Pharmacology for Nurses: A Pathophysiological Approach, Canadian Edition by Michael Patrick AdamsPharmacology for Nurses: A Pathophysiological Approach, Canadian Edition by Michael Patrick Adams

Pharmacology for Nurses: A Pathophysiological Approach, Canadian Edition

byMichael Patrick Adams, Norman Holland, Paula Bostwick

Paperback | March 20, 2009

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Pharmacology for Nurses links a unique approach to teaching pharmacology with Canadian content to deliver an outstanding manual for nursing students. A holistic, pathophysiological approach runs throughout the text, which places drugs in context with how they are used therapeutically, and organizes them by body systems and diseases. This gives students a clear picture of the importance of pharmacology to diseases and ultimately to patient care. Detailed information on the drug classifications used to treat diseases is also included.


The practice of pharmacology in Canada is reflected comprehensively throughout Pharmacology for Nurses . This coverage includes statistics, legal and ethical issues, generic drugs, and cultural considerations that are all particular to Canada. As well, material on Canadian legislation and regulatory bodies, including coverage of natural health product regulations, the Canadian Cardiovascular Society guidelines, and the Canadian Nurses Association’s standards of practice, is incorporated throughout.

Shirley King, RN, BN, MN, PhD, is an award-winning instructor in the Bachelor of Nursing program at Mount Royal College, where she teaches pharmacology among other courses. She is an early adopter, leader and enthusiastic mentor in the innovative use of technology for student education; among her current ongoing research projects is a...
Title:Pharmacology for Nurses: A Pathophysiological Approach, Canadian EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:848 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 1.1 inPublished:March 20, 2009Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0131731238

ISBN - 13:9780131731233

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UNIT 1 Core Concepts in Pharmacology 

Chapter 1         Introduction to Pharmacology: Drug Regulation and Approval 

Chapter 2         Drug Classes and Schedules 

Chapter 3         Toxicology and Emergency Preparedness 

Chapter 4         Pharmacokinetics                                                                     

Chapter 5         Pharmacodynamics                                                                  


UNIT 2 Pharmacology and the Nurse-Client Relationship

Chapter 6         Drug Administration throughout the Lifespan                

Chapter 7         The Nursing Process in Pharmacology                         

Chapter 8         Principles of Drug Administration                                             


UNIT 3 Professional, Personal, and Cultural Influences in Pharmacotherapy                 

Chapter 9         Medication Incidents and Risk Reduction

Chapter 10       Psychosocial and Cultural Influences on Pharmacotherapy

Chapter 11       Natural Health Products and Alternative Therapies

Chapter 12       Substances of Addiction


UNIT 4 The Nervous System                                                          

Chapter 13       Drugs Affecting the Autonomic Nervous System 

Chapter 14       Drugs for Anxiety and Insomnia 

Chapter 15       Drugs for Seizures 

Chapter 16       Drugs for Emotional and Mood Disorders 

Chapter 17       Drugs for Psychoses 

Chapter 18       Drugs for Degenerative Diseases of the Nervous System 

Chapter 19       Drugs for the Control of Pain 

Chapter 20       Drugs for Local and General Anesthesia 


UNIT 5 The Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems                  

Chapter 21       Drugs for Hypertension 

Chapter 22       Drugs for Lipid Disorders                                                        

Chapter 23       Drugs for Angina Pectoris, Myocardial Infarction, and Cerebrovascular Accident                                                        

Chapter 24       Drugs for Heart Failure                                                

Chapter 25       Drugs for Dysrhythmias                                                           

Chapter 26       Drugs for Coagulation Disorders                                             

Chapter 27       Drugs for Shock                                                                     

Chapter 28       Drugs for Hematopoietic Disorders                              

Chapter 29       Drugs for Pulmonary Disorders                                    


UNIT 6 The Immune System                                                          

Chapter 30       Drugs for Immune System Modulation 

Chapter 31       Drugs for Inflammation, Fever, and Allergies 

Chapter 32       Drugs for Bacterial Infections 

Chapter 33       Drugs for Fungal, Protozoan, and Helminth Infections 

Chapter 34       Drugs for Viral Infections 

Chapter 35       Drugs for Neoplasia 


UNIT 7 The Gastrointestinal System                                                                     

Chapter 36       Drugs for Peptic Ulcer Disease

Chapter 37       Drugs for Gastrointestinal Disorders

Chapter 38       Drugs for Nutritional Disorders 


UNIT 8 The Endocrine and Genitourinary Systems                       

Chapter 39       Drugs for Pituitary, Thyroid, and Adrenal Disorders 

Chapter 40       Drugs for Diabetes Mellitus 

Chapter 41       Drugs for Disorders and Conditions of the Female Reproductive System 

Chapter 42       Drugs for Disorders and Conditions of the Male Reproductive System 

Chapter 43       Drugs for Renal Disorders and Diuretic Therapy 

Chapter 44       Drugs for Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Disorders 


UNIT 9 The Musculoskeletal System, Integumentary System, and Eyes/Ears

Chapter 45       Drugs for Muscle Spasms and Spasticity 

Chapter 46       Drugs for Bone and Joint Disorders 

Chapter 47       Drugs for Skin Disorders 

Chapter 48       Drugs for Eye and Ear Disorders




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