Fundamentals of Pharmacology

An Applied Approach for Nursing and Health

Author: Alan Galbraith,Shane Bullock,Elizabeth Manias,Barry Hunt,Ann Richards

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317325877

Category: Medical

Page: 976

View: 2737

Your comprehensive and current introduction to the fascinating field of Pharmacology, applied to Nursing and Health! Now fully updated in line with changes in clinical practice, new drugs and research developments. This clear and readable text will guide you through how drugs act within the body coupled with their clinical application. Sections covering social, legal and professional issues are included alongside the scientific principles of pharmacology. Drug groups are considered according to their pharmacological effects, their action on physiological processes and the conditions they are used to treat.

Medicines Management

A Nursing Perspective

Author: Sandra Crouch,Michael Crouch,Carol Chapelhow

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780132217347

Category: Medical

Page: 536

View: 8945

Medicines Management: A Problem-Based Approachuses patient scenariosto explore pharmacology and medicines management.The book provides the pharmacological background, and examines the other factors, which enable nurses to provide care to the patient. It will equip the new nurse with the skills they need to problem-solve, prioritise and make decisions while delivering effective care.

A Survival Guide to Children's Nursing E-book

Author: Sharon L. Edwards,Imelda Coyne

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702047074

Category: Medical

Page: 496

View: 7070

Starting a new placement? Moving to a new specialty? Revising? This ‘Survival Guide’ will give you the help you need with the procedures and problems faced by nurses today. Organising your job and yourself Working with patients Clinical information on a wide range of conditions Legal, health and safety issues Pocket-sized for convenience Bullet-points for quick reference Great revision aid!

Nursing Practice

Knowledge and Care

Author: Ian Peate,Karen Wild,Muralitharan Nair

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118496795

Category: Medical

Page: 992

View: 5733

Nursing Practice is the essential, textbook to supportyou throughout your entire nursing degree, from your first yearonwards. It explores all the clinical and professional issues thatyou need to know in one complete volume. Written in the context of the latest Nursing and MidwiferyCouncil Standards for Pre-Registration Nursing Education andthe Essential Skills Clusters, this book covers all fieldsof nursing: Adult, Child, Mental Health, Learning Disabilities andalso Maternity care, in both acute and community settings. Withfull colour illustrations, and plenty of activities anduser-friendly features throughout, this evidence-based textencompasses essential nursing theory and practice, providingstudents with information to support their success. Learning features in the book include: Hear it from the experts- tips and advice from real lifenurses, patients and their carers, and student nurses Red Flags- alerting the student to potential dangers Primary Care Considerations- informs students about care issuesin the community setting Fields boxes- giving further insight into other fields ofnursing, making the book relevant to all fields of nursingpractice Medicines Management boxes provide key information aboutmedicines Self-assessment and activities throughout A companion website to this title is available at ahref="http://www.wileynursingpractice.com/"www.wileynursingpractice.com/a Here you’ll find a range of resources for both the studentand the lecturer, including: Over 350 interactive multiple choice questions Flashcards Glossary Links to references and further reading Illustrations from the book Worksheets

Nursing the Surgical Patient

Author: Rosie Pudner

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702044121

Category: Medical

Page: 624

View: 8130

The new edition of this highly successful text brings it fully up to date with recent developments in surgical nursing, and includes a new chapter on perioperative stress and anxiety . The need for surgical nurses to remain at the cutting edge in relation to their knowledge and skills has never been greater, as the demands of higher patient throughput and reduced hospital stays take their toll. Nursing the Surgical Patient is written for, and by, nurses. It adopts a patient-centred approach to the care of people requiring a wide variety of surgical procedures. Compiled by experienced practitioners and educators in the field, it covers relevant anatomy and physiology, investigations, brief information on relevant medical conditions leading to surgery, an outline of the surgical procedures and the nursing care the patient will require. The key nursing care issues are described and explored, with case studies and care plans to bring theory to life. Comprehensive and research-based, yet accessible and engaging, Nursing the Surgical Patients a vital companion to nurses caring for surgical patients in either the primary or secondary care setting. This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States.

