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Pharmacologic Basis of Nursing Practice: Instructor's Resources Manual with Testbank
     

Pharmacologic Basis of Nursing Practice: Instructor's Resources Manual with Testbank

by Julia F. Clark, Virginia Burke Karb, Sherry Queener
 
This popular title offers students just the right balance of coverage, depth, and explanation - with unequaled clarity. A practical and straightforward approach to drug therapy reinforces a consistent foundation for applying pharmacologic principles to nursing management. Emphasizing clear rationales for drug therapy, sound pharmacologic content relates the

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This popular title offers students just the right balance of coverage, depth, and explanation - with unequaled clarity. A practical and straightforward approach to drug therapy reinforces a consistent foundation for applying pharmacologic principles to nursing management. Emphasizing clear rationales for drug therapy, sound pharmacologic content relates the physiologic factors of disease processes to drug mechanisms.

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Reviewer: Helen M. Rogers, RN, DNSc (Worcester State College)
Description: This nursing pharmacology textbook discusses the major drug categories grouped according to body system. A nursing process overview provides a framework for applying pharmacological knowledge to nursing practice.
Purpose: The purpose is to assist nursing students in safe drug administration. Concepts of pharmacology are thoroughly presented, major drug categories are discussed, and the nursing process is applied to drug administration.
Audience: The target audience, as stated by the authors, is nursing students and instructors. The authors and contributors, who are pharmacists and nursing professionals, are credible authorities.
Features: The book has 115 clear and informative illustrations. The table of contents and index are comprehensive and the overall appearance is appealing. The green and white print and consistent outline format for each drug category make the book student-friendly, easy to read, and pleasing to the eye.
Assessment: This book is highly recommended. The thorough descriptions of the scientific basis for drug actions help students see how drugs modify physiological processes and apply this knowledge to the nursing process. Helpful features are drug prototypes, patient outcomes, research highlights, and critical thinking questions. The current edition contains four new chapters and 60 new drugs.
Booknews
A pharmacology text for nursing students, presenting pharmacology concepts, discussing major drug classes and mechanisms of action, and detailing the nursing implications for drug administration throughout the nursing process. Includes chapter objectives and summaries. This fifth edition incorporates some 60 new drugs, and contains four new chapters on variations in drug action in special populations, drug abuse, pain management, and immunocompromised patients. Other new features include key drugs, critical thinking questions, and new boxes on subjects such as research, diet, and home health. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780323007221
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
01/01/2000

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