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Fundamentals of Pharmacology + Skills in Clinical Nursing, 8th Edition

By Shane Bullock, Elizabeth Manias
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Shane Bullock
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Edition
8th
ISBN
9780655798774
Published Date
25/02/2021
This pack contains 1 copy of Fundamentals of Pharmacology and 1 copy of Skills in Clinical Nursing

The 8th Edition of Fundamentals of Pharmacology presents key scientific and clinical principles to facilitate a greater understanding of pharmacology.

This wholly-Australasian text provides comprehensive and current coverage of topics, written in a clear style with a reader-friendly, full-colour design. The authors have implemented student focussed changes to ensure the text is easy to navigate and the content flows to aid comprehension and retention of content.


The 2nd edition of Skills in Clinical Nursing provides a primary Australian resource, preparing undergraduate nursing students to become skills-competent nurses, as well as providing practicing nurses with a highly relevant reference. The text acts as a visual manual, helping students learn to link theory to practice, developing their clinical skills and underpinning industry requirements.  

The new edition has been updated to address the latest research as well as emerging needs of clinical nursing students in the Australian context. 

Features
Fundamentals of Pharmacology

This edition reflects the availability of medicines in Australia and New Zealand at the time of publication. Consistent with information currently available to us, we have updated new medicines that have entered the marketplace, as well as those that have been removed since the last edition.

Where appropriate, the therapeutic approaches associated with the management of important clinical conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus and psychiatric illness have been brought up to date with current clinical guidelines.


Skills in Clinical Nursing

Key terms – anchors students in understanding new concepts and terms related to the unit. 

Learning outcomes for each section – identifies key points for the reader to keep in mind as they progress through the chapter. Featured at the start of the chapter, as well as located in the margins near relevant sections of text within the chapter. 

Each unit begins with an assessment of that system / function – provides a good basis to move through the unit onto the skills that are associated with that particular area. 

Ethical practise box – allows students the opportunity to understand the ethical complexities of nursing practise. This provides opportunities for practise for those who have not done placement. 

Standards for practise – Provides a professional reference for students to understand industry standards. 

Clinical scenario – Helps students who have not been on placement understand the critical thinking and skills needed in placement. 

Critical thinking Questions- Develops student thinking with scaffolded learning and questions. 

The 3 Ps table–  presents information in a concise way for students. The rationales of the intervention are presented next to each step of the intervention. This assists students with their critical thinking.  

Further Reading – Provides resources for further learning

References– Students will have the resources to use to enhance their learning and reference to professional standards.