Nurses! Test Yourself in Non-Medical Prescribing

Author: Noel Harris,Diane Shearer

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335245005

Category: Medical

Page: 258

View: 6463

Designed as a revision and study aid for nurses undertaking Non-Medical Prescribing courses and modules, this book is written by two NMP lecturers and maps onto the likely topics for examination and testing.

A Nurse's Survival Guide to Critical Care E-Book

Author: Sharon L. Edwards,Mimma Sabato

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 070203309X

Category: Medical

Page: 476

View: 9550

This small, pocket-sized book provides a solid introduction to aspects of care and management in critical care. The book contains not only information on patient assessment, ventilation, haemodynamic monitoring, emergencies, critical care interventions, common conditions and pharmacology, all clearly relating to critical care, but also psychological, professional practice issues, palliative care and caring for relatives. It provides the factual information needed to assist nurses in providing holistic care in the critical care environment, in an accessible format. Pocket-book format makes the book portable and user-friendly Pull-out boxes highlight hints and tips for practice Diagrams used to explain clearly difficult concepts

Mental Health Nursing E-Book

Author: Ruth Elder,Katie Evans,Debra Nizette,Steve Trenoweth

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702046647

Category: Medical

Page: 496

View: 8668

This exciting new book offers a contemporary manual for the mental health nurse within a mental health care system that is increasingly focused on recovery. Mental Health Nursing incorporates recent policy changes that place a greater emphasis on person-centred and social caring, whilst retaining a strong evidence base. The holistic, skills-based approach helps the student and the beginning practitioner to understand the complex causation of mental illness, its diagnosis, effective interventions and treatments, and the client’s experience of mental illness. Broad, yet in-depth, examination of the essential features of contemporary mental health nursing practice A manual for practice - a skills-based approach provides clear guidance to novices on how to complete essential mental health nursing roles ‘Critical Thinking Challenges’ based on Case Histories provide a realistic context ‘Nurse’s Stories’ explore the reality of mental health nursing care On-line resources guide the reader to reflect upon the essential content and ideas contained within each chapter

Pathophysiology Applied to Nursing

Author: Esther Chang,John Daly

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729577430

Category: Medical

Page: 505

View: 2937

This valuable resource is designed to provide a foundation for understanding major pathophysiological processes, applied pharmacology, and related nursing implications. It includes a holistic framework for assessing major health problems, based on fundamental concepts drawn from biological and behavioral sciences. The book's engaging case study approach builds in complexity with each chapter, illustrating applications of pathophysiology and pharmacology to nursing practice. Content has been assembled by academics and expert clinicians with input from physiologists, pharmacists, medical practitioners and other health professionals. Easy-to-follow body system organization explores pathophysiology concepts related to each system. The clinical case study approach featuring realistic scenarios emphasizes application of pathophysiology and pharmacology concepts in nursing practice. Each chapter includes questions and reflective learning exercises to reinforce important concepts. A holistic framework is presented as a method for assessing major health problems. Key aspects of biological and behavioral sciences are integrated into the chapters.

Pathophysiology Applied to Nursing Practice

Author: Esther Chang,John Daly,Doug Elliott

Publisher: Elsevier Australia

ISBN: 9780729537438

Category: Medical

Page: 493

View: 9953

Has been written to provide a fundation for understanding major pathophysiological process, applied pharmacology and related nursing implications. The text includes a holistic framework for assessment of major health breakdown problems. Australian original title.

Fundamentals of Pharmacology

Author: Shane Bullock,Elizabeth Manias

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781442563100

Category: Drugs

Page: 1222

View: 3446

Fundamentals of Pharmacology 7e presents key scientific and clinical principles to facilitate a greater understanding of pharmacology. This wholly Australasian text provides comprehensive and current coverage of topics, written in a clear style with a reader-friendly full colour design.

