Nursing Pharmacology Made Incredibly Easy

Nursing Pharmacology Made Incredibly Easy

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Publication Date: 2012
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ISBN/ISSN: 9781451146240

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Nursing Pharmacology Made Incredibly Easy, 3rd Edition, provides the nursing student and practicing nurse with important information about how drugs act and interact in the treatment of disease.

This essential pharmacology reference focuses on the mechanisms of drug action; details specific drugs by pharmacologic class; reviews the nursing process related to each drug category for all body systems, plus pain medications, anti-infective drugs, and cancer drugs; and highlights potentially dangerous interactions, including drug-herb interactions.

It does all of this in the award-winning, lighthearted Incredibly Easy style that makes intimidating concepts thoroughly approachable. This completely updated third edition includes the most current NANDA diagnoses and covers Pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacotherapeutics, interactions, adverse reactions, and nursing process considerations for each drug.

If you are still learning, Nursing Pharmacology Made Incredibly Easy will help you master complex subjects in minutes with  Quick Quizzes at the end of each chapter to gauge learning and special elements found throughout the text to make it easy to understand and remember key points and information, including:

  • A "Before you give that drug" icon that calls out important warnings that should be considered before administration
  • "Just the facts" -- learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter
  • An “Education edge” icon that highlights patient teaching information
  • A “Pharm function” icon that provides clear, illustrated explanations about a drugs actions in the body
  • A “Prototype pr” icon that presents common drug prototypes by pharmacologic class for all body systems

And if that’s not enough you can go online to the easiest website to use...ever...where you’ll find valuable resources, including a dosage calculator, pharmacology animations, prototype drug information, medication safety tips, mechanisms of action...and Instructor ancillaries, including teaching tips, student activities, test bank, and PowerPoint slides.

Your grasp of pharmacology will never be clearer and no text will ever be easier to use than Nursing Pharmacology Made Incredibly Easy.

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New Features
  • Dosage calculator
  • 4-color interior
  • Instructor ancillaries, including teaching tips, student activities, test bank, and PowerPoint slides
  • Update of all drug classes and specific drug information
  • Vital ancillary information for students and instructors on thePoint, including pharmacology animations, prototype drug info, medication safety tips, mechanisms of action
 Key Features
  • "Before you give that drug" Icon — important warnings that should be considered before administration
  • "Just the facts" -- learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter
  • “Education edge” Icon -- highlights patient teaching information
  • “Pharm function” Icon — provides clear, illustrated explanations about drugs' actions in the body
  • “Prototype pr” Icon — presents common drug prototypes by pharmacologic class for all body systems
  • Clear, simple explanations of difficult concepts and definitions of key terms
  • Memory joggers — clever mnemonics and other recall aids that reinforce learning
  • Numerous quick-scan tables, illustrations, and flow charts
  • Pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacotherapeutics, interactions, adverse reactions, and nursing process considerations for each drug
  • Quick quizzes at the end of each chapter to gauge learning
 

Edition: 3
ISBN/ISSN: 9781451146240
Product Format: Softbound
Trim Size: 7 x 9
Pages: 736
Pub Date: 2012
Weight: 2.65

Contents

 

Contributors and consultants   

Not another boring foreword    

 

1 Fundamentals of nursing pharmacology

2 Autonomic nervous system drugs

3 Neurologic and neuromuscular drugs

4 Pain medications

5 Cardiovascular drugs

6 Respiratory drugs
7 Gastrointestinal drugs

8 Genitourinary drugs

9 Hematologic drugs

10 Endocrine drugs

11 Psychotropic drugs

12 Anti-infective drugs

13 Anti-inflammatory, antiallergy, and immunosuppressant drugs

14 Antineoplastic drugs

15 Drugs for fluid and electrolyte balance

 

Appendices and index

Ophthalmic and dermatologic drugs
M
edication safety

Abbreviations to avoid
Glossary

Selected references

Index

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