Pharmacology for the Surgical Technologist - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 3rd Edition
Written specifically to meet the needs of surgical technologists, this practical text focuses on the uses of medicines, agents, and solutions in surgery and covers all areas of pharmacology that are designated in the core curriculum by the AST (Association of Surgical Technology). It covers basic math skills, pharmacologic principles, and drug administration, and includes 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 student understanding with practical activities and exercises, drug calculations, and more.
- Coverage of pharmacology includes all areas designated in the core curriculum by the Association of Surgical Technology (AST).
- A review of basic math skills and pharmacologic principles makes it easier to apply the information to surgical situations.
- Learning tools in each chapter include learning objectives, key terms with definitions, chapter summaries, and review questions.
- Important and practical advice is provided with Caution alerts, Tech Tips, Notes, and First Assist boxes.
- Common surgical medications are covered by category and include descriptions of surgical applications.
- The free companion Evolve website includes a NEW online study guide with chapter objectives, outlines, key term activities, drug calculations, chapter exercises and review questions, critical thinking exercises, and chapter quizzes.
- Expanded appendix includes an index of Drugs by Surgical Specialty focusing on specific uses of medicines and solutions in surgery.
- Revised Anesthesia unit helps you assist the anesthesia care team with updated protocols and a more cohesive organization for preoperative medications, patient monitoring and local and regional anesthesia, general anesthesia, and emergency situations.
- References in each chapter make it easier to find source material.
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
Katherine Snyder, CST, FAST, BS, Surgical Technology Program Chair and Instructor, Dixie State University, St. George, Utah and Chris Keegan, CST, MS, FAST, Professor and Chair, Sugical Technology Department, Vincennes University, Vincennes, IN