Pharmacology and Medicines Management for Nurses E-Book

Author: George Downie,Jean Mackenzie,Arthur Williams,Caroline Milne

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702033332

Category: Medical

Page: 576

View: 2837

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. An understanding of medicines and their effects on patients remains a crucial area of nursing knowledge. This book provides a thorough foundation upon which nurses can build their clinical experience to achieve competence. It not only provides information on the actions of drugs on the body but also gives clear guidance on the practical aspects of medicines management in both hospital and community. Organisation of the text broadly follows the British National Formulary for ease of use. Management of medicines linked to their therapeutic use Medicine administration linked with relevant care of patients where possible Basic principles of clinical pharmacology underpin the therapeutic chapters A chapter on the role of patients and carers is included All content revised in the light of changes in drug therapy, clinical practice and medicines management including nurse prescribing Key objectives for each chapter Self-assessment exercises with answers More detail relating to palliative care; nurse prescribing A new section on Intensive Therapy Totally redesigned in two colours with improved design and page layout, and better illustrations

Medicine Management for Nurses

Case Book

Author: Paul Barber

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335245765

Category: Medical

Page: 234

View: 1267

This essential case book is aimed at nurses studying pharmacology/medicine management at pre-registration level as well as qualified nurses studying Non Medical Prescribing. The cases cover a variety of conditions helping students to learn what to do in many types of scenarios.

Medicines Management for Nurses at a Glance

Author: Simon Young,Ben Pitcher

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118840674

Category: Medical

Page: 120

View: 4395

Medicines Management for Nurses at a Glance is the perfect companion for study and revision for pre-registration nursing and healthcare students. Combining superb full colour illustrations with accessible and informative text, it provides an easy-to-read and supportive guide to the key pharmacological knowledge nursing students and registered nurses need to know. Divided into three sections, the first introduces key topics within clinical pharmacology and medicines management including, numeracy, pharmacokinetics, routes of administration, and pharmacodynamics. The second and final sections cover the management of medicines for common medical conditions, drug interactions, side effects, and safe and effective prescribing. Written specifically for nurses, it covers the fundamentals of pharmacology as they apply to nursing practice. Breaks down complex concepts in an accessible way, providing helpful overviews of all key pharmacological topics. Includes practical issues relating to practice, and is written to support the Essential Skills Cluster of the NMC, and the content of the BNF. Includes content relevant to each of the four fields of nursing, and covers drugs for specific groups such as children, pregnant and breastfeeding women, and the elderly. A companion website is available at www.ataglanceseries.com/nursing/medicinesmanagement featuring interactive multiple choice questions.

Trounce's Clinical Pharmacology for Nurses E-Book

Author: Clive P. Page,Ben Greenstein,Dinah Gould

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702039500

Category: Medical

Page: 512

View: 767

With the important part played by nurses in the administration of drugs and in recording their effects, an understanding of pharmacology and its application to patient care is an integral part of pre-registration nursing education. This popular textbook gives an up-to-date account of the action and use of drugs in the treatment and prevention of disease, as well as exploring the principles underlying drug usage. The eighteenth edition of this highly successful textbook builds on the foundation of its predecessors by bringing the text fully up to date with developments in the world of clinical pharmacology and current trends in clinical practice.

Clinical Nursing Practices E-Book

Guidelines for Evidence-Based Practice: E-Book

Author: Elizabeth Jamieson,Janice M. McCall,Lesley A. Whyte

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702033383

Category: Medical

Page: 432

View: 3033

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It is a well-known text that provides guidelines for over 40 common nursing procedures carried out by carers in a variety of settings. The development of competence in these practices is one of the most important aspects of pre-registration programmes, and this is one of the few UK-based texts that takes an educational approach to these practices as opposed to a purely procedure-driven approach. As in previous editions, the emphasis is on a holistic approach with the recognition that each patient is a unique individual. Each procedure contains rationale and information for patient education in addition to step by step guidance. Skills explained step by step to facilitate learning The comprehensive range of procedures including advanced practices will give readers confidence when they begin clinical work Relevance to hospital and community settings makes it applicable to a wide audience The rationale sections link to the evidence-base thereby ensuring best practice

