ISBN: 9781455735037
Page Count: 768
Imprint: Saunders
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Pharmacology - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 2nd Edition

by Eugenia M. Fulcher, BSN, MEd, EdD, RN, CMA (AAMA), Robert M. Fulcher, BS Chem, BSPh, RPh and Cathy Dubeansky Soto, PhD, MBA, CMA
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ISBN: 9781455735037
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Comprehensive, yet easy to read, this practical textbook introduces you to basic pharmacology principles, with an emphasis on applying them to the kinds of clinical situations you will encounter on the job. You'll learn about how different drugs work in the body, drug dosage calculation methods, drug administration routes and procedures, the importance of keeping accurate medication records, and much more. Plus, a variety of activities and exercises help you strengthen your math, critical thinking, and communication skills.
    • Practical coverage of basic pharmacology provides a thorough understanding of the medications most commonly used in ambulatory and inpatient settings.
    • Chapter objectives and key words at the beginning of each chapter help you focus your study efforts.
    • A real-life "Scenario" starts each chapter with thought provoking questions to consider as you progress through the material.
    • Each body system chapter includes a list of the "Common Signs & Symptoms of Diseases" and "Common Side Effects of Medications" to help you distinguish between disease progression and medication reactions.
    • Body systems icons help you quickly identify how specific drugs affect a particular body system.
    • "Check Your Understanding" math review sections enable you to assess your knowledge of application and calculation concepts.
    • Procedures boxes provide step-by-step guidance for drug calculation and administration, accompanied by numerous illustrations and icons that identify OSHA-mandated protocols.
    • "Important Facts and Clinical Tips" boxes highlight the most important concepts for practice in each chapter.
    • "Patient Education" boxes help you communicate more effectively with patients about possible side effects or adverse reactions.
    • "Critical Thinking Exercises" challenge you to apply what you've learned to a variety of realistic situations.
    • An expanded math section helps you sharpen your calculation skills with a wealth of practice problems.
    • Additional drug calculation coverage includes more dosage and calculation practice exercises, as well as a new chapter on Principles and Calculations in IV Therapy.
    • Expanded pediatric content offers a more thorough understanding of the special dosage and calculation considerations required for this special population.
    • Two new appendices — "IV Therapy Basics" and "Combination Drug Products" — offer quick access to essential information.
  • Section 1: General Aspects of Pharmacology

    Introduction

    1. Legal and Ethical Aspects of Pharmacology

    2. Basics of Pharmacology

    3. Drug Information and Drug Forms

    4. Understanding Drug Dosages for Special Populations

    5. Reading and Interpreting Medication Labels and Documenting Appropriately

    Section 2: Mathematics for Pharmacology and Dosage Calculations

    6. Math Review

    7. Measurement Systems and Their Equivalents

    8. Converting between Measurement Systems

    9. Calculating Doses of Nonparenteral Medications

    10. Calculating Doses of Injectible Medications

    11. Principles and Calculations in Intravenous Therapy NEW!

    Section 3: Medication Administration

    12. Safety and Quality Assurance

    13. Enteral Routes

    14. Percutaneous Routes

    15. Parenteral Routes

    Section 4: Pharmacology for Multisystem Application

    16. Analgesics and Antipyretics

    17. Immunizations and the Immune System

    18. Anitmicrobials, Antifungals, and Antivirals

    19. Antineoplastic Agents

    20. Nutritional Supplements and Alternative Medicines

    Section 5: Medication Related to Body Systems

    21. Endocrine System Disorders

    22. Eye and Ear Disorders

    23. Skin Conditions

    24. Musculoskeletal System Disorders

    25. Gastrointestinal System Disorders

    26. Respiratory System Disorders

    27. Circulatory System Disorders

    28. Urinary System Disorders

    29. Reproductive System Disorders

    30. Neurological System Disorders

    31. Drugs for Mental Health and Behavioral Disorders

    32. Drugs of Abuse and Misuse

    Appendices

    A. Basic Intravenous Therapy Medications

    B. “Check Your Understanding” Answers

    C. Drug-Food and Drug-Drug Interactions

    Glossary
  • Eugenia M. Fulcher, BSN, MEd, EdD, RN, CMA (AAMA), Allied Health Instructor, Waynesboro, GA, Robert M. Fulcher, BS Chem, BSPh, RPh, Pharmacist, CVS Pharmacy, Waynesboro, GA and Cathy Dubeansky Soto, PhD, MBA, CMA, Program Director, Medical Assisting, El Paso Community College, El Paso, TX
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