Rau's Respiratory Care Pharmacology - Pageburst Digital Book (Retail Access Card) / Edition 8

Rau's Respiratory Care Pharmacology - Pageburst Digital Book (Retail Access Card) / Edition 8

by Douglas S. Gardenhire
     
 

ISBN-10: 0323095607

ISBN-13: 9780323095600

Pub. Date: 09/13/2011

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

  • 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
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Overview

  • 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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780323095600
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
09/13/2011
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(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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