Applied Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist

Author: Elena Bablenis Haveles

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323294537

Category: Medical

Page: 368

View: 3889

Covering the most commonly used drugs in dentistry, Applied Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist, 7th Edition provides an in-depth understanding of the pharmacologic principles needed for safe and effective dental treatment and oral health care. It discusses drug properties and mechanisms of action, dosages, intended effects, interactions, and adverse reactions — both for the medications a patient may already be taking and for the drugs prescribed by the dentist. New to this edition are topics such as drug-related osteonecrosis of the jaw, recommendations for antibiotic prophylaxis to reduce the risk of infection, cholesterol and cardiovascular guidelines, and new information on type 2 diabetes. Written by dental hygiene educator Elena Haveles, this trusted text prepares you for the expanding role of the dental hygienist! Comprehensive coverage provides an in-depth understanding of the most commonly used drugs, how they work, and how they affect patients’ oral health and dental treatment options. A dental focus addresses the drug interactions of clinical interest in dentistry, with explanations as to why certain drugs are used or contraindicated in a dental treatment plan. A logical format organizes chapters into four parts: 1) general pharmacologic principles, 2) drugs used in dentistry, 3) drugs that may alter dental treatment, and 4) special situations. Clinical Skills Assessment offers review questions at the end of each chapter, helping you assess your knowledge of the material. Dental Hygiene Considerations boxes show how principles of pharmacology apply specifically to dental hygienists. Note boxes highlight important concepts, indications, contraindications, memory tools, warnings, and more. Key terms are bolded and in color within each chapter and defined in a handy glossary. Summary tables and boxes serve as useful review and study tools with quick, easy-to-read summaries of key concepts. Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter set goals for what you will accomplish and provide a useful study guide for examinations. A bibliography in each chapter lists resource citations for additional research and study of dental-related topics. Quick-reference appendixes include resources such as the top 200 drugs, medical acronyms, and information on herbal and dietary supplements. A drug index provides easy look-up of specific drugs and types of drugs. NEW! Updated coverage reflects the latest changes and advances relating to dental treatment, such as adverse drug reactions, antibiotic prophylaxis, osteonecrosis of the jaw, cardiovascular and cholesterol guidelines, oral anticoagulant drugs, and type 2 diabetes. NEW! Full-color design includes additional illustrations showing basic principles and internal processes, along with photographs of oral conditions and side effects.

Saunders Q&A Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination E-Book

Author: Linda Anne Silvestri

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455733415

Category: Medical

Page: 728

View: 9534

With more than 5,800 test questions, Saunders Q&A Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination, 5th Edition provides the practice you need to succeed on the NCLEX-RN exam. To enhance your review, each question includes a test-taking strategy, rationales for correct and incorrect answers, and page references to major nursing textbooks. The companion Evolve website adds a pre-test to help in identifying any areas of weakness, and lets you answer questions in quiz, study, or exam mode. Written by NCLEX review expert Linda Anne Silvestri, this book organizes questions to match the Client Needs and Integrated Processes found in the most recent NCLEX-RN test plan. This review is part of the popular Saunders Pyramid to Success, which has helped more than 1.5 million nurses pass the NCLEX exam! A detailed test-taking strategy is included for each question, providing clues for analyzing and selecting the correct answer. Rationales are provided for both correct and incorrect answer options. Questions categorized by Cognitive Level, Client Needs area, Integrated Process, and clinical content area help you focus on the question types you find most difficult. All alternate item format questions (multiple response, prioritizing, fill-in-the-blank, figure/illustration (hot spot), audio, video, and chart/exhibit) are included. Chapters organized by Client Needs simplify your review and reflect the question mix in the NCLEX-RN® test plan blueprint. A 85-question comprehensive exam represents the content and percentages of question types identified in the NCLEX-RN test plan. Preparation for your NCLEX-RN review includes chapters on nonacademic preparation, test-taking strategies, the CAT format, and a view of the NCLEX-RN from a new graduate's perspective. Page references to Elsevier textbooks direct you to remediation material for any question answered incorrectly. A companion Evolve website includes a pre-test to help in identifying any areas of weakness, and lets you answer questions in quiz, study, or exam mode. Automatic updates of the Evolve site allow you to check for changes to content or functionality throughout the life of the edition. Content from the most recent NCLEX-RN® test plan covers the newest topics you could see on the exam. 600 questions are added, for a total of 5,800 in the book and on the companion Evolve website. Hundreds of new alternate item format questions provide even more opportunity for practice. A Priority Nursing Tip is included with each question, providing important patient care information. A full-color design and over 20 new figures enhance understanding and increase the book's visual appeal. Review format includes chapters on how to study for and take the NCLEX examination, and includes a test for each Client Need category, a test on Integrated Processes, and a comprehensive test for practice in answering questions from all areas. A new content-area index makes it easier to find questions and review a given disorder/topic.

