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Further Essentials Pharmacology

Further Essentials Pharmacology

ISBN 9780335243976
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Publisher Open University Press
"The book provides an easy to follow introductory text for student nurses exploring the world of clinical pharmacology. Each chapter describes the contents and learning outcomes clearly allowing the student to easily navigate to areas they wish to explore. It uses uncomplicated language and case studies and questions that provide students with concrete examples, relating to real life situations, upon which they can develop their pharmacological knowledge and understanding. Clinical tips are clear and illustrate the key points that should be considered by the nurse in the real care giving environment, including acknowledgement of the increasing usage of complementary medicine." 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 drugs Gastrointestinal drugs Drugs used in cancer Drugs used in nausea and vomiting Anaesthesia 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 an 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

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