ISBN-10:
1435480333
ISBN-13:
2901435480338
Pub. Date:
06/29/2010
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Essentials of Pharmacology for Health Occupations / Edition 6

Essentials of Pharmacology for Health Occupations / Edition 6

by Ruth Woodrow
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    ISBN-13: 2901435480338
    Publisher: Cengage Learning
    Publication date: 06/29/2010
    Series: New Releases for Health Science Series
    Edition description: NE
    Pages: 624
    Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

    About the Author


    Ruth Woodrow is a Medical Consultant for Education and Infection Control in the Health Services Department at Senior Friendship Centers, Inc. in Sarasota, Florida. She previously served as Director of Staff Development at Plymouth Harbor, Inc., and she also taught pharmacology at the Sarasota County Technical Institute.


    Bruce Colbert is an Associate Professor and Director of the Allied Health Care Department at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. The author of 10 traditional books, he also developed an interactive worktext and DVD program on student success. Focusing on such topics as stress and time management, he has presented more than 250 regional and national lectures and workshops devoted to professional skills, enhancing critical and creative thinking and effective decision-making. In addition, Mr. Colbert consults with educational programs to improve teaching effectiveness as well as presents active teaching workshops.


    David M. Smith is President of Westcoast Pharmacy Consultants and the former Director of Pharmacy for Bons Secours-Venice Hospital and Health System. His articles have appeared in Pharmacy Times, Hospital Formulary, and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