Transformative Learning in Nursing

A Guide for Nurse Educators

Author: Arlene H. Morris, EdD, RN, CNE,Debbie R. Faulk, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826108695

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 7302

Transformative Learning Theory offers a uniquely inclusive methodology across all levels of nursing education for educators and students focused on common nursing arenas and situations. This is the only book to present practical, innovative strategies for novice and experienced nurse educators to apply Transformative Learning Theory in various curricula, courses, and learning situations. Geared for adult and returning students, the text addresses common learning issues from both learner and teacher perspectives, enabling educators and students to apply Transformative Learning to evaluate their own authentic transformation throughout their careers. Key Features: Offers a uniquely inclusive theory and methodology "Transformative Learning Theory" across degree levels for educators and students Includes practical learning strategies and activities for a broad nursing curriculum Addresses the needs of novice nurse educators with clinical, but limited pedagogical, expertise and experienced nurse educators seeking new frameworks and techniques Provides direct application for classroom, online, or hybrid learning environments Covers all aspects of simulation Designed for graduate nursing education courses

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Basic Pharmacology for Nurses

Author: Bruce D. Clayton,Michelle Willihnganz

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323086543

Category: Medical

Page: 894

View: 4547

Basic Pharmacology for Nurses is a modern classic nursing pharmacology textbook known for its impeccably accurate drug content and its practical applications of the nursing process. A consistent emphasis on health promotion through monitoring and patient education is a hallmark of the book. Introductory units ground the reader in basic principles of pharmacology and medication administration. Subsequent body-system units apply the nursing process to every major disorder, and appropriate nursing implications are discussed for every drug class to promote safe medication administration. Provides an overview of relevant pathophysiology with an application of the nursing process in each drug chapter, followed by nursing implications for each applicable drug class. Covers the pharmacology of all major classes of drugs, emphasizing side effects to expect, side effects to report, drug interactions, and more. Emphasizes patient education and health promotion with easy-to-recognize Patient Teaching boxes and reproducible Patient Self-Assessment forms on the Evolve site. Provides need-to-know coverage of herbal therapies and dietary supplements with an Herbal and Dietary Supplement Therapy chapter and Complementary and Alternative Therapies boxes throughout. Increased emphasis on medication safety prepares nurses to practice more safely in a clinical environment that is both more pressured and more focused than ever on reducing drug errors. The increased emphasis includes Chapter 7: Principles of Medication Administration, do-not-confuse icons, and an icon to signal ISMP's "high alert" drugs. As the focus on pharmacology on the NCLEX continues to increase, chapter-ending Get Ready for the NCLEX(R) Examination sections include Key Points, Additional Learning Resources, and Review Questions for the NCLEX Examination. Updated coverage of the most recent FDA approvals, withdrawals, and therapeutic uses provide impeccably accurate and current content to ensure safe drug therapy. Updated and streamlined coverage of nursing care with a focus on the need-to-know material helps students focus on the most current, need-to-know content.

