The British National Formulary (BNF) is the first choice for concise medicines information. Trusted by healthcare professionals across the world to support confident decision-making at the point of care. The new edition (BNF 83) provides up-to-date guidance on prescribing, dispensing, and administering medicines, plus legal and professional guidelines.
Updated to deliver the most current standards, this is a unique prescribing reference for APRN students and advanced health care providers in all practice settings who need guidance on prescribing drugs for patients with acute, episodic, and chronic health problems.
This book adopts a novel patient-centred approach to introduce drug action at the cellular and molecular level while developing clinical topics in the context of individual patients and their experience of illness. In so doing, it takes the important step of relating the scientific basis of pharmacology to real-life pharmacy practice.
In this second edition, Les Iversen presents an introductory account of what drugs are, how they work, and the advances made over the past 100 years in the field of pharmacology. Looking at pharmaceutical drugs and both legal and illegal recreational drugs, Iversen reflects on how twentieth-century drugs have changed our lives.