Effective drug administration is a crucial skill for any practitioner working in the critical care unit. This book, in providing a concise account of the fundamental principles of pharmacology and pharmacokinetics, equips the critical care physician for such a task. In addition to the principles of pharmacology and pharmacokinetics, this volume alerts the reader to factors that affect drug action such as disease, pregnancy and age, and advises on how to adjust drug dosages accordingly. The specialist therapeutics covered comprise drugs targeting the gastro-intestinal tract, sedation, non-opioid analgesia and opiates. A quick and easy reference, this volume will prove a valuable asset for both trainees and fully qualified practitioners in critical care.
Descriptions of programs in 58 American and Canadian medical schools. Such programs are available to physicians interested in clinical pharmacology and, specifically, in testing drugs on humans. Alphabetical arrangement by institutions. Each entry gives such information as program director, application proceedures, training support, description of the program, and the clinical and research facilities. Institution index.
Concise presentation of basic pharmacologic information for the student. Units 1 and 2 address fundamentals of pharmacology and drag administration. Units 3- 16 group drags by therapeutic classification with each chapter covering pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacotherapeutics, adverse drug reactions and nursing process steps in administering drugs. Additional chapters cover dosage measurements and calculations, administration routes and techniques, uncategorized drugs and more. Disk has questions and exercises for self-study.
Includes software offering more than 1,300 multiple-choice questions and other activities complete with answers and rationales, nursing process step, client needs category, taxonomic level when applicable, chapter and unit tests, a comprehensive test, and a score report. Text has been updated to include all approved drugs. Contents include general pharmacology, the nursing process and pharmacotherapeutics, coverage of all drug classes, and data on hundreds of generic drugs. Charts, diagrams, and illustrations.
Pharmacology and the Nursing Process by Linda Lilley, RN, PhD, and Robert Aucker, PharmD, provides the most clinically-relevant information on pharmacology and nursing in a consistent format that is appealing, understandable, and practical. The contemporary, colorful design with over 260 full-color illustrations grabs students' attention while highlighting and reinforcing important concepts.
This textbook presents a strong blend of in-depth pharmacology with clear, consistent nursing implications. It focuses on relevant nursing implications for each drug, and highlights key nursing diagnoses for each classification of drugs using a prototype approach. Each chapter begins with a chapter outline that integrates both key terms and key objectives within the outline. The text is broken down into manageable sub-sections. Concept Review boxes help readers to check whether they have understood important concepts along the way. Uses a prototype approach to teach students the characteristics of a drug classification bygiving all the details of one drug as an example. Then the text provides information on other drugs within the classification that differs from the drug prototype. Prototype descriptions include drug-drug and drug-environment interactions, diagnostic test alterations, life span considerations, and more. Drug tables in each chapter consistently present drugs by generic name, and describe how they are supplied, their dosages and routes of administration, and the relevant nursing considerations. Standardized body system figures clearly indicate the sites of action and/or adverse effects for each drug. Nursing Research boxes summarize recent findings, reviewing articles and providing possible student activities that relate to the specified topic. Each chapter has a separate section addressing life span implications for all drugs. A section on therapeutic nutrition covers volume and ion content of body fluids, enteral and parenteral nutrition, water soluble vitamins, fat-soluble vitamins, and minerals.