Understanding Pharmacology for Health Professionals

Understanding Pharmacology for Health Professionals

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Making Sense of Pharmacology Understanding Pharmacology for Health Professionals provides a well-organized, easy-to-understand introduction to the world of drugs and pharmaceuticals. The Fifth Edition is structured into three broad, clear units that divide the vast subject of pharmacology into an approachable guide for students and experienced health professionals. Today's most up-to-date drug information is enhanced with beautiful illustrations and photographs that allow students to delve into the visual world of pharmacology while deeply engaging with the text. A comprehensive drug reference glossary as well as a set of thorough appendices supplements the text to further simplify the extensive array of drug information available. Impeccably organized and enjoyable to read, Understanding Pharmacology for Health Professionals makes a broad and difficult subject matter both graspable and interesting for both students and practicing health professionals.
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  • Hardback | 696 pages
  • 203.2 x 251.46 x 27.94mm | 1,043.26g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 5th edition
  • 0133911268
  • 9780133911268
  • 1,751,561

About Susan M. Turley

Susan M. Turley is an experienced community college instructor, having taught introduction to pharmacology courses for pharmacy technician, medical assisting, and respiratory therapy students, as well as teaching medical terminology and medical transcription courses for many years. She is the author of Medical Language, Third Edition, which dominates the market. She is a current member of the Pharmacy Technician Educators Council (PTEC) and an avid reader of "Pharmacy Times" journal to stay current on pharmacy trends and new drugs. Her clinical background is extensive and broad, having worked in acute care hospitals, physicians' offices, managed care, and long-term care. She has held clinical positions in quality management, auditing, and infection control. Her writing is well known for its accuracy and clarity in presenting technically difficult material and for a special blend that includes humor and interesting anecdotes to stimulate learning and keep students engaged. She holds a Master of Arts degree in adult education, a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, and national certification in the fields of both health information management and medical transcription.
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Table of contents

UNIT 1 Introduction to Pharmacology: Understanding the Past History, Present Uses, and Future of Drugs 1. Introduction to Pharmacology and the History of Drugs 2. Drug Design, Testing, Manufacturing, and Marketing3. Drug Forms4. Routes of Administration and the Drug Cycle 5. Using Drugs Therapeutically6. The Prescription UNIT 2 Understanding Drugs and Drug Categories by Body Systems 7. Urinary Drugs8. Gastrointestinal Drugs9. Musculoskeletal Drugs10. Respiratory Drugs 11. Cardiovascular Drugs 12. Hematologic Drugs 13. Gynecologic and Obstetric Drugs14. Endocrine Drugs 15. Neurologic Drugs 16. Psychiatric Drugs17. Dermatologic Drugs 18. Ophthalmic Drugs 19. Ears, Nose, and Throat Drugs UNIT 3 Understanding Other Drugs and Drug Categories 20. Analgesic Drugs 21. Anti-Infective Drugs 22. Chemotherapy Drugs 23. Vaccines 24. Anesthetic Drugs 25. Emergency Drugs, Intravenous Fluids, and Blood Products APPENDICES Appendix A Top 50 Prescription Drugs 2010-2013 Top 50 Prescription Drugs by Sales Top 50 Prescription Drugs by Number of Prescriptions Appendix B Glossary of Key Words with Definitions Appendix C Glossary of Abbreviations, Short Forms, Symbols, and Their MeaningsAppendix D Sound-Alike Drug Names Appendix E ISMP List of Error-Prone Abbreviations, Symbols, and Dose DesignationsAppendix F Drugs Recently Taken Off the MarketAppendix G Endings Common to Generic Drug Names and their Drug Categories
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