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Introduction to Clinical Pharmacology (8th Revised edition)

Introduction to Clinical Pharmacology (8th Revised edition)

By: Marilyn Winterton Edmunds (author)Paperback

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Providing a framework for safe and effective drug administration, Introduction to Clinical Pharmacology, 7th Edition helps you understand the principles of pharmacology and avoid making medication errors. It promotes safety by showing how drugs and drug classes work, rather than asking you to simply memorize information about individual drugs. Safety is also emphasized with a section dedicated to math review and drug dosage calculation. This edition includes updated drug information, new review questions for the NCLEX examination, and a succinct, evidence-based approach to pharmacology. Written by nationally known nurse practitioner Marilyn Edmunds, Introduction to Clinical Pharmacology highlights "must-know" drugs -- the ones seen most often in clinical practice.A focus on understanding drug classes rather than memorizing individual drugs helps you understand the actions and uses of drug classes and provides a framework for safe, effective practice as new drugs are introduced to the market.Get Ready for the NLCEX Examination! section includes Review Questions, Case Studies, Critical Thinking Questions and a Drug Calculation Review to help you prepare for pharmacology questions on the NCLEX-PN Exam. Application of the nursing process to each drug class is provided in the Nursing Implications and Patient Teaching section and always covers Assessment, Diagnosis, Planning, Implementation, Evaluation, and Patient and Family Teaching.Drug Calculation Review questions reinforce your drug calculation and math skills in the context of clinical practice.Case studies in all drug chapters offer practice in applying information to realistic clinical situations and help you prepare for the NCLEX-PN Examination.Critical thinking questions at the end of each chapter promote higher-level thinking skills while reinforcing key concepts.30 must-know drugs - those most commonly prescribed - are highlighted with special icons and listed on the inside cover for quick reference.A study guide corresponds to the textbook and offers a wide variety of exercises, learning activities, and review questions to reinforce your understanding of nursing pharmacology. Available separately.Clarity and readability make the content easy to learn.Key content is highlighted, with features such as Clinical Goldmines, Clinical Pitfalls, Memory Joggers, Lifespan Considerations, and Complementary and Alternative Therapies boxes.Consistent chapter format covers each drug class with Action, Uses, Adverse Reactions, Drug and Food Interactions, and Nursing Implications and Patient Teaching sections.Vivid, full-color design includes more than 100 drawings and photographs. Do Not Confuse drug list is located on the inside cover for quick reference, helping you avoid drug errors with common look-alike or sound-alike drug names.Canadian drug icons identify trade-name drugs available only in Canada. Glossary includes all of the book's key terms plus additional terminology that will be helpful in clinical practice, with audio pronunciations on Evolve. NEW! Review of math and drug dosage calculation on the Evolve companion website provides hands-on practice with essential pharmacology.


Unit One: General Principles of Pharmacology1. Pharmacology and the Nursing Process in LPN Practice 2. Patient Teaching and Health Literacy3. Legal Aspects Affecting the Administration of Medications4. Foundations and Principles of Pharmacology5. Lifespan and Cultural Modifications6. Self-Care: Over-the-Counter Products, Herbal Therapies, and Drugs for Health PromotionUnit Two: Principles of Medication Administration7. Preparing and Administering MedicationsUnit Three: Drug Groups8. Allergy and Respiratory Medications9. Antiinfective Medications10. Antivirals, Antiretrovirals, and Antifungal Medications11. Antineoplastic Medications12. Cardiovascular and Renal Medications13. Central and Peripheral Nervous System Medications14. Medications for Pain Management15. Antiinflammatory, Musculoskeletal, and Antiarthritis Medications 16. Gastrointestinal Medications17. Hematologic Products18. Hormones and Steroids19. Immunologic Medications20. Topical Medications21. Vitamins and MineralsAppendixesBibliographyGlossaryIndex

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780323187657
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 496
  • ID: 9780323187657
  • ISBN10: 032318765X
  • edition: 8th Revised edition

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