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Pharmacology for the Surgical Technologist

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).

Online version,

Published: October 2011

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-323-08993-7


  • Unit 1: Introduction to Pharmacology
    1. Basic Pharmacology
    2. Medication Development, Regulation and Resources
    3. Pharmacology Math
    4. Drug Administration
    Unit 2: Applied Surgical Pharmacology
    5. Antibiotics
    6. Diagnostic Agents
    7. Diuretics
    8. Hormones
    9. Drugs That Affect Coagulation
    10. Ophthalmic Agents
    11. Fluids and Irrigation Agents
    12. Antineoplastic Chemotherapy Agents
    Unit 3: Anesthesia
    13. Preoperative Medications
    14. Patient Monitoring and Local and Regional Anesthesia
    15. General Anesthesia
    16. Emergency Situations
    Index of Drugs
    Drugs by Surgical Specialty


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