Essentials Of Pharmacology For Nurses

Author: Barber, Paul,Robertson, Deborah

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 033524565X

Category: Medical

Page: 216

View: 8038

"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.

Essentials of Pharmacology for Nurses

Author: Paul Barber,Deborah Robertson

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335245668

Category: Medical

Page: 216

View: 4635

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.

Essentials of Pharmacology for Nurses

Author: Paul Barber,Deborah Robertson

Publisher: McGraw-Hill International

ISBN: 0335234046

Category: Medical

Page: 264

View: 603

This is a user-friendly introductory text for the pre-registration student, designed to captures their interest and motivate them to seek out further knowledge on the subject. Focusing on the

Further Essentials Of Pharmacology For Nurses

Author: Barber, Paul,Parkes, Joy,Blundell, Diane

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335243975

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 5638

This user-friendly guide follows on from the bestselling book Essentials of Pharmacology for Nurses, and is written for pre-registration nursing students looking for an accessible guide to drug groups that goes beyond the essentials. It is simple and accessible and examines the next logical set of drug groups that nurses need to know.

Understanding Pharmacology

Essentials for Medication Safety

Author: M. Linda Workman,Linda A. LaCharity

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455739766

Category: Drugs

Page: 532

View: 9318

Pharmacology can be difficult. But with the right text, understanding drugs and how they work doesn't have to be! Using easy-to-follow language and engaging learning tools - like Memory Joggers, Clinical Pitfalls, Do Not Confuse, and Drug Alerts - the second edition of Understanding Pharmacology: Essentials for Medication Safety helps readers really understand how drugs work. In addition to the popular critical thinking activities from the first edition, the second edition also includes more chapter review questions, updated content, and a new organization that centers on the different body systems. For students who have a limited background in the sciences and want complete preparation for licensure exams and clinical practice, there is no better choice than Understanding Pharmacology, 2nd Edition! Entire unit reviewing math, weights and measures, and dosage calculation minimizes readers' anxiety and promotes medication safety. Clever, easy-to-recognize margin icons help visual learners remember essential side effects of drugs. Simplified heading structure replaces intimidating terminology (i.e. pharmacokinetics) with simplified language (How These Drugs Work) to increase understanding of concepts. Drug Alert!, Do-Not-Confuse, and Clinical Pitfall boxes highlight important tips for safe medication administration. Memory Jogger boxes help readers remember important drug information. Get Ready for Practice sections at the end of each chapter include key points, chapter review questions, and critical thinking activities to reinforce learning. 10th grade reading level uses straightforward, everyday language to really enhance readers' understanding of pharmacology concepts. Incorporation of adult learning theory features both a simple to complex organization of material along with answers to why readers need to learn something. NEW! Body system organization helps readers better understand drugs that are specific to particular body systems. NEW! More chapter review questions have been added to the text. All review questions are now organized into one of two categories: Test Yourself on the Basics and Test Yourself on Advanced Concepts.

Essentials of Pharmacology for Health Professions

Author: Bruce Colbert,Ruth Woodrow

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337670855

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 672

View: 6177

The ideal resource for those preparing for licensed practical nursing, medical assisting, and other allied health careers, best-selling ESSENTIALS OF PHARMACOLOGY FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS delivers the need to know drug information that gives you the confidence to master pharmacology as well as clinical applications to help you understand the relevancy and why behind the concepts. Part I provides a comprehensive review of pharmacologic principles, while Part II covers drugs, sources, legal concerns, and medical uses. Chapters organize drugs by classifications and include each drug's purpose, side effects, interactions, and precautions or contraindications. Offering a complete pharmacology resource for allied health professionals at every experience level, ESSENTIALS OF PHARMACOLOGY FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS, 8e also makes a great refresher and on-the-job reference. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing Pocket Handbook, Second Edition

Author: Marianne Chulay,Suzanne Burns,American Association of Critical-Care Nurses AACN

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071702733

Category: Medical

Page: 195

View: 2339

Essential Data Critical Care Nurses Must Know Endorsed by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, this go-anywhere handbook features tables and figures that encapsulate all the information required to give safe and effective care to critically ill patients. Contents include: Critical Care Drug Tables • Normal Values for Laboratory Tests and Physiologic Parameters • Lists of Assessment Components • Cardiac Rhythms: ECG Characteristics and Treatment Guides, Including Sample Rhythm Strips • 12-Lead ECG Changes in Acute Myocardial Ischemia and Infarct • Troubleshooting Guide for Hemodynamic Monitoring Equipment • Indications for Mechanical Ventilation • Weaning Assessment Tool • ACLS Algorithms.

