Medical Pharmacology at a Glance by Michael J. NealMedical Pharmacology at a Glance is recognised as an excellent starting point for pharmacology study. This international best-seller is the perfect companion for all medical and health students, providing an accessible, visual overview of pharmacology. This 8th edition has been extensively updated, especially in the areas of anaesthetics, drugs used in AIDs, cardiovascular drugs, drugs used in anxiety, depression and schizophrenia, urological drugs, drug metabolism, as well as practical concerns such as drug indications and side effects. Ideal for USMLE and pharmacology exam revision, Medical Pharmacology at a Glance features: * The basic principles of drug action, interaction, absorption and excretion * Chapters based on diseases or syndrome, for efficient clinical learning * An emphasis on drug mechanisms * References to the pathophysiology of disease, to aid understanding of drug choice and action * Case studies with questions and full explanation of answers * A companion website at www.ataglanceseries.com/pharmacology featuring online cases and flashcards
Medical Terminology Made Incredibly Easy! by David W. WoodruffFeeling overwhelmed by medical terminology? Grab a lifeline: the newly updated Medical Terminology Made Incredibly Easy!(R), 4th Editionoffers clear and simple explanations of vital terms and their everyday use in nursing practice. Backed by humor and chock full of illustrations, this enjoyable text is the perfect backup to class materials and the ideal on-the-job refresher for experienced nurses and all healthcare professionals. Learn how to decipher complex terms from the roots up--and take your confidence to a whole new level.
Numeracy and Clinical Calculations for Nurses, Second Edition by Neil DavisonNumeracy and Clinical Calculations for Nursesis a user-friendly introduction for student nurses that guides you from the basics to the core calculations required in a healthcare setting. To qualify as a registered nurse you will need to demonstrate proficiency and accuracy when calculating dosages of prescribed medicines. The second edition of Numeracy and Clinical Calculations for Nursesfeatures even more worked examples and practice tests, all designed to increase your confidence and competence in calculating drug dosages and performing other important clinical calculations - a critical issue in improving patient safety. Key benefits: Diagnostic testto assess your existing skills and knowledge. Back to basics chapter uses a step-by-step approachto ensure understanding - tested by nursing lecturers and their students. Self-assessment tests throughout each chapter enable you to monitor your progress. Extensive worked examples use authentic scenarios to set learning in context. Summary tests provide practice for numeracy exams. Covers drug dosages and other clinical calculationssuch as pressure ulcer risk assessment tools, National Early Warning Score, hydration and fluid balance, Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool, BMI and ideal body weight. Answersprovided for all tests. The book also features: Error alertspointing out common errors and why they are sometimes made. Sensechecks to help you avoid fundamental errors. Tipsto help with calculations and relate them to clinical practice. Appendicescovering safe administration of medicine, routes of administration, medication administration records, drug glossary, a handy multiplication grid and simple conversion tables. Numeracy and Clinical Calculations for Nursesis required reading: Before the numeracy test at your student nurse interview. During your university course as you prepare for further numeracy exams. In practice as you get to grips with drug doses, BMI, drip rates, fluid balance, etc.
Pharmacology Case Studies for Nurse PrescribersThis new edition of the popular Pharmacology case studies for nurse prescribers has been thoroughly revised in the light of the latest research and guidance from NICE, the British National Formulary (BNF), the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, the Nursing and Midwifery Council and the Royal College of Nursing. While the first edition was aimed at students undertaking the non-medical prescribing modules, this updated text has broadened its scope and is relevant to all trainee and qualified nurse prescribers. There are new and additional chapters on pregnancy and breastfeeding, sexual health and contraception, and prescribing for frailty syndrome in the elderly. The latest developments in pharmacology (such as the emergence of biosimilar drugs) are included in the text; and all the chapters from the first edition have been revised and updated by expert healthcare practitioners. Meanwhile, the practical approach and helpful features that made the first edition so popular remain unchanged. The authors offer a basic introduction to pharmacological concepts, embedded in specific conditions, through case studies and self-assessment questions. By utilising a case study approach, they enable the reader to link pharmacological concepts with clinical practice. Reading this book, and carrying out the numerous self-assessment activities, will give the reader an appreciation of the value of having a sound pharmacological knowledge base in order to deliver safe practice, effective prescribing and improved patient care.
