Pharmacology for Nurses

by Padmaja Udaykumar

The objective of this book is to introduce the pharmacology for nurses. Nursing is a rapidly growing field which is in greatest demand throughout the world. With a massive increase in the percentage of elderly population, the demand for nursing would only keep on increasing. The responsibility of the nurses and the expectation from the patients has also increased. The nurses should, therefore, have adequate knowledge and expertise in their field. This includes a sound knowledge of the drugs too. This book comprised of 12 sections that include general pharmacology, autonomic nervous system, drugs acting on the kidney, drugs acting on the cardiovascular system and blood, central nervous system, autacoids and drugs acting on the respiratory system, drugs acting on the gastrointestinal system, chemotherapy, hormones, miscellaneous topics, alternative systems of medicine, and appendices, which are further divided into 43 chapters. This book has been brought out as per the Indian Nursing Council syllabus. A few topics which have not been mentioned in the syllabus have also been briefly discussed at the end to give an overall idea about such drugs. This book reduces the burden of the nursing students in learning pharmacology and helps them in patient care too.

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Book Detail

Author Author's Affiliation
1. Udaykumar Padmaja Father Muller Medical College, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India
ISBN 9789350902080
Speciality Pharmacology
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/18333
Edition 3/e
Publishing Year 2013
Pages 457
Book Type Textbook


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