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Pharmacology for Nurses

Pharmacology for Nurses:
A Pathophysiologic Approach

Michael Patrick Adams
Dianne L. Josephson
Leland Norman Holland, Jr.


Companion Website Content Contributors:

Betty Kehl Richardson, PhD, APRN, BC, CNAA, LPC, LMFT; Austin Community College, Austin, Texas
Claudia R. Stoffel, MSN, RN; Paducah Community College, Paducah, Kentucky
Patricia R. Teasley, MSN, RN, CS; Central Texas College, Killeen, Texas
Frances M. Warrick, MS, RN; El Centro College, Dallas, Texas
Daryle Wane, APRN, BC, MS; Pasco-Hernando Community College, New Port Richey, Florida
Donna Hallas, PhD, APRN, BC, CPNP; Pace University, Pleasantville, New York
Susan Parnell Scholtz, DNSc, RN; St. Luke's School at Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Martina M. Ware, MSN, RN; Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
Jennifer Whitley, RN, MSN, CNOR; Corporate University, Huntsville Hospital, Huntsville, Alabama


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Welcome to the online study guide, designed to accompany Pharmacology for Nurses: A Pathophysiologic Approach by Michael Patrick Adams, Dianne L. Josephson, and Leland Norman Holland, Jr. To further enrich learning and teaching, this interactive study guide features Chapter Objectives and Outlines, Audio Glossaries by chapter, NCLEX-RN Review questions, Case Studies, Expanded Key Concepts, MediaLink Applications, MediaLinks, a Toolbox, a Research Navigator, and a link to the New York Times, which will help you apply the concepts presented in this new exciting text.

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Unit I - Core Concepts in Pharmacology
Chapter 1: Introduction to Pharmacology: Drug Regulation and Approval
Chapter 2: Drug Classes and Schedules
Chapter 3: Emergency Preparedness
Chapter 4: Principles of Drug Administration
Chapter 5: Pharmacokinetics
Chapter 6: Pharmacodynamics
Unit 2 – Pharmacology and the Nurse-Patient Relationship
Chapter 7: Drug Administration throughout the Lifespan
Chapter 8: The Nursing Process in Pharmacology
Chapter 9: Legal and Ethical Issues Related to Medication Administration
Chapter 10: Holistic Pharmacotherapy: Psychosocial, Cultural, Environmental, Genetic and Gender Considerations
Chapter 11: Herbal and Alternative Therapies
Chapter 12: Substance Abuse
Unit III – 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 Degenerative Diseases of the Central Nervous System
Chapter 19: Drugs for the Control of Pain
Chapter 20: Drugs for Local and General Anesthesia
Unit IV – The Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
Chapter 21: Drugs for Hypertension
Chapter 22: Drugs for Heart Failure
Chapter 23: Drugs for Dysrhythmias
Chapter 24: Drugs for Coagulation Disorders
Chapter 25: Drugs for Angina Pectoris, Myocardial Infarction, and Cerebrovascular Accident
Chapter 26: Drugs for Shock
Chapter 27: Drugs for Lipid Disorders
Chapter 28: Drugs for Hematopoietic Disorders
Chapter 29: Drugs for Pulmonary Disorders
Unit V – The Immune System
Chapter 30: Drugs for Immune System Modulation
Chapter 31: Drugs for Inflammation, Fever, and Allergies
Chapter 32: Drugs for Bacterial Infections
Chapter 33: Drugs for Fungal, Protozoan, and Helminth Infections
Chapter 34: Drugs for Viral Infections
Chapter 35: Antineoplastic Drugs
Unit VI – The Gastrointestinal System
Chapter 36: Drugs for Peptic Ulcer Disease
Chapter 37: Drugs for Bowel Disorders, Nausea, and Vomiting
Chapter 38: Drugs for Nutritional Disorders
Unit VII – The Endocrine and Genitourinary Systems
Chapter 39: Drugs for Pituitary, Thyroid, and Adrenal Disorders
Chapter 40: Drugs for Pancreatic Disorders
Chapter 41: Drugs for Disorders and Conditions of the Female Reproductive System
Chapter 42: Drugs for Disorders and Conditions of the Male Reproductive System
Chapter 43: Drugs for Renal Disorders and Diuretic Therapy
Chapter 44: Drugs for Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Disorders
Unit VIII – The Integumentary System, Musculoskeletal System, and Eyes/Ears
Chapter 45: Drugs for Muscle Spasms and Spasticity
Chapter 46: Drugs for Bone and Joint Disorders
Chapter 47: Drugs for Skin Disorders
Chapter 48: Drugs for Eye and Ear Disorders

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