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Pharmacology for Nurses with Pearls in Nursing Practice

This book is intended to serve as a textbook for nursing students as well as a ready reference for nursing practitioners. Besides imparting basic knowledge on pharmacology, the book also discusses nurses' roles and interventions in different settings and contexts with each unit: • preventive pharmacology, • infection control, • poisoning, • medico legal aspects, • fluid and electrolyte balance, etc.

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This book is intended to serve as a textbook for nursing students as well as a ready reference for nursing practitioners. Besides imparting basic knowledge on pharmacology, the book also discusses nurses' roles and interventions in different settings and contexts with each unit: • preventive pharmacology, • infection control, • poisoning, • medico legal aspects, • fluid and electrolyte balance, etc.

Knowledge of pharmacology enables the nurse to understand how drugs work in the human body, and to anticipate and recognize the potential side effects in a timely manner, though there is Inadequate focus on these issues in their curriculum. Transitioning from new graduates to the full professional role requires gaining clinical expertise coupled with an orientation to the unit and a formal transition to practice programme. The focus of this book, in addition to learning pharmacology, is on the applied aspects of pharmacology and Influence on the nursing practices.

This book is Intended to serve as a textbook for nursing students as well as a readyreference for nursing practitioners. Besides Imparting basic knowledge on pharmacology, the book also discusses nurses' roles and interventions in different settings and contexts with each unit:

preventive pharmacology, infection contro, poisoning, medico legal aspects, fluid and electrolyte balance, etc.

The special features of the book are:

  1. The first unit which deals with all aspects of medication,
  2. General pharmacology concepts,
  3. Dosage forms,
  4. Routes of administration,
  5. Storage and handling of high alert medications,
  6. Controlled drugs and vaccines.
  7. Another unique feature Is the discussion on ethics, laws and, professional regulations In nursing practice.

Additional Information

ISBN 9789387964297
Publishers CBS Publishers & Distributors
Author Sangeeta Sharma | Deep Inder
Binding Paperback
Edition 1/e
Size 28×40/16 (trimmed 173×240mm)
Year 2020
Pages 780
Subject Pharmacology
About the Author

Sangeeta Sharma MD(l'harrnacology).MBA(HeatthCareAdmlnistrotlon) is currently Professor and Head. Deportment of Neuropsychophormocology. Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences (IHBAS). Deihl. She Is the author of the famous book Standard Treatment Gulde/Ines: A Manual for Medical Therapeutics. She is one of the founder members and currently President (Honorary). Delhi Society for Promotion and Rational Use of Drugs (DSPRUD). on NGO working in forefront for promoting safe use of medications and Improving patient outcomes.
She has a diversified experience in health as Secretory. Medical Council of Indio. Medical Superintendent. IHBAS. and Technical Co-ordinator; WHO India Essential Drugs Programme. She Is actively Involved In development and Implementation of quality assurance programs in public hospitals. She Is also a guest faculty for NABH, Quality Council of India. Post Graduate Diploma In Healthcare Quality Management (PGDHQM). Toto Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). Mumbai. and Faculty of Management Studies. University of Deihl. She has developed training modules for building skills that Improve rational use of medicines. patient safety. and quality of care and has conducted approximately 200 workshops for doctors. pharmacists, nurses. and policymakers.She hos to her credit several publications In International and notional Journals.

Deep lnder Mo is currently Professor and Head. Department of Pharmacology, Jamia Millia lslamia. New Delhi. She hos done her graduation (MBBS) and postgroduatlon (MD) from Govt. Medical College and RoJindra Hospital. Potiola. Punjab. She has 15 years experience of teaching pharmacology to medical, dental and nursing students.She has been involved in formulating teaching curriculum and served as an examiner to various universities. Her areas of interest Include pharmacovlgllance. reverse pharmacological studies on ancient system of medicine and public health. She Is member of Institutional Ethical Committee. ITS Dental College, Greater Neida. as an expert. She is involved in giving professional advice to practising doctors on drug related matters. She also has to her credit several research papers In notional and International Journals.

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