OverviewPharmacology for Nurses: A Pathophysiologic Approach, 5th Edition
Helps students understand how pharmacology relates to disease and patient care. The holistic, pathophysiological approach is organised according to body systems and diseases. Brings together coverage of all relevant disciplines associated with each drug. Complete information on relevant anatomy, physiology, pathology, and pharmacology is integrated in the same chapter in which each drug is discussed. Helps students prepare and implement care plans by showing how pharmacology relates to key nursing processes. Exclusive, up-to-date Nursing Process Application features walk students through the way pharmacology relates to patient assessment, nursing diagnoses, planning patient outcomes, patient-centered care, and evaluating outcomes. UPDATED: Nursing Process Application charts have been revised to contain current applications to clinical practice with key lifespan and diversity considerations noted. Simplifies pharmacology by focusing on representative drugs in each class. To facilitate learning, this text uses drug prototypes in which the most representative drugs in each classification are introduced in detail. Students are less intimidated by the material when they can focus their learning on one representative drug in each class. Walks students step by step through drug actions. Easy-to-understand Mechanism in Action animations allow students to identify key drug mechanisms more clearly. Presents extensive self-assessment review An end-of-chapter review of the major concepts allows students to gauge their understanding. NEW: Check Your Understanding questions appear throughout the drug chapters to reinforce student knowledge. NEW: A Patient-Focused Case Study with critical-thinking questions, and an additional set of Critical Thinking questions are included in this edition. All of the answers are provided, allowing students to check their retention of chapter material. UPDATED: End-of-chapter NCLEX®-RN-style questions now include alternative format items and complete rationales. Connects pharmacology to nursing practice. Interesting features such as Complementary and Alternative Therapies, Treating the Diverse Patient, and Lifespan Considerations clearly place the drugs in context with their clinical applications. NEW: Community-Oriented Practice features provide important information that nurses need to convey to their patients to ensure that they receive effective pharmacotherapy after leaving the hospital or clinical setting. Evidence-Based Practice features illustrate how current medical research is used to improve patient teaching. Helps students identify and manage potential side effects and safety issues UPDATED: Black Box Warnings issued by the FDA are included for all appropriate drug prototypes. Patient Safety illustrates potential pitfalls that can lead to medication errors. PharmFacts contain statistics and facts that are relevant to the chapter. UPDATED: Helps students master today's best standards for high-quality, safe care. The QSEN competencies related to patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence-based practice, and patient safety are incorporated throughout the features and Nursing Process Application charts. EXPANDED: Gives students comprehensive and reliable information about the newest drugs. Information is included on more than 40 new drugs, drug classes, indications, and therapies that have been approved since the last edition. NEW: A new chapter on Individual Variations in Drug Response focuses on specific factors that can influence pharmacotherapeutic outcomes. EXPANDED: The chapter on autonomic drugs has been split into two chapters to reflect increased used of these drug classes in pharmacotherapeutics. EXPANDED: Visually supports students in providing patient-centered care. Pharmacotherapy Illustrated diagrams break down complex topics into easily understood formats to help students visualise the connection between pharmacology and the patient.