Details about Lehne’s Pharmacology for Nursing Care 10th edition
Lehne’s Pharmacology for Nursing Care 10th edition PDF free download – Pharmacology is exceptionally rich in detail. There are many drug families, each with multiple members and each member with its own catalog of indications, contraindications, adverse effects, and drug interactions. This abundance of detail confronts teachers with the difficult question of what to teach and confronts students with the equally difficult question of what to study. Attempting to answer these questions can frustrate teachers and students alike. Even worse, basic concepts can be obscured in the presence of myriad details. To help you focus on essentials, two sizes of type are used in this text. Large type is intended to say, “On your first exposure to this topic, this is the core of information you should learn.” Small type is intended to say, “Here is additional information that you may want to learn after mastering the material in large type.” As a rule, we reserve large print for prototypes, basic principles of pharmacology, and reviews of physiology and pathophysiology. We use small print for secondary information about the prototypes and for the discussion of drugs that are not prototypes. This technique allows the book to contain a large body of detail without having that detail cloud the big picture. Furthermore, because the technique highlights essentials, it minimizes questions about what to teach and what to study. The use of large and small print is especially valuable for discussing adverse effects and drug interactions. Most drugs are associated with many adverse effects and interactions. As a rule, however, only a few of these are noteworthy. In traditional texts, practically all adverse effects and interactions are presented, creating long and tedious lists. In this text, we use large print to highlight the few adverse effects and interactions that are especially characteristic; the rest are noted briefly in small print. Rather than overwhelming you with long and forbidding lists, this text delineates a moderate body of information that is truly important, thereby facilitating comprehension.