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Just the prescription for mastering pharmacology!
Looking forward to locking in a great, secure job in the booming healthcare field? Well, before you can graduate and get your license, you have to pass that challenging compulsory course in pharmacology. Luckily, there's no need to be intimidated or confused. In Pharmacology Demystified, Dr. Mary Kamienski -- a top nurse practitioner trainer -- joins forces with Jim Keogh, author of over 60 best-selling self-help books, to give non-pharmacology majors a fast, easy, and practical way to get on top of this tough subject.
Pharmacology Demystified starts you off by fully explaining concepts and practices in easily understood everyday language. Then, this unique guide leads you forwardat your own pace -- to the mastery of formal medical terms and skills required on exams and on the job. Summations of key points, background information, quizzes at the end of each chapter, and a "final exam" reinforce learning every step of the way and guarantee your success.
If you want to achieve a high comfort level with pharmacology's concepts, terminology, and skills, here's the self-teaching course that will get you there. Get ready to:
- Learn the essential fundamentals of pharmacology, including definitions, standards, drug actions/interactions, the nursing process and pharmacology, prescription and medical abbreviations, and more
- Discover how drugs are selected to treat diseases that affect different organ systems
- See exactly how to prepare and administer all types of drugs
- Identify the signs of patients reactions to drugs
- Explore ways to properly store drugs
- Teach patients to use their medications safely and effectively
- Take a "final exam" and grade it yourself!
Simple enough for beginners but challenging enough for advanced students, Pharmacology Demystified is a lively and effective brush-up, introductory text, or classroom supplement that puts all the practical aspects of pharmacology at your fingertips.
There's no easier, faster, or more practical way to learn the really tough subjects
Pharmacology Demystified covers the practical aspects of pharmacology that you need to master to become a healthcare or nursing professional. This self-teaching guide comes complete with key points, background information, quizzes at the end of each chapter, and even a final exam. Simple enough for beginners but challenging enough for advanced students, this is a lively and entertaining brush-up, introductory text, or classroom supplement.
About the Author
Mary Kamienski, PhD, RN, FAEN, FNP, CEN,
is the Director of the Center for Lifelong Learning at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Nursing, and teaches advanced practice and undergraduate registered nursing students.
Jim Keogh is on the faculty of St. Peter's College and Columbia University. He is the author of more than 60 books, including McGraw-Hill's Microbiology Demystified and Java Demystified.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: An Inside Look at Pharmacology
Chapter 2: Drug Action and Drug Interactions
Chapter 3: Pharmacology and the Nursing Process
Chapter 4: Substance Abuse
Chapter 5: Principles of Medication Administration
Chapter 6: Route of Administration
Chapter 7: Dose Calculations
Chapter 8: Herbal Therapy
Chapter 9: Vitamins and Minerals
Chapter 10: Fluid and Electrolyte Therapy
Chapter 11: Nutritional Support Therapies
Chapter 12: Inflammation
Chapter 13: Antimicrobials -- Fighting Infection
Chapter 14: Respiratory Diseases
Chapter 15: Nervous System Drugs
Chapter 16: Narcotic Agonist
Chapter 17: Immunologic Agents
Chapter 18: Gastrointestinal System
Chapter 19: Cardiac Circulatory Medications
Chapter 20: Skin Disorders
Chapter 21: Endocrine Medications
Chapter 22: Disorders of the Eye and Ear
ANSWERS TO QUIZ AND EXAM QUESTIONS