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Pharmacology Made Incredibly Easy / Edition 4

Pharmacology Made Incredibly Easy / Edition 4

by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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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® or certification exam, and administer drug therapies—safely and effectively!

Build a strong platform of pharmacology knowledge and skills with. . .
  • 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
  • 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 throughout
  • Quick-scan format with concise, bulleted content
  • Hundreds 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 systems
  • Special chapter features:
    • Just the facts – A quick summary of chapter content
    • Advice 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
    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.
  • Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9781496326324
    Publisher: LWW
    Publication date: 08/02/2016
    Series: Incredibly Easy! Series Series
    Edition description: Fourth
    Pages: 784
    Sales rank: 46,167
    Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

    Table of Contents



    Contributors and consultants   

    Not another boring foreword    


    1 Fundamentals of nursing pharmacology

    2 Autonomic nervous system drugs

    3 Neurologic and neuromuscular drugs

    4 Pain medications

    5 Cardiovascular drugs

    6 Respiratory drugs
    7 Gastrointestinal drugs

    8 Genitourinary drugs

    9 Hematologic drugs

    10 Endocrine drugs

    11 Psychotropic drugs

    12 Anti-infective drugs

    13 Anti-inflammatory, antiallergy, and immunosuppressant drugs

    14 Antineoplastic drugs

    15 Drugs for fluid and electrolyte balance


    Appendices and index

    Ophthalmic and dermatologic drugs
    edication safety

    Abbreviations to avoid

    Selected references


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