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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Student Nurse Drugs in Use Survival Guide (Nursing and Health Survival Guides)
The Drugs in Use Survival Guide is a concise, pocket-sized book that is cost-effective and very useful for a both nursing students and newly qualified nurses. It gives an understanding of how drugs work in each body system and provides guidance on drug administration, drug interactions, contraindications and side effects. Although not a replacement for the British...
Published on 25 Oct 2011 by T. R. A. Jarrett-williams

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3.0 out of 5 stars Good small book
Really good small compact book, can put in pocket whilst on placement, easy read book would recommend if you feel your drug knowledge is poor
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Student Nurse Drugs in Use Survival Guide (Nursing and Health Survival Guides), 25 Oct 2011
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T. R. A. Jarrett-williams (Birmingham, UK) - See all my reviews
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The Drugs in Use Survival Guide is a concise, pocket-sized book that is cost-effective and very useful for a both nursing students and newly qualified nurses. It gives an understanding of how drugs work in each body system and provides guidance on drug administration, drug interactions, contraindications and side effects. Although not a replacement for the British National Formulary, it is designed to be a reference guide that is easily accessible and can be referred to within the clinical environment.

There is an in depth contents page which adequately describes what is to be covered in this guide. To begin with it starts with a list of the drug classes that may appear in clinical practice and provides examples of each which help the user to make the links between the class of drug and the type. Following that is a list of the common abbreviations, units and conversions used by healthcare professionals. It then leads on to common pharmacological terminology and the definitions of each which provide the user with the knowledge required to have a greater understanding of the language that is so frequently used in the healthcare environment.

Drugs in Use covers a vast range of body systems such as cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal and central nervous system. It looks at analgesics, antipsychotics, antidepressants, steroids and antiemetics, to name a few.
There's a section which discusses adverse drug reactions with examples and predisposing factors. On a more serious note, there is a few paragraphs which identify the possible causes of drug errors and actions to take in preventing them from happening.

At the end of this guide the final chapter covers common drug overdoses, enlisting the dangerous doses, antidotes or treatments and the signs and symptoms to be aware of. There is a page at the back dedicated to useful and relevant websites for further reading and information. This handy guide is also very useful for undergraduate nursing students undertaking pharmacology or pathology and disease management modules because of its resourcefulness in aiding revision and learning practices for exams and assignments.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great little book!, 31 July 2009
This book is a great help for student nurses! Each page is plastic coated so you can keep it clean easily and the pages wont get ragged or torn!

Also for once when it says its pocket size it actually is!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Student Nurse Clinical Skill. Excellent book, excellent seller, 17 Feb 2010
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This book is a top book for placements! :-) It is a simple reference guide that can be carried wherever you go, a proper pocket guide.

The seller go this to me in prompt time, so I would recommend this seller to all.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great little book, 4 July 2009
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What a fantastice little book for the student nurse. Full of important information. A great help.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars small size but big information, 20 May 2009
This tiny book will easily fit into your tunic and contains
lots of useful information - possibly too much when you are
just starting out - a larger format would have been better
- even if you can't carry it around so easily. Still it is
very cheap to buy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!, 31 Jan 2011
Arrived very quickly and in perfect condition. Great little book that explains drug types, uses and side affects well. Could not have asked for more!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not just useful for nurses - great for any primary health care position, 21 Mar 2010
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angel_lady_crown (Kent, UK & Dunedin, NZ) - See all my reviews
I'm studying to be an osteopath and this truly pocket sized book is invaluable as a quick reference guide to commonly prescribed drugs, how they work and their possible side-effects. This information allows you to determine if certain treatments might be contraindicated in some patients and why certain symptoms may present. The book is small and compact enough to fit neatly into a clinic coat pocket with space to spare and the ring binding means you can keep a page open without damaging the book. It may look small but all the pertinent information is included on drugs prescribed for heart conditions, diabetes, respiratory problems and much, much more. All in all this book is brilliant and highly recommended for anyone who wants to treat safely.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 15 July 2014
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This review is from: Drugs in Use (Nursing and Health Survival Guides) (Spiral-bound)
Nice product for a nice price
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good small book, 3 April 2014
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This review is from: Drugs in Use (Nursing and Health Survival Guides) (Spiral-bound)
Really good small compact book, can put in pocket whilst on placement, easy read book would recommend if you feel your drug knowledge is poor
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gift, 1 April 2014
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I bought quite a few medical items for my granddaughter who is a nurse and my daughter in law.Thank yoy
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