Pharmacology for Nurses: A Pathophysiologic Approach

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Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2008 - Medical - 910 pages
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Using a strong pathophysiology prototype approach to place drugs in context with how they are used therapeutically, this book gives readers a clearer picture of the importance of pharmacology to disease and ultimately to patient care. This holistic perspective to patient care is organized according to the body systems and diseases with complete information on the drug classifications used to treat the diseases. Easy to follow presentation, extensive pedagogical aids enable students to identify key ideas, understand concepts and apply essential components of anatomy, physiology and pathology relevant to drug therapy. The volume comprehensively covers core concepts in pharmacology, pharmacology and the nurse-patient relationship, the nervous system, the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, the immune system, the gastrointestinal system, endocrine and genitourinary systems, the integumentary system, musculoskeletal system, and eyes/ears.

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About the Authors

Michael Patrick Adams, PhD, RT(R), is the Dean of Health Occupations at Pasco-Hernando Community College. He is an accomplished and national speaker. The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development in Austin, Texas, named Dr. Adams a Master Teacher. He has been registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists for over 30 years. Dr. Adams obtained his Masters degree in Pharmacology from Michigan State University and his Doctorate in Education at the University of South Florida.

Leland Norman Holland, Jr., Ph.D. (Norm) is the Associate Academic Dean and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida. He is actively involved in teaching and helping student prepare for service in medicine, nursing, dentistry, and allied health.. He has taught pharmacology over the course of 15 years at both the undergraduate and graduate level. He is very much dedicated to the success of students preparing for work-life readiness. He comes to the teaching profession after spending several years doing basic science research at the VA Hospital in Augusta, Georgia and the Medical College of Georgia where he received his Ph.D. in Pharmacology.

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Paula R. Bostwick, RN, MSN is the Nursing Department Chair at Ivy Tech Community College in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She has been involved in nursing education for more than 15 years. She has clinical experience in medical-surgical and critical care nursing. She received her Masters of Science in Nursing from Ball State University.

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