Study Guide for Understanding Pharmacology, Essentials for Medication Safety

Study Guide for Understanding Pharmacology

Essentials for Medication Safety

By M. Linda Workman, PhD, RN, FAAN, Senior Volunteer Faculty, College of Nursing, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio; Formerly, Gertrude Perkins Oliva Professor of Oncology, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio; Linda LaCharity, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH; Susan L. Kruchko, MS, RN; Jennifer A. Ponto, RN, BSN, Instructor, Department of Vocational Nursing, South Plains College, Levelland, TX; Linda Lea Kerby, RNC, BSN, MA, Educational Consultant, Mastery Educational Consultations, Leawood, KS and Julie S. Snyder, MSN, RN-BC, Adjunct Faculty, School of Nursing, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia


Part One: Overview of Pharmacology
1. Drug Actions and Body Responses
2. Safely Preparing and Giving Drugs
3. Teaching Patients About Drug Therapy
Part Two: Mathematics in Pharmacology
4. Medical Systems of Weights and Measures
5. Math Review and Introduction to Dosage Calculation
6. Dosage Calculation of Intravenous Solutions and Drugs
Part Three: Clinical Categories and Uses of Drugs
7. Drugs for Pain and Sleep Problems
8. Anti-inflammatory Drugs
9. Anti-infective Drugs: Antibacterial Drugs
10. Anti-infective Drugs: Antiviral Drugs
11. Anti-infective Drugs: Antitubercular and Antifungal Drugs
12. Drugs that Affect Urine Output
13. Drugs for Hypertension
14. Drugs for Heart Failure
15. Antidysrhythmic Drugs
16. Drugs for High Blood Lipids
17. Drugs that Affect Blood Clotting
18. Drugs for Asthma and Other Respiratory Problems
19. Drugs for Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, and Constipation
20. Drugs for Gastric Ulcers and Reflux
21. Drugs for Seizures
22. Drugs for Depression, Anxiety, and Psychosis
23. Drugs for Parkinson's and Alzheimer's Disease
24. Drugs for Endocrine Problems
25. Drugs for Diabetes
26. Drugs for Glaucoma
27. Drugs for Cancer Therapy