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Pharmacology for Nursing Care-Text Only Hardcover – 2006


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 1376 pages
  • Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Div; 6th edition (2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007788606
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007788606
  • Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 11 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (105 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,428,236 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Patricia on January 26, 2001
Format: Hardcover
The new 4th edition of this book just keeps getting better and has a great chapter on alternative drugs added for this edition. The authors strive to make the information understandable and meaningful. This book is actually good reading for student nurses through advance practice nurses. The new study guide is also an improvement along with the web enhanced materials. The science is first rate and the material makes sense. Priorities are defined for drugs using the prototype format which enhances learning of the really important material.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Muzaffer Muctehitzade on October 14, 2002
Format: Hardcover
One of the best Pharmacology book, it does not get into the chemistry of the drugs etc but a very extensive source to read for first time pharmacology exposure. A lot of things that is normally covered in Physiology books are recalled here. Author also provides extensive links between different applications and explanations. Certainly book is written mainly for Nurses but from simple reading and explanations point of view it is very useful for everybody as a reference book.
I enjoyed reading every line of it. authors do not spare on any information to make it clear.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Luz Seine on March 19, 2009
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This is one of my favorite nursing texts. It is concise, organized, accurate, well-written, and up-to-date --unlike many of my other nursing texts (e.g., Kee's pharmacology). I actually enjoy reading it.

This is not a required text for me, but I would not do without it. I recommend it to anyone who wants to speed their understanding of pharmacology. --I have spent extra time pondering it as it has alerted me to errors in my required text(s). That's a good thing. I just wish those other texts weren't required and Lehne was. Best to learn the right data from the start.

Lehne uses tables to present complex information from various angles. This helps to better and rapidly digest things like drug categories, therapeutic results, etc.

Lehne uses more medical/scientific language and explanations compared to my other nursing texts. That's a plus to me, but others might not like it. My other books use simpler language (and/or definitions which clutter the writing and slow my reading) and omit background info (which I find helpful). I actually find Lehne simpler as he doesn't dance around the material. He just states it simply and directly and I get it. When the explanation is not there, as in my other texts, rote memorization is required. I am much better at remembering per an associated concept, so I like Lehne.

Finally, I have found Lehne to be markedly more up-to-date than my other texts. For instance, I have 2008 and 2009 texts that describe drugs that the FDA removed from the market more than a decade ago. Lehne had already updated his info in his 2001 edition (and of course the 2006 edition). I have not found the typographical errors or sloppy writing in Lehne that I have found in other texts. I think overall, Lehne has a better writing and editing team.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By jbelly on December 18, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Of all the many books we had to read during nursing school, this was by far my favorite. I actually enjoyed reading it! The way that it is written and formatted allowed for easy understanding of the material. It also highlights at the end of each chapter the nursing considerations/precautions to monitor, and highlights in red the really vital information about the drug. It also adds some unexpected & laugh out loud humor in it which was nice.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By ljb on September 28, 2002
Format: Hardcover
I have to say that this is one of the best text books I've ever had to buy! It's well written, well organized, and thoughtfully prepared. The author presents what might otherwise be very confusing and complicated ideas, and makes them straightforward and easy to understand. Best of all, I actually ENJOY reading this text. Yes, that's right, I enjoy reading about pharmacology! By making the concepts understandable, he makes the whole topic of drugs and their affects on the body interesting. What could be better than that?
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Lady Katlinel on August 30, 2002
Format: Hardcover
While the material is highly technical, it is presented in a clear, concise manner with excellent end of chapter summaries.
Substantial amounts of background information are presented to ensure a thorough understanding of the physiology of some body systems in order to permit a better understanding of how some medications work. Minimal molecular biology is included. Personally, I liked this text and will be keeping my copy for years to come.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 11, 2012
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1288 pages of small text in a book with over 100 chapters. Talk about intimidating when you get your book! But for a textbook, it really is beautifully written in a way that will help you learn the material, whether you're doing a self-study class or with an instructor. The text flows naturally, incorporating what you need to know to what you already know. You don't have to work to assimilate the new material into your knowledge base. The new material just makes sense. There are no cartoons to insult your intelligence, but there is a little humor sprinkled in. The material is easy to understand, easy to digest, and the whole process is explained, not just bits and pieces. It isn't a book to memorize, it makes use of your common sense to put concepts together in a meaningful way so that you really understand the material, not just choke it down for the test. After starting to read it, I got over the initial shock of the tiny print and the bazillion big words, and started to really understand and enjoy pharmacology. I have attempted other (easier) pharmacology texts and found the material dry and child-ish. Oh, the difference a well-written text makes! I strongly recommend this for anybody seeking to learn pharmacology.
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