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Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technicians

Organized to provide an in-depth review of the ASHP content requirements for pharmacology and anatomy and physiology, Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technicians, 2nd Edition is comprehensive, yet approachable. It offers complete coverage of body systems structure to correspond to the way pharmacology is taught in most programs, as well as patient scenarios, anatomy and physiology refreshers, drug monographs with pill photos, and a number of learning aids.

Paperback, 776 Pages

Published: November 2012

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-08497-0

Reviews

  • NEW REVIEW -- MOSCOU / Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technicians. Elsevier, 2008, $62.95. Imprint: Mosby.

    [AUTHOR]
    Moscou, Kathy, RPh, MPH; Snipe, Karen R., CPhT, MEd

    [BIBLIOGRAPHIC DATA]
    ISBN: 978-0-323-04720-3, 759 pages, soft cover.

    [DOODY'S NOTES]

    [REVIEWER'S EXPERT OPINION]
    Laila Elkadi, BSc Pharm, MBA(Temple University Health System - Northeastern Hospital)

    **Description**
    This book covers the pharmacology and pathophysiology of the human body system by system and the medications used to treat each system's disorders. It is systematic and compelling to read.

    **Purpose**
    This book covers the pharmacology and pathophysiology of the human body system by system and the medications used to treat each system's disorders. It is systematic and compelling to read.



    **Audience**
    This book is written for students as well as their instructors. It also can be used as one of the references in any pharmacy's library.

    **Features**
    From the history of medicine and medication discovery and approval by the FDA to drug administration, absorption and pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of each medication, this book discusses the pharmacology and pathophysiology of human body systems (cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, respiratory, endocrine, autonomic nervous, etc.). The book has many excellent features: it is appropriately and accurately illustrated; important notes pop up in the margins as quick reminders; pertinent forms are included (such as the FDA MedWatch); each chapter is followed by a short set of questions addressing the chapter's high points. The book includes a user-friendly CD-ROM full of quiz questions and self exams as well as pill pictures of high quality resolution. The index quickly takes the reader to the needed subject page. As a practicing pharmacist, I would like to see future editions make a tie-in to the job description of a pharmacy technician. Also, a chapter on how to prioritize the dispensing of various medications would be beneficial; e.g. dispensing an intravenous medication used for a cardiac condition would have priority over dispensing a levothyroxin tablet for hypothyroidism.

    **Assessment**
    This is an excellent reference that I plan to keep in our pharmacy library. I am looking forward to the next edition, hopefully incorporating my suggestions, as well as those of others.

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    Weighted Numerical Score: 95 - 4 Stars!

Contents

  • Unit 1: Introduction to Pharmacology

    1. Fundamentals of Pharmacology
    2. Principles of Pharmacology
    3. Pharmacodynamics
    4. Drug Interactions and Medication Errors
    5. Unit 2: Drugs Affecting the Autonomic Nervous System and Central Nervous System

      Introduction to the Nervous System

    6. Treatment of Anxiety
    7. Treatment of Depression
    8. Treatment of Schizophrenia and Other Psychoses
    9. Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease and Huntington’s Disease
    10. Treatment of Seizure Disorders
    11. Treatment of Pain
    12. Treatment of Migraine Headache and Alzheimer’s Disease
    13. Treatment of Sleep Disorders and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
    14. Unit 3: Drugs Affecting the Musculoskeletal System

      Introduction to the Musculoskeletal System

    15. Neuromuscular Blockade
    16. Treatment of Muscle Spasms
    17. Treatment of Autoimmune Diseases That Affect the Musculoskeletal System
    18. Treatment of Osteoporosis and Paget’s Disease of the Bone
    19. Treatment of Hyperuricemia and Gout
    20. Unit 4: Treatment of Diseases of the Ophthalmic and Otic Systems

      Introduction to the Ophthalmic and Otic Systems

    21. Treatment of Glaucoma and Other Disorders of the Eye
    22. Treatment of Vertigo and Other Disorders of the Ear
    23. Treatment of Ophthalmic and Otic Infections
    24. Unit 5: Drugs Affecting the Cardiovascular System

      Introduction to the Cardiovascular System and Hematological System

    25. Treatment of Angina
    26. Treatment of Hypertension
    27. Treatment of Heart Failure
    28. Treatment of Myocardial Infarction and Stroke
    29. Treatment of Arrhythmia
    30. Unit 6: Drugs Affecting the Gastrointestinal System

      Introduction to the Gastrointestinal (Digestive) System

    31. Treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Laryngopharyngeal Reflux and Peptic Ulcer
    32. Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease
    33. Unit 7: Drugs Affecting the Respiratory System

      Introduction to the Respiratory System

    34. Treatment of Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
    35. Treatment of Allergies
    36. Unit 8: Drugs Affecting the Urinary System

      Introduction to the Urinary System

    37. Treatment of Prostate Disease and Erectile
    38. Treatment of Fluid and Electrolyte Disorders
    39. Unit 9: Drugs Affecting the Endocrine System

      Introduction to the Endocrine System

    40. Treatment of Thyroid Disorders
    41. Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus
    42. Drugs That Affect the Reproductive System
    43. Unit 10: Drugs Affecting the Immunological System

      Introduction to the Lymphatic and Immune System

    44. Treatment of Bacterial Infection
    45. Treatment of Viral Infections
    46. Treatment of Cancers
    47. Vaccines and Immunosuppressants
    48. Unit 11: Drugs Affecting the Integumentary System

      Introduction to the Integumentary System (Skin & Its Appendages)

    49. Treatment of Fungal Infections
    50. Treatment of Decubitus Ulcers and Burns
    51. Treatment of Acne
    52. Treatment of Eczema
    53. Treatment of Lice and Scabies

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