Essentials of Pharmacology for Health Professions (Hybrid Edition)

Essentials of Pharmacology for Health Professions (Hybrid Edition)

By: Bruce J. Colbert (author), David M. Smith (author), Ruth Woodrow (author)Paperback

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Now in its 7th Edition, ESSENTIALS OF PHARMACOLOGY FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS is the best-selling resource for those preparing for licensed practical nursing, medical assisting, and other allied health careers. Clear, concise writing focused on "need to know" drug information gives readers the confidence to master pharmacology. Learn calculations quickly through a simplified step-by-step process. Part I chapters center on basic pharmacologic principles. Medication preparation, supplies, and specific information on each route of administration is covered. Administration checklists allow the learner to put the knowledge into practice. . Part II chapters organize drugs by classifications, and includes purpose, side effects, cautions, interactions, and contraindications. Patient education is highlighted for each category. Reference tables with each classification list the most commonly prescribed drugs according to generic and trade names, with dosage and available forms. The complete pharmacology resource for allied health professionals at every experience level, ESSENTIALS OF PHARMACOLOGY FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS, 7th Edition also makes a great refresher and on-the-job reference.

About 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.


PART I: INTRODUCTION. 1. Consumer Safety and Drug Regulations. 2. Drug Names and References. 3. Sources and Bodily Effects of Drugs. 4. Medication Preparations and Supplies. 5. Abbreviations and Systems of Measurement. 6. Safe Dosage Preparation. 7. Responsibilities and Principles of Drug Administration. 8. Administration by the Gastrointestinal Route. 9. Administration by the Parenteral Route. 10. Poison Control. PART II: DRUG CLASSIFICATIONS. 11. Vitamins, Minerals, and Herbs. 12. Skin Medications. 13. Autonomic Nervous System Drugs. 14. Antineoplastic Drugs. 15. Urinary System Drugs. 16. Gastrointestinal Drugs. 17. Anti-infective Drugs. 18. Eye Medications. 19. Analgesics, Sedatives, and Hypnotics. 20. Psychotropic Medications, Alcohol, and Drug Abuse. 21. Musculoskeletal and Anti-inflammatory Drugs. 22. Anticonvulsants, Antiparkinsonian Drugs, and Agents for Alzheimer's Disease. 23. Endocrine System Drugs. 24. Reproductive System Drugs. 25. Cardiovascular Drugs. 26. Respiratory System Drugs and Antihistamines. 27. Drugs and Older Adults. References. Summary. Comprehensive Review Exam for Part I. Comprehensive Review Exam for Part II. Appendix: Use Caution-Avoid Confusion.

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  • ISBN13: 9781285077888
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 640
  • ID: 9781285077888
  • weight: 1310
  • ISBN10: 1285077881
  • edition: Hybrid Edition

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