Comprehensive drug monographs contain the latest information on:
Rx or OTC designations generic namespronunciations U.S. and Canadian trade names functional and chemical classification controlled-substance schedule do-not-confuse drugs actions, uses, unlabeled uses, dosages and routes available forms side effects contraindications precautions pharmacokinetics interactions (including drug/herb, drug/food and drug lab test) nursing considerations treatment of overdose
Nursing Process steps used as the framework for organizing all information.Alphabetical listing of drug monographs by generic drug name.
Emphasis on safety and safe drug administration.
Black Box Warningsalert to dangerous and/or life-threatening adverse effects.Safety Alert icons call out the most critical interactions and side-effects that nurses must watch for.IV drug information, including special considerations and Y-site, syringe, and additive compatibilities.Common and life-threatening side effects are organized by body system for easy identification.
Full-color cartoons and color-highlighted monographs provide a visually engaging way to learn.
Mnemonics and other time-tested memory aids help you grasp and remember even the most difficult concepts.
Thick pages and spiral-bound format create the perfect portable tool that is durable enough for the clinical environment.
Colored thumb tabs at the bottom of the page allow you to quickly reference material.
What You Need to Know sections on the back of each image give you more information about each illustrated topic in a quick and easy-to-review format.
Colored highlights in the What You Need to Know sections draw your attention to key information:
Serious/Life-Threatening Implications are highlighted in pink
Most Frequent Side Effects are blue
Important Nursing Implications are yellow
Patient Teaching information is greenNEW coverage throughout highlights contemporary and timely topics on pharmacology all in one clinical tool.
8 brand new cards focus on administration by inhalation, lovenox, fentanyl, and more. New mobile device version enables you to study on the go.
This pocket-sized review for prospective nurses gives you the focused, key information you need to know about medications commonly seen on the test. Kaplan's NCLEX-RN Drug Guide includes:
Generic names, brand names, phonetic pronunciations, and drug families for 300 frequently tested medicationsConcise nursing considerations and must-know side effects for each medicationNEW! Expert guidance for studying drugs effectivelyPregnancy risk category and controlled substance schedule for every drugCommon medical abbreviations you'll use on the jobAbbreviations to avoid when recording medication orders
Terms are grouped by medication category, and each page features two terms with the complete explanations. With Kaplan's NCLEX-RN Drug Guide, you know you are getting the most up-to-date, expert information available to prepare for the exam!
The authors offer a basic introduction to pharmacological concepts, embedded in specific conditions, through case studies and self-assessment questions. By utilising a case study approach, they enable the reader to link pharmacological concepts with clinical practice.
Many of the conditions presented will be seen across all healthcare settings. In addition, the comprehensive glossary and list of abbreviations will enable students to understand some of the more technical terms used in the British National Formulary (BNF) and other prescribing sources.
Reading this book, and carrying out the numerous self-assessment activities, will give the reader an appreciation of the value of having a sound pharmacological knowledge base in order to deliver safe practice, effective prescribing and improved patient care.
How the body affects drugs
How drugs affect the body
Types of adverse drug reactions and interactions
Understanding and using the British National Formulary
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Incontinence in adults
Mental health problems
Complex health needs and polypharmacy
The challenges of non-medical prescribing
An extensive section of drug calculation problems helps you master important dosage calculation methods.
Case-based critical thinking exercises enhance your understanding of nursing responsibilities in drug therapy.
Sample drug labels familiarize you with the labels you will encounter in clinical practice.
A basic math review appendix provides a helpful review of key mathematics concepts. Answers for all exercises are included to facilitate self-study.Thoroughly updated content corresponds to the Kee text, including a new chapter on medication safety.
Additional NCLEX® examination-style review questions reflect an increased focus on alternate item-format questions. Approximately 100 new prioritization activities provide practice in identifying key nursing actions.
Get the essential pharmacology information you needfrom one authoritative source with an outstanding global reputation for excellence.
Progress confidently through all relevant aspects of pharmacology,beginning with a molecular understanding of receptors and drug actions through clinical uses of key groups of drugs.
Find important content quicklythanks to a color-coded layout that enables easy navigation and cross-referencing.
Master difficult conceptswith Key Points boxes, Clinical Uses boxes, and full-color illustrations throughout. Stay up to date with new information in the field, including an all-new chapter on drugs that affect the skin.
Take advantage of new and unique features online,including 500+ chapter-specific multiple choice questions for immediate self-assessment.
eBook version included!For the first time, you can access the entire book online or offline across all devices with the Student Consult eBook!
A drug prototype approach uses one drug within each drug family to characterize all members of its group to help you learn about related drugs currently on the market and drugs that will be released once you begin practice.
UNIQUE! Special Interest Topic boxes address timely issues in pharmacology and connect pharmacology content with current trends.
Large print/small print design distinguishes essential "need-to-know" information from "nice-to-know" information.
Limited discussion of adverse effects and drug interactions keeps your limited study time focused on only the most clinically important information.
Reliance on up-to-date evidence-based clinical guidelines ensures that therapeutic uses are clinically relevant.
Integrated and summarized nursing content demonstrates the vital interplay between drug therapy and nursing care.
