Mosby’s Pharmacology in Nursing is the classic pharmacology text now made even better. Known for its comprehensive coverage of nursing pharmacology, the 22nd edition retains this strong focus but features a new look and organization. The new full-color design and illustrations add visual interest and help depict key pharmacologic principles. The unique and engaging new format features a case study at the beginning of each pharmacology discussion, followed by a series of questions with answers that focus on application of the content to nursing practice. A new student CD has also been added that provides NCLEX review questions (500), drug mechanism animations, patient teaching handouts for commonly used drugs, and printable chapter summaries.
Nursing process discussions include assessment, nursing diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation.
Nursing care plans for selected drug groups illustrate the application of relevant nursing diagnoses, corresponding outcome criteria, and nursing interventions.
Separate Disorders Index alphabetically references disorders in the text to aid in integrating the text with medical-surgical nursing course content.
Drug reference tables summarize key pharmacologic information (mechanism of action, pharmacokinetics, dosages, etc.) and enhance the text's utility as a reference.
Critical Thinking Questions at the end of each chapter help to reinforce key concepts; answer guidelines are included on the Evolve website.
Provides pronunciation guides for generic drug names followed by U.S. and Canadian trade names. Canadian trade names are highlighted with a maple-leaf icon.
Comprehensive index includes entries for every trade name, followed by the generic name in parentheses. Page numbers for drug monographs are highlighted in bold type.
Highlights include Special Considerations for Children and Special Consideration for Older Adults boxes, Management of Drug Overdoses boxes, Cultural Considerations boxes, Pregnancy Safety boxes, Technology Link boxes, Complementary and Alternative Therapies boxes, and Community and Home Health Considerations boxes.
A new full-color design with over 265 full-color illustrations show how drugs work in the body and depict key pharmacologic principles.
Student CD-ROM includes 500 NCLEX® style questions organized by chapter, drug mechanism animations, patient teaching handouts for commonly used drugs, and printable chapter summaries highlighting the key points in each chapter.
Innovative case-based chapter format featuring a case study at the beginning of each pharmacology discussion, followed by a series of questions with answers that focus on application of the content to nursing practice.
New chapter on Medication Errors discusses factors contributing to medication errors and practical methods that nurses can use to reduce medication errors.
Evidence-Based Practice boxes cover topics such as cardiovascular risks of cyclooxygenase inhibitors, safety of antidepressants in children and adolescents, and nicotine replacement therapy.
Pharmacologic Issues in an Age of Terrorism boxes cover timely topics such as the role of vaccination in terrorism response and toxicology management in terrorism.
Medication Safety Alerts cover topics such as similar-sounding drugs, IV drug administration in children, and FDA alerts.
Special Considerations for Pharmacogenetics boxes highlight the relevance of genetics to selected drug categories.
A Clinical Rotation Disorders Guide in the front of the book is subdivided into four clinical sections (med-surg, pediatrics, maternity, and psychiatric) and alphabetically lists disorders for which drugs are administered.
By Leda M. McKenry, PhD, C-APN, FAAN, Professor Emeritus, School of Nursing; University of Massachusetts Amherst; Amherst, Massachusetts; Ed Tessier, PharmD, MPH, BCPS, Lecturer, University of Massachusetts; School of Nursing, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Amherst, Massachusetts; and Mary Ann Hogan, RN, MSN, Clinical Assistant Professor; School of Nursing, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Amherst, Massachusetts
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