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This ideal starter text for student nurses makes pharmacology less intimidating by focusing on the knowledge needed at pre-registration level in order to practice as a newly qualified nurse. Noted for its clear layout and jargon-free language, this updated edition introduces pharmacology in a friendly, informative way. The book does not assume previous knowledge of pharmacology, or a level of confidence with maths and drugs calculations. This new edition has been carefully expanded to include a new chapter introducing drug calculations and measurements as well as more detail on drugs used in chronic conditions, as well as more on pharmacology for the older patient and for other specific groups such as children, pregnant women or those with minor illness. More case scenarios have been added to encourage nurses to apply knowledge to a range of different people with a range of needs. The book contains: 90 calculations and 100 multiple choice questions to help perfect your skills and assess learning Clinical tip boxes linking pharmacology to the role of the nurse 35 patient scenarios across a range of clinical settings References to key clinical tests and the latest NICE guidelines The book emphasises application of pharmacological principles to all areas of practice including drug action, interaction and side effects, and is useful to all students of pharmacology whether as part of a 3 year course, post-qualifying course, top-up course or standalone module. "This latest edition of a key textbook on pharmacology for nurses has moved forward from previous editions by becoming stronger by the inclusion of a greater scope of material so maintaining its place as an essential pharmacology book for current and forthcoming nursing students in all clinical practice fields to give them a strong evidence base for their studies and clinical practice. The addition of a chapter on drug calculations is an essential step forward in this edition for all students as this is a key component within all current nursing degree programmes. The continued use of case studies and clinical tips makes learning fun both as an individual but also in small learning groups of students. It follows a clear pathway for learning: it is easy to read, is clearly written and shows the importance of aspects of pharmacology within the work of a nurse. " Keith Booles, Senior Nurse Lecturer/Module Leader, Faculty of Health Sciences, Staffordshire University, UK
"An essential purchase for all nursing students ... It is easy to read, clearly written and follows a logical path through a wide scope of subjects relating to pharmacology in nursing ... This book will enable the student reader to develop the necessary knowledge and understanding to be a competent, safe and caring nurse." Keith Booles, Senior Nurse Lecturer/Module Leader, Adult Nursing Practice, Faculty of Health, Staffordshire University, UK "This book is excellent in terms of how it explains complex ideas in simple terms ... It's a practical guide to drugs used in nursing, telling you drug types, effects on the body and side effects the client might encounter. A truly invaluable book for students and nurses alike." Carol Molly Casey, Student Nurse, University of Wolverhampton, UK "This second edition ... provides excellent case studies that [make the subject] come alive by engaging with and applying the theory to realistic patient scenarios along with the very practical 'clinical tips'. This is an excellent introductory text both for pre-registration nurses to prepare them for them today's modern nursing roles and also for those post registration nurses embarking on prescribing courses ... The format is easy to read and breaks down barriers encouraging the reader to delve into this exciting subject." Karen Ford, Programme leader for Non-Medical Prescribing, De Montfort University, UK "This book is easy to read with clear explanations throughout and suitable for all branches of nurse education. Each chapter has clear learning objectives, clinical tips to aid thinking and supported with case studies and multiple choice questions ... There are clear links to clinical practice throughout. I would recommend this as a core book to all nursing students undertaking nurse education." Lesley Drayton, Senior Lecturer, Anglia Ruskin University, UK This ideal starter text for student nurses aims to make pharmacology less intimidating and focuses on the knowledge needed at pre-registration level in order to practice as a newly qualified nurse, in a variety of different settings. The book does not assume previous knowledge of pharmacology, or a level of confidence with maths and drugs calculations. Noted for its clear layout and jargon-free language, this updated edition introduces pharmacology and calculations in a friendly, informative way. This new edition has been carefully expanded to include more detail on adverse drug reactions and interactions, antimicrobials, drugs used in chronic conditions and drugs used in mental health and the text has been fully updated to include the latest NICE guidelines. It contains: 90 calculations and 100 multiple choice questions to help perfect your skills and assess learning Clinical tip boxes linking pharmacology to the role of the nurse Patient scenarios from a range of different clinical settings References to key guidelines and clinical tests The book emphasises application of pharmacological principles to all areas of practice including drug action, interaction and side effects.
This accessible book follows on from Essentials of Pharmacology for Nurses by looking at the next logical set of drugs that nurses need to know such as cancer drugs, cardiovascular drugs and vaccines.
Organized according to classifications, this book provides an extensive framework of drug information in a concise format. The Internet as a reference tool is examined, and includes links to reliable websites. The new edition is updated with 200 new drugs, information about the uses and effects of herbs, and the USP Quality Review list of similar drug names.CD-ROM in the back of Essentials of Pharmacology for Health Occupations includes: multiple-choice and fill-in the blank questions, a speed test, tic-tac-toe, the Pharmacology Championship Game, Crossword Puzzles, Case Studies and sound-alike drugs activity.
Gives clinical significance of drug interactions and drug dosage calculations - Provides the essentials of the subject for nursing students who shoulder a big responsibility in administering medicine and treatment to patients - It helps to understand the disease process, clinical pharmacology and therapeutical aspects in medical practice - Drug action is clearly explained at the molecular, cellular, tissue and organ levels including the pharmacotherapeutic recommendations that reflect the current accepted medical practice - It cautions that treatment recommendations must be considered in the light of the patients' clinical history

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