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    Nursing Pharmacology

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    Chippewa Valley Technical College, Eau Claire, WI

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    ISBN 13: 9781734914115

    Publisher: WI Technical Colleges Open Press

    Language: English

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    Reviewed by Marjorie Webb, Professor, Metropolitan State University on 2/8/24

    The textbook provides a comprehensive overview of pharmacology at the student RN level. Within the Kinetics & Dynamics chapter, each area of pharmacokinetics included a section on variations for pediatrics and older adults. It is important for... read more

    Reviewed by Kari Garin, Nursing Faculty, Normandale Community College on 5/18/23

    The text is definitely designed for entry-level nursing students and covers fewer exemplars/drug classes than other texts I have utilized in pharmacology courses (missing immune modulators, contraceptives, chemotherapy agents, meds for OAB and... read more

    Reviewed by Rachel Day, Assistant Professor of Nursing, University of Saint Francis on 4/11/23

    The book covers all important areas of pharmacology read more

    Reviewed by Jennifer Morehart, Nursing Faculty Lead ~ Clinical Coordinator, Northwest Technical College on 3/1/23

    This text book gives a good overall comprehensive review of pharmacology from the perspective of how it affects each system in the body. Along with inclusion on pharmacokinetics, dynamics, and legal/ethical considerations each chapter is broken... read more

    Reviewed by Theresa Long, Professor, Tidewater Community College on 12/15/22

    ADN level of material that covers all the required areas of pharmacology for the 2 year program. It is a "need to know" without getting bogged down in the "nice to know." Glossary is easy to use, There are some newer medications and new classes of... read more

    Reviewed by Rachel Seltz-Falk, Professor of Practice of Nursing Level 1, Grand View University on 12/23/21

    The book covers majority of the classifications of medications with a strong emphasis on nursing implications and safe medication administration. It includes action, indication, nursing considerations, adverse effects, patient teaching/education,... read more

    Reviewed by Alicia Layne, RN, MSN, Assistant Professor, Massachusetts Bay Community College on 6/8/21

    The Nursing Pharmacology OER by the Wisconsin Technical College System authored by Chippewa Valley Technical College is comprehensive for entry level nursing students that covers areas aligned with our curriculum and end of program student... read more

    Reviewed by Jennifer Turner, Assistant Professor of Nursing, Radford University on 6/8/21

    Excellent layout and depth of information for the entry level nursing student read more

    Reviewed by Alexander Lawson, Assistant Professor, North Shore Community College on 6/3/21

    The book is comprehensive throughout. The glossary and index make it easy to find subject matter. Most of the general material that I typically cover in my pharmacology course is covered within this textbook, though some specifics are missing... read more

    Reviewed by Nancyruth Leibold, Associate Professor, Southwest Minnesota State University on 2/6/21, updated 6/1/21

    This textbook is designed for entry-level undergraduate nursing students as a basic comprehensive pharmacology textbook. The book includes links to DailyMed for reference to information about medications from the National Library of... read more

    Reviewed by Wanda Dooley, Director of Nursing, Coastal Carolina University on 8/18/20

    The text is comprehensive and at an appropriate level for pre-licensure students. The glossary is excellent, as is the Table of Contents. read more

    Table of Contents

    • I. Kinetics & Dynamics
    • II. Legal/Ethical
    • III. Antimicrobials
    • IV. Autonomic Nervous System
    • V. Respiratory
    • VI. Cardiovascular & Renal System
    • VII. Gastrointestinal
    • VIII. Central Nervous System
    • IX. Endocrine
    • X. Analgesic and Musculoskeletal

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    About the Book

    This open access Nursing Pharmacology textbook is designed for entry-level undergraduate nursing students.  It explains basic concepts of pharmacology and describes common medication classes. This book is not intended to be used as a drug reference book, but direct links are provided to DailyMed, which provides trustworthy information about marketed drugs in the United States.

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