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.
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.
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.