Popular in the O.R. and the classroom, the 2nd Edition of PHARMACOLOGY HANDBOOK FOR THE SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST provides the latest information about the drugs most often used in surgery. Based on the Core Curriculum of Surgical Technologists, this handy reference fits in the pocket of a scrub jacket, yet it is packed with essentials like common terms and abbreviations, a mathematics review, and discussions on pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. Most importantly, the comprehensive drug cards detail current drug information, including classification, routes of administration, contraindications, and more--all in an easy-access, easy-to-read format.
Table of Contents
Section I: COMMON TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS.
Terminology. Routes of Administration. Abbreviations. General Drug Classifications.
Section II: PRINCIPLES OF PHARMACOLOGY.
Pharmacokinetics. Variables Affecting Pharmacokinetics. Six Rights of Medication Administration.
Section III: PRACTICE OF PHARMACOLOGY.
Medication Identification. Medication Measurements. Metric System. Household System. Apothecary System. Medication Delivery Methods. Sterile and Nonsterile Preparation of Medication. Mathematics Review.
Section IV: DRUG REFERENCE CARDS.
Analgesics. Anesthetics. Antibiotics. Anticoagulants. Antiemetics. Cardiac Medications. Coagulants/Hemostatic Agents/Sealants. Diuretics. Dyes/Contrast Media. Hormones. I.V. Fluids/Irrigation Solutions. Narcotic Antagonists. Obstetrical Agents. Ophthalmic.
Sedatives/Hypnotics. Tranquilizers.Generic Name Index.Trade Name Index.