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  • ISBN: 9781496318213
  • ISBN: 1496318218
  • Physical Description: print
    xvii, 1106 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
  • Edition: Seventh edition.
  • Publisher: Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer, [2017]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: pt. 1, Introduction to nursing pharmacology : -- Introduction to drugs -- Drugs and the body -- Toxic effects of drugs -- The nursing process in drug therapy and patient safety -- Dosage calculations -- Challenges to effective drug therapy -- pt. 2, Chemotherapeutic agents : -- Introduction to cell physiology -- Anti-infective agents -- Antibiotics -- Antiviral agents -- Antifungal agents -- Antiprotozoal agents -- Anthelmintic agents -- Antineoplastic agents -- pt. 3, Drugs acting on the immune system : -- Introduction to the immune response and inflammation -- Anti-inflammatory, antiarthritis, and related agents -- Immune modulators -- Vaccines and sera -- pt. 4, Drugs acting on the central and peripheral nervous systems : -- Introduction to nerves and the nervous system -- Anxiolytic and hypnotic agents -- Antidepressant agents -- Psychotherapeutic agents -- Antiseizure agents -- Antiparkinsonism agents -- Muscle relaxants -- Narcotics, narcotic antagonists, and antimigraine agents -- General and local anesthetic agents -- Neuromuscular junction blocking agents -- pt. 5, Drugs acting on the autonomic nervous system : -- Introduction to the autonomic nervous system -- Adrenergic agonists -- Adrenergic antagonists -- Cholinergic agonists -- Anticholinergic agents -- pt. 6, Drugs acting on the endocrine system : -- Introduction to the endocrine system -- Hypothalamic and pituitary agents -- Adrenocortical agents -- Thyroid and parathyroid agents -- Agents to control blood glucose levels -- pt. 7, Drugs acting on the reproductive system : -- Introduction to the reproductive system -- Drugs affecting the female reproductive system -- Drugs affecting the male reproductive system -- pt. 8, Drugs acting on the cardiovascular system : -- Introduction to the cardiovascular system -- Drugs affecting blood pressure -- Agents for treating heart failure -- Antiarrhythmic agents -- Antianginal agents -- Lipid-lowering agents -- Drugs affecting blood coagulation -- Drugs used to treat anemias -- pt. 9, Drugs acting on the renal system : -- Introduction to the renal system -- Diuretic agents -- Drugs affecting the urinary tract and the bladder -- pt. 10, Drugs acting on the respiratory system : -- Introduction to the respiratory system -- Drugs acting on the upper respiratory tract -- Drugs acting on the lower respiratory system -- pt. 11, Drugs acting on the gastrointestinal system : -- Introduction to the gastrointestinal system -- Drugs affecting gastrointestinal secretions -- Drugs affecting gastrointestinal motility -- Antiemetic agents.
Summary, etc.: "Amy Karch has found that students learn best when concepts are built upon each other, growing from simple to complex, building on a foundation of understanding. Organized by body systems, this heavily illustrated book organizes essential nursing pharmacology information into focused, easy-to-learn steps. Building key concepts upon each other, the text gives students a solid foundation of understanding. Easy to understand drug prototype boxes are integrated throughout the book as well as integrated content summaries. Contains more images depicting drug actions than any of the book's competitors. Includes the popular and proven "Focus on" theme for drug use across the lifespan, cultural and gender considerations, evidence-based practice, patient teaching, herbal and alternative therapies and dosage calculation; including "Focus on Safe Medication Administration;" and a "Drugs in Focus" table for each classification of drugs. Focused content and focused features equal a focused student. Drug discussions include therapeutic actions and indications, pharmacokinetics, contraindications and cautions and adverse effects. Detailed rationales are presented throughout. Each chapter opens with Learning Objectives and a Glossary of Key Terms, and ends with NCLEX-style questions, and contains a case study-based critical thinking exercise that sets up a situation, shows critical thinking, and then presents a discussion and case-based nursing care guide. Features like this make the book an essential teaching tool!"--Publisher's Website.
Subject: Pharmacology
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Drug Therapy
Pharmacological Phenomena
Genre: Nurses' Instruction.
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