Saunders Nursing Survival Guide: Pharmacology, 2nd Edition
Saunders Nursing Survival Guide: Pharmacology, 2nd Edition is a study and review aid that provides students with additional information on this extensive and difficult subject area. It offers a visual, interactive approach that clearly explains topics such as drug pharmacodynamics, pharmacotherapeutics, and pharmacokinetics. Visual cues help the student retain the information by expressing the material in a fun, engaging manner with activities created to appeal to students with different learning styles. NCLEX® review questions are included at the end of each chapter review and test the students' understanding of key topics.Table of Contents
New to This Edition
- New introductory chapter highlights information on Drug Concepts pertinent to pharmacology.
- New chapter on drugs used to treat neuropsychiatic disorders covers the most important drugs, including anxiolytics/sedative-hypnotics, antidepressants, antipsychotics, and mood stabilizers.
- New information on anti-migraine medications gives students a better understanding of pain relief for patients.
- Revised cardiovascular section presents the material in a more streamlined approach.
- Revised NCLEX® review questions include new alternate item format questions, as well as 80 new questions.
- What You WILL LEARN familiarizes students with clear chapter objectives.
- Tell Us What YOU Think page directs students to the Saunders Nursing Survival Guide survey site where their feedback is gathered.
- Take Home Points highlight the most important points to study or use in the clinical atmosphere.
- Caution Notes alert readers to urgent information about dangerous conditions and how to avoid them.
- Lifespan Notes point out age-related variations in signs and symptoms, nursing interventions, and patient teaching.
- Culture Notes highlight possible variations related to a patient's cultural background.
- WebLinks direct readers to the Internet for additional resources.
By Linda E. McCuistion, PhD, RN, ANP, CNS, Professor, Division of Nursing, Our Lady of Holy Cross College, New Orleans, LA; and Kathleen Gutierrez, PhD, RN, ANP, CNS, Independent Practice, Internal Medicine, Littleton, CO; Associate Professor, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO