Rau's Respiratory Care Pharmacology

With an approach to learning as progressive as its content, Rau’s Respiratory Care Pharmacology, 8th Edition simplifies the process of learning challenging pharmacology material like never before. Rau’s effective approach uses broken-down terminology, relatable explanations, reader-friendly writing, and additional workbook guidance to help you easily master the text’s cutting-edge content - which includes the latest terms, pronunciations, in-depth sleep pharmacology, reality-based case studies, and SOAP assessment opportunities. Plus, the online interactive flashcards and audio pronunciation glossary offer additional learning formats tailored to your digital preferences.

Paperback, 472 Pages

Published: September 2011

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-07528-2


  • Unit I: Basic Concepts and Principles in Pharmacology

    1.  Introduction to Respiratory Care Pharmacology

    2.  Principles of Drug Action

    3.  Administration of Aerosolized Agents

    4.  Calculating Drug Doses

    5.  The Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems

    Unit II: Drugs Used to Treat the Respiratory System

    6.  Adrenergic (Sympathomimetic) Bronchodilators

    7.  Anticholinergic (Parasympatholytic) Bronchodilators

    8.  Xanthines

    9.  Mucus-Controlling Drug Therapy

    10.  Surfactant Agents

    11.  Corticosteriods in Respiratory Care

    12.  Nonsteroidal Antiasthma Agents

    13.  Aerosolized Antiinfective Agents

    14.  Antimicrobial Agents

    15.  Cold and Cough Agents

    16.  Selected Agents of Pulmonary Value

    17.  Neonatal and Pediatric Aerosolized Drug Therapy

    Unit III: Critical Care, Cardiovascular, and Polysomnography Agents

    18.  Skeletal Muscle Relaxants (Neuromuscular Blocking Agents)

    19.  Diuretic Agents

    20.  Drugs Affecting the Central Nervous System

    21.  Vasopresors, Inotropes, and Antiarrythmic Agents

    22.  Drugs Affecting Circulation: Antihypertensives, Antianginals, Antithrombotics

    23.  Sleep and Sleep Pharmacology

    Appendix A: Units and Systems of Measurement

    Appendix B: Acceptable Mixtures of Most Commonly Prescribed Respiratory Care Drugs




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