The book Pharmacology and the Nursing Process is written by Linda Lane Lilley, Shelly Rainforth Collins, and Julie S. Snyder. Now in its seventh edition, Pharmacology and the Nursing Process provides the most current and clinically relevant nursing pharmacology content in a visually appealing, understandable, and practical format. Pharmacology and the Nursing Process’s accessible size, clear writing style, and full-color layout are ideal for today’s busy nursing students. The book not only presents medication information that the nursing student needs to know but also provides information on what the professional nurse may encounter during medication administration in a variety of healthcare settings, including medication error accounts from real life and tips to avoid those mistakes. . Edition after edition, the book has become more and more attractive and interesting for the adult learner to read and study. Features that help set the book apart include:
• A focus on the role of prioritization in nursing care
• A strong focus on drug classes to help students gain a better understanding of how various classes of drugs work in the body, allowing them to apply this knowledge to individual drugs.
• Ease of reading to make this difficult content more understandable
• Integrated study skills content that helps students understand and learn the particularly demanding subject of pharmacology while also equipping them with tools they can use in other courses and as lifelong learners who are building evidence-based practice.
- Focusing on the information you need to know provides the most essential drug information for safe and effective clinical practice.
- Focusing on the nursing process and prioritization helps you apply the nursing process to all aspects of pharmacotherapy, from assessment to nursing diagnoses, interventions, and evaluation/outcome criteria.
- UNIQUE! Illustrated study skills tips include practical advice on time management, note-taking, study skills, and test-taking strategies.
- Special boxes and tables highlight evidence-based practice, dosages, pharmacokinetics, laboratory values related to drug therapy, prevention of medication errors, cultural implications, lifespan considerations, therapies herbal and legal and ethical principles.
- Nearly 300 full-color illustrations and the Photo Atlas of Drug Administration show how drugs work in the body and describe the key steps in administering drugs by various routes.
- NCLEX ® exam-style review questions are included in each chapter, with at least one alternate format item per chapter and over 40 new dose calculation questions.
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About the Author
Linda Lane Lilley, RN, Ph.D. Linda Lilley received her BA from Norfolk General School of Nursing, BSN from the University of Virginia, Master of Science (Nursing) from Old Dominion University, and Doctor of Nursing from George Mason University. As Associate Professor Emeritus and University Professor at Old Dominion University, her teaching experience in nursing education spans more than 25 years, including nearly 20 years at Old Dominion. Linda’s teaching experience includes Medication Therapy and the Nursing Process, Adult Nursing, Physical Assessment, Nursing Fundamentals, Oncology Nursing, Nursing Theory, and Health Care Trends. Awarding the University’s most prestigious title of University Professor reflects her teaching excellence as a full faculty member. She has also been nominated twice by the university for the Virginia State Council on Higher Education award for excellence in teaching, service, and scholarship. Linda received the 2012 Distinguished Nursing Alumni Award from the Old Dominion University School of Nursing for her “continued work on the best-selling pharmacology textbook published by Elsevier” and to recognize her “extraordinary work and the impact that [the book] has had in undergraduate education. While at Old Dominion University, Linda mentored and taught undergraduate and graduate students as well as registered nurses returning to earn their BSN.
Shelly Rainforth Collins, PharmD Shelly Rainforth Collins received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Nebraska School of Pharmacy in 1985, with High Distinction. He then completed a clinical pharmacy residency at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center in Long Beach, California. She worked as a pediatric clinical pharmacist (neonatal specialist) at Memorial Medical Center before moving to Mobile, Alabama. She was deputy director of clinical pharmacy services at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center. She currently serves as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist/Clinical Pharmacy Services Coordinator at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center in Chesapeake, Virginia. His practice focuses on the development and implementation of clinical pharmacy services, as well as drug safety and the Joint Commission’s drug stewardship standards and national patient safety goals.
Julie S. Snyder, MSN, RN-BC Julie Snyder received her BA from Norfolk General Hospital School of Nursing and her BSN and MSN from Old Dominion University. After working in medical-surgical nursing, she worked in nursing staff development and community education. After 8 years, she transferred to academia and has since taught nursing fundamentals, pharmacology, physical assessment, gerontological nursing, and adult medical-surgical nursing. She has been certified by the ANCC in Continuing Education and Development of Nursing Personnel and currently holds the ANCC certification in Medical-Surgical Nursing. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International and was inducted into Phi Kappi Phi as an Outstanding Alumna of Old Dominion University. She has worked for Elsevier as an assistant reviewer and writer since 1997. Julie’s professional service has included serving on the Virginia Nurses Association Continuing Education Committee, as chair of the Educational Development Committee for the Epsilon Chi chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, serving as a writing member of the ANCC, working with a group of regional hospital educators, and serving as a consultant on various projects for local hospital education departments.
Overview of Pharmacology and the Nursing Process
With its colorful, easy-to-use format, Pharmacology and the Nursing Process, Seventh Edition gives students all the pharmacology information they need—and no more than they need—to administer medications safely and effectively. Greater emphasis on the nursing process and prioritization approach over the most essential assessments, nursing diagnoses, interventions, and assessments. Fully up-to-date drug information is clear and concise, highlights the most commonly used drugs, and includes a unique focus on safety-oriented QSEN competencies. Hundreds of full-color illustrations show how medications work in the body and depict the key steps in medication administration. Written by expert pharmacology physicians and educators, this bestselling textbook employs innovative, practical learning aids to help prepare your students for success on the NCLEX ® exam and in nursing practice.
|Book Name||Pharmacology and the Nursing Process|
|Author of Book||Linda Lane Lilley, Shelly Rainforth Collins, Julie S. Snyder|