Pharmacology - E-Book

Principles and Applications

Author: Eugenia M. Fulcher,Robert M. Fulcher,Cathy Dubeansky Soto

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323292305

Category: Medical

Page: 656

View: 903

Comprehensive yet easy to read, Pharmacology: Principles and Applications, 3rd Edition introduces you to basic pharmacology, showing how to apply principles to the kinds of clinical situations you will encounter on the job. You'll learn how different drugs work in the body, how to calculate drug dosages, drug administration routes and procedures, the medications related to disorders in each body system, and much more. Written by expert authors Eugenia M. Fulcher, Robert M. Fulcher, and Cathy Dubeansky Soto, Pharmacology ensures that you master all of the pharmacology competencies required by CAAHEP and ABHES. In the book and on a companion Evolve website, a variety of exercises helps you strengthen your skills in math, dosage calculation, and critical thinking. Practical coverage of basic pharmacology provides a thorough understanding of the medications most commonly used in ambulatory and inpatient settings. A real-life Scenario starts each chapter with thought-provoking questions to consider as you progress through the material. Procedures boxes provide step-by-step guidance for drug calculation and administration, accompanied by numerous illustrations and icons that identify OSHA-mandated protocols. Common Signs & Symptoms of Diseases and Common Side Effects of Medications lists in each body system chapter help you distinguish between disease progression and medication reactions. Body systems icons highlight the ways that specific drugs affect a particular body system. Chapter objectives and key words at the beginning of each chapter help you focus your study efforts. Check Your Understanding math review sections enable you to assess your knowledge of application and calculation concepts. Critical Thinking exercises challenge you to apply what you've learned to a variety of realistic situations. Important Facts and Clinical Tips boxes in each chapter highlight the key concepts for practice. Patient Education for Compliance boxes help you communicate more effectively with patients about possible side effects or adverse reactions. Summary tables are more concise and easier to follow. New calculations exercises and quizzes are included on the companion Evolve website. Expanded math and drug calculation sections in the workbook supplement the textbook with additional exercises for practice with math and dosage calculations. Available separately.

Taschenatlas Pharmakologie

Author: Lutz Hein,Heinz Lüllmann,Klaus Mohr

Publisher: Georg Thieme Verlag

ISBN: 3131516577

Category: Medical

Page: 416

View: 8919

Wirkt sofort! Dieser Taschenatlas hilft. Beschwerden der Verwirrung und Überforderung werden sofort gemildert und weichen dem Gefühl des Verstehens und Begreifens. Die Wirkstoffe Visualisierung und Kompaktheit sind in großen Mengen aktiv. - Über 170 brillante Infografiken illustrieren die Pharmakologie und erleichtern dir den Zugang zu pharmakologischen Sachverhalten. Die kompakten Lerneinheiten eignen sich als Ergänzung zu einem Lehrbuch, zum Vertiefen und Wiederholen. Alle relevanten Informationen zu Wirkstoffgruppen kannst du rasch und gut verständlich nachlesen. Das sinnvolle arzneimitteltherapeutische Vorgehen bei wichtigen Erkrankungen kompakt und auf dem aktuellen Stand. Arzneimittel-Konvertierungslisten helfen dir auf der Suche nach dem Wirkstoff- oder Handelsnamen. Dank Daumenregister und Farbleitsystem kannst du dich schnell orientieren. Du verstehst Zusammenhänge und schaust über den ein oder anderen Tellerrand.

Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics

Author: Kate Curtis,Clair Ramsden

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729579824

Category: Medical

Page: 1494

View: 3550

Emergency and Trauma Care is written for Australian emergency care providers including paramedics, emergency nurses, pre-hospital care providers, nurse practitioners, general practice nurses and allied health practitioners including occupational therapists and physiotherapists who are caring for trauma patients. This book follows the patient journey from pre-hospital to definitive care. Using a body systems approach, each chapter provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of adult and paediatric emergencies. Implications for clinical practice is supported by chapters of professional practice, clinical skills, research, evidence-based practice, and legal, ethical and cultural issues. Clinical assessment, physiology, management and rationale for intervention of common and not so common emergency presentations are provided, with each chapter providing clear and relevant examples for both Paramedics and Nurses. Emergency and Trauma Care brings together a team of highly respected clinical practitioners and academics to deliver the most up-to-date text dealing with the practical procedures and evidence experienced by emergency and trauma care providers every day. Chapter 2 Pre-hospital care overview in Australia and NZ Chapter 10 Scene assessment, management and rescue Chapter 11 Pre-Hospital Clinical Reasoning, Triage and Communication Pre-hospital and emergency nursing considerations included in all relevant chapters Chapter 5 Cultural Considerations in Emergency Care addresses cultural diversity, beliefs and values and focuses on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and Maori health Chapter 19 Resuscitation includes advanced life support, airway management and incorporates the 2010 Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines Chapter 37 People with disabilities provides assessment, examination and communication strategies for working with clients with intellectual and physical disabilities Section 5 focuses on examination and communication strategies for working with unique population groups, including the elderly, disabled, obstetric and paediatric patients Section 6 details major trauma assessment and management, blast injury, and trauma to specific body regions Essentials outline the main points addressed in each chapter Practice tips assist with communication skills, procedures and assessment Case studies supported by questions throughout Summaries and Key points, review questions, web links and references provide for consolidation and further research. Evolve resources include Power point slides, 30 additional Case studies, image bank, web links Three paramedic specific chapters (including scene assessment and management)

Pharmacology for the Primary Care Provider - E-Book

Author: Marilyn Winterton Edmunds,Maren Stewart Mayhew

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323087914

Category: Medical

Page: 880

View: 6847

Written by and for nurse practitioners, and also suitable for physician’s assistants, Pharmacology for the Primary Care Provider, 4th Edition focuses on what you need to know to safely and effectively prescribe drugs for primary care. An emphasis on patient teaching helps you gain patient adherence to prescribed drug regimens, and guidelines for health promotion help in maintaining and improving your patients’ health. Now in full color, this edition expands the book's emphasis on the QSEN priorities of safety and evidence-based practice, and adds coverage of new drugs, new drug classes, and new therapeutic drug uses. Written by leading nurse practitioner authorities Marilyn Winterton Edmunds and Maren Stewart Mayhew, Pharmacology for the Primary Care Provider teaches principles of pharmacotherapeutics using today’s most commonly used drugs. A Key Drugs focus highlights the most commonly used and most representative drugs of each major drug class — with particular emphasis on the top 100 most commonly prescribed drugs. Emphasis on patient teaching helps you communicate with patients and family caregivers to promote adherence to the drug regimen. Emphasis on health promotion describes how to help patients stay well and improve their health, including coverage of immunizations and biologicals, vitamins, weight management, and smoking cessation. Evidence-Based Decision-Making and Treatment Guidelines chapter (11) provides practical guidelines for using the best current research evidence to make decisions about the care of individual patients. Extensive coverage of drug therapy for special populations such as geriatric and pediatric patients includes considerations related to age, pregnancy, race, and other factors. UNIQUE! Coverage of prescriptive practice includes topics such as prescriptive authority, role implementation, and the role of nurses (NPs, CNMs, CRNAs, and CNSs) and physician assistants in writing prescriptions. NEW! Full-color design and illustrations highlight the most important content. DRUG UPDATES reflect the latest FDA-approved drugs, drug classes, and therapeutic uses. Expanded emphasis on the QSEN priorities of safety and evidence-based practice helps you eliminate drug prescribing errors with color-highlighted Safety Alerts! and NEW Clinical Practice Alerts! NEW section on male hormone replacement therapies adds coverage of men to that for women. Updated evidence-based prescribing information reflects the latest national clinical practice guidelines and evidence-based treatment guidelines, including the latest clinical treatment guidelines for diabetes. NEW! Complementary and Alternative Products tables highlight interactions with drugs, and are emphasized with a distinctive icon. Updated Drug Overview tables are enhanced with color as well as Top 100 icons that highlight the most commonly prescribed drugs.