Pharmacology for Nursing Care, 7th Edition (Book & CD-ROM)
This text emphasizes understanding over memorization to effectively present the "big picture” through the use of drug prototypes, large and small print, and special foundational chapters that cover principles related to each body system. At the end of each chapter, a summary of major nursing implications also helps you apply the material to real-world situations. The accompanying companion CD-ROM features audio and printable key points that you can download to a CD or MP3 player. The CD-ROM also features 700 NCLEX® examination-style multiple-choice review questions, animations depicting drug mechanisms and effects, flash cards, and numerous electronic calculators.
UNIQUE! Summaries of Major Nursing Implications at the end of each chapter help you understand how to apply concepts to clinical practice in an easy-to-understand format.
A prototype drug approach uses one drug within each drug family that characterizes all members of its group to give you the knowledge you need to learn not only about related drugs currently on the market, but also about those drugs that will be released once the student begins practice.
Uses large print to identify essential "need-to-know” information and small print to identify "nice-to-know” information
Concise drug summary tables present quick reference to detailed information on individual drugs, including class, generic and trade names, dosages, routes, and indications.
End-of-chapter Key Points are summarized in a bulleted format to facilitate your review of the most important concepts in each chapter.
Patient and family teaching content is highlighted to emphasize this key content and provide you with critical information to include in teaching patients about drugs and effects and stresses points for educating family members when they will be helping to care for the patient.
Provides Anatomy and Physiology and Pathophysiology reviews at the beginning of chapters to help you understand the relationships pharmacology and the biologic systems that drugs influence.
A comprehensive collection of appendixes includes a concise overview of Canadian drug information, gender-related drugs, drug administration techniques, normal laboratory values, and much more.
Companion CD-ROM features 700 NCLEX examination-style multiple-choice review questions, animations depicting drug mechanisms and effects, flash cards, key points, and numerous electronic calculators.
Includes numerous new drugs and formulations recently approved by the FDA to keep you current with today's drug therapy practice.
Special Interest Topic boxes address late-breaking issues in pharmacology that have recently emerged in the media so you can learn the current events that may affect them in practice.
Extensive revision to the Cancer Chemotherapy unit provides you with up-to-date information on new drug therapy in this complex and rapidly changing area of practice.
Companion CD-ROM features audio and printable key points that you can download to a CD or MP3 player to listen to and review at their leisure.
Additional full-color graphics illustrate how drugs work in the body and depict key pharmacologic principles.
Favorite book during nursing school
By jbelly "jbelly" - December 18, 2011
Of all the many books we had to read during nursing school, this was by far my favorite. I actually enjoyed reading it! The way that it is written and formatted allowed for easy understanding of the material. It also highlights at the end of each chapter the nursing considerations/precautions to monitor, and highlights in red the really vital information about the drug. It also adds some unexpected & laugh out loud humor in it which was nice.
Don't let the fine print fool you.
By Lisa Lehr - January 11, 2012
1288 pages of small text in a book with over 100 chapters. Talk about intimidating when you get your book! But for a textbook, it really is beautifully written in a way that will help you learn the material, whether you're doing a self-study class or with an instructor. The text flows naturally, incorporating what you need to know to what you already know. You don't have to work to assimilate the new material into your knowledge base. The new material just makes sense. There are no cartoons to insult your intelligence, but there is a little humor sprinkled in. The material is easy to understand, easy to digest, and the whole process is explained, not just bits and pieces. It isn't a book to memorize, it makes use of your common sense to put concepts together in a meaningful way so that you really understand the material, not just choke it down for the test. After starting to read it, I got over the initial shock of the tiny print and the bazillion big words, and started to... read more
Pharmacology for Nursing Care
By Esther - January 17, 2012
Textbook is well-written and easy to understand despite the fact that the subject matter in itself is complex. I was glad to see that the author made every attempt to clarify/simplify key concepts before diving into the more complicated points.
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