Basic Pharmacology for Health Professionals, Fourth Edition

Author: Hugh McGavock

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315347776

Category: Medical

Page: 214

View: 5429

This fourth edition of How Drugs Work equips readers with a set of clear concepts for matching the pharmacology to the diagnosis, and has been completely revised and updated to reflect the latest knowledge and terminology. Rather than providing overwhelmingly comprehensive information, it condenses the aspects of pharmacology directly relevant to everyday practice into a concise, accessible volume, including material on the half life of drugs, patient non-compliance and severe chronic inflammation.
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Basic Pharmacology for Healthcare Professionals

Author: Hugh McGavock

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 1846194784

Category: Medical

Page: 193

View: 1161

Maximising the benefits and minimising the risks of powerful modern drugs requires a firm scientific understanding of basic pharmacology. This Third Edition of How Drugs Work equips readers with a set of clear concepts for matching the pharmacology to the diagnosis. Instead of providing overwhelmingly comprehensive information, it condenses the aspects of pharmacology directly relevant to everyday practice into a concise, accessible volume, including new material on the half life of drugs, patient non-compliance and severe chronic inflammation, as well as revisions and updates to reflect the latest knowledge and terminology. The book remains indispensable for those with prescribing responsibilities such as nurse prescribers, general practitioners, pharmacists and dentists in mid-career who wish to update their knowledge, nurses who require an understanding of drug actions and interactions, and pharmaceutical industry representatives. Medical students will also find this a useful introductory text.
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Author: Paul Barber,Deborah Robertson

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335245668

Category: Medical

Page: 216

View: 1715

This ideal starter text for student nurses aims to make pharmacology less intimidating and focuses on the knowledge needed at pre-registration level in order to practice as a newly qualified nurse, in a variety of different settings.
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Author: W. Renée Acosta

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9781608315758

Category: Medical

Page: 581

View: 5760

Ideal for introductory pharmacology courses, LWW's Pharmacology for the Health Professions offers a concise introduction to pharmacological concepts for students in the health professions. Now in a fully updated Second Edition, this full-color text provides a solid foundation in the basic principles of pharmacology, including the actions, indications, contradictions, and adverse effects of drug classes. A companion website offers animations and self-study materials for students and teaching resources for faculty. The 2nd edition includes fully-revised drug tables (both in print and online), and new chapters in Math Review and Complementary and Alternative Medicine. It also offers students a wealth of online resources (interactive activities, online modules, and case studies) to help them learn, study, and retain the key concepts from the text/course.
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Author: Richard K Beck

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803646836

Category: Medical

Page: 744

View: 5230

Overcome your fears and build your confidence while you master the mathematic and pharmacology knowledge you need to pass your licensure exams and prepare for professional practice.
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Author: Derek G. Waller,Tony Sampson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702071900

Category: Medical

Page: 744

View: 7197

Medical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, now in its fifth edition, offers medical students all they need to know to become safe and effective prescribers. It forms a complete, integrated resource for basic pharmaceutical science, pathophysiology, clinical pharmacology, and therapeutics. The fifth edition has been extensively revised and updated throughout. Key features include: Clear, disease-based approach. Presentation of how drugs are used in clinical practice. Succinct explanations of the major pathogenic mechanisms of each disease and consequent clinical signs and symptoms. Comprehensive reviews of major drug classes relevant to each disease. Structured approach to the principles of disease management – outlining core principles of drug choice and planning a therapeutic regimen for common diseases. Quick-reference drug compendia illustrating key similarities and differences among all BNF-listed drugs in each class. Comes with free e-book on StudentConsult. New sections on key and evolving topics, including prescribing safety and pharmacovigilance. Updated figures to further clarify complex areas. Revised multiple-choice and case-based questions for self-assessment.
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Author: Mary Ann Stuhan

