Mosby's Textbook for Medication Assistants

ISBN-10: 0323046878

ISBN-13: 9780323046879

Edition: 2008

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Description: With a clear, approachable writing style and a vibrant full-color presentation, Mosbys Textbook for Medication Assistants introduces you to the basic principles and techniques for successful medication administration. This easy-to-use text presents an overview of common medications and their effects and side-effects, as well as key safety issues such as medication interactions, medication errors, over-the-counter medications, and medication use in older adults all of the information you need to be a successful medication assistant! A clear, straightforward writing style ensures a confident understanding for all levels or learners. Hundreds of full-color photos and illustrations visually convey concepts and techniques to strengthen your comprehension. Focus On Older Persons boxes help you understand and address the specific needs of older individuals, the largest demographic you will encounter in practice. Delegation Guidelines identify key information to seek out before accepting tasks. Promoting Safety and Comfort boxes help you reduce risks and maintain patient comfort. An Arithmetic Review appendix review basic math skills required for administering medication. Key terms and abbreviations familiarize you with commonly used terminology. Chapter Review Questions help you evaluate your strengths and weaknesses.

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Book details

List price: $79.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 9/23/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.618
Language: English

Jacqueline Winspear was born in the county of Kent, England. She was educated at the University of London's Institute of Education. After graduation, she worked in academic publishing, in higher education, and in marketing communications in the UK. In 1990, she emigrated to the United States. She was working in business and as a personal/professional coach when she decided to try writing. Her first novel, Maisie Dobbs, won the Agatha Award for Best First novel, the Macavity Award for Best First Novel, and the Alex Award. She is the author of the Maisie Dobbs Mystery series. She has also won the Agatha Award for Best Novel, the inaugural Sue Feder/Macavity Award for Best Historical Mystery, and the Bruce Alexander Award for Best Historical Mystery.

The Medication Assistant
Ethics and Laws
Assisting With the Nursing Process
Body Structure and Function
Basic Pharmacology
Life Span Considerations
Medication Orders and Prescriptions
Medication Safety
Oral, Sublingual, and Buccal Drugs
Topical Drugs
Eye, Ear, Nose, and Inhaled Drugs
Vaginal and Rectal Drugs
Drugs Affecting the Nervous System
Drugs Used for Mental Health Problems
Drugs Used for Seizure Disorders
Drugs Used to Manage Pain
Drugs Used to Lower Lipids
Drugs Used to Treat Hypertension
Drugs Used to Treat Dysrhythmias
Drugs Used to Treat Angina, Peripheral Vascular Disease, and Heart Failure
Drugs Used for Diuresis
Drugs Used to Treat Thrombo-Embolic Disorders
Drugs Used to Treat Respiratory Diseases
Drugs Used to Treat Gastro-Esophageal Reflux and Peptic Ulcer Disease
Drugs Used to Treat Nausea, Vomiting, Constipation, and Diarrhea
Drugs Used to Treat Diabetes and Thyroid Disease
Cortico-Steroids and Gonadal Hormones
Drugs Used for Mens and Womens Health
Drugs Used to Treat Urinary System Disorders
Drugs Used to Treat Eye Disorders
Drugs Used in the Treatment of Cancer
Drugs Affecting Muscles and Joints
Drugs Used to Treat Infections
Nutrition and Herbal and Dietary Supplement Therapy
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