Workbook for Rau's Respiratory Care Pharmacology, 8th Edition

Workbook for Rau's Respiratory Care Pharmacology, 8th Edition


The Workbook for Rau's Respiratory Care Pharmacology, 8th Edition is a valuable companion to the Rau text that offers a wide range of activities and practice exercises to further your understanding of challenging pharmacology material. Definitions, case studies, and content review break down complex concepts and help clarify key content from the text. NBRC exam-style questions, matching questions, fill-in-the-blank questions, and labeling exercises give you practice in applying those concepts and prepare you for the NBRC exam.

  • Chapter objectives link workbook exercises to specific content from the textbook.
  • A variety of pharmacology exercises hones your understanding of key terms and concepts.
  • 80% more case-based scenarios help you develop the critical-thinking and analytical skills needed to succeed on the NBRC exam.
  • 120 additional NBRC exam-style questions give you more practice with the types of questions you will encounter on the NBRC exam.

Unit I: Basic Concepts and Principles in Pharmacology

1. Introduction to Respiratory Care Pharmacology

2. Principles of Drug Action

3. Administration of Aerosolized Agents

4. Calculating Drug Doses

5. The Central and Peripheral Nervous System

    Unit II: Drugs Used to Treat the Respiratory System

    6. Adrenergic (Sympathomimetic) Bronchodilators

    7. Anticholinergic (Parasympatholytic) Bronchodilators

    8. Xanthines

    9. Mucus-Controlling Drug Therapy

    10. Surfactant Agents

    11. Corticosteriods in Respiratory Care

    12. Nonsteroidal Antiasthma Agents

    13. Aerosolized Antiinfective Agents

    14. Antimicrobial Agents

    15. Cold and Cough Agents

    16. Selected Agents of Pulmonary Value

    17. Neonatal and Pediatric Aerosolized Drug Therapy

    Unit III: Critical Care, Cardiovascular and Polysomnograpy Agents

    18. Skeletal Muscle Relaxants (Neuromuscular Blocking Agents)

    19. Diuretic Agents

    20. Drugs Affecting the Central Nervous System

    21. Vasopressors, Inotropes, and Antiarrythmic Agents

    22. Drugs Affecting Circulation

    23. Polysomnography Agents

    Douglas S. Gardenhire, EdD, RRT-NPS, FAARC, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA and Robert J. Harwood, MSA, RRT, NPS, Robert J. Harwood, MSA, RRT


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