Pharmacology for Nursing Care

Author: Richard A. Lehne

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437735827

Category: Medical

Page: 1467

View: 9267

Pharmacology for Nursing Care, 8th Edition , features a uniquely engaging writing style, clear explanations, and unmatched clinical precision and currency to helps the reader gain a solid understanding of key drugs and their implications -- as opposed to just memorization of certain facts.

Pharmacology

A Patient-Centered Nursing Process Approach

Author: Linda E. McCuistion,Jennifer J. Yeager,Mary Beth Winton,Kathleen DiMaggio

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323399150

Category: Medical

Page: 1008

View: 3375

Get the right dosage of pharmacology content to succeed on the NCLEX and as a professional nurse with Pharmacology: A Patient-Centered Nursing Process Approach, 9th Edition. Using a streamlined prototype approach and an emphasis on nursing care, this text makes it easy for today’s nursing students to better understand the complicated subject of pharmacology. The book’s detailed chapter on dosage calculation, the nursing process framework for drug therapy, strong QSEN focus, and summaries of prototype drugs help deliver the perfect pharmacology foundation. This new edition also features an improved overall organization, more streamlined content, updated prototype drug charts, a new chapter on transplant drugs, expanded information on cultural considerations, new and updated critical thinking case studies, and much more. In all, it’s the surest way to put your best foot forward when it comes to nursing pharmacology on the NCLEX and in practice! UNIQUE! An extensive, color-coded Drug Calculations chapter presents six methods of dosage calculation, providing a helpful review and supplement to a dosage calculations textbook. UNIQUE! Nursing Process summaries present patient care and drug therapy within the framework of each step of the nursing process, including information on patient teaching and cultural considerations. UNIQUE! Illustrated overviews of normal anatomy and physiology open each unit and provide a critical foundational review for understanding how drugs work in each body system. Chapter on safety and quality discusses medication errors, specific nursing measures to promote safety, National Patient Safety Goals, and many other safety issues and concerns. Cultural considerations icons highlight important cultural considerations in the Nursing Process sections. QSEN focus emphasizes patient-centered care, safety, quality, and collaboration and teamwork. Application-level NCLEX Study Questions at the end of each chapter help prepare readers for the growing pharmacology coverage on the NCLEX Examination. Consistent RN-standard chapter pedagogy includes objectives, outlines, key terms with page references, and activities on the Evolve companion website. Coverage of prioritization throughout the text helps readers learn to prioritize nursing care and differentiate need-to-know from nice-to-know content. NEW! Streamlined content and improved organization makes this edition even more user-friendly. NEW! Patient Safety boxes reinforce concepts related to medication safety, and more. NEW! New chapter on Transplant Drugs discusses key drugs prescribed for organ transplants. NEW! Updated Prototype Drug Charts provide easy access to key information for the most commonly used drugs, including dosages, contraindications, drug-lab-food interactions, pharmacokinetics, and more. NEW! New pregnancy categories regulations are addressed in all chapters where pregnancy categories were mentioned. NEW! Additional QSEN icons will be included in boxes that discuss patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, safety, or informatics. NEW! Expanded chapter on cultural considerations now includes new information on community-based nursing content. NEW! Complementary and Alternative Therapies boxes (formerly Herbal Alert boxes) more appropriately reflect the content, which covers more than just safety information. NEW! New or updated Critical thinking case studies are included at the end of every chapter to challenge readers to apply knowledge and analytical skills to realistic patient scenarios.

