Applied Pharmacology for Veterinary Technicians - 6th Edition - ISBN: 9780323680684, 9780323680660

Applied Pharmacology for Veterinary Technicians

6th Edition

Author: Lisa Martini-Johnson
Paperback ISBN: 9780323680684
eBook ISBN: 9780323680660
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 21st August 2020
Page Count: 560
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Description

Learn to calculate dosages accurately and administer drugs safely! Applied Pharmacology for Veterinary Technicians, 6th Edition shows you how to determine drug dosages, administer prescribed drugs to animals, and instruct clients about side effects and precautions. Coverage of drugs includes pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, clinical uses, dosage forms, and adverse effects. An Evolve companion website offers animations of pharmacologic processes, practice with dosage calculations, narrated videos demonstrating drug administration techniques, and more. Written by veterinary technology educator Lisa Martini-Johnson, this resource provides the pharmacology knowledge you need to succeed as a vet tech!

Key Features

  • Quick-access format makes it easy to find important drug information, including clinical uses, dosage forms, and adverse side effects.
  • Body systems organization follows a logical sequence of study.
  • Illustrated, step-by-step procedures demonstrate proper administration techniques for common drug forms.
  • Key terms, chapter outlines, Notes boxes, and learning objectives focus your learning and make studying easier.
  • Proprietary drug names are listed with the generic drug names, highlighting drugs that have generic options.
  • Companion Evolve website includes drug administration videos, drug calculators with accompanying word problems, animations of pharmacologic processes, and dosage calculation exercises.
  • Dosage calculation exercises provide practice immediately after new information is presented.
  • Review questions reinforce your understanding of key concepts, with answers located in the back of the book.
  • Technician Notes provide useful hints and important reminders to help you avoid common errors and increase your efficiency on the job.

Table of Contents

  1. General Pharmacology
    2. Routes and Techniques of Drug Administration
    3. Practical Calculations
    4. Drugs Used in Nervous System Disorders
    5. Drugs Used in Respiratory System Disorders
    6. Drugs Used in Renal and Urinary Tract Disorders
    7. Drugs Used in Cardiovascular System Disorders
    8. Drugs Used in Gastrointestinal System Disorders
    9. Drugs Used in Hormonal, Endocrine, and Reproductive Disorders
    10. Drugs Used in Ophthalmic and Otic Disorders
    11. Drugs Used in Skin Disorders
    12. Anti-infective Drugs
    13. Antiparasitic Drugs
    14. Drugs Used to Relieve Pain and Inflammation
    15. Therapeutic Nutritional, Fluid, and Electrolyte Replacements
    16. Blood-Modifying, Antineoplastic, and Immunosuppressant Drugs
    17. Immunologic Drugs
    18. Miscellaneous Therapeutic Agents
    19. Inventory: The Veterinary Technician's Role
    20. Emergency Drugs  NEW!
    Appendix A: Common Abbreviations Used in Veterinary Medicine
    Appendix B: Weights and Measures
    Appendix C: Antidotes
    Appendix D: Common Drugs: Approximate Dosages
    Appendix E: Listing of Drugs According to Functional and Therapeutic Classification
    Appendix F: Controlled Substances Information Summary
    Bibliography
    Glossary

Details

No. of pages:
560
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Saunders 2021
Published:
21st August 2020
Imprint:
Saunders
Paperback ISBN:
9780323680684
eBook ISBN:
9780323680660

About the Author

Lisa Martini-Johnson

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Director; Veterinary Technician Program; Lehigh Carbon and Northampton Community Colleges