|About the Book|
With the important part played by nurses in the administration of drugs and in recording their effects, an understanding of pharmacology and its application to patient care is an integral part of pre-and post-registration nurse education. The 17thMoreWith the important part played by nurses in the administration of drugs and in recording their effects, an understanding of pharmacology and its application to patient care is an integral part of pre-and post-registration nurse education. The 17th edition of this comprehensive U.K. pharmacology book builds on the outstandingly successful formula of previous editions. It explores the principles underlying drug usage and gives an up-to-date account of the action and use of drugs in the treatments and prevention of disease. The U.K.s 17th edition brings the text fully up to date with developments in clinical pharmacology and current trends in clinical practice.Comprehensive coverage of all major drug classes gives a thorough grounding for clinical work.Highly readable text facilitates understanding of a complex subject.Learning objectives and summaries in each chapter facilitate learning.Nursing points and special points for patient education are highlighted throughout the text to link theory with practice.The book also includes detailed information on alternative treatments such as homoeopathy, herbalism.A glossary explains some of the very technical jargon in the field.The text has been thoroughly revised and updated in line with new drugs and current clinical practice.The text has been reorganised and rewritten to simplify the presentation of information making it clearer and easier to assimilate.The nursing points have been expanded.Case studies help relate the theory to practice.The new biologic drugs are presented for the first time.A useful chapter on summarizing drug notes for revision has been added.