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Pharmacological Aspects of Nursing Care, 8th Edition

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  • Bonita E. Broyles
  • Barry S. Reiss Albany College of Pharmacy, Albany, New York (Retired)
  • Mary E. Evans University of Southern Florida, College of Nursing
  • ISBN-10: 1435489209  |  ISBN-13: 9781435489202
  • 1152 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2007, 2002, 1996
  • © 2013 | Published
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Overview

Now in its eighth edition, PHARMACOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF NURSING CARE is a trusted resource for understanding the drugs utilized most frequently in patient care settings. Following a thorough introduction to drugs and their therapies, the book moves through the major drug classifications according to clinical use or the body systems they treat, integrating specific nursing practices and protocols along the way. Known for an easy-to-read writing style, logical organization, and advanced critical thinking features, the eighth edition of PHARMACOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF NURSING CARE also includes helpful StudyWARE™online, and coordinates with an expanded supplement package loaded with robust tools and technology designed to enhance student learning and streamline course management.

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Features and Benefits

  • Specific Processes and Protocols: Integrated throughout the readings, nursing protocols and nursing care plans help deliver a more thorough understanding of drugs and their actions within the context of nursing care.
  • Ideal Nursing Focus: Written by a nurse with decades of experience in several clinical areas, this book discusses practical drug uses and applications in patient care.
  • Unique Body-Systems Approach: Organized by major drug classifications, the second half of the book progresses logically through drug agents and their actions, identifying them by clinical use or the body systems they affect.
  • Helpful Anatomy and Physiology: Every chapter includes discussions of relevant anatomy and physiology in order to clarify the material for readers.
  • Enhanced Self-Test Features: Many extra features help students master the material efficiently, such as critical thinking exercises and case studies, end-of-chapter NCLEX-style questions, student StudyWARE™, an audio glossary, and more!

Table of Contents

Section I: INTRODUCTION TO DRUGS AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION.
1. Drugs/Agents and Factors Affecting their Action.
2. Principles and Methods of Drug Administration.
3. Intravenous Drug Therapy.
4. Calculating Medication Dosages.
5. Drug Therapy for Pediatric Clients.
6. Drug Therapy for Older Adults.
Section II: AGENTS THAT INTERFERE WITH MICROBIAL GROWTH.
7. Antibacterial Agents and Antiviral Agents.
8. Antifungal Agents and Antiparasitic Agents.
9. Antiseptics and Disinfectants.
SECTION III: AGENTS USED TO CONTROL PAIN AND INFLAMMATION.
10. Analgesics and Antipyretics.
11. Anesthetics.
12. Anti-inflammatory Agents.
13. Agent Used to Treat Hyperuricemia and Gout.
Section IV: AGENTS USED TO TREAT RESPIRATORY HEALTH ALTERATIONS.
14. Antihistamines, Decongestants, Expectorants, and Antitussives.
15. Bronchodilators and Other Respiratory Agents.
Section V: AGENTS USED TO TREAT CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH ALTERATIONS.
16. Antiarrhythmic Agents/Cardiac Stimulants and Depressants.
17. Agents that Dilate Blood Vessels.
18. Diuretics and Antihypertensives.
19. Agents Used to Treat Hyperlipidemia.
20. Agents Affecting Blood Clotting.
Section VI: AGENTS USED TO TREAT NUTRITION ALTERATIONS.
21. Agents Used to Treat Anemias.
22. Vitamins, Minerals, and Other Nutritional Agents.
Section VII: AGENTS USED TO TREAT GASTROINTESTINAL HEALTH ALTERATIONS.
23. Agents Used to Treat Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and Hyperacidity.
24. Antiemetics and Emetics.
25. Laxatives and Antidiarrheals.
Section VIII: AGENTS USED TO TREAT NEUROLOGICAL HEALTH ALTERATIONS.
26. Central Nervous System Sedatives and Hypnotics.
27. Anxiolytics and Other Agents Used to Treat Psychiatric Health Alterations.
28. C.N.S. Stimulants, Agents Used to Treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and Agents Used to Treat Alzheimer's Disease.
29. Agents Used to Treat Musculoskeletal Health Alterations.
30. Agents Used to Treat Parkinson 's Disease.
31. Agents Used to Treat Seizures.
32. Substance Abuse.
33. Agents Affecting the Autonomic Nervous System.
Section IX: AGENTS USED TO TREAT ENDOCRINE HEALTH ALTERATIONS.
34. Agents Affecting Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Pituitary Function.
35. Agents Used to Treat Hyperglycemia and Hypoglycemia.
Section X: AGENTS AFFECTING THE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM.
36. Sex Hormones.
37. Agents Used in Obstetrical Care.
Section XI: AGENTS AFFECTING IMMUNITY.
38. Agents that Affect Immunity.
39. Antineoplastic Agents and Adjunct Drugs Used in Cancer Treatment.
Section XII: AGENTS USED TO TREAT EYE, EAR, AND SKIN HEALTH ALTERATIONS.
40. Agents Used in the Treatment of Conditions of the Eyes.
41. Agents Used in the Treatment of Conditions of the Ears.
42. Agents Used in the Treatment of Skin Conditions.
Appendix 1: Pharmacologic Classifications.
Appendix 2: Immunization Schedules.
Appendix 3: Approximate Normal Laboratory Values for Adults.
Appendix 4: Common Food/Drug/Herbal Interactions.
Appendix 5: I.S.M.P.'s List of High-Alert Medications.
Appendix 6: I.S.M.P.'s List of Error-Prone Abbreviations, Symbols, and Dose Designations.
Appendix 7: The Joint Commission Official 'Do Not Use' List.
Appendix 8: Abbreviations Commonly Found in Medication Prescriptions.
Appendix 9: Spanish and French Translations of Common Medication Instructions.

