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Essentials of Pharmacology for Nurses


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Essentials of Pharmacology for Nurses by Paul Barber
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"This book is great! The style of writing is easy to read and a first year student could easily read this without becoming confused by long words and unfamiliar terminology. The book includes lots of features that are useful for exam revision - including tips, calculations, multiple choice questions and learning points. A must have textbook for all nursing students." Joanne Starkes, Nursing student, Bournemouth University, UK This accessible book introduces pharmacology and calculations in a friendly, informative way. The book focuses on the pharmacology knowledge needed at pre-registration level and does not assume previous knowledge of pharmacology, or a level of confidence with maths and drugs calculations. Barber and Robertson build on your existing knowledge of anatomy and physiology to help give a holistic understanding of body systems. This user-friendly guide includes: Calculation sections containing 90 calculations to help you perfect your skills 100 multiple choice questions to help the reader assess learning Clinical tip boxes linking pharmacology to the role of the nurse or midwife Patient scenarios from a range of different clinical settings, demonstrating pharmacology in clinical settings The book emphasises application of pharmacological principles to all areas of practice including drug action, interaction and side effects. Among the topics covered are: Local anaesthetics and analgesics Anti-inflammatory drugs Drugs used for chronic conditions Drugs in mental health Legal and professional issues Essentials of Pharmacology for Nurses and Midwives is core reading for all pre-registration nurses and midwives.

Author Biography

Paul Barber is Senior Lecturer at the University of Chester, UK, with 33 years nursing experience. Deborah Robertson is Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing and Pharmacology in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at University of Chester, UK.
Release date Australia
June 1st, 2009
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Open University Press
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