Great pharmacology text!

  1. I will be going to either nursing or surgical tech school this fall. Since either one requires a class in pharmacology and I have heard that it is one of the more difficult classes, I decided to familiarize myself with it early. My mom is visiting and took me to Barnes & Noble yesterday. I got "Pharmacology: A Nursing Process Approach" by Joyce LeFever Kee & Evelyn R. Hayes. I have been looking through it and it is even better than what I thought it was after briefly glancing at it in the store. It has the normal information about various types of meds, their interactions, etc. It also covers dose calculations including dimensional analysis, herbal interactions, culteral considerations, and much more. I even went on amazon.com to get the study guide that goes with it. At least this way, I can go though it self-pace on my own a bit now and then this summer. Then, in the fall it won't all be brand new when grades count. I did the same kind of thing before going into my Algebra class after not studying math for many years since high school and it helped a lot. Have any of you ever done the same kind of thing with other classes?
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   jemommyRN
    No, I haven't really done that with any other class, But i am starting nursing school this fall and I bought that book because it is what my school requires. You just made me feel better in knowing that the book is the bomb. I am going to get into it because we are required to read some chapters out of it before orientation, but thanks for lifting my spirits right quick.
  4. by   Energizer Bunny
    This is good to know. I'll keep my eyes open for a copy of it! thanks!

    I also am preparing for the fall. I have an old Lifespan Development text I am reading and I am going over all my old A&P work from two years ago. I have it all planned out for the summer. I also got a book called Key Nursing Skills that is basic and really helping me get a handle on what my first semester is going to be like.
  5. by   kats
    I also have a medical terminology book and an Anatomy and Physiology book that I will be reviewing this summer too.
  6. by   mitchsmom
    The Kee and Hayes book is the one we use for pharm. The only thing I don't like about it is that it is WAY too heavy to be in paperback. My book is way ragged out from dragging it all around (I'm hard on my stuff).
    I got the book Dosage Calculations Made Incredibly Easy ahead of time because I was really insecure about that (and still am!).

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