Pharmacology for Nurses

Pharmacology for Nurses : A Pathophysiologic Approach

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For pharmacology courses in nursing programsHelp students think like nurses and understand how pharmacology relates to patient care When drugs are learned in isolation from their associated diseases, students have difficulty connecting pharmacotherapy, pathophysiology, and nursing care. Pharmacology for Nurses: A PathophysiologiApproach, Fifth Edition, helps students master pharmacology by tightly linking it to therapeutic goals and patient wellness. Organized by body systems and diseases, it places drugs in context with how they are used therapeutically. Students can then easily locate relevant anatomy, physiology, pathology, and pharmacology in the same chapter. Nursing Process Application features clearly relate pharmacology to key nursing processes. Features highlighting complementary therapies, community-oriented and evidence-based practices, and lifespan considerations help students make connections to nursing practice. To give readers a clear picture of the holistic nature of pharmacology, the Fifth Edition reflects current pharmacotherapeutics and advances in understanding disease.Also available with MyNursingLab (R)MyNursingLab is an an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to engage students in the Pharmacology course and improve results. Its guided learning path is proven to help students think like a nurse as they move beyond memorization to true understanding through application. NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyNursingLab does not come packaged with the content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyNursingLab, search for ISBN:0134460057 / 9780134460055 Pharmacology for Nurses: A Pathophysiologic Approach Plus MyNursingLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package, 5/e. That package consists of: 013425516X / 9780134255163 Pharmacology for Nurses: A Pathophysiologic Approach, 5/e 0134449010 / 9780134449012 MyNursingLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Pharmacology for Nurses: A Pathophysiologic Approachshow more

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  • Hardback | 960 pages
  • 216 x 276 x 27.94mm | 1,769.01g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 5th edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 013425516X
  • 9780134255163
  • 548,269

About Michael Patrick Adams

Michael Patrick Adams, PhD, is an accomplished educator, author, and national speaker. The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development in Austin, Texas, named Dr. Adams a Master Teacher. He has published two other textbooks with Pearson: Core Concepts in Pharmacology and Pharmacology: Connections to Nursing Practice.Dr. Adams obtained his master's degree in pharmacology from Michigan State University and his doctorate in education from the University of South Florida. Dr. Adams was on the faculty of Lansing Community College and St. Petersburg College, and served as Dean of Health Professions at Pasco-Hernando State College for 15 years. He is currently Professor of Biological Sciences at Pasco-Hernandez State College and Hillsborough Community College.Leland Norman Holland, Jr., PhD (Norm), over 20 years ago, started out like many scientists, planning for a career in basic science research. He was quickly drawn to the field of teaching in higher medical education, where he has spent most of his career. Among the areas where he has been particularly effective are preparatory programs in nursing, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and allied health. Dr. Holland is both a professor and supporter in nursing education nationwide. He brings to the profession a depth of knowledge in biology, chemistry, and medically related subjects such as microbiology, biological chemistry, and pharmacology. Dr. Holland's doctoral degree is in medical pharmacology. He is very much dedicated to the success of students and their preparation for careers in health care. He continues to motivate students in the lifelong pursuit of learning.Carol Quam Urban, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, is the Director of the School of Nursing, and an Associate Dean in the College of Health and Human Services, at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She has been on the faculty at Mason and considers the study of pharmacology to be a course that truly integrates nursing knowledge, skills, and interdisciplinary teamwork. She credits her students, past and present, for providing a never-ending source of real-world stories that make learning about pharmacology enjoyable in class. She has published the Pearson textbook, Pharmacology: Connections to Nursing Practice with Dr. more

Table of contents

UNIT 1. Core Concepts 1. Introduction to Pharmacology: Drug Regulation and Approval2. Drug Classes and Schedules3. Principles of Drug Administration4. Pharmacokinetics5. PharmacodynamicsUNIT 2. Pharmacology and the Nurse-Patient Relationship6. The Nursing Process in Pharmacology7. Medication Errors and Risk Reduction8. Drug Administration Throughout the Lifespan9. Psychosocial, Gender, and Cultural Influences on Pharmacotherapy10. Herbal and Alternative Therapies11. Substance Abuse12. Emergency Preparedness and PoisoningsUNIT 3. The Nervous System13. Drugs Affecting the Autonomic Nervous System14. Drugs for Anxiety and Insomnia15. Drugs for Seizures16. Drugs for Emotional Mood and Behavioral Disorders17. Drugs for Psychoses18. Drugs for the Control of Pain19. Drugs for Local and General Anesthesia20. Drugs for Degenerative Diseases of the Nervous System21. Drugs for Neuromuscular DisordersUNIT 4. The Cardiovascular and Urinary Systems22. Drugs for Lipid Disorders23. Diuretic Therapy and Drugs for Renal Failure24. Drugs for Fluid Balance, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Disorders25. Drugs for Hypertension26. Drugs for Heart Failure27. Drugs for Angina Pectoris and Myocardial Infarction28. Drugs for Shock29. Drugs for Dysrhythmias30. Drugs for Coagulation Disorders31. Drugs for Hematopoietic DisordersUNIT 5. The Immune System32. Drugs for Immune System Modulation33. Drugs for Inflammation and Fever34. Drugs for Bacterial Infections35. Drugs for Fungal, Protozoan, and Helminthic Infections36. Drugs for Viral Infections37. Drugs for NeoplasiaUNIT 6. The Respiratory System38. Drugs for Allergic Rhinitis and the Common Cold39. Drugs for Asthma and Other Pulmonary DisordersUNIT 7. The Gastrointestinal System40. Drugs for Peptic Ulcer Disease41. Drugs for Bowel Disorders and Other Gastrointestinal Conditions42. Drugs for Nutritional DisordersUNIT 8. The Endocrine System43. Drugs for Pituitary, Thyroid, and Adrenal Disorders44. Drugs for Diabetes Mellitus45. Drugs for Disorders and Conditions of the Female Reproductive System MA46. Drugs for Disorders and Conditions of the Male Reproductive System MAUNIT 9. The Integumentary System and Eyes/Ears47. Drugs for Bone and Joint Disorders48. Drugs for Skin Disorders49. Drugs for Eye and Ear Disordersshow more

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