Pharmacologic Basis of Nursing Practice

Pharmacologic Basis of Nursing Practice

Author: Julia B. Freeman

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015047709657

Category: Medical

Page: 1246

View: 621

This book offers students just the right balance of coverage, depth, and explanation - with unequaled clarity. A practical and straightforward approach to drug therapy reinforces a consistent foundation for applying pharmacologic principles to nursing management. Emphasizing clear rationales for drug therapy, sound pharmacologic content relates the physiologic factors of disease processes to drug mechanisms. - Publisher.

Basic Pharmacology for Nurses - E-Book

Basic Pharmacology for Nurses - E-Book

Author: Michelle Willihnganz

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323293099

Category: Medical

Page: 932

View: 117

Basic Pharmacology for Nurses is a modern classic. Known for its impeccably accurate drug content and practical applications of the nursing process, this trusted text consistently emphasizes health promotion through monitoring and patient education. Introductory units ground your knowledge in the basic principles of pharmacology and medication administration, while subsequent body-system units prepare you to apply the nursing process to every major disorder. UNIQUE! Two-tiered application of the nursing process provides the general principles of care, along with specific nursing implications for each drug class or individual drug. Meticulously accurate and updated drug content keeps the book in step with the latest FDA approvals, withdrawals, and changes in therapeutic uses. UNIQUE! Introduction to Cardiovascular Disease and Metabolic Syndrome sets the stage for an understanding of the progression of cardiovascular disease and the pharmacologic treatment of that progression. UNIQUE! Patient Teaching boxes equip you for health teaching related to medications. LPN Threads design presents information in an easy to understand and visually engaging manner. NEW! Increased emphasis on medication safety prepares you for a clinical environment that is more focused than ever on reducing drug errors. NEW! Updated and added coverage keeps you up to date with the latest information on genetics, pharmacogenomics, and racial/gender factors in drug actions.

Foundations of Nursing - E-Book

Foundations of Nursing - E-Book

Author: Barbara Lauritsen Christensen

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323293051

Category: Medical

Page: 1395

View: 970

Part of the popular LPN Threads series, this comprehensive text prepares you for safe and effective nursing practice in today’s fast-paced healthcare environment. Covering maternal and neonatal, pediatric, geriatric, mental health, and community nursing, Foundations of Nursing, 6th Edition, includes all of the essential LPN/LVN content you need. Companion CD includes animations and audio clips depicting physiologic processes, physical assessment video clips, an English/Spanish glossary with definitions and audio pronunciations, an anatomy coloring book, and a fluid and electrolytes tutorial. The consistent, logical framework of the nursing process connects specific disorders to patient care. A mathematics review chapter provides a complete review of basic arithmetic skills and practice in drug dosage calculation to ensure safe medication administration. Safety Alert boxes help you implement The Joint Commission’s safety guidelines in all settings, with considerations for special populations. Nursing Diagnosis boxes, screened and highlighted in the text, include nursing diagnoses for specific disorders paired with the appropriate nursing interventions. More than 100 skills in a step-by-step format with full-color illustrations present clearly defined nursing actions with rationales for the skills and techniques you’ll use in practice. Medication tables are meticulously detailed and provide quick access to action, dosage, precautions, and nursing considerations for commonly used drugs. Nursing Care Plans, presented in a case-study format, emphasize patient goals and outcomes and end with Critical Thinking Questions to develop your clinical decision-making skills. Coordinated Care boxes emphasize parameters for prioritizing tasks, as well as assigning tasks to and supervising unlicensed assistive personnel. Patient Teaching boxes and Family Teaching boxes include post-hospital discharge guidelines and disease prevention instructions with a strong focus on three-way communication among the nurse, patient, and family members. Life Span Considerations for Older Adults boxes provide age-specific information for the care of the aging population, which is often the primary focus of the LPN/LVN nurse. Home Care Considerations boxes discuss the issues facing patients and caregivers in the home health care setting. Health Promotion boxes provide key information on staying healthy and preventing disease, with tips on wellness from Healthy People 2010. Cultural Considerations boxes discuss how to address the health needs of a culturally diverse patient population when planning care. Enhanced focus on the NCLEX® Examination offers end-of-chapter Get Ready for the NCLEX Examination! sections with key points for self-guided study and remediation and an extensive set of review questions for thorough self-assessment. Additional review questions on Evolve provide instant feedback with correct answer and rationale for even more test-taking practice. Evidence-Based Practice boxes summarize the latest research findings and highlight how they apply to LPN/LVN practice. Updated, vibrant full-color design highlights key information and enhances your understanding of important concepts.

