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.
Author: Sarah Ashelford
Publisher: Learning Matters
Release Date: 2016-05-18
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.
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.
Author: Pekka Saukko
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2013-12-27
The fourth edition of this definitive international postgraduate textbook for forensic pathologists covers all aspects of the medico-legal autopsy, including the cause and time of death, interpretation of wounds, and every other facet of the investigation of a fatality. It emphasizes the practical application of knowledge, research findings, and the value of observation over received wisdom. Bernard Knight's continuing role as overall editor ensures that the book's often praised readability has been maintained.
Author: Ian Rankin
Publisher: A&C Black
Release Date: 2007-07-24
The bestselling guide to markets in all areas of the media, completely revised and updated, and this year in its 101st edition, with a foreword by Alexander McCall-Smith. New articles in this edition include: 1. Notes from a successful historical biographer - Claire Tomalin 2. Notes from a successful literary editor - Claire Armistead 3. Notes from a successful romantic novelist - Jane Green 4. Audio publishing - Emma Higgs 5. The writer's blogger - Isabella Pereira 6. The role of the literary scout - Suzy Lucas Contains information on a huge range of topics including copyright, finance, submitting a manuscript, e-publishing, prizes and awards.
This handy, portable book provides information on potential adverse effects when prescribing two or more drugs for simultaneous use, organised by drug class in a convenient, user-friendly format. Interactions that are likely to give rise to life-threatening conditions and which must therefore be completely avoided are clearly highlighted. Less threatening, but nonetheless important, interactions necessitating practical measures such as frequent monitoring and advice to patients are also detailed. Presented in tabular form for ease of reference, the book also provides a brief summary of the mechanism underlying a particular interaction, alternative drugs lacking the same reactions that may be considered, and instructions for monitoring patients when adverse affects occur. This book is an essential companion for the physician, nurse prescriber and pharmacist in the clinical setting and an invaluable reference for medical students. Portable guide covering all major drug groups At-a-glance tabular format Use of complex pharmacological terminology minimised for the non-specialist All advice supported by appropriate evidence Also includes potential interactions with over the counter medications, herbal remedies, dietary supplements, food, and alcohol