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Pharmacology in Nursing : Australia and New Zealand - Bonita Broyles

Pharmacology in Nursing

Australia and New Zealand

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Published: 19th November 2012
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Pharmacology in Nursing, Australian and New Zealand edition, focuses on the use of drugs as medications within the healthcare environment in Australia and New Zealand. This text is a resource for nurses and health professionals in their understanding of drugs and their actions, especially with regard to the responsibilities of nurses in relation to medication administration and patient management.

The text introduces medications and medication therapies, and the principles and methods of medication administration, with an emphasis on the implications for nursing care. Specific medication therapy considerations for paediatric and aged-care clients are presented in separate chapters to highlight the special concerns for these groups.

The text takes a body systems approach, focussing on the pharmacology of the medications that act on the various body systems and their disorders.

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    • Nursing Students
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    Comments about Pharmacology in Nursing:

    This is an excellent resource for anyone studying to be a Registered Nurse, or any university level pharmacology subjects. The book is well written, easy to read and provides a range of information for beginners, and those looking to further expand their knowledge.

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    Very easy to read with great information only thing needed was to add more on the intravenous section.

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    SECTION 1: Introduction to drugs and medication administration
    1. Medications/agents and factors affecting their action
    2. Calculating medication dosages
    3. Principles and methods of medication administration
    4. Intravenous medication therapy
    5. Medication therapy for paediatric clients
    6. Medication therapy for aged-care clients
    7. Prevention of Medication names specific to Australia and New Zealand minimising the potential for confusion

    SECTION 2: Agents that interfere with microbial growth
    8. Antimicrobial agents
    9. Antiparasitic medication therapy

    SECTION 3: Agents used to control pain and inflammation
    10. Anaesthetics
    11. Analgesics and antipyretics
    12. Anti-inflammatory agents
    13. Agents used to treat hyperuricemia and gout

    SECTION 4: Agents affecting the nervous system
    14. Autonomic nervous system agents
    15. Central nervous system sedatives and hypnotics
    16. Antidepressant, antipsychotic and mood stabiliser agents
    17. Agents used as central nervous system stimulants
    18. Agents used to treat Alzheimer’s disease
    19. Anti-Parkinson agents
    20. Anticonvulsants
    21. Agents used in musculoskeletal disorders
    22. Substance abuse

    SECTION 5: Agents used to treat haematological disorders
    23. Agents used to treat anaemias
    24. Agents affecting blood clotting

    SECTION 6: Agents used to treat cardiovascular disorders
    25. Cardiac stimulants and depressants
    26. Agents that dilate blood vessels
    27. Antihypertensives
    28. Diuretics
    29. Agents used in the treatment of hyperlipidaemia

    SECTION 7: Agents used to treat respiratory disorders
    30. Antihistamines and nasal decongestants
    31. Antitussive agents and medications affecting respiratory secretions
    32. Bronchodilators and prophylactic respiratory agents

    SECTION 8: Agents used to treat gastrointestinal disorders
    33. Vitamins, minerals, and other nutritional agents
    34. Agents used to treat hyperacidity and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
    35. Emetics and anti-emetics
    36. Laxatives and antidiarrheals

    SECTION 9: Agents used to correct endocrine imbalance
    37. Agents affecting thyroid, parathyroid, and pituitary function
    38. Agents used to treat hyperglycaemia and hypoglycaemia

    SECTION 10: Agents affecting the reproductive system
    39. Sex hormones
    40. Agents used in obstetrical care

    SECTION 11: Agents affecting immunity
    41. Agents that affect immunity
    42. Agents used in the treatment of cancer

    SECTION 12: Agents used to treat eye, ear, and skin disorders
    43. Agents used in the treatment of eye disorders
    44. Agents used in the treatment of ear disorders
    45. Agents used in the treatment of skin disorders

    Appendix 1 Diagnostic agents
    Appendix 2 Approximate normal values
    Appendix 3 Toxicology overview
    Appendix 4 Common complementary medications
    Appendix 5 Common drug/food/herbal interactions

    ISBN: 9780170193009
    ISBN-10: 0170193004
    Audience: Tertiary; University or College
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Published: 19th November 2012
    Publisher: Cengage Learning Australia
    Country of Publication: AU
    Edition Number: 1
    Edition Type: Revised