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Unit 1. Fundamental Principles of Pharmacology

1. Introduction to Pharmacology: Concepts and Connections

2. Drug Regulations

3. Principles of Drug Administration

4. Pharmacokinetics

5. Pharmacodynamics

6. Adverse Drug Effects and Drug Interactions

7. Medication Errors and Risk Reduction

8. Pharmacology of Substance Abuse

Unit 2. Pharmacology and the Nurse-Patient Relationship

9. Pharmacology and the Nursing Process

10. Pharmacotherapy During Pregnancy and Lactation

11. Pharmacotherapy of the Pediatric Patient

12. Pharmacotherapy of the Geriatric Patient

13. Psychosocial, Gender, and Cultural Influences on Pharmacotherapy

14. Pharmacotherapy and Population-Based Care

15. The Role of Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Pharmacotherapy

Unit 3. Pharmacology of the Autonomic Nervous System

16. Review of Neurotransmitters and the Autonomic Nervous System

17. Cholinergic Agonists

18. Cholinergic Antagonists

19. Adrenergic Agonists

20. Adrenergic Antagonists

Unit 4. Pharmacology of the Central Nervous System

21. Review of the Central Nervous System

22. Pharmacotherapy of Anxiety and Insomnia

23. Pharmacotherapy of Mood Disorders

24. Pharmacotherapy of Psychoses

25. Pharmacotherapy of Degenerative Diseases of the Central Nervous System

26. Pharmacotherapy of Seizures

27. Pharmacotherapy of Muscle Spasms and Spasticity

28. Central Nervous System Stimulants and Drugs for Attention/Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

29. Pharmacotherapy of Severe Pain and Migraines

30. Anesthetics and Anesthesia Adjuncts

Unit 5. Pharmacology of the Cardiovascular System

31. Review of the Cardiovascular System

32. Pharmacotherapy of Hyperlipidemia

33. Calcium Channel Blockers

34. Drugs Affecting the Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System

35. Diuretic Therapy and the Pharmacotherapy of Renal Failure

36. Pharmacotherapy of Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Disorders

37. Pharmacotherapy of Hypertension

38. Pharmacotherapy of Angina Pectoris and Myocardial Infarction

39. Pharmacotherapy of Heart Failure

40. Pharmacotherapy of Dysrhythmias

41. Pharmacotherapy of Coagulation Disorders

42. Pharmacotherapy of Hematopoietic Disorders

Unit 6. Pharmacology of Body Defenses

43. Review of Body Defenses and the Immune System

44. Pharmacotherapy of Inflammation and Fever

45. Immunostimulants and Immunosuppressants

46. Immunizing Agents

Unit 7. Pharmacology of the Respiratory System and Allergy

47. Pharmacotherapy of Asthma and Other Pulmonary Disorders

48. Pharmacotherapy of Allergic Rhinitis and the Common Cold

Unit 8. Pharmacology of Infectious and Neoplastic Disease

49. Basic Principles of Anti-Infective Pharmacotherapy

50. Antibiotics Affecting the Bacterial Cell Wall

51. Antibiotics Affecting Bacterial Protein Synthesis

52. Fluoroquinolones and Miscellaneous Antibacterials

53. Sulfonamides and the Pharmacotherapy of Urinary Tract Infections

54. Pharmacotherapy of Mycobacterial Infections

55. Pharmacotherapy of Fungal Infections

56. Pharmacotherapy of Protozoan and Helminthic Infections

57. Pharmacotherapy of Non-HIV Viral Infections

58. Pharmacotherapy of HIV-AIDS

59. Basic Principles of Antineoplastic Therapy

60. Pharmacotherapy of Neoplasia

Unit 9. Pharmacology of the Gastrointestinal System

61. Review of the Gastrointestinal System

62. Pharmacotherapy of Peptic Ulcer Disease

63. Pharmacotherapy of Bowel Disorders and Other Gastrointestinal Conditions

64. Vitamins and Minerals

65. Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition

66. Weight Reduction Strategies and the Pharmacotherapy of Obesity

Unit 10. Pharmacology of the Endocrine System

67. Review of the Endocrine System

68. Hypothalamic and Pituitary Drugs

69. Pharmacotherapy of Diabetes Mellitus

70. Pharmacotherapy of Thyroid Disorders

71. Corticosteroids and Drugs Affecting the Adrenal Cortex

72. Estrogens, Progestins, and Drugs Modifying Uterine Function

73. Drugs for Modifying Conception

74. Drugs for Disorders and Conditions of the Male Reproductive System

Unit 11. Additional Drug Classes

75. Pharmacotherapy of Bone and Joint Disorders

76. Pharmacotherapy of Dermatologic Disorders

77. Pharmacotherapy of Eye and Ear Disorders

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

For courses in Pharmacology.

