A concise textbook providing a clear description of drug absorption, distribution, action, metabolism and adverse effects, this title provides the information needed in a straightforward way to ensure informed, safe and cost-effective prescribing.
A handbook of clinical pharmacy that covers the role of the pharmacist in hospital and community and key areas of practice such as OTC (over-the-counter) prescribing and therapeutic drug level monitoring. This book also addresses the role of the pharmacist in the community, issues surrounding compliance, and management and communication skills.
* Provides helpful guidance to pharmacists who need to respond to symptoms and recommend over-the-counter medicines. * Systematically deals with common complaints, detailing what the pharmacist needs to know in order to assess a condition, when to refer the patient, and which management options are available.
Covering general (internal) medicine, this title intends to promote self-directed learning with motivation coming from self-identification of strengths and weaknesses leading to an assessment of needs.
An evaluation of the experiences of nurse prescribing in practice, and the lessons, learned from the pilot sites. Starting with a history of the initiative, it moves through the key issues that govern its progress.
Serves as a guide to the role of the clinical pharmacist, including basic skills and the choice and management of treatment in specific therapeutic problems. This title covers the basics of pharmaceutical care, and outlines the tools and techniques required to make the maximum contribution to patient care. Each chapter ends with 10-20 MCQs.
A guide to the differential diagnosis of symptoms commonly seen by community pharmacists. Organised by body system, it includes chapters that begin with a system overview and a brief guide to history-taking.
An illustrated guide to the differential diagnosis of symptoms commonly seen by community pharmacists. It examines the symptoms or conditions according to background; prevalence; and, aetiology, arriving at a differential diagnosis, questions to ask the patient, and conditions to eliminate.
This book helps new students succeed first time in nursing calculations tests. It takes the fear out of maths, even for those who find it a struggle, through clear step-by-step explanations and lively examples from the real world of nursing practice.
* Enhancing patient safety is the key objective of this resource
* Supports effective communication and the achievement of concordance
* Addresses the principles of pharmacology and the practical administration of medicines to adults
* Covers the most common drugs as examples of their classes
Describes the mathematics of drug dosage and principles of pharmacology. This book offers information on each drug, such as generic and trade names, indications, common adverse effects, and typical adult and pediatric dosages.
Antibiotics add, on average, twenty years to our lives. For over seventy years, since the manufacture of penicillin in 1943, we have survived extraordinary operations and life-threatening infections. We are so familiar with these wonder drugs that we take them for granted. This book deals with this topic.
Suitable for nurses studying a prescribing qualification and preparing for exams, this book offers over 450 questions including full answers and explanations. It includes: true or false questions; multiple choice questions; fill in the blanks questions; and full glossary of terms.
This Third Edition provides up-to-date coverage of psychopharmacology, including research demonstrating an increase in the number of disorders responsive to drug treatment. The scope of this book includes the use of drugs and other chemical agents as tools to investigate how the brain functions.
This new edition is fully revised to provide concise, practical, and expert advice for the non-medical prescriber. Intended for all levels, it covers basic pharmacology, legal parameters, safe and effective prescribing and common conditions. Written by experienced nurse prescribers, it contains a wealth of guidance and information.
Half of all prescribed medicines are used in a sub-optimal manner and clinicians struggle to find ways of improving the situation. This book offers real life case studies to demonstrate the way the patient-centered model, combined with other behavioural models, can result in a logical approach to prescribing for difficult clients.
Draws on the skills of pharmacists and clinicians to present optimal drug regimens. This title integrates an understanding of the disease processes with an appreciation of pathophysiological processes, clinical pharmacy and the evidence base. It places emphasis on understanding both the prescribing process and the clinical pharmacy process.
Suitable for pre-registration nursing students looking for an accessible guide to drug groups that goes beyond the essentials, this title is simple and accessible and examines the next logical set of drug groups that nurses need to know.
Shows you how science concepts relate to nursing and health care. This book includes coverage of Microbiology and Anatomy and Physiology; and, application to nursing and health. It includes practice points which relate the concepts to clinical practice. It also includes self test questions that test your learning.
A companion volume to "An Introduction to Medical Statistics", which includes questions and answers which are complementary to the textbook. It looks at the application of and provides a critique of statistics, encouraging an evidence-based approached to medical statistics.
Suitable for a wide audience including medical practitioners, health professionals, and students, this book includes individual chapters that were initially published as a series of articles in Australian Prescriber to assist practitioners in drug dosing and therapy.
Deals with the application of the physical, chemical and biological principles in the pharmaceutical sciences. This title features expanded content on drug delivery, solid oral dosage forms, pharmaceutical polymers and pharmaceutical biotechnology, as well as sections to cover advances in nanotechnology.
Offers a guide to drugs for anyone wanting to know more about the medication they're taking, from Britain's leading authority. This book helps you find advice on understanding and using medicines and learn how they work, what they treat, their risks, benefits, side effects, and how to use them safely and effectively.
Includes the information on thousands of commonly used drugs, and a 32-page color insert showing the 200 most commonly prescribed medications. This title also includes information on brand and generic drug names, pronunciations, look-alike/sound-alike issues, therapeutic categories, dosages, and dosage forms.
The revised fourth edition of this comprehensive handbook continues to provide a reliable, compact guide to all aspects of dialysis, incorporating best practice guidelines and including the most to up-to-date information on new techniques and patient management options.
Pharmaceutical Chemistry provides a wide-ranging overview of organic chemistry as applied to the study and practice of pharmacy. Drugs are simply chemicals, so to fully understand their manufacture, formulation, and the way they work in our bodies, an understanding of organic compounds and their reactions is essential.
Medication Management in Care of Older People is an accessible introduction to medication management and its role in the management of older people and their medicines. It addresses key issues in medication management, evaluates professional roles and clinical practice initiatives and explores healthcare policy and prescribing initiatives.
This Handbook mirrors the leading national guides to prescribing. The safe and effective use of medicine requires a sound knowledge of pharmacology. As readers use this practical book, they will increase their knowledge.
Explains difficult and complex pharmacology concepts. This text covers fundamentals of pharmacology, including where drugs come from, how they are classified and administered, drugs by pharmacologic class for all body systems, as well as pain medications, and potentially dangerous drug interactions.
Medical 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.