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The road to nursing success begins here!

  • A complete review of core concepts.
  • More than 1,150 classroom-tested, NCLEX®-style questions.

    (Alternate format, too!)

  • Test-taking hints and rationales for correct and incorrect answers.


Course review now. NCLEX®-prep later.

1,150 critical thinking questions (both multiple choice and alternate format) organize the seemingly huge volume of pharmacology information students must master into manageable sections divided by body systems and specific diseases. They not only learn to associate the medication with the disease process, making learning easier, but are also able to evaluate their knowledge of medications prior to taking their exams.

All of the questions encompass the basic concepts for medication administration, including why the client is taking the medication • when the nurse would question administering the medication • how the nurse knows the medication is effective • and what interventions the nurse needs to teach the client concerning the medication.

"I love that the questions come with rationales and that the books are filled with relevant questions! Tons of people in my class use them and without fail we rave about them after each test!"—Taryn Van Rensburg, Student Nurse at Naugatuck Valley Community College, CT.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803618213
  • Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
  • Publication date: 12/31/2007
  • Series: Davis's Success Series
  • Edition description: Book and CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 226,280
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Basic Concepts in Medication Administration

2. Neurological System

1.) A Client with Head Injury

2.) A Client with Seizures

3.) A Client with Cerebral Vascular Accident

4.) A Client with Brain Tumor

5.) A Client with Parkinson’s Disease

6.) A Client with Alzheimer’s Disease

7.) A Client with a Migraine Headache

8.) Comprehensive Test

3. Cardiovascular System

1.) A Client with Angina/Myocardial Infarction

2.) A Client with Coronary Artery Disease

3.) A Client with Congestive Heart Failure

4.) A Client with Dysrhythmias and Conduction Problems

5.) A Client with Inflammatory Cardiac Disorders

6.) A Client with Arterial Occlusive Disease

7.) A Client with Arterial Hypertension

8.) A Client with Deep Vein Thrombosis

9.) A Client with Anemia

10.) Comprehensive Test

4. Pulmonary System

1.) A Client with Upper Respiratory Infection

2.) A Client with Lower Respiratory Infection

3) A Client with Reactive Airway Disease

4.) A Child with Reactive Airway Disease

5.) A Client with Pulmonary Embolus

6.) Comprehensive Test

5. Gastrointestinal System

1.) A Client with Gastroesophageal Reflux

2.) A Client with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

3.) A Client with Peptic Ulcer Disease

4.) An Elderly Client with Diverticulosis/itis

5.) A Client with Liver Failure

6.) A Client with Hepatitis

7.) A Child with Gastroenteroritis

8.) A Client Who is Obese

9.) A Client Experiencing Constipation or Diarrhea

10.) A Client Undergoing Abdominal Surgery with General Anesthesia

11.) Comprehensive Test

6. Endocrine System

1.) A Client with Diabetes Type 1

2.) A Client with Diabetes Type 2

3.) A Client with Pancreatitis

4.) A Client with Adrenal Disorders

5.) A Client with Pituitary Disorders

6.) A Client with Thyroid Disorders

7.) Comprehensive Test

7. Genitourinary System

1.) A Client with Chronic Renal Failure

2.) A Client with Urinary Tract Infection (kidney or bladder)

3.) A Client with Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy and Spinal Anesthesia

4.) A Client with Renal Calculi

5.) An Adolescent with a Sexually Transmitted Disease

6.) A Client Experiencing Pregnancy

7.) A Client Experiencing Infertility

8.) A Client on Birth Control

9.) Comprehensive Test

8. Musculoskeletal System

1.) A Client with Low Back Pain

2.) A Client with Renal Osteoarthritis

3.) A Client with Renal Osteoporosis

4.) A Client Undergoing an Orthopedic Surgery

5.) Comprehensive Test

9. Integumentary System

1.) A Client with Burns

2.) A Client with Pressure Ulcers

3.) A Client with a Skin

4.) Comprehensive Test

10. Immune Inflammatory System

1.) A Client with an Autoimmune Disease

2.) A Client with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)

3.) A Client with Allergies

4.) A Client with Rheumatoid Arthritis

5.) A Child Receiving Immunizations

6.) Comprehensive Test

11. Cancer

1.) A Client Receiving Chemotherapy

2.) A Client Receiving a Biologic Response Modifier

3.) A Client Receiving Hormone Therapy

4.) A Client Receiving an Investigational Protocol

5.) A Client Undergoing Surgery for Cancer

6.) A Client with Chronic Pain

7.) Comprehensive Test

12. Mental Health Disorders

1.) A Client with a Major Depressive Disorder

2.)A Client with Bipolar Disorder

3.) A Client with Schizophrenia

4.) A Client with an Anxiety Disorder

5.) A Child with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

6.) A Client with a Sleep Disorder

7.) A Client with Substance Abuse

8.) Comprehensive Test

13. Sensory Deficits

1.) A Client with an Eye Disorder

2.) A Child with an Ear Infection

3.) Comprehensive Test

14. Emergency Nursing

1.) A Client Experiencing Shock

2.) A Community Facing Bioterrorism

3.) A Client Experiencing a Code

4.) A Child Experiencing Poisoning

5.) Comprehensive Test

15. Non-Prescribed Medications

1.) A Client Taking Herbs

2.) A Client Taking Vitamins/Minerals

3.)A Client Self-Prescribing Medications

4.) Comprehensive Test

Comprehensive Integrated Test: 100 questions

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  • Posted April 8, 2010

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    A Must for Nursing Students!

    This is an incredible tool to help nursing students study. It provides critical thinking questions with rationales for both right and wrong answers. I highly recommend this, along with the rest of the "Sucess" series for your nursing student career. It will help to improve your scores!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2012

    Good tool

    My RN program recommends these books because Kathy Colgrove is the team leader for level III and VI RN students of my college. I became an LVN then RN. I have used this book throughout both programs and to study for NCLEX. It is a great study guide and really relates medications to the med-surg nursing process. There are questions on actions, side effects, indications, pertinent labs nursing implications, calculations, delivery methods (IM, IV, IVPB). It is a great tool to study with.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2010

    not for Mac users

    I like this book as it covers medications which is always good to review and it is divided into systems, Endocrine etc...

    I do not like as it is not Mac compatible and they really do not have a solution for you except purchase more software!

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  • Posted January 19, 2010

    my girl friend bout this book and she also liked it.

    Very informative for students.

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