Introduction to Clinical Pharmacology

Other | March 27, 2014

byMarilyn Winterton Edmunds, Marilyn Winterton Edmunds

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Providing a framework for safe and effective drug administration,Introduction to Clinical Pharmacology, 7th Editionhelps 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 Pharmacologyhighlights "must-know" drugs -- the ones seen most often in clinical practice.

  • A focus on understanding drug classes rather than memorizing individual drugshelps you understand the actions and uses of drug classes and provides a framework for safe, effective practice as new drugs are introduced and as existing drugs are withdrawn from the market.
  • Coverage of math review and medication administrationincludes three chapters on math review and drug dosage calculation, to promote safe drug administration.
  • Unique! 30 must-know drugs --those most commonly prescribed -- are highlighted with icons and listed inside the cover for quick reference.
  • Readability and clarityis attained through the use of a simplified vocabulary and shorter sentencesmake the content easier than ever to learn.
  • Vivid, full-color designincludes 200 drawings and photographs.
  • Do Not Confusedrug listis is located on the inside cover for quick reference, helping you avoid drug errors with common look-alike or sound-alike drug names.
  • Consistent chapter formatcovers each drug class withAction, Uses, Adverse Reactions, Drug and Food Interactions,andNursing Implications and Patient Teachingsections.
  • Application of the nursing process to each drug classincludesAssessment, Diagnosis, Planning, Implementation, Evaluation,andPatient and Family Teaching.

  • Key contentis highlighted, as in all of Elsevier'sLPN Threadstextbooks, with features such asClinical Goldmines, Clinical Pitfalls, Memory Joggers, Lifespan Considerations,andComplementary and Alternative Therapiesboxes.
  • Case studiesin all drug chapters offer practice in applying information to realistic clinical situations and help you prepare for the NCLEX-PN Examination.
  • Drug Calculation Reviewquestionsreinforce your drug calculation and math skills in the context of clinical practice.
  • Critical thinking questionsat the end of each chapter promote higher-level thinking skills while reinforcing key concepts.

  • Canadian drug iconsidentify trade-name drugs available only in Canada.

  • Glossaryincludes all of the book's key terms plus additional terminology that will be helpful in clinical practice, with audio pronunciations on the Evolve companion website.
  • NEW! Get Ready for the NCLEX¨Examination! section at the end of each chapter integrates new Review Questions for the NCLEX Examination with the popular Drug Calculation Review, and revises Key Points, Case Studies, and Critical Thinking Questions.
  • NEW! Additional illustrations in the book and animations on the Evolve companion website help to clarify difficult concepts.
  • Updated drug information emphasizes medication safety and evidence-based practice.

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Providing a framework for safe and effective drug administration,Introduction to Clinical Pharmacology, 7th Editionhelps 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 ...

Format:OtherDimensions:512 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:March 27, 2014Publisher:Elsevier CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0323293255

ISBN - 13:9780323293259

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Table of Contents

Unit One: General Principles of Pharmacology

1. Pharmacology and the Nursing Process in LPN Practice

2. Patient Teaching and Health Literacy

3. Legal Aspects Affecting the Administration of Medications

4. Foundations and Principles of Pharmacology

5. Lifespan and Cultural Modifications

6. Self-Care: Over-the-Counter Products, Herbal Therapies, and Drugs for Health Promotion

Unit Two: Principles of Medication Administration

7. Review of Mathematical Principles

8. Mathematical Equivalents Used in Pharmacology

9. Calculating Drug Dosages

10. Preparing and Administering Medications

Unit Three: Drug Groups

11. Allergy and Respiratory Medications

12. Antiinfective Medications

13. Antivirals, Antiretrovirals, and Antifungal Medications

14. Antineoplastic Medications

15. Cardiovascular and Renal Medications

16. Central and Peripheral Nervous System Medications

17. Medications for Pain Management

18. Antiinflammatory, Musculoskeletal, and Antiarthritis Medications

19. Gastrointestinal Medications

20. Hematologic Products

21. Hormones and Steroids

22. Immunologic Medications

23. Topical Medications

24. Vitamins and Minerals

Appendixes

Appendix A: Answers to NCLEX Review Questions

Appendix B: Answers to Drug Calculation Review Questions

Bibliography

Illustration Credits

Glossary

Index