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The purpose of this book is to provide a framework of knowledge to help you (whether you are a student or a health professional) to do the following:
- Recognize drug categories and generic and trade name drugs
- Understand therapeutic drug actions and the rationale for using drugs to treat disease
- Understand why side effects, allergic effects, and other effects of drugs occur
- Discern between sound-alike drugs
- Explore clinical applications and current healthcare issues relating to pharmacology and drugs.
By providing this foundation of knowledge, Understanding Pharmacology for Health Professionals will help health professionalsí deal with drugs currently on the market and also with the myriad of new drugs that are approved each year.
As an educator, she has taught college and community college courses in medical terminology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and medical transcription. She has presented numerous staff inservices in acute care, managed care, and long-term care settings, and co-presented numerous all-day seminars for instructors throughout the country.She is the author of Medical Language (Prentice Hall, 2007) and co-author of Medical Language STAT! (Prentice Hall, 2009), as well as numerous medical and educational articles for national journals. She is also the co-author of two funded national healthcare grants, and co-author (with physicians) of a peer-reviewed physician journal article and chapters in two reference textbooks for physicians.
She has a Master of Arts degree in adult education, a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, and national certification in the fields of both health information management and medical transcription.
Her writing is well-known for its clarity in presenting technically difficult material and for a special blend of in-depth coverage that includes humor and interesting anecdotes to stimulate learning and keep interest high.
Table of Contents
|Pharmacology: Understanding the Past History, Present Uses, and Future of Drugs|
|Introduction to Pharmacology and the History of Drugs|
|Drug Design, Testing, Manufacturing, and Marketing|
|Drug Forms and Routes of Administration|
|Steps in the Drug Cycle|
|Using Drugs Therapeutically|
|Pharmacology: Understanding Drugs by Body System Categories|
|Ears, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Drugs|
|Pharmacology: Understanding Other Drug Categories|
|Emergency Drugs, Intravenous Fluids, and Blood Products|
|25 Most Commonly Prescribed Drugs|
|New Drugs Approved by the FDA|
|Common Drugs No Longer on the Market|
|Sound-Alike Drug Names|
|Glossary of Key Words with Definitions|
|Glossary of Abbreviations and Symbols with Definitions|
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