Pharmacology Clear & Simple A Guide to Drug Classifications and Dosage Calculations

Editor/Author Watkins, Cynthia
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: F.A.Davis Company

Single-User Purchase Price: $58.95
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: Not Available
ISBN: 978-0-80-362588-4
Category: Health & Medicine - Pharmaceutical Science
Image Count: 119
Book Status: Available
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This title provides a solid understanding of pharmacology and how to administer medications safely. A body systems approach to pharmacology with a basic math review and a focus on drug classifications prepare readers for the clinical situations in which specific drugs are used.

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Table of Contents

  • UNIT 1 INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACOLOGY
  • CHAPTER 1 History of Pharmacology
  • History of Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology in Ancient Times and Cultures
  • Pharmacologic Advances Through the 19th and 20th Centuries
  • Pharmacology in the 21st Century
  • Sources of Drugs
  • Plants
  • Animals
  • Minerals
  • Toxins
  • Synthetic Medications
  • Categorizing Medications
  • CHAPTER 2 Basics of Pharmacology
  • What is Pharmacology?
  • The Drug Cycle
  • Absorption
  • Distribution
  • Metabolism
  • Excretion
  • Issues Affecting the Drug Cycle
  • The Importance of Side Effects
  • Side Effects and the Body Systems
  • Drug Resource for Information
  • Comprehensive Resources
  • Clinically-Based Resources
  • CHAPTER 3 Patient Safety in Medication Administration
  • Patient Rights for Safety
  • Medication Administration
  • Medication Abbreviations
  • Medication Schedules
  • Factors Affecting Medication Administration
  • Protecting the Patient: Ethical and Safety Considerations
  • Patient Information
  • Patient Consent
  • Patient Privacy
  • Patient Emergencies
  • CHAPTER 4 Regulations
  • History of Drug Regulations
  • Modern Regulating Agencies
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • Drug Enforcement Administration
  • Drug Development
  • Clinical Trials
  • Naming Drugs
  • Drug Control
  • Drug Schedules
  • Controlled Substances Management
  • Substance Abuse
  • Preventing Substance Abuse
  • Signs of Substance Abuse
  • Treating Substance Abuse
  • Substance Abuse and Legal Issues
  • CHAPTER 5 Prescriptions and Labels
  • Medication Orders
  • Written Orders
  • Verbal Orders
  • E-Prescription Orders
  • Standing Orders
  • Stop Orders
  • Parts of a Prescription
  • Drug Labels
  • Medication Labels
  • Manufacturer Labels and Names
  • UNIT 2 CALCULATIONS
  • CHAPTER 6 Basic Review of Mathematics
  • Basic Math Concepts
  • Addition Calculations
  • Subtraction Calculations
  • Multiplication Calculations
  • Division Calculations
  • Working With Fractions
  • Least Common Denominators
  • Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions
  • Reducing to Lowest Terms
  • Adding Fractions
  • Subtracting Fractions
  • Multiplying Fractions
  • Dividing Fractions
  • Decimals
  • Rounding Decimals
  • Identifying Decimal Values
  • Adding Decimals
  • Subtracting Decimals
  • Multiplying Decimals
  • Dividing Decimals
  • Decimal and Fractional Forms
  • Percentages
  • Ratios and Proportions
  • Ratios as Decimals
  • Converting Decimals to Ratios
  • Converting Ratios to Percents
  • Converting Percents to Ratios
  • Checking Ratios and Proportions
  • Solving for an Unknown
  • CHAPTER 7 Measurement Systems
  • Measurement Systems
  • Avoirdupois System
  • Apothecary System
  • Household System
  • Equivalents Between Apothecary and Household Systems
  • The Metric System
  • CHAPTER 8 Dosage Calculations
  • The Basics of Drug Dose Calculation
  • Methods for Calculating Drug Dosages
  • Ratio and Proportion Method
  • The Formulation Method
  • Dimensional Analysis
  • The Fraction Method
  • Special Circumstances
  • Calculating Pediatric Dosages
  • Calculating Geriatric Dosages
  • Calculation Using Body Surface Area
  • Reconstituting Powders
  • Parenteral Calculations
  • Electronic Regulator Pumps
  • Manual IV Sets
  • Calculating Fluid Balance
  • UNIT 3 ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATIONS
  • CHAPTER 9 Enteral Medications and Administration
  • Enteral Medications
  • Oral Solid Medications and Administration
  • Oral Liquid Medications and Administration
  • Nasogastric Tube Medications and Administration
  • The Buccal Route of Medication Administration
  • The Sublingual Route of Medication Administration
  • Rectal Medications and Administration
  • CHAPTER 10 Parenteral Medications and Administration
  • Parenteral Medications
  • Topical Medications and Administration
  • Ophthalmic Medications and Administration
  • Otic Medications and Administration
  • Vaginal Medications and Administration
  • Nasal Route of Medication Administration
  • Inhaled Medications and Administration
  • Injectable Medications
  • Intravenous Medications and Administration
  • UNIT 4 CLASSIFICATIONS OF DRUGS 203
