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Pharmacology, 8th Edition

A Patient-Centered Nursing Process Approach


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Prepare to administer drugs safely by mastering key pharmacology concepts and drug calculation skills! Pharmacology: A Patient-Centered Nursing Process Approach, 8th Edition covers nursing pharmacology within a real-world nursing context. Using a clear, streamlined approach, this text makes it easier to understand pharmacology with a detailed unit on dosage calculations, a nursing process framework for drug therapy, and summaries of prototype drugs. Written by nursing educators Joyce Kee, Evelyn Hayes, and Linda McCuistion, this edition includes a strong QSEN focus, enhanced coverage of prioritization, and more NCLEX® Examination-style questions on the subject of pharmacology.

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New to This Edition

    • NEW QSEN focus emphasizes patient-centered care, safety, quality, and collaboration and teamwork.
    • NEW content covers the most commonly used drugs, including updated Prototype Drug Charts and drug tables.
    • Enhanced coverage of prioritization includes nursing interventions in the Nursing Process sections listed in order of priority.
    • Updated illustrations include new drug labels in the Drug Calculations chapter.

Key Features

Published Reviews

    "Addition of the right assessment, documentation, and evaluation and refusal, should enhance patient safety and reduce the numbers of patients harmed by their medications."

    Nursing Standard, November 2011

Author Information

    By Linda E. McCuistion, PhD, RN, ANP, CNS, Professor, South University, Richmond Campus, Glen Allen, Virginia; Joyce LeFever Kee, MS, RN, Associate Professor Emerita, School of Nursing, College of Health Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware and Evelyn R. Hayes, PhD, MPH, FNP-BC, Professor, School of Nursing, College of Health Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware

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Pharmacology, 8th Edition
  • Paperback
  • Reference
  • 1008 Pages
  • Trim Size: 8 1/2 X 10 7/8 in
  • Imprint: Saunders
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-5148-8
  • Copyright: 2015