Pharmacology for the Surgical Technologist - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9781437710021, 9781455777266

Pharmacology for the Surgical Technologist

3rd Edition

Authors: Katherine Snyder Chris Keegan
eBook ISBN: 9781455777266
eBook ISBN: 9780323292740
eBook ISBN: 9781455723720
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 11th October 2011
Page Count: 309

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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).

Key Features

  • Coverage of pharmacology includes all areas designated in the core curriculum by the Association of Surgical Technology (AST).
  • A review of basic math skills and pharmacologic principles makes it easier to apply the information to surgical situations.
  • Learning tools in each chapter include learning objectives, key terms with definitions, chapter summaries, and review questions.
  • Important and practical advice is provided with Caution alerts, Tech Tips, Notes, and First Assist boxes.
  • Common surgical medications are covered by category and include descriptions of surgical applications.

Table of Contents

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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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