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UNIT 1. Core Concepts in Pharmacology

1. Introduction to Pharmacology: Drug Regulation and Approval

2. Drug Classes and Schedules

3. Principles of Drug Administration

4. Pharmacokinetics

5. Pharmacodynamics

UNIT 2. Pharmacology and the Nurse-Client Relationship

6. The Nursing Process in Pharmacology

7. Medication Errors and Risk Reduction

8. Drug Administration Throughout the Lifespan

9. Psychosocial, Gender, and Cultural Influences on Pharmacotherapy

10. Herbal and Alternative Therapies

11. Substance Abuse

12. Emergency Preparedness and Poisonings

UNIT 3. The Nervous System

13. Drugs Affecting the Autonomic Nervous System

14. Drugs for Anxiety and Insomnia

15. Drugs for Seizures

16. Drugs for Emotional Mood and Behavioral Disorders

17. Drugs for Psychoses

18. Drugs for the Control of Pain

19. Drugs for Local and General Anesthesia

20. Drugs for Degenerative Diseases of the Nervous System

21. Drugs for Neuromuscular Disorders

UNIT 4. The Cardiovascular and Urinary Systems

22. Drugs for Lipid Disorders

23. Diuretic Therapy and Drugs for Renal Failure

24. Drugs for Fluid Balance, Electrolyte, and Acid–Base Disorders

25. Drugs for Hypertension

26. Drugs for Heart Failure

27. Drugs for Angina Pectoris and Myocardial Infarction

28. Drugs for Shock

29. Drugs for Dysrhythmias

30. Drugs for Coagulation Disorders

31. Drugs for Hematopoietic Disorders

UNIT 5. The Immune System

32. Drugs for Immune System Modulation

33. Drugs for Inflammation and Fever

34. Drugs for Bacterial Infections

35. Drugs for Fungal, Protozoal, and Helminthic Infections

36. Drugs for Viral Infections

37. Drugs for Neoplasia

UNIT 6. The Respiratory System

38. Drugs for Allergic Rhinitis and the Common Cold

39. Drugs for Asthma and Other Pulmonary Disorders

UNIT 7. The Gastrointestinal System

40. Drugs for Peptic Ulcer Disease

41. Drugs for Bowel Disorders and Other Gastrointestinal Conditions

42. Drugs for Nutritional Disorders

UNIT 8. The Endocrine System

43. Drugs for Pituitary, Thyroid, and Adrenal Disorders

44. Drugs for Diabetes Mellitus

45. Drugs for Disorders and Conditions of the Female Reproductive System MA

46. Drugs for Disorders and Conditions of the Male Reproductive System MA

UNIT 9. The Integumentary System and Eyes/Ears

47. Drugs for Bone and Joint Disorders

48. Drugs for Skin Disorders

49. Drugs for Eye and Ear Disorders

For all courses on pharmacology in nursing programs.

This up-to-date text helps nursing students master pharmacology by tightly linking it to therapeutic goals and patient wellness. Organized by body systems (units) and diseases (chapters), PHARMACOLOGY FOR NURSES: A PATHOPHYSIOLOGIC APPROACH, 4/e provides complete information on the drug classifications used to treat each disease class. Students can easily locate all relevant anatomy, physiology, pathology, and pharmacology in the same chapter where each drug is discussed. Exclusive Nursing Process Focus features clearly and concisely relates pharmacotherapy to patient assessment, nursing diagnoses, planning patient outcomes, implementing patient-centered care, and evaluating the outcomes. This new Fourth Edition links pharmacology to patient care through exceptionally accurate, attractive graphics, rich media resources, extensive self-assessment tools, and features covering complementary medicine; diverse patient/lifestyle considerations; and evidence-based practice. It has been thoroughly updated to reflect current pharmacologic drugs, drug classes, processes, mechanisms, and warnings; and the newest QSEN competencies and NCLEX question formats.

Hallmark Features

Helps students clearly understand how pharmacology relates to disease and patient care. Utilizes a holistic, pathophysiological approach organized according to body systems and diseases, and provides extensive features on complementary/alternative medicine, diverse patient and lifestyle considerations, and evidence-based practice.

Brings together coverage of all relevant disciplines associated with each drug. Integrates complete information on relevant anatomy, physiology, pathology, and pharmacology in the same chapter where each drug is discussed.

Helps students prepare and implement care plans by showing how pharmacology relates to patient assessment, nursing diagnoses, planning patient outcomes, patient-centered care, and evaluating outcomes. Containsexclusive, up-to-date Nursing Process Focus features that walk through key nursing processes related to pharmacology.

Simplifies pharmacology by focusing on representative drugs in each class. Uses prototype drugs to make the staggering number of drugs more manageable and less intimidating.

Walks students step by step through drug actions. Illuminates drug behavior through easy-to-understand animations.

Presents extensive self-assessment review. Contains end-of-chapter review of key concepts, plus NCLEX and case study questions, with answers provided to help students check retention.

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