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Fundamentals of Pharmacology for Children's Nurses

Peate, Ian / Dryden, Peter (Herausgeber)

Fundamentals

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1. Auflage Januar 2022
448 Seiten, Softcover
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Registered Nurses must have thorough knowledge of pharmacology, medicines administration, and the effects of medicines. Fundamentals of Pharmacology for Children's Nurses is written for nurses and allied health professionals involved in the care of children and young people (CYP) to focus exclusively on pharmacology. Filling a gap in current literature on the subject, this much-needed resource develops the competence and confidence required to prescribe, dispense, and administer medicines to children and young people.

Emphasising the importance of patient-centered care to CYP, the text describes the role of the healthcare provider working with CYP and their families; explains how to use pharmaceutical and prescribing reference guides; discusses legal and ethical issues; examines pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics, and more. Helping readers respond appropriately and compassionately to the needs of those receiving care and their families, this textbook:
* Covers a wide range of medications used in diabetes, cancer, mental health, and other areas
* Features a wealth of full-colour images and numerous pedagogical tools including learning objectives, self-test questions, and reflective exercises to enable readers to contextualise and assess their knowledge
* Presents case studies to reinforce learning, and illustrate the application of theory to practice
* Provides authoritative and practical guidance on formulations, adverse drug reactions, analgesics, antibiotics, immunisations, and the medications most commonly used when providing care to CYP
* Includes access to a companion website with interactive MCQs, case studies, references, an image bank, and links to further reading and supplemental resources

Fundamentals of Pharmacology for Children's Nurses is essential reading for undergraduate children's nursing students, trainee nursing associates, those undertaking healthcare programmes of study, as well as those seeking to better understand pharmacology.

Contributors

Preface

Acknowledgements

Prefixes and suffixes

Abbreviations

About the companion website

1. Introduction to Pharmacology, Children and Young People

Jane Callum

2. How to use Pharmaceutical and Prescribing Reference Guides

Claire Pryor, Annette Hand and Elaine Walls

3. Legal and Ethical Issues

Sasha Ban and Peter Dryden

4. Medicines Management and the Role of the Health Care Provider Working with Children, Young People and Families

Barbara Davies and Christine English

5. Pharmacodynamics and Pharmacokinetics

Barry Hill, Jaden Allan and Claire Camara

6. Drug Formulations

Sinéad Greener and Louise Carr

7. Medications used in the Cardiovascular System

Anthony Garbutt and Noreen Kilkenny

8. Medications used in the Renal System

Katherine Drape, Sadie Diamond Fox and Alexandra Gatehouse

9. Medications used in the Endocrine System

Jackie O'Sullivan

10. Medications used in the Respiratory System

Claire Fagan, Janis Bloomer, Alison Sewell, Carol Sharpe and Harriet Minto

11. Gastroenterology

Liz Gormley-Fleming

12. Medications used in the Nervous System

Sophie Gilmour-Ivens

13. The Immune System and Immunisations

Sarah Greenshields

14. Medications and the Integumentary System

Sasha Ban and Peter Dryden

15. Medications used in Children and Young Peoples Mental Health

Lingwood L, Stephenson, E. and Stavert L

16. Medications used in Children and Young People's cancer

Elaine Walls and Leah Rosengarten

17. Analgesics

Claire Ford and Matthew Robertson

18. Antimicrobial Medications

Leah Rosengarten

19. Adverse Drug Reactions

Claire Pryor and Carol Wills

Index
Ian Peate, OBE FRCN is Principal, School of Health Studies, Gibraltar; Visiting Professor of Nursing, St George's University of London and Kingston University London; Visiting Professor, Northumbria University; Visiting Senior Clinical Fellow, University of Hertfordshire, and Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Nursing.

Peter Dryden is a Programme Lead for Children's Nursing and a Senior Lecturer, Department of Nursing, Midwifery & Health, Northumbria University, UK. He has worked on a number of National and Regional developments such as National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) standards for IBD.

I. Peate, University of Hertfordshire, UK; P. Dryden, Northumbria University, UK