Study Guide for Pharmacology

8th Edition

A Patient-Centered Nursing Process Approach


  • Joyce Kee
  • Evelyn Hayes
  • 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


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