Study Guide for Pharmacology - 7th Edition - ISBN: 9781437717129, 9781455739738

Study Guide for Pharmacology

7th Edition

A Nursing Process Approach

Authors: Linda McCuistion Joyce Kee Evelyn Hayes
eBook ISBN: 9781455739738
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 17th February 2011
Page Count: 336

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This student study guide contains a variety of exercises specifically designed to reinforce content presented in the textbook. Chapter worksheets feature more than 1,800 study questions, 160 drug calculation and dosage problems, and case-based critical thinking exercises. Like the Kee text, the study guide features a strong nursing focus and comprehensive coverage of drug dosage calculations, including numerous sample drug labels.

Key Features

  • Over 1,800 study questions reinforce textbook concepts and prepare you for the NCLEX® examination.
  • An extensive section of drug calculation problems helps you master important dosage calculation methods.
  • Case-based critical thinking exercises enhance your understanding of nursing responsibilities in drug therapy.
  • Sample drug labels familiarize you with the labels you will encounter in clinical practice.
  • A basic math review appendix provides a helpful review of key mathematics concepts.
  • Answers for all exercises are included to facilitate self-study.

Table of Contents

UNIT ONE: A Nurse's Perspective of Pharmacology

  1. Drug Action: Pharmaceutic, Pharmacokinetic, and Pharmacodynamic Phases
  2. Nursing Process and Client Teaching
  3. Medication Safety   NEW!
  4. Medication Administration
  5. UNIT TWO: Drug Calculations

  6. Medications and Calculations
  7. Section 5A: Systems of Measurement with Conversion

    Section 5B: Methods for Calculation

    Section 5C: Calculations of Oral Dosages

    Section 5D: Calculations of Injectable Dosages

    Section 5E: Calculations of Intravenous Fluids

    Section 5F: Pediatric Drug Calculations

    UNIT THREE: Contemporary Issues in Pharmacology

  8. The Drug Approval Process
  9. Cultural and Pharmacogenetic Considerations
  10. Drug Interaction and Over-the-Counter Drugs
  11. Drugs of Abuse
  12. Herbal Therapy with Nursing Implications
  13. Pediatric Pharmacology
  14. Geriatric Pharmacology
  15. Medication Administration in Community Settings
  16. The Role of the Nurse in Drug Research
  17. UNIT FOUR: Nutrition and Electrolytes

  18. Vitamin and Mineral Replacement
  19. Fluid and Electrolyte Replacement
  20. Nutritional Support
  21. UNIT FIVE: Autonomic Nervous System Agents

  22. Adrenergic Agonists and Adrenergic Blockers
  23. Cholinergic Agonists and Anticholinergics
  24. UNIT SIX: Neurologic and Neuromuscular Agents

  25. Central Nervous System Stimulants
  26. Central Nervous System Depressants
  27. Anticonvulsants
  28. Drugs for Neurological Disorders: Parkinsonism and Alzheimer's Disease
  29. Drugs for Neuromuscular Disorders: Myasthenia Gravis, Multiple Sclerosis, and Muscle Spasms
  30. UNIT SEVEN: Pain and Inflammation Management Agents

  31. Antiinflammatory Drugs
  32. Nonopioid and Opioid Analgesics
  33. UNIT EIGHT: Psychiatric Agents

  34. Antipsychotics and Anxiolytics
  35. Antidepressants and Mood Stabilizers
  36. UNIT NINE: Antibacterial Agents

  37. Penicillins and Cephalosporins
  38. Macrolides, Tetracyclines, Aminoglycosides, and Fluoroquinolones
  39. Sulfonamides
  40. UNIT TEN: Antiinfective Agents

  41. Antituberculars, Antifungals, Peptides, and Metronidazole
  42. Antivirals, Antimalarials, and Anthelmintics
  43. Drugs for Urinary Tract Disorders
  44. UNIT ELEVEN: Immunologic Agents

  45. HIV- and AIDS-Related Drugs
  46. Vaccines
  47. UNIT TWELVE: Antineoplastic Agents

  48. Anticancer Drugs
  49. Targeted Therapies to Treat Cancer
  50. Biologic Response Modifiers
  51. UNIT THIRTEEN: Respiratory Agents

  52. Drugs for Upper Respiratory Disorders
  53. Drugs for Lower Respiratory Disorders
  54. UNIT FOURTEEN: Cardiovascular Agents

  55. Cardiac Glycosides, Antianginals, and Antidysrhythmics
  56. Diuretics
  57. Antihypertensives
  58. Anticoagulants, Antiplatelets, and Thrombolytics
  59. Antihyperlipdemics and Peripheral Vasodilators
  60. UNIT FIFTEEN: Gastrointestinal Agents

  61. Drugs for Gastrointestinal Tract Disorders
  62. Antiulcer Drugs
  63. UNIT SIXTEEN: Eye, Ear, and Skin Agents

  64. Drugs for Eye and Ear Disorders
  65. Drugs for Dermatologic Disorders
  66. UNIT SEVENTEEN: Endocrine Agents

  67. Endocrine Drugs: Pituitary, Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Adrenal Disorders
  68. Antidiabetics
  69. UNIT EIGHTEEN: Reproductive and Gender-Related Agents

  70. Female Reproductive Cycle I: Pregnancy and Preterm Labor Drugs
  71. Female Reproductive Cycle II: Labor, Delivery, and Preterm Neonatal Drugs
  72. Postpartum and Newborn Drugs
  73. Drugs for Women's Reproductive Health and Menopause
  74. Drugs for Men's Health and Reproductive Disorders
  75. Drugs for Disorders in Women's Health, Infertility, and Sexually Transmitted Infections
  76. UNIT NINETEEN: Emergency Agents

  77. Adult and Pediatric Emergency Drugs

Answer Key

Appendix A: Basic Math Review

Appendix B: Prototype Drug Chart


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About the Author

Linda McCuistion

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, South University, Richmond Campus, Glen Allen, Virginia

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