Focus on Nursing Pharmacology (1st UK Edition)

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Amy Karch, adapted for the UK by Elizabeth Sheader, Tracey Speake, Caroline Griffiths
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Fecha Publicacion
15 ene. 2010
Fully adapted for the UK, this text presents essential pharmacology concepts in a streamlined, user-friendly fashion. Organized by body system, the book explains the rationale for each drug class's therapeutic actions, contraindications, and adverse effects, using the British National Formulary as its reference guide. Each chapter opens with learning objectives and ends with questions to reinforce learning. Illustrations, tables, side bars, and boxes summarize concepts and focus attention on critical thinking, patient safety, evidence-based practice, lifespan issues, patient teaching, and case study-based critical thinking exercises.

Focus on Nursing Pharmacology is organized following a “simple to complex” approach, and is divided into four parts:
Part I begins with an overview of basic nursing pharmacology. Each of the other parts begins with a review of the physiology of the system affected by the specific drugs being discussed. This review refreshes the information for the student and provides a quick and easy reference when reading about drug actions.
Part II explains most basic element of human physiology, the cell; providing students with the background information required to understand the mechanism of action of chemotherapeutic drugs described in the subsequent chapters.
Part III focuses on drugs affecting the immune system. Research knowledge in this area has expanded over recent years allowing pharmaceutical companies to develop new drugs that target the immune system.
Parts IV and V of the text address drugs that affect the nervous system, the basic functioning system of the body. Following the nervous system, and closely linked with it in Part VI, is the endocrine system. The sequence of these parts introduces students to the concept of control, teaches them about the interrelatedness of these two systems, and prepares them for understanding many aspects of shared physiological function and the linking of the two systems into one: the neuroendocrine system.
Parts VII, VIII and IX discuss drugs affecting the reproductive, cardiovascular and renal systems, respectively. The sequencing of cardiovascular and renal drugs is logical because most of the augmenting cardiovascular drugs (such as diuretics) affect the renal system.
Part X covers drugs that act on the respiratory system, a logical progression from the cardiovascular system.
Part XI addresses drugs acting on the gastrointestinal system. The gastrointestinal system stands alone; it does not share any actions with any other system.
Features include:
• Learning Objectives focus the students’ reading and study
• Key Terms identifies new terms which are explained in the chapter, and linked to a glossary
• Focus on Patient Safety points alert the student to potentially serious drug-drug interactions, common dosing errors associated with specific drugs and reported unsafe drug practices
• Related physiological concepts explained to support students’ understanding
• Considerations for each major drug group provide students with key points to consider (e.g. side effects, precautions), to help students apple their pharmacological knowledge to the patient care setting
• Critical thinking scenarios enable students to look at a specific case with a problem-based learning approach
• Points to Remember end each chapter with a bulleted list which summarizes important concepts.
• Check Your Understanding includes MCQ and EMQ used in many assessment processes.

PART I: Introduction to Nursing Pharmacology
1 Introduction to Drugs
2 Drugs and the Body
3 Toxic Effects of Drugs
4 Nursing Management
5 Dosage Calculations
6 Drug Therapy in the 21st Century

PART II: Chemotherapeutic Agents
7 Introduction to Cell Physiology
8 Anti-infective Agents
9 Antibiotics
10 Antiviral Agents
11 Antifungal Agents
12 Antiprotozoal Agents
13 Anthelmintic Agents
14 Antineoplastic Agents

PART III: Drugs Acting on the Immune System
15 Introduction to the Immune Response and Inflammation
16 Anti-inflammatory Agents
17 Immune Modulators
18 Vaccines and Sera

PART IV: Drugs Acting on the Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems
19 Introduction to Nerves and the Nervous System
20 Anxiolytic and Hypnotic Agents
21 Antidepressant Agents
22 Psychotherapeutic Agents
23 Antiepileptic Agents
24 Antiparkinsonism Agents
25 Muscle Relaxants
26 Narcotics and Antimigraine Agents
27 General and Local Anesthetic Agents
28 Neuromuscular Junction Blocking Agents

PART V: Drugs Acting on the Autonomic Nervous System
29 Introduction to the Autonomic Nervous System
30 Adrenergic Agents
31 Adrenergic Blocking Agents
32 Cholinergic Agents
33 Anticholinergic Agents

PART VI: Drugs Acting on the Endocrine System
34 Introduction to the Endocrine System
35 Hypothalamic and Pituitary Agents
36 Adrenocortical Agents
37 Thyroid and Parathyroid Agents
38 Antidiabetic Agents

PART VII: Drugs Acting on the Reproductive System
39 Introduction to the Reproductive System
40 Drugs Affecting the Female Reproductive System
41 Drugs Affecting the Male Reproductive System

PART VIII: Drugs Acting on the Cardiovascular System
42 Introduction to the Cardiovascular System
43 Drugs Affecting Blood Pressure
44 Cardiotonic Agents
45 Antiarrhythmic Agents
46 Antianginal Agents
47 Lipid-Lowering Agents
48 Drugs Affecting Blood Coagulation
49 Drugs Used to Treat Anemias

PART IX: Drugs Acting on the Renal System
50 Introduction to the Kidneys and the Urinary Tract
51 Diuretic Agents
52 Drugs Affecting the Urinary Tract and the Bladder

PART X: Drugs Acting on the Respiratory System
53 Introduction to the Respiratory System
54 Drugs Acting on the Upper Respiratory Tract
55 Drugs Used to Treat Obstructive Pulmonary Disorders

PART XI: Drugs Acting on the Gastrointestinal System
56 Introduction to the Gastrointestinal System
57 Drugs Affecting Gastrointestinal Secretions
58 Laxative and Antidiarrheal Agents
59 Emetic and Antiemetic Agents

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