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

Editor/Author Watkins, Cynthia
Publication Year: 2018
Publisher: F.A.Davis Company

ISBN: 978-0-8036-6652-8
Category: Health & Medicine - Pharmaceutical Science
Image Count: 121
Book Status: Pending
Predicted Release Month: March 2019
Table of Contents

A body systems approach to pharmacology with a basic math review and a focus on drug classifications prepare you for administering specific drugs in the clinical setting.

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Table of Contents

    • UNIT 1 INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACOLOGY
    • CHAPTER 1 History of Pharmacology
    • History of Pharmacology
    • Sources of Drugs
    • Categorizing Medications
    • The Roles of the Licensed Practical Nurse, Licensed Vocational Nurse, and Medical Assistant in the Administration of Medications
    • CHAPTER 2 Basics of Pharmacology
    • What is Pharmacology?
    • The Drug Cycle
    • Issues Affecting the Drug Cycle
    • The Importance of Side Effects
    • Drug Resources for Information
    • CHAPTER 3 Patient Safety in Medication Administration
    • Patient Rights for Safety
    • The Right Route and Technique
    • Medication Names and Abbreviations
    • Factors Affecting Medication Administration
    • Protecting the Patient: Ethical and Safety Considerations
    • Protecting the Health-Care Worker
    • CHAPTER 4 Regulations
    • History of Drug Regulations
    • The FDA and Drug Development
    • Drug Control
    • Substance Abuse
    • CHAPTER 5 Prescriptions and Labels
    • Medication Orders
    • Parts of a Prescription
    • Drug Labels
    • UNIT 2 CALCULATIONS
    • CHAPTER 6 Review of Mathematics
    • Working with Fractions
    • Decimals
    • Ratios and Proportions
    • Solving for an Unknown
    • CHAPTER 7 Measurement Systems
    • Measurement Systems
    • CHAPTER 8 Dosage Calculations
    • Methods for Calculating Drug Dosages
    • Special Circumstances
    • Reconstituting Powders
    • Parenteral Calculations
    • Calculating Fluid Balance
    • UNIT 3 ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATIONS
    • CHAPTER 9 Enteral Medications and Administration
    • Enteral Medications
    • 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
    • UNIT 4 CLASSIFICATIONS OF DRUGS
    • CHAPTER 11 Integumentary System Medications
    • Integumentary System: Vulnerable Barrier
    • Skin Infections and Medications
    • Infammatory Conditions and Medications
    • Skin Cancer and Medications
    • CHAPTER 12 Musculoskeletal System Medications
    • The Musculoskeletal System
    • Medications Used to Treat Muscular Disorders
    • Medications Used to Treat Abnormal Calcium Levels
    • Medications for Bone and Joint Infammation
    • Medications to Treat Phantom Limb Pain
    • CHAPTER 13 Nervous System Medications
    • The Nervous System
    • The Autonomic Nervous System and Medications
    • Medications to Control Pain and Fever
    • Medications to Treat Anxiety, Insomnia, Sedation, and Seizures
    • Medications to Treat Behavioral, Emotional, and Mood Disorders
    • Medications to Treat Degenerative Disorders
    • Local and General Anesthetic Medications
    • Alcohol
    • CHAPTER 14 Eye and Ear Medications
    • The Eye
    • Eye Medications
    • The Ear
    • Ear Medications
    • Medications and Ototoxicity
    • CHAPTER 15 Endocrine System Medications
    • The Endocrine System
    • Endocrine System Medications
    • Medications That Treat Adrenal Disorders
    • CHAPTER 16 Cardiovascular System Medications
    • The Cardiovascular System
    • Myocardial Infarction, Stroke, and Clotting
    • Cardiovascular Medications
    • Medications for Lipid Disorders
    • CHAPTER 17 Immunological System Medications
    • The Immune Response
    • Medications That Affect the Immune System
    • CHAPTER 18 Pulmonary System Medications
    • The Pulmonary System
    • Pulmonary Medications
    • CHAPTER 19 Gastrointestinal System Medications
    • Gastrointestinal System
    • Gastrointestinal Medications
    • CHAPTER 20 Reproductive and Urinary System Medications
    • Hormones of the Reproductive System
    • Medications for Disorders Related to Female Hormones
    • Labor Medications
    • Infertility Medications
    • Medications for Other Female Reproductive Disorders
    • Medications for Male Reproductive Disorders
    • The Urinary System
    • CHAPTER 21 Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs, and Complementary and Alternative Medicine
    • Vitamins
    • Minerals, Lipids, and Amino Acids
    • Herbal Medicines
    • Complementary and Alternative Medicine
    • GLOSSARY
    • APPENDIX A Drug Classifications
    • APPENDIX B Drug Classification Index by Generic Name
    • APPENDIX C 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 as Remedies
    • APPENDIX H Basic Math Concepts
    • APPENDIX I Answers to Check Ups