Pharmacology : A Patient-Centered Nursing Process Approach, Paperback / softback Book

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Gain a solid understanding of pharmacology and make it a part of patient-centered nursing care!

Pharmacology: A Patient-Centered Nursing Process Approach, 11th Edition makes it easy to learn the principles of pharmacology and drug dosage calculation.

A clear guide to pharmacotherapy and safe drug administration, this book uses drug prototypes to provide need-to-know information about key drugs, including dosage, side effects, interactions, and more.

Nursing Process summaries enhance your skills in clinical judgment and patient care.

Written by a team of nursing experts led by Linda McCuistion, this text provides the pharmacology knowledge you need to succeed on the NCLEX (R) and as a professional nurse. UNIQUE! Prototype Drug charts provide easy access to key information for representative drugs, including dosages, side effects, interactions, contraindications, pharmacokinetics, and more. UNIQUE! Extensive Drug Calculations chapter features a math review as well as step-by-step instructions for frequently used methods of dosage calculation. UNIQUE! Nursing Process summaries highlight important nursing considerations related to drug therapy and emphasize patient teaching, patient safety, and relevant cultural content. Critical Thinking case studies challenge you to apply your knowledge and analytical skills to realistic patient scenarios, and include answer guidelines on Evolve. Learning features include chapter outlines and objectives, review questions, and learning resources on the Evolve website. Application-level NCLEX (R) study questions include at least one alternate-style question per chapter, preparing you for the growing pharmacology coverage on the NCLEX Examination. Safety and Quality chapter discusses medication errors, specific nursing measures to promote safety, National Patient Safety Goals, and other safety issues and concerns. Prioritization coverage helps you learn to prioritize nursing care by listing nursing interventions in the order of priority, and a smaller font size differentiates between need-to-know and nice-to-know content. NEW! Next Generation NCLEX (R) (NGN) examination-style case studies familiarize you to the way that content will be tested in the new NGN exam. NEW! Updated and clinically relevant drug content includes the latest drugs and drug therapies, and removes drugs no longer being used. NEW! Updated Nursing Process summary boxes in each chapter include the Clinical Judgment Model steps along with the nursing process.

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