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Nursing & Health Survival Guide: Drugs in Use
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NURSING & HEALTH SURVIVAL GUIDE: DRUGS IN USE

SPIRAL BOUND BY RICHARDS, ANN

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ISBN
9780273720218
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PEARSON EDUCATION LIMITED
 
 
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PEARSON EDUCATION LIMITED
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FORMAT
SPIRAL BOUND
PAGES
80 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
01 MAR 2009

DESCRIPTION

This handy pocket sized text provides the nursing student with the essential information that they will need on placement. This book will act as a super quick reference guide to drugs on the ward, it contains information on common abbreviations, sites of drug administration, and a quick re-cap on how drugs work. The book also contains details of the main drug families used for treating the most frequently seen conditions on placement (for example, asthma, diabetes, and heart disease), it also covers overdoses and adverse drug reactions. The laminated wipe down paper will be very useful for students on placement.The book will be particularly useful for nursing students that are starting their placements at year 1. Nursing students at year 2 and 3 will also find this book invaluable, and practicing nurses may also want a copy to refer to during their work.

CONTENTS

Some classes of drugsCommon abbreviations used in drug administration Some definitionsRoutes of drug administration Drug absorption, distribution, metabolism and eliminationMechanisms of drug action pharmacodynamicsDrug receptorsSome drugs affecting adrenergic transmissionDrugs and the respiratory tractSteroids (glucocorticoids, corticosteroids)Cardiovascular drugs Cardiac contractionAntiarrhythmic drugsLipid lowering drugsNICE guidance to choice of drug treatment for newly diagnosed hypertensionPrevention of CVDChronic heart failureAntithromboticsDiureticsUrinary incontinenceGastrointestinal tractAnimeticsAnalgesicsInsulinSome antibacterial drugsThe central nervous systemAntidepressantsHypnoticsAntipsychotic drugsAdverse drug reactionsAdverse drug eventsDrug and food interactionsSome differentiating features of drug overdoseCommon drug overdosesUseful websites