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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Barbara L Giacomelli, PharmD., MBA (McKesson Provider Technologies)
Description: As a basic pharmacology book for health professionals, this is written for students with knowledge of common disease states and provides information on the medication therapies for treating them.
Purpose: It provides drug therapy information to assist in patient management for common disease states. It does meet these objectives, but does not go into as much depth as other pharmacology books.
Audience: Aimed at students, the book provides the general pharmacology information needed for the education of healthcare professionals who will be in a position to prescribe.
Features: Chapters are grouped according to different body systems, conditions that affect the system, and the drug therapy used. It provides drug therapy information as well as common adverse effects, dosing, and side effects. Numerous tables and charts help reinforce the material.
Assessment: This book provides a foundation in pharmacology. It is not intended to cover all medications or healthcare conditions, but it does present enough information on the topic to give students a basic understanding.