Pharmacology for the Health Care Professions

Author: Christine M. Thorp

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470696903

Category: Science

Page: 376

View: 1999

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Pharmacology for the Health Care Professions is an accessible introduction to the pharmacology necessary for health care professionals training to be non-medical prescribers looking for an overview of the subject. The book covers the pharmacology necessary for accredited training programmes in non-medical prescribing and certification in access and supply of prescription-only medicines and will be useful as an ongoing reference for future use in practice. Opening with a general introduction to pharmacology as a science, the book goes on to explain what is meant by drugs and medicines and why pharmacology should be of relevance to health care professionals. The reader is presented with general principles of pharmacology followed by systemic pharmacology that covers the actions of important groups of drugs in common use to treat diseases and conditions of the cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, musculoskeletal, skin and central nervous systems. The physiology and pathophysiology relevant to the understanding of how these drugs work is included. Finally the book explores the law in relation to the sale, supply, administration and prescription of drugs and explains what is meant by non-medical prescribing. All aspects of non-medical prescribing are considered including the use of exemptions to the Medicines Act, patient group directions, supplementary prescribing and the development of independent prescribing for nurses and pharmacists. Pharmacology is explained in simple, easy to understand terms and the book avoids any unnecessary chemistry where possible. Case studies that are of particular relevance to health care professionals are used throughout to illustrate the importance of the pharmacology major body systems and pathologies and the potential problems of adverse drug reactions and drug-drug interactions.
Release

Pharmacology for Health Professionals

Author: Bronwen Jean Bryant,Kathleen Mary Knights

Publisher: Elsevier Australia

ISBN: 0729539296

Category: Chemotherapy

Page: 1062

View: 5463

DOWNLOAD NOW »

"Pharmacology for Health Professionals provides a comprehensive introduction to important pharmacology prinicples and concepts, with a strong focus on therapeutics." "The text has been extensively updated to reflect the latest information on the clinical use of drugs, local aspects of scheduling, drug legislation and ethics." -- Book Jacket.
Release

Essentials of Pharmacology for Health Professions

Author: Ruth Woodrow,Bruce Colbert,David M. Smith

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305176545

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 640

View: 3731

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Now in its 7th Edition, ESSENTIALS OF PHARMACOLOGY FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS is the best-selling resource for those preparing for licensed practical nursing, medical assisting, and other allied health careers. Clear, concise writing focused on need to know drug information gives readers the confidence to master pharmacology. Learn calculations quickly through a simplified step-by-step process. Part I chapters center on basic pharmacologic principles. Medication preparation, supplies, and specific information on each route of administration is covered. Administration checklists allow the learner to put the knowledge into practice. . Part II chapters organize drugs by classifications, and includes purpose, side effects, cautions, interactions, and contraindications. Patient education is highlighted for each category. Reference tables with each classification list the most commonly prescribed drugs according to generic and trade names, with dosage and available forms. The complete pharmacology resource for allied health professionals at every experience level, ESSENTIALS OF PHARMACOLOGY FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS, 7th Edition also makes a great refresher and on-the-job reference. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Release

Essentials of Pharmacology for Health Professions

Author: Bruce Colbert,Ruth Woodrow

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337395897

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 672

View: 6379

DOWNLOAD NOW »

The ideal resource for those preparing for licensed practical nursing, medical assisting, and other allied health careers, best-selling ESSENTIALS OF PHARMACOLOGY FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS delivers the need to know drug information that gives you the confidence to master pharmacology as well as clinical applications to help you understand the relevancy and why behind the concepts. Part I provides a comprehensive review of pharmacologic principles, while Part II covers drugs, sources, legal concerns, and medical uses. Chapters organize drugs by classifications and include each drug's purpose, side effects, interactions, and precautions or contraindications. Offering a complete pharmacology resource for allied health professionals at every experience level, ESSENTIALS OF PHARMACOLOGY FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS, 8e also makes a great refresher and on-the-job reference. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Release

Outlines and Highlights for Pharmacology for the Health Care Professions by Christine Thorp

Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Publisher: Academic Internet Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781618307767

Category: Education

Page: 354

View: 2152

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again! Virtually all of the testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events from the textbook are included. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides give all of the outlines, highlights, notes, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanys: 9780470510179 .
Release

Essentials of Pharmacology for Health Occupations

Author: Ruth Woodrow,Bruce Colbert,David M. Smith

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1435480333

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 656

View: 624

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Essentials of Pharmacology for Health Occupations, 6th Edition provides an extensive framework of drug information in a concise format for learners studying licensed practical nursing, medical assisting and other allied health professions. Learn calculations quickly through a simplified step-by-step process. Discover key drug information by classifications, such as their purpose, side effects, cautions, and interactions, or utilize this resource to refresh your knowledge of drugs. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Release

Introducing Pharmacology

For Nursing and Healthcare

Author: Roger McFadden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351001388

Category: Medical

Page: 404

View: 2972

DOWNLOAD NOW »