Coverage of dietary supplements and herbal interactions equips you to alert patients and caregivers to the potential dangers of certain dietary supplements, including interactions with prescribed and over-the-counter drugs and herbal therapies. Additional learning features provide a touchstone for study and review as you complete reading assignments and build a foundation of pharmacologic knowledge.
NEW! Updated and added coveragekeeps you up to date with the latest information on genetics, pharmacogenomics, and racial/gender factors in drug actions.
-Grayce M. Sills, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor Emerita, Ohio State University
From the Foreword
Now in its second edition, this groundbreaking text and reference continues to be the only resource for APRNs to focus on integrative interventions forindividuals with mental health problems across the lifespan. Combining theory and practice, it provides a clear framework for integratingpsychopharmacology, psychotherapy, and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) into advanced practice nursing. The second edition is thoroughlyupdated to reflect current research, new classifications in DSM 5, genetic testing, and increased use of telemental health delivery. It builds upon itslifespan focus and updates quick-access pediatric pointers and aging alerts. Additionally, the resource incorporates the 2014 publication of the ANA Scopeand Standards of Practice for Psychiatric Nurses, offers a new focus on QSEN requirements, and responds to the need to reduce health disparities andaddress cultural considerations.
Organized around psychiatric syndromes, the text covers neurobiology, theory and research evidence related to psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, and CAMinterventions. It provides a virtual buffet of clear treatment options in the form of well-designed decision trees and accompanying explanatory narratives.The text also includes a section on such special considerations as substance misuse, medical problems, pregnancy, and forensic issues that often co-occurwith psychiatric syndromes. Concise, clear language and abundant charts, graphs, and algorithms enhance the books‚Äô value in supporting sound clinicalreasoning.
New to the Second Edition:
Thoroughly updated, evidence-based content Encompasses new research Presents three completely new chapters on Integrative Management of Impulse Control, Telehealth, and Quality Improvement and Evidence-BasedPractice Includes the expertise of new contributors Reflects DSM 5 updates, ANA Standard of Practice for Psychiatric Nurses, and QSEN standards Updates quick-access Pediatric Pointers and Aging Alerts
Integrates theory and practice Simplifies complex concepts using clear language while retaining depth of information Supports clinical decision-making skills through easy-to-follow Decision Trees Organized around psychiatric syndromes Edited by internationally acclaimed practitioner/educators
"[C]onsistently offers easily accessible and timely information on how complementary therapies influence the health, comfort, and well-being of patients in a variety of clinical settings. It is an influential resource for nurses in practice, education, and research."
--Janice Post-White, PhD, RN, FAAN
Praise for the Sixth Edition
"Complementary and alternative therapies are increasingly popular and this book provides an informative and up-to-date introduction to the more commonly used treatments."--IAHPC Newsletter (International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care)
The seventh edition of this highly acclaimed book continues to deliver evidence-based practice guidelines for the use of complementary and alternative therapies in nursing. It is the only book about complementary/alternative therapies that is focused on nursing, has chapters that examine specific therapies along with guidance for their implementation, and addresses therapies through a cultural/international lens. It reflects the rapid expansion of research on many complementary therapies and the exponential increase in the use of these therapies in the United States and globally. This new edition satisfies the recent requirement by the AACN for knowledge of complementary therapies as essential content for BA and Post-BA programs and will assist students in their study for NCLEX-RN test items regarding complementary therapies.
New to this edition are the contributions of a new editor, Dr. Mary Frances Tracy, who is a recognized expert in the use of complementary therapies in both research and practice settings. In addition to the updating of all research-related content, the book now includes a focus on the use of alternative therapies outside of the U.S. and content on cultural therapies that nurses may encounter in clinical agencies. The book incorporates the most up-to-date information from the National Center for Complementary/Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), the relationship of technology to complementary therapies, updated information about precautions to be taken or interactions to note when using these therapies, instructions for the use of various therapies, and available resources and legal aspects related to the use of complementary therapies. The book includes an interactive PDF.
New to the Seventh Edition:Completely updated research-related contentsA focus on the international use of alternative/complementary therapies Incorporates new information from the National Center for Complementary/Alternative Medicine including their most recent classifications for complementary therapiesNew content on cultural therapies that nurses may encounterTechnology and complementary therapiesNew information on precautions and potential interactions Instruction techniques for each therapy in exhibit formLegal concerns regarding the use of complementary therapiesNew references providing cutting edge content
Initial self-testing chapter allows readers to identify and address areas of difficulty before moving onto practical examples
‘Important Boxes’ highlight potential pitfalls for the reader
Special section on paediatrics covers medication calculations relating to body weight and body surface area
Contains glossary and useful abbreviations
Brings together basic math skills and clinical examples to prepare readers for real life drug calculations
Quick-reference card fits in the pocket and remind readers of essential formulaeQuestions have been revised and updated when necessary to reflect current practice
New material includes the use of medication charts in questions that involve medication labels
Additional worked examples facilitate understanding of the 24-hour clock
Contains a new revision chapter to help consolidate learning
NOW COMES WITH AN ON-LINE PROGRAM TO ALLOW FURTHER SELF-TESTING VIA THE USE OF MOBILE DEVICES!