The Eighth Edition of this core text offers LPN/LVN students a clear, concise introduction to pharmacology, focusing on basic principles and the nurse's responsibility in drug administration. Organized by body system, the book examines pharmacologic properties and therapeutic applications of drug classes. Summary Drug Tables present generic and trade drug names, uses, adverse reactions, and usual dosage ranges. This edition has thoroughly updated drug information, pediatric alerts, patient safety alerts, chronic care alerts, and additional material on the nursing process. The enhanced ancillary package includes a free bound-in student CD-ROM, an Instructor's Resource CD-ROM, lesson plans, and a test generator. "Doody's Core Titles(TM) 2009."Sally S. Roach MSN RN CNE is the author of 'Introductory Clinical Pharmacology', published 2003 under ISBN 9780781736961 and ISBN 078173696X.