Rau's Respiratory Care Pharmacology

Other | August 7, 2013

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With an approach to learning as progressive as its content,Rau's Respiratory Care Pharmacology, 8thEditionsimplifies the process of learning challenging pharmacology material like never before. Rau's effective approach uses broken-down terminology, relatable explanations, reader-friendly writing, and additional workbook guidance to help you easily master the text's cutting-edge content - which includes the latest terms, pronunciations, in-depth sleep pharmacology, reality-based case studies, and SOAP assessment opportunities. Plus, the online interactive flashcards and audio pronunciation glossary offer additional learning formats tailored to your digital preferences.

  • Improved readabilitymakes it easier for you to grasp difficult material.
  • Expanded! Key terms and definitionsinclude over 275 terms with pronunciations.
  • Companion workbookoffers a wide range of activities that help you apply knowledge gained from the core text and break down more difficult concepts beyond NBRC style multiple-choice questions.
  • Clinical Scenarios with follow-up SOAP assessmentprovide you with a reality-based patient case study and an opportunity to indicate standardized treatment.
  • Inside back coveroffers a quick-reference list of the most commonly used abbreviations in pharmacology with full application.
  • Full-color formatdraws out special features and creates a more reader-friendly text.
  • Glossaryaids your comprehension of pharmacology terminology.
  • Learning objectivesparallel the recall, analysis, and application levels tested on the NBRC exam to prepare you for credentialing.
  • Key terms with definitionsenable you to quickly master essential terminology.
  • Key Points boxesguide you in preparing for tests by identifying the most important concepts in each chapter.
  • Self-assessment questionsallow you to test yourself on key information within the chapter.
  • Student Resources on Evolve,including anaudio glossaryandelectronic flashcards, provide opportunities to hone your understanding of respiratory pharmacology concepts.
  • NEW! Chapter on sleep and sleep pharmacologykeeps you at the forefront of this growing issue in respiratory care.
  • NEW! Online interactive flashcard programon Evolve features themost common respiratory care drugsmentioned in the book and includes:
    • Generic name/trade name
    • Mechanism of action
    • Indications and dosage
    • Contraindications
    • Side effects

  • NEW! Appendixprovides a variety of lists and tables to prepare you for exams and professional practice.
    • List of the most commonly prescribed respiratory medicationsand acceptable mixtures of each
    • Units and System Measurementssectionwith the common units ofdrug measurementsandconversion chartsfor temperature, liquid and solid forms, anddrug estimation timesandbody weight estimations
  • NEW! Audio glossary of pharmacology termson Evolve helps you master pronunciation and improve term recall.

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With an approach to learning as progressive as its content,Rau's Respiratory Care Pharmacology, 8thEditionsimplifies the process of learning challenging pharmacology material like never before. Rau's effective approach uses broken-down terminology, relatable explanations, reader-friendly writing, and additional workbook guidance to hel...

Format:OtherDimensions:472 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:August 7, 2013Publisher:Elsevier CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0323277144

ISBN - 13:9780323277143

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Table of Contents

Unit I: Basic Concepts and Principles in Pharmacology

1. Introduction to Respiratory Care Pharmacology

2. Principles of Drug Action

3. Administration of Aerosolized Agents

4. Calculating Drug Doses

5. The Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems

Unit II: Drugs Used to Treat the Respiratory System

6. Adrenergic (Sympathomimetic) Bronchodilators

7. Anticholinergic (Parasympatholytic) Bronchodilators

8. Xanthines

9. Mucus-Controlling Drug Therapy

10. Surfactant Agents

11. Corticosteriods in Respiratory Care

12. Nonsteroidal Antiasthma Agents

13. Aerosolized Antiinfective Agents

14. Antimicrobial Agents

15. Cold and Cough Agents

16. Selected Agents of Pulmonary Value

17. Neonatal and Pediatric Aerosolized Drug Therapy

Unit III: Critical Care, Cardiovascular, and Polysomnography Agents

18. Skeletal Muscle Relaxants (Neuromuscular Blocking Agents)

19. Diuretic Agents

20. Drugs Affecting the Central Nervous System

21. Vasopresors, Inotropes, and Antiarrythmic Agents

22. Drugs Affecting Circulation: Antihypertensives, Antianginals, Antithrombotics

23. Sleep and Sleep Pharmacology

Appendix A: Units and Systems of Measurement

Appendix B: Acceptable Mixtures of Most Commonly Prescribed Respiratory Care Drugs

Glossary

Index