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Principles of Pharmacology for Medical Assisting, Fourth Edition is the only pharmacology book written specifically for medical assistants. It describes the scope of practice, follows the latest Standards and Guidelines for CAAHEP accreditation, and has a new full-color presentation. New content in this edition includes the addition of 230 new drugs with classifications, the removal of out-of-date drugs, content on herbals and supplements, sample drug labels, information on syringes and safety needles, topical material such as obesity, and an emphasis on patient teaching and safety precautions. The book includes special features such as competency-based objectives, practice problems for reinforcement of concepts, performance checklists for procedures, spotlight on health, Web sites, and self-assessments.

Basic math/dosage calculations/administration of medications/classification of drugs/effects of drugs on body

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Editorial Reviews

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Diana Kendrick, RMA (AMT), RN.Griffin Technical College, Griffin, GA, Medical Assisting Instructor."[Jane] Rice always brings new and up-dated information to her books. I never fail to learn something new each time I read the book or lecture a chapter. Her attention to detail, knowledge of pharmacology, and passion for education is evident in Principals of Pharmacology for Medical Assisting."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401880170
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/1/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 624
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Jane Rice, RN, CMA-C has many years of teaching experience in the medical assisting field. She was the medical assisting program director at Coosa Valley Technical College in Georgia for 29 years, and is current a member of the college's Medical Assisting Advisory Committee. She has authored several bestselling textbooks, including PHARMACOLOGY FOR MEDICAL ASSISTING, MEDICATIONS AND MATHEMATICS FOR THE NURSE AND MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY: A WORD BUILDING APPROACH.

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Table of Contents

Unit 1 Numerals and fractions 3
Unit 2 Decimal fractions 17
Unit 3 Ratio and proportion 35
Unit 4 The metric system 42
Unit 5 Household measures 53
Unit 6 Temperature equivalents 59
Unit 7 Calculating adult dosages : oral and parenteral forms 63
Unit 8 Calculating children's dosages 73
Unit 9 Drug sources, schedules, and dosages 83
Unit 10 Forms of drugs and how they act 101
Unit 11 The medication order 114
Unit 12 Medication administration essentials 125
Unit 13 Administration of nonparenteral medications 139
Unit 14 Parenteral equipment and supplies 165
Unit 15 Administration of parenteral medications 199
Unit 16 Allergy : an overview 225
Unit 17 Antibiotic agents 239
Unit 18 Antifungal, antiviral, and immunizing agents 270
Unit 19 Antineoplastic agents 297
Unit 20 Vitamins and minerals 317
Unit 21 Psychotropic agents 336
Unit 22 Substance abuse 363
Unit 23 Medications used for musculoskeletal system disorders 385
Unit 24 Medications used for gastrointestinal system disorders 407
Unit 25 Medications used for circulatory system disorders 429
Unit 26 Medications that affect the respiratory system 460
Unit 27 Diuretics and medications used for urinary system disorders 487
Unit 28 Medications used in treatment of endocrine disorders 511
Unit 29 Medications that affect the nervous system 535
Unit 30 Medications that affect the reproductive system 564
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