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Understanding Pharmacology

Essentials for Medication Safety

Clear and straightforward, Understanding Pharmacology: Essentials for Medication Safety helps you understand how drugs work and how to administer them safely. That means you won't have to resort to rote memorization of drug information to avoid making medication errors! Written by noted educators M. Linda Workman, PhD, RN, FAAN, Linda A. LaCharity, PhD, RN, and Susan L. Kruchko, MS, RN, Understanding Pharmacology clarifies difficult concepts and prepares you to handle today's new drugs and drug classes. It provides complete preparation for licensure exams and for clinical practice.

Book, 448 Pages

Published: October 2010

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4557-3511-2


  • Part One: Overview of Pharmacology
    1. Drug Actions and Body Responses
    2. Safely Preparing and Giving Drugs
    3. Teaching Patients About Drug Therapy
    Part Two: Mathematics in Pharmacology
    4. Medical Systems of Weights and Measures
    5. Mathematics Review and Introduction to Dosage Calculation
    6. Dosage Calculation of Intravenous Solutions and Drugs
    Part Three: Clinical Categories and Uses of Drugs
    7. Drugs for Pain and Sleep Problems
    8. Anti-inflammatory Drugs
    9. Anti-infective Drugs: Antibacterial Drugs
    10. Anti-infective Drugs: Antiviral Drugs
    11. Anti-infective Drugs: Antitubercular and Antifungal Drugs
    12. Drugs that Affect Urine Output
    13. Drugs for Hypertension
    14. Drugs for Heart Failure
    15. Antidysrhythmic Drugs
    16. Drugs for High Blood Lipids
    17. Drugs that Affect Blood Clotting
    18. Drugs for Asthma and Other Respiratory Problems
    19. Drugs for Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, and Constipation
    20. Drugs for Gastric Ulcers and Reflux
    21. Drugs for Seizures
    22. Drugs for Depression, Anxiety, and Psychosis
    23. Drugs for Parkinson's and Alzheimer's Disease
    24. Drugs for Endocrine Problems
    25. Drugs for Diabetes
    26. Drugs for Glaucoma
    27. Drugs for Cancer Therapy
    Answer Key
    General Index
    Disorders Index


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