Abrams' Clinical Drug Therapy: Rationales for Nursing by Sandra Smith, Geralyn Frandsen

By Sandra Smith, Geralyn Frandsen

This well known middle nursing pharmacology textbook presents precise insurance of nursing interventions for drug remedy with similar rationales. hugely praised for its equipped and readable presentation, the textual content explains the "why" in the back of each one nursing motion, and emphasizes how medicines paintings in a different way in numerous sufferers. The tenth variation has a brand new clean layout and process with an further specialize in sufferer security built-in into the textual content.

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Drug stimulation of normal cell functions 11/27/2012 12:01:30 PM 22 The Conceptual Framework of Pharmacology SECTION 1 3. A nurse is caring for a man who has worsening liver disease. In monitoring his medication, it is important to know that a patient with liver disease may have impaired drug A. B. C. D. absorption distribution metabolism excretion Serum Drug Levels A serum drug level is a laboratory measurement of the amount of a drug in the blood at a particular time (Fig. 5). It reflects dosage, absorption, bioavailability, half-life, and the rates of metabolism and excretion.

With chronic administration, some drugs stimulate liver cells to produce larger amounts of drug-metabolizing enzymes. This enzyme induction accelerates drug metabolism because larger amounts of the enzymes (and more binding sites) allow larger amounts of a drug to be metabolized during a given period. As a result, larger doses of the rapidly metabolized drug may be required to produce or maintain therapeutic effects. , acetaminophen). , cortisol, estrogens, testosterone, vitamin D). However, enzyme induction does not occur for 1 to 3 weeks after an inducing agent is started, because new enzyme proteins must be synthesized.

Critical Thinking Questions 1-1. A discussion in the first day of a pharmacology class concerns developing strategies for studying pharmacology. • Why is it important to concentrate on therapeutic classifications and their prototypes? • Why is it important to understand the physiology related to a drug's action? , et al. (2007). Quality and safety education for nurses. Nursing Outlook, 55(3), 122–131. , Talbert, R. , & Posey. L. M. ). (2011). ). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. Fick, D. , Cooper, J. , Wade, W.

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