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Pharmacology for Nurses Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access

Author(s): Blaine T. Smith, RPh, PhD
  • ISBN-13: 9781284044799
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Access     502 pages      © 2016
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Pharmacology for Nurses is a groundbreaking new text that teaches the basic concepts of pharmacology to undergraduate nursing students. The text focuses on critical need-to-know information and draws on the experience of fourteen contributing authors in the field of nursing. It takes a new approach to teaching the complex topic of pharmacology through its concise, digestible coverage of material, reader friendly design, and use of images and tables to reinforce content. This text is also intended as a reference for other nursing courses and as part of the nursing professional’s permanent reference library.

Designed to reflect real-life clinical applications, Pharmacology for Nurses also provides a fundamental introduction to pharmacology for nursing students. The basics of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics explained in relation to clinical practice. Patient and drug variables as well as drug interactions and effects are also fully explored along with the administration of medications.

Topics Covered:
Inter-relationship of physiologic processes
Effect of drugs on physiologic processes
Homeostatic nature of the body

Key Features:
Each chapter begins with a summary of Learning Objectives
Chapters conclude with summaries and practice questions

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Contributing Authors:

Dwayne Accardo, DNP, CRNA, APN
Catherine Bodine, RN, BSN
Jacqueline Lee Rosenjack Burchum, DNSc, FNP-BC, CNE
Hoi Sing Chung, Ph.D., R.N.
Karen Crowley, DNP, APRN-BC, WHNP, ANP
William Mark Enlow, DNP, ACNP, CRNA, DCC
Christopher S. Footit, RN, CS
Susan Greenfield, RN, PhD
Tara Kavanaugh, RN, MSN, MPH, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, WHNP-BC
Rhonda Lawes, MS, RN, CNE
Dion Mayes-Burnett, RN
Sarah Nadarajah, MSN, APRN, WHNP-BC
Jean A. Nicholas, MSN
Diane Pacitti, Ph.D., R.Ph.
Ashley Pratt MSN, WHNP-BC
Cliff Roberson, DNP, CRNA, APRN
Amy Rex Smith, DNSc, RN, ACNS, BC
Linda M. Tenofsky, Ph.D., ANP-BC
Diana M. Webber, DNP, APRN-CNP

Applicable Courses

This text is intended for undergraduate nursing students enrolled in ADN and BSN programs who need to take a core Pharmacology course. 

Chapter  1  Introduction to Pharmacology
Chapter  2  Introduction to Drug Action: The Interplay of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics
Chapter  3  Medication Administration
Chapter  4  Central Nervous System Drugs
Chapter  5  Autonomic Nervous System Drugs
Chapter  6  Cardiovascular Medications
Chapter  7  Respiratory Medications
Chapter  8  Pharmacology of the Gastrointestinal Tract
Chapter  9  Endocrine System Drugs
Chapter  10  Medications for Eye and Ear Disorders
Chapter  11  Pharmacology of the Genitourinary System
Chapter  12  Drugs Associated with Pregnancy, Labor and Delivery, and Lactation
Chapter  13  Pharmacology in Dermatologic Conditions
Chapter  14  Pharmacology of Psychotropic Medications
Chapter  15  Pharmacology of Anesthetic Drugs
Chapter  16  Pharmacology of Antimicrobial Drugs

Blaine T. Smith, RPh, PhD

Blaine Templar Smith, R.Ph., Ph.D. earned Bachelor’s degrees in Chemistry and Pharmacy, and a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences (with emphasis in Nuclear Pharmacy and Immunology) at the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Smith is a Registered Pharmacist in both Oklahoma and Massachusetts, practicing in a very wide spectrum of settings, including hospital in-patient, long-term care centers, independent and chain retail pharmacies, and Indian Health Service clinics and hospitals.  He completed a Post-Doctoral fellowship at the University of Oklahoma Genome Sequencing Center, participating in the Human Genome Project.

Dr. Smith has been a faculty member at the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy, the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences-Worcester, faculty member and Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Saint Joseph University School of Pharmacy, and Visiting Fellow at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

He has written, edited, and published several reference and textbooks related to the fields of medicine, pharmacy, and nursing. Additionally, he provides online teaching (both live and asynchronous) and continuing education, for participants ranging from ten-year-old Gifted and Talented students from around the globe, to health care professionals with continuing education licensure requirements.

Additional Titles by this Author
  • "I have been teaching using a concept-based approach with a textbook that is strictly drug classification-based.  I've developed advanced organizers for pharmacology students, and some active learning activities, but these lack a certain level of integration. Now with the Smith product I can present in a more integrated manner and teach conceptually from the textbook and of course from practice."

    ~Jim Harris, MSN, RN, PhD (Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College)


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