Pack items
Table of contents
Fundamentals of Pharmacology
  • SECTION I PHARMACOLOGY WITHIN THE SOCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL CONTEXT
  • 1 Sociocultural aspects
  • 2 Health professionals and the law
  • Ethical issues
  • 4 The roles and responsibilities of health professionals in medicine adherence, education and advocacy
  • 5 The roles and responsibilities of health professionals in medicine management
  • SECTION II MEDICINE ADMINISTRATION AND PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
  • 6 Medicine formulations, storage and routes of administration
  • 7 The clinical decision-making process
  • 8 Medicine administration strategies and documentation
  • 9 Medication errors
  • 10 Management of common adverse drug reactions
  • 11 Risk communication: balancing the benefits and risks of drug treatment
  • SECTION III GENERAL ASPECTS OF PHARMACOLOGY
  • 12 Drug nomenclature
  • 13 Pharmacokinetics: absorption and distribution
  • 14 Pharmacokinetics: metabolism and excretion
  • 15 Drug interactions
  • 16 Pharmacodynamics
  • 17 Drug development, evaluation and safety
  • 18 Genetic considerations in pharmacology
  • 19 Pharmacokinetic factors that modify drug action
  • 20 Paediatric and geriatric pharmacology
  • SECTION IV TOXICOLOGY
  • 21 Poisoning and envenomation
  • 22 The management of acute clinical overdose
  • 23 Contemporary drugs of abuse
  • 24 Drug abuse in sport
  • SECTION V AUTONOMIC PHARMACOLOGY
  • 25 General aspects of neuropharmacology
  • 26 Adrenergic pharmacology
  • 27 Cholinergic pharmacology
  • SECTION VI CHEMICAL MEDIATORS
  • 28 An introduction to chemical mediators
  • 29 Histamine and antihistamines
  • 30 Prostaglandins and serotonin
  • 31 Nitric oxide and the endothelins
  • SECTION VII THE MODULATION OF BEHAVIOUR, COGNITION AND MOTOR ACTIVITY
  • 32 General concepts of psychopharmacology
  • 33 Antipsychotic agents
  • 34 Anxiolytics and hypnotics
  • 35 Antidepressants and mood stabilisers
  • 36 Medicines used in neurodegenerative disorders
  • 37 Antiseizure agents and muscle relaxants
  • 38 Central nervous system stimulants
  • SECTION VIII MEDICINES USED TO RELIEVE PAIN AND PRODUCE ANAESTHESIA
    39 Opioid analgesics
  • 40 Anti-inflammatory, antipyretic and non-opioid analgesic agents
  • 41 Medicines used to treat migraine
  • 42 General anaesthesia
  • 43 Local anaesthesia
  • SECTION IX THE MODULATION OF OXYGENATION AND PERFUSION
  • 44 Medicines used to lower blood lipids
  • 45 Antihypertensive agents
  • 46 Medicines used to promote tissue perfusion
  • 47 Antithrombotic, fibrinolytic and haemostatic agents
  • 48 Diuretics and other renal medicines
  • 49 Medicines used to treat heart failure
  • 50 Medicines used to treat cardiac dysrhythmia
  • 51 Fluid and potassium imbalances
  • 52 Antianaemic agents
  • 53 Medicines used to maintain gas exchange
  • 54 Medicines for upper respiratory tract conditions
  • SECTION X THE MODULATION OF GASTROINTESTINAL FUNCTION
  • 55 Upper gastrointestinal tract drugs
  • 56 Lower gastrointestinal tract drugs
  • 57 Antiemetic agents
  • 58 Enteral and parenteral nutrition
  • SECTION XI THE MODULATION OF BODY GROWTH, DEVELOPMENT AND METABOLISM
  • 59 Medicines and the pituitary gland
  • 60 Medicines and the thyroid
  • 61 Medicines and the pancreas
  • 62 Medicines and the adrenal cortex
  • 63 Medicines and the gonads
  • 64 Medicines and bone metabolism
  • 65 Hyperuricaemia and gout
  • 66 Obesity and its treatment
  • SECTION XII THE MODULATION OF CELLULAR GROWTH AND PROLIFERATION
  • 67 Introduction to chemotherapy
  • 68 Sulfonamides and trimethoprim
  • 69 Antibacterial agents
  • 70 Antituberculotics and antileprotic agents
  • 71 Antiseptics and disinfectants
  • 72 Antiparasitic agents
  • 73 Antiviral agents
  • 74 Antifungal agents
  • 75 Immunomodulating agents
  • 76 Cytotoxic chemotherapeutic agents
  • SECTION XIII MEDICINES USED TOPICALLY AND HERBAL PRODUCTS
  • 77 Medicines used in diseases of the skin
  • 78 Medicines and the eye
  • 79 Herbal medicines

