Clinical Decision Making Case Studies in Pharmacology

ISBN-10: 140183521X
ISBN-13: 9781401835217
Edition: 2007
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Description: Clinical Decision Making Case Studies in Pharmacology is a systematic, application-based resource for users to develop their nursing knowledge in clinical situations. This book contains 40 pharmacology case histories and questions, based on real  More...

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List price: $74.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 8/29/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Clinical Decision Making Case Studies in Pharmacology is a systematic, application-based resource for users to develop their nursing knowledge in clinical situations. This book contains 40 pharmacology case histories and questions, based on real life client situations, which make learning easier and more memorable than textbook discussion. Current review of literature indicates that many users believe that case study in pharmacology enhances learning and improves examination success. Each case in this innovative book is followed by a series of questions and appropriate nursing responses, which encourages analytical thought and consideration of numerous variables. Because each case opens with a blueprint of key variables to consider, no two cases are alike. Users will need to consider such things as collaborative management, gerontological considerations, complementary and alternative therapy, patient teaching, discharge planning, and delegation and prioritization to make decisions regarding care. Because nursing is an art and a science, the responsibility of nurses can be challenging. Clinical Decision Making will provide students with actual insight into clinical practice and application of theory to meet those challenges.

Hyacinth C. Martin, BSN, MA, MSED, MPS, RNBC is a registered professional nurse for thirty-years. Her nursing career includes staff nurse in medical-surgical units, head nurse/nurse manager for medical-surgical units and critical-care units, administrative nursing supervisor, community nursing and administrative nursing supervisor in long-term care agencies. Her academic experiences include teaching theory and clinical in a Licensed Practical Nursing program, a Baccalaureate Degree Program and at present in an Associate Degree program. Publications include two manuscripts for Nursing Journal, Continuing Medical Education Resource and part of a chapter on the endocrine system in introduction to medical terminology published by Thomson: Delmar Learning. Article accepted by Nursing Spectrum for publication - August 2004. Current presentations: �Pulmonary Tuberculosis: Controlling the transmission of the Disease.� PACE University Conference: �Civic Society, Environmental Responsibility, & Sustainable Development in the United States & Brazil: New York, New York, June 10-11, 2004. Manhattan Veteran�s Hospital Medical Center Conference: New York, new York: �The effective use of unfractionated and fractionated heparin therapy to patients at risk for thrombus formation.� Achievements: Recognized in Who�s Who Among American Teachers in three successive years. A current recipient of PSC-CUNY Grant Award for continued research on Gender and Career Choice in Nursing.

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Ulcerative Colitis
Acute Renal Failure
Appendicitis
Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Chronic Renal Failure (End-Stage Renal Disease)
The Respiratory and Immune Systems
Chronic Bronchitis
Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection (CDC Category A)
Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Pulmonary Empyema
Non-Small Cell Adenocarcinoma of the Right Lung
Pulmonary Emphysema
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
The Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems
Primary (Essential) Hypertension
Coronary Artery Disease (Atherosclerosis)
Chronic Vascular Ulcers of the Right Foot
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation
Unstable Angina Pectoris (Acute Myocardial Ischemia)
Sternal Wound Infection
Valvular Heart Disease ? Aortic Stenosis
Hodgkin?s Disease
Multiple Myeloma (Plasma Cell Myeloma)
Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
Femoral-Popliteal Bypass for Peripheral Vascular Disease
Premature Ventricular Contractions
The Nervous System
Unilateral Meniere?s Disease
Multiple Sclerosis
Generalized Tonic-Clonic Seizure
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage ? Grade II
The Endocrine System
Hyperthyroidism
Hypercortisolism (Cushing?s Syndrome)
Diabetes Mellitus Type 1
Addison?s Disease (Acute-Primary Hypocortisolism)
Pheochromocytoma
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