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Pharmacology for Nursing Care
Richard A. Lehne, PhD, Formerly Lecturer, University of Arizona College of Nursing, Lecturer, University of Virginia School of Nursing, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, University of Virginia School of Medicine
Imprint: W.B. Saunders
Nursing - Pharmacology

Always a student favorite, Pharmacology for Nursing Care offers a clear approach explaining drug prototypes and how they work. It provides the background needed to understand related drugs currently on the market, as well as drugs yet to be released. In simplifying a complex subject, this text focuses on the essentials of pharmacology. Large print is used to show “need-to-know” information, and small print is used for “nice to know” material. At the end of each chapter, a summary of major nursing implications helps in applying the material to real-world situations. This edition includes a new companion CD-ROM featuring NCLEX® examination-style review questions, a variety of electronic calculators, and animations depicting drug mechanisms and effects.

Key Features

  • Uses a prototype drug approach that places a strong emphasis on understanding over memorization — equipping students with the knowledge to learn not only about related drugs currently on the market, but also about those drugs that will be released once the student begins practice.
  • Summaries of Major Nursing Implications at the end of each chapter provide an in-depth look at assessment, implementation, and ongoing evaluations.
  • Utilizes large print for essential information and small print for “nice-to-know” information to help both faculty and students focus their limited classroom and study time on understanding the essentials.
  • Concise drug summary tables present detailed information on individual drugs, including class, generic and trade names, dosages, routes, and indications.
  • Key Points at the end of each chapter summarize content in a bulleted format to help students review important concepts.
  • Prototype drug discussions employ a clear and consistent format with separate headings for Mechanism of Action; Pharmacologic Effects; Pharmacokinetics; Therapeutic Uses; Adverse Effects; Drug Interactions; and Preparations, Dosage, and Administration.
  • An attractive full-color design adds visual interest, highlights key information, and facilitates student learning.
New to this Edition
  • Drugs for Multiple Sclerosis and Drugs for Hemophilia chapters.
  • Drugs for Erectile Dysfunction and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia chapter covers newsworthy drugs such as Viagra and Levitra.
  • Special Interest Topics boxes on current issues in pharmacology, such as Medication-Overuse Headache: Too Much of a Good Thing and Face Time with Botox.
  • Adult Immunization appendix summarizes the latest information on immunizations.
  • Numerous new illustrations show drug mechanisms and effects, and depict topics such as histologic changes in Alzheimer's disease and the movement of drugs following GI absorption.

  • Table of Contents
    Book Pharmacology Online (Enhanced Version) for Pharmacology for Nursing Care (User Guide and Access Code), 6th Edition


    Richard A. Lehne, PhD, Formerly Lecturer, University of Arizona College of Nursing, Lecturer, University of Virginia School of Nursing, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, University of Virginia School of Medicine; Patricia Neafsey, RD, PhD, Professor and Director, Center for Nursing Research; Co-Director, Center for Health Communication Research and Design, Clinical Nutrition and Pharmacology, School of Nursing, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT; Kimberly McErlane; Pamela Bolton, RN, MS, ACNP, CCNS, CCRN, PCCN, Staff Nurse, Surgical Intensive Care Nurse, University Hospital, Cincinnati, OH; Nancy Haugen, RN, MN, PhD, Professor and Department Chair, Nursing Department, Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences, Orlando, FL, USA; Janice J Hoffman; Janet McMahon; Marilyn J. Herbert-Ashton, MS, RN, BC, Assistant Professor, Coordinator of Grants Development and Special Projects, Virginia Western Community College, Roanoke, VA; Adjunct Faculty, Department of Nursing, Finger Lakes Community College, Canadaigua, NY; Suzy Harrington, DNP, MS, RN, CHES, Health Education Program Manager, Health and Wellness Center, Randolph AFB, TX; Alan P. Agins, PhD, President, PRN Associates; Adjunct Associate/Assistant Professor, Brown University Medical School, Providence, RI; Penn State University, University Park, PA; Radford University, Radford, VA; University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA; Julie S. Snyder, MSN, RN, BC, Adjunct Faculty, School of Nursing, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, USA; Kathleen Gutierrez, PhD, RN, ANP, CNS, Independent Practice, Internal Medicine, Littleton, CO; Associate Professor, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO; and Carmen Adams, RN, MSN, Assistant Professor Emerita, College of Health Sciences, Department of Nursing, Boise State University, Boise, ID

    Status Out of Print
    Format Online
    Medium Paper
    ISBN 1416036768
    Copyright Year 2007
    Length 40 Pages
    Illustrations 475 Illustrations

    Pharmacology Online is a hybrid online course featuring both ready-to-use modules and a library of assets that instructors can use to create or customize a web-enhanced course, a “blended” course, or a fully online course. This Enhanced Version for Lehne: Pharmacology for Nursing Care, 6th Edition, is a major upgrade featuring 8 new Case Studies, 5 new Self-Study Modules, and an expanded library of freestanding “assets,” including 25 new 3D animations.

    Key Features

    • Ready-to-Use Modules include:
      • Self-Study Modules that walk the student step-by-step through core pharmacologic principles, drug calculation review, and high-profile drug content areas
      • Case Studies that promote “learning by doing” with true-to-life clinical scenarios and an Online Drug Handbook.
    • Freestanding assets include:
      • Interactive Learning Activities
      • NEW! Flashcards
      • NEW! Care Planning Activities
      • NEW! Practice Quizzes for the NCLEX Examination
      • Discussion Threads
      • WebLinks
      • “Roadside Assistance” Video Clips
      • Animations
      • Audio Glossary
      • Online Drug Handbook. The Lehne Image Collection, Test Bank, PowerPoint Collection, and Instructor’s Manual are available for faculty.
    New to this Edition
    • Eight ready-to-use Case Studies cover the following topics: Multiple Sclerosis, Pain, Antiseizure/Antiepileptic Medications, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Anticoagulants, Medications for Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Oral Antidiabetic Medications, and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.
    • Five new Self-Study Modules include:
      • Drug Calculation Review
      • Medication Misadventures
      • Three Drug-Content Self-Study modules:
        • Neuropharmacology
        • Essentials of Antibacterial Therapy
        • Medications for Diabetes Mellitus
    • An expanded collection of 2,000 interactive Flashcards – an average of 2 sets per chapter.
    • 20 Care Planning Activities, each with a brief case study and a care plan template for completion.
    • 220 Interactive Learning Activities (two per chapter).
    • Practice Quizzes for the NCLEX Examination consist of 10 to 15 interactive questions for each chapter.
    • Discussion Threads are expanded to a total of 80 topics.
    • 25 new 3D animations are provided, for a total of 47 animations.
    • Updated Online Drug Handbook includes the latest FDA approvals and withdrawals.


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