Study Guide for Pharmacology for Nursing Care

Author: Jennifer J. Yeager,Jacqueline Burchum,Laura Rosenthal

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323370004

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 6993

Complex pharmacologic information is simple to learn with this complete study resource! Designed to accompany Lehne’s Pharmacology for Nursing Care, 9th Edition, this robust workbook features critical thinking study questions, case studies, and patient teaching scenarios that help you connect pharmacology concepts with their impact on patient care. Plus, an emphasis on priority nursing care with NCLEX examination-style review questions prepares you for success on the exam. NCLEX Examination-style questions are included in each chapter. NEW! NCLEX-style alternate format questions including prioritization questions, bolster your readiness for the NCLEX Exam while supporting review of core pharmacology content NEW! Increased emphasis on patient safety features questions on safe patient care that challenge you to select appropriate actions to prevent or remediate medication errors. NEW! Detailed rationales for all prioritization questions are included in the answer key and encompass explanations for both correct and incorrect responses.

Understanding the Essentials of Critical Care Nursing

Author: Kathleen Perrin,Carrie Ed MacLeod

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9780134146348

Category: Medical

Page: 640

View: 9994

This title is appropriate for all baccalaureate-level courses in critical care and advanced adult or medical surgical nursing, as well as for hospital orientation programs for beginning critical care nurses. An introduction to critical care that helps nurses deliver safe, effective care that optimizes patients' outcome Understanding the Essentials of Critical Care Nursing provides novice critical care nurses with a firm foundation so that they are able to understand the complexities of care; deliver safe, effective care; and begin their transition to expert nurses. It identifies concepts and techniques that are unique to critical care nursing and focuses on the essentials of providing care to patients with disorders that are commonly seen in critical care settings. Evidence-based practices, safety initiatives, commonly used medications, and leading technologies for providing better care are highlighted throughout the book. The Third Edition includes current recommendations for practice as well as new NCLEX�-style questions and analytical Why/Why Not features that spark critical thinking and test readers' understanding. By concentrating on the problems that the new critical care nurse is most likely to encounter, the text establishes the groundwork students need to become increasingly effective nurses capable of offering advanced care.

Fundamentals of Pharmacology

A Text for Nurses and Health Professionals

Author: Alan Galbraith

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780582404670

Category: Pharmacology

Page: 792

View: 5955

Fundamentals of Pharmacology provides a comprehensive pharmacology text for both students and professionals within nursing and allied health. Widely respected for its authoritative coverage of the scientific principles of pharmacology the text describes the principles of how drugs act on the body and their clinical applications. Thirteen sections cover different aspects of pharmacology examining drug groups according to their pharmacological effects, their action on physiological processes or the pathophysiological conditions they are used to treat. *Written by nursing teachers and pharmacologists specifically for nursing and allied health students *Covers scientific principles of pharmacology linked to clinical applications *Strong pedagogical features, including use of icons, boxed features, chapter opening objectives, case studies at the end of each section, annotated guides for further reading, and end-of-chapter questions *Attractive presentation and layout in two-colour format *Drug summary tables for easy reference *Glossary of terms and appendices of useful drug data

Pharmacology for Nurses

Author: Smith

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1284150747

Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 1775

A Revolutionary New Undergraduate Pharmacology Text for Nursing Students Add the 2014 Nursing Drug Handbook Mobile App Now Available on iTunes and Google Play 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 rel

Fundamentals of Pharmacology

An Applied Approach for Nursing and Health

Author: Alan Galbraith,Shane Bullock,Elizabeth Manias,Barry Hunt,Ann Richards

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317325877

Category: Medical

Page: 976

View: 4569

Your comprehensive and current introduction to the fascinating field of Pharmacology, applied to Nursing and Health! Now fully updated in line with changes in clinical practice, new drugs and research developments. This clear and readable text will guide you through how drugs act within the body coupled with their clinical application. Sections covering social, legal and professional issues are included alongside the scientific principles of pharmacology. Drug groups are considered according to their pharmacological effects, their action on physiological processes and the conditions they are used to treat.

