Lehne’s Pharmacology for Nursing Care 12th Edition

by Jacqueline Rosenjack Burchum

Master an understanding of pharmacology ― and apply that understanding to nursing practice! With an engaging approach that actually makes learning nursing pharmacology enjoyable, Lehne’s Pharmacology for Nursing Care, 12th Edition makes it easier to understand difficult pharmacologic principles and the clinical use of drugs. The book discusses physiology and pathophysiology for each of the major drug families, using drug prototypes to simplify learning. What’s more, it focuses your attention on the most important content, limiting discussions of drug interactions and adverse effects to those that matter most. Written by nursing educators Jacqueline Rosenjack Burchum and Laura D. Rosenthal, this text emphasizes the understanding of drugs and drug therapy as opposed to simply memorizing drug facts.

  • Clear, engaging writing style simplifies complex concepts, making difficult pharmacology content not only understandable but actually enjoyable.
  • Prototype Drugs approach focuses on representative agents that characterize all members of a given drug group, so that you can apply your understanding to related drugs that are currently available and those that will be released in the future.
  • Nursing implications of drug therapy are integrated throughout to show the relationship between drug therapy and nursing care, and also recapped in Summary of Major Nursing Implications sections.
  • Special Interest Topic boxes examine the everyday impact of pharmacology with engaging vignettes such as Vaping and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (COVID-19) Vaccine.
  • Safety Alerts call out important safety concerns related to contraindications, adverse effects, and more.
  • Concise drug summary tables present key information for individual drugs, including drug class, generic and trade names, dosages, routes, and indications.
  • Person-Centered Care Across the Life Span tables summarize safe and appropriate care for patients from infancy to older adulthood.
  • NEW! Updated drug content includes the latest FDA drug approvals, withdrawals, and therapeutic uses, along with updated nursing content.
  • NEW Transgender Health chapter covers gender-affirming hormone treatment for transgender patients.
  • NEW! The six cognitive skills of NCSBN’s Clinical Judgment Measurement Model are integrated into the Application of Pharmacology in Nursing Practice chapter and in Summary of Major Nursing Considerations tables.
  • NEW! Enhanced emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion features updated gender-neutral language.
  • NEW! Updated COVID-19 content addresses the latest vaccination information and pharmacotherapeutic implications.
  • NEW coverage of CBD and expanded coverage of medical marijuana discusses the growing use of these substances.
  • NEW resources for the Next-Generation NCLEX® Examination (NGN) are includedon the Evolve website and in the companion Study Guide.

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