What's New

  • Updated and Revised Chapters: new research on cancer treatment drugs; condensed material on agents used in eye and ear disorders; expanded discussions on treatments for A.D.H.D., Alzheimer's Disease, osteoporosis, and fibromyalgia; updated terms and drug classifications; and much more!
  • All-New Features: In addition to new Evidence-Based Practice boxes, chapter references, and suggested readings in every chapter, the book includes dozens of new photos and color illustrations, and easy-to-understand drug tables to replace in-text discussions where appropriate.
  • Detailed Appendices: New appendices present important regulatory and supplemental information for nurses, including Pharmacologic Classifications, Immunization Schedules, the I.S.M.P.'s Lists of High-Alert Medications and Error-Prone Abbreviations, and The Joint Commission's Official 'Do Not Use' List.
  • Critical Drug Interactions: Added to all tables, planning and goals sections, and end-of-chapter review questions; thorough discussions of drug interactions and adverse effects keep readers abreast of problems that can arise with drug therapies.
  • Expanded Technology Supplements: In addition to the StudyWARE™ offered online, the available supplement package boasts powerful teaching and learning tools like Instructor Resources, WebTUTOR™ Advantage PLUS, premium website, and CourseMate.

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The Student Study Guide has been completely overhauled in this new eighth edition, which now includes five question types: definition, fill in, multiple choice, multiple response, and critical thinking. The new multiple response questions are in response to new changes in the NCLEX test plan. An Answer Key is provided in the back of the Study Guide.

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Boost your confidence in dosage calculations with the strongest dimensional analysis book on the market! Increase your skills and confidence by turning to leading author Anna Curren, who has successfully taught dosage calculations to thousands of students over the years. Dimensional Analysis for Meds, fourth edition, will set your feet on the right path to accuracy and aptitude in medication calculations. You will find full-color drug labels and syringes throughout, tied to questions that test your understanding and mastery of drug dosages. Upon successful completion of the program outlined in Dimensional Analysis for Meds, you will be confident in your skills as a safe and effective practitioner.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Bonita E. Broyles

Dr. Bonita Broyles is a former course coordinator and instructor at Piedmont Community College, where she twice received the Faculty Excellence Award, in addition to multiple Outstanding Faculty Awards. She continued her career as a nursing instructor for Columbus Technical Institute, and Patient Teaching and Discharge Planning Coordinator in Gynecology at Mount Carmel Medical Center in Columbus. Currently a part-time nurse and successful Delmar author, Dr. Broyles began working on PHARMACOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF NURSING CARE in its sixth edition, and has written four other Delmar nursing titles. Dr. Broyles earned her B.S.N. from Ohio State University, M.A. in Educational Media from North Carolina Central University, Ed.D. from LaSalle University, and Ph.D. in Adult Education from St. Regis University.

Barry S. Reiss

Barry S. Reiss is Professor Emeritus of Pharmacy at the Albany College of Pharmacy in Albany, New York. Along with co-author Mary Evans, he has presented numerous education programs in drug therapy.

Mary E. Evans

Mary E. Evans is the Associate Dean for Research and Doctoral Study at the University of Southern Florida's College of Nursing. Formerly the Principle Research Scientist, Director of the Evaluation Unit, and Assistant Director of Evaluation and Services Research for the New York State Department of Mental Health, her special interest in drug therapy has brought her a wide variety of teaching experiences in the field. Dr. Evans earned her Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Albany, M.S.N. at the University of Pennsylvania, B.S. in Education from Temple University, and R.N. from Lankenau Hospital School of Nursing. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.