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Nursing & Health Survival Guide: Drugs In Use

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Nursing & Health Survival Guide: Drugs In UseDrug administration is an important part of a nurse's role. It is important that the nurse should be able to explain to patients how drugs act and give advice regarding possible side effects and interactions with other medications or diet.  

This handy 80 page pocket-sized book has been designed as a quick reference guide to drugs in common use and their actions. 

Coverage includes:
  • Introduction
  • Classes of drugs
  • Common abbreviations
  • Routes of drug administration
  • Drug absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination
  • Mechanisms of drug action
  • Drug receptors
  • Some drugs affecting adrenergic transmission
  • Drugs and the respiratory tract
  • Steroids
  • Cardiovascular drugs
  • Antiarrhythmic drugs
  • Lipid-lowering drugs
  • Prevention of CVD
  • Chronic heart failure
  • Antithrombotics
  • Diuretics
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Analgesics
  • Antidepressants
  • Hypnotics
  • Common drug overdoses
  • and much more