Prescription Drug Guide for Nurses

Prescription Drug Guide for Nurses

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qThis book was written by a senior lecturer in health science with a great deal of input from nurses. It highlights the burden of treatment and is a resource for non-medical prescribers in identifying adverse drug reactions and for recognising definitions and classifications. ... The sections on 'potential problems' and 'suggestions for prevention and management' were particularly enlightening. The book provides ideas for better patient consultations through discussions about medications and their effects.q Nursing Standard qThis likeable little book is a definite contributionto the field and should find a home in every ward, unit and hospital library shelf.q International Emergency Nursing qThis book is exceedingly timely. I am certain it will be invaluable to both undergraduate and post graduate student nurses, and, also act as a continuing reference source. Thoroughly recommended.q Molly Courtenay, Reading University, UK qSue Jordan has combined her deep understanding of her own discipline with her long experience of teaching nurses, to produce just the right type and level of information that nurses need, in a format that they will find relevant to their practice and easy to use. This book will be an essential reference resource for every ward bookshelf.q Professor Dame June Clark, Swansea University, UK This popular Nursing Standardprescription drug series is now available for the first time in book format! Organised by drug type and presented in an easy-to-use reference format, this book outlines the implications for practice of 20 drug groups: ACE inhibitors Antibacterial drugs Anti-coagulants Antidepressants Anti-emetics Anti-epileptic drugs Antipsychotics Beta blockers Bronchodilators Controlling gastric acidity Corticosteroids Cytotoxic drugs Diuretics Insulin Laxatives NSAIDs Opioids Oral anti-diabetic drugs Thyroid and anti-thyroid drugs Vasodilators (calcium channel blockers and nitrates) Each drug group is presented in handy quick check format, and covers: Drug actions Indications Administration Adverse effects Practice suggestions Cautions/contra-indications Interactions

Title:Prescription Drug Guide for Nurses
Author:Sue Jordan
Publisher:McGraw-Hill Education (UK) - 2008-04-01


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