This user-friendly guide follows on from the bestselling book Essentials of Pharmacology for Nurses, and is written for pre-registration nursing students looking for an accessible guide to drug groups that goes beyond the essentials. It is simple and accessible and examines the next logical set of drug groups that nurses need to know.
"An essential purchase for all nursing students ... It is easy to read, clearly written and follows a logical path through a wide scope of subjects relating to pharmacology in nursing ... This book will enable the student reader to develop the necessary knowledge and understanding to be a competent, safe and caring nurse." Keith Booles, Senior Nurse Lecturer/Module Leader, Adult Nursing Practice, Faculty of Health, Staffordshire University, UK "This book is excellent in terms of how it explains complex ideas in simple terms ... It's a practical guide to drugs used in nursing, telling you drug types, effects on the body and side effects the client might encounter. A truly invaluable book for students and nurses alike." Carol Molly Casey, Student Nurse, University of Wolverhampton, UK "This second edition ... provides excellent case studies that [make the subject] come alive by engaging with and applying the theory to realistic patient scenarios along with the very practical 'clinical tips'. This is an excellent introductory text both for pre-registration nurses to prepare them for them today's modern nursing roles and also for those post registration nurses embarking on prescribing courses ... The format is easy to read and breaks down barriers encouraging the reader to delve into this exciting subject." Karen Ford, Programme leader for Non-Medical Prescribing, De Montfort University, UK "This book is easy to read with clear explanations throughout and suitable for all branches of nurse education. Each chapter has clear learning objectives, clinical tips to aid thinking and supported with case studies and multiple choice questions ... There are clear links to clinical practice throughout. I would recommend this as a core book to all nursing students undertaking nurse education." Lesley Drayton, Senior Lecturer, Anglia Ruskin University, UK This ideal starter text for student nurses aims to make pharmacology less intimidating and focuses on the knowledge needed at pre-registration level in order to practice as a newly qualified nurse, in a variety of different settings. The book does not assume previous knowledge of pharmacology, or a level of confidence with maths and drugs calculations. Noted for its clear layout and jargon-free language, this updated edition introduces pharmacology and calculations in a friendly, informative way. This new edition has been carefully expanded to include more detail on adverse drug reactions and interactions, antimicrobials, drugs used in chronic conditions and drugs used in mental health and the text has been fully updated to include the latest NICE guidelines. It contains: 90 calculations and 100 multiple choice questions to help perfect your skills and assess learning Clinical tip boxes linking pharmacology to the role of the nurse Patient scenarios from a range of different clinical settings References to key guidelines and clinical tests The book emphasises application of pharmacological principles to all areas of practice including drug action, interaction and side effects.
This ideal starter text for student nurses makes pharmacology less intimidating by focusing on the knowledge needed at pre-registration level in order to practice as a newly qualified nurse. Noted for its clear layout and jargon-free language, this updated edition introduces pharmacology in a friendly, informative way. The book does not assume previous knowledge of pharmacology, or a level of confidence with maths and drugs calculations. This new edition has been carefully expanded to include a new chapter introducing drug calculations and measurements as well as more detail on drugs used in chronic conditions, as well as more on pharmacology for the older patient and for other specific groups such as children, pregnant women or those with minor illness. More case scenarios have been added to encourage nurses to apply knowledge to a range of different people with a range of needs. The book contains: 90 calculations and 100 multiple choice questions to help perfect your skills and assess learning Clinical tip boxes linking pharmacology to the role of the nurse 35 patient scenarios across a range of clinical settings References to key clinical tests and the latest NICE guidelines The book emphasises application of pharmacological principles to all areas of practice including drug action, interaction and side effects, and is useful to all students of pharmacology whether as part of a 3 year course, post-qualifying course, top-up course or standalone module. "This latest edition of a key textbook on pharmacology for nurses has moved forward from previous editions by becoming stronger by the inclusion of a greater scope of material so maintaining its place as an essential pharmacology book for current and forthcoming nursing students in all clinical practice fields to give them a strong evidence base for their studies and clinical practice. The addition of a chapter on drug calculations is an essential step forward in this edition for all students as this is a key component within all current nursing degree programmes. The continued use of case studies and clinical tips makes learning fun both as an individual but also in small learning groups of students. It follows a clear pathway for learning: it is easy to read, is clearly written and shows the importance of aspects of pharmacology within the work of a nurse. " Keith Booles, Senior Nurse Lecturer/Module Leader, Faculty of Health Sciences, Staffordshire University, UK
