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Author Workman, M. Linda.

Title Understanding pharmacology : essentials for medication safety / M. Linda Workman, Linda LaCharity, Susan C. Kruchko ; with Jennifer Ponto
Published St. Louis, Mo. : Elsevier/Saunders, [2011]


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Description xx, 521 pages : illustrations
Contents 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-infectives: antibacterial drugs -- 10. Anti-infectives: antiviral drugs -- 11. Anti-infectives: 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 -- Bibliography -- Illustration credits -- Answer key
Summary " 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 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."--Publisher
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Subject Drugs -- Administration.
Medication errors -- Prevention.
Drug Therapy -- nursing.
Pharmacological Phenomena.
Pharmacological and Toxicological Phenomena and Processes
Pharmacological and Toxicological Phenomena.
Safety Management.
Author Kruchko, Susan C.
LaCharity, Linda A.
Elsevier elibrary
LC no. 2010025796
ISBN 1416029176 (paperback)
9781416029175 (paperback)