Study Guide for Pharmacology - 10th Edition - ISBN: 9780323672603, 9780323759069

Study Guide for Pharmacology

10th Edition

A Patient-Centered Nursing Process Approach

Authors: Linda McCuistion Kathleen Vuljoin DiMaggio Mary Winton Jennifer Yeager
Paperback ISBN: 9780323672603
eBook ISBN: 9780323759069
eBook ISBN: 9780323759083
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 3rd February 2020
Page Count: 288

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Corresponding to the chapters in McCuistion’s Pharmacology: A Patient-Centered Nursing Process Approach, 10th Edition, this hands-on study guide offers engaging activities to help you review and remember essential nursing pharmacology. Exercises include study questions, case studies, and NCLEX® Examination–style review questions. This new edition also features alternate item format questions including multiple response, fill-in-the-blank calculations, and ordered response questions. It’s an essential tool in helping you apply your knowledge of pharmacology to clinical practice, develop pharmacology-related clinical reasoning skills, and master safe drug administration.

Key Features

  • NCLEX® review questions include an alternate item format NCLEX®-style question in each chapter along with a number of application-level questions throughout the workbook.
  • Drug calculations chapter follows the outline of the main-text chapter to help you test your knowledge and skill in drug dosage calculation.
  • Sample drug labels have been updated to reflect the latest drug labels from the main 10th edition text.
  • Detailed case studies enhance your understanding of nursing responsibilities in therapeutic pharmacology.
  • Answers for all exercises are provided at the back of the book to facilitate self-study. Rationales are also included for all application-level questions and case study questions.
  • Focus on safety includes a special icon that calls attention to questions related to safe patient care.

Table of Contents

Section I: Introduction to Pharmacology
1.The Nursing Process and Patient-Centered Care
2.Drug Development and Ethical Considerations
3.Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics
5.Complementary and Alternative Therapies
6.Pediatric Considerations
7.Older Adult Considerations
8.Drugs in Substance Use Disorder
Section II: Pharmacotherapy and Drug Administration
9.Safety and Quality
10.Drug Administration
11.Drug Calculations
Section III: Maintenance of Homeostasis
12.Fluid Volume and Electrolytes
13.Vitamin and Mineral Replacement
14.Nutritional Support
Section IV: Autonomic Nervous System Drugs
15.Adrenergic Agonists and Antagonists
16.Cholinergic Agonists and Antagonists
Section V: Central and Peripheral Nervous System Drugs
19.Antiseizure Drugs
20.Drugs for Parkinsonism and Alzheimer’s Disease
21.Drugs for Neuromuscular Disorders and Muscle Spasms
Section VI: Mental and Behavioral Health Drugs
22.Antipsychotics and Anxiolytics
23.Antidepressants and Mood Stabilizers
Section VII: Pain and Inflammation Management Drugs
Section VIII: Antimicrobial Drugs
1.Section A: Penicillins and Cephalosporins
2.Section B: Macrolides and Tetracyclines
3.Section C: Aminoglycosides and Fluoroquinolones
4.Section D: Sulfonamides and Metronidazole
27.Antituberculars, Antifungals, and Antivirals
28.Antimalarials, Anthelmintics, and Peptides
Section IX: Immunologic Drugs
29.HIV- and AIDS-Related Drugs
30.Transplant Drugs
Section X: Antineoplastics and Biologic Response Modifiers
32.Anticancer Drugs
33.Targeted Therapies to Treat Cancer
34.Biologic Response Modifiers
Section XI: Respiratory Drugs
35.Upper Respiratory Disorders
36.Lower Respiratory Disorders
Section XII: Cardiovascular Drugs
37.Cardiac Glycosides, Antianginals, and Antidysrhythmics
1.Section A: Beta Blockers
2.Section B: Alpha Blockers
3.Section C: Drugs Affecting RAAS
4.Section D: Calcium Channel Blockers
40.Anticoagulants, Antiplatelets, and Thrombolytics
41.Antihyperlipidemics and Drugs to Improve Peripheral Blood Flow
Section XIII: Gastrointestinal Drugs
42.Gastrointestinal Tract Disorders
43.Antiulcer Drugs
Section XIV: Eye, Ear, and Skin Drugs 
44.Eye and Ear Disorders
45.Dermatologic Disorders
Section XV: Endocrine Drugs
46.Pituitary, Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Adrenal Disorders
Section XVI: Renal and Urologic Drugs
48.Urinary Disorders
Section XVII: Reproductive and Gender-Related Drugs
49.Pregnancy and Preterm Labor
50.Labor, Delivery, and Postpartum
51.Neonatal and Newborn
52.Women’s Reproductive Health
53.Men’s Health and Reproductive Disorders
54.Sexually Transmitted Infections
Section XVIII: Emergency Drugs
55.Adult and Pediatric Emergency Drugs
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About the Author

Linda McCuistion

Affiliations and Expertise

NCLEX® Live Review Presenter, Mandeville, Louisiana

Kathleen Vuljoin DiMaggio

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emerita, University of Holy Cross New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mary Winton

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas

Jennifer Yeager

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas