Pharmacology Demystified / Edition 1

Pharmacology Demystified / Edition 1

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by Mary Kamienski, Jim Keogh
     
 

Just the prescription for mastering pharmacology!

Looking forward to locking in a great, secure job in the booming healthcare field? Well, before you can graduate and get your license, you have to pass that challenging compulsory course in pharmacology. Luckily, there's no need to be intimidated or confused. In Pharmacology Demystified, Dr. Mary Kamienski

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Just the prescription for mastering pharmacology!

Looking forward to locking in a great, secure job in the booming healthcare field? Well, before you can graduate and get your license, you have to pass that challenging compulsory course in pharmacology. Luckily, there's no need to be intimidated or confused. In Pharmacology Demystified, Dr. Mary Kamienski — a top nurse practitioner trainer — joins forces with Jim Keogh, author of over 60 best-selling self-help books, to give non-pharmacology majors a fast, easy, and practical way to get on top of this tough subject.

Pharmacology Demystified starts you off by fully explaining concepts and practices in easily understood everyday language. Then, this unique guide leads you forward—at your own pace — to the mastery of formal medical terms and skills required on exams and on the job. Summations of key points, background information, quizzes at the end of each chapter, and a "final exam" reinforce learning every step of the way and guarantee your success.

If you want to achieve a high comfort level with pharmacology's concepts, terminology, and skills, here's the self-teaching course that will get you there. Get ready to:

  • Learn the essential fundamentals of pharmacology, including definitions, standards, drug actions/interactions, the nursing process and pharmacology, prescription and medical abbreviations, and more
  • Discover how drugs are selected to treat diseases that affect different organ systems
  • See exactly how to prepare and administer all types of drugs
  • Identify the signs of patients’ reactions to drugs
  • Explore ways to properly store drugs
  • Teach patients to use their medications safely and effectively
  • Take a "final exam" and grade it yourself!

Simple enough for beginners but challenging enough for advanced students, Pharmacology Demystified is a lively and effective brush-up, introductory text, or classroom supplement that puts all the practical aspects of pharmacology at your fingertips.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071462082
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
12/01/2005
Series:
Demystified Series
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
419,170
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.83(d)

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Meet the Author

Mary Kamienski, PhD, RN, FAEN, FNP, CEN, is the Director of the Center for Lifelong Learning at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Nursing, and teaches advanced practice and undergraduate registered nursing students.

Jim Keogh is on the faculty of St. Peter's College and Columbia University. He is the author of more than 60 books, including McGraw-Hill's Microbiology Demystified and Java Demystified.

Table of Contents

Ch. 1An inside look at pharmacology1
Ch. 2Drug action and drug interactions23
Ch. 3Pharmacology and the nursing process41
Ch. 4Substance abuse61
Ch. 5Principles of medication administration81
Ch. 6Route of administration97
Ch. 7Dose calculations113
Ch. 8Herbal therapy125
Ch. 9Vitamins and minerals137
Ch. 10Fluid and electrolyte therapy157
Ch. 11Nutritional support therapies183
Ch. 12Inflammation197
Ch. 13Antimicrobials - fighting infection203
Ch. 14Respiratory diseases253
Ch. 15Nervous system drugs269
Ch. 16Narcotic agonists305
Ch. 17Immunologic agents315
Ch. 18Gastrointestinal system329
Ch. 19Cardiac circulatory medications347
Ch. 20Skin disorders373
Ch. 21Endocrine medications385
Ch. 22Disorders of the eye and ear399

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