Pharmacology - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card): Principles and Applications, 3e

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9781455746415: Pharmacology - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card): Principles and Applications, 3e
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  • Practical coverage of basic pharmacology provides a thorough understanding of the medications most commonly used in ambulatory and inpatient settings.
  • Chapter objectives and key words at the beginning of each chapter help you focus your study efforts.
  • A real-life "Scenario" starts each chapter with thought provoking questions to consider as you progress through the material.
  • Each body system chapter includes a list of the "Common Signs & Symptoms of Diseases" and "Common Side Effects of Medications" to help you distinguish between disease progression and medication reactions.
  • Body systems icons help you quickly identify how specific drugs affect a particular body system.
  • "Check Your Understanding" math review sections enable you to assess your knowledge of application and calculation concepts.
  • Procedures boxes provide step-by-step guidance for drug calculation and administration, accompanied by numerous illustrations and icons that identify OSHA-mandated protocols.
  • "Important Facts and Clinical Tips" boxes highlight the most important concepts for practice in each chapter.
  • "Patient Education" boxes help you communicate more effectively with patients about possible side effects or adverse reactions.
  • "Critical Thinking Exercises" challenge you to apply what you've learned to a variety of realistic situations.
  • An expanded math section helps you sharpen your calculation skills with a wealth of practice problems.
  • Additional drug calculation coverage includes more dosage and calculation practice exercises, as well as a new chapter on Principles and Calculations in IV Therapy.
  • Expanded pediatric content offers a more thorough understanding of the special dosage and calculation considerations required for this special population.
  • Two new appendices ― "IV Therapy Basics" and "Combination Drug Products" ― offer quick access to essential information.

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The second edition of Pharmacology: Principles and Applications is a thorough, comprehensive pharmacology text that is well suited for health professions students as a result of its extensive content and effective use of review questions, exercises, color, icons, and graphics to engage students for optimal learning. The text is divided in such a manner that health professions faculty can easily determine which sections of the text should be emphasized in a specific discipline.

Journal of Pharmacy Technology – November/December 2008

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