    Table of Contents

    List of Tablesxi
    Prefacexvii
    How to Use the Student Activity CD-ROMxx
    Part IIntroduction1
    Chapter 1.Consumer Safety and Drug Regulations3
    Drug Laws4
    FDA and DEA9
    Health Care Workers and the Law9
    Chapter 2.Drug Names and References13
    Classifications14
    Identifying Names15
    Legal Terms Referring to Drugs17
    Terms Indicating Drug Actions18
    Drug References20
    Drug Cards23
    Chapter 3.Sources and Bodily Effects of Drugs25
    Sources of Drugs25
    Effects of Drugs27
    Drug Processing by the Body (Pharmacokinetics)28
    Absorption29
    Distribution30
    Metabolism31
    Excretion31
    Other Variables32
    Unexpected Responses to Drugs36
    Chapter 4.Medication Preparations and Supplies41
    A Space-Age Drug Form42
    Standard Drug Forms42
    Supplies52
    Chapter 5.Abbreviations and Systems of Measurement61
    Abbreviations61
    Systems of Measurement64
    Chapter 6.Safe Dosage Preparation71
    Basic Arithmetic Test72
    Calculation Guidelines73
    Method 1Basic Calculation73
    Method 2Ratio and Proportion76
    Pediatric Dosage80
    Geriatric Dosage82
    Prevention of Medication Errors82
    Chapter 7.Responsibilities and Principles of Drug Administration87
    Responsible Drug Administration87
    Medication Errors88
    Principles of Administration89
    Chapter 8.Administration by the Gastrointestinal Route99
    Administration of Medications Orally101
    Administration of Medications by Nasogastric Tube107
    Administration of Medications by Gastric Tube109
    Administration of Medications Rectally109
    Chapter 9.Administration by the Parenteral Route117
    Sublingual and Buccal Administration118
    Transcutaneous Drug Delivery System118
    Inhalation Therapy121
    Injections124
    Skin Medications139
    Application to the Mucous Membranes139
    Eye Medications139
    Chapter 10.Poison Control149
    Poisoning by Ingestion150
    Poisoning by Inhalation151
    External Poisoning of Skin or Eyes151
    Poisoning by Sting and Snakebite151
    People at Risk152
    Part IIDrug Classifications159
    Chapter 11.Vitamins, Minerals, and Herbs161
    Fat-Soluble Vitamins163
    Water-Soluble Vitamins167
    Minerals175
    Antioxidants184
    Alternative Medicines185
    References190
    On-Line References191
    Chapter 12.Skin Medications197
    Antipruritics198
    Corticosteriods199
    Emollients and Demulcents200
    Keratolytics200
    Scabicides and Pediculicides201
    Antifungals202
    Antivirals204
    Local Anti-Infectives204
    Cautions for Topical Medications207
    Chapter 13.Autonomic Nervous System Drugs213
    Adrenergics214
    Adrenergic Blockers215
    Cholinergics217
    Cholinergic Blockers219
    Chapter 14.Antineoplastic Drugs225
    Antimetabolites226
    Alkylating Agents226
    Plant Alkaloids227
    Antitumor Antibiotics228
    Hormone Therapy228
    Biological Response Modifiers229
    Radioactive Isotopes230
    Cautions and Responsibilities for Antineoplastic Drugs230
    Chapter 15.Urinary System Drugs237
    Diuretics237
    Medications for Gout243
    Antispasmodics245
    Cholinergics246
    Analgesics247
    Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH)247
    Alpha-Blockers248
    Chapter 16.Gastrointestinal Drugs255
    Antacids255
    Agents for Treatment of Ulcers and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease257
    Antispasmodics/Anticholinergics259
    For Inflammatory Bowel Disease261
    Antidiarrhea Agents261
    Antiflatulents263
    Laxatives and Cathartics263
    Antiemetics268
    Chapter 17.Anti-Infective Drugs275
    Aminoglycosides277
    Cephalosporins279
    Macrolides280
    Penicillins281
    Quinolones282
    Tetracyclines285
    Antifungals286
    Antituberculosis Agents288
    Miscellaneous Anti-Infectives291
    Antivirals293
    Treatment of Human Immunodeficiency Virus/AIDS Infections295
    Sulfonamides300
    Urinary Anti-Infectives301
    Chapter 18.Eye Medications309
    Anti-Infectives309
    Anti-Inflammatory Agents311
    Antiglaucoma Agents312
    Mydriatics319
    Local Anesthetics320
    Chapter 19.Analgesics, Sedatives, and Hypnotics325
    Analgesics326
    Sedatives and Hypnotics335
    Chapter 20.Psychotropic Medications, Alcohol, and Drug Abuse343
    CNS Stimulants344
    Antidepressants345
    Antimanic Agents349
    Anxiolytics350
    Antipsychotic Medications/Major Tranquilizers353
    Alcohol359
    Drug Abuse362
    Chapter 21.Musculoskeletal and Anti-Inflammatory Drugs371
    Skeletal Muscle Relaxants372
    Anti-Inflammatory Drugs374
    Osteoporosis Therapy377
    Chapter 22.Anticonvulsants, Antiparkinsonian Drugs, and Agents for Alzheimer's Disease383
    Anticonvulsants383
    Drugs for Absence Epilepsy384
    Drugs for Grand Mal and Psychomotor Epilepsy385
    Antiparkinsonian Drugs387
    Agents for Alzheimer's Disease391
    Chapter 23.Endocrine System Drugs397
    Pituitary Hormones398
    Adrenal Corticosteroids398
    Thyroid Agents401
    Antithyroid Agents402
    Antidiabetic Agents403
    Chapter 24.Reproductive System Drugs417
    Androgens418
    Impotence Agents420
    Estrogens420
    Progestins422
    Choice of Contraceptives427
    Drugs for Labor and Delivery430
    Other Gonadotropic Drugs434
    Infertility Drugs435
    Chapter 25.Cardiovascular Drugs443
    Cardiac Glycosides444
    Antiarrhythmic Agents445
    Antihypertensives452
    Coronary Vasodilators456
    Antilipemic Agents459
    Vasoconstrictors460
    Anticoagulants461
    Platelet Inhibitor Therapy465
    Thrombolytic Agents466
    Chapter 26.Respiratory System Drugs and Antihistamines471
    Oxygen471
    Respiratory Stimulants472
    Bronchodilators472
    Corticosteroids476
    Asthma Prophylaxis476
    Mucolytics and Expectorants478
    Antitussives479
    Antihistamines481
    Decongestants482
    Smoking Cessation Aids484
    Chapter 27.Preoperative Medications and Local Anesthetics491
    Preoperative Medications491
    Local Anesthetics496
    Chapter 28.Drugs and Geriatrics503
    Cumulative Effects of Drugs504
    Gray List Drugs506
    Drugs That May Cause Mental Impairment508
    Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs509
    Polypharmacy510
    References511
    Summary515
    Comprehensive Review Exam for Part I517
    Comprehensive Review Exam for Part II523
    AppendixUse Caution--Avoid Confusion529

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