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PRINCIPLES OF PHARMACOLOGY FOR MEDICAL ASSISTING, 5E provides a comprehensive introduction to pharmacology for medical assistants and other allied health professionals. Beginning with a mathematics review, math concepts are presented in a clear and concise manner with step-by-step explanations and many examples, followed by practice problems for immediate reinforcement. Once mastered, learn about adult and pediatric dosage calculations, as well as current and commonly used practices, procedures, medications, and drug preparations in today's medical office.
Basic math/dosage calculations/administration of medications/classification of drugs/effects of drugs on body
SECTION I: MATHEMATICS AND DOSAGE CALCULATIONS. Unit 1. Numerals and Fractions. Unit 2. Decimal Fractions. Unit 3. Ratio and Proportion. Unit 4. The Metric System. Unit 5. Calculating Adult Dosages: Oral and Parenteral Forms. Unit 6. Calculating Children's Dosages. SECTION II: INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACOLOGY. Unit 7. Drug Sources, Schedules, and Dosages. Unit 8. Forms of Drugs and How They Act. Unit 9. The Medication Order. Unit 10. Medication Administration Essentials. Unit 11. Administration of Nonparenteral Medications. Unit 12. Parenteral Equipment and Supplies. Unit 13. Administration of Parenteral Medications. Unit 14. Allergy: An Overview. SECTION III: MEDICATIONS, SUPPLEMENTS, AND DRUG ABUSE. Unit 15. Antibiotic Agents. Unit 16. Antifungal, Antiviral, and Immunizing Agents. Unit 17. Antineoplastic Agents. Unit 18. Vitamins and Minerals. Unit 19. Psychotropic Agents. Unit 20. Substance Abuse. SECTION IV: EFFECTS OF MEDICATIONS ON BODY SYSTEMs. Unit 21. Medications Used for Musculoskeletal System Disorders. Unit 22. Medications Used for Gastrointestinal System Disorders. Unit 23. Medications Used for Cardiovascular System Disorders. Unit 24. Medications That Affect the Respiratory System. Unit 25. Diuretics and Medications Used for Urinary System Disorders. Unit 26. Medications Used in Treatment of Endocrine Disorders. Unit 27. Medications That Affect the Nervous System. Unit 28. Medications That Affect the Reproductive System. Appendix A: Color Photo Quick Reference Drug Guide. Appendix B: Helpful Resources. Appendix C: Performance Checklists.