Pharmacology for the Surgical Technologist - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780323340830, 9780323415033

Pharmacology for the Surgical Technologist

4th Edition

Authors: Katherine Snyder Chris Keegan
eBook ISBN: 9780323415033
eBook ISBN: 9780323353908
eBook ISBN: 9780323415019
Paperback ISBN: 9780323340830
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st March 2016
Page Count: 256
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Description

Learn with the most trusted pharmacology text written specifically for surgical technologists! Pharmacology for the Surgical Technologist, 4th Edition ensures that as an integral member of the operating room team, you have an in-depth understanding of surgical medications. It covers everything from basic conversions, terminology, and calculations to anesthesia and medications used for perioperative care. This edition adds coverage of next-generation antibiotics, new technology in orthopedics, advances in cataract surgery, and more — plus a full-color design and expanded art program. An Evolve companion website lets you practice drug calculations. Written by experienced Surgical Technology educators Katherine Snyder and Chris Keegan, this book covers all areas of pharmacology that are designated in the Core Curriculum for Surgical Technology, 6th Edition.

Key Features

  • Coverage of pharmacology meets the needs of the Surgical Technologist and includes all areas designated in the Core Curriculum for Surgical Technology, 6th Edition. 
  • Chapter study questions help you measure your knowledge and apply it to practice, and serve as a review tool for classroom and certification exams.
  • Clinical features include Tech Tips from experts, Caution boxes with drug alerts to help prevent potential patient harm, and Notes simplifying difficult concepts.
  • Insight boxes provide in-depth, cutting-edge information about a specific product, procedure, or process.
  • Concise three-part organization makes it easier to understand 1) the foundations of pharmacology, mathematics, and drug administration, 2) applications of pharmacology to the surgical environment, and 3) preoperative medications, types of anesthesia, and emergency situations.
  • Evolve companion website includes exercises allowing you to practice math calculations, as well as drug monographs from Mosby’s Essential Drugs for Surgical Technology. 
  • Advanced Practice boxes provide information and advice on issues and applications that help you advance to the role of Surgical Assistant.
  • Trusted authors Kathy Snyder and Chris Keegan bring more than 50 years of combined experience, and provide the information you need to succeed in the classroom, on the certification exam, and in the operating room.
  • Learning Objectives in each chapter list the key content you should master and provide a useful study tool in preparing for examinations.

Table of Contents

UNIT 1:  INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACOLOGY
1. Basic Pharmacology
2. Medication Development, Regulation, and Resources
3. Pharmacology Math
4. Medication Administrations
UNIT 2:  APPLIED SURGICAL PHARMACOLOGY
5. Antibiotics
6. Diagnostics Agents
7. Diuretics
8. Hormones
9. Medications that Affect Coagulation
10. Ophthalmic Agents
11. Fluid and Irrigation Solutions
12. Antineoplastic Chemotherapy Agents
UNIT 3:  ANESTHESIA
13. Preoperative Medications
14. Patient Monitoring and Local and Regional Anesthesia
15. General Anesthesia
16. Emergency Situations
NEW! Glossary 
Drug Category Index
Index

Details

No. of pages:
256
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier 2017
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
eBook ISBN:
9780323415033
eBook ISBN:
9780323353908
eBook ISBN:
9780323415019
Paperback ISBN:
9780323340830

About the Author

Katherine Snyder

Affiliations and Expertise

Surgical Technology Program Chair and Instructor, Dixie State University, St. George, Utah

Chris Keegan

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Chair, Sugical Technology Department, Vincennes University, Vincennes, IN