Understanding Pharmacology for Health Professionals
For courses in Pharmacology and/or Medical Transcription.This introductory text helps students in health professions understand pharmacology. From the history of drugs to current drugs for every body system, it covers everything students will need to know. A comprehensive glossary/index with drug dosages and drug name pronunciation is also provided.
- Paperback | 562 pages
- 200.66 x 251.46 x 30.48mm | 1,065.94g
- 16 May 2003
- Pearson Education (US)
- United States
- 3rd edition
Table of contents
List of Figures. Foreword by John H. Dirckx, M.D. 1. Introduction to Pharmacology. 2. The History of Drugs: An Overview. 3. Drug Legislation. 4. Drug Design, Testing, Manufacturing, and Marketing. 5. Drug Forms and Routes of Administration. 6. Steps in the Drug Cycle. 7. Drug Effects. 8. Drug Terminology. 9. Systems of Measurement. 10. The Prescription. 11. Dermatology Drugs. 12. Urinary Tract Drugs. 13. Gastrointestinal Drugs. 14. Musculoskeletal Drugs. 15. Cardiovascular Drugs. 16. Emergency Drugs. 17. Anticoagulant and Thrombolytic Drugs. 18. Pulmonary Drugs. 19. Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Drugs. 20. Ophthalmic Drugs. 21. Endocrine Drugs. 22. Antidiabetic Drugs. 23. Obstetric and Gynecologic Drugs. 24. Neurological Drugs. 25. Psychiatric Drugs. 26. Analgesic Drugs. 27. Anti-Infective Drugs. 28. AIDS Drugs and Antiviral Drugs. 29. Antifungal Drugs. 30. Chemotherapy Drugs. 31. Anesthetics. 32. Intravenous Fluids and Blood Products. Glossary/Index.
About Susan M. Turley
Susan M. Turley is an experienced educator and practitioner in many areas of health care. She has worked in acute care, managed care, long-term care, and the physician's office and has held positions in nursing, quality management, infection control, medical assisting, medical transcription, and health information management. As an educator, she has taught college and community college courses in pharmacology and pathophysiology. She has presented numerous staff inservices in acute care, managed care, and long-term care settings and co-presented numerous all-day seminars for teachers throughout the country. She codeveloped the curriculum and training materials for a nationally distributed medical transcription training program and currently works as a consultant in curriculum development and instructor for a distance learning school with health information management and medical transcription programs. She is the author of numerous medical and educational articles for national journals, and co-author of two funded national healthcare grants. She has a Master of Arts degree in adult education, a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, and national certification in the fields of health information management and medical transcription. Her writing is well-known for its clarity in presenting technically difficult material and for a special blend of in-depth coverage that also includes humor and interesting anecdotes to keep interest high.