This third edition of Introducing Pharmacology provides an accessible and engaging introduction to the subject of pharmacology for nursing and healthcare students – and anyone needing to refresh their knowledge of this important area. The third edition recognises that many nursing and healthcare courses are now requiring students to engage with the subject of pharmacology at a higher level. Accordingly, this edition has been reinforced with more advanced pharmacology that will help these students, but without losing the clarity and accessibility of earlier editions. This popular text includes: • Clear explanations of how drugs work in the human body • The underlying physiology and pathophysiology necessary for an understanding of the action of drugs • Coverage of the common drug groups that nurses and other healthcare professionals are likely to encounter in practice • Case-studies, relating pharmacological theory to clinical practice • An extensive glossary of key terms and definitions New to this edition: A new ‘beyond the basics’ feature, providing a deeper explanation of the mechanism of action of key drugs, supporting students studying at a more advanced level A new section covering drugs for the treatment of nausea and labyrinthine disorders An expanded chapter on drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics Enhanced and more detailed illustrations Updated content that reflects latest guidelines and recently licensed drugs
Release

Pharmacology for the Primary Care Provider - E-Book

Author: Marilyn Winterton Edmunds,Maren Stewart Mayhew

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323087914

Category: Medical

Page: 880

View: 2084

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Written by and for nurse practitioners, and also suitable for physician’s assistants, Pharmacology for the Primary Care Provider, 4th Edition focuses on what you need to know to safely and effectively prescribe drugs for primary care. An emphasis on patient teaching helps you gain patient adherence to prescribed drug regimens, and guidelines for health promotion help in maintaining and improving your patients’ health. Now in full color, this edition expands the book's emphasis on the QSEN priorities of safety and evidence-based practice, and adds coverage of new drugs, new drug classes, and new therapeutic drug uses. Written by leading nurse practitioner authorities Marilyn Winterton Edmunds and Maren Stewart Mayhew, Pharmacology for the Primary Care Provider teaches principles of pharmacotherapeutics using today’s most commonly used drugs. A Key Drugs focus highlights the most commonly used and most representative drugs of each major drug class — with particular emphasis on the top 100 most commonly prescribed drugs. Emphasis on patient teaching helps you communicate with patients and family caregivers to promote adherence to the drug regimen. Emphasis on health promotion describes how to help patients stay well and improve their health, including coverage of immunizations and biologicals, vitamins, weight management, and smoking cessation. Evidence-Based Decision-Making and Treatment Guidelines chapter (11) provides practical guidelines for using the best current research evidence to make decisions about the care of individual patients. Extensive coverage of drug therapy for special populations such as geriatric and pediatric patients includes considerations related to age, pregnancy, race, and other factors. UNIQUE! Coverage of prescriptive practice includes topics such as prescriptive authority, role implementation, and the role of nurses (NPs, CNMs, CRNAs, and CNSs) and physician assistants in writing prescriptions. NEW! Full-color design and illustrations highlight the most important content. DRUG UPDATES reflect the latest FDA-approved drugs, drug classes, and therapeutic uses. Expanded emphasis on the QSEN priorities of safety and evidence-based practice helps you eliminate drug prescribing errors with color-highlighted Safety Alerts! and NEW Clinical Practice Alerts! NEW section on male hormone replacement therapies adds coverage of men to that for women. Updated evidence-based prescribing information reflects the latest national clinical practice guidelines and evidence-based treatment guidelines, including the latest clinical treatment guidelines for diabetes. NEW! Complementary and Alternative Products tables highlight interactions with drugs, and are emphasized with a distinctive icon. Updated Drug Overview tables are enhanced with color as well as Top 100 icons that highlight the most commonly prescribed drugs.
Release

How Drugs Work

Basic Pharmacology for Healthcare Professionals

Author: Hugh McGavock

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 1857756916

Category: Medical

Page: 171

View: 577

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Quality prescribing is an applied science, matching the pharmacology to the diagnosis. Powerful modern drugs require scientific understanding if their benefits are to be realised and their many risks minimised. This book describes how drugs work. It equips readers with a set of clear concepts on which to base their prescribing decisions. Unlike typical long textbooks on the subject, this book condenses only those aspects of pharmacology of direct relevance to everyday prescribing into a concise, accessible volume. This second edition has been completely updated and also contains new chapters on drugs and the central nervous system, and the use of recreational drugs. How Drugs Work, Second Edition satisfies the need for an appropriate understanding of pharmacology by those who have prescribing responsibilities such as nurse prescribers; general practitioners, pharmacists and dentists in mid-career who may wish to update their knowledge; and pharmaceutical industry representatives. Medical students, too, will benefit from this book as an introduction.
Release

Pharmacology for Nurses

A Pathophysiologic Approach

Author: Michael Adams,Dianne L. Josephson,Leland Norman Holland

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780130281487

Category: Medical

Page: 831

View: 4541

DOWNLOAD NOW »

When students are asked which subject in their nursing program is the most challenging, pharmacology always appears near the top of the list. Pharmacology cannot be made easy, but it can be made understandable, if the proper connections are made to the complex interrelationships between pharmacology and pathophysiology. Pharmacology for Nurses: A Pathophysiologic Approach provides the student a clear picture of the importance of pharmacology to disease, and to nursing care. Book jacket.
Release