Publisher: ASHP

ISBN: 1585283606

Category: Medical

Page: 816

View: 9978

Using language and organization aimed directly at pharmacy technicians, Understanding Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technicians offers more than 700 pages of practical applications, safety issues and error prevention, and illustrative cases that not only explain how but why. Throughout the book, anatomy and physiology are discussed in relation to various disorders and associated pharmacotherapies to give the pharmacy technician students a context for how drugs work. Students using this book will learn the therapeutic effects of prescription medications, nonprescription medications, and alternative therapies commonly used to treat diseases affecting that system, and their adverse effects. An emphasis is placed on practical applications for the technician. What types of issues will technicians encounter at work? What is their role in patient education? How do they work with the pharmacist? Key features throughout the book: 77 case studies, including 249 case study questions More than 1,200 drugs discussed Pronunciations for difficult terms or words such as disease names Numerous figures and illustrations Alerts that point out areas of potential dangers or errors, including look-alike/sound-alike drugs. 335 practice points, including mention of any FDA-required patient medication guides, and any “special” drug storage and dispensing considerations, including beyond-use dating of open multi-use products. 110 commonly used and comprehensive drug tables. Chapter review questions The book’s content is written to meet ASHP accreditation standards and, therefore, is one of the most comprehensive books on the market related to pharmacology for technicians. For additional resources related to the book, visit www.ashp.org/techpharmacology.
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What you Need to Know for Each Drug Class, Fourth Edition

Author: Janet Stringer

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071769426

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 967

A time-saving, stress-reducing approach to learning the essential concepts of pharmacology Great for USMLE review! "This could be a very useful tool for students who struggle with understanding the most basic concepts in pharmacology for course and licensure examinations. 3 Stars."--Doody's Review Service Basic Concepts in Pharmacology provides you with a complete framework for studying -– and understanding -- the fundamental principles of drug actions. With this unique learning system, you’ll be able to identify must-know material, recognize your strengths and weaknesses, minimize memorization, streamline your study, and build your confidence. Basic Concepts in Pharmacology presents drugs by class, details exactly what you need to know about each class, and reinforces key concepts and definitions. With this innovative text you’ll be able to: Recognize the concepts you truly must know before moving on to other material Understand the fundamental principles of drug actions Organize and condense the drug information you must remember Review key information, which is presented in boxes, illustrations, and tables Identify the most important drugs in each drug class Seven sections specifically designed to simplify the learning process and help you gain an understanding of the most important concepts: General Principles Drugs That Affect the Autonomic Nervous System Drugs That Affect the Cardiovascular System Drugs That Act on the Central Nervous System Chemotherapeutic Agents Drugs That Affect the Endocrine System Miscellaneous Drugs (Includes Toxicology and Poisoning)
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Author: Mosby

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323311040

Category: Medical

Page: 1792

View: 749

If you work as a health professional, this is the drug handbook you need! Mosby's Drug Reference for Health Professions, 5th Edition makes it easy to look up the drugs your patients and clients are taking and understand how those drugs may affect treatment. Over 900 concise drug monographs are organized alphabetically by generic name for quick access to the most important information on administering drugs and keeping your patients safe. This edition includes coverage of 49 new drugs plus an enhanced companion website which not only has new features on EMS drugs and the top 200 drugs, but is packed with practical resources for everyday use. No health professional should be without this portable drug guide! www.mosbydrugref.com companion website includes additional coverage of topics such as drugs of abuse, a full-color pill atlas, herbal remedy monographs, medication math exercises, audio pronunciations of generic drug names, and an audio glossary of terms and definitions, plus new coverage including EMS Drugs, the Top 200 drugs, and Vaccination/Immunization schedules. Alphabetical organization of drugs by generic name — and a two-color design — save time in finding need-to-know details for day-to-day practice. Precautions and Considerations sections include key information written specifically for health professions practitioners. Drug storage information identifies those drugs in which extra care is needed to maintain potency. Lifespan content provides the answers you need when working with elderly, pediatric, and adult populations. Useful appendices make it easy to look up topics including normal laboratory values and FDA pregnancy categories. Icons call attention to special drug information including high alert warnings and IV compatibilities/incompatibilities. NEW! 49 new drugs are added — for a total of over 900 drug monographs — supplying you with the most current and inclusive drug information. UPDATED drug list adds newly approved drugs and deletes drugs that have been recalled or discontinued to ensure that drug information is clinically accurate, relevant, and current.
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Author: Michael J. Neal

