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Pharmacology: Connections to Nursing Practice, Coursesmart eTextbook

By Michael Adams, Robert Koch

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Mar 3, 2009

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Pharmacology: Connections to Nursing Practice recognizes that pharmacology is not an academic discipline to be learned for its own sake, but a critical tool to prevent disease and promote healing of illness. This connection to patients, their assessment, diagnoses, and interventions, supports basic nursing practice. Like other core nursing subjects, the focus of pharmacology must be to teach and promote wellness for patients.

Pharmacology: Connections to Nursing Practice identifies key pharmacologic concepts and mechanisms and clearly connects them to current nursing theory and practice for providing optimal patient care.

Table of Contents

Unit I — Fundamental Principles of Pharmacology

 Chapter 1 — Introduction to Pharmacology: Concepts and Connections

Chapter 2 - Drug Regulations

Chapter 3 — Principles of Drug Administration

Chapter 4 - Pharmacokinetics

Chapter 5 — Pharmacodynamics

Chapter 6 — Adverse Drug Effects and Drug Interactions

Chapter 7 — Medication Errors and Risk Reduction

Chapter 8 — Pharmacology of Substance Abuse


Unit II — Pharmacology and the Nurse-Patient Relationship

Chapter 9 — Pharmacology and the Nursing Process

Chapter 10 — Pharmacotherapy During Pregnancy and Lactation

Chapter 11 — Pharmacotherapy of the Pediatric Patient

Chapter 12 — Pharmacotherapy of the Geriatric Patient

Chapter 13 — Psychosocial, Gender, and Cultural Influences on Pharmacotherapy

Chapter 14 — Pharmacotherapy in the Community

Chapter 15 —The Role of Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Pharmacotherapy


Unit III —Pharmacology of the Autonomic Nervous System

Chapter 16 —Review of Neurotransmitters and the Autonomic Nervous System

Chapter 17 - Cholinergic Agonists

Chapter 18 — Cholinergic Antagonists

Chapter 19 — Adrenergic Agonists

Chapter 20 — Adrenergic Antagonists


Unit IV — Pharmacology of the Central Nervous System

Chapter 21 — Review of the Central Nervous System

Chapter 22 — Pharmacotherapy of Anxiety and Insomnia

Chapter 23 - Pharmacotherapy of Mood Disorders

Chapter 24 - Pharmacotherapy of Psychoses

Chapter 25 -Pharmacotherapy of Degenerative Diseases of the Central Nervous System

Chapter 26 — Pharmacotherapy of Seizures

Chapter 27 — Pharmacotherapy of Muscle Spasms and Spasticity

Chapter 28 — Central Nervous System Stimulants and Drugs for Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Chapter 29 — Pharmacotherapy of Severe Pain and Migraines

Chapter 30 - Anesthetics and Anesthesia Adjuncts


Unit V — Pharmacology of the Cardiovascular System

Chapter 31 — Review of the Cardiovascular System

Chapter 32 — Pharmacotherapy of Hyperlipidemia

Chapter 33 — Calcium Channel Blockers

Chapter 34 — Drugs Affecting the Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System

Chapter 35 — Diuretic Therapy and the Pharmacotherapy of Renal Failure

Chapter 36 — Pharmacotherapy of Hypertension

Chapter 37 — Pharmacotherapy of Angina Pectoris and Myocardial Infarction

Chapter 38 - Pharmacotherapy of Heart Failure

Chapter 39 — Pharmacotherapy of Dysrhythmias

Chapter 40 -- Pharmacotherapy of Coagulation Disorders

Chapter 41 -- Pharmacotherapy of Hematopoietic Disorders

Chapter 42 — Pharmacotherapy of Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance Disorders


Unit VI — Pharmacology of Body Defenses

Chapter 43 — Review of Body Defenses and the Immune System

Chapter 44 — Pharmacotherapy of Inflammation and Fever

Chapter 45 — Immunostimulants and Immunosuppressants  

Chapter 46 — Immunizing Agents


Unit VII — Pharmacology of Infectious and Neoplastic Disease

Chapter 47 — Basic Principles of Anti-Infective Pharmacotherapy

Chapter 48 — Antibiotics Affecting the Bacterial Cell Wall

Chapter 49 — Antibiotics Affecting Bacterial Protein Synthesis

Chapter 50 — Fluoroquinolones and Miscellaneous Antibiotics

Chapter 51 — Sulfonamides and the Pharmacotherapy of Urinary Tract Infections

Chapter 52 — Pharmacotherapy of Mycobacterial Infections

Chapter 53 — Pharmacotherapy of Fungal Infections

Chapter 54 — Pharmacotherapy of Protozoal and Helmintic Infections

Chapter 55 - Pharmacotherapy of Non-HIV Viral Infections

Chapter 56 — Pharmacotherapy of HIV-AIDS

Chapter 57 — Basic Principles of Antineoplastic Therapy

Chapter 58 - Pharmacotherapy of Neoplasia


Unit VIII — Pharmacology of the Gastrointestinal System

Chapter 59 — Review of the Gastrointestinal System

Chapter 60 — Pharmacotherapy of Peptic Ulcer Disease

Chapter 61 — Pharmacotherapy of Bowel Disorders and Other Gastrointestinal Conditions

Chapter 62 — Vitamins and Minerals

Chapter 63 — Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition

Chapter 64 — Weight Reduction Strategies and the Pharmacotherapy of Obesity


Unit IX — Pharmacology of the Endocrine System

Chapter 65 — Review of the Endocrine System

Chapter 66 —Hypothalamic and Pituitary Drugs

Chapter 67 - Pharmacotherapy of Diabetes Mellitus

Chapter 68 — Pharmacotherapy of Thyroid Disorders

Chapter 69 — Corticosteroids and Drugs Affecting the Adrenal Cortex

Chapter 70 — Estrogens, Progestins, and Drugs Modifying Uterine Function

Chapter 71 — Drugs for Modifying Conception

Chapter 72 — Drugs for Disorders and Conditions of the Male Reproductive System


Unit X — Pharmacology of the Respiratory System and Allergy

Chapter 73 — Pharmacotherapy of Asthma and Other Pulmonary Disorders

Chapter 74 — Pharmacotherapy of Allergic Rhinitis and the Common Cold


Unit XI — Miscellaneous Drugs

Chapter 75 — Pharmacotherapy of Bone and Joint Disorders

Chapter 76 — Pharmacotherapy of Dermatologic Disorders

Chapter 77 — Pharmacotherapy of Eye and Ear Disorders

Chapter 78 -- Emergency Preparedness: Bioterrorism and Management of Poisoning





A.    Answers to Critical Thinking Questions, Case Study, and NCLEX-RN® Review

B.     Top 200 Drugs Ranked by Number of Prescriptions   

C.    Canadian Drugs and Their U.S. Equivalents.

D.    Oral Dosage Forms That Should Not be Crushed

E.    High Alert Medications

F.    Confused Drug Names


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