Introducing Pharmacology

For Nursing and Healthcare

Author: Roger McFadden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317860209

Category: Medical

Page: 368

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This new edition of Introducing Pharmacology remains an accessible and relevant introduction for nursing and healthcare students who are new to pharmacology, as well anyone looking to refresh their knowledge of the subject. Focused and engaging, the text balances accessibility with depth. Coverage of anatomy and physiology as well as pathophysiology helps to relate the subject to practical realities and makes this text stand out. It includes: Concise explanations of how drugs work in the human body. Explains the underlying physiology and pathophysiology necessary for an understanding of the action of drugs. All of the common drug groups that practitioners are likely to encounter in clinical practice. New to this edition: Additional chapter on cancer and anti-cancer drugs. New sections, including general anaesthetics, hay-fever and prescribing for special groups such as children, pregnant women and the elderly. Updated to include the latest UK prescribing guidelines. New case-studies, relating pharmacological theory to clinical practice. Inclusion of a new glossary of key terms and definitions.

Introducing Pharmacology

For Nursing and Healthcare

Author: Roger Mcfadden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317860217

Category: Medical

Page: 368

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This new edition of Introducing Pharmacology remains an accessible and relevant introduction for nursing and healthcare students who are new to pharmacology, as well anyone looking to refresh their knowledge of the subject. Focused and engaging, the text balances accessibility with depth. Coverage of anatomy and physiology as well as pathophysiology helps to relate the subject to practical realities and makes this text stand out. It includes: Concise explanations of how drugs work in the human body. Explains the underlying physiology and pathophysiology necessary for an understanding of the action of drugs. All of the common drug groups that practitioners are likely to encounter in clinical practice. New to this edition: Additional chapter on cancer and anti-cancer drugs. New sections, including general anaesthetics, hay-fever and prescribing for special groups such as children, pregnant women and the elderly. Updated to include the latest UK prescribing guidelines. New case-studies, relating pharmacological theory to clinical practice. Inclusion of a new glossary of key terms and definitions.

Introducing Pharmacology for Nursing and Healthcare

Author: Roger McFadden

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273718635

Category: Nursing

Page: 300

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Pharmacology concerns all practitioners of medicine and is essentially the science of drugs. It calls for the use of techniques from many other fields, such as biochemistry, statistics, and epidemiology, and can therefore prove to be a challenging subject. Introducing Pharmacology has been specially written for nursing and healthcare professionals, both trainees and qualified practitioners. The book provides an easy to understand introduction to Pharmacology that nursing and healthcare professionals will find relevant from the beginning of clinical training at the hospital, and afterwards in medical practice.

Introducing Pharmacology

Author: Roger McFadden

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781138549197

Category:

Page: 312

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Preceded by Introducing pharmacology for nursing and healthcare / Roger McFadden. Second edition. 2013.

Law and Ethics in Nursing and Healthcare

An Introduction

Author: Graham Avery

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473998328

Category: Law

Page: 392

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Now in its second edition, Law and Ethics in Nursing and Healthcare: An Introduction continues to provide all the information nursing and healthcare students need to know about ‘what is legal’ and ‘how to decide what is right’ in order to practise safely and ethically. Graham Avery focuses directly on the vital areas – such as negligence, consent, confidentiality, and professional conduct – with a practical and accessible approach aimed at healthcare students as well as practitioners. Key features include: a new chapter on Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. Up-to-date information related to the Health and Social Care Act 2012 and the Francis Report. Real life case studies to help students think critically about difficult clinical situations. End-of-chapter scenarios activities with suggested answers to reinforce knowledge. Qualified as a Registered Nurse and holding an MA in Medical Law and Ethics, Graham Avery is a Lecturer at the University of Essex.

Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Nursing Students

Author: Sarah Ashelford,Justine Raynsford,Vanessa Taylor

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473943728

Category: Medical

Page: 344

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Carefully designed to provide an integrated introduction to both the biology of disease and the therapeutic agents that are used to manage them, this book considers the underlying pathology of many common illnesses and diseases but by focusing on those conditions which have a pharmacological intervention is able to provide nurses with a broader understanding of bioscience that reflects care given in practice. It covers the basics of pharmacology, the core pathological concepts of inflammation, infection and cancer as well as a systems-based consideration of the pathophysiology and relevant pharmacology of common disorders. Providing the ideal starting point for student nurses to develop a robust, integrated knowledge of human disease and pharmacology, this book will enable them to provide care based on up-to-date knowledge of this important subject.

