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Study Guide for Pharmacology for Nursing Care


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I. INTRODUCTION 1. Orientation to Pharmacology 2. Application of Pharmacology in Nursing Practice 3. Drug Regulation, Development, Names, and Information II. BASIC PRINCIPLES OF PHARMACOLOGY 4. Pharmacokinetics 5. Pharmacodynamics 6. Drug Interactions 7. Adverse Drug Reactions and Medication Errors 8. Individual Variation in Drug Responses III. DRUG THERAPY ACROSS THE LIFESPAN 9. Drug Therapy During Pregnancy and Breast-Feeding 10. Drug Therapy in Pediatric Patients 11. Drug Therapy in Geriatric Patients IV. PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DRUGS Introduction 12. Basic Principles of Neuropharmacology 13. Physiology of the Peripheral Nervous System Cholinergic Drugs 14. Muscarinic Agonists and Antagonists 15. Cholinesterase Inhibitors and Their Use in Myasthenia Gravis 16. Drugs That Block Nicotinic Cholinergic Transmission: Neuromuscular Blocking Agents and Ganglionic Blocking Agents Adrenergic Drugs 17. Adrenergic Agonists 18. Adrenergic Antagonists 19. Indirect-Acting Antiadrenergic Agents V. CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DRUGS Introduction 20. Introduction to Central Nervous System Pharmacology Drugs for Neurodegenerative Disorders 21. Drugs for Parkinson's Disease 22. Alzheimer's Disease 23. Drugs for Multiple Sclerosis Neurologic Drugs 24. Drugs for Epilepsy 25. Drugs for Muscle Spasm and Spasticity Drugs for Pain 26. Local Anesthetics 27. General Anesthetics 28. Opioid (Narcotic) Analgesics, Opioid Antagonists, and Nonopioid Centrally Acting Analgesics 29. Pain Management in Patients with Cancer 30. Drugs for Headache Psychotherapeutic Drugs 31. Antipsychotic Agents and Their Use in Schizophrenia 32. Antidepressants 33. Drugs for Bipolar Disorder 34. Sedative-Hypnotic Drugs 35. Management of Anxiety Disorders 36. Central Nervous System Stimulants and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Drug Abuse 37. Drug Abuse I: Basic Considerations 38. Drug Abuse II: Alcohol 39. Drug Abuse III: Major Drugs of Abuse (Other Than Alcohol) VI. DRUGS THAT AFFECT FLUID AND ELECTROLYTE BALANCE 40. Diuretics 41. Agents Affecting the Volume and Ion Content of Body Fluids VII. DRUGS THAT AFFECT THE HEART, BLOOD VESSELS, AND BLOOD 42. Review of Hemodynamics 43. Drugs Acting on the Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System 44. Calcium Channel Blockers 45. Vasodilators 46. Drugs for Hypertension 47. Drugs for Heart Failure 48. Antidysrhythmic Drugs 49. Prophylaxis of Coronary Heart Disease: Drugs Lower that LDL Cholesterol Levels 50. Drugs for Angina Pectoris 51. Anticoagulant, Antiplatelet, and Thrombolytic Drugs 52. Management of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction 53. Drugs for Hemophilia 54. Drugs for Deficiency Anemias 55. Hematopoietic Growth Factors VIII. DRUGS FOR ENDOCRINE DISORDERS 56. Drugs for Diabetes Mellitus 57. Drugs for Thyroid Disorders 58. Drugs Related to Hypothalamic and Pituitary Function 59. Drugs for Disorders of the Adrenal Cortex IX. WOMEN'S HEALTH 60. Estrogens and Progestins: Basic Pharmacology and Noncontraceptive Applications 61. Birth Control 62. Drug Therapy of Infertility 63. Drugs that Affect Uterine Function X. MEN'S HEALTH 64. Androgens 65. Drugs for Erectile Dysfunction and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia XI. ANTI-INFLAMMATORY, ANTIALLERGIC, AND IMMUNOLOGIC DRUGS 66. Review of the Immune System 67. Pediatric Immunization 68. Immunosuppressants 69. Antihistamines 70. Cyclooxygenase Inhibitors: Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs and Acetaminophen 71. Glucocorticoids in Nonendocrine Diseases XII. DRUGS FOR BONE AND JOINT DISORDERS 72. Drug Therapy of Rheumatoid Arthritis 73. Drug Therapy of Gout - NEW! 74. Drugs Affecting Calcium Levels and Bone Mineralization XIII. RESPIRATORY TRACT DRUGS 75. Drugs for Asthma 76. Drugs for Allergic Rhinitis, Cough, and Colds XIV. GASTROINTESTINAL DRUGS 77. Drugs for Peptic Ulcer Disease 78. Laxatives 79. Other Gastrointestinal Drugs XV. NUTRITION 80. Vitamins 81. Drugs for Obesity XVI. CHEMOTHERAPY OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES 82. Basic Principles of Antimicrobial Therapy 83. Drugs That Weaken the Bacterial Cell Wall I: Penicillins 84. Drugs That Weaken the Bacterial Cell Wall II: Cephalosporins, Carbapenems, Vancomycin, Aztreonam, Teicoplanin and Fosfomycin 85. Bacteriostatic Inhibitors of Protein Synthesis: Tetracyclines, Macrolides, and Others 86. Aminoglycosides: Bactericidal Inhibitors of Protein Synthesis 87. Sulfonamides and Trimethoprim 88. Drug Therapy of Urinary Tract Infections 89. Antimycobacterial Agents: Drugs for Tuberculosis, Leprosy, and Mycobacterium avium Complex Infection 90. Miscellaneous Antibacterial Drugs: Fluoroquinolones, Metronidazole, Daptomycin, Rifampin, Bacitracin, and Polymyxins 91. Antifungal Agents 92. Antiviral Agents I: Drugs for Non-HIV Viral Infections 93. Antiviral Agents II: Drugs for HIV Infection and Related Opportunistic Infections 94. Drug Therapy of Sexually Transmitted Diseases 95. Antiseptics and Disinfectants XVII. CHEMOTHERAPY OF PARASITIC DISEASES 96. Anthelmintics 97. Antiprotozoal Drugs I: Antimalarial Agents 98. Antiprotozoal Drugs II: Miscellaneous Agents 99. Ectoparasiticides XVIII. CANCER CHEMOTHERAPY 100. Basic Principles of Cancer Chemotherapy 101. Anticancer Drugs I: Cytotoxic Agents 102. Anticancer Drugs II: Hormonal Agents, Biologic Response Modifiers, and Targeted Drugs XIX. ADDITIONAL IMPORTANT DRUGS 103. Drugs for the Eye 104. Drugs for the Skin 105. Drugs for the Ear 106. Miscellaneous Noteworthy Drugs XX. ALTERNATIVE THERAPY 107. Dietary Supplements XXI. TOXICOLOGY 108. Management of Poisoning 109. Potential Weapons of Biologic, Radiologic, and Chemical Terrorism

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