Pharmacology in Respiratory Care / Edition 1

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* Excellent foundation for application of drug therapy to the respiratory care patient
* Features chapter objectives, worked-out dosage problems, and review questions with answers
* Includes special chapters on Pediatric Pharmacology, Investigational Drugs, Alternative Medicine and Drugs Related to Mechanical Ventilation
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071347273
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 7/28/2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 386
  • Product dimensions: 7.54 (w) x 9.58 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction to Pharmacology 1
2 Biological Factors Affecting the Action of Drugs 17
3 Math Review and Dosage Calculations 43
4 Preventing Medication Errors 63
5 Autonomic Nervous System 69
6 Drugs Affecting the Sympathetic Nervous System 77
7 Drugs Affecting the Parasympathetic Nervous System 95
8 Drugs Affecting the Autonomic Ganglia 109
9 Skeletal Muscle Relaxants 115
10 Local Anesthetics 131
11 Introduction to the Central Nervous System 143
12 Sedative-Hypnotic Drugs and Alcohol 151
13 General Anesthetics 167
14 Narcotic (Opioid) Analgesics and Antitussives 181
15 Cardiac Physiology and Pathology 201
16 Cardiac Glycosides and the Treatment of Congestive Heart Failure 209
17 Anticoagulants and Coagulants 217
18 Antiallergic and Antihistaminic Drugs 235
19 Bronchodilator Drugs and the Treatment of Asthma 253
20 Adrenal Steroids 271
21 Antibacterial Agents 289
22 Antiseptics and Disinfectants 311
23 Herbal Remedies for Respiratory Diseases 323
24 Antiviral Drugs 335
25 Mechanical Ventilation 351
26 New Treatments in Respiratory Care Pharmacology 357
App. I Regulatory Issues in the Practice of Respiratory Care 367
App. II Compatibility Chart for Nebulized Respiratory Medications 371
Index 373
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