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McKenna’s Pharmacology for nursing and health professionals 3rd Edition Australian – New Zealand third Ed
  • ISBN/ISSN 9781925058178
  • Pages 1056
  • Publication Date January 10, 2022

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McKenna’s Pharmacology for Nursing and Health Professionals delivers essential pharmacological information in easy-to-learn steps, helping you to build a solid grounding in the principles of drug therapy, before introducing more complex learning objectives such as pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics.

This third edition emphasises “need-to-know” concepts for today’s nurses. Learning features include:

  • A clear focus on pharmacology and therapeutics.
  • Prescribing information for the nursing practitioner.
  • Therapeutic drug actions and indications, contraindications, adverse effects and clinically important drug interactions.
  • Emphasis on therapeutic reasoning and patient safety.
  • Safe medication administration, patient/family teaching and a focus on evidence-based practice ensure learners are ready for a real-world clinical setting.
  • Reflective practice-cultural and patient-centred considerations, as well as drug therapy across the lifespan, encourage critical thinking and reflective practice.
  • Calculation reviews reinforce drug calculation knowledge and hone clinical skills.
  • Test yourself case-based critical thinking exercises and review questions test what you have learned and help you prepare for exams.

New content additions for this third edition include:

  • Clinical decision-making in drug therapy.
  • Attention to clinical reasoning and prescribing.
  • Information on novel anticancer agents.
  • Basic information on policy and the law within the healthcare environment.

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