Chapter 1. Pharmacology

As a licensed practical nurse/licensed vocational nurse, you will be asked to administer medication to your clients. It is extremely important that the nurse be aware of the implications associated with medication administration. For this reason, I have searched for ways to help students understand and apply knowledge of pharmacology to nursing practice. The graduate nurse is frequently responsible for instructing the client and the client’s family regarding the safe administration of medications. The study of pharmacology is constantly changing as new medications are constantly being approved for public use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The recent test plan approved by the National Council Licensure Exam ...

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