New Edition
Edition 11 A Patient-Centered Nursing Process Approach
By Linda E. McCuistion, PhD, MSN, RN, Kathleen Vuljoin DiMaggio, MSN, RN, Mary B. Winton, PhD, RN, ACANP-BC and Jennifer J. Yeager, PhD, RN

Publication Date: 11 Feb 2022

Gain a solid understanding of pharmacology and make it a part of patient-centered nursing care! Pharmacology: A Patient-Centered Nursing Process Approach, 11th Edition makes it easy to learn the principles of pharmacology and drug dosage calculation. A clear guide to pharmacotherapy and safe drug administration, this book uses drug prototypes to provide need-to-know information about key drugs, including dosage, side effects, interactions, and more. Nursing Process summaries enhance your skills in clinical judgment and patient care. Written by a team of nursing experts led by Linda McCuistion, this text provides the pharmacology knowledge you need to succeed on the NCLEX® and as a professional nurse.

Key Features

  • UNIQUE! Prototype Drug charts provide easy access to key information for representative drugs, including dosages, side effects, interactions, contraindications, pharmacokinetics, and more.
  • UNIQUE! Extensive Drug Calculations chapter features a math review as well as step-by-step instructions for frequently used methods of dosage calculation.
  • UNIQUE! Nursing Process summaries highlight important nursing considerations related to drug therapy and emphasize patient teaching, patient safety, and relevant cultural content.
  • Critical Thinking case studies challenge you to apply your knowledge and analytical skills to realistic patient scenarios, and include answer guidelines on Evolve.
  • Learning features include chapter outlines and objectives, review questions, and learning resources on the Evolve website.
  • Application-level NCLEX® study questions include at least one alternate-style question per chapter, preparing you for the growing pharmacology coverage on the NCLEX Examination.
  • Safety and Quality chapter discusses medication errors, specific nursing measures to promote safety, National Patient Safety Goals, and other safety issues and concerns.
  • Prioritization coverage helps you learn to prioritize nursing care by listing nursing interventions in the order of priority, and a smaller font size differentiates between need-to-know and nice-to-know content.

New Features

  • NEW! Next Generation NCLEX® (NGN) examination-style case studies familiarize you to the way that content will be tested in the new NGN exam.
  • NEW! Updated and clinically relevant drug content includes the latest drugs and drug therapies, and removes drugs no longer being used.
  • NEW! Updated Nursing Process summary boxes in each chapter include the Clinical Judgment Model steps along with the nursing process.
About the author
By Linda E. McCuistion, PhD, MSN, RN, Retired Nursing Professor, University of Holy Cross,New Orleans, Louisiana; Kathleen Vuljoin DiMaggio, MSN, RN, Assistant Professor of Nursing,University of Holy Cross,New Orleans, Louisiana; Mary B. Winton, PhD, RN, ACANP-BC, Assistant Professor,Tarleton State University,Stephenville, Texas and Jennifer J. Yeager, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor,Tarleton State University ,Stephenville, Texas
Table of Contents

Unit 1: Introduction to Pharmacology

  1. The Nursing Process and Patient-Centered Care
  2. Drug Development and Ethical Considerations
  3. Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics
  4. Pharmacogenetics
  5. Complementary and Alternative Therapies
  6. Pediatric Considerations
  7. Geriatric Considerations
  8. Drugs in Substance Use Disorder
  9. Unit 2: Pharmacotherapy and Drug Administration

  10. Safety and Quality
  11. Drug Administration
  12. Drug Calculations
  13. Unit 3: Maintenance of Homeostasis

  14. Fluid Volume and Electrolytes
  15. Vitamin and Mineral Replacement
  16. Nutritional Support
  17. Unit 4: Autonomic Nervous System Drugs

  18. Adrenergic Agonists and Antagonists
  19. Cholinergic Agonists and Antagonists
  20. Unit 5: Central and Peripheral Nervous System Drugs

  21. Stimulants
  22. Depressants
  23. Antiseizure Drugs
  24. Drugs for Parkinsonism and Alzheimer’s Disease
  25. Drugs for Neuromuscular Disorders and Muscle Spasms
  26. Unit 6: Mental and Behavioral Health Drugs

  27. Antipsychotics and Anxiolytics
  28. Antidepressants and Mood Stabilizers
  29. Unit 7: Pain and Inflammation Management Drugs

  30. Antiinflammatories
  31. Analgesics
  32. Unit 8: Antimicrobial Drugs

  33. Antibacterials
  34. Antituberculars, Antifungals, and Antivirals
  35. Antimalarials, Anthelmintics, and Peptides
  36. Unit 9: Immunologic Drugs

  37. HIV- and AIDS-Related Drugs
  38. Transplant Drugs
  39. Vaccines
  40. Unit 10: Antineoplastics and Biologic Response Modifiers

  41. Anticancer Drugs
  42. Targeted Therapies to Treat Cancer
  43. Biologic Response Modifiers
  44. Unit 11: Respiratory Drugs

  45. Upper Respiratory Disorders
  46. Lower Respiratory Disorders
  47. Unit 12: Cardiovascular Drugs

  48. Cardiac Glycosides, Antianginals, and Antidysrhythmics
  49. Diuretics
  50. Antihypertensives
  51. Anticoagulants, Antiplatelets, and Thrombolytics
  52. Antihyperlipidemics and Drugs to Improve Peripheral Blood Flow
  53. Unit 13: Gastrointestinal Drugs

  54. Gastrointestinal Tract Disorders
  55. Antiulcer Drugs
  56. Unit 14: Eye, Ear, and Skin Drugs

  57. Eye and Ear Disorders
  58. Dermatologic Disorders
  59. Unit 15: Endocrine Drugs

  60. Pituitary, Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Adrenal Disorders
  61. Antidiabetics
  62. Unit 16: Renal and Urologic Drugs

  63. Urinary Disorders
  64. Unit 17: Reproductive and Gender-Related Drugs

  65. Pregnancy and Preterm Labor
  66. Labor, Delivery, and Postpartum
  67. Neonatal and Newborn
  68. Reproductive Health
  69. Men’s Health and Reproductive Disorders
  70. Sexually Transmitted Infections
  71. Unit 18: Sexually Transmitted Infections

  72. Adult and Pediatric Emergency Drugs
Book details
ISBN: 9780323881401
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Retail Price : £95.99

ADN and BSN students in mid-level nursing pharmacology courses or nursing programs with integrated pharmacology content