Core Concepts in Pharmacology (3rd Edition)

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This comprehensive, up-to-date text introduces pharmacology from an interdisciplinary perspective, illuminating core concepts of anatomy, physiology, and pathology that make drug therapy understandable to all nursing students. Organized around body systems and diseases, it clearly places each drug in context. Its focused nursing content includes easy-to-read flowcharts that illuminate assessment, diagnosis, planning, interventions, patient education, discharge planning, and evaluation. This edition contains new chapters on the nursing process and drugs for degenerative diseases and muscles; new Safety Alerts; new coverage of weight loss surgery and drugs; revamped NCLEX-PN® questions; a brand-new glossary, and many other improvements. Some new feautres to this edition include:

  • New! Full chapter on the nursing process
  • New! All-new chapter on drugs for degenerative diseases and muscles
  • New! Safety Alerts call attention to medication errors and Joint Commission safety guidelines Updated! End-of-chapter NCLEX-PN® questions completely revamped to reflect the latest practice
  • New! Scenario-based Case Study Questions help students apply pharmacology and nursing care to specific clients and circumstances

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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:

Michael Patrick Adams, RT(R), PhD 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, Texas 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 master's degree in pharmacology from Michigan State University and his doctorate in education from the University of South Florida.

Leland Norman Holland, PhD, JR is the Science Chair in the Division for Health, Mathematics, and Science at Pasco-Hernando Community College. He is actively involved in teaching and preparing students for various health professions including nursing, dentistry, and pharmacy. He comes to the teaching profession after several years involvement in 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 for 10 years at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. One of his paramount goals as an educator is to help students achieve success, and he has assisted many in their pursuit of healthcare degrees.

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