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Providing a framework for safe and effective drug administration, Introduction to Clinical Pharmacology, 7th Edition helps you understand the principles of pharmacology and avoid making medication errors. It promotes safety by showing how drugs and drug classes work, rather than asking you to simply memorize information about individual drugs. Safety is also emphasized with a section dedicated to math review and drug dosage calculation. This edition includes updated drug information, new review questions for the NCLEX examination, and a succinct, evidence-based approach to pharmacology. Written by nationally known nurse practitioner Marilyn Edmunds, Introduction to Clinical Pharmacology highlights "must-know" drugs -- the ones seen most often in clinical practice.
Unit Two: Principles of Medication Administration 7. Review of Mathematical Principles 8. Mathematical Equivalents Used in Pharmacology 9. Calculating Drug Dosages 10. Preparing and Administering Medications
Unit Three: Drug Groups 11. Allergy and Respiratory Medications 12. Antiinfective Medications 13. Antivirals, Antiretrovirals, and Antifungal Medications 14. Antineoplastic Medications 15. Cardiovascular and Renal Medications 16. Central and Peripheral Nervous System Medications 17. Medications for Pain Management 18. Gastrointestinal Medications 19. Hematologic Products 20. Hormones and Steroids 21. Immunologic Medications 22. Antiinflammatory, Musculoskeletal, and Antiarthritis Medications 23. Topical Medications 24. Vitamins and Minerals
Appendices A. Special Medication Precautions B. Answers to Drug Calculation Review
Questions Bibliography Illustration Credits Glossary Disorders Index General Index