Basic Pharmacology for Nurses - E-Book

Author: Michelle Willihnganz,Bruce D. Clayton

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323293093

Category: Medical

Page: 912

View: 2601

Basic Pharmacology for Nurses is a modern classic. Known for its impeccably accurate drug content and practical applications of the nursing process, this trusted text consistently emphasizes health promotion through monitoring and patient education. Introductory units ground your knowledge in the basic principles of pharmacology and medication administration, while subsequent body-system units prepare you to apply the nursing process to every major disorder. UNIQUE! Two-tiered application of the nursing process provides the general principles of care, along with specific nursing implications for each drug class or individual drug. Meticulously accurate and updated drug content keeps the book in step with the latest FDA approvals, withdrawals, and changes in therapeutic uses. UNIQUE! Introduction to Cardiovascular Disease and Metabolic Syndrome sets the stage for an understanding of the progression of cardiovascular disease and the pharmacologic treatment of that progression. UNIQUE! Patient Teaching boxes equip you for health teaching related to medications. LPN Threads design presents information in an easy to understand and visually engaging manner. NEW! Increased emphasis on medication safety prepares you for a clinical environment that is more focused than ever on reducing drug errors. NEW! Updated and added coverage keeps you up to date with the latest information on genetics, pharmacogenomics, and racial/gender factors in drug actions.

Nursing Knowledge and Practice E-Book

Author: Maggie Mallik,Carol Hall,David Howard

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702037524

Category: Medical

Page: 504

View: 3821

Nursing knowledge and practice is a comprehensive textbook which forms an ideal basis for foundation nursing students. The core emphasis in the organisation and presentation of knowledge in this third edition remains focused on the in-depth knowledge required by nurses to deliver care in the practice setting. The chapter contents encompass knowledge that applies to all branches of nursing e.g. Communication, Confusion, Aggression and Rehabilitation Safety and Risk, Infection Control, Medicines etc. The structure of all chapters is unique in integrating knowledge from subject areas often taught separately in the nursing curriculum. This enables the foundation student to integrate this range of knowledge in making decisions about the delivery of nursing care to patients/clients in all fields of nursing. Exercises are included to encourage reflection on practice and develop critical thinking skills. It also promotes the expansion of professional knowledge through the development of portfolio evidence. Building on the outstanding success of previous editions the authors have drawn extensively on current best evidence, including research, policy and substantial internet based resources, reflecting UK and international perspectives. • Each chapter begins with an overview of the content and concludes with a summary to help evaluate learning • Case studies reflect the diverse range of client needs and care settings of the four nursing branches and help relate theory to practice • Reflective exercises and suggestions for portfolio evidence, along with decision-making activities, promote reflection on personal experience and links to nursing practice using a problem-based approach • Current research is highlighted throughout, demonstrating the evidence-base for practice decisions. • Key web sites, annotated further reading and references encourage readers to pursue contemporary evidence that underpins competency-based practice. Full colour throughout Content fully updated in line with developments in clinical practice, teaching requirements and the evidence-base Free electronic ancillaries on Evolve enhance the knowledge provided in each chapter with additional information, exercises and resources An introductory chapter on ‘Nursing Knowledge and Practice’ explores the role and context of nursing, nationally and internationally, providing foundation information on core knowledge areas common to all nursing curricula.

