Essentials Of Pharmacology For Nurses

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Essentials Of Pharmacology For Nurses

Essentials Of Pharmacology For Nurses

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This book is a great investment for any student nurse who is beginning their Pharmacology modules of the course! This book emphasizes application of pharmacological principles to all areas of practice including drug action, interaction, and side effects, and is useful to all students of pharmacology. Deborah Robertson is Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing and Pharmacology in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at University of Chester, UK. This is a great idea to allow students to test their knowledge as they go along, as well as being a good study aid when it comes to exam time .

It will be essential reading for pre-registration nursing students who want to build on their existing knowledge. This latest edition of a key textbook on pharmacology for nurses has moved forward from previous editions by becoming stronger by the inclusion of a greater scope of material so maintaining its place as an essential pharmacology book for current and forthcoming nursing students in all clinical practice fields to give them a strong evidence base for their studies and clinical practice. The book emphasises application of pharmacological principles to all areas of practice including drug action, interaction and side effects. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. 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.Although aimed at undergraduate nurses, I feel that this is a good base to build on pharmacology knowledge, not only for undergraduate nurses but also trained nurses. Chapters on legal aspects of medication administration and drug calculations enhance this usefulness of this book - all of which are supported by example questions, calculations and clinical 'tips'. Praised for its helpful layout and jargon-free language, this updated edition introduces pharmacology in a friendly, informative way, without assuming previous knowledge or a level of confidence in numeracy. The book allows you to understand how you can apply this information to nursing practice, which is a big plus for me.

Each chapter has clear learning objectives, clinical tips to aid thinking and supported with case studies and multiple choice questions .This new edition has been carefully expanded to include new chapters on cardiovascular pharmacology and chemotherapy in cancer nursing. Korzystanie ze Strony bez zmiany ustawień dotyczących cookies oznacza zgodę na ich zapis lub wykorzystanie. It is useful for all pre-registration students and those on post qualifying or continuing professional development courses where pharmacology is a component. 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. Margaret Dilger, Lecturer, University of Salford, UK This user-friendly guide follows on from the bestselling book Essentials of Pharmacology for Nurses, and is written for pre-registration nursing students looking for an accessible guide to drug groups that goes beyond the essentials.

Barber and Robertson build on your existing knowledge of anatomy and physiology to help give a holistic understanding of body systems. 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 . The book contains:* 120 calculations and 130 multiple choice questions to assist you in assessing your learning as you work through each chapter* Clinical tips boxes linking pharmacology to nursing practice* 50 person centred case scenarios across a range of practice settings* References to key standards and guidelines"The book also emphasises the application of the principles of pharmacology to all areas of practice and includes; drug action, drug interactions, side effects and adverse reactions. The 10 MCQ’s at the end of a chapter are a very useful method of chapter consolidation and the case studies further reinforce learning. 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.This book was clearly laid out, and enabled me to read each chapter as an individual module as well as allowing for the book to be read front-to-back. Chapters cover a wide varitey of settings: from understanding pharmokinetics, durgs used in mental health, drug reactions and interactions and legal information. It covers fundamental concepts of how the major classes of medications exert their therapeutic effect, but also how side effects and adverse reactions can occur. 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.

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