This comprehensive text presents pharmacology in a non-threatening, easy to access format, using clear, and informal language, numerous illustrations and tables, and step-by-step procedures. Content is organized into five major sections: 1. Basic Mathematics; 2. Calculations of Doses and Solutions; 3. Administration of Medications; 4. Drugs and Related Substances; 5. Effects of Medications on Body Systems. Up-to-date drug information is presented in numerous tables for ready reference, including data on generic names, trade names, route(s) of administration, usual dosage(s), and adverse reactions. A review of common medication administration routes includes detailed procedures. Care provider and client safety during drug therapy is emphasized at all times.
Table of Contents
SECTION 1: BASIC MATHEMATICS.
Chapter 1: Introduction and Arithmetic Test. Chapter 2: Numerals and Fractions. Chapter 3: Decimal Fractions and Percents. Chapter 4: Ratio and Percentage. Chapter 5: Temperature Equivalents.
SECTION 2: CALCULATIONS OF DOSES AND SOLUTIONS.
Chapter 6: The Metric System. Chapter 7: Household Measures and Apothecaries' Measurements. Chapter 8: Calculating Adult Dosages: Oral Forms. Chapter 9: Calculating Adult Dosages: Parenteral Forms. Chapter 10: Calculating Children's Dosages.
SECTION 3: ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATIONS.
Chapter 11: Drug Sources, Standards, and Dosages. Chapter 12: Forms of Drugs and How They Act. Chapter 13: The Medication Order. Chapter 14: Basic Principles for the Administration of Medications. Chapter 15: Administration of Nonparenteral Medications. Chapter 16: Parenteral Equipment and Supplies. Chapter 17: Administration of Parenteral Medications.
SECTION 4: DRUGS AND RELATED SUBSTANCES.
Chapter 18: Drugs Used to Counteract Infections. Chapter 19: Antifungal, Antiviral, and Immunizing Agents. Chapter 20: Antineoplastic Agents. Chapter 21: Vitamins and Minerals. Chapter 22: Psychotropic Agents. Chapter 23: Substance Abuse.
SECTION 5: EFFECTS OF MEDICATIONS ON BODY SYSTEMS.
Chapter 24: Medications Used for Circulatory System Disorders. Chapter 25: Medications That Affect the Respiratory System. Chapter 26: Medications Used for Gastrointestinal System Disorders. Chapter 27: Diuretics and Medications Used for Urinary System Disorders. Chapter 28: Medications Used in Treatment of Endocrine Disorders. Chapter 29: Medications Used for Musculoskeletal System Disorders. Chapter 30: Medications That Affect the Nervous System. Chapter 31: Medications That Affect the Reproductive System. Appendix.
Answers to Practice Problems and Self-Assessment Tests for Sections 1 and 2.