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Lehne's Pharmacology for Nursing Care, 9th Edition


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Known for its clear explanations of drug prototypes and how they work, Lehne's Pharmacology for Nursing Care, 9th Edition provides a solid understanding of key drugs and their implications for nursing care. A perennial student favorite, this book simplifies complex concepts, using large and small print to distinguish need-to-know drug content from the material that’s merely nice to know. New to this edition are quick-reference summaries of prototype drugs, safety alerts, and a stronger QSEN focus. Written by noted nursing pharmacology instructors Jacqueline Burchum and Laura Rosenthal, this text helps you understand pharmacology as opposed to merely memorizing drug facts.

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New to This Edition

    • NEW! QSEN focus includes Patient-Centered Care Across the Life Span features highlighting safe and appropriate patient care during different phases of life.
    • NEW Safety Alert features emphasize the QSEN competency relating to patient safety.
    • NEW! Prototype Drugs features serve as a quick-reference aid to learning.
    • NEW! Chapter outlines include page numbers to help you locate topics quickly.
    • UPDATED Special Interest Topic boxes use engaging vignettes to focus on emerging and currently trending issues in pharmacology.
    • NEW authors continue Dr. Lehne’s clear, unique writing style, with the same accuracy and state-of-the-science updates.

Key Features

    • UNIQUE! Engaging writing style with clear explanations makes difficult pharmacology concepts easy to grasp and even enjoyable to learn.
    • Large print highlights essential, need-to-know information, and small print indicates nice-to-know information.
    • A drug prototype approach focuses on one representative drug within each drug family that characterizes all members of its group, so that you can apply your understanding to related drugs currently on the market as well as drugs that will be released in the future.
    • Nursing implications of drug therapy are integrated throughout the text and summarized at the end of chapters, demonstrating the vital relationship between drug therapy and nursing care.
    • Reader-friendly features make learning easier with concise drug summary tables, chapter outlines, key points, and a visual guide to the prototype drugs in each class.
    • Learning resources on an Evolve companion website include video clips, animations, case studies, and NCLEX® exam-style review questions.
    • Coverage of dietary supplements and herbal remedies describes potential dangerous interactions between prescribed and over-the-counter drugs and dietary supplements.

Published Reviews

    "The material laid out in the book’s chapters is organized to facilitate learning, understanding, and retention of the meaning of important concepts, key terms, and properties of drugs. The discussions of topics are short, making for “easier swallowing” of small bites of information.  And the authors use visual aids such as charts and tables to present data." ~Laxmi Chaandi

Author Information

    By Jacqueline Burchum, DNSc, APRN, BC and Laura Rosenthal, DNP, ACNP, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing Assistant Professor, School of Medicine University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus Denver, Colorado

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  • Paperback
  • Reference
  • 1424 Pages
  • Trim Size: 8 1/2 X 10 7/8 in
  • Imprint: Saunders
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-32190-7
  • Copyright: 2016