Clayton's Basic Pharmacology for Nurses - E-Book

Clayton's Basic Pharmacology for Nurses - E-Book

Author: Michelle J. Willihnganz

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323812580

Category: Medical

Page: 883

View: 705

Learn safe, effective nursing care for patients receiving drug therapy! Basic Pharmacology for Nurses, 19th Edition helps you understand the principles of pharmacology and apply them to nursing practice. Known for its practical application of the nursing process to drugs and disorders, this book explains how to make informed decisions about drug therapy, educate patients, and administer medications. This edition adds new Next Generation NCLEX® (NGN)-style case studies and questions to prepare you for the critical thinking questions on the NGN exam. Concise and easy to use, this text teaches the basics of medication administration and drug actions. Application of the nursing process includes an overview of general principles of nursing care for each disorder, along with specific nursing considerations for drug treatment. Drug monographs are provided for each major drug class, describing actions, uses, and therapeutic outcomes for each class. Medication Administration unit covers assessment, techniques, procedures, and documentation for the safe administration of percutaneous, enteral, and parenteral drugs. Medication safety is emphasized with Medication Safety Alerts and Clinical Pitfall boxes, as well as Do Not Confuse and High Alert icons. Clinical Goldmine boxes highlight tips and best practices for clinical procedures. Lifespan Considerations boxes draw attention to the implications of drug therapy for children, pregnant and breastfeeding women, and older adults. Drug tables summarize generic and brand names, availability, and dosage ranges for key medications for each disorder.Get Ready for the NCLEX® Examination! section at the end of each chapter covers key points as well as review questions, preparing you for course assessments and the NCLEX Examination. Learning resources on the Evolve website include video clips of medication administration, animations of drug actions, drug calculators, patient teaching guides, and Next Generation NCLEX® review questions. Study guide corresponds to the textbook and offers review questions and clinical scenarios to reinforce your understanding of nursing pharmacology. Available separately. NEW! Next Generation NCLEX® (NGN)-style questions help you develop higher cognitive thinking skills, including clinical judgment, and provide opportunities to practice for the new question formats on the NGN exam. NEW! Updated content is included for newly approved and frequently prescribed pharmaceutical drugs, and for their therapeutic uses. NEW! Unfolding case studies help you translate pharmacological knowledge into nursing practice and provide preparation for the Next Generation NCLEX exam.

