Pharmacology and Drug Administration for Imaging Technologists / Edition 1

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Overview

This text/workbook combination provides essential coverage of pharmacologic terminology, drug classifications, pharmacokinetics, and drugs used in imaging. It also offers comprehensive coverage of diagnostic contrast agents, along with drug administration procedures, emergency responses to drug reactions, and legal and ethical aspects of medication 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

Chapter 1 The Role of the Imaging Professional Historical Perspective Role of the Imaging Technologists Ethical and Legal Implications Chapter 2 Principles of Pharmacology Definition of Pharmacology Drug Nomenclature and Classification Charting Drug References Chapter 3 Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics Absorption Distribution Metabolism Elimination Chapter 4 Pharmacodynamics Theories of Drug Action Serum Concentration Chapter 5 Classification, Chemistry and Pharmacology of Contrast Agents Ionic: High Osmolar Agents Low Osmolar Agents Non-ionic: High Osmolar Agents Low Osmolar Agents Ct/mri/dsa Agents Ultrasound Agents Chapter 6 Pharmacokinetics of Radiopaque Contrast Media Mechanism of Action Onset of Action Duration of Action Adverse/toxic Effects Drug-drug Interactions and Incompatibilities Chapter 7 Routes of Drug Administration *Oral *Sublingual *Topical *Parenteral Chapter 8 Infection Control Chapter 9 Intravenous Drug Administration Technique (Venipuncture) *Peripheral Circulatory Anatomy *Injection Steps*Needle Selection*Syringe and Needle Disposal*Site Preparation Chapter 10 Emergency Pharmacology and Conscious Sedation Basic Life Support Anaphylactic/anaphylactoid Cardiac Respiratory

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