Pharmacology Demystified

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January 11, 2006


Electronic book text, 456 pages

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Main description

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.

Table of contents

INTRODUCTIONACKNOWLEDGMENTSChapter 1: An Inside Look at PharmacologyChapter 2: Drug Action and Drug InteractionsChapter 3: Pharmacology and the Nursing ProcessChapter 4: Substance AbuseChapter 5: Principles of Medication AdministrationChapter 6: Route of AdministrationChapter 7: Dose CalculationsChapter 8: Herbal TherapyChapter 9: Vitamins and MineralsChapter 10: Fluid and Electrolyte TherapyChapter 11: Nutritional Support TherapiesChapter 12: InflammationChapter 13: Antimicrobials -- Fighting InfectionChapter 14: Respiratory DiseasesChapter 15: Nervous System DrugsChapter 16: Narcotic AgonistChapter 17: Immunologic AgentsChapter 18: Gastrointestinal SystemChapter 19: Cardiac Circulatory MedicationsChapter 20: Skin DisordersChapter 21: Endocrine MedicationsChapter 22: Disorders of the Eye and EarFINAL EXAMANSWERS TO QUIZ AND EXAM QUESTIONSAPPENDIXINDEX

Author comments

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 the author of more than 60 books, including McGraw-Hill's Microbiology Demystified and Java Demystified.

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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 Demystified, Dr. Mary Kamienski -- a top nurse practitioner trainer -- joins forces with Jim Keogh, author of over 60 best-selling self-help books, to give non-pharmacology majors a fast, easy, and practical way to get on top of this tough subject.

Pharmacology Demystified starts you off by fully explaining concepts and practices in easily understood everyday language. Then, this unique guide leads you forward—at your own pace -- to the mastery of formal medical terms and skills required on exams and on the job. Summations of key points, background information, quizzes at the end of each chapter, and a "final exam" reinforce learning every step of the way and guarantee your success.

If you want to achieve a high comfort level with pharmacology's concepts, terminology, and skills, here's the self-teaching course that will get you there. Get ready to:

  • Learn the essential fundamentals of pharmacology, including definitions, standards, drug actions/interactions, the nursing process and pharmacology, prescription and medical abbreviations, and more
  • Discover how drugs are selected to treat diseases that affect different organ systems
  • See exactly how to prepare and administer all types of drugs
  • Identify the signs of patients’ reactions to drugs
  • Explore ways to properly store drugs
  • Teach patients to use their medications safely and effectively
  • Take a "final exam" and grade it yourself!

Simple enough for beginners but challenging enough for advanced students, Pharmacology Demystified is a lively and effective brush-up, introductory text, or classroom supplement that puts all the practical aspects of pharmacology at your fingertips.

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