Pharmacology Demystified

Paperback | December 22, 2005

byMary Kamienski, Jim Keogh

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There’s no easier, faster, or more practical way to learn the really tough subjects

Pharmacology Demystified covers the practical aspects of pharmacology that you need to master to become a healthcare or nursing professional. This self-teaching guide comes complete with key points, background information, quizzes at the end of each chapter, and even a final exam. Simple enough for beginners but challenging enough for advanced students, this is a lively and entertaining brush-up, introductory text, or classroom supplement.

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There’s no easier, faster, or more practical way to learn the really tough subjectsPharmacology Demystified covers the practical aspects of pharmacology that you need to master to become a healthcare or nursing professional. This self-teaching guide comes complete with key points, background information, quizzes at the end of each chap...

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Just the prescription for mastering pharmacology! Looking forward to locking in a great, secure job in the booming healthcare field? Well, before you can graduate and get your license, you have to pass that challenging compulsory course in pharmacology. Luckily, there's no need to be intimidated or confused. In Pharmacology Demystifie...

Mary Kamienski, PhD, RN, FAEN, FNP, CEN, is the Director of the Center for Lifelong Learning at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Nursing, and teaches advanced practice and undergraduate registered nursing students. Jim Keogh is on the faculty of St. Peter's College and Columbia University. He is ...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:456 pages, 9.3 × 7.3 × 0.83 inPublished:December 22, 2005Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071462082

ISBN - 13:9780071462082

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Chapter 1: An Inside Look at Pharmacology

Chapter 2: Drug Action and Drug Interactions

Chapter 3: Pharmacology and the Nursing Process

Chapter 4: Substance Abuse

Chapter 5: Principles of Medication Administration

Chapter 6: Route of Administration

Chapter 7: Dose Calculations

Chapter 8: Herbal Therapy

Chapter 9: Vitamins and Minerals

Chapter 10: Fluid and Electrolyte Therapy

Chapter 11: Nutritional Support Therapies

Chapter 12: Inflammation

Chapter 13: Antimicrobials -- Fighting Infection

Chapter 14: Respiratory Diseases

Chapter 15: Nervous System Drugs

Chapter 16: Narcotic Agonist

Chapter 17: Immunologic Agents

Chapter 18: Gastrointestinal System

Chapter 19: Cardiac Circulatory Medications

Chapter 20: Skin Disorders

Chapter 21: Endocrine Medications

Chapter 22: Disorders of the Eye and Ear

FINAL EXAM

ANSWERS TO QUIZ AND EXAM QUESTIONS

APPENDIX

INDEX