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1st Edition

Illustrated Pharmacology for Nurses

ISBN 9780340809723
Published January 27, 2006 by Routledge
480 Pages

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Book Description

Drug therapy is an increasingly important element in the treatment of patients, and understanding how a drug works is essential for all nurses. Illustrated Pharmacology for Nurses is a fully comprehensive and beautifully illustrated textbook covering both the basic principles and the clinical aspects of pharmacology.

The book provides clear and simple explanations of the way drugs act, looking at their effects and their use in a range of situations. Combining the basic and clinical aspects of pharmacology in one concise volume, it is an invaluable learning tool for nursing, biomedical and clinical science students.


Table of Contents

Section I: Drugs and their use
1. Drug development
2. Regulation and management of drg therapy and drug errors
3. Classification and nomenclature of drugs
Section II: Factors affecting drug action
4. Pharmacodynamics of drugs
5. Pharmacokinetics of drugs
6. Administration of drugs and drug formulations
7. Adverse effects of drugs
8. Drug interactions
9. Individual variations in drug responses
10. Dosing of drugs
Section III: Pharmacology of organ systems
11. Structure and function of the nervous system
12. Drugs used in neurological disorders
13. Drugs used in psychiatric disorders
14. Drugs with central and peripheral analgesic effect
15. Drugs used in inflammatory and autoimmune joint diseases
16. Antimicrobial drugs
17. Drugs used in the treatment of diseases of the heart and circulatory system
18. Drugs used in diseases of the pulmonary system
19. Drugs used in gastrointestinal diseases
20. Drugs used in treating diseases of the blood
21. Drugs used in endocrinological disorders
22. Drugs used in allergy, for immune suppression and in cancer treatment
23. Drugs used in treating diseases of the urinary tract
24. Drugs used in treating diseases of the skin
25. Drugs in anaesthesia
Section IV: Drug use in special situations
26. The use of drugs during pregnancy and the breastfeeding period
27. Children and drugs
28. The elderly and drugs
29. Drugs of abuse
30. Poisoning

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Terje Simonsen MD, Specialist in Clinical Pharmacology & Chief Physician,
Department of Clinical Pharmacology, University Hospital of Troms, Norway

Jarle Aarbakke MD, Professor of Pharmacology, University of Troms,
Specialist in Clinical Pharmacology, Department of Clinical Pharmacology,
University Hospital of Troms, Norway. Currently Principal of the University of
Troms, Norway

Ian Kay PhD, Department of Biological Sciences, Manchester Metropolitan
University, Manchester, UK

Iain Coleman PhD, Biomedical Sciences Division, School of Applied Sciences,
University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, UK

Paul Sinnott RGN, BSc(Hons), Education and Development Practitioner, Division of Medicine (Acute Medicine), Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK

Illustrated by Roy Lysaa DSc, Post Doc Pharmacology, Institute of
Pharmacy, University of Troms, Norway


"The book has extremely strong diagrams and illustrations and is well laid out in terms of sections and subheadings."

The Journal of Advanced Nursing