Pharmacology for Practical Nursing
Focuses on the classifications of drugs as they relate to body systems as an introductory pharmacology course. Emphasis is placed on current drug therapy and specific prototype drugs. The discussion of each drug classification concentrates on the mechanism of action main therapeutic effects and the adverse reactions produced by the drug. Nursing considerations and patient teaching aspects for each drug classification are stressed throughout. Students learn how to use drug reference sources in gathering data for delivering effective and safe nursing care.