Foundations of Nursing Practice E-Book

Fundamentals of Holistic Care

Author: Chris Brooker,Anne Waugh

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0723435340

Category: Medical

Page: 748

View: 2470

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It is written specifically to meet the needs of nursing students undertaking the common foundation programme. It aims to explain how and why sensitive, holistic and evidence-based nursing care is carried out. Therefore it is relevant to students who will enter all branches of nursing and includes material that is both common to all and specific to each branch. The book aims to provide all students on foundation nursing and health care programmes with material of sufficient depth/breadth to achieve the NMC outcomes required for entry into the branch programmes. There is an emphasis not only on the theory that underpins nursing practice in the common foundation programme but also on nursing skills which form an increasingly emphasized part of the programme. The chapters have been reviewed by experts from each branch and also clinical skills to ensure the content reflects each branch accurately and appropriately. Emphasis on clinical skills & lifelong learning Realistic scenarios reinforce the need for patient/client-centred care with a holistic approach Activity boxes for all branches and age groups in each chapter ensure relevance to nurses in diverse settings An integrated approach to health promotion with activity boxes emphasises that health maintenance and promotion are central to contemporary nursing practice Reflection, critical thinking and research/appraisal skills are encouraged with a problem centred approach that will help to develop the skills needed to provide sensitive and effective, high quality care and to integrate theory with practice The emphasis on nursing/clinical skills underlines the importance of core skills - an integral part of the patient/client experience Cultural diversity is a core theme throughout The importance of evidence-based practice is highlighted and the text helps readers are assisted to acquire the skills to provide evidence-based care A wide range of general and branch-specific interactive boxes help to develop an understanding of some issues in other branches as well as the core issues that affect all nurses. Self- test questions and answers provide an opportunity for readers to take responsibility for and check their learning. Valuable learning tools are included: glossary of key terms, useful websites and references

Calculating Drug Doses Safely E-Book

A Handbook For Nurses and Midwives

Author: George Downie,Jean Mackenzie,Arthur Williams

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702049875

Category: Medical

Page: 216

View: 8689

This book is designed to help nurses make accurate drug calculations and improve patient safety. It is written in an accessible style to make learning as easy as possible. The simple, clear and friendly approach will be a major help to anyone who hates maths. Real examples from prescriptions and medicine labels are used to simulate actual practice and help make the link with the theory. The range of specialties covered makes the content relevant to all areas of nursing practice. Real-life examples taken from prescriptions and medicine labels will help nurses to relate the mathematical theory to everyday clinical practice Revision of the underlying arithmetic ensures a solid basis A stepped approach allows readers to proceed at their own pace More advanced material is included to suit a range of abilities New ‘How to use this book’ section More examples relating to renal, ITU, drug dosing, fluid balance and a wider range of examples Text restructured so less intimidating material is at the beginning e.g. molarity comes later Level of examples and exercises made clearer

Practices in Children's Nursing E-Book

Author: Ethel Trigg,Toby Mohammed,Louise Ford,Hermione Montgomery,Vicky Vidler

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702044458

Category: Medical

Page: 520

View: 6494

The skills required by children’s nurses are many and varied, and are undertaken in a variety of settings. This book provides a clinical manual of common practices. Each practice is research-based and presented in a common format which covers: Objectives, Rationale, Factors to note, Guidelines, Positioning, Equipment, Method, Special observations and possible complications, and References and further reading. The guidelines have been written specifically for children’s nursing by contributors from well-known children’s units. They are not simply adaptations from adult practices and therefore recognise the unique differences between adult and children’s nursing. The introductory section covers common concepts and infection control. There are also appendices on the use of play as a distraction, and on complementary therapies. The common format of each practice makes the book easy to use and refer to in a clinical setting. Each practice is based on the latest research to ensure it is evidence-based and up to date Introductory chapters cover issues common to all practices to make the book easier to use. The appendix on play reinforces its common usage as a distraction technique A chapter on complementary therapies explains these as they are becoming more widespread All practices have been reviewed by regional centres to avoid parochialism Content reorganised to reflect the Essential Skills Clusters from the NMC New chapter on communicating with children All chapters updated to reflect the current evidence base

Medicines Management in Mental Health Nursing

Author: Stan Mutsatsa

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473965845

Category: Medical

Page: 312

View: 9079

Medicines are a crucial part of the jigsaw when considering how to provide recovery-focussed care in mental health. It is important that mental health nurses understand how psychiatric drugs work, what the common treatments are and appreciate the ethical and legal dimensions that affect how medicines can and should be used in mental health care. Using innovative activities and real-life case studies, this book has been carefully designed to provide all this and more making it the ideal resource to build knowledge and confidence in this crucial area of practice. Key features · Clear explanations of both the underlying biology and pharmacology as well as the wider practicalities of working with medicines · Provides accessible information on the most common conditions and treatments · Linked to the NMC standards and essential skills clusters · Activities and case studies help students to apply what they have learnt to practice and consider the full impact that medicines will have on service users

Medicines Management

A Nursing Perspective

Author: Sandra Crouch,Michael Crouch,Carol Chapelhow

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780132217347

Category: Medical

Page: 536

View: 4725

Medicines Management: A Problem-Based Approachuses patient scenariosto explore pharmacology and medicines management.The book provides the pharmacological background, and examines the other factors, which enable nurses to provide care to the patient. It will equip the new nurse with the skills they need to problem-solve, prioritise and make decisions while delivering effective care.

