PRINCIPLES OF PHARMACOLOGY FOR MEDICAL ASSISTING, 5E is a comprehensive and easy-to-use text written specifically for medical assistants by a medical assisting instructor. Beginning with a mathematics review section, it proceeds to discuss dosage calculations, introduce pharmacology concepts and drugs, and conclude with medications related to each body system. Math concepts are presented in a clear and concise manner with step-by-step explanations and many examples, followed by practice problems for immediate reinforcement. With competency-based objectives, numerous concepts applications, and a color photo drug reference guide, it's clear why PRINCIPLES OF PHARMACOLOGY FOR MEDICAL ASSISTING has been a trusted solution for over 20 years.
Table of Contents
SECTION I: MATHEMATICS AND DOSAGE CALCULATIONS.
Unit 1. Numerals and Fractions.
Unit 2. Decimal Fractions.
Unit 3. Ratio and Proportion.
Unit 4. The Metric System.
Unit 5. Calculating Adult Dosages: Oral and Parenteral Forms.
Unit 6. Calculating Children's Dosages.
SECTION II: INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACOLOGY.
Unit 7. Drug Sources, Schedules, and Dosages.
Unit 8. Forms of Drugs and How They Act.
Unit 9. The Medication Order.
Unit 10. Medication Administration Essentials.
Unit 11. Administration of Nonparenteral Medications.
Unit 12. Parenteral Equipment and Supplies.
Unit 13. Administration of Parenteral Medications.
Unit 14. Allergy: An Overview.
SECTION III: MEDICATIONS, SUPPLEMENTS, AND DRUG ABUSE.
Unit 15. Antibiotic Agents.
Unit 16. Antifungal, Antiviral, and Immunizing Agents.
Unit 17. Antineoplastic Agents.
Unit 18. Vitamins and Minerals.
Unit 19. Psychotropic Agents.
Unit 20. Substance Abuse.
SECTION IV: EFFECTS OF MEDICATIONS ON BODY SYSTEMs.
Unit 21. Medications Used for Musculoskeletal System Disorders.
Unit 22. Medications Used for Gastrointestinal System Disorders.
Unit 23. Medications Used for Cardiovascular System Disorders.
Unit 24. Medications That Affect the Respiratory System.
Unit 25. Diuretics and Medications Used for Urinary System Disorders.
Unit 26. Medications Used in Treatment of Endocrine Disorders.
Unit 27. Medications That Affect the Nervous System.
Unit 28. Medications That Affect the Reproductive System.
Appendix A: Color Photo Quick Reference Drug Guide.
Appendix B: Helpful Resources.
Appendix C: Performance Checklists.