Aspinall's Complete Textbook of Veterinary Nursing

Author: Nicola Ackerman,Victoria Aspinall

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702066095

Category: Medical

Page: 832

View: 1763

The third edition of Aspinall’s Complete Textbook of Veterinary Nursing is the ideal text for both student and qualified veterinary nurses as it covers the entire veterinary nursing syllabus. Now written in the main by veterinary nurses this book comprehensively covers all aspects of the veterinary nursing role from client communication to nutritional support. All chapters have been revised in line with changes in legislation and regulation but also theoretical and practical aspects. Greater emphasis on the veterinary practice structure including the role of corporate businesses and use of social media bring this edition fully up to date. The new edition welcomes Nicola Ackerman as principal editor. Nicola is past officer of the BVNA and past executive editor of the Veterinary Nursing Journal. Nicola is a winner of several awards including the Blue Cross/BVNA Veterinary Nurse of the Year and the Barbara Cooper / CAW Professional Development Award for outstanding service to the veterinary nursing profession. Nicola was the first Veterinary Nurse in the UK to become a veterinary nurse specialist in nutrition. Evolve Resources containing Self-assessment questions for every chapter to test learning Image Bank of over 700 figures Additional chapters Comprehensive content ideal for both student and qualified veterinary nurses Over 700 full colour illustrations for enhanced understanding Written by veterinary nurses for veterinary nurses Recommended reading given for each chapter to aid further research New chapters on Emergency Critical care, Fluid therapy, Practice and Staff management and Consulting skills. Anaesthesia and Analgesia chapter fully revised and updated. New chapter on Equine Behaviour and Handling, including recognition of pain in equines.

Illustrated Pharmacology for Nurses

Author: Terje Simonsen,Jarle Aarbakke,Ian Kay

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0340809728

Category: Medical

Page: 480

View: 7354

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.

Essentials of Pediatric Nursing

Author: Terri Kyle

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781751155

Category: Medical

Page: 1198

View: 8547

"Essentials of Pediatric Nursing is intended for Pediatric Nursing courses with an integrated pediatric curriculum. It provides a unique concept-based approach and nursing process focus, that helps students go from concept to application by building on previously mastered knowledge from other courses. Organized into four logical units, Kyle: Essentials of Pediatric Nursing covers a broad scope of topics with an emphasis on common issues and pediatric-specific information. In addition, it has a variety of learning features to ensure student retention, such as, Healthy People 2010 boxes, Threaded Case Studies and Comparison Charts highlighting common diseases. Plus, it includes a BONUS CD-ROM and companion website that provide numerous resources for both students and instructors, including video clips of each developmental stage and care of the hospitalized child!

Focus on Nursing Pharmacology

Author: Amy Morrison Karch

Publisher: LWW

ISBN: 9781496318213

Category: Medical

Page: 1070

View: 8305

"Amy Karch has found that students learn best when concepts are built upon each other, growing from simple to complex, building on a foundation of understanding. Organized by body systems, this heavily illustrated book organizes essential nursing pharmacology information into focused, easy-to-learn steps. Building key concepts upon each other, the text gives students a solid foundation of understanding. Easy to understand drug prototype boxes are integrated throughout the book as well as integrated content summaries. Contains more images depicting drug actions than any of the book's competitors. Includes the popular and proven "Focus on" theme for drug use across the lifespan, cultural and gender considerations, evidence-based practice, patient teaching, herbal and alternative therapies and dosage calculation; including "Focus on Safe Medication Administration;" and a "Drugs in Focus" table for each classification of drugs. Focused content and focused features equal a focused student. Drug discussions include therapeutic actions and indications, pharmacokinetics, contraindications and cautions and adverse effects. Detailed rationales are presented throughout. Each chapter opens with Learning Objectives and a Glossary of Key Terms, and ends with NCLEX-style questions, and contains a case study-based critical thinking exercise that sets up a situation, shows critical thinking, and then presents a discussion and case-based nursing care guide. Features like this make the book an essential teaching tool!"--Publisher's Website.

Fundamentals of Applied Pathophysiology

An Essential Guide for Nursing and Healthcare Students

Author: Ian Peate

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119219493

Category: Medical

Page: 624

View: 8684

Fundamentals of Applied Pathophysiology continues to be an accessible and comprehensive introductory text to pathophysiology, written specifically for nursing and healthcare students to assist in the understanding of human anatomy, and the complex disease patterns that affect normal physiology. Thoroughly updated, and with full-colour illustrations throughout, this new edition incorporates additional learning features including reflective questions at the end of each chapter, investigation boxes, medication alerts, red flags to indicate essential information to be aware of when providing care, vital signs boxes relating to physiological measurements as well as inclusion of the National Early Warning Score. With emphasis placed on a multidisciplinary approach, Fundamentals of Applied Pathophysiology highlights the importance of contemporary, safe, and effective practice in an environment in which the delivery of care is constantly evolving.