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Understanding Pharmacology in Nursing Practice

Editors: Hood, Pauline, Khan, Ehsan (Eds.)

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  • Educates the qualified nurse responsible for monitoring drug safety and or prescribing medications
  • Provides the reader with concepts of processes linked to medication safety and applied to nursing practice
  • Addresses the issues of drug interactions from both a pharmacodynamics as well as pharmacokinetic perspective
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About this Textbook

This textbook provides a structured, informed approach to the understanding and appreciation of drug action and effect providing a detailed description and discussion of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics for nurses.The text focuses and emphasizes safe prescribing and administration of medication highlighting the possible harm to patient in terms of adverse reactions.
This book also includes the seldom addressed facet of pharmacotherapeutics; drug formulation as applied to practice, and adverse reactions. It informs on the medication used to manage diabetes mellitus, respiratory disease, gastrointestinal tract, the central nervous system and many other affections.
Uniting these essential pharmacological processes and applying them to physiological system based medications, this work highlights issues relevant to drug interaction and important nursing responsibilities associated with administration/prescribing. The overall aim of the text is to equip the nurse with an understanding of issues related to pharmacotherapeutics that is aligned to current nursing roles and statutory requirements. 

About the authors

Mrs Hood has had many years of clinical and academic experience. Her focus of clinical practice was perioperative nursing.Mrs Hood was a lecturer at the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative care, King's College London from 1995 and undertook a range of teaching, managerial and academic roles until her retirement. Mrs Hood pioneered pharmacology education at the Faculty and from 1999 she and Dr Khan  developed  and promoted pharmacology education for nurses  and midwives. Mrs Hood has published a range of papers and texts and was the editor of the Journal of Advanced Perioperative  Care.

Dr Khan, is a senior lecturer in nurse education at the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative care, King's College London.  His focus of clinical practice is cardiac nursing and he has a PhD in physiology. Dr Khan and Mrs Hood developed  pre-registration and post-qualification pharmacology modules at the Faculty.  Currently Dr Khan leads pharmacology education for nursing at the Faculty. Dr Khan has received a number of Teaching Excellence awards from King’s College London and currently his research is  centred  upon pharmacology education in nursing curricula together with the use of technology enhanced learning in education. Dr Khan has published extensively in nursing and other healthcare journals.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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eBook 39,58 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-32004-1
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Softcover 46,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-32003-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Understanding Pharmacology in Nursing Practice
Editors
  • Pauline Hood
  • Ehsan Khan
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-32004-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-32004-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-32003-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 411
Number of Illustrations
109 illustrations in colour
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