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A Nurses Survival Guide to Drugs in Practice E-BOOK

Churchill Livingstone Title
ISBN: 978-0-7020-4082-5

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A Nurse's Survival Guide to Drugs in Practice E-BOOK

By Ann Richards, BA(Hons), MSc DipN(Lon), RGN,RNT

464 pages
Trim Size 4 13/16 X 7 5/16 in
Copyright 2009
$42.99, Online Product, Reference

A title in the A Nurse's Survival Guide Series.

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Key Features

• Comprehensive coverage of drugs in use to offer security in any clinical setting

• Succinct and clear information in boxes, lists etc to facilitate assimilation of information ‘on the spot’

• Attractive page design and well signposted layout to enable quick access to the right information

• Flexicover to maintain quality in a clinical setting and when frequently used

• Covers basic pharmacology including drug absorption and metabolism as well as explaining how drugs actually work

• Fully up to date with government guidelines e,g, from NICE, the Resuscitation Council and the British Thoracic Society etc.

• Additional sections on the legal aspects of administering and prescribing drugs, drug calculations and paediatric doses

Table of Contents

SECTION 1 Principles of Pharmacology

1 Introduction to pharmacology

2 The law, drugs, prescribing and medicines management

3 Formulation and administration

4 Pharmacokinetics

5 Pharmacodynamics

6 Adverse drug reactions

SECTION 2 Autonomic Nervous System

7 Adrenergic pharmacology

8 Cholinergic pharmacology

SECTION 3 Pain, analgesia and anaesthesia

9 Opioid analgesia

10 Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and paracetamol

11 Anaesthesia

SECTION 4 Central Nervous System

12 Chemical transmission in the brain

13 Epilepsy

14 Antipsychotics

15 Antidepressants and mood stabilisers

16 Anxiolytics and hypnotics

17 Neurodegenerative disorders

SECTION 5 Cardiovascular System

18 Hypertension

19 Atherosclerosis and lipid lowering drugs

20 Ischaemic heart disease

21 Cardiac arrhythmias

22 Cardiac failure

23 Antithrombotics

SECTION 6 Respiratory, renal and gastrointestinal systems

24 Respiratory system

25 Renal system and diuretics

26 Gastrointestinal tract

SECTION 7 Endocrine System

27 Endocrine pancreas and diabetes mellitus

28 Pituitary gland and adrenal cortex

29 Disorders of bone and bone metabolism

30 Sex hormones

31 Pregnancy

SECTION 8 Chemotherapy

32 Cancer chemotherapy

33 Antimicrobial drugs

SECTION 9 Other areas of pharmacology

34 Herbal medicines

35 Paediatric pharmacology

36 Drugs and the elderly

37 Topical drugs

38 Emergency treatment of poisoning


Further reading

Author Information

By Ann Richards, BA(Hons), MSc DipN(Lon), RGN,RNT, Associate Lecturer, The Open University, UK

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