  • CHAPTER 11 Integumentary System Medications
  • Integumentary System: Vulnerable Barrier
  • Skin Infections and Medications
  • Inflammatory Conditions and Medications
  • Skin Cancer and Medications
  • CHAPTER 12 Musculoskeletal System Medications
  • The Musculoskeletal System
  • Medications Used to Treat Muscular Disorders
  • The Skeletal System
  • Abnormal Calcium Levels and Osteoporosis
  • Medications for Bone and Joint Inflammation
  • Medications to Treat Phantom Limb Pain
  • CHAPTER 13 Nervous System Medications
  • The Nervous System
  • The Peripheral Nervous System
  • The Autonomic Nervous System
  • The Autonomic Nervous System and Medications
  • Medications to Control Pain and Fever
  • Salicylates
  • Acetaminophen
  • Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs
  • Narcotics
  • Medications to Treat Anxiety, Insomnia, Sedation, and Seizures
  • Anxiolytic Medications
  • Insomnia and Medications
  • Barbiturates and Anti-Seizure Medications
  • Medications to Treat Behavioral, Emotional, and Mood Disorders
  • Central Nervous System Stimulants
  • Antidepressants
  • Medications to Stabilize Mood
  • Medications for Treating Psychoses
  • Medications to Treat Degenerative Disorders
  • Dementia
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Local and General Anesthetic Medications
  • Local Anesthesia
  • General Anesthesia
  • Alcohol
  • CHAPTER 14 Eye and Ear Medications
  • The Eye
  • Eye Medications
  • Medications for Glaucoma
  • Medications for Eye Irritations and Infections
  • Medications for Eye Exams
  • Miscellaneous Eye Medications
  • The Ear
  • Ear Medications
  • Medications and Ototoxicity
  • CHAPTER 15 Endocrine System Medications
  • The Endocrine System
  • Endocrine System Medications
  • Medications for Thyroid and Parathyroid Disorders
  • Medications to Treat Pancreatic Disorders
  • Medications That Treat Adrenal Disorders
  • CHAPTER 16 Cardiovascular System Medications
  • The Cardiovascular System
  • Myocardial Infarction, Stroke, and Clotting
  • Cardiovascular Medications
  • Antianginal Medications
  • Anticoagulants, Antiplatelet, Thrombolytic, and Antifibrinolytic Medications
  • Medications That Promote Blood Cell Development (Hematopoietic Stimulants)
  • Medications That Decrease Blood Pressure
  • Medications for Heart Failure
  • Vasodilators
  • Cardiac Glycosides
  • Drugs for Abnormal Heart Rhythms
  • Medications for Shock
  • Medications for Lipid Disorders
  • CHAPTER 17 Immunological System Medications
  • The Immune Response
  • Medications That Affect the Immune System
  • Anti-inflammatory Medications
  • Anti-infective Medications
  • Vaccines
  • Antineoplastic Medications (Chemotherapy)
  • CHAPTER 18 Pulmonary System Medications
  • The Pulmonary System
  • Pulmonary Medications
  • Mast Cell Stabilizers
  • Anti-influenza Agents
  • Antitussives and Expectorants
  • Antibiotics
  • Antiviral Medications
  • Bronchodilator Medications
  • Decongestants
  • Glucocorticoids
  • Mucolytics
  • Oxygen
  • Respiratory Stimulants
  • Smoking Cessation
  • CHAPTER 19 Gastrointestinal System Medications
  • Gastrointestinal System
  • Gastrointestinal Medications
  • Medications to Treat Constipation
  • Medications to Treat Diarrhea
  • Medications to Treat Nausea and Vomiting (Antiemetics)
  • Medications Used to Treat Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Medications Used to Treat Peptic Ulcers
  • Medications to Treat Gallstones
  • Medications to Treat Obesity
  • Medications to Treat Hemorrhoids
  • Medications to Treat Flatulence
  • Medications to Treat Fungal Infections of the GI Tract
  • Medications to Treat Intestinal Parasites
  • Medications to Induce Vomiting and Treat Drug Overdose
  • Nutritional Supplements
  • Digestants
  • Mouthwashes and Other Oral Treatments
  • CHAPTER 20 Reproductive and Urinary Systems Medications
  • The Reproductive System
  • Medications for Disorders Related to Female Hormones
  • Contraceptive Medications
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Medications for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Labor Medications
  • Infertility Medications
  • Medications for Other Female Hormone Disorders
  • Medications for Male Hormone Disorders
  • Medications to Treat Erectile Dysfunction, Decreased Libido, and Infertility
  • The Urinary System
  • Diuretics
  • Other Medications for Urinary Disorders
  • Effects of Medications on Color of the Urine
  • CHAPTER 21 Herbs, Vitamins, and Minerals
  • Herbs, Vitamins, Minerals, and More
  • Herbal Medicines
  • Vitamins, Minerals, Amino Acids, and Lipids
  • GLOSSARY
  • APPENDIX A Drug Classifications
  • APPENDIX B Drug Classifications Index by Generic Name
  • APPENDIX C Pregnancy Drug Categories and Controlled Substances Schedules
  • APPENDIX D Routine Pediatric and Adult Immunizations
  • APPENDIX E Administering Medications to Children
  • APPENDIX F Pediatric Dosage Calculations
  • APPENDIX G Examples of Herbs, Vitamins, Minerals, Amino Acids, and Lipids Used in Illness
  • APPENDIX H Answers to Check-Ups