Core Concepts in Pharmacology (2nd Edition)

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9780131714731: Core Concepts in Pharmacology (2nd Edition)

Introduces LPN/LVNs to pharmacology principles and practices.  The body system and disease organization (versus drug classification) is more intuitive and patient care oriented because it places the drug in context of how they are used therapeutically.  Nursing Process flowcharts provide succinct, easy-to-read view of the most important nurisng actions for tehe prescribed drug classes; Lifespan Facts provide important pediatric adn geriatric considerations for drug therapies; Natural Alternatives features present a popular herbal and dietary supplement that may be considered along with conventional drugs; Mechanism in Action features use computer animations to clearly demonstrate drug action; Patient Need boxes help a nurse develop communication skills to help increase patient education and understanding.  Reference forLicense Practical Nurses and License Vocational Nurses

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Prediction of drug action requires a thorough knowledge of both natural and applied sciences, making pharmacology one of the most challenging subjects for those embarking on careers in the health sciences. Assuming no prior knowledge, Core Concepts in Pharmacology presents a comprehensive, interdisciplinary perspective drawing upon core concepts of anatomy, physiology, and pathology to make drug therapy understandable. An essential book for anyone entering into an allied health occupation, it is appropriate for a stand-alone course or as a resource for anyone looking for a refresher.

Features Include:

  • A FREE CD-ROM containing an interactive mathematics program, as well as animations of drug action
  • A FREE Companion Website containing additional review questions, links to pharmacology resources, and a test bank
  • Learning Objectives and Key Terms at the beginning of each chapter
  • Concept Reviews and Client Teaching boxes throughout each chapter reinforce difficult concepts
  • Chapter-ending review questions allow for critical thinking and review
  • A prototype approach to drug therapy with the most common described in detail and the remaining highlighted in a grid that shows the similarities and differences
  • Mechanism in Action feature shows life-like illustrations of drug action within the body for all prototype drugs - animated versions on the CD-ROM
  • Numerous diagrams and line art for visual learning
  • On the Job feature that discuss how pharmacology is applied the health occupations
  • Alternative and herbal therapies in each drug chapter

About the Author:

Leland Norman Holland, Jr., Ph.D. (Norm) is the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as an Associate Professor of Chemistry at Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL.  Formerly, he was the Chair in the Division for Health, Mathematics and Science at Pasco-Hernando Community College. He has been actively involved in teaching and preparing students for various health professions including nursing, dentistry, and pharmacy. He comes to the teaching profession after spending several years doing basic science research at the VA Hospital in Augusta, Georgia and the Medical College of Georgia where he received his Ph.D. in Pharmacology. He has taught pharmacology over the course of 10 years at both the undergraduate and graduate level. He is very much dedicated to the success of students and has assisted many in their pursuits to earn healthcare degrees.    

 

Michael Patrick Adams, PhD., R.T.(R) is the Associate Dean for Health, Mathematics and Science at Pasco-Hernando Community College. He is an accomplished educator, author and national speaker. The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development in Austin, TX named Dr. Adams a Master Teacher. He has been registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists for over 30 years. Dr. Adams obtained his Masters degree in Pharmacology from Michigan State University and his Doctorate in Education at the University of South Florida.

 

 

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