Essentials Of Pharmacology For Nurses

Author: Barber, Paul,Robertson, Deborah

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 033524565X

Category: Medical

Page: 216

View: 1207

"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.

Essential Nursing Skills E-Book

Author: Maggie Nicol,Carol Bavin,Patricia Cronin,Karen Rawlings-Anderson,Elaine Cole,Janet Hunter

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0723437777

Category: Medical

Page: 432

View: 440

As a nursing student you will have learnt lots of nursing theory and research – but how do you translate this into practice and apply it to the skills you need? Where do you start? What steps should be carried out and in what order? What should you do afterwards? Essential Nursing Skills answers these questions for over 130 clinical skills. Each one is explained from start to finish, using a step-by-step approach, with clear illustrations and colour photographs to enhance understanding. Small enough to carry with you and specifically designed and written to aid learning, this book is invaluable for nurses across all fields. • Attractive design – easy to use • Skills explained step by step • Comprehensive list of skills covers all that students will encounter in practice • Points for Practice sections encourage readers to reflect and learn • Further reading and references point to the evidence and knowledge base for each skill. Full-colour photographs illustrate many of the procedures Full colour is used throughout to help navigate procedures Section listing normal values of commonly used blood tests Skills to assess deteriorating patients and care for patients undergoing surgery Reflects changes in nursing and professional national guidelines.

Lehne's Pharmacology for Nursing Care

Author: Jacqueline Burchum,Laura Rosenthal

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323340261

Category: Medical

Page: 1472

View: 8456

A favorite among nursing students, Pharmacology for Nursing Care, 8th Edition, features a uniquely engaging writing style, clear explanations, and unmatched clinical precision and currency to help you gain a solid understanding of key drugs and their implications -- as opposed to just memorization of certain facts. Compelling features such as a drug prototype approach, use of large and small print to distinguish need-to-know versus nice-to-know content, and a focus on major nursing implications save you study time by directing your attention on the most important, need-to-know information. The new edition also features an abundance of content updates to keep you ahead of the curve in school and in professional practice. UNIQUE! Engaging writing style with clear explanations makes content easy to grasp and even enjoyable to learn. A drug prototype approach uses one drug within each drug family to characterize all members of its group to help you learn about related drugs currently on the market and drugs that will be released once you begin practice. UNIQUE! Special Interest Topic boxes address timely issues in pharmacology and connect pharmacology content with current trends. Large print/small print design distinguishes essential "need-to-know" information from "nice-to-know" information. Limited discussion of adverse effects and drug interactions keeps your limited study time focused on only the most clinically important information. Reliance on up-to-date evidence-based clinical guidelines ensures that therapeutic uses are clinically relevant. Integrated and summarized nursing content demonstrates the vital interplay between drug therapy and nursing care. Coverage of dietary supplements and herbal interactions equips you to alert patients and caregivers to the potential dangers of certain dietary supplements, including interactions with prescribed and over-the-counter drugs and herbal therapies. Additional learning features provide a touchstone for study and review as you complete reading assignments and build a foundation of pharmacologic knowledge. Updated drug content and related nursing content reflect the very latest FDA drug approvals, withdrawals, and evidence-based therapeutic uses. Expanded and updated content on medication safety prepares you to pass the NCLEX Examination and practice safe medication administration in the clinical setting. Expanded coverage of pharmacogenomics introduces you to the many different genetic factors that influence drug therapy. New information on electronic prescribing primes you for nursing practice in the 21st century, as electronic prescribing systems become more common in the clinical setting. Updated coverage of evidence-based clinical treatment guidelines, particularly those for cholesterol and diabetes management, promotes evidence-based practice in nursing pharmacology. New chapter (Chapter 39) on nicotine and tobacco abuse highlights our growing understanding of the unique addictive properties of nicotine and the nursing considerations for helping patients improve their health through smoking cessation. Canadian drug names are now included and highlighted with a maple leaf icon to familiarize U.S readers with other trade names they may see and to make the book more useful for Canadian students. I. INTRODUCTION 1. Orientation to Pharmacology 2. Application of Pharmacology in Nursing Practice 3. Drug Regulation, Development, Names, and Information II. BASIC PRINCIPLES OF PHARMACOLOGY 4. Pharmacokinetics 5. Pharmacodynamics 6. Drug Interactions

