Introduction to Clinical Pharmacology

Author: Edmunds, Marilyn Winterton


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  • ISBN: 9780323056205
  • Author: Edmunds, Marilyn Winterton
  • Publ Date: 2009-01-21
  • Edition: 6
  • Pages: 496
  • Imprint: MOSBY *#
  • Status: O/P
  • ID - 67662

Table of Contents :

Unit One: General Principles of Pharmacology 1. Pharmacology and the Nursing Process in LPN/LVN Practice 2. Patient Teaching and Health Literacy 3. Legal Aspects Affecting the Administration of Medications 4. Foundations and Principles of Pharmacology 5. Lifespan and Cultural Modifications 6. Self-Care: Over-the-Counter Products, Herbal Therapies, and Drugs for Health Promotion Unit Two: Principles of Medication Administration 7. Review of Mathematical Principles 8. Mathematical Equivalents Used in Pharmacology 9. Calculating Drug Dosages 10. Preparing and Administering Medications Unit Three: Drug Groups 11. Allergy and Respiratory Medications 12. Antiinfective Medications 13. Antivirals, Antiretrovirals, and Antifungal Medications 14. Antineoplastic Medications 15. Cardiovascular and Renal Medications 16. Central and Peripheral Nervous System Medications 17. Medications for Pain Management 18. Gastrointestinal Medications 19. Hematologic Products 20. Hormones and Steroids 21. Immunologic Medications 22. Antiinflammatory, Musculoskeletal, and Antiarthritis Medications 23. Topical Medications 24. Vitamins and Minerals Appendices A. Special Medication Precautions B. Answers to Drug Calculation Review Questions Bibliography Illustration Credits Glossary Disorders Index General Index


Edmunds helps you understand how drugs and drug classes work, rather than simply memorizing information about individual drugs. This book emphasizes the principles of safe drug administration, including coverage of math review and drug dosage calculation. It also covers 'must-know' drugs - the ones you'll see most often in clinical practice. A Companion CD includes Animations, Video Clips, interactive Drug Dosage Calculators, an Audio Glossary, and an expanded collection of Review Questions for the NCLEX-PN[registered] Examination.


"Overall this is a well written and a well presented book with a range of interesting and creative features which will undoubtedly help students to navigate through the complex and ever changing world of pharmacology." Nurse Education in Practice, November 2009


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