Pharmacology. Principles and Applications. Edition No. 3

  • ID: 3689861
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  • 656 Pages
  • Elsevier Health Science
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Comprehensive, yet easy to read, this practical textbook introduces you to basic pharmacology principles, with an emphasis on applying them to the kinds of clinical situations you will encounter on the job. You'll learn about how different drugs work in the body, drug dosage calculation methods, drug administration routes and procedures, the importance of keeping accurate medication records, and much more. Plus, a variety of activities and exercises help you strengthen your math, critical thinking, and communication skills.
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Section 1: General Aspects of Pharmacology

1. Legal and Ethical Aspects of Pharmacology 2. Basics of Pharmacology 3. Drug Information and Drug Forms 4. Understanding Drug Dosages for Special Populations 5. Reading and Interpreting Medication Labels and Orders and Documenting Appropriately

Section 2: Mathematics for Pharmacology and Dosage Calculations 6. Math Review 7. Measurement Systems and Their Equivalents 8. Converting Between Measurement Systems 9. Calculating Doses of Nonparenteral Medications 10. Calculating Doses of Parenteral Medications Section 3: Medication Administration 11. Safety and Quality Assurance 12. Enteral Routes 13. Percutaneous Routes 14. Parenteral Routes Section 4: Pharmacology for Multisystem Application 15. Analgesics and Antipyretics 16. Immunizations and the Immune System 17. Anitmicrobials, Antifungals, and Antivirals 18. Antineoplastic Agents 19. Nutritional Supplements and Alternative Medicines Section 5: Medication Related to Body Systems 20. Endocrine System Disorders 21. Eye and Ear Disorders 22. Drugs for Skin Conditions 23. Musculoskeletal System Disorders 24. Gastrointestinal System Disorders 25. Respiratory System Disorders 26. Circulatory System and Blood Disorders 27. Urinary System Disorders 28. Reproductive System Disorders 29. Neurological System Disorders 30. Drugs for Mental Health and Behavioral Disorders 31. Drugs of Abuse and Misuse Appendices A. Check Your Understanding Answers B. Drug-Nutrient and Drug-Drug Interactions Glossary

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Fulcher, Eugenia M. Allied Health Instructor, Waynesboro, GA.

Fulcher, Robert M. Pharmacist, CVS Pharmacy, Waynesboro, GA.

Soto, Cathy Dubeansky Program Director, Medical Assisting, El Paso Community College, El Paso, TX.
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