PHARMACOLOGY: CONNECTIONS TO NURSING PRACTICE, 2/e tightly links pharmacology to nursing practice and patient care, recognizing that for nurses, pharmacology is not an abstract academic discipline but rather a critical tool to prevent disease and promote healing and wellness. It offers unsurpassed features designed to illuminate connections between pharmacology and practice, from patient scenarios and practice applications to coverage of lifespan considerations, patient education, alternative therapies, and gender/cultural influences. Nine additional units illuminate the actions of individual drugs on each body system and disease. Learning is simplified through the use of prototype drugs, as well as outstanding full-color illustrations, complemented by 45 web-based animations. This edition covers 30+ new drugs, and offers updated information about dosages, indications, and adverse effects throughout, including Black Box Warnings.

Hallmark Features

Helps students gain unsurpassed insight into the linkages between pharmacology and nursing practice. Includes multiple features intended to illuminate these connections, such as:

  • Making the Patient Connection features opening each chapter with a quote and a photo of a patient; each is revisited at the end of the chapter, with critical thinking exercises.
  • Treating the Diverse Patient features identifying gender and cultural influences that may modify drug action.
  • Complementary and Alternative Therapy features presenting herbal therapies, dietary supplements, or interventional therapeutic techniques that may be considered as complementary or alternatives to conventional drugs.
  • Evidence-Based Practice features illustrating connections to nursing or pharmacology research, presenting short-term and long-term directions of pharmacotherapeutics, and offering critical thinking questions that challenge students to connect scientific evidence with practice.
  • Patient Safety features presenting brief patient–nurse scenarios that illustrate potential pitfalls that can lead to medication errors. Each scenario ends with a question asking the student to identify what went wrong, what the nurse should do in the situation, what the nurse should question about the order, or what the nurse should do differently in order to prevent medication administration errors.
  • Lifespan Considerations features clearly identifying geriatric and pediatric impacts on pharmacotherapy that may affect nursing care.
  • To the Community features providing important information that patients will need for effective pharmacotherapy after they leave the hospital or clinical setting.
  • Nursing Practice Applications concisely connecting the nursing process to the major drug class(es) in each drug chapter, and incorporating outcomes from the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) competencies of patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, patient safety, evidence-based practice, and links to other disciplines (e.g., social support and dietetics).
  • Connection Checkpoints asking students to recall and integrate concepts from previous chapters where they relate to current study.

Helps students understand drugs in the context of their therapeutic use. Organized by body systems (units) and diseases (chapters), clearly connecting both pharmacology and pathophysiology to nursing care.

Simplifies learning through the use of prototypes. Includes especially detailed coverage of the most representative medications in each classification, addressing 190 essential prototype drugs.

Provides fast access to crucial information about dosages, potential adverse effects, and safety. Includes easy-to-understand Drug Tables containing average dosages for most medications, as well as lists of the most common and most serious adverse effects for each drug or drug class.

Ensures that nurses understand their specific responsibilities in connection with the administration of each prototype drug. Presents bulleted lists of Nursing Responsibilities, including important life span and diversity considerations and patient and family education needs.

Provides intuitive visual review of body system anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology. Includes many vivid, colorful, and effective illustrations that promote deeper understanding of body systems and how drugs impact them.

Helps students understand the mechanisms of action associated with many drugs. Pharmacotherapy Illustrated features visually present the mechanism of action of over 20 prototype drugs; more than 45 Mechanism of Action animated tutorials on the accompanying Pearson Nursing Student Resources website illuminate drug action at the molecular, tissue, organ, and system levels.

Supports highly effective and efficient chapter review. Provides the most comprehensive chapter review of any book of its type, including an Understanding the Chapter section containing Key Concepts summaries, with links to even more concept review on the Pearson Nursing Student Resources website.

Gives students the review they need to succeed with pharmacology questions on their NCLEX-RN® exams. Includes NCLEX-RN®-style questions, with answers and rationales provided in an appendix.

Helps students participate in evidence-based practice. Based on up-to-date research, supported with detailed references and bibliographies for further student exploration.

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