Workbook for Rau's Respiratory Care Pharmacology,
Edition 11
By Douglas S. Gardenhire, EdD, RRT-NPS, FAARC and Sandra T Hinski, PHD, MS, RRT-NPS

Publication Date: 29 Aug 2023

Take an easier path to respiratory pharmacology mastery. Workbook for Rau's Respiratory Care Pharmacology, 11th Edition features a variety of engaging learning exercises for each of the 22 chapters in the core text. Examples include NBRC®-type questions, critical-thinking exercises, case studies, definitions, and additional content review to further your understanding of challenging pharmacology principles, develop your critical-thinking skills, and prepare you for success on the board exam. Thoroughly revised and updated, the Rau’s workbook is part of the complete learning package for your continued success!

Key Features

  • Answers reference back to the objectives in the core text to help you easily review your areas of weakness.
  • Case studies and critical-thinking questions promote the application of clinical skills.
  • Key illustrations from the text provide a visual review to enhance your study of important concepts.
  • Engaging pharmacology exercises reinforce foundational content, such as key terms and definitions.

New Features

  • NEW! Updated content reflects changes to drug approval, aerosol medication devices and associated issues related to COVID-19, FDA-approved medications, and asthma and COPD treatment protocols.
About the author
By Douglas S. Gardenhire, EdD, RRT-NPS, FAARC, Chair and Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Respiratory Therapy, Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia and Sandra T Hinski, PHD, MS, RRT-NPS, Faculty Respiratory Care Division Gateway Community College Phoenix, Arizona
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. Corticosteroids 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. Vasopressors, Inotropes, and Antiarrhythmic Agents
22. Drugs Affecting Circulation: Antihypertensives, Antianginals, Antithrombotics
23 Sleep and Sleep Pharmacology
Book details
ISBN: 9780323871600
Page Count: 224
Retail Price : £36.99

Respiratory therapy students in two- and four-year programs