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Administering Medications

Administering Medications - 5th edition

ISBN13: 978-0078455056

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ISBN13: 978-0078455056
ISBN10: 0078455057
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Edition/Copyright: 5TH 05
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2005
International: No

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Administering Medications - 5TH 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0078455056

Donna Gauwitz

ISBN13: 978-0078455056
ISBN10: 0078455057
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 5TH 05
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company

Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

Provides the fundamentals of drug administration, drug laws, principles of pharmacology, drug handling procedures, physician's orders, routes of administration, dosage calculation, and drug actions related to specific body systems and disorders. New boxed readings for the Fifth edition include Legal and Ethical Issues, and Health Care: Today and Tomorrow. Also includes CAUTION! boxes which provide critical information on common drug administration errors; Patient Education boxes which teach and reinforce communication skills; Critical Thinking exercises and Internet activities at the end of each chapter; and step-by-step procedures throughout the text. New chapters on vitamins, minerals, and herbs; and antineoplastic drugs.

New to This Edition

  • Legal and Ethical Issues boxed readings
  • Health Care: Today and Tomorrow boxed readings
  • Representative Drug Lists added to the Appendix

Table of Contents

1 Orientation to Medications

2 Principles of Drug Action

3 Measurement and Dosage Calculation

4 Medication Therapy

5 Vitamins, Minerals, and Herbs

6 Antibiotics and Antifungals

7 Drugs for the Eye and Ear

8 Drugs for the Skin

9 Drugs for the Cardiovascular System

10 Drugs for the Respiratory System

11 Drugs for the Gastrointestinal System

12 Drugs for the Urinary System and Fluid Balance

13 Drugs for the Reproductive System

14 Drugs for the Endocrine System

15 Drugs for the Musculoskeletal System

16 Drugs for the Nervous and Sensory Systems

17 Psychotropic Drugs

18 Antineoplastic Drugs

19 Administering Parenteral Medications

20 Drugs for the Geriatric Patient

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