David Armstrong, Senior Lecturer, Northumbria University, UK
"This new book explains specific common disease processes including anatomy and physiology as well as the medications/drugs which may be used… It will be essential reading for pre-registration nursing students who want to build on their existing knowledge."
Margaret Dilger, Lecturer, University of Salford, UK
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. These include: Cardiovascular drugsGastrointestinal drugsDrugs used in cancerDrugs used in nausea and vomitingAnaesthesia Fluids Topical medicines Written by authors with extensive academic and practice experience, this book will build on your existing knowledge of anatomy and physiology to help give a holistic understanding of body systems. It features: Multiple choice questions in every chapter and calculation tests Unique sections on ‘Complementary Therapies and Pharmacology’ and ‘Medicines Used on the Skin’Clinical tip boxes linking pharmacology to the role of the nurse or midwife Patient scenarios from a range of different clinical settings