Pharmacology
Pharmacology,
Edition 3 Principles and Applications
By Eugenia M. Fulcher, RN, BSN, MEd, EdD, CMA

Publication Date: 28 Nov 2011

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Description
Comprehensive, yet easy to read, this practical textbook introduces you to basic pharmacology principles, with an emphasis on applying them to the kinds of clinical situations you will encounter on the job. You’ll learn about how different drugs work in the body, drug dosage calculation methods, drug administration routes and procedures, the importance of keeping accurate medication records, and much more. Plus, a variety of activities and exercises help you strengthen your math, critical thinking, and communication skills.

Key Features

  • Practical coverage of basic pharmacology provides a thorough understanding of the medications most commonly used in ambulatory and inpatient settings.
  • A real-life Scenario starts each chapter with thought-provoking questions to consider as you progress through the material.
  • Procedures boxes provide step-by-step guidance for drug calculation and administration, accompanied by numerous illustrations and icons that identify OSHA-mandated protocols.
  • Common Signs & Symptoms of Diseases and Common Side Effects of Medications lists in each body system chapter help you distinguish between disease progression and medication reactions.
  • Body systems icons highlight the ways that specific drugs affect a particular body system.
  • Chapter objectives and key words at the beginning of each chapter help you focus your study efforts.
  • Check Your Understanding math review sections enable you to assess your knowledge of application and calculation concepts.
  • Critical Thinking exercises challenge you to apply what you've learned to a variety of realistic situations.
  • Important Facts and Clinical Tips boxes in each chapter highlight the key concepts for practice.
  • Patient Education for Compliance boxes help you communicate more effectively with patients about possible side effects or adverse reactions.

New Features

  • Summary tables are more concise and easier to follow.
  • New calculations exercises and quizzes are included on the companion Evolve website.
  • Expanded math and drug calculation sections in the workbook supplement the textbook with additional exercises for practice with math and dosage calculations. Available separately.
About the author
By Eugenia M. Fulcher, RN, BSN, MEd, EdD, CMA, Former Program Director, Medical Assisting, Swainsboro Technical College, Waynesboro, GA
Table of Contents

Section 1: General Aspects of Pharmacology

1. Legal and Ethical Aspects of Pharmacology

2. Basics of Pharmacology

3. Drug Information and Drug Forms

4. Understanding Drug Dosages for Special Populations

5. Reading and Interpreting Medication Labels and Orders and Documenting Appropriately

Section 2: Mathematics for Pharmacology and Dosage Calculations

6. Math Review

7. Measurement Systems and Their Equivalents

8. Converting Between Measurement Systems

9. Calculating Doses of Nonparenteral Medications

10. Calculating Doses of Parenteral Medications

Section 3: Medication Administration

11. Safety and Quality Assurance

12. Enteral Routes

13. Percutaneous Routes

14. Parenteral Routes

Section 4: Pharmacology for Multisystem Application

15. Analgesics and Antipyretics

16. Immunizations and the Immune System

17. Anitmicrobials, Antifungals, and Antivirals

18. Antineoplastic Agents

19. Nutritional Supplements and Alternative Medicines

Section 5: Medication Related to Body Systems

20. Endocrine System Disorders

21. Eye and Ear Disorders

22. Drugs for Skin Conditions

23. Musculoskeletal System Disorders

24. Gastrointestinal System Disorders

25. Respiratory System Disorders

26. Circulatory System and Blood Disorders

27. Urinary System Disorders

28. Reproductive System Disorders

29. Neurological System Disorders

30. Drugs for Mental Health and Behavioral Disorders

31. Drugs of Abuse and Misuse

Appendices

A. Check Your Understanding Answers

B. Drug-Nutrient and Drug-Drug Interactions

Glossary

Book Reviews
The second edition of Pharmacology: Principles and Applications is a thorough, comprehensive pharmacology text that is well suited for health professions students as a result of its extensive content and effective use of review questions, exercises, color, icons, and graphics to engage students for optimal learning. The text is divided in such a manner that health professions faculty can easily determine which sections of the text should be emphasized in a specific discipline.

Journal of Pharmacy Technology – November/December 2008
Book details
ISBN: 9781437722673
Page Count: 642
Illustrations: Approx. 468 illustrations (458 in full color)
Retail Price: €60.99
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978-1-4377-2366-3, Fulcher & Fulcher: Math Calculations for Pharmacy Technicians, A Worktext, 2e