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Essentials of Pharmacology for Health Professions
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Part I: INTRODUCTION. 1. Consumer Safety and Drug Regulations. 2. Drug Names and References. 3. Sources and Bodily Effects of Drugs. 4. Medication Preparations and Supplies. 5. Abbreviations and Systems of Measurement. 6. Safe Dosage Preparation. 7. Responsibilities and Principles of Drug Administration. 8. Administration by the Gastrointestinal Route. 9. Administration by the Parenteral Route. 10. Poison Control. Part II: DRUG CLASSIFICATIONS. 11. Vitamins, Minerals, and Herbs. 12. Integumentary System Medications. 13. Autonomic Nervous System Drugs. 14. Cardiovascular Drugs. 15. Urinary System Drugs. 16. Gastrointestinal Drugs. 17. Respiratory System Drugs and Antihistamines. 18. Eye and Ear Medications. 19. Analgesics, Sedatives, and Hypnotics. 20. Psychotropic Medications, Alcohol, and Drug Abuse Agents. 21. Musculoskeletal and Anti-inflammatory Drugs. 22. Anticonvulsants, Antiparkinsonian Drugs, and Agents for Alzheimer's Disease. 23. Endocrine System Drugs. 24. Reproductive System Drugs. 25. Anti-infective Drugs and Vaccines. 26. Antineoplastic Drugs. 27. Geriatric and Pediatric Drug Considerations. Comprehensive Review Exam for Part I. Comprehensive Review Exam for Part II.

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Bruce Colbert is faculty emeritus and retired director of the Allied Health Care Department at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. The author of 10 traditional books, he also developed an interactive worktext and DVD program on student success. Focusing on such topics as stress and time management, he has presented more than 300 regional and national lectures and workshops devoted to professional skills, enhancing critical and creative thinking and effective decision-making. In addition, he consults with educational programs to improve teaching effectiveness as well as presents active teaching workshops. Elizabeth Katrancha is an associate professor and program coordinator of the Baccalaureate Nursing Program at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as TRAUMA NURSE, ORTHOPEDIC NURSE and WESTERN JOURNAL OF NURSING RESEARCH. Adam James is the manager for Immunization and Clinical Programs for Rite Aid Pharmacy, focusing on immunization planning, implementation and organization for almost 2,500 Rite Aid locations. He is the co-author of two textbooks as well as a contributor to electronic works for Cengage Publishing. Continuing as a preceptor for Duquesne University School of Pharmacy, Dr. James was named Duquesne University Preceptor of the Year in 2020. In addition, he is a published CPE author, certified through ACPE.

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