Pharmacology, Principles and Applications, 3rd Edition

Pharmacology

3rd Edition Principles and Applications

By Eugenia M. Fulcher, RN, BSN, MEd, EdD, CMA, Former Program Director, Medical Assisting, Swainsboro Technical College, Waynesboro, GA


Section 1: General Aspects of Pharmacology

1. Legal and Ethical Aspects of Pharmacology

2. Basics of Pharmacology

3. Drug Information and Drug Forms

4. Understanding Drug Dosages for Special Populations

5. Reading and Interpreting Medication Labels and Orders and Documenting Appropriately

Section 2: Mathematics for Pharmacology and Dosage Calculations

6. Math Review

7. Measurement Systems and Their Equivalents

8. Converting Between Measurement Systems

9. Calculating Doses of Nonparenteral Medications

10. Calculating Doses of Parenteral Medications

Section 3: Medication Administration

11. Safety and Quality Assurance

12. Enteral Routes

13. Percutaneous Routes

14. Parenteral Routes

Section 4: Pharmacology for Multisystem Application

15. Analgesics and Antipyretics

16. Immunizations and the Immune System

17. Anitmicrobials, Antifungals, and Antivirals

18. Antineoplastic Agents

19. Nutritional Supplements and Alternative Medicines

Section 5: Medication Related to Body Systems

20. Endocrine System Disorders

21. Eye and Ear Disorders

22. Drugs for Skin Conditions

23. Musculoskeletal System Disorders

24. Gastrointestinal System Disorders

25. Respiratory System Disorders

26. Circulatory System and Blood Disorders

27. Urinary System Disorders

28. Reproductive System Disorders

29. Neurological System Disorders

30. Drugs for Mental Health and Behavioral Disorders

31. Drugs of Abuse and Misuse

Appendices

A. Check Your Understanding Answers

B. Drug-Nutrient and Drug-Drug Interactions

Glossary