Basic Pharmacology for Nurses16

Basic Pharmacology for Nurses16

Author: Bruce D. Clayton

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323086547

Category: Medical

Page: 915

View: 851

Basic Pharmacology for Nurses is a modern classic nursing pharmacology textbook known for its impeccably accurate drug content and its practical applications of the nursing process. A consistent emphasis on health promotion through monitoring and patient education is a hallmark of the book. Introductory units ground the reader in basic principles of pharmacology and medication administration. Subsequent body-system units apply the nursing process to every major disorder, and appropriate nursing implications are discussed for every drug class to promote safe medication administration. Provides an overview of relevant pathophysiology with an application of the nursing process in each drug chapter, followed by nursing implications for each applicable drug class. Covers the pharmacology of all major classes of drugs, emphasizing side effects to expect, side effects to report, drug interactions, and more. Emphasizes patient education and health promotion with easy-to-recognize Patient Teaching boxes and reproducible Patient Self-Assessment forms on the Evolve site. Provides need-to-know coverage of herbal therapies and dietary supplements with an Herbal and Dietary Supplement Therapy chapter and Complementary and Alternative Therapies boxes throughout. Increased emphasis on medication safety prepares nurses to practice more safely in a clinical environment that is both more pressured and more focused than ever on reducing drug errors. The increased emphasis includes Chapter 7: Principles of Medication Administration, do-not-confuse icons, and an icon to signal ISMP's "high alert" drugs. As the focus on pharmacology on the NCLEX continues to increase, chapter-ending Get Ready for the NCLEX(R) Examination sections include Key Points, Additional Learning Resources, and Review Questions for the NCLEX Examination. Updated coverage of the most recent FDA approvals, withdrawals, and therapeutic uses provide impeccably accurate and current content to ensure safe drug therapy. Updated and streamlined coverage of nursing care with a focus on the need-to-know material helps students focus on the most current, need-to-know content.

Watson's Clinical Nursing and Related Sciences E-Book

Watson's Clinical Nursing and Related Sciences E-Book

Author: Mike Walsh

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780702033476

Category: Medical

Page: 1040

View: 742

Previous editions of this popular textbook have provided nursing students with the comprehensive guide they need to a wide range of clinical nursing issues. This edition continues to provide this comprehensive support, but also reflects the changing context of nursing care in the 21st century. It reflects the growing importance of primary health and the community, the move towards evidence-based practice and the importance of the multi-disciplinary team. The text is designed to emphasise the importance of holistic, patient-focussed nursing. It addresses health assessment and introduces students to key aspects of the medical history and physical exam. Contemporary issues such as substance misuse are also examined. Clearly written and well-organised to support study, the text also features case studies, critical incidents and care plans. The chapters include extensive 2-colour artwork and are supported by current references and suggestions for further reading. Electronic ancillary material is available at http://evolve.elsevier.com/Walsh/Watsons/ Comprehensive, nursing focussed textbook Emphasis on holistic nursing care rather than bio-medical approach Includes material on all major client groups including children, older people, and mental health clients. Reflects hospital and community aspects of nursing care for major disorders Case studies and care plans included Well-designed in two colours and easy to use Each `disorder' chapter features key themes of psychological and social dimensions of care; involving family; discharge planning; requirements for care after discharge; nursing care within the context of the multi-disciplinary team; evidence-based practice Supplementary electronic ancillaries on Evolve: narrated Powerpoint presentations and related case studies. A new chapter on non-medical prescribing and principles of safe practice. An updated edition of the Watson's Clinical nursing pocket book prepared specifically for this edition

Physical Change and Aging

Physical Change and Aging

Author: Sue V. Saxon, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826104479

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

View: 941

"[This book] has been honedÖinto an elegant compendium. This outstanding work should be widely read -- it is perhaps the best example of an integrative approach to gerontology." Score: 94, 4 stars --Doody's This book serves as an authoritative textbook and guide to the physical changes and common pathologies associated with the aging process, with special emphasis on the psychological and social implications of these changes in the lives of older adults. This fifth edition presents the newly available research findings that differentiate "normal" aging from actual pathology. The authors provide a thoroughly updated and expanded review of important topics in aging, including death and grieving, complementary and alternative therapies, nutrition, exercise, and much more. The book also demonstrates how the elderly population can gain greater personal control over aging through lifestyle modifications and preventive health strategies. Key topics introduced and discussed: Psychosocial theories of aging Changes and disorders in the skeletal, nervous, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems Dementia, delirium, and mild cognitive impairment Aging in persons with lifelong disabilities This volume serves as a comprehensive textbook for students studying to become health care professionals, and is also a fundamental resource for gerontologists, nurses, social workers, psychologists, rehabilitation specialists, clergy, and counselors.