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Lilleys Pharmacology for Canadian Health Care Practice

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ISBN: 9780323694803

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Lilley's Pharmacology for Canadian Health Care Practice , 4th Edition

By Kara Sealock, RN, BN, MEd, EdD, Cydnee Seneviratne, RN, BScN, MN, PhD, Linda Lane Lilley, RN, PhD and Julie S. Snyder, MSN, RN-BC

1040 pages
Trim Size 8 1/2 X 10 7/8 in
Copyright 2021
$122.99, Paperback, Reference

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Let Canada’s #1 pharmacology text help guide you in mastering the complicated world of nursing pharmacology. Now in its fourth edition, Lilley’s Pharmacology for Canadian Health Care Practice covers all the key pharmacology content needed by today’s Canadian nurses. Known for its vibrant design, abundance of visuals, and wealth of helpful feature boxes, this engaging text brings important pharmacology concepts to life. The text’s popular and unique key drug approach focuses only on the drug information you need to know to safely and effectively administer drugs. Along with its exam preparation and insightful learning strategies, it’s the complete (and proven) pharmacology text to help you succeed in school, clinicals, and professional practice.

Key Features

  • Popular key drug approach focuses on the need-to-know content for safe clinical practice and uses a streamlined approach to drug indications, emphasizing only the most common or serious adverse effects.
  • Consistent and colourful reader-friendly format utilizes a variety of tables and a practical body systems organization to help you integrate pharmacology content with what you are learning in medical-surgical and adult health nursing courses.
  • Focus on prioritization includes prioritized nursing diagnoses along with corresponding prioritization of goals and outcomes, helping readers learn to connect nursing diagnoses to goals and outcomes.
  • Evolve companion site is included with new text adoptions and emphasizes active learning for increased reader engagement.
  • Cartoon-illustrated study tips on the Evolve companion website cover study, time management, and test-taking tips.
  • Wealth of student-friendly learning aids includes approachable text elements such as:
    • Case studies throughout the text that help bring patients to life
    • Drug profiles highlighting specific information on commonly used agents
    • Pharmacokinetics tables that include ''Elimination Half-Life'' information for each drug profile
    • Patient teaching tips outlining useful patient information specific to each drug group
    • Evidence in Practice boxes featuring current research and findings relevant to nursing pharmacology
    • Lab Values Related to Drug Therapy summary boxes covering therapeutic levels of various drugs
    • Preventing Medication Errors boxes reinforcing concepts introduced in the medication errors chapter and relating them to specific common errors that occur in nursing pharmacology
    • Ethnocultural Implications boxes discussing differences to expect among cultural or ethnic groups
    • Dosages tables providing instant access to dosages, routes, and indications for individual drugs
    • Natural Health Products boxes providing an Overview, Common Uses, Adverse Effects, Potential Drug Interactions, and Contraindications for popular herbal therapies
    • Special Populations Considerations boxes highlighting critical points related to drug therapy in children, adolescents, women and older adult patients
    • Key points summarizing key pharmacology and nursing content in each chapter
    • Legal and Ethical Principles boxes promoting awareness of liability issues and proper professional conduct
    • Pharmacokinetic Bridge to Nursing Practice feature covering topics such as heart failure, women’s health issues, iron, and monitoring renal function
    • More than 250 full-colour photos and illustrations showing how drugs work in the body and how to administer medications safely and effectively
    • Examination review questions in every chapter

New to this Edition

  • UPDATED! Thoroughly updated drug content reflects the very latest Health Canada drug approvals, withdrawals, and therapeutic uses, as well as corresponding updated nursing content.
  • NEW! Coverage of current top-of-mind topics includes pharmacology as it pertains to palliative care; the legalization of marihuana for both medical and recreational purposes; issues surrounding the use and misuse of fentanyl and the take-home distribution of naloxone kits used to tackle the growing fentanyl crises; and more.
  • NEW! The latest Canadian statistics, research, legislation, regulations, and clinical practice guidelines have been incorporated throughout the text as well as content reflecting the 2017 CNA Code of Ethics, updated references, and more.
  • NEW! Additional examination review questions help readers more thoroughly prepare for credentialing exams.
  • NEW! Updated case studies better reflect the diverse Canadian population.
  • NEW! Expanded visual program incorporates more diagrams, graphs, charts and photos throughout the text to accompany difficult concepts and theories and help facilitate learning.
  • NEW! Incorporation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action in chapters 4 and 7 now covers Indigenous health and healing practices, an explanation of the Indigenous medicine wheel, and alternative medicinal interventions.

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Author Information

By Kara Sealock, RN, BN, MEd, EdD, Senior Instructor ,Faculty of Nursing,University of Calgary ,Calgary, Alberta,Canada ; Cydnee Seneviratne, RN, BScN, MN, PhD, University of Calgary, Faculty of Nursing Calgary, Alberta; Linda Lane Lilley, RN, PhD, Associate Professor Emeritus, School of Nursing, Old Dominion University, Virginia Beach, Virginia and Julie S. Snyder, MSN, RN-BC, Performance Improvement Coordinator, Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, Chesapeake, Virginia; Adjunct Faculty, School of Nursing, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia.

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