Trusted by generations of nursing students and practicing nurses alike for its clear organization and approachable presentation, Abrams’ Clinical Drug Therapy, Twelfth Edition
continues a long tradition of guiding students and instructors through the practice of safe and effective medication administration. Expert pharmacology educators and clinicians explain the “why” behind each nursing action and emphasize individualized nursing care and drug therapy to promote optimal outcomes in every care setting.
Filled with case studies, concept maps, and other engaging features, this updated edition establishes a solid foundation for understanding clinical drug therapy, reflects the latest evidence-based standards for administration, and details how to prevent or minimize adverse effects. A robust suite of online resources complements the text to guide students to success throughout their courses, NCLEX® exams, and nursing careers.
- Nursing Process Concept Maps simplify guidelines for visual learners.
- QSEN Safety Alerts help students ensure compliance with standards for safe practice.
- Clinical Application Case Studies reflect the SBAR model and challenge students to apply concepts to realistic patient care scenarios.
- Clinical Reasoning Case Studies test students’ critical thinking and clinical judgment.
- Unfolding Patient Stories, written by the National League for Nursing, foster valuable reflection on commonly encountered clinical scenarios.
- Concept Mastery Alerts clarify commonly misunderstood concepts based on Lippincott® PrepU adaptive learning data.
- Learning Objectives highlight essential chapter content.
- Black Box Warnings alert students to life-threatening adverse effects identified by the FDA.
- Evidence-Based Practice boxes familiarize students with the latest clinical research and its relevance for effective nursing practice.
- NCLEX® Success sections reflect the latest NCLEX test plan and ready students for success on the exam.
- Drugs at a Glance tables summarize the routes and dosage ranges (for adults and children), as well as the pregnancy category, for each drug in the class.
- Drug Interactions and Herb and Dietary Interactions boxes highlight the risk of interactions as well as increased or decreased drug effects when drugs are combined with other medications, food, or herbal supplements.
- Patient Teaching Guidelines list specific information to improve patient and family education.
- Key Terms define important terminology for understanding chapter content.