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Pearson Reviews & Rationales

Pharmacology with "Nursing Reviews & Rationales"
4th Edition

Mary Ann Hogan

Nov 2017, Paperback, 608 pages
ISBN13: 9780134517155
ISBN10: 0134517156
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For courses covering pharmacology or preparing nursing students for the pharmacology components of the NCLEX-RN® examination.

Pearson Reviews & Rationales: Pharmacology with "Nursing Reviews & Rationales," 4th Edition provides a clear, concentrated, and up-to-date review of today’s “need to know” knowledge for effective pharmacology. Developed and reviewed by a large team of nurse educators, it can be used by current nursing students as a study aid, for NCLEX-RN® exam preparation, or by practicing nurses seeking comprehensive yet concise review of this discipline. Fully reflective of the NCLEX-RN® Test Plan, it begins by introducing basic pharmacological principles and safety issues. Next, it provides complete chapters on each of the following: anti-infectives; antineoplastics; blood modifiers; medications for the cardiac, endocrine, gastrointestinal, immune, integumentary, neurological, musculoskeletal, renal, respiratory, and reproductive systems; psychiatric medications; visual and auditory medications; and herbal agents. This text comes with a complete support package, including access to additional questions and the complete eText online, and a tear-out NursingNotes card for clinical reference and quick review.

1. Basic Principles and Safety in Pharmacology
2. Herbal Agents
3. Neurological and Musculoskeletal System Medications
4. Psychiatric Medications
5. Respiratory System Medications
6. Cardiac Medications
7. Blood Modifying Agents
8. Renal System Medications
9. Gastrointestinal System Medications
10. Immune System Medications
11. Anti-Infective Medications
12. Antineoplastic Medications
13. Endocrine System Medications
14. Reproductive System Medications
15. Integumentary System Medications
16. Visual and Auditory Medications

Appendices
A. Answers to Practice to Pass & Case Study Questions
B. Reference Tables
C. NursingNotes

  • Helps prepare students for all aspects of pharmacology covered on the NCLEX-RN® exam. Includes comprehensive yet concise coverage of anti-infectives; antineoplastics; blood modifiers; medications for the cardiac, endocrine, gastrointestinal, immune, integumentary, neurological, musculoskeletal, renal, respiratory, and reproductive systems; psychiatric medications; visual and auditory medications; and herbal agents.
  • Gives students comprehensive practice that helps them direct their study and build mastery. Contains pretests in each chapter, open-ended critical-thinking “Practice to Pass” questions, chapter posttests, and hundreds of additional questions online. All pretest and posttest questions contain comprehensive rationales for correct and incorrect answers, and are coded according to cognitive level of difficulty and NCLEX-RN® Test Plan categories of client need and integrated processes.
  • Offers exceptionally efficient and focused review of key concepts, terms, and techniques. Chapters start with clear objectives, include “Review at a Glance” glossaries of critical terms, and present multiple NCLEX Alerts identifying concepts that are especially likely to be tested.
  • Gives students additional opportunities to apply critical thinking and clinical reasoning. Includes case studies at the end of each chapter describing true-to-life client case situations and asking open-ended questions about how the student would provide care for this client and his or her family.
  • Provides additional last-minute “take-anywhere” preparation. Includes a popular tear-out reference card presenting frequently used facts and information, ideal for last-minute exam review as well as ongoing clinical work.

MaryAnn Hogan, PhD(c), MSN, RN, CNE, has been a nursing educator for more than 30 years, currently as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She has taught in diploma, associate degree, and baccalaureate nursing programs. A former item writer for the CAT NCLEX-RN® exam, Ms. Hogan has been teaching review courses throughout New England for the past 25 years. She has also contributed to a number of publications in the area of adult health, pharmacology, and fundamentals of nursing. She is a member of the American Nurses Association, ANA Massachusetts, Sigma Theta Tau International, Eastern Nursing Research Society, National League for Nursing, and International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing (INDEN).