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Pharmacology Clear and Simple: A Guide to Drug Classifications and Dosage Calculations / Edition 3

Pharmacology Clear and Simple: A Guide to Drug Classifications and Dosage Calculations / Edition 3

by Cynthia J. Watkins RN, MSN, CPNCynthia J. Watkins RN
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  • Basic math review helps students learn to perform the calculations necessary to administer medications correctly.
  • “Master the Essentials” tables cover side effects, precautions, contraindications, and interactions for each classification.
  • Drug classification review tables reinforce need-to-know information in each class.
  • “Fast Tip” boxes offer quick facts and mnemonics.
  • “A Closer Look” boxes examine important information in detail.
  • “Check-up Questions” throughout each chapter promote understanding and help students retain and apply the information.
  • Coverage of specific drugs provides context for learning drug classifications.
  • Critical-thinking exercises encourage students to think beyond the chapter and apply their new knowledge to real-life scenarios.
  • Application exercises and review questions at the end of each chapter reinforce learning.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803666528
Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
Publication date: 04/18/2018
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 236,627
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

I. Introduction to Pharmacology

1. History of Pharmacology

2. Basics of Pharmacology

3. Patient Safety in Medication Administration

4. Regulations

5. Prescriptions and Labels

II. Calculations

6. Basic Review of Mathematics

7. Measurement Systems

8. Dosage Calculations

III. Administration of Medications

9. Enteral Medications and Administration

10. Parenteral Medications and Administration

IV. Classifications of Drugs

11. Integumentary System Medications

12. Musculoskeletal System Medications

13. Nervous System Medications

14. Eye and Ear Medications

15. Endocrine System Medications

16. Cardiovascular System Medications

17. Immunological System Medications

18. Pulmonary System Medications

19. Gastrointestinal System Medications

20. Reproductive and Urinary Systems Medications

21. Herbs, Vitamins, and Minerals



A. Drug Classifications

B. Drug Classifications Index by Generic Name

C. Controlled Substances Schedules

D. Pregnancy Drug Categories and Controlled Substances Schedules

E. Routine Pediatric and Adult Immunizations

F. Administering Medications to Children

G. Pediatric Dosage Calculations

H. Examples of Herbs, Vitamins, Minerals, Amino Acids, and Lipids Used in Illness

I. Answers to Check-Ups

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