OverviewBeat pharmacology today with this bestselling resource! McKenna's Pharmacology for Nursing and Health Professionals delivers essential pharmacological information in easy-to-learn steps, helping you to build a solid grounding in the principles of drug therapy, before introducing more complex learning objectives such as pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. This edition emphasises need-to-know concepts to today�s nurses. - Care considerations with rationales for care interventions - Therapeutic drug actions and contraindications - Patient safety�safe medication administration, patient/family teaching and a focus on evidence-based practice ensure learners are ready for a real-world clinical setting. - Reflective practice�cultural and gender considerations as well as drug therapy across the lifespan encourage critical thinking and reflective practice. - Calculation reviews reinforce your drug calculation knowledge and hone your clinical skills. - Test yourself�case-based critical thinking exercises and review questions test what you have learned and help you prepare for exams. - Holistic care�herbal and alternative therapies present you with options for holistic care. More than just a textbook! - Simulation�integrated with the most popular Laerdal simulated scenarios. Make sure you are prepared for the sim lab! - thePoint Learning Hub�watch animations and videos, take review questions, view case studies and much more!