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Basic Pharmacology for Nurses, 15th Edition

Basic Pharmacology for Nurses, 15th Edition
Author: Bruce D. Clayton - Yvonne N. Stock - Sandra Cooper
ISBN 13: 9780323057806
ISBN 10: 323057802
Edition: 15th
Publisher: Mosby
Publication Date: 2009-10-20
Format: Paperback
Pages: 888
List Price: $72.95

This time-tested nursing pharmacology text is known for its concise drug monographs and nursing process coverage, extensive use of color, student-friendly approach, and emphasis on health promotion through medication monitoring and patient education. The 13th edition also brings the same clinical accuracy that users have come to expect from Clayton & Stock. Plus, there are plenty of new features and updates, including the latest FDA approvals and withdrawals, new chapters, and a new student CD-ROM included in every book. Instructor resources are available; please contact your Elsevier sales representative for details.

  • Presents comprehensive drug class discussions, followed by individual drug narratives in a consistent, readable, colorful, user-friendly format
  • Includes a unique Illustrated Atlas of Medication Administration and Math Review, with extensive step-by-step illustrations demonstrating proper administration techniques for all forms of medications
  • Reviews the pharmacology of all major classes of drugs, emphasizing side effects to expect and report, drug interactions, and patient education
  • Provides a tear-out Drug Classifications Quick Reference card to help students review and learn the functions of drug classes
  • Features free basic-level access to Mosby's Drug Consult, a comprehensive database of generic and brand-name drugs
  • Includes Chapter Content overviews, Objectives, Key Terms lists, Key Points, Math Review questions, Critical Thinking questions, and Review Questions
  • Includes the very latest FDA approvals and withdrawals, including up-to-date clinical drug indications and approximately 90 newdrugs
  • Incorporates NANDA Taxonomy II (2003-2004) nursing diagnoses throughout
  • Features expanded content and late-breaking changes in its coverage of osteoporosis, hormone replacement, and hypertension
  • New chapters on parenteral drug administration -- now expanded from one to three chapters
  • New chapter on Substance Abuse features coverage of substances of abuse, health professionals and substance abuse, treatment of substance abuse, and more
  • The chapter on Drugs Used to Treat Hypertension incorporates the latest JNC 7 recommendations for prevention, detection, evaluation, and treatment of high blood pressure
  • Includes updated and expanded coverage of pain and end-of-life care
  • Herbal Interactions boxes highlight well documented interactions between drugs and herbal therapies and dietary supplements
  • Clinical Landmines boxes highlight critically important clinical considerations of which the nurse must be aware in order to practice safely
  • Unique Patient Self-Assessment Forms that can be copied as patient handouts have been redesigned for improved clarity and usability
  • Online Resources are now provided at the end of each chapter
  • Chapter-ending review is now in the form of Key Points - a handy bulleted list that facilitates review of essential chapter content
  • Also includes chapter-ending Review Questions to help ensure content mastery and help students prepare for licensure exams
  • Now includes a Glossary for quick student reference to Key Terms
  • Student CD-ROM is included with every book. It includes helpful student learning features such as: Patient Self-Assessment Forms -- provided as completable PDF documents -- approximately 200 NCLEX-style review questions, student-friendly Drug Dosage Calculators, and a searchable Glossary that includes all the Key Terms from the text
  • Incorporates a consistent content design and special features to facilitate use with other Elsevier titles