Study Guide for Pharmacology

8th Edition

A Patient-Centered Nursing Process Approach

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Description

Corresponding to the chapters in Kee’s Pharmacology: A Patient-Centered Nursing Process Approach, 8th Edition, this study guide offers practical activities to help you review and remember essential nursing pharmacology. Hands-on exercises include study questions, case studies, and NCLEX® review questions, making it easier to apply your knowledge to clinical practice and develop clinical reasoning skills.

Key Features

  • NCLEX® review questions in each chapter include application-level questions and alternate-item format questions.
  • Case studies enhance your understanding of nursing responsibilities in therapeutic pharmacology.
  • Medications and Calculations chapter offers additional opportunities to test your knowledge and skill in drug dosage calculation.
  • 75 sample drug labels familiarize you with the real labels you will see in clinical practice.
  • Answers for all exercises are provided at the back of the book to make studying easier.
  • Study questions are provided in formats including matching, completion, and crossword puzzles.

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: Psyc

Details

No. of pages:
288
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2015
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
Print ISBN:
9781455770533
eBook ISBN:
9781455770564

About the authors

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