Pharmacology Made Incredibly Easy by Lippincott Williams & WilkinsGet 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 pharmacotherapeutic 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.
Pharmacy Technician - PTCEEssential quick reference and review for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE), one of the four requirements for certification. This 6-page laminated guide is designed so you can study anywhere quickly and conveniently. Twenty years of experience developing best-selling medical titles led us to create this inexpensive tool that will boost test scores and calm test-taking anxieties on a student's path to becoming a pharmacy technician. 6 page laminated guide includes: Certification Details Federal Pharmacy Laws Math SIG Abbreviations Top 100 Drugs Controlled Substances Pharmacology Compounding Prescription Intake & Order Entry Billing Quality Assurance
Pharmacy Technician Certificate Review and Practice Exam by Barbara E. LacherWhether you are studying for one of the national pharmacy technician certification exams for the first time or need practice for recertification, the new Pharmacy Technician Certification Review and Practice Exam is your reliable resource for exam prep. What's New in the Fourth Edition: Expanded content to reflect the revised Pharmacy Technicians Certification Exam (PTCE) Brand new and updated self-assessment questions and exercises Two new practice exams containing over 200 questions Pop quiz questions throughout New chapters on medication safety, inventory management, and billing and information systems Alone or with the new edition of the Manual for Pharmacy Technicians, 5th Edition and the all-new Workbook for the Manual for Pharmacy Technicians, the Pharmacy Technician Review Guide and Practice Exam is your trusted resource to help you achieve certification!
Top Drugs: Their History, Pharmacology, and Syntheses by Jie Jack LiDrugs like Lipitor, Plavix, Taxol, and Zoloft are integral in today's medicinal world. These widely used products save lives and improve the quality of lives, playing a crucial role in everything from cholesterol management to cancer treatment. These advances in medicine were brought intoexistence after nuanced process of creation, featuring a wide range of chemical and pharmacological experimentation and discovery.Top Drugs: Their History, Pharmacology, and Synthesis provides an in-depth study on ten prominent drugs, outlining the chemistry behind each one's creation. Jie Jack Li, a medicinal chemist and an expert on drug discovery, offers a thorough analysis of the landscape of current drug development. Thecomprehensive text is divided by health issues, including cardiovascular, cancer, metabolic diseases, and infectious diseases. Each section features individual chapters on significant drugs, outlining the chemistry and history of the drug's discovery. Li begins each chapter with the product'shistory, providing necessary context. Li then proceeds to describe the mechanism of action, structure-activity relationship (SAR), bioavailability, metabolism, toxicology, the discovery route, and the process route. Top Drugs: Their History, Pharmacology, and Synthesis will acclimate students,scientists, and interested laypersons to the world of chemistry and drug discovery.
Workbook for the Manual for Pharmacy Technicians by Denise M. FrankEnhance your learning with the new edition of the Workbook for the Manual for Pharmacy Technicians. This companion workbook contains additional exercises and assessment activities for every chapter for the Manual for Pharmacy Technicians, 5th Edition. This new, expanded edition complements the Accreditation Standards for Pharmacy Technician Education and Training Programs and reflects the content of the revised Pharmacy Technicians Certification Exam (PTCE), providing you with more insight into how to structure your studying to be successful in the classroom, on the PTCE, and in your new careers as a pharmacy technician. Complete your technician training with the Workbook for the Manual for Pharmacy Technicians, along with the Manual for Pharmacy Technicians, 5th Edition, and the Pharmacy Technician Certification Review and Practice Exam.