Pharmacology: Principles and Applications / Edition 2

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Overview

Comprehensive yet easy to read, Pharmacology: Principles and Applications, 3rd Edition introduces you to basic pharmacology, showing how to apply principles to the kinds of clinical situations you will encounter on the job. You'll learn how different drugs work in the body, how to calculate drug dosages, drug administration routes and procedures, the medications related to disorders in each body system, and much more. Written by expert authors Eugenia M. Fulcher, Robert M. Fulcher, and Cathy Dubeansky Soto, Pharmacology ensures that you master all of the pharmacology competencies required by CAAHEP and ABHES. In the book and on a companion Evolve website, a variety of exercises helps you strengthen your skills in math, dosage calculation, and critical thinking.

  • Practical coverage of basic pharmacology provides a thorough understanding of the medications most commonly used in ambulatory and inpatient settings.
  • A real-life Scenario starts each chapter with thought-provoking questions to consider as you progress through the material.
  • Procedures boxes provide step-by-step guidance for drug calculation and administration, accompanied by numerous illustrations and icons that identify OSHA-mandated protocols.
  • Common Signs & Symptoms of Diseases and Common Side Effects of Medications lists in each body system chapter help you distinguish between disease progression and medication reactions.
  • Body systems icons highlight the ways that specific drugs affect a particular body system.
  • Chapter objectives and key words at the beginning of each chapter help you focus your study efforts.
  • Check Your Understanding math review sections enable you to assess your knowledge of application and calculation concepts.
  • Critical Thinking exercises challenge you to apply what you've learned to a variety of realistic situations.
  • Important Facts and Clinical Tips boxes in each chapter highlight the key concepts for practice.
  • Patient Education for Compliance boxes help you communicate more effectively with patients about possible side effects or adverse reactions.
  • Summary tables are more concise and easier to follow.
  • New calculations exercises and quizzes are included on the companion Evolve website.
  • Expanded math and drug calculation sections in the workbook supplement the textbook with additional exercises for practice with math and dosage calculations. Available separately.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
The second edition of Pharmacology: Principles and Applications is a thorough, comprehensive pharmacology text that is well suited for health professions students as a result of its extensive content and effective use of review questions, exercises, color, icons, and graphics to engage students for optimal learning. The text is divided in such a manner that health professions faculty can easily determine which sections of the text should be emphasized in a specific discipline.

Journal of Pharmacy Technology – November/December 2008

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416025405
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 2/7/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 768
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Section I General Aspects of Pharmacology 1
Chapter 1 Pharmacology in the Medical Office 2
Chapter 2 Legislation and Ethics 16
Chapter 3 Basics of Pharmacology 42
Chapter 4 Understanding Drug Use 74
Chapter 5 Reading, Interpreting, and Documenting Medication Orders 100
Section II Mathematics for Pharmacology and Dosage Calculations 123
Chapter 6 Measurement Systems and Their Equivalents 124
Chapter 7 Converting between Measurement Systems 140
Chapter 8 Interpreting Drug Labels 158
Chapter 9 Calculating Doses of Nonparenteral Medications 176
Chapter 10 Calculating Doses of Parenteral Medications 202
Section III Medication Administration 223
Chapter 11 Medication Administration: Safety and Quality Assurance 224
Chapter 12 Enteral Routes of Medication Administration 240
Chapter 13 Percutaneous Routes of Medication Administration 252
Chapter 14 Parenteral Routes of Medication Administration 268
Section IV Pharmacology for Multisystem Application 299
Chapter 15 Analgesics and Antipyretics 300
Chapter 16 Immunizations and the Immune System 320
Chapter 17 Antimicrobials, Antifungals, and Antivirals 346
Chapter 18 Antineoplastic Agents 386
Chapter 19 Nutritional Supplements and Alternative Medicines 406
Section V Medications Related to Body Systems 429
Chapter 20 Medications for Disorders of the Endocrine System 430
Chapter 21 Medications for Disorders of the Eye and Ear 460
Chapter 22 Medications for Skin Conditions 480
Chapter 23 Medications for Disorders of the Musculoskeletal System 502
Chapter 24 Medications for Gastrointestinal System Disorders 522
Chapter 25 Medications for Respiratory Tract Disorders 556
Chapter 26 Medications for Circulatory Disorders 580
Chapter 27 Medications for Urinary Tract Disorders 616
Chapter 28 Medications for Reproductive System Conditions 630
Chapter 29 Medications for Neurological Conditions 660
Chapter 30 Medications for Mental Disorders 700
Chapter 31 Drugs of Abuse and Misuse 730
Appendices
I Competency Evaluation Checklists 755
II Math Review 803
III Answers to "Check Your Understanding" Sections 817
IV Therapeutic Effects of Drugs on the Body 821
V Top 200 Drugs by Prescription 827
VI Easily Confused Drug Names 831
VII Drugs with Specific Gastrointestinal Requirements 837
VIII Drug-Food and Drug-Drug Interactions 839
IX Drugs That Should Not Be Crushed or Chewed 841
X U.S. Pharmacopeia Pictograms 845
XI Intravenous Administration Basics 857
Glossary 861
Bibliography 875
Generic Drug Index (with Pronunciations) 877
Subject Index 883
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