Introduction to Clinical Pharmacology

ISBN-10: 0323056202

ISBN-13: 9780323056205

Edition: 6th 2010

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Description: Edmunds helps you understand how drugs and drug classes work, rather than simply memorizing information about individual drugs. This book emphasizes the principles of safe drug administration, including coverage of math review and drug dosage calculation. It also covers must-know drugs the ones youll see most often in clinical practice. A Companion CD includes Animations, Video Clips, interactive Drug Dosage Calculators, an Audio Glossary, and an expanded collection of Review Questions for the NCLEX-PN Examination. A focus on understanding drug classes rather than memorizing individual drugs helps 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classes and provides a framework for safe, effective practice as new drugs are introduced and as existing drugs are withdrawn from the market. Full-color design includes 195 drawings and photographs. Coverage of math review and medication administration includes three chapters on math review and drug dosage calculation, to promote safe drug administration. Consistent chapter format covers each drug class in a practical format including Action, Uses, Adverse Reactions, Drug and Food Interactions, and Nursing Implications and Patient Teaching sections. Application of the nursing process to each drug class includes Assessment, Diagnosis, Planning, Implementation, Evaluation, and Patient and Family Teaching. Key content is highlighted, as in all of Elseviers LPN Threads textbooks, with features such as Memory Joggers, Clinical Goldmines, Clinical Landmines, Pediatric Considerations, and Complementary and Alternative Therapies boxes. Case Studies in all drug chapters offer practice in applying information to realistic clinical situations and help you prepare for the NCLEX-PN Examination. Drug Calculation Review questions reinforce your drug calculation and math skills in the context of clinical practice. Critical Thinking Questions at the end of each chapter promote higher-level thinking skills while reinforcing key concepts. Glossary includes all of the books Key Terms plus additional terminology that will be helpful in clinical practice, with audio pronunciations on the Companion CD and Evolve website. Improved readability and clarity make the content easier than ever to learn. Unique! 30 "must-know" drugs those most commonly prescribed are highlighted with icons and listed inside the back cover for quick reference. Do-Not-Confuse Drug List, located inside the back cover for quick reference, helps you avoid drug errors with common look-alike/sound-alike drug names. Pharmacology and the Nursing Process in LPN/LVN Practice chapter focuses on todays LPN/LVN practice environment, including the increased levels of responsibility, increasing resource constraints, and common cultural misunderstandings. Coverage of patient teaching and cultural awareness now emphasizes pharmacology rather than disease processes, relating patient teaching, health literacy, and lifespan and cultural considerations to drug administration. Updated diabetes coverage reflects the latest developments in drug therapy for patients with diabetes mellitus. Coverage of obesity management is expanded to reflect the national emphasis on reducing obesity in favor of healthy lifestyles that reduce the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and related "lifestyle diseases." Expanded coverage of drug-resistant infections includes MRSA and other drug-resistant organisms. Integrated Video Clips and Animations on the Companion CD and Evolve website are now highlighted in the margins of the book. Geriatric Considerations boxes are expanded and updated to better identify special considerations in drug therapy for older adults.

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List price: $61.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 1/21/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

General Principles of Pharmacology
Pharmacology and the Nursing Process in LPN/LVN Practice
Patient Teaching and Health Literacy
Legal Aspects Affecting the Administration of Medications
Foundations and Principles of Pharmacology
Lifespan and Cultural Modifications
Self-Care: Over-the-Counter Products, Herbal Therapies, and Drugs for Health Promotion
Principles of Medication Administration
Review of Mathematical Principles
Mathematical Equivalents Used in Pharmacology
Calculating Drug Dosages
Preparing and Administering Medications
Drug Groups
Allergy and Respiratory Medications
Anti infective Medications
Antivirals, Antiretrovirals, and Antifungal Medications
Antineoplastic Medications
Cardiovascular and Renal Medications
Central and Peripheral Nervous System Medications
Medications for Pain Management
Gastrointestinal Medications
Hematologic Products
Hormones and Steroids
Immunologic Medications
Antiinflammatory, Musculoskeletal, and Antiarthritis Medications
Topical Medications
Vitamins and Minerals
Special Medication Precautions
Answers to Drug Calculation Review
Question?
Bibliography
Illustration Credits
Glossary
Disorders
Index
General Index
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