Introductory Pathophysiology for Nursing and Healthcare Professionals

Author: Martin Steggall,Mark Zelman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780273723868

Category: Nursing

Page: 478

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Introduction to Pathophysiology for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals is the most comprehensive visual survey of pathophysiology affecting each body system. Using full colour illustrations, photographs and learning features, this book makes the potentially complex subject of pathophysiology interesting and accessible. Each chapter discusses the common pathologies for each body system, along with the prevalence of the disease in the UK. The text is aimed at students and healthcare professionals who are learning about applied pathophysiology and related pharmacology and is an ideal introduction to the subject, enabling care to be based on a sound foundation of what is going on in the body.

How Drugs Work

Basic Pharmacology for Healthcare Professionals

Author: Hugh McGavock

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 1857756916

Category: Medical

Page: 171

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Quality prescribing is an applied science, matching the pharmacology to the diagnosis. Powerful modern drugs require scientific understanding if their benefits are to be realised and their many risks minimised. This book describes how drugs work. It equips readers with a set of clear concepts on which to base their prescribing decisions. Unlike typical long textbooks on the subject, this book condenses only those aspects of pharmacology of direct relevance to everyday prescribing into a concise, accessible volume. This second edition has been completely updated and also contains new chapters on drugs and the central nervous system, and the use of recreational drugs. How Drugs Work, Second Edition satisfies the need for an appropriate understanding of pharmacology by those who have prescribing responsibilities such as nurse prescribers; general practitioners, pharmacists and dentists in mid-career who may wish to update their knowledge; and pharmaceutical industry representatives. Medical students, too, will benefit from this book as an introduction.

Essentials of Pharmacology for Nurses

Author: Paul Barber,Deborah Robertson

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335245668

Category: Medical

Page: 216

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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.

Fundamentals of Applied Pathophysiology

An Essential Guide for Nursing and Healthcare Students

Author: Ian Peate

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119219493

Category: Medical

Page: 624

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Fundamentals of Applied Pathophysiology continues to be an accessible and comprehensive introductory text to pathophysiology, written specifically for nursing and healthcare students to assist in the understanding of human anatomy, and the complex disease patterns that affect normal physiology. Thoroughly updated, and with full-colour illustrations throughout, this new edition incorporates additional learning features including reflective questions at the end of each chapter, investigation boxes, medication alerts, red flags to indicate essential information to be aware of when providing care, vital signs boxes relating to physiological measurements as well as inclusion of the National Early Warning Score. With emphasis placed on a multidisciplinary approach, Fundamentals of Applied Pathophysiology highlights the importance of contemporary, safe, and effective practice in an environment in which the delivery of care is constantly evolving.

Introduction to Clinical Allied Healthcare

Author: Debra Garber

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780892625512

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 576

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This core text covers topics that every clinical allied healthcare worker needs to know. Written and edited by registered nurses and experienced educators, Introduction to Clinical Allied Healthcare, 2E provides an educational foundation in anatomy, professional ethics, healthful living, and the healthcare environment. This text also provides information on basic clinical skills relating to asepsis, Standard Precautions, patient care, vital signs, and first aid.

Pharmacology

An Introductory Text

Author: Mary Kaye Asperheim

Publisher: W B Saunders Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 293

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PHARMACOLOGY: AN INTRODUCTORY TEXT is a perennial favorite that occupies a unique niche among low/LPN-level pharmacology texts. It is the smallest, simplest, shortest, and most inexpensive pharmacology text available for LPN/LVN and allied health programs. The ninth edition of this popular text is extensively revised with new content highlighting two increasingly important topics: lifespan considerations and alternative therapies. The book also sports a fresh new two-color design and dozens of new illustrations. To enhance usability in LPN/LVN programs, the text now includes a Disorders Index, and the Instructor's Manual includes strategies for teaching pharmacology in integrated curricula

