Jacqueline Burchum, Laura Rosenthal
Saunders; 9th edition (February 12; 2015)
Lehne’s Pharmacology for Nursing Care, 9th Edition gives the reader a thorough understanding of essential medications and the implications those drugs have for nursing care. This book is well-known for its straightforward descriptions of drug prototypes and how they work. This book is a perennial favorite among students because it simplifies difficult ideas by utilizing large and small text to distinguish between information that is necessary to know about drugs and information that is only nice to know. This edition features several new additions, including safety alerts, quick-reference summaries of prototype medications, and an increased emphasis on QSEN. This work, which was written by Jacqueline Burchum and Laura Rosenthal, who are both renowned in the field of nursing pharmacology instruction, assists students in comprehending pharmacology rather than only memorizing drug data.
- UNIQUE! When written in an engaging way and accompanied by clear explanations, challenging pharmacological ideas become simple to understand and can even be entertaining to study.
- Concise drug summary tables, important themes, chapter headings, and a visual reference to the prototype medications in each class are some of the reader-friendly features that make it easier to learn.
- A drug prototype strategy focuses on one representative drug within each drug family that characterizes all members of its group; this enables you to apply your expertise to related pharmaceuticals that are already available on the market as well as drugs that will be launched in the future.
- The nursing implications of drug therapy are discussed in depth throughout the electronic textbook and are summarized at the end of each chapter to illustrate the essential connection that exists between drug therapy and nursing care.
- An Evolve companion website offers a variety of educational resources, such as animations, video clips, case studies, and review questions similar to those on the NCLEX® exam.
- The coverage of dietary supplements and herbal remedies includes descriptions of the potentially harmful interactions that can occur between dietary supplements and both prescribed and over-the-counter medications.
- NEW! The Patient-Centered Treatment Across the Life Span characteristics that are part of the QSEN focus underline the importance of providing patients with safe and appropriate care at all stages of their lives.
- The QSEN capability in relation to patient safety is brought into focus by the NEW Safety Alert features.
- NEW! The inclusion of page numbers in chapter outlines enables you to locate topics more quickly.
- The UPDATED Special Interest Topic boxes center their attention on developing and popular topics in the field of pharmacology by making use of interesting vignettes.
- NEW writers retain Dr. Lehne’s straightforward and distinctive writing style, while also incorporating the most recent scientific findings and maintaining the same level of accuracy.
- NEW! The features of Prototype Drugs are designed to act as a handy learning reference guide.