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Pharmacology for NursesAuthors: Blaine T. Smith, Diane F. Pacitti
Pharmacology for Nurses, Second Edition teaches undergraduate nursing students the basic concepts of pharmacology. The text focuses on critical need-to-know information and draws on the experience of contributing authors in the field of nursing. It takes a new approach to teaching the complex topic of pharmacology through its concise, digestible coverage of material, reader friendly design, and use of images and tables to reinforce content. This text is also intended as a reference for other nursing courses and as part of the nursing professional’s permanent reference library.
Pharmacology for Nurses, Second Edition has been written in a manner to reflect real-life clinical applications. The features coverage of the basics of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics as explained in relation to clinical practice. Patient and drug variables as well as drug interactions and effects are also fully explored along with the administration of medications.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1 Introduction to Pharmacology
Chapter 2 Introduction to Drug Action: The Interplay of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics
Chapter 3 Medication Administration
Chapter 4 Central Nervous System Drugs
Chapter 5 Autonomic Nervous System Drugs
Chapter 6 Cardiovascular Medications
Chapter 7 Respiratory Medications
Chapter 8 Pharmacology of the Gastrointestinal Tract
Chapter 9 Endocrine System Drugs
Chapter 10 Medications for Eye and Ear Disorders
Chapter 11 Pharmacology of the Genitourinary System
Chapter 12 Drugs Associated with Pregnancy, Labor and Delivery, and Lactation
Chapter 13 Pharmacology in Dermatologic Conditions
Chapter 14 Pharmacology of Psychotropic Medications
Chapter 15 Pharmacology of Anesthetic Drugs
Chapter 16 Pharmacology of Antimicrobial Drugs