The Prescription Drug Guide for Nurses

Paperback | April 1, 2008

bySue Jordan

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"This book was written by a senior lecturer in health science with a great deal of input from nurses. It highlights the burden of treatment and is a resource for non-medical prescribers in identifying adverse drug reactions and for recognising definitions and classifications. ... The sections on ‘potential problems’ and ‘suggestions for prevention and management’ were particularly enlightening. The book provides ideas for better patient consultations through discussions about medications and their effects."
Nursing Standard

"This likeable little book is a definite contributionto the field and should find a home in every ward,unit and hospital library shelf."
International Emergency Nursing

"This book is exceedingly timely. I am certain it will be invaluable to both undergraduate and post graduate student nurses, and, also act as a continuing reference source. Thoroughly recommended."
Molly Courtenay, Reading University, UK

"Sue Jordan has combined her deep understanding of her own discipline with her long experience of teaching nurses, to produce just the right type and level of information that nurses need, in a format that they will find relevant to their practice and easy to use. This book will be an essential reference resource for every ward bookshelf."
Professor Dame June Clark, Swansea University, UK

This popular Nursing Standard prescription drug series is now available for the first time in book format! Organised by drug type and presented in an easy-to-use reference format, this book outlines the implications for practice of 20 drug groups:

  • ACE inhibitors
  • Antibacterial drugs
  • Anti-coagulants
  • Antidepressants
  • Anti-emetics
  • Anti-epileptic drugs
  • Antipsychotics
  • Beta blockers
  • Bronchodilators
  • Controlling gastric acidity
  • Corticosteroids
  • Cytotoxic drugs
  • Diuretics
  • Insulin
  • Laxatives
  • NSAIDs
  • Opioids
  • Oral anti-diabetic drugs
  • Thyroid and anti-thyroid drugs
  • Vasodilators (calcium channel blockers and nitrates)Each drug group is presented in handy quick check format, and covers:
    • Drug actions
    • Indications
    • Administration
    • Adverse effects
    • Practice suggestions
    • Cautions/contra-indications
    • Interactions

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"This book was written by a senior lecturer in health science with a great deal of input from nurses. It highlights the burden of treatment and is a resource for non-medical prescribers in identifying adverse drug reactions and for recognising definitions and classifications. ... The sections on ‘potential problems’ and ‘suggestions fo...

Sue Jordan is Senior Lecturer in the School of Health Science at Swansea University, Wales, UK.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 3.54 × 2.36 × 0.25 inPublished:April 1, 2008Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0335225470

ISBN - 13:9780335225477

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