Introduction to Critical Care Nursing

Author: Mary Lou Sole,Deborah Goldenberg Klein,Marthe J. Moseley

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323294022

Category: Medical

Page: 768

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Here’s the essential information you need to know in critical care nursing — all in one concise text! Using a to-the-point, reader friendly approach, Introduction to Critical Care Nursing, 5th Edition, provides authoritative, real-world information on the important concepts of critical care nursing and the assessment and technical skills associated with the management of critically ill patients. The latest content on the technology makes it easy to learn and understand how to use the equipment you’ll use in the field. Nursing care chapters are organized according to the nursing process framework, and you’ll find detailed nursing care plans in every management chapter. Case studies and critical thinking questions challenge you to apply what you’ve learned, and user-friendly features throughout the text (updated pharmacology tables, clinical and laboratory alerts, and evidence-based practice boxes) help you bridge the gap between concepts and clinical practice. Nursing Care Plans provide nursing diagnoses, expected patient outcomes, and interventions with rationales to prepare you for clinical practice. Case Studies challenge you to apply concepts from the book to real-life patient situations to test their critical thinking skills. Streamlined and updated Pharmacology Tables detail the actions, indications, dosages and routes, and side effects of commonly used critical care drugs. Clinical Alerts promote optimal patient safety and outcomes by highlighting potential problems and concerns in the clinical setting. Laboratory Alerts discuss both common and cutting-edge tests and procedures, emphasizing the importance of laboratory test results to critical nursing care. Critical Thinking Questions in every chapter encourage you to use and reinforce the concepts presented throughout the chapter. Now full-color throughout, new, vibrant artwork and anatomical images are in true-to-life color. A new chapter on end-of-life care covers ethical and legal matters, palliative care, withholding of therapies, and communication issues — all essential concerns confronting today’s critical care nurse. New features on evidence-based practice, genetics, transplantation, and geriatric considerations offer realistic, easy-to-understand information on some of the most important and rapidly changing topics in critical care today.

Pharmacology Demystified

Author: Mary Kamienski,Jim Keogh

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071483445

Category: Medical

Page: 456

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There’s no easier, faster, or more practical way to learn the really tough subjects Pharmacology Demystified covers the practical aspects of pharmacology that you need to master to become a healthcare or nursing professional. This self-teaching guide comes complete with key points, background information, quizzes at the end of each chapter, and even a final exam. Simple enough for beginners but challenging enough for advanced students, this is a lively and entertaining brush-up, introductory text, or classroom supplement.

Pharmacology for Health Professionals

Author: Bronwen Bryant,Kathleen Knights

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729581713

Category: Medical

Page: 1166

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Perfect for: Undergraduate Health science, Paramedic science, Nursing, Midwifery, Podiatry and Optometry students. Pharmacology for Health Professionals 4th Edition provides a comprehensive introduction to fundamental pharmacology principles and concepts. The fourth edition has been fully updated and revised to reflect the most up-to-date information on the clinical use of drugs, Australian and New Zealand scheduling, drug legislation and ethics. • Anatomy and physiology integrated throughout • Discipline-specific information integrated throughout and additional resources provided via Evolve • Key drug information at your fingertips: Drug Monographs, Drug Interactions Tables, Clinical Interest Boxes and key terms and abbreviations • End-of-chapter review exercises to test your understanding. • Evolve resources for both lecturer and student. • New and updated Drug Monographs describing important aspects of drugs and drug groups • Updated tables outlining detailed drug interactions occurring with major drug groups • Recent changes in the pharmacological management of major conditions • New Clinical Interest Boxes, including current New Zealand specific and pharmacological treatment of common diseases and conditions • Referencing most up-to-date reviews of drugs and major disease management • Guidelines for clinical choice and use of drugs • Enhanced information on the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) modalities, with a focus on interactions between drugs and CAM therapies • Improved internal design for ease of navigation.

Introduction to Medicines Management in Nursing

Author: Alison Spires,Martina O'Brien,Kirsty Andrews

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1844458474

Category: Medical

Page: 200

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Managing medicines can seem a daunting prospect for new nursing students, but is a crucial skill they must develop from day one to provide safe care to their patients. This book specifically supports first-year, pre-registration students in meeting the required competencies for medicines management needed for progression into the second year. It is structured around the NMC Essential Skills Clusters, providing a clear introduction to law, calculations, administration, introductory pharmacology, patient communication and contextual issues applied to medicines management. The book is written in user-friendly language and uses patient scenarios to explain concepts and apply theory to practice.

