Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technicians
Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technicians,
Edition 2
By Kathy Moscou, RPh, MPH, PhD candidate, PPRC Fellow and Karen Snipe, CPhT, AS, BA, MEd

Publication Date : 28 Nov 2012

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Description
Comprehensive yet approachable, PHARMACOLOGY FOR PHARMACY TECHNICIANS provides just the right type and level of pharmacology information you need for successful practice. With coverage of body systems structure, as well as patient scenarios, anatomy and physiology refreshers, drug monographs with pill photos, and much more, this book presents an often-challenging subject in a practical way to make learning easier.

Key Features

  • Overviews of anatomy and physiology at the beginning of each body system unit provide a basic understanding of anatomy and physiology to help you understand how drugs work in the body.
  • Mini drug monographs in every body system and drug classification chapter contain valuable drug information and pill photos for quick reference.
  • Summary drug tables with generic/brand name, usual dose and dosing schedule, and warning labels offer at-a-glance access to information about specific drugs.
  • Helpful Tech Notes enhance your understanding of the practical knowledge needed in the pharmacy setting and help you relate new concepts to practical use.
  • Tech Alerts offer critical reminders and warnings to help you learn to identify and avoid common pharmacy errors.
  • Technician's Corner critical thinking exercises prepare you for on-the-job situations by providing a set of facts and asking you to reach a conclusion.

New Features

  • Updated drug information ensures you are familiar with the latest drug approvals and therapeutic considerations.
  • Additional learning resources on the companion Evolve website include:
    • Certification practice exam to better prepare you for the PTCB or ExCPT exam.
    • More recall exercises and games to help you retain complex information.
About the author
By Kathy Moscou, RPh, MPH, PhD candidate, PPRC Fellow, Research Affiliate Centre for Aboriginal and Rural Education Studies Brandon University Brandon, Manitoba, Canada Former Director, Pharmacy Technician Program (1989-2006), North Seattle Community College, Vancouver, WA and Karen Snipe, CPhT, AS, BA, MEd, Pharmacy Technician Program Coordinator, Department Head, Diagnostic and Imaging Services, Trident Technical College, Charleston, SC
Table of Contents

Unit 1: Introduction to Pharmacology

  1. Fundamentals of Pharmacology
  2. Principles of Pharmacology
  3. Pharmacodynamics
  4. Drug Interactions and Medication Errors
  5. Unit 2: Drugs Affecting the Autonomic Nervous System and Central Nervous System

    Introduction to the Nervous System

  6. Treatment of Anxiety
  7. Treatment of Depression
  8. Treatment of Schizophrenia and Other Psychoses
  9. Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease and Huntington’s Disease
  10. Treatment of Seizure Disorders
  11. Treatment of Pain
  12. Treatment of Migraine Headache and Alzheimer’s Disease
  13. Treatment of Sleep Disorders and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  14. Unit 3: Drugs Affecting the Musculoskeletal System

    Introduction to the Musculoskeletal System

  15. Neuromuscular Blockade
  16. Treatment of Muscle Spasms
  17. Treatment of Autoimmune Diseases That Affect the Musculoskeletal System
  18. Treatment of Osteoporosis and Paget’s Disease of the Bone
  19. Treatment of Hyperuricemia and Gout
  20. Unit 4: Treatment of Diseases of the Ophthalmic and Otic Systems

    Introduction to the Ophthalmic and Otic Systems

  21. Treatment of Glaucoma and Other Disorders of the Eye
  22. Treatment of Vertigo and Other Disorders of the Ear
  23. Treatment of Ophthalmic and Otic Infections
  24. Unit 5: Drugs Affecting the Cardiovascular System

    Introduction to the Cardiovascular System and Hematological System

  25. Treatment of Angina
  26. Treatment of Hypertension
  27. Treatment of Heart Failure
  28. Treatment of Myocardial Infarction and Stroke
  29. Treatment of Arrhythmia
  30. Unit 6: Drugs Affecting the Gastrointestinal System

    Introduction to the Gastrointestinal (Digestive) System

  31. Treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Laryngopharyngeal Reflux and Peptic Ulcer
  32. Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease
  33. Unit 7: Drugs Affecting the Respiratory System

    Introduction to the Respiratory System

  34. Treatment of Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  35. Treatment of Allergies
  36. Unit 8: Drugs Affecting the Urinary System

    Introduction to the Urinary System

  37. Treatment of Prostate Disease and Erectile
  38. Treatment of Fluid and Electrolyte Disorders
  39. Unit 9: Drugs Affecting the Endocrine System

    Introduction to the Endocrine System

  40. Treatment of Thyroid Disorders
  41. Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus
  42. Drugs That Affect the Reproductive System
  43. Unit 10: Drugs Affecting the Immunological System

    Introduction to the Lymphatic and Immune System

  44. Treatment of Bacterial Infection
  45. Treatment of Viral Infections
  46. Treatment of Cancers
  47. Vaccines and Immunosuppressants
  48. Unit 11: Drugs Affecting the Integumentary System

    Introduction to the Integumentary System (Skin & Its Appendages)

  49. Treatment of Fungal Infections
  50. Treatment of Decubitus Ulcers and Burns
  51. Treatment of Acne
  52. Treatment of Eczema
  53. Treatment of Lice and Scabies
Book details
ISBN: 9780323084970
Page Count: 806
Illustrations: Approx. 311 illustrations (311 in full color)
Retail Price: £45.99