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This is a Pageburst digital textbook; Edmunds helps you understand how drugs and drug classes work, rather than simply memorizing information about individual drugs. This book emphasizes the principles of safe drug administration, including coverage of math review and drug dosage calculation. It also covers “must-know” drugs — the ones you’ll see most often in clinical practice. A Companion CD includes Animations, Video Clips, interactive Drug Dosage Calculators, an Audio Glossary, and an expanded collection of Review Questions for the NCLEX-PN® Examination.
Unit Two: Principles of Medication Administration 7. Review of Mathematical Principles 8. Mathematical Equivalents Used in Pharmacology 9. Calculating Drug Dosages 10. Preparing and Administering Medications
Unit Three: Drug Groups 11. Allergy and Respiratory Medications 12. Antiinfective Medications 13. Antivirals, Antiretrovirals, and Antifungal Medications 14. Antineoplastic Medications 15. Cardiovascular and Renal Medications 16. Central and Peripheral Nervous System Medications 17. Medications for Pain Management 18. Gastrointestinal Medications 19. Hematologic Products 20. Hormones and Steroids 21. Immunologic Medications 22. Antiinflammatory, Musculoskeletal, and Antiarthritis Medications 23. Topical Medications 24. Vitamins and Minerals
Appendices A. Special Medication Precautions B. Answers to Drug Calculation Review
Questions Bibliography Illustration Credits Glossary Disorders Index General Index