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Respiratory Care Pharmacology / Edition 5

Respiratory Care Pharmacology / Edition 5

by Joseph L. Rau, Joseph L. Rau


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Respiratory Care Pharmacology / Edition 5

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780815123378
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 11/28/1997
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 408
Age Range: 18 Years

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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