Medicines Management in Children's Nursing

Author: Karen Blair

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781844457526

Category: Medical

Page: 224

View: 6287

Children's nurses must develop the crucial skills of correct medicines management and calculations in order to provide safe care to their patients. This book specifically supports pre-registration students in meeting the required competencies for medicines management needed to pass formal assessment and qualify as a children's nurse. It is clearly structured around the NMC Essential Skills Clusters for medicines management, covering legal aspects, drugs calculations, administration, storage, record keeping, introductory pharmacology, patient communication and contextual issues in medication. The book is written in user-friendly language and uses patient scenarios to explain concepts and apply theory to practice.

Mental Health Nursing E-Book

Author: Ruth Elder,Katie Evans,Debra Nizette,Steve Trenoweth

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702046647

Category: Medical

Page: 496

View: 7683

This exciting new book offers a contemporary manual for the mental health nurse within a mental health care system that is increasingly focused on recovery. Mental Health Nursing incorporates recent policy changes that place a greater emphasis on person-centred and social caring, whilst retaining a strong evidence base. The holistic, skills-based approach helps the student and the beginning practitioner to understand the complex causation of mental illness, its diagnosis, effective interventions and treatments, and the client’s experience of mental illness. Broad, yet in-depth, examination of the essential features of contemporary mental health nursing practice A manual for practice - a skills-based approach provides clear guidance to novices on how to complete essential mental health nursing roles ‘Critical Thinking Challenges’ based on Case Histories provide a realistic context ‘Nurse’s Stories’ explore the reality of mental health nursing care On-line resources guide the reader to reflect upon the essential content and ideas contained within each chapter

Churchill Livingstone Medical Dictionary E-Book

Author: Chris Brooker

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 008098245X

Category: Medical

Page: 624

View: 3717

Stay up to date on fast-changing areas of health care with the 75th anniversary edition of this trusted medical dictionary. Expanded coverage familiarizes you with the most current medical terminology in evolving areas such as genetics, complementary therapies, and sports rehabilitation, while detailed illustrations help clarify definitions and ensure confident understanding. Reliable, easy-to-read definitions for more than 12,000 terms. A full-color section that illustrates the body systems in vivid detail. An extensive array of appendices that provide quick access to important information. A concise, compact format that ensures portability and ease-of-use. More than 3,000 new entries present the latest terminology in radiography, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, nutrition, optometry, paramedical terms, pharmacology, sports rehabilitation, anatomical terms, and more. Over 150 2-color illustrations visually reinforce definitions. A companion website includes: A spellchecker tool you can upload to your computer to ensure accuracy when typing medical terms. Full-color illustrations of the major body systems presented in labeled and unlabeled formats so you can test your identification skills and verify your knowledge. 30 additional color photographs that help you identify selected conditions. Basic Life Support (BLS) Algorithms that reflect the latest resuscitation guidelines Links to additional sources of information.

Medicines Management in Adult Nursing

Author: Elizabeth Lawson,Dawn L. Hennefer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781844458431

Category: Medical

Page: 192

View: 8764

Correct medicines management for adults is a crucial skill that adult nursing students must develop in order to provide safe care to their patients. This book specifically supports pre-registration students in meeting the required competencies for medicines management needed to pass formal assessment and qualify as an adult nurse. It is clearly structured around the NMC Essential Skills Clusters for medicines management, covering legal aspects, drugs calculations, administration, storage, record keeping, introductory pharmacology, patient communication and contextual issues in medication. The book is written in user-friendly language and uses patient scenarios to explain concepts and apply theory to practice.

Pharmacology for Nursing Care

Author: Richard A. Lehne

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437735827

Category: Medical

Page: 1467

View: 1752

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.