Pharmacology: Connections to Nursing Practice

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Edited by Michael Patrick Adams and Robert W. Koch

Published by Prentice Hall

About the Book

This Pharmacology: Connections to Nursing Practice is edited by Michael Patrick Adams and Robert W. Koch. This First Edition textbook of Pharmacology is published by Prentice Hall publications.


– Recognizes that pharmacology is not an academic discipline to be learned for its own sake, but a critical tool to prevent disease and promote healing of illness.
– The connection to patients, their assessment, diagnoses, and interventions, supports basic nursing practice.
– Identifies key pharmacologic concepts and mechanisms and clearly connects them to current nursing theory and practice for providing optimal patient care.
– Like other core nursing subjects, the focus of pharmacology here is to teach and promote wellness for patients.

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What You will Learn

The Topics Covered in this Textbook are

Unit I: Fundamental Principles of Pharmacology
Introduction to Pharmacology: Concepts and Connections
Drug Regulations
Principles of Drug Administration
Adverse Drug Effects and Drug Interactions
Medication Errors and Risk Reduction
Pharmacology of Substance Abuse

Unit II: Pharmacology and the Nurse-Patient Relationship
Pharmacology and the Nursing Process
Pharmacotherapy During Pregnancy and Lactation
Pharmacotherapy of the Pediatric Patient
Pharmacotherapy of the Geriatric Patient
Psychosocial, Gender, and Cultural Influences on Pharmacotherapy
Pharmacotherapy in the Community
The Role of Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Pharmacotherapy

Unit III: Pharmacology of the Autonomic Nervous System
Review of Neurotransmitters and the Autonomic Nervous System
Cholinergic Agonists
Cholinergic Antagonists
Adrenergic Agonists
Adrenergic Antagonists

Unit IV: Pharmacology of the Central Nervous System
Review of the Central Nervous System
Pharmacotherapy of Anxiety and Insomnia
Pharmacotherapy of Mood Disorders
Pharmacotherapy of Psychoses
Pharmacotherapy of Degenerative Diseases of the Central Nervous System
Pharmacotherapy of Seizures
Pharmacotherapy of Muscle Spasms and Spasticity
Central Nervous System Stimulants and Drugs for Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Pharmacotherapy of Severe Pain and Migraines
Anesthetics and Anesthesia Adjuncts

Unit V: Pharmacology of the Cardiovascular System
Review of the Cardiovascular System
Pharmacotherapy of Hyperlipidemia
Calcium Channel Blockers
Drugs Affecting the Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System
Diuretic Therapy and the Pharmacotherapy of Renal Failure
Pharmacotherapy of Hypertension
Pharmacotherapy of Angina Pectoris and Myocardial Infarction
Pharmacotherapy of Heart Failure
Pharmacotherapy of Dysrhythmias
Pharmacotherapy of Coagulation Disorders
Pharmacotherapy of Hematopoietic Disorders
Pharmacotherapy of Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance Disorders

Unit VI: Pharmacology of Body Defenses
Review of Body Defenses and the Immune System
Pharmacotherapy of Inflammation and Fever
Immunostimulants and Immunosuppressants
Chapter 46 — Immunizing Agents

Unit VII: Pharmacology of Infectious and Neoplastic Disease
Basic Principles of Anti-Infective Pharmacotherapy
Antibiotics Affecting the Bacterial Cell Wall
Antibiotics Affecting Bacterial Protein Synthesis
Fluoroquinolones and Miscellaneous Antibiotics
Sulfonamides and the Pharmacotherapy of Urinary Tract Infections
Pharmacotherapy of Mycobacterial Infections
Pharmacotherapy of Fungal Infections
Pharmacotherapy of Protozoal and Helmintic Infections
Pharmacotherapy of Non-HIV Viral Infections
Pharmacotherapy of HIV-AIDS
Basic Principles of Antineoplastic Therapy
Pharmacotherapy of Neoplasia

Unit VIII: Pharmacology of the Gastrointestinal System
Review of the Gastrointestinal System
Pharmacotherapy of Peptic Ulcer Disease
Pharmacotherapy of Bowel Disorders and Other Gastrointestinal Conditions
Vitamins and Minerals
Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition
Weight Reduction Strategies and the Pharmacotherapy of Obesity

Unit IX: Pharmacology of the Endocrine System
Review of the Endocrine System
Hypothalamic and Pituitary Drugs
Pharmacotherapy of Diabetes Mellitus
Pharmacotherapy of Thyroid Disorders
Corticosteroids and Drugs Affecting the Adrenal Cortex
Estrogens, Progestins, and Drugs Modifying Uterine Function
Drugs for Modifying Conception
Drugs for Disorders and Conditions of the Male Reproductive System

Unit X: Pharmacology of the Respiratory System and Allergy
Pharmacotherapy of Asthma and Other Pulmonary Disorders
Pharmacotherapy of Allergic Rhinitis and the Common Cold

Unit XI: Miscellaneous Drugs
Pharmacotherapy of Bone and Joint Disorders
Pharmacotherapy of Dermatologic Disorders
Pharmacotherapy of Eye and Ear Disorders
Emergency Preparedness: Bioterrorism and Management of Poisoning

For Whom is this Book For

This Pharmacology: Connections to Nursing Practice, 1st Edition is perfect for Nurses, Residents and Practicing Physicians. It is the must have reference for practitioners and residents! It acts as Reference Material for those students those who are pursuing their Graduation in Nursing. It includes topics pretty useful for Other Health Care Professionals including Clinical Pharmacists and Professors.


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