Featuring concise, straightforward coverage, Pharmacology: A Nursing Process Approach, 7th Edition puts nursing pharmacology concepts and essential drug calculation skills into a practical nursing context to prepare you for real world drug administration responsibilities. This edition has been revised and updated with the most current nursing pharmacology information available. Innovative features such as Prototype Drug Charts, Nursing Process Summaries, an extensive math/dosage calculation section, and NCLEX Examination style study questions make nursing pharmacology more understandable than ever.
-Unique Prototype Drug Charts provide easy access to key information on dosages, contraindications, drug lab food interactions, pharmacokinetics, and more for more than 100 drugs.
-Unique An extensive, color coded dosage calculation section covers six methods of dosage calculation basic formula, ratio and proportion, fractional equation, dimensional analysis, and dosing by body weight and body surface area eliminating the need for a separate dosage calculation book.
-Nursing Process Summaries present client care and drug therapy within the framework of each step of the nursing process, including information on client teaching and cultural and herbal considerations.
-Preventing Medication Errors boxes reinforce concepts introduced in the medication safety chapter and highlight common errors that occur in clinical practice to help you ensure safe drug administration.
-Herbal Alerts provide a quick reference to side effects, drug interactions, and additional information for popular herbs you may encounter in practice.
-A fully updated bioterrorism appendix helps you recognize the clinical manifestations of bioterrorism weapons and respond with appropriate nursing care.
-Unique Illustrated overviews of normal anatomy and physiology in all drug therapy chapters help you understand how drugs work in various body systems.
-Critical Thinking Case Studies at the end of each chapter challenge you to apply your knowledge and analytical skills to realistic client scenarios.
-NCLEX Study Questions for each chapter help prepare you for the growing pharmacology coverage on the NCLEX Examination. Answers are listed upside-down at the bottom of the page for quick feedback.