Respiratory Care Pharmacology / Edition 6

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Overview

Respiratory Care Pharmacology presents the essential, need-to-know information on respiratory pharmacology. It covers pharmacokinetics principles as they relate to respiratory agents, drug administration, and a range of specific drugs used in respiratory care and their effects on body systems. This new 6th edition features newly released drugs and updated discussions with new content on adrenergic bronchodilators, mucoactive agents, antiasthma agents, anti-infective agents, cardiac drugs, and circulatory drugs. This edition also includes more clinical scenarios and a new two-color design throughout.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

John L. Alt
This fourth edition and largely expanded version of a book first published in 1978 examines in-depth the current and specific drugs used in the practice of respiratory care. The purpose is to provide well-organized practical and relevant information on basic pharmacologic principles, respiratory drugs, delivery devices, and drugs related to the practice of respiratory care. The book is primarily directed to the respiratory care students and all levels of practitioners. This book has a range of material that is both simple and complex in theory and facts that allows it to serve as a workable tool for medical students, residents, and practicing physicians administering care in the field of pulmonary medicine. The chapters done in a strong outline form includes timely, practical, relevant tables, graphs, and illustrations that benefit the reader in understanding the author's topic. An introduction to basic pharmacologic principles establishes a good foundation. Step-by-step instructions on different methods of delivery of medications are given. Comparisons of drugs, examining advantages and adverseness to use, are included. A chapter is given to calculating drug dosages that includes examples and practice problems. Each area of review is well supported by a large number of current references. This book provides a close-up and in-depth look into the topic of respiratory pharmacology. It could be considered a manual on the subject for the student and practitioner who have entered into the expanding field of respiratory care. The author has continued to keep abreast with changes that have taken place in the occupation, and he acknowledges that respiratory care students and practitioners andtheir need for knowledge is the most motivating factor for writing the book. I recommend it, noting that it is well constructed, information packed, and inspirationally written.
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Reviewer:John L. Alt, RRT (Medical College of Ohio Hospitals)
Description:This fourth edition and largely expanded version of a book first published in 1978 examines in-depth the current and specific drugs used in the practice of respiratory care.
Purpose:The purpose is to provide well-organized practical and relevant information on basic pharmacologic principles, respiratory drugs, delivery devices, and drugs related to the practice of respiratory care.
Audience:The book is primarily directed to the respiratory care students and all levels of practitioners. This book has a range of material that is both simple and complex in theory and facts that allows it to serve as a workable tool for medical students, residents, and practicing physicians administering care in the field of pulmonary medicine.
Features:The chapters done in a strong outline form includes timely, practical, relevant tables, graphs, and illustrations that benefit the reader in understanding the author's topic. An introduction to basic pharmacologic principles establishes a good foundation. Step-by-step instructions on different methods of delivery of medications are given. Comparisons of drugs, examining advantages and adverseness to use, are included. A chapter is given to calculating drug dosages that includes examples and practice problems. Each area of review is well supported by a large number of current references.
Assessment:This book provides a close-up and in-depth look into the topic of respiratory pharmacology. It could be considered a manual on the subject for the student and practitioner who have entered into the expandingfield of respiratory care. The author has continued to keep abreast with changes that have taken place in the occupation, and he acknowledges that respiratory care students and practitioners and their need for knowledge is the most motivating factor for writing the book. I recommend it, noting that it is well constructed, information packed, and inspirationally written.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323016964
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 1/23/2002
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 510
  • Product dimensions: 8.04 (w) x 9.88 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Table of Contents

Unit One: Basic Concepts and Principles
Chapter 1: Introduction to Respiratory Care Pharmacology
Chapter 2: Principles of Drug Action
Chapter 3: Administration of Aerosolized Agents
Chapter 4: Calculating Drug Doses
Chapter 5: The Central and Peripheral Nervous System

Unit Two: Drugs Used to Treat the Respiratory System
Chapter 6: Adrenergic (Sympathomimetic) Bronchodilators
Chapter 7: Anticholinergic (Parasympatholytic) Bronchodilators*
Chapter 8: Xanthines
Chapter 9: Mucus - Controlling Drug Therapy*
Chapter 10: Surfactant Agents
Chapter 11: Conticosteroids in Respiratory Care
Chapter 12: Mediator Antagonists
Chapter 13: Aerosolized Antiinfective Agents
Chapter 14: Antiinfective Agents
Chapter 15: Cold and Cough Agents
Chapter 16: Selected Agents Used in Respiratory Disease
Chapter 17: Aerosolized Drug Delivery in Neonates and Children

Unit Three: Critical Care and Cardiovascular Drug Classes
Chapter 18: Skeletal Muscle Relaxants (Neuromuscular Blocking Agents)*
Chapter 19: Cardiac Drugs*
Chapter 20: Drugs Affecting Circulation*
Chapter 21: Diuretic Agents*
Chapter 22: Drugs Affecting the Central Nervous System*

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