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118902459

Category: Medical

Page: 120

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Medical Pharmacology at a Glance is recognised as an excellent starting point for pharmacology study. This international best-seller is the perfect companion for all medical and health students, providing an accessible, visual overview of pharmacology. This 8th edition has been extensively updated, especially in the areas of anaesthetics, drugs used in AIDs, cardiovascular drugs, drugs used in anxiety, depression and schizophrenia, urological drugs, drug metabolism, as well as practical concerns such as drug indications and side effects. Ideal for USMLE and pharmacology exam revision, Medical Pharmacology at a Glance features: • The basic principles of drug action, interaction, absorption and excretion • Chapters based on diseases or syndrome, for efficient clinical learning • An emphasis on drug mechanisms • References to the pathophysiology of disease, to aid understanding of drug choice and action • Case studies with questions and full explanation of answers • A companion website at www.ataglanceseries.com/pharmacology featuring online cases and flashcards
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Author: N.A

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781789387

Category: Medical

Page: 436

View: 7796

Written in the award-winning Incredibly Easy! style, this book provides complete and clear explanations of how drugs act and interact in the treatment of disease. Focusing on mechanisms of drug action, the book details specific drugs by pharmacologic class for all body systems as well as drugs for pain, psychiatric disorders, infection, fluid and electrolyte imbalances, and cancer. Potentially dangerous drug and drug-herb interactions are highlighted. This thoroughly updated edition covers the newest drugs in each pharmacologic class and includes information on obesity drugs, a new chapter on genitourinary system drugs, a new medication safety feature, and a new appendix on common herbal preparations and their drug interactions.
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Author: Susan M. Turley

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780135145708

Category: Medical

Page: 451

View: 6752

The purpose of this book is to provide a framework of knowledge to help readers recognize drug categories and generic and trade name drugs, understand therapeutic drug actions and the rationale for using drugs to treat disease, understand why side effects, allergic effects, and other effects of drugs occur, discern between sound-alike drugs, and explore clinical applications and current healthcare issues relating to pharmacology. By providing this foundation of knowledge, Understanding Pharmacology for Health Professionals will help health professionals deal with drugs currently on the market and also with the myriad of new drugs that are approved each year. Excellent resource for the healthcare professional!
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Author: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1496350472

Category: Medical

Page: 784

View: 861

Get all the basics on drug therapies—and administer drugs confidently and accurately—with the newly updated Pharmacology Made Incredibly Easy, 4th Edition. Written in the enjoyable, award-winning Incredibly Easy style, this easy-to-follow, fully illustrated guide offers step-by-step direction on the medication process, from assessing patient needs, to planning care, to implementation and positive outcomes. Strengthen your understanding of your class materials, get ready for the NCLEX® or certification exam, and administer drug therapies—safely and effectively! Build a strong platform of pharmacology knowledge and skills with. . . NEW and updated content on the newest approved medications and dosages and NEW tables listing: NEW vaccines and treatment for biological weapons exposure NEW treatment and antidotes for chemical weapons exposure NEW herbal drugs content NEW icons and images that clarify content Revised and updated content on the concepts of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacotherapeutics Pharmacology basics – How drugs are derived, developed, classified, and administered; classes of drugs by body system; their uses and mechanisms “Nurse Joy” and “Nurse Jake” illustrated characters offering tips and insights throughout Quick-scan format with concise, bulleted content Hundreds of illustrations and diagrams explaining key concepts and providing clear direction on administering drugs; drug distribution, absorption, and metabolism; potential drug interactions; adverse reactions; how different classes of drugs work in different body systems Special chapter features: Just the facts – A quick summary of chapter content Advice from the experts – Experienced practitioners’ insights Prototype pro – Actions, indications, and nursing considerations for common prototype drugs Nursing process – Patient assessment, diagnosis, outcome goals, implementation, and evaluation for each type and class of drug Pharm function – Illustrating how drugs act in the body; recognizing and treating adverse reactions Before you give that drug – Warnings to consider before you administer a drug Education edge – Information to share with your patient Quick quiz – End-of-chapter questions with answers/explanations, to help you remember the essentials End-of-book multiple-choice Q&A; Quick Guides to Medication Safety, Ophthalmic and Dermatologic Drugs, and Abbreviations to Avoid; Glossary of essential pharmacology terms.
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Author: Hugh McGavock

