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By Sandra Smith, Geralyn Frandsen

This well known middle nursing pharmacology textbook offers specified insurance of nursing interventions for drug treatment with comparable rationales. hugely praised for its equipped and readable presentation, the textual content explains the "why" in the back of every one nursing motion, and emphasizes how medicinal drugs paintings otherwise in several sufferers. The tenth version has a brand new clean layout and process with an extra specialize in sufferer safeguard built-in into the textual content.

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During pregnancy, most drugs cross the placenta and may affect the fetus. During lactation, many drugs enter breast milk and may affect the nursing infant. Metabolism Metabolism, or biotransformation, is the method by which drugs are inactivated or biotransformed by the body. Most often, an active drug is changed into inactive metabolites, which are then excreted. Some active drugs yield metabolites that are also active and that continue to exert their effects on body cells until they are metabolized further or excreted.

Critical Thinking Questions 1-1. A discussion in the first day of a pharmacology class concerns developing strategies for studying pharmacology. • Why is it important to concentrate on therapeutic classifications and their prototypes? • Why is it important to understand the physiology related to a drug's action? , et al. (2007). Quality and safety education for nurses. Nursing Outlook, 55(3), 122–131. , Talbert, R. , & Posey. L. M. ). (2011). ). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. Fick, D. , Cooper, J. , Wade, W.

Source: Copyright 2011, The Joint Commission. org. © The Joint Commission, 2011. Reprinted with permission. dispensing, administration, and monitoring. Routine shortterm use of anticoagulants for prevention of venous thromboembolism is not included as an element of performance when it is expected that the patient's laboratory values will remain within or close to normal limits with the therapy. High-Alert Medications The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) identifies drugs that when used in error have a heightened risk of causing significant patient harm.

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