Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technicians Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 2nd Edition
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource®

Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technicians Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 2nd Edition


Organized to provide an in-depth review of the ASHP content requirements for pharmacology and anatomy and physiology, Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technicians, 2nd Edition is comprehensive, yet approachable. It offers complete coverage of body systems structure to correspond to the way pharmacology is taught in most programs, as well as patient scenarios, anatomy and physiology refreshers, drug monographs with pill photos, and a number of learning aids.

    • Overviews of anatomy and physiology at the beginning of each body system unit provide a basic understanding of anatomy and physiology to help you understand how drugs work in the body.

    • Mini drug monographs in every body system and drug classification chapter contain valuable drug information and pill photos for quick reference.

    • Summary drug tables with generic/brand name, usual dose and dosing schedule, and warning labels offer at-a-glance access to information about specific drugs.

    • Helpful Tech Notes enhance your understanding of the practical knowledge needed in the pharmacy setting and help you relate new concepts to practical use.

    • Tech Alerts offer critical reminders and warnings to help you learn to identify and avoid common pharmacy errors.
    • Technician's Corner critical thinking exercises prepare you for on-the-job situations by providing a set of facts and asking you to reach a conclusion.
      • Updated drug information ensures you are familiar with the latest drug approvals and therapeutic considerations.

      • Additional learning resources on the companion Evolve website include:

        • Certification practice exam to better prepare you for the PTCB or ExCPT exam.
        • More recall exercises and games to help you retain complex information.

        Unit 1: Introduction to Pharmacology

          • Fundamentals of Pharmacology

          • Principles of Pharmacology

          • Pharmacodynamics

          • Drug Interactions and Medication Errors

          Unit 2: Drugs Affecting the Autonomic Nervous System and Central Nervous System

          Introduction to the Nervous System

          • Treatment of Anxiety

          • Treatment of Depression

          • Treatment of Schizophrenia and Other Psychoses

          • Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease and Huntington’s Disease

          • Treatment of Seizure Disorders

          • Treatment of Pain

          • Treatment of Migraine Headache and Alzheimer’s Disease

          • Treatment of Sleep Disorders and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

          Unit 3: Drugs Affecting the Musculoskeletal System

          Introduction to the Musculoskeletal System

          • Neuromuscular Blockade

          • Treatment of Muscle Spasms

          • Treatment of Autoimmune Diseases That Affect the Musculoskeletal System

          • Treatment of Osteoporosis and Paget’s Disease of the Bone

          • Treatment of Hyperuricemia and Gout

          Unit 4: Treatment of Diseases of the Ophthalmic and Otic Systems

          Introduction to the Ophthalmic and Otic Systems

          • Treatment of Glaucoma and Other Disorders of the Eye

          • Treatment of Vertigo and Other Disorders of the Ear

          • Treatment of Ophthalmic and Otic Infections

          Unit 5: Drugs Affecting the Cardiovascular System

          Introduction to the Cardiovascular System and Hematological System

          • Treatment of Angina

          • Treatment of Hypertension

          • Treatment of Heart Failure

          • Treatment of Myocardial Infarction and Stroke

          • Treatment of Arrhythmia

          Unit 6: Drugs Affecting the Gastrointestinal System

          Introduction to the Gastrointestinal (Digestive) System

          • Treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Laryngopharyngeal Reflux and Peptic Ulcer

          • Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease

          Unit 7: Drugs Affecting the Respiratory System

          Introduction to the Respiratory System

          • Treatment of Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

          • Treatment of Allergies

          Unit 8: Drugs Affecting the Urinary System

          Introduction to the Urinary System

          • Treatment of Prostate Disease and Erectile

          • Treatment of Fluid and Electrolyte Disorders

          Unit 9: Drugs Affecting the Endocrine System

          Introduction to the Endocrine System

          • Treatment of Thyroid Disorders

          • Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus

          • Drugs That Affect the Reproductive System

          Unit 10: Drugs Affecting the Immunological System

          Introduction to the Lymphatic and Immune System

          • Treatment of Bacterial Infection

          • Treatment of Viral Infections

          • Treatment of Cancers

          • Vaccines and Immunosuppressants

          Unit 11: Drugs Affecting the Integumentary System

          Introduction to the Integumentary System (Skin & Its Appendages)

          • Treatment of Fungal Infections

          • Treatment of Decubitus Ulcers and Burns

          • Treatment of Acne

          • Treatment of Eczema
          • Treatment of Lice and Scabies
          Kathy Moscou, RPh, MPH, PhD candidate, PPRC Fellow, Research Affiliate
          Centre for Aboriginal and Rural Education Studies
          Brandon University
          Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
          Former Director, Pharmacy Technician Program (1989-2006), North Seattle Community College, Vancouver, WA and Karen Snipe, CPhT, AS, BA, MEd, Pharmacy Technician Program Coordinator, Department Head, Diagnostic and Imaging Services, Trident Technical College, Charleston, SC


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