Understanding Pharmacology for Health Professionals (3rd Edition)

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9780130417428: Understanding Pharmacology for Health Professionals (3rd Edition)

For courses in Pharmacology and/or Medical Transcription. This introductory text helps students in health professions understand pharmacology. From the history of drugs to current drugs for every body system, it covers everything students will need to know. A comprehensive glossary/index with drug dosages and drug name pronunciation is also provided.

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Providing a complete overview of pharmacology, this resource presents a comprehensive framework for drug recognition and drug usage. Arranged by medical specialty or drug category, it covers all of the "need-to-know" essentials from the history of drugs and the drug approval process to prescription and over-the-counter trade name and generic drugs for every body system. Revised and updated, the third edition includes the most current drugs and drug information.

NEW TO THE THIRD EDITION:
  • Corresponding Companion Website that features drug updates and discussions of current healthcare issues, as well as study guide exercises, www.prenhall.com/turley
  • Focus on healthcare issues encountered on a clay-to-day basis.
  • Drug forms and dosages for all listed drugs are included in the Glossary/Index. Pronunciation guide is now included in the Glossary/Index.
  • Clinical scenarios from real medical case histories are included, accompanied by questions and exercises.
  • Handwritten prescriptions allow students to interpret actual written prescription.
ADDITIONAL FEATURES:
  • Covers the broad spectrum of diverse yet interrelated topics that affect pharmacology, Such as botany, molecular chemistry, research, clinical observation, toxicology. Legislation, and patient education.
  • Presents competency-based learning objectives and correlated review questions.
  • Includes end-of-chapter questions, spelling tips and the insights provided by correct spellings, historical notes, and Did You Know boxes.
  • Includes photographs and line drawings for visual comprehension and reinforcement.

About the Author:

Susan M. Turley is an experienced educator and practitioner in many areas of health care. She has worked in acute care, managed care, long-term care, and the physician's office and has held positions in nursing, quality management, infection control, medical assisting, medical transcription, and health information management.

As an educator, she has taught college and community college courses in pharmacology and pathophysiology. She has presented numerous staff inservices in acute care, managed care, and long-term care settings and co-presented numerous all-day seminars for teachers throughout the country. She codeveloped the curriculum and training materials for a nationally distributed medical transcription training program and currently works as a consultant in curriculum development and instructor for a distance learning school with health information management and medical transcription programs.

She is the author of numerous medical and educational articles for national journals, and co-author of two funded national healthcare grants.

She has a Master of Arts degree in adult education, a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, and national certification in the fields of health information management and medical transcription.

Her writing is well-known for its clarity in presenting technically difficult material and for a special blend of in-depth coverage that also includes humor and interesting anecdotes to keep interest high.

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