The Hands-on Guide to Clinical Pharmacology [NOOK Book]

Overview

Are you about to sit your pharmacology exams? Do you lack confidence in prescribing? Would it help to have a quick reference, pocket-sized reassurance on common drugs and the conditions that they are used in?

The Hands-on Guide to Clinical Pharmacology is the perfect companion for students, doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other health care professionals who need help on the ward or are preparing for exams. It includes sections containing both treatment regimens of common ...

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The Hands-on Guide to Clinical Pharmacology

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Overview

Are you about to sit your pharmacology exams? Do you lack confidence in prescribing? Would it help to have a quick reference, pocket-sized reassurance on common drugs and the conditions that they are used in?

The Hands-on Guide to Clinical Pharmacology is the perfect companion for students, doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other health care professionals who need help on the ward or are preparing for exams. It includes sections containing both treatment regimens of common conditions and detailed information on the relevant drugs that help you obtain a better understanding of therapeutic management.

The benefits include:

  • A-Z of over 100 key drugs in a one-drug-per-page format
  • A systems-based approach
  • Fully indexed text
  • Clear explanations of drug mechanisms - a regular feature of pharmacology exams
  • Management guidelines for common conditions within each system
  • Brand new two-colour design to help with information retrieval
  • A new chapter on chemotherapy agents

Take the stress out of clinical pharmacology with The Hands-on Guide!

"...written by students for students & ensured for accuracy by senior advisors this pocket guide is highly relevant on and off hospital wards with each drug listed with information on Indications, Mechanism, Side Effects etc."

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Thomas L. Pazdernik, PhD (University of Kansas Medical Center)
Description: This pocket manual on clinical pharmacology has been successfully used for over 10 years by U.K. and other practitioners of medicine. The third edition brings this resource up to date with current guidelines for medical management of diseases.
Purpose: "The author's stated goals are to provide a revision aid for all students involved in the study of clinical pharmacology and, secondly, a user-friendly rapid reference for medical students, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals. This second objective is well met with this resource. "
Audience: The book is most suitable for practitioners who need rapid information on medications for their day-to-day activities. However, pocket manuals have lost some of their luster with the availability of so many easy-to-use electronic devices.
Features: "Each chapter is devoted to one of 15 disease categories, providing current management guidelines for the disease followed by A-to-Z coverage of the most important drugs, in a bulleted format, used to manage the disease. "
Assessment: "This is an excellent resource for practitioners who prefer pocket manuals over electronic devices as a quick reference during their busy day. It is more valuable to European than U.S. practitioners because of some differences in approved drugs and prescribing guidelines. U.S. medical practitioners may prefer Pharmacology for the Boards and Wards, 2nd edition, Ayala and Spellberg (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007), as a pocket manual to carry in their laboratory coat, but it needs to be updated. "
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781444398984
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/20/2011
  • Series: Hands-on Guides , #14
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 248
  • File size: 264 KB

Meet the Author

Dr Sukhdev Chatu is Registrar in gastroenterology at the Mayday Hospital in Croydon.
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Table of Contents

Preface to the third edition.

Acknowledgements.

Abbreviations.

1. Cardiovascular System.

2. Respiratory System.

3. Gastrointestinal System.

4. Neurological System.

5. Psychiatry.

6. Musculoskeletal System.

7. Diabetes and Endocrine System.

8. Dermatology.

9. Pain Management.

10. Infection.

11. Immunization.

12. Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

13. Anaesthesia.

14. Poisoning and Overdose.

15. Cancer Therapy.

Index.

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