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Introduction to clinical pharmacology

Author: Marilyn W Edmunds
Publisher: St. Louis, Mo. : Elsevier/Mosby, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 7th edView all editions and formats
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"Providing a framework for safe and effective drug administration, Introduction to Clinical Pharmacology, 7th Edition helps you understand the principles of pharmacology and avoid making medication errors. It promotes safety by showing how drugs and drug classes work, rather than asking you to simply memorize information about individual drugs. Safety is also emphasized with a section dedicated to math review and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nurses' Instruction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marilyn W Edmunds
ISBN: 9780323073981 0323073980
OCLC Number: 759563388
Description: xviii, 493 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Unit 1. General principles of pharmacology --
Pharmacology and the nursing process in LPN practice --
Patient teaching and health literacy --
Legal aspects affecting the administration of medications --
Foundations and principles of pharmacology --
Lifespan and cultural modifications --
Self-care: over-the-counter products, herbal therapies, and drugs for health promotion --
Unit 2. Principles of medication administration --
Review of mathematical principles --
Mathematical equivalents used in pharmacology --
Calculating drug dosages --
Preparing and administering medications --
Unit 3. Drug groups --
Allergy and respiratory medications --
Antiinfective medications --
Antivirals, antiretrovirals, and antifungal medications --
Antineoplastic medications --
Cardiovascular and renal medications --
Central and peripheral nervous system medications --
Medications for pain management --
Antiinflammatory, musculoskeletal, and antiarthritis medications --
Gastrointestinal medications --
Hematologic products --
Hormones and steroids --
Immunologic medications --
Topical medications --
Vitamins and minerals.
Responsibility: Marilyn Winterton Edmunds, PhD, ANP/GNP, Adjunct Faculty, Johns Hopkins University, School of Nursing, Baltimore, Maryland.

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