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A patient-centered approach to pharmacology
Pharmacology: Connections to Nursing Practice tightly links pharmacology to nursing practice and patient care, recognizing that for nurses, pharmacology is not an abstract academic discipline but rather a critical tool to prevent disease and promote healing and wellness. It offers unsurpassed features designed to illuminate connections between pharmacology and practice, from patient scenarios and practice applications to coverage of lifespan considerations, patient education, alternative therapies, and gender/cultural influences. Learning is simplified through the use of prototype drugs, as well as outstanding full-color illustrations. Organization by body systems (units) and diseases (chapters) places the drugs in context with how they are used therapeutically and connects pharmacology and pathophysiology to nursing care. The Third Edition covers 25 new medications approved by the FDA since the previous edition, a new chapter on Individual Variations in Drug Responses, and updated review questions that better prepare students for exams.
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Michael Patrick Adams, PhD, is an accomplished educator, author, and national speaker. The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development in Austin, Texas, named Dr. Adams a Master Teacher. He has published two other textbooks with Pearson Education: Core Concepts in Pharmacology and Pharmacology for Nurses: A Pathophysiologic Approach.
Dr. Adams obtained his master’s degree in pharmacology from Michigan State University and his doctorate in education from the University of South Florida. Dr. Adams was on the faculty of Lansing Community College and St. Petersburg College, and was Dean of Health Programs at Pasco-Hernando Community College for 15 years. He is currently Professor of Biological Sciences at Pasco-Hernando Community College.
Carol Quam Urban, PhD, RN, is the Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Nursing and an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing, College of Health and Human Services, at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She teaches pharmacology and pathophysiology and serves as a doctoral advisor for students in administrative practicum experiences, as well as Chair and Reader on dissertation committees. At Mason, she serves on the Distance Education Council and the General Education Committee and has presented on “Lessons Learned: Launching a Fully Online RN-to-BSN Pathway.” She has published the Pearson textbook Pharmacology for Nurses: A Pathophysiologic Approach with Dr. Adams and Dr. Holland.
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