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 184619332X

Category: Medical

Page: 141

View: 2622

Five percent of all accident and emergency admissions are caused by prescribed medicines. This figure rises to an alarming twelve percent in elderly patients. This may be through inappropriate use or dosage, side effects, drug: drug interactions, failing metabolism in the liver and reduced excretion by the kidneys. Also, erratic compliance with drug taking by a large proportion of patients complicates and sometimes worsens iatrogenic harm. This practical guide details the most common errors made in prescribing and is ideal for day-to-day use. The clear, accessible language used throughout makes for quick and easy reference. It clarifies complex scientific issues and presents them in a practical format, indispensable for professional life. It is highly recommended for all prescribers, clinical pharmacists, medical students and Foundation Year doctors. It is also a vital resource in the medication review now required for the Quality and Outcomes Framework for General Practitioners in England.
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Author: Elisabetta Battista

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0723437645

Category: Medical

Page: 288

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Covering all aspects of the syllabus, Crash Course offers students a fast way to recap on what they need to know to get through the exams with ease. Styled in an easy-to-follow, readily accessible format, each book is prepared by senior medical students or junior doctors - under faculty supervision - to give them the correct level of information perfectly tailored to current curricula requirements. The series now includes improved pedagogic features and a fully revised self-assessment section, updated to meet current examination needs. Provides the exam syllabus in one place! Written by senior medical students or junior doctors – authors who really understand today’s exam situation! Senior Faculty Advisors ensure complete accuracy of the text! Full artwork programme, improved ‘Hints and Tips’ boxes, and ‘Clinical Application’ boxes help you remember the key points! Self-Assessment section – fully updated to reflect new curriculum requirements – helps you maximise your grade! Solid, accurate, user-friendly coverage provides enough detail even for those aiming at distinction! Fully updated self-assessment section - ideal for current examination practice! Includes useful ‘Learning Objectives' at the start of each chapter. Integrated approach between basic and clinical sciences provides a firm basis for problem solving in clinical practice. Includes new chapter on pain control and anaesthesia. Fully updated to include feedback from hundreds of students! Welcome to Crash Course – the revision aid to get you the results you need! Crash Course is a complete revision guide designed specifically to save you time by providing everything you could be asked in the exam in one place! Each book in the series has been specially written either by senior medical students or junior doctors – carefully supervised by faculty advisors – to ensure that it exactly matches your needs by having been prepared by someone who has just been in the exam situation! Fully updated and revised to improve accessibility, this essential revision aid includes new features such as ‘Learning Objectives’ at the start of each chapter, improved ‘Hints and Tips’ boxes, ‘Clinical Application’ boxes and a completely revised self-assessment section tailored to the current exam formats! Crash Course – an easier way to get through the exam!
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Author: Dilyse Nuttall,Jane Rutt-Howard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118861868

