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cover image - Rau's Respiratory Care Pharmacology - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,9th Edition
ISBN: 9780323299718
Publication Date: 09-24-2015
Page Count: 512
Imprint: Mosby
List Price: $81.95

Rau's Respiratory Care Pharmacology - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 9th Edition

by Douglas S. Gardenhire, EdD, RRT-NPS, FAARC

Elsevier eBook on VitalSource

ISBN: 9780323299718
Publication Date: 09-24-2015
Page Count: 512
Imprint: Mosby
List Price: $81.95
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Give your students the easiest path to respiratory pharmacology mastery with Rau’s Respiratory Care Pharmacology, 9th Edition. With broken-down terminology, relatable explanations, and reader-friendly writing, Rau simplifies the process of learning pharmacology material like never before to prepare your students for success on their exams and in professional practice! This new edition includes the most recent advances related to apneic and asthmatic pharmacology, twice the number of clinical scenarios, more drug formulation tables, and a new mobile app for interactive drug flashcards. Rau’s is truly a text that’s tailored to today’s tech-savvy student!

    • Enhanced readability helps readers more easily understand difficult material.
    • Full-color design makes the text more reader-friendly and helps the learner to identify relevant details within an illustration.
    • Learning objectives parallel the levels tested by the NBRC exams to help readers identify important information that goes beyond memorization and recall.
    • Key terms with definitions provide easy access to the pharmacologic vocabulary readers should embrace.
    • Key points in each chapter highlight important concepts in the lesson.
    • Self-assessment questions offer readers the opportunity to test themselves on content learned with thought-provoking questions that require short answers.
    • Clinical scenarios with follow-up SOAP assessment help readers assess their comprehension of the material.
    • Glossary of all key terms in the text aids readers in understanding the terminology associated with respiratory care pharmacology.
    • Appendices on common units, systems of measurement, and acceptable mixtures provides references to need-to-know information such as abbreviations, conversion charts for temperatures, liquid metric and solids, and a simple drug compatibility chart for drug mixtures.
    • Alphabetical drug index offers a direct index to look up information based on drug name.
    • NEW! Recent advances related to apneic and asthmatic pharmacology familiarize readers with current information.
    • NEW! Twice the number of clinical scenarios engages the reader and helps them apply what they have learned.
    • NEW! Mobile app for interactive drug flashcards provides a more technology-savvy, portable approach to the study and review of respiratory pharmacology.
    • NEW! More drug formulation tables that include drug categories, brand names, and dosages provide a go to reference for better consistency and readability.
  • 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 Systems
    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 Polysomnography 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: Antihypertensives, Antianginals, Antithrombotics
    23.      Sleep and Sleep Pharmacology
    Appendix A: Units and Systems of Measurement
    Appendix B: Acceptable Mixtures of Most Commonly Prescribed Respiratory Care Drugs
    Glossary of Selected Terms
    Drug Index
    Abbreviations
  • Douglas S. Gardenhire, EdD, RRT-NPS, FAARC, Chair and Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Respiratory Therapy, Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia
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