Master pharmacology today with this bestselling resource! McKenna's Pharmacology for Nursing and Health Professionals delivers essential pharmacological information in easy-to-learn steps, helping you to build a solid grounding in the principles of drug therapy, before introducing more complex learning objectives such as pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. This edition emphasises "need-to-know" concepts to today's nurses. Learning features -Therapeutic drug actions and contraindications -Patient safety-safe medication administration, patient/family teaching and a focus on evidence-based practice ensure learners are ready for a real-world clinical setting. -Reflective practice-cultural and gender considerations as well as drug therapy across the lifespan encourage critical thinking and reflective practice. -Calculation reviews reinforce your drug calculation knowledge and hone your clinical skills. -Test yourself-case-based critical thinking exercises and review questions test what you have learned and help you prepare for exams. More than just a textbook! -Simulation-integrated with the most popular Laerdal simulated scenarios Make sure you are prepared for the sim lab! -thePoint Learning Hub-watch animations and videos, take review questions, view case studies and much more! Related resources -PrepU is a unique adaptive learning quizzing tool that responds to you pinpointing your strengths and weaknesses for more effective studying. Never take the same quiz twice! -Now in its 8th edition, McKenna's Drug Handbook for Nursing and Midwifery 2019 is the perfect companion to this textbook.