Pharmacology Made Incredibly Easy!

Author: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1496350472

Category: Medical

Page: 784

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Get all the basics on drug therapies—and administer drugs confidently and accurately—with the newly updated Pharmacology Made Incredibly Easy, 4th Edition. Written in the enjoyable, award-winning Incredibly Easy style, this easy-to-follow, fully illustrated guide offers step-by-step direction on the medication process, from assessing patient needs, to planning care, to implementation and positive outcomes. Strengthen your understanding of your class materials, get ready for the NCLEX® or certification exam, and administer drug therapies—safely and effectively! Build a strong platform of pharmacology knowledge and skills with. . . NEW and updated content on the newest approved medications and dosages and NEW tables listing: NEW vaccines and treatment for biological weapons exposure NEW treatment and antidotes for chemical weapons exposure NEW herbal drugs content NEW icons and images that clarify content Revised and updated content on the concepts of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacotherapeutics Pharmacology basics – How drugs are derived, developed, classified, and administered; classes of drugs by body system; their uses and mechanisms “Nurse Joy” and “Nurse Jake” illustrated characters offering tips and insights throughout Quick-scan format with concise, bulleted content Hundreds of illustrations and diagrams explaining key concepts and providing clear direction on administering drugs; drug distribution, absorption, and metabolism; potential drug interactions; adverse reactions; how different classes of drugs work in different body systems Special chapter features: Just the facts – A quick summary of chapter content Advice from the experts – Experienced practitioners’ insights Prototype pro – Actions, indications, and nursing considerations for common prototype drugs Nursing process – Patient assessment, diagnosis, outcome goals, implementation, and evaluation for each type and class of drug Pharm function – Illustrating how drugs act in the body; recognizing and treating adverse reactions Before you give that drug – Warnings to consider before you administer a drug Education edge – Information to share with your patient Quick quiz – End-of-chapter questions with answers/explanations, to help you remember the essentials End-of-book multiple-choice Q&A; Quick Guides to Medication Safety, Ophthalmic and Dermatologic Drugs, and Abbreviations to Avoid; Glossary of essential pharmacology terms.

Vital Signs for Nurses

An Introduction to Clinical Observations

Author: Joyce Smith,Rachel Roberts

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444341871

Category: Medical

Page: 280

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Accurate clinical observations are the key to good patient care and fundamental to nursing practice. Vital Signs for Nurses will support anyone in care delivery to enhance their skills, reflect upon their own practice and assist in their continuing professional development. This practical introductory text explores how to make assessments of heart rate, blood pressure, temperature, pain and nutrition. It also looks at issues of infection control, record-keeping and legal and ethical considerations. With case studies and examples throughout, this text will be invaluable to all healthcare assistants, student nurses, Trainee Assistant Practitioners and students on foundation degrees.

Introduction to Computers for Healthcare Professionals

Author: Irene Makar Joos,Associate Professor La Roche College Ist Department Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Irene Joos, PhD, RN,Ramona Nelson,Marjorie J. Smith

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449697259

Category: Medical

Page: 600

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"An ideal resource for introductory computer courses for healthcare professionals, the text provides a comprehensive approach to digital literacy with the incorporation of social media tools. The Sixth Edition features an extensive revision of each chapter to reflect Microsoft Office® 2010 and Windows® 7 updates, as well as computer-assisted communication"--Back cover.

Illustrated Pharmacology for Nurses

Author: Terje Simonsen,Jarle Aarbakke,Ian Kay

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0340809728

Category: Medical

Page: 480

View: 9995

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Drug therapy is an increasingly important element in the treatment of patients, and understanding how a drug works is essential for all nurses. Illustrated Pharmacology for Nurses is a fully comprehensive and beautifully illustrated textbook covering both the basic principles and the clinical aspects of pharmacology. The book provides clear and simple explanations of the way drugs act, looking at their effects and their use in a range of situations. Combining the basic and clinical aspects of pharmacology in one concise volume, it is an invaluable learning tool for nursing, biomedical and clinical science students.