Category: Medical

Page: 352

View: 9772

The Textbook of Non-Medical Prescribing is an easy-to-read, comprehensive overview of the essential knowledge, key issues and skills relevant to non-medical prescribing. Now fully updated and linked to the National Prescribing Centre Single Competency Framework for non-medical prescribers, with activities to help you link your continuing professional development within the competences required as a prescriber. This practical title remains an ideal resource for all qualified health professionals to practice safe and effective non-medical prescribing. The section edition is structured around four core themes – public health, social and cultural issues, prescribing principles, and continuing professional development – which are threaded throughout the text. It also includes additional material on the importance on continuing professional development in prescribing, as well as the history and context of non-medical prescribing; ethical, legal and professional issues; effective consultations; essential pharmacology; clinical skills; prescribing for specific groups; and the role of the multidisciplinary team. Key Features: Accessible and study-friendly Each chapter has learning objectives and activities to support a deeper understanding of the theoretical knowledge base and its application to practice Case studies linking the topics to real-life scenarios Companion website at www.wiley.com/go/nuttall with a range of self-assessment questions, quizzes, numeracy exercises, case studies and weblinks. The Textbook of Non-Medical Prescribing provides support to anyone studying for a prescribing qualification or looking for a refresher on the subject.
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Revised Fourth Edition

Author: David M B Hall,David Elliman

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191015628

Category: Medical

Page: 424

View: 4501

Since publication of the fourth edition of this highly successful book, there have been a number of Government initiatives, reports and policies on how the health of children can best be protected and promoted. This revised fourth edition incorporates recent material on the National Service Framework, 'Every Child Matters', the public health report 'Choosing Health', and the Children Act. It has also been informed by new research on a variety of topics including Sure Start, obesity, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and language acquisition. Health for all Children 4/e (revised) continues the themes of previous editions, in particular highlighting the growing evidence that behavioural problems and educational failure are not inevitable, and can be prevented. Thus the role of screening for developmental problems, while not ignored, is set in the context of what can be done to promote language development, reading, and enthusiasm for learning. Changes made to the fourth edition, and continued in this revised edition, include dealing with the health care needs of children of school age as well as pre-school children. It also outlines the needs of special groups of children, including those who are vulnerable or disabled and those living in unusual circumstances. The legislative framework is outlined and hallmarks of good practice described. Promoting children's health is a key focus, with updated information on nutrition and injury prevention, and emphasis on the importance of parent education and support, language, and literacy skills, with a review of behavioural management programmes for parents. It also describes the duties laid on PCTs with regard to education and social services support. This established and successful book continues to be essential reading for all health professionals who work with children, whether in the community or at the receiving end of referrals. It will also provide vital background knowledge for those charged with the responsibility of planning, commissioning and monitoring. This revised fourth edition provides the most up to date evidence in a rapidly changing field.
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Author: Linda Lane Lilley,Shelly Rainforth Collins,Julie S. Snyder

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323358284

Category: Drugs

Page: 992

View: 940

Textbook for Nursing Pharmacology.
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Techniques for More Effective and Strategic Drug Discovery

Author: Terry Kenakin

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0124076890

Category: Medical

Page: 450

View: 6159

A Pharmacology Primer: Techniques for More Effective and Strategic Drug Discovery, 4th Edition features the latest ideas and research about the application of pharmacology to the process of drug discovery to equip readers with a deeper understanding of the complex and rapid changes in this field. Written by well-respected pharmacologist, Terry P. Kenakin, this primer is an indispensable resource for all those involved in drug discovery. This edition has been thoroughly revised to include material on data-driven drug discovery, biased signaling, structure-based drug design, drug activity screening, drug development (including pharmacokinetics and safety Pharmacology), and much more. With more color illustrations, examples, and exercises throughout, this book remains a top reference for all industry and academic scientists and students directly involved in drug discovery, or pharmacologic research. Highlights changes surrounding the strategy of drug discovery to provide you with a comprehensive reference featuring advances in the methods involved in lead optimization and more effective drug discovery Includes a new chapter on data-driven drug discovery in terms of the optimal design of pharmacological experiments to identify mechanism of action of new molecules Illustrates the application of rapid inexpensive assays to predict activity in the therapeutic setting, showing data outcomes and the limitations inherent in interpreting this data
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