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Get all the basics on drug therapies—and administer drugs confidently and accurately—with the newly updated Pharmacology Made Incredibly Easy,4th Edition.
Written in the enjoyable, award-winning Incredibly Easy style, this easy-to-follow, fully illustrated guide offers step-by-step direction on the medication process, from assessing patient needs, to planning care, to implementation and positive outcomes. Strengthen your understanding of your class materials, get ready for the NCLEX® or certification exam, and administer drug therapies—safely and effectively!
Build a strong platform of pharmacology knowledge and skills with. . .
NEW and updated content on the newest approved medications and dosages and NEW tables listing:
NEW vaccines and treatment for biological weapons exposure
NEW treatment and antidotes for chemical weapons exposure
NEW herbal drugs content
NEW icons and images that clarify content
Revised and updated content on the concepts of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacotherapeutics
Pharmacology basics – How drugs are derived, developed, classified, and administered; classes of drugs by body system; their uses and mechanisms
“Nurse Joy” and “Nurse Jake” illustrated characters offering tips and insights throughout
Quick-scan format with concise, bulleted content
Hundreds of illustrations and diagrams explaining key concepts and providing clear direction on administering drugs; drug distribution, absorption, and metabolism; potential drug interactions; adverse reactions; how different classes of drugs work in different body systems
Special chapter features:
Just the facts – A quick summary of chapter content
Advice from the experts – Experienced practitioners’ insights
Prototype pro – Actions, indications, and nursing considerations for common prototype drugs
Nursing process – Patient assessment, diagnosis, outcome goals, implementation, and evaluation for each type and class of drug
Pharm function – Illustrating how drugs act in the body; recognizing and treating adverse reactions
Before you give that drug – Warnings to consider before you administer a drug
Education edge – Information to share with your patient
Quick quiz – End-of-chapter questions with answers/explanations, to help you remember the essentials
End-of-book multiple-choice Q&A; Quick Guides to Medication Safety, Ophthalmic and Dermatologic Drugs, and Abbreviations to Avoid; Glossary of essential pharmacology terms.