Pharmacology for Health Professionals, 3rd Edition
The new edition of this landmark text continues to be the 'one stop reference' to pharmacology for Australian and New Zealand health science students. Chapters have been thoroughly updated and revised to include the latest information on the clinical use of drugs and their application to specific disciplines within the health professions is highlighted. Organised by body system, it retains the features that have proved popular with students and lecturers, such as Clinical Interest Boxes, Drug Monographs, chapter summaries and review exercises.
The text gives a comprehensive introduction to important pharmacology principles and concepts and has a strong focus on therapeutics. Written specifically for the Australasian region, it reflects local generic drug names, availability and clinical uses, along with local aspects of scheduling, drug legislation and ethical issues.
New to This Edition
. integration of anatomy and physiology throughout
. an extensively updated section on 'over the counter' drugs and complementary therapies
. an updated section on the legal and ethical foundations of pharmacotherapy, with regulations changes including extended prescribing rights in other professions such as nursing and podiatry
. newly updated overviews of neoplasia and cancer to reflect new research
. new drug monographs describing prototypes of key drug groups or commonly prescribed drugs and including recommended dosage and administration information
. new easy-to-read layout and design
. a paramedic-specific drug table (online)
. clinical interest boxes discussing items of special interest, such as drug research, complementary medicines, Indigenous medications, and specialist New Zealand pharmacology content
. icons indicating when additional online material is available for nursing, midwifery, paramedic or complementary medicine students in Australia and New Zealand
By Bronwen Bryant, Senior Lecturer, Physiology, School of Human Biosciences, La Trobe University - Bundoora, VIC, Australia and Kathleen Knights, Reader, Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Flinders University, SA, Australia