cholinergic Drugs

14. Muscarinic Agonists and Antagonists

15. Cholinesterase Inhibitors and Their Use in Myasthenia Gravis

16. Drugs That Block Nicotinic Cholinergic Transmission: Neuromuscular Blocking Agents and Ganglionic Blocking Agents

Adrenergic Drugs

17. Adrenergic Agonists

18. Adrenergic Antagonists

19. Indirect-Acting Antiadrenergic Agents

V. CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DRUGS

Introduction

20. Introduction to Central Nervous System Pharmacology

Drugs for Neurodegenerative Disorders

21. Drugs for Parkinson's Disease

22. Alzheimer's Disease

23. Drugs for Multiple Sclerosis

Neurologic Drugs

24. Drugs for Epilepsy

25. Drugs for Muscle Spasm and Spasticity

Drugs for Pain

26. Local Anesthetics

27. General Anesthetics

28. Opioid (Narcotic) Analgesics, Opioid Antagonists, and Nonopioid Centrally Acting Analgesics

29. Pain Management in Patients with Cancer

30. Drugs for Headache

Psychotherapeutic Drugs

31. Antipsychotic Agents and Their Use in Schizophrenia

32. Antide

Details

No. of pages:
328
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Saunders 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
Paperback ISBN:
9781437735819
eBook ISBN:
9780323293556
eBook ISBN:
9781455746644

About the Author

Richard Lehne

Affiliations and Expertise

Formerly Lecturer, University of Arizona College of Nursing, Lecturer; University of Virginia School of Nursing; Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, University of Virginia School of Medicine

Sherry Neely

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Butler County Community College, Butler, Pennsylvania