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This textbook offers nursing students a comprehensive overview of pharmacology and related nursing considerations. It is easy-to-read and has good aesthetic features. As pharmacology considerations and treatments change daily in the healthcare environment, it is almost impossible to keep pace with a text. This text does a fine job of trying to keep up with new drugs and not losing site of the classic ones. This book would be beneficial to nursing students in all levels (associate, diploma, BSN). All physiologic body systems are covered and serve as the model of review. A brief, although accurate and necessary, review of pathophysiology is given for each chapter. Many color tables, which are easy to read, are included. A special feature which is well-received is the inclusion of many "profiles." Each category of drug is profiled in a color-background box. This visual strategy is helpful to the student studying for exams. Although up-to-date information is usually covered (new generations of oral antidiabetic medications), the book is not perfect (low-molecular weight heparin is not covered). Also, it would have been helpful if all medications were described in generic and brand name terms. I am not very familiar with many pharmacology textbooks, although I teach nursing students clinically and in the classroom about acute care. I cannot think that there are too many other texts that offer the nursing student a better look at pharmacology. I recommend this book.