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NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyNursingLab does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyNursingLab search for 0134162978 / 9780134162973 Pharmacology: Connections to Nursing Practice Plus MyNursingLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0133923614 / 9780133923612 Pharmacology: Connections to Nursing Practice 0134160924 / 9780134160924 MyNursingLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Pharmacology: Connections to Nursing Practice MyNursingLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. A patient-centered approach to pharmacology Pharmacology: Connections to Nursing Practice tightly links pharmacology to nursing practice and patient care, recognizing that for nurses, pharmacology is not an abstract academic discipline but rather a critical tool to prevent disease and promote healing and wellness. It offers unsurpassed features designed to illuminate connections between pharmacology and practice, from patient scenarios and practice applications to coverage of lifespan considerations, patient education, alternative therapies, and gender/cultural influences. Learning is simplified through the use of prototype drugs, as well as outstanding full-color illustrations. Organization by body systems (units) and diseases (chapters) places the drugs in context with how they are used therapeutically and connects pharmacology and pathophysiology to nursing care. The Third Edition covers 25 new medications approved by the FDA since the previous edition, a new chapter on Individual Variations in Drug Responses, and updated review questions that better prepare students for exams.
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Unit 1: Fundamental Principles of Pharmacology 1. Introduction to Pharmacology: Concepts and Connections 2. Drug Regulations 3. Pharmacokinetics 4. Pharmacodynamics 5. Adverse Drug Effects and Drug Interactions 6. Medication Errors and Risk Reduction 7. The Role of Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Pharmacotherapy Unit 2: Pharmacology and the Nurse-Patient Relationship 8. Pharmacotherapy During Pregnancy and Lactation 9. Pharmacotherapy of the Pediatric Patient 10. Pharmacotherapy of the Geriatric Patient 11. Individual Variations in Drug Responses Unit 3: Pharmacology of the Autonomic Nervous System 12. Review of Neurotransmitters and the Autonomic Nervous System 13. Cholinergic Agonists 14. Cholinergic Antagonists 15. Adrenergic Agonists 16. Adrenergic Antagonists Unit 4: Pharmacology of the Central Nervous System 17. Review of the Central Nervous System 18. Pharmacotherapy of Anxiety and Sleep Disorders 19. Pharmacotherapy of Mood Disorders 20. Pharmacotherapy of Psychoses 21. Pharmacotherapy of Degenerative Diseases of the Central Nervous System 22. Pharmacotherapy of Seizures 23. Pharmacotherapy of Muscle Spasms and Spasticity 24. Central Nervous System Stimulants and Drugs for Attention Deficit/ 25. Pharmacotherapy of Severe Pain and Migraines 26. Anesthetics and Anesthesia Adjuncts 27. Pharmacology of Substance Abuse Unit 5: Pharmacology of the Cardiovascular System 28. Review of the Cardiovascular System 29. Pharmacotherapy of Hyperlipidemia 30. Pharmacology with Calcium Channel Blockers 31. Drugs Affecting the Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System 32. Diuretic Therapy and the Pharmacotherapy of Renal Failure 33. Pharmacotherapy of Fluid Imbalance, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Disorders 34. Pharmacotherapy of Hypertension 35. Pharmacotherapy of Angina Pectoris and Myocardial Infarction 36. Pharmacotherapy of Heart Failure 37. Pharmacotherapy of Dysrhythmias 38. Pharmacotherapy of Coagulation Disorders 39. Pharmacotherapy of Hematopoietic Disorders Unit 6: Pharmacology of Body Defenses 40. Review of Body Defenses and the Immune System 41. Pharmacotherapy of Inflammation and Fever Hyperactivity Disorder 42. Immunostimulants and Immunosuppressants 43. Immunizing Agents Unit 7: Pharmacology of the Respiratory System and Allergy 44. Pharmacotherapy of Asthma and Other Pulmonary Disorders 45. Pharmacotherapy of Allergic Rhinitis and the Common Cold Unit 8: Pharmacology of Infectious and Neoplastic Disease 46. Basic Principles of Anti-Infective Pharmacotherapy 47. Antibiotics Affecting the Bacterial Cell Wall 48. Antibiotics Affecting Bacterial Protein Synthesis 49. Fluoroquinolones and Miscellaneous Antibacterials 50. Sulfonamides and the Pharmacotherapy of Urinary Tract Infections 51. Pharmacotherapy of Mycobacterial Infections 52. Pharmacotherapy of Fungal Infections 53. Pharmacotherapy of Protozoan and Helminthic Infections 54. Pharmacotherapy of Non-HIV Viral Infections 55. Pharmacotherapy of HIV-AIDS 56. Basic Principles of Antineoplastic Therapy 57. Pharmacotherapy of Neoplasia Unit 9: Pharmacology of the Gastrointestinal System 58. Review of the Gastrointestinal System 59. Pharmacotherapy of Peptic Ulcer Disease 60. Pharmacotherapy of Bowel Disorders and Other Gastrointestinal Conditions 61. Vitamins and Minerals 62. Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition 63. Weight Reduction Strategies and the Pharmacotherapy of Obesity Unit 10: Pharmacology of the Endocrine System 64. Review of the Endocrine System 65. Hypothalamic and Pituitary Drugs 66. Pharmacotherapy of Diabetes Mellitus 67. Pharmacotherapy of Thyroid Disorders 68. Corticosteroids and Drugs Affecting the Adrenal Cortex 69. Estrogens, Progestins, and Drugs Modifying Uterine Function 71. Drugs for Modifying Conception 70. Drugs for Disorders and Conditions of the Male Reproductive System Unit 11: Additional Drug Classes 72. Pharmacotherapy of Bone and Joint Disorders 73. Pharmacotherapy of Dermatologic Disorders 74. Pharmacotherapy of Eye and Ear Disorders 75. Emergency Preparedness: Bioterrorism and Management of Poisoning Appendices A. Answers to Review B. ISMP's List of High Alert Medications Glossary Credits

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Michael Patrick Adams, PhD, is an accomplished educator, author, and national speaker. The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development in Austin, Texas, named Dr. Adams a Master Teacher. He has published two other textbooks with Pearson Education: Core Concepts in Pharmacology and Pharmacology for Nurses: A Pathophysiologic Approach. Dr. Adams obtained his master's degree in pharmacology from Michigan State University and his doctorate in education from the University of South Florida. Dr. Adams was on the faculty of Lansing Community College and St. Petersburg College, and was Dean of Health Programs at Pasco-Hernando Community College for 15 years. He is currently Professor of Biological Sciences at Pasco-Hernando Community College. Carol Quam Urban, PhD, RN, is the Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Nursing and an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing, College of Health and Human Services, at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She teaches pharmacology and pathophysiology and serves as a doctoral advisor for students in administrative practicum experiences, as well as Chair and Reader on dissertation committees. At Mason, she serves on the Distance Education Council and the General Education Committee and has presented on "Lessons Learned: Launching a Fully Online RN-to-BSN Pathway." She has published the Pearson textbook Pharmacology for Nurses: A Pathophysiologic Approach with Dr. Adams and Dr. Holland.

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