Medicine management is an important and demanding aspect of nursing practice. It requires both clinical knowledge and the use of professional judgement. This accessible book is designed to help both practising and student nurses prepare to deal with the challenges of medicine management. It covers the principles and skills involved in a range of common medicine management scenarios and will help nursing students integrate their knowledge of physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology and nursing care. This handy book: Is based on 21 practical case studies, which help you learn about effective medicine management and test your understanding of essential drug groups. Helps you gain confidence in your knowledge of pharmacology Highlights the nurse's role in identifying the therapeutic and adverse effects of medicines on a patient Part of the Case Book series, Medicine Management for Nurses Case Book offers a unique way of relating theory to practice. The cases are ideal for preparing for exams, tests and working in practice, as each one includes self-test questions and answers. Whether you are preparing to qualify or studying medicine management after qualification, this case book is the ideal practical tool for you. Contributors: Diane Blundell, Abe Ginourie, Joy Parkes, Ruth Sadik, Pat Talbot, Janine Upton, Traci Whitfield, Christine Whitney-Cooper, Debbie Wyatt. "The book offers a unique and engaging approach to an important subject that most students find daunting. Realistic case scenarios are used as a catalyst to introduce information and concepts that underpin practice. The presentation style supports the active participation of the student with the inclusion of questions at the beginning of each topic offering a platform to explore key areas whilst referring to the scenario. I highly recommend it to pre-registered student nurses." Kris Paget, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Education, Kingston University, UK "This collection of case studies provides a unique and user friendly guide to commonly seen pharmacological therapies and treatment options across the lifespan. The case studies have been carefully selected to provide the diverse care needs of complex disease processes in a person centred way. Each case study is relevant to the role of the Nurse and will provide essential and core information whether nurses are working in either a medical or surgical clinical setting. Government Health Care Directives provide the essential clinical evidence based theory necessary to promote medicine adherence and each chapter provides the relevant pathophysiology which is essential to underpin the safe administration of medication therapies. The role of the nurse in medicine management with respect to patient education and the professional responsibilities of monitoring and evaluating complex medication therapies is presented in each case study. This provides an holistic approach to the care of patients receiving complex medication therapies." Barry Ricketts, Senior Lecturer, Adult Nursing, Oxford Brookes University, UK
This book is a quick and easy reference book primarily for students of nursing science undertaking pharmacology modules. It will assist with the revision of key points through the medium of multiple short questions that are accompanied by a set of thorough and detailed answers.
Concise presentation of basic pharmacologic information for the students. Units one and two address fundamentals of pharmacology and drug administration. Units three to 16 group drugs by therapeutic classification with each chapter covering pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacotherapeutics, adverse drug reactions and nursing process steps in administering drugs. The disk contains questions and answers for self-study.
This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It is written specifically to meet the needs of nursing students undertaking the common foundation programme. It aims to explain how and why sensitive, holistic and evidence-based nursing care is carried out. Therefore it is relevant to students who will enter all branches of nursing and includes material that is both common to all and specific to each branch. The book aims to provide all students on foundation nursing and health care programmes with material of sufficient depth/breadth to achieve the NMC outcomes required for entry into the branch programmes. There is an emphasis not only on the theory that underpins nursing practice in the common foundation programme but also on nursing skills which form an increasingly emphasized part of the programme. The chapters have been reviewed by experts from each branch and also clinical skills to ensure the content reflects each branch accurately and appropriately. Emphasis on clinical skills & lifelong learning Realistic scenarios reinforce the need for patient/client-centred care with a holistic approach Activity boxes for all branches and age groups in each chapter ensure relevance to nurses in diverse settings An integrated approach to health promotion with activity boxes emphasises that health maintenance and promotion are central to contemporary nursing practice Reflection, critical thinking and research/appraisal skills are encouraged with a problem centred approach that will help to develop the skills needed to provide sensitive and effective, high quality care and to integrate theory with practice The emphasis on nursing/clinical skills underlines the importance of core skills - an integral part of the patient/client experience Cultural diversity is a core theme throughout The importance of evidence-based practice is highlighted and the text helps readers are assisted to acquire the skills to provide evidence-based care A wide range of general and branch-specific interactive boxes help to develop an understanding of some issues in other branches as well as the core issues that affect all nurses. Self- test questions and answers provide an opportunity for readers to take responsibility for and check their learning. Valuable learning tools are included: glossary of key terms, useful websites and references
A Volume in Essentials of Anesthesia and Critical Care
Author: Joel A. Kaplan
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Authored by the same stellar editors and contributors responsible for Kaplan's Cardiac Anesthesia, this title presents today's most essential clinical knowledge in cardiac anesthesia in a practical, user-friendly format. A manageable size and affordable price makes this an ideal purchase for every clinician who would like an economical yet dependable resource in cardiac anesthesia. Provides the key cardiac anesthesia information you need to know by authorities you trust. Uses a concise, user-friendly format that helps you locate the answers you need quickly. Features key points boxes in each chapter to help you quickly access the most crucial information. Includes annotated references that guide you to the most practical additional resources. Features a portable size and clinical emphasis that facilitates and enhances bedside patient care. Contains the authoritative guidance of larger reference books without the expense.