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Principles of Pharmacology for Athletic Trainers



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Principles of Pharmacology for Athletic Trainers, Second Editionhas expanded the comprehensive and unique aspect of pharmacology presented in the best-selling first edition by introducing new information on:bull; Drug and treatment strategies. bull; Aspects of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, including treatment strategies, the disease process, diagnosis & monitoring of diabetes, and issues that are important for the athletic trainer. bull; The foundational concepts and pharmacological treatment of schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, various anxiety disorders, and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder. bull; Discussion of herbal supplements, federal regulations, and safety & quality issues related to herbal supplements.Dr. Joel Houglum and Dr. Gary Harrelson have updatedPrinciples of Pharmacology for Athletic Trainers, Second Editionto be more user-friendly by incorporating revised information on pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic principles, making it even easier for students to understand, while still providing the depth of information desired by faculty.Features of theSecond Edition: bull; Educational prompts are provided in each chapter in the form of an advanced chapter organizer. bull; Shadow boxes throughout to remind students of previously discussed topics. bull; Summaries at the end of each section to reinforce learning. bull; A section in each chapter on the role of the athletic trainer regarding the disease process and drug therapy. bull; New ancillary materials specifically for faculty that include PowerPoint slides and test bank questions.Principles of Pharmacology for Athletic Trainers, Second Editionwill be the go-to resource to determine the best pharmacological treatment strategy and management by athletic trainers.

Author Biography

Gary L. Harrelson, EdD, ATC, received his Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, Master's of Science in Exercise Physiology, and EdD in Administration and Teaching all from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is the Director of Organizational Development and Education (ODE) for the DCH Health System in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Since his certification as an athletic trainer in 1985, Gary has worked as an athletic trainer in multiple settings, which include high school, clinic, collegiate, and professional sports. Gary has taught in the athletic training curriculums at the University of Alabama and the University of Southern Mississippi. He was an Associate Editor for the Journal of Athletic Training and Athletic Therapy Today. Additionally, he is the coauthor of Physical Rehabilitation of the Injured Athlete now in its 3rd edition, Administrative Topics in Athletic Training:Concepts to Practice, as well as a CD-ROM on Joint Mobilization and a 8-video series on evaluation. He has authored numerous articles and made many professional presentations at the state, regional, and national levels as well as internationally.     

Joel E. Houglum, PhD
 received a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Minnesota and a PhD in Pharmaceutical Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin. He was Assistant Dean and Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the College of Pharmacy at South Dakota State University where he taught courses in pharmacology and pharmaceutical biochemistry for 28 years. His other publications have been in the areas of leukotrienes, analytical chemistry, curriculum planning and evaluation, and pharmacology for athletic trainers.

Table of Contents

Dedication About the Authors Contributing Authors Preface Chapter 1 Introduction to Pharmacology Chapter 2 Pharmacokinetic Principles: Processes That Affect Drugs From Entry to Exit Chapter 3 Pharmacodynamic Principles: Mechanism of Drug Action and Therapeutic Considerations Chapter 4 Medication Management in Athletic Training Facilities Robert P. Nickell, RPh, FACA, FAPO Chapter 5 Drugs for Treating Infections Chapter 6 Drugs for Treating Inflammation Chapter 7 Drugs for Treating Pain Chapter 8 Drugs for Relaxing Skeletal Muscle Chapter 9 Drugs for Treating Asthma Chapter 10 Drugs for Treating Colds and Allergies Chapter 11 Drugs for Treating Gastrointestinal Disorders Chapter 12 Drugs for Treating Hypertension and Heart Disease Chapter 13 Drugs for Treating Psychiatric Disorders Chapter 14 Drugs for Treating Diabetes Mellitus Chapter 15 Herbal Supplements Chapter 16 Performance-Enhancing Drugs Michael Powers, PhD, ATC, CSCS, EMT Chapter 17 Drug Testing in Sports Cindy Thomas, AT-R Glossary Pharmacological Abbreviations Bibliography/Suggested Readings Financial Disclosures Index

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