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Rapid Medicines Management for Healthcare Professionals


Rapid Medicines Management for Healthcare Professionals


Rapid 1. Aufl.

von: Paul Deslandes, Simon Young, Ben Pitcher

29,99 €

Verlag: Wiley-Blackwell
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 30.08.2019
ISBN/EAN: 9781119397755
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 312

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<p><i>Rapid Medicines Management for Healthcare Professionals</i> is an accessible, easy-to-use reference guide to safe and effective use of medicines in clinical practice. Introducing readers to the key principles of pharmacology and medicines management, this book addresses the essential elements encountered in healthcare practice.</p> <p>Clear, concise chapters explain the principles of clinical pharmacology, examine the formulation, administration, and monitoring of medicines, outline the characteristics of common drugs, and explore practical considerations such as vaccinations and evidence-based medicine. Blank templates allow readers to create customised drug information sheets, whilst a glossary enables easy access to explanations of key pharmacological concepts and terminology.</p> <ul> <li>Offers quick reference to essential pharmacological knowledge</li> <li>Covers both pharmacological theory and real-world applications of managing medicines</li> <li>Includes practical information on commonly prescribed drugs</li> <li>Complements standard reference sources such as the British National Formulary (BNF)</li> </ul> <p>Helping readers make informed medicines management decisions and render the best possible care, <i>Rapid Medicines Management for Healthcare Professionals</i> is a valuable resource for students and qualified nurses, as well as other healthcare professionals with an interest in medicine management.</p>
<p>Introduction ix</p> <p><b>Section I Underpinning Theory 1</b></p> <p>1 Introduction to Pharmacodynamics 3</p> <p>2 Synaptic Transmission 5</p> <p>3 Neurotransmitters I 9</p> <p>4 Neurotransmitters II 13</p> <p>5 Receptors 17</p> <p>6 Agonists and Antagonists 21</p> <p>7 Enzymes as Drug Targets 25</p> <p>8 Transport Proteins and Channels 29</p> <p>9 Hormones 31</p> <p>10 Introduction to Pharmacokinetics 35</p> <p>11 Absorption 39</p> <p>12 Distribution 41</p> <p>13 Metabolism 43</p> <p>14 Cytochrome P450 Enzyme Inhibitors and Inducers 45</p> <p>15 Elimination 47</p> <p><b>Section II Applied Theory 49</b></p> <p>16 Routes of Administration: Oral 51</p> <p>17 Routes of Administration: Inhalation 55</p> <p>18 Routes of Administration: Topical 59</p> <p>19 Routes of Administration: Transdermal 61</p> <p>20 Routes of Administration: Injection 63</p> <p>21 Routes of Administration: Rectal 67</p> <p>22 Drugs in Pregnancy 69</p> <p>23 Drugs in Breast‐feeding 71</p> <p>24 Drugs in Children 73</p