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Written specifically to meet the needs of surgical technologists, Pharmacology for the Surgical Technologist, 3rd Edition focuses on the uses of medicines, agents, and solutions in surgery. An introduction to pharmacology covers basic math skills, pharmacologic principles, and drug administration, and is followed by detailed descriptions of common surgical medications along with anesthesia in surgical and emergency situations. This edition adds a new index of drugs by surgical specialty, and a companion Evolve website reinforces your understanding with practical activities and exercises, drug calculations, and more. In this book, Surgical Technology educators Katherine C. Snyder and Chris Keegan cover all areas of pharmacology that are designated in the core curriculum by the AST (Association of Surgical Technology).
Unit 1: Introduction to Pharmacology 1. Basic Pharmacology 2. Medication Development, Regulation and Resources 3. Pharmacology Math 4. Drug Administration Unit 2: Applied Surgical Pharmacology 5. Antibiotics 6. Diagnostic Agents 7. Diuretics 8. Hormones 9. Drugs That Affect Coagulation 10. Ophthalmic Agents 11. Fluids and Irrigation Agents 12. Antineoplastic Chemotherapy Agents Unit 3: Anesthesia 13. Preoperative Medications 14. Patient Monitoring and Local and Regional Anesthesia 15. General Anesthesia 16. Emergency Situations Appendices Index of Drugs Drugs by Surgical Specialty Glossary Index