Pharmacology for Nurses: A Pathophysiologic Approach Plus Study Guide Package, 3rd Edition

By Michael P. Adams, Norman Holland

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Apr 14, 2010

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By Michael P. Adams, Norman Holland

Pharmacology for Nurses: A Pathophysiologic Approach, 3rd Edition
By Michael P. Adams, Norman Holland


Effectively learning pharmacology requires students to clearly see the connection between pharmacology, disease and patient care. Pharmacology for Nurses, 3e i(this is the standalone book)  is structured to present pharmacology and pathology together, so students can more easily grasp the interrelationship between these subjects and provide a holistic perspective to patient care. A prototype approach, easy to follow presentation and extensive pedagogical aids enable students to understand key concepts and apply essential components of nursing care to drug therapy.


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Table of Contents

UNIT 1 Core Concepts in Pharmacology

Chapter 1       Introduction to Pharmacology: Drug Regulation and Approval

Chapter 2       Drug Classes and Schedules

Chapter 3       Principles of Drug Administration

Chapter 4       Pharmacokinetics

Chapter 5       Pharmacodynamics


UNIT 2 Pharmacology and the Nurse-Patient Relationship

Chapter 6       The Nursing Process in Pharmacology

Chapter 7       Drug Administration Throughout the Lifespan                      

Chapter 8       Psychosocial, Gender, and Cultural Influences on Pharmacotherapy

Chapter 9       Medication Errors and Risk Reduction

Chapter 10     Herbal and Alternative Therapies

Chapter 11     Substance Abuse

Chapter 12     Emergency Preparedness and Poisonings


UNIT 3 The Nervous System

Chapter 13     Drugs Affecting the Autonomic Nervous System

Chapter 14     Drugs for Anxiety and Insomnia

Chapter 15     Drugs for Seizures

Chapter 16     Drugs for Emotional and Mood Disorders

Chapter 17     Drugs for Psychoses

Chapter 18     Drugs for the Control of Pain

Chapter 19     Drugs for Local and General Anesthesia

Chapter 20     Drugs for Degenerative Diseases of the Nervous System

Chapter 21     Drugs for Neuromuscular Disorders


UNIT 4 The Cardiovascular and Urinary Systems  

Chapter 22     Drugs for Lipid Disorders

Chapter 23     Drugs for Hypertension

Chapter 24     Drugs for Heart Failure

Chapter 25     Drugs for Angina Pectoris and Myocardial Infarction

Chapter 26     Drugs for Dysrhythmias

Chapter 27     Drugs for Coagulation Disorders

Chapter 28     Drugs for Hematopoietic Disorders

Chapter 29     Drugs for Shock

Chapter 30     Diuretic Therapy and Drugs for Renal Failure

Chapter 31     Drugs for Fluid Balance, Electrolyte, and Acid—Base Disorders


UNIT 5  The Immune System

Chapter 32     Drugs for Immune System Modulation

Chapter 33     Drugs for Inflammation and Fever

Chapter 34     Drugs for Bacterial Infections

Chapter 35    Drugs for Fungal, Protozoan, and Helminthic Infections

Chapter 36     Drugs for Viral Infections

Chapter 37     Drugs for Neoplasia


UNIT 6 The Respiratory System

Chapter 38     Drugs for Allergic Rhinitis and the Common Cold

Chapter 39     Drugs for Asthma and Other Pulmonary Disorders


UNIT 7 The Gastrointestinal System

Chapter 40     Drugs for Peptic Ulcer Disease

Chapter 41     Drugs for Bowel Disorders and Other Gastrointestinal Conditions

Chapter 42     Drugs for Nutritional Disorders


UNIT 8 The Endocrine System 

Chapter 43     Drugs for Pituitary, Thyroid, and Adrenal Disorders

Chapter 44     Drugs for Diabetes Mellitus

Chapter 45     Drugs for Disorders and Conditions of the Female Reproductive System

Chapter 46     Drugs for Disorders and Conditions of the Male Reproductive System


UNIT 9 The Integumentary System and Eyes/Ears

Chapter 47    Drugs for Bone and Joint Disorders                                           

Chapter 48     Drugs for Skin Disorders

Chapter 49      Drugs for Eye and Ear Disorders                                                


Appendix A — ISMP’s List of High-Alert Medications 

Appendix B — Top 100 Drugs Ranked by Number of Prescriptions 

Appendix C — Bibliography and References

Appendix D - Answers

Appendix E — Calculating Doses