Pharmacology, 8th Edition

A Patient-Centered Nursing Process Approach

Pharmacology, 8th Edition,Linda McCuistion,Joyce Kee,Evelyn Hayes,ISBN9781455751488

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Featuring concise, straightforward coverage, Pharmacology: A Nursing Process Approach, 7th Edition puts nursing pharmacology concepts and essential drug calculation skills into a practical nursing context to prepare you for real-world drug administration responsibilities. This edition has been revised and updated with the most current nursing pharmacology information available. Innovative features such as Prototype Drug Charts, Nursing Process Summaries, an extensive math/dosage calculation section, and NCLEX® Examination-style study questions make nursing pharmacology more understandable than ever.

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Linda McCuistion


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

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Joyce Kee


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Associate Professor Emerita, School of Nursing, College of Health Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware

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Evelyn Hayes


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Professor, School of Nursing, College of Health Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware

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Pharmacology, 8th Edition

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: Psychiatric Agents
27. Antipsychotics and Anxiolytics
28. Antidepressants and Mood Stabilizers
Unit IX: Antibacterial and Antiinfective Agents
29. Penicillins and Cephalosporins
30. Macrolides, Tetracyclines, Aminoglycosides, and Fluoroquinolones
31. Sulfonamides
Unit X: Additional Antiinfective Agents
32. Antituberculars, Antifungals, Peptides, and Metronidazole
33. Antivirals, Antimalarials, and Anthelmintics
34. Drugs for Urinary Tract Disorders
Unit XI: Immunologic Agents
35. HIV- and AIDS-Related Drugs
36. Vaccines
Unit XII: Antineoplastic Agents
37. Anticancer Drugs
38. Targeted Therapies to Treat Cancer
39. Biologic Response Modifiers
Unit XIII: Respiratory Agents
40. Drugs for Upper Respiratory Disorders
41. Drugs for Lower Respiratory Disorders
Unit XIV: Cardiovascular Agents
42. Cardiac Glycosides, Antianginals, and Antidysrhythmics
43. Diuretics
44. Antihypertensives
45. Anticoagulants, Antiplatelets, and Thrombolytics
46. Antihyperlipidemics and Peripheral Vasodilators
Unit XV: Gastrointestinal Agents
47. Drugs for Gastrointestinal Tract Disorders
48. Antiulcer Drugs
Unit XVI: Eye, Ear, and Skin Agents
49. Drugs for Eye and Ear Disorders
50. Drugs for Dermatologic Disorders
Unit XVII: Endocrine Agents
51. Endocrine Drugs: Drugs for Pituitary, Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Adrenal Disorders
52. Antidiabetics
Unit XVIII: Reproductive and Gender-Related Agents
53. Female Reproductive Cycle I: Pregnancy and Preterm Labor Drugs
54. Female Reproductive Cycle II: Labor, Delivery, and Preterm Neonatal Drugs
55. Postpartum and Newborn Drugs
56. Drugs for Women’s Reproductive Health and Menopause
57. Drugs for Men’s Health and Reproductive Disorders
58. Drugs for Disorders in Women’s Health, Infertility, and Sexually Transmitted Infections
Unit XIX: Emergency Agents
59. Adult and Pediatric Emergency Drugs
A: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
B: Potential Weapons of Bioterrorism

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