Author(s): Laura M. Wills; Lippincott Williams and Wilkins Staff
Get all the basics on drug therapies--and administer drugs confidently and accurately--with the newly updated Pharmacology Made Incredibly Easy, 4th Edition .
Written in the enjoyable, award-winning Incredibly Easy style, this easy-to-follow, fully illustrated guide offers step-by-step direction on the medication process, from assessing patient needs, to planning care, to implementation and positive outcomes. Strengthen your understanding of your class materials, get ready for the NCLEX(R) or certification exam, and administer drug therapies--safely and effectively
Build a strong platform of pharmacology knowledge and skills with. . .
P harmacology basics - How drugs are derived, developed, classified, and administered; classes of drugs by body system; their uses and mechanisms"Nurse Joy" and "Nurse Jake" illustrated characters offering tips and insights throughoutQuick-scan format with concise, bulleted contentHundreds of illustrations and diagrams explaining key concepts and providing clear direction on administering drugs; drug distribution, absorption, and metabolism; potential drug interactions; adverse reactions; how different classes of drugs work in different body systemsSpecial chapter features:
- NEW and updated content on the newest approved medications and dosages and NEW tables listing:
- NEW vaccines and treatment for biological weapons exposure
- NEW treatment and antidotes for chemical weapons exposure
- NEW herbal drugs content
- NEW icons and images that clarify content
- Revised and u pdated content on the concepts of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacotherapeutics
End-of-book multiple-choice Q&A; Quick Guides to Medication Safety, Ophthalmic and Dermatologic Drugs, and Abbreviations to Avoid; Glossary of essential pharmacology terms.
- Just the facts - A quick summary of chapter contentAdvice from the experts - Experienced practitioners' insightsPrototype pro - Actions, indications, and nursing considerations for common prototype drugsNursing process - Patient assessment, diagnosis, outcome goals, implementation, and evaluation for each type and class of drugPharm function - Illustrating how drugs act in the body; recognizing and treating adverse reactionsBefore you give that drug - Warnings to consider before you administer a drugEducation edge - Information to share with your patientQuick quiz - End-of-chapter questions with answers/explanations, to help you remember the essentials