Pharmacology and Drug Administration for Imaging Technologists / Edition 1

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Overview

With a greater emphasis on drug administration both in the clinical setting and on national and state accrediting examinations, this text is very timely for students and technologists. The book is a combination text and workbook with broad application to all the imaging technologies, not just plain film radiography. It opens with introductory material and includes pharmacological nomenclature, drug classifications, pharmacokinetics, and drugs used in imaging, as well as comprehensive coverage of diagnostic contrast agents. In addition, drug administration procedures are presented along with emergency responses to drug reactions and legal and ethical aspects of medication administration.

* Combination text and workbook makes this sometimes difficult to comprehend information accessible to students and practitioners.
• Clearly written text and useful tables of drug pharmacodynamics, classification, and chemistry, especially radiopaque contrast media, assists readers in understanding the cellular and systemic effects of drugs.
• In-depth study of drug pharmacokinetics describes the manner in which drugs are absorbed, metabolized, distributed, and eliminated for a better understanding of drug doses and interactions.
• Detailed drug administration descriptions prepare students to perform or assist with procedures in the clinical environment.
• Complete coverage of emergency procedures prepares imaging technologists for treating adverse reactions following drug administration.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Reviewer: Gail E. Morgan, RTR (Froedtert Hospital)
Description: This textbook defines, explains, and instructs radiologic technologists in all aspects of basic pharmacology.
Purpose: The purpose is to educate radiologic personnel in basic pharmacology principles, therefore ensuring quality patient care.
Audience: This edition is to be used as a teaching tool for radiologic students, but it would be worthwhile as a review text for all imaging professionals.
Features: It has a well defined table of contents. The illustrations are pertinent to the text and are helpful. The overall organization of topics is well done and easy to follow. The learning exercises in the back of each chapter encourage cognitive thinking and comprehension. The alert signs in each chapter emphasize various complications.
Assessment: This book covers the topic of pharmacology for the radiographer in depth. Each chapter is excellently divided into an easy to understand format. The explanations of various subjects along with the illustrations make this a worthwhile reference. The "Did You Know" portion, although not a necessity, helps to lighten what could be aotherwise dry subject matter. Only two areas could have been improved: highlighting the "alert" sections with more intensity because of their extreme importance; and including basic measurements and conversion charts for drug administration. Overall this text is very worthwhile and an asset for any patient care curriculum. Keeping abreast of current practices and information in pharmacology is a must for the radiographer of the future. This book will certainly help.
Gail Morgan
This textbook defines, explains, and instructs radiologic technologists in all aspects of basic pharmacology. The purpose is to educate radiologic personnel in basic pharmacology principles, therefore ensuring quality patient care. This edition is to be used as a teaching tool for radiologic students, but it would be worthwhile as a review text for all imaging professionals. It has a well defined table of contents. The illustrations are pertinent to the text and are helpful. The overall organization of topics is well done and easy to follow. The learning exercises in the back of each chapter encourage cognitive thinking and comprehension. The alert signs in each chapter emphasize various complications. This book covers the topic of pharmacology for the radiographer in depth. Each chapter is excellently divided into an easy to understand format. The explanations of various subjects along with the illustrations make this a worthwhile reference. The ""Did You Know"" portion, although not a necessity, helps to lighten what could be aotherwise dry subject matter. Only two areas could have been improved: highlighting the ""alert"" sections with more intensity because of their extreme importance; and including basic measurements and conversion charts for drug administration. Overall this text is very worthwhile and an asset for any patient care curriculum. Keeping abreast of current practices and information in pharmacology is a must for the radiographer of the future. This book will certainly help.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815148944
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 8/28/1998
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 162
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The role of the imaging professional 1
2 Principles of pharmacology 12
3 Biopharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics 30
4 Pharmacodynamics 43
5 Drug classifications 54
6 Classification, chemistry, and pharmacology of contrast agents 64
7 Pharmacodynamics of radiopaque contrast media 81
8 Routes of drug administration 100
9 Infection prevention and control 126
10 Anxiety, phobia, and conscious sedation 147
11 Pharmacology of emergency medications 155
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