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Pharmacology for the Surgical Technologist

ISBN-10: 1437710026
ISBN-13: 9781437710021
Edition: 3rd 2011
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Description: Written specifically to meet the needs of surgical technologists, Pharmacology for the Surgical Technologist, 3rd Edition focuses on the uses of medicines, agents, and solutions in surgery. An introduction to pharmacology covers basic math skills,  More...

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List price: $69.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 10/11/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 309
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.694

Written specifically to meet the needs of surgical technologists, Pharmacology for the Surgical Technologist, 3rd Edition focuses on the uses of medicines, agents, and solutions in surgery. An introduction to pharmacology covers basic math skills, pharmacologic principles, and drug administration, and is followed by detailed descriptions of common surgical medications along with anesthesia in surgical and emergency situations. This edition adds a new index of drugs by surgical specialty, and a companion Evolve website reinforces your understanding with practical activities and exercises, drug calculations, and more. In this book, Surgical Technology educators Katherine C. Snyder and Chris Keegan cover all areas of pharmacology that are designated in the core curriculum by the AST (Association of Surgical Technology). Coverage of pharmacology includes all areas designated in the core curriculum by the Association of Surgical Technology (AST). A review of basic math skills and pharmacologic principles makes it easier to apply the information to surgical situations. Learning tools in each chapter include learning objectives, key terms with definitions, chapter summaries, and review questions. Important and practical advice is provided with Caution alerts, Tech Tips, Notes, and First Assist boxes. Common surgical medications are covered by category and include descriptions of surgical applications. The free companion Evolve website includes a NEW online study guide with chapter objectives, outlines, key term activities, drug calculations, chapter exercises and review questions, critical thinking exercises, and chapter quizzes. Expanded appendix includes an index of Drugs by Surgical Specialty focusing on specific uses of medicines and solutions in surgery. Revised Anesthesia unit helps you assist the anesthesia care team with updated protocols and a more cohesive organization for preoperative medications, patient monitoring and local and regional anesthesia, general anesthesia, and emergency situations. References in each chapter make it easier to find source material.

Introduction to Pharmacology
Basic Pharmacology
Medication Development, Regulation and Resources
Pharmacology Math
Drug Administration
Applied Surgical Pharmacology
Antibiotics
Diagnostic Agents
Diuretics
Hormones
Drugs That Affect Coagulation
Ophthalmic Agents
Fluids and Irrigation Agents
Antineoplastic Chemotherapy Agents
Anesthesia
Preoperative Medications
Patient Monitoring and Local and Regional Anesthesia
General Anesthesia
Emergency Situations Appendices Index of Drugs Drugs by Surgical Specialty Glossary Index

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