9781435480339

Essentials of Pharmacology for Health Occupations

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    9781435480339

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    1435480333

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/24/2010
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Summary

Essentials of Pharmacology for Health Occupations, 6th Edition provides an extensive framework of drug information in a concise format for learners studying licensed practical nursing, medical assisting and other allied health professions. Learn calculations quickly through a simplified step-by-step process. Discover key drug information by classifications, such as their purpose, side effects, cautions, and interactions, or utilize this resource to refresh your knowledge of drugs.

The accompanying CD-ROM helps learners master pharmacology through quizzes, games, and case studies with immediate feedback and medication administration techniques and safety video clips. Open this resource now and see how easy learning pharmacology can be.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Consumer Safety and Drug Regulations
Drug Laws
FDA and DEA
Health Care Workers and the Law
Drug Names and References
Classifications
Identifying Names
Legal Terms Referring to Drugs
Terms Indicating Drug Actions
Drug References
The Internet as Reference
Drug Cards
Sources and Bodily Effects of Drugs
Sources of Drugs
Effects of Drugs
Drug Processing by the Body (Pharmacokinetics)
Absorption
Distribution
Metabolism
Excretion
Other Variables
Unexpected Responses to Drugs
Medication Preparations and Supplies
A Space-Age Drug Form
Standard Drug Forms
Supplies
Abbreviations and Systems of Measurement
Abbreviations
Systems of Measurement
Safe Dosage Preparation
Basic Arithmetic Test
Calculation Guidelines
Method 1: Basic Calculation
Method 2: Ratio and Proportion
Pediatric Dosage
Geriatric Dosage
Prevention of Medication Errors
Responsibilities and Principles of Drug Administration.
Responsible Drug Administration
Medication Errors
Principles of Administration
Administration by the Gastrointestinal Route
Administration of Medications Orally
Administration of Medications by Nasogastric Tube
Administration of Medications by Gastric Tube
Administration of Medications Rectally
Administration by the Parenteral Route
Sublingual and Buccal Administration
Transcutaneous Drug Delivery System
Inhalation Therapy
Injections
Skin Medications
Application to the Mucous Membranes
Eye Medications
Poison Control
Poisoning by Ingestion
Poisoning by Inhalation
External Poisoning of Skin or Eyes
Poisoning by Sting and Snakebite
People at Risk
Drug Classifications
Vitamins, Minerals, and Herbs
Fat-Soluble Vitamins
Water-Soluble Vitamins
Minerals
Antioxidants
Alternative Medicines
References
Online References
Skin Medications
Antipruritics
Corticosteroids
Emollients and Demulcents
Keratolytics
Scabicides and Pediculicides
Antifungals
Antivirals
Local Anti-Infectives
Agents Used to Treat Acne
Cautions for Topical Medications
Autonomic Nervous System Drugs
Adrenergics
Adrenergic Blockers
Cholinergics
Cholinergic Blockers
Antineoplastic Drugs
Antimetabolites
Alkylating Agents
Plant Alkaloids
Antibiotic Antineoplastics
Hormone Therapy
Biological Response Modifiers
Monoclonal Antibodies
Radioactive Isotopes
Cautions and Responsibilities for Antineoplastic Drugs
Urinary System Drugs
Diuretics
Medications for Gout
Antispasmodics
Cholinergics
Analgesics
Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH)
Alpha-Blockers
Gastrointestinal Drugs
Antacids
Agents for Treatment of Ulcers and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Antispasmodics/Anticholinergics
For Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Antidiarrhea Agents
Antiflatulents
Laxatives and Cathartics
Antiemetics
Prophylaxis
Anti-infective Drugs
Vaccines
Aminoglycosides
Cephalosporins
Macrolides
Penicillins
Quinolones
Tetracyclines
Antifungals
Antituberculosis Agents
Miscellaneous Anti-Infectives
Agents for VRE
Antivirals
Treatment of Human Immunodeficiency Virus/AIDS Infections
HIV Information and Resources
Sulfonamides
Urinary Anti-Infectives
Eye Medications
Anti-Infectives
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antiglaucoma Agents
Mydriatics
Local Anesthetics
Analgesics, Sedatives, and Hypnotics
Analgesics
Local Anesthetic
Antimigraine Agents
Sedatives and Hypnotics
Psychotropic Medications, Alcohol, and Drug Abuse
CNS Stimulants
Selective Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor (SNRI)
Antidepressants
Antimanic Agents
Anxiolytics
Antipsychotic Medications/Major Tranquilizers
Alcohol
Drug Abuse
Musculoskeletal and Anti-inflammatory Drugs
Skeletal Muscle Relaxants
Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
Osteoporosis Therapy
Anticonvulsants, Antiparkinsonian Drugs,and Agents for Alzheimer's Disease
Anticonvulsants
Drugs for Absence Epilepsy
Drugs for Grand Mal and Psychomotor Epilepsy
Antiparkinsonian Drugs
Agents for Alzheimer's Disease
Endocrine System Drugs
Pituitary Hormones
Adrenal Corticosteroids
Thyroid Agents
Antithyroid Agents
Antidiabetic Agents
Reproductive System Drugs
Androgens
Impotence Agents
Estrogens
Progestins
Choice of Contraceptives
Drugs for Labor and Delivery
Other Gonadotropic Drugs
Infertility Drugs
Cardiovascular Drugs
Cardiac Glycosides
Antiarrhythmic Agents
Antihypertensives
Other Antihypertensives
Coronary Vasodilators
Antilipemic Agents
Vasoconstrictors
Anticoagulants
Platelet Inhibitor Therapy
Thrombolytic Agents
Colony Stimulating Factors (CSFs)
Respiratory System Drugs and Antihistamines
Oxygen
Respiratory Stimulants
Bronchodilators
Corticosteroids
Asthma Prophylaxis
Mucolytics and Expectorants
Antitussives
Antihistamines
Decongestants
Smoking Cessation Aids
Drugs and Older Adults
Cumulative Effects of Drugs
Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults
Drugs That May Cause Mental Impairment
Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs
Polypharmacy
References
Summary
Comprehensive Review Exam for Part I. Comprehensive Review Exam for
Appendix: Use Caution--Avoid Confusion
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