Rau's Respiratory Care Pharmacology / Edition 7

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Overview

With an approach to learning as progressive as its content, Rau’s Respiratory Care Pharmacology, 8th Edition simplifies the process oflearning challenging pharmacology material like never before. Rau’s effective approach uses broken-down terminology, relatable explanations, reader-friendly writing, and additional workbook guidance to help you easily master the text’s cutting-edge content - which includes the latest terms, pronunciations, in-depth sleep pharmacology, reality-based case studies, and SOAP assessment opportunities. Plus, the online interactive flashcards and audio pronunciation glossary offer additional learning formats tailored to your digital preferences.

  • Improved readability makes it easier for you to grasp difficult material.
  • Expanded! Key terms and definitions include over 275 terms with pronunciations.
  • Companion workbook offers a wide range of activities that help you apply knowledge gained from the core text and break down more difficult concepts beyond NBRC stylemultiple-choice questions.
  • Clinical Scenarios with follow-up SOAP assessment provide you with a reality-based patient case study and an opportunity to indicate standardized treatment.
  • Inside back cover offers a quick-reference list of the most commonly used abbreviations inpharmacologywith full application.
  • Full-color format draws out special features and creates a more reader-friendly text.
  • Glossary aids your comprehension of pharmacology terminology.
  • Learning objectives parallel the recall, analysis, and application levels tested on the NBRC exam to prepare you for credentialing.
  • Key terms with definitions enable you to quickly master essential terminology.
  • Key Points boxes guide you in preparing for tests by identifying the most important concepts in each chapter.
  • Self-assessment questions allow you to test yourself on key information within the chapter.
  • Student Resources on Evolve, including an audio glossary and electronic flashcards, provide opportunities to hone your understanding of respiratory pharmacology concepts.
  • NEW! Chapter on sleep and sleep pharmacology keeps you at the forefront of this growing issue in respiratory care.
  • NEW! Online interactive flashcard program on Evolve features the most common respiratory care drugs mentioned in the book and includes:
    • Generic name/trade name
    • Mechanism of action
    • Indications and dosage
    • Contraindications
    • Side effects
  • NEW! Appendix provides a variety of lists and tables to prepare you for exams and professional practice.
    • List of the most commonly prescribed respiratory medications and acceptable mixtures of each
    • Units and System Measurements section with the common units of drug measurements and conversion charts for temperature,liquid and solid forms, and drug estimation times and body weight estimations
  • NEW! Audio glossary of pharmacology terms on Evolve helps you master pronunciation and improve term recall.
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Deborah L Luttermoser, AAS, RRT, RCP (William Beaumont Hospitals)
Description: Now in its eighth edition, this book presents current information on the art of respiratory pharmacology as well as drugs that can affect pulmonary patients. The previous edition was published in 2008.
Purpose: A standard tool in respiratory education, this edition is up to date, including relevant sleep pharmacology in an expanding area of this field.
Audience: Although written for students and instructors, this book also will be helpful to practitioners as a current reference. The well laid out text, companion CD, and workbook are assets for students and instructors.
Features: The 23 chapters are well formatted with key terms, key points, self-assessment questions, and case scenarios that challenge all readers not only to learn the material, but also to critically apply it. Unique to this edition is the addition of picture art to the well-illustrated diagrams to depict the devices used in this field. Well designed tables provide lists of particular drugs in a specific category, along with their effects. All of these features help readers better understand the material. One possible shortcoming is the omission of answers to self assessment questions, which would help students firm up their knowledge and point to where more review is needed.
Assessment: The editor has done an incredible job revising this edition. It is a highly valuable book in respiratory education that also can serve as a reference in medical libraries for practicing professionals.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323032025
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/24/2007
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 7.96 (w) x 10.02 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Table of Contents

Unit I: Basic Concepts and Principles in Pharmacology

1.Introduction to Respiratory Care Pharmacology

2. Principles of Drug Action

3. Administration of Aerosolized Agents

4. Calculating Drug Doses

5. The Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems

Unit II: Drugs Used to Treat the Respiratory System

6. Adrenergic (Sympathomimetic) Bronchodilators

7. Anticholinergic (Parasympatholytic) Bronchodilators

8. Xanthines

9. Mucus-Controlling Drug Therapy

10. Surfactant Agents

11. Corticosteriods in Respiratory Care

12. Nonsteroidal Antiasthma Agents

13. Aerosolized Antiinfective Agents

14. Antimicrobial Agents

15. Cold and Cough Agents

16. Selected Agents of Pulmonary Value

17. Neonatal and Pediatric Aerosolized Drug Therapy

Unit III: Critical Care, Cardiovascular, and Polysomnography Agents

18. Skeletal Muscle Relaxants (Neuromuscular Blocking Agents)

19. Diuretic Agents

20. Drugs Affecting the Central Nervous System

21. Vasopresors, Inotropes, and Antiarrythmic Agents

22. Drugs Affecting Circulation: Antihypertensives, Antianginals, Antithrombotics

23. Sleep and Sleep Pharmacology

Appendix A: Units and Systems of Measurement

Appendix B: Acceptable Mixtures of Most Commonly Prescribed Respiratory Care Drugs

Glossary

Index

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