A Nurse's Survival Guide to Drugs in Practice
This book will help you to
- Have drug information to hand on the ward or in the community
- Quickly access information on administering or prescribing
- Discover what effects different drugs have on the body systems
- Deal with adverse drug reactions
- Handle emergency situations such as cardiac arrest and anaphylaxis
- Avoid drug overdoses.
· Comprehensive coverage of drugs in use to offer security in any clinical setting
· Succinct and clear information in boxes, lists etc to facilitate assimilation of information 'on the spot'
· Attractive page design and well signposted layout to enable quick access to the right information
· Flexicover to maintain quality in a clinical setting and when frequently used
· Covers basic pharmacology including drug absorption and metabolism as well as explaining how drugs actually work
· Fully up to date with government guidelines e,g, from NICE, the Resuscitation Council and the British Thoracic Society etc.
· Additional sections on the legal aspects of administering and prescribing drugs, drug calculations and paediatric doses
By Ann Richards, BA(HONS), MSC, RGN, DIPN(LON), RNT, Senior Lecturer, Department of Nursing & Paramedic Sciences, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK
"I wish this book had been available when I took the pharmacology/prescribing course...This handy, pocket-size book is well laid out and the terminology and language are clearly explained...It is suitable for novice and qualified independent nurse prescibers working in the community or hospital setting." Nursing Standard, 30 June 2010