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Skills in Clinical Nursing
  • Unit 1 Infection Control
  • Section 1.1 Introduction
  • Section 1.2 Hand hygiene
  • Section 1.3 Using personal protective equipment
  • Section 1.4 Standard and transmission-based precautions
  • Section 1.5 Gowning and gloving
  • Section 1.6 Aseptic technique
  • Unit 2 Safe patient moving
  • Section 2.1 Introduction
  • Section 2.2 Mobility and falls risk assessment
  • Section 2.3 Helping a person out of bed
  • Section 2.4 Assisting with mobilization
  • Section 2.5 Turning or moving a dependent person
  • Section 2.6 Using a lifting device
  • Unit 3 Health Assessment
  • Section 3.1 Introduction
  • Section3.2 Examination Techniques
  • Section 3.3 Assessing Vital Signs
  • Section 3.4 Primary Survey
  • Section 3.5 Secondary Survey
  • Section 3.6 Diagnostic Testing
  • Unit 4 Hygiene Care
  • Section 4.1 Introduction
  • Section 4.2 Bed-bathing a dependent person
  • Section 4.3 Assisting with showering
  • Section 4.4 Oral car 
  • Unit 5 Skin and Wound Care
  • Section 5.1 Introduction
  • Section 5.2 Pressure injury assessment
  • Section 5.3 Wound assessment
  • Section 5.4 Simple wound dressing
  • Section 5.5 Wound irrigation
  • Section 5.6 Wound packing and/or removal of pack
  • Section 5.7 Wound drainage care
  • Section 5.8 Staples/sutures/clip removal 
  • Unit 6 Medication administration
  • Section 6.1 Introduction
  • Section 6.2 Oral medication administration
  • Section 6.3 Topical medication administration
  • Section 6.4 Medication administration via enteral tubes
  • Section 6.5 Rectal medication administration
  • Section 6.6 Subcutaneous medication administration
  • Section 6.7 Intramuscular medication administration
  • Section 6.8 Intravenous medication administration (bolus and burette)
  • Unit 7 Pain Management
  • Section 7.1 Introduction
  • Section 7.2 Pain assessment
  • Section 7.3 Patient controlled analgesia
  • Section 7.4 Non-pharmacological pain management
  • Unit 8 Perioperative Nursing Skills
  • Section 8.1 Introduction
  • Section 8.2 Preparing a person for surgery
  • Section 8.3 Post-operative care
  • Unit 9 Gastrointestinal nursing skills
  • Section 9.1 Introduction 
  • Section 9.2 Abdominal assessment
  • Section 9.3 Assisting with feeding 
  • Section 9.4 Nasogastric tube insertion and removal 
  • Section 9.5 Enteral feeds 
  • Section 9.6 Changing a stoma appliance 
  • Section 9.7 Administration of an enema
  • Unit 10 Genitourinary nursing skill
  • Section 10.1 Introduction
  • Section 10.2 Urinary assessment
  • Section 10.3 Urinary elimination
  • Section 10.4 Catheter management
  • Unit 11 Cardiovascular nursing skills
  • Section 11.1 Introduction
  • Section 11.2 Cardiovascular assessment
  • Section 11.3 Taking a 12 lead electrocardiograph
  • Section 11.4 Cardiac monitoring 
  • Section 11.5 Basic life support
  • Section 11.6 Advanced life support
  • Section 11.7 Venipuncture 
  • Section 11.8 Managing intravenous lines 
  • Section 11.9 Administering intravenous fluid therapy 
  • Section 11.10 Administering blood component therapy 
  • Section 11.11 Managing central lines
  • Unit 12 Respiratory nursing
  • Section 12.1 Introduction
  • Section 12.2 Respiratory assessment
  • Section 12.3 Deep breathing and coughing exercises
  • Section 12.4 Incentive spirometry
  • Section 12.5 Providing oxygen
  • Section 12.6 Use of a nebulizer
  • Section 12.7 Oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal suctioning
  • Section 12.8 Tracheostomy care
  • Unit 13 Neurological nursing skills
  • Section 13.1 Introduction
  • Section 13.2 Neurological assessment
  • Section 13.3 Neurovascular assessment
  • Unit 14 Mental health nursing skills
  • Section 14.1 Introduction
  • Section 14.2 Mental health assessment
  • Section 14.3 Caring for a person having Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

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