Clayton’s Basic Pharmacology for Nurses - Binder Ready,
Edition 19
By Michelle J. Willihnganz, MS, RN, CNE, Samuel L. Gurevitz, PharmD, CGP and Bruce D. Clayton, BS, PharmD, RPh

Publication Date: 07 Mar 2022

Learn safe, effective nursing care for patients receiving drug therapy! Basic Pharmacology for Nurses, 19th Edition helps you understand the principles of pharmacology and apply them to nursing practice. Known for its practical application of the nursing process to drugs and disorders, this book explains how to make informed decisions about drug therapy, educate patients, and administer medications. This edition adds new Next Generation NCLEX® (NGN)-style case studies and questions to prepare you for the critical thinking questions on the NGN exam. Concise and easy to use, this text teaches the basics of medication administration and drug actions.

Key Features

  • Application of the nursing process includes an overview of general principles of nursing care for each disorder, along with specific nursing considerations for drug treatment.
  • Drug monographs are provided for each major drug class, describing actions, uses, and therapeutic outcomes for each class.
  • Medication Administration unit covers assessment, techniques, procedures, and documentation for the safe administration of percutaneous, enteral, and parenteral drugs.
  • Medication safety is emphasized with Medication Safety Alerts and Clinical Pitfall boxes, as well as Do Not Confuse and High Alert icons.
  • Clinical Goldmine boxes highlight tips and best practices for clinical procedures.
  • Lifespan Considerations boxes draw attention to the implications of drug therapy for children, pregnant and breastfeeding women, and older adults.
  • Drug tables summarize generic and brand names, availability, and dosage ranges for key medications for each disorder.Get Ready for the NCLEX® Examination! section at the end of each chapter covers key points as well as review questions, preparing you for course assessments and the NCLEX Examination.
  • Learning resources on the Evolve website include video clips of medication administration, animations of drug actions, drug calculators, patient teaching guides, and Next Generation NCLEX® review questions.
  • Study guide corresponds to the textbook and offers review questions and clinical scenarios to reinforce your understanding of nursing pharmacology. Available separately.

New Features

  • NEW! Next Generation NCLEX® (NGN)-style questions help you develop higher cognitive thinking skills, including clinical judgment, and provide opportunities to practice for the new question formats on the NGN exam.
  • NEW! Updated content is included for newly approved and frequently prescribed pharmaceutical drugs, and for their therapeutic uses.
  • NEW! Unfolding case studies help you translate pharmacological knowledge into nursing practice and provide preparation for the Next Generation NCLEX exam.
About the author
By Michelle J. Willihnganz, MS, RN, CNE, RCTC Nursing Instructor at Rochester Community and Technical College, Rochester, Minnesota; Samuel L. Gurevitz, PharmD, CGP, Associate Professor, Health Science at Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana and Bruce D. Clayton, BS, PharmD, RPh, Professor of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Butler University. Indianapolis, IN
Table of Contents

Willihnganz: Basic Pharmacology for Nurses 19e

Unit 1: Applying Pharmacology to Nursing Practice

1. Drug Definitions, Standards, and Information Sources

2. Basic Principles of Drug Action and Drug Interactions

3. Drug Action Across the Life Span

4. The Nursing Process and Pharmacology

5. Patient Education to Promote Health

Unit 2: Illustrated Atlas of Medication Administration

6. Principles of Medication Administration and Medication Safety

7. Percutaneous Administration

8. Enteral Administration

9. Parenteral Administration: Safe Preparation of Parenteral Medications

10. Parenteral Administration: Intradermal, Subcutaneous, and Intramuscular Routes

11. Parenteral Administration: Intravenous Route

Unit 3: Drugs Affecting the Autonomic and Central Nervous Systems

12. Drugs Affecting the Autonomic Nervous System

13. Drugs Used for Sedation and Sleep

14. Drugs Used for Neurodegenerative Disorders

15. Drugs Used for Anxiety Disorders

16. Drugs Used for Depressive and Bipolar Disorders

17. Drugs Used for Psychoses

18. Drugs Used for Seizure Disorders

19. Drugs Used for Pain Management

Unit 4: Drugs Affecting the Cardiovascular System

20. Introduction to Cardiovascular Disease and Metabolic Syndrome

21. Drugs Used to Treat Dyslipidemias

22. Drugs Used to Treat Hypertension

23. Drugs Used to Treat Dysrhythmias

24. Drugs Used to Treat Angina Pectoris

25. Drugs Used to Treat Peripheral Vascular Disease

26. Drugs Used to Treat Thromboembolic Disorders

27. Drugs Used to Treat Heart Failure

28. Drugs Used for Diuresis

Unit 5: Drugs Affecting the Respiratory System

29. Drugs Used to Treat Upper Respiratory Disease

30. Drugs Used to Treat Lower Respiratory Disease

Unit 6: Drugs Affecting the Digestive System

31. Drugs Used to Treat Oral Disorders

32. Drugs Used to Treat Gastroesophageal Reflux and Peptic Ulcer Disease

33. Drugs Used to Treat Nausea and Vomiting

34. Drugs Used to Treat Constipation and Diarrhea

Unit 7: Drugs That Affect the Endocrine System

35. Drugs Used to Treat Diabetes Mellitus

36. Drugs Used to Treat Thyroid Disease

37. Corticosteroids

38. Gonadal Hormones

Unit 8: Drugs Affecting the Reproductive System

39. Drugs Used in Obstetrics

40. Drugs Used in Men’s and Women’s Health

41. Drugs Used to Treat Disorders of the Urinary System

42. Drugs Used to Treat Glaucoma and Other Eye Disorders

43. Drugs Used to Treat Cancer

44. Drugs Used to Treat the Musculoskeletal System

45. Drugs Used to Treat Infections

46. Nutrition

47. Herbal and Dietary Supplement Therapy

48. Substance Abuse

Book details
ISBN: 9780323829731
Page Count: 880
Illustrations : Approx. 180 illustrations (180 in full color)
Retail Price : £59.99