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Pharmacology for Canadian Health Care Practice

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ISBN: 978-1-897422-14-4

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Pharmacology for Canadian Health Care Practice, 2nd Edition

By Linda Lane Lilley, PhD, RN, Scott Harrington, PharmD, Julie S. Snyder, MSN, RN-BC and Beth Swart, BScN, MES

1088 pages
Trim Size 8 1/2 X 10 7/8 in
Copyright 2011
$103.00, Paperback, Reference



Designed with the student in mind, and easy to read and use, the new 2nd edition of Lilley will cover all the key pharmacology content needed by Canadian nursing students. Known for its appealing layout, plenty of photos, and numerous helpful boxed features, Lilley helps students manage the extremely detailed subject of pharmacology. This edition focuses on the role of nurses and their practices in culturally diverse Canada, and includes new content on natural health products and ethnocultural considerations.

Key Features

  • Evidence-Informed Practice Boxes: Provide a bridge between research evidence and its relevance to nursing practice
  • Laboratory Values Related to Drug Therapy: Provide normal ranges and values for specific lab tests, and rationales for lab assessments in relation to specific drug therapy
  • UNIQUE! In My Family Boxes: Written by nursing students of various ethnocultural backgrounds, relaying their cultural health beliefs and practices and drug use
  • Preventing Medication Errors Boxes: Reinforce concepts introduced in the medication errors chapter and relate them to specific common errors that occur in clinical practice.
  • Special Populations: Women: In addition to other special populations, some boxes specifically focus on women’s health
  • UNIQUE! Tear out cards from Mosby’s Pharmacology Memory NoteCards

New to this Edition

  • Increased pathophysiology coverage: Introduces key chapters to provide students with a brief overview before launching into drug information
  • Chapters on Antibiotics and Antineoplastics: Subjects have both been divided into two chapters each, making difficult material easier to digest for students
  • Generic and trade drug names are used throughout – with a new Drug Index at the back of the book
  • Emphasis on nursing roles and practices in Canada
  • More info on natural health products
  • More info on ethnocultural considerations

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Author Information

By Linda Lane Lilley, PhD, RN, University Professor and Associate Professor Emeritus, School of Nursing, Old Dominion University, Virginia Beach, VA; Scott Harrington, PharmD, Harrington Health Informatics, LLC, Tucson, AZ; Director of Pharmacy, Northern Cochise Community Hospital, Willcox, AZ; Julie S. Snyder, MSN, RN-BC, Adjunct Faculty School of Nursing Old Dominion University Norfolk, Virginia and Beth Swart, BScN, MES, Professor, School of Nursing, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario

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