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Principles of Pharmacology for Medical Assisting

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ISBN-10: 1401880177

ISBN-13: 9781401880170

Edition: 4th 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Jane Rice

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Principles of Pharmacology for Medical Assisting, Fourth Edition is the only pharmacology book written specifically for medical assistants. It describes the scope of practice, follows the latest Standards and Guidelines for CAAHEP accreditation, and has a new full-color presentation. New content in this edition includes the addition of 230 new drugs with classifications, the removal of out-of-date drugs, content on herbals and supplements, sample drug labels, information on syringes and safety needles, topical material such as obesity, and an emphasis on patient teaching and safety precautions. The book includes special features such as competency-based objectives, practice problems for…    
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List price: $221.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 7/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.684
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Mathematics and Dosage Calculations
Numerals and Fractions
Objectives
Vocabulary
Arabic and Roman Numerals
Fractions
Relative Values of Fractions
Addition of Fractions
Subtraction of Fractions
The Process of Cancellation
Multiplication of Fractions
Division of Fractions
Review Problems
Self-Assessment
Decimal Fractions
Objectives
Vocabulary
Understanding Decimal Fractions
Reading and Writing Decimal Fractions
Expressing a Common Fraction as a Decimal Fraction
Expressing a Decimal Fraction as a Common Fraction
Addition of Decimals
Subtraction of Decimals
Multiplication of Decimals
Division of Decimals
Percentage
Determining Quantity if a Percent Is Given
Review Problems
Self-Assessment
Ratio and Proportion
Objectives
Vocabulary
Understanding Ratio
Understanding Proportion
Review Problems
Self-Assessment
The Metric System
Objectives
Vocabulary
Introduction
Metric System Guidelines
The Language of the Metric System
Fundamental Units
Conversion
Calculating Dosage According to Kilogram of Body Weight
Review Problems
Self-Assessment
Household Measures
Objectives
Vocabulary
Household Measures
Conversion
Review Problems
Self-Assessment
Temperature Equivalents
Objectives
Vocabulary
Introduction
Converting a Fahrenheit Reading to the Celsius Scale
Converting a Celsius Reading to the Fahrenheit Scale
Review Problems
Self-Assessment
Calculating Adult Dosages: Oral and Parenteral Forms
Objectives
Vocabulary
Introduction
Routes of Administration
Weight and Volume
Calculating Adult Dosage
Medications Measured in Units
How to Calculate Unit Dosages
Review Problems
Self-Assessment
Calculating Children's Dosages
Objectives
Vocabulary
Introduction
Guidelines for Administering Pediatric Medications
Calculating Children's Dosages
Review Problems
Self-Assessment
Introduction to Pharmacology
Drug Sources, Schedules, and Dosages
Objectives
Vocabulary
Introduction
Drugs
Sources of Drugs
Herbs and Supplements
Drug Legislation
Drug References
Drug Dosage
Review Questions
Forms of Drugs and How They Act
Objectives
Vocabulary
Introduction
Routes of Administration
Classification of Drugs/Therapeutic Action
Principal Actions of Drugs
Factors That Affect Drug Action
Undesirable Actions of Drugs
Review Questions
The Medication Order
Objectives
Vocabulary
Introduction
The Medication Order
The Medication Label
Abbreviations
Review Questions
Medication Administration Essentials
Objectives
Vocabulary
Legal Implications
The "Six Rights" of Proper Drug Administration
Essential Medication Guidelines
Safe Storage of Medications
Documentation of Drug Administration
Ethical Considerations
Medication Error
Review Questions
Administration of Nonparenteral Medications
Objectives
Vocabulary
Introduction
Oral Medications
Equipment and Supplies
Administration of Oral Medications
Administration of Ophthalmic Medications
Administration of Otic Medications
Administration of Nasal Medications
Administration of Rectal Medications
Special Delivery Medications
Administering Drugs by Inhalation
Administration of Oxygen
Methods of Oxygen Delivery
Oxygen Safety Precautions
Administering Drugs by Local Application
Review Questions
Parenteral Equipment and Supplies
Objectives
Vocabulary
Introduction
Parts of a Syringe
Classification of Syringes
Preventing Needlestick Injuries in Health Care Settings
Measuring Medication in a Syringe
Hypodermic Needles
Preparing Equipment and Supplies for an Injection
Mixing Two Medications in One Syringe-Needle Unit
Review Questions
Administration of Parenteral Medications
Objectives
Vocabulary
Introduction
Advantages of the Parenteral Route
Disadvantages of the Parenteral Route
Preparing the Patient for an Injection
Patient Assessment
Site Selection
Marking the Correct Site for Intramuscular Injection
Basic Guidelines for the Administration of Injections
"Z"-Track Method of Intramuscular Injection
Special Considerations for the Administration of Insulin
Principles of Intravenous (IV) Therapy
Review Questions
Allergy: An Overview
Objectives
Vocabulary
Introduction
Appearance of Symptoms
Allergic Rhinitis
Diagnosis
Treatment
Administration of Allergenic Extracts
Review Questions
Drugs, Vitamins and Minerals, and Substance Abuse 237
Antibiotic Agents
Objectives
Vocabulary
Introduction
Spotlight: Group A Streptococcal (GAS) Disease
Special Considerations: The Older Adult
Special Considerations: The Child
