Essentials of Pharmacology for Nurses

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9780335245666: Essentials of Pharmacology for Nurses
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"This book is excellent in terms of how it explains complex ideas into simplified 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, University of Wolverhampton (RnDipHE), UK

"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, Staffordshire 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.

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About the Author:

Paul Barber is Senior Lecturer at the University of Chester, UK. He teaches both pre and post registration nurses and possesses over 35 years nursing experience.

Deborah Robertson is Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing and Pharmacology in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at University of Chester, UK.

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