Critical Thinking Questions and Activities
Treatment of Infectious Diseases
Adverse Reactions
Major Antibiotic Groupings
Additional Antibiotics
Spot Check
Antiseptics and Disinfectants
Review Questions
Web Sites
Antifungal, Antiviral, and Immunizing Agents
Objectives
Vocabulary
Introduction
Antifungal Agents
Antiviral Agents
Antiretroviral Agents
Spotlight: HIV in Babies and Children
Special Considerations: The Child
Special Considerations: The Older Adult
Critical Thinking Questions and Activities
Immunization
Spot Check
Review Questions
Web Sites
Antineoplastic Agents
Objectives
Vocabulary
Introduction
Spotlight: Breast Cancer
Spotlight: Abnormal Conditions of the Prostate Gland
Special Considerations: The Older Adult
Special Considerations: The Child
Critical Thinking Questions and Activities
Chemotherapy with Antineoplastic Agents
Care of Chemotherapy Patients
Classifications of Antineoplastic Agents
Combination Chemotherapy
Other Forms of Treatment for Cancer
Cancer Treatment of the Future
Spot Check
Review Questions
Web Sites
Vitamins and Minerals
Objectives
Vocabulary
Introduction
Five Major Food Groups
Spotlight: Proper Nutrition-A Plan to Improve Health
Special Considerations: The Older Adult
Special Considerations: The Child
Critical Thinking Questions and Activities
Vitamins
Minerals
Spot Check
Review Questions
Web Sites
Psychotropic Agents
Objectives
Vocabulary
Introduction
Spotlight: Stress and Anxiety
Special Considerations: The Older Adult
Special Considerations: The Child
Critical Thinking Questions and Activities
Antianxiety Agents
Antidepressant Agents
Antimanic Agent(s)
Antipsychotic Agents
Spot Check
Review Questions
Web Sites
Substance Abuse
Objectives
Vocabulary
Introduction
Special Considerations: The Older Adult
Special Considerations: The Child
Critical Thinking Questions and Activities
Some Substances Being Abused
Groups of Drugs
Spotlight: Prescription Drug Abuse and Addiction
Recognizing Substance Abuse
Substance Abuse in the Workplace
Organizations and Help Groups
Spot Check
Review Questions
Web Sites
Effects of Medications on Body Systems
Medications Used for Musculoskeletal System Disorders
Objectives
Vocabulary
Introduction
Spotlight: Exercise-Benefits and Injuries
Special Considerations: The Older Adult
Special Considerations: The Child
Critical Thinking Questions and Activities
Anti-inflammatory Drugs
Agents Used to Treat Gout
Skeletal Muscle Relaxants
Neuromuscular Blocking Agents
Skeletal Muscle Stimulants
Spot Check
Review Questions
Web Sites
Medications Used for Gastrointestinal System Disorders
Objectives
Vocabulary
Introduction
Spotlight: Ulcers and Helicobacter pylori Bacteria
Special Considerations: The Older Adult
Special Considerations: The Child
Critical Thinking Questions and Activities
Antiulcer Agents
Antacids
Histamine H[subscript 2]-Receptor Antagonist
Mucosal Protective Medications
Gastric Acid-Pump Inhibitors
Laxatives
Antidiarrheal Agents
Anthelmintics
Antiprotozoal Agents
Antiemetics
Emetics
Spot Check
Review Questions
Web Sites
Medications Used for Circulatory System Disorders
Objectives
Vocabulary
Introduction
Spotlight: Heart Disease
Special Considerations: The Older Adult
Special Considerations: The Child
Critical Thinking Questions and Activities
How Drugs Affect the Heart
Drugs That Affect the Blood
Agents Used in Treating Megaloblastic Anemias
Antihyperlipidemic Agents
Spot Check
Review Questions
Web Sites
Medications That Affect the Respiratory System
Objectives
Vocabulary
Introduction
Antihistamines
Decongestants
Antitussives
Expectorants and Mucolytics
Bronchodilators
Leukotriene Receptor Antagonists (Blockers)
Anticholinergic Agents
Glucocorticoids
Spotlight: Tuberculosis
Special Considerations: The Older Adult
Special Considerations: The Child
Critical Thinking Questions and Activities
Spot Check
Review Questions
Web Sites
Diuretics and Medications Used for Urinary System Disorders
Objectives
Vocabulary
Introduction
Diuretics
Spotlight: Urinary Tract Infections: Cystitis
Special Considerations: The Older Adult
Special Considerations: The Child
Critical Thinking Questions and Activities
Spot Check
Urinary Tract Antibacterials
Urinary Tract Antiseptics
Miscellaneous Agents
Selected Agents That Discolor Urine
Review Questions
Web Sites
Medications Used in Treatment of Endocrine Disorders
Objectives
Vocabulary
Introduction
The Pituitary
The Thyroid
The Parathyroids
The Adrenals
The Pancreas (Islets of Langerhans)
Spotlight: Diabetes Mellitus
Special Considerations: The Older Adult
Special Considerations: The Child
Critical Thinking Questions and Activities
Insulin
Spot Check
Oral Hypoglycemic Agents
Thiazolidinediones
Alpha Glucosidase Inhibitors
Meglitinides
Hyperglycemic Agents
Review Questions
Web Sites
Medications That Affect the Nervous System
Objectives
Vocabulary
Introduction
Spotlight: Pain
Special Considerations: The Older Adult
Special Considerations: The Child
Critical Thinking Questions and Activities
Analgesics
Analgesic-Antipyretics
Spot Check
Sedatives and Hypnotics
Antiparkinsonian Drugs
Alzheimer's Disease
Anticonvulsants
Anesthetics
Ophthalmic Drugs
Drugs Used in Vertigo, Motion Sickness, and Vomiting
Review Questions
Web Sites
Medications That Affect the Reproductive System
Objectives
Vocabulary
Introduction
Female Hormones
Hormone Replacement Therapy
Spotlight: Birth Control
Oral Contraceptives
Male Hormones
Erectile Dysfunction
Drugs Used During Labor and Delivery
Special Considerations: The Older Adult
Special Considerations: The Child
Critical Thinking Questions and Activities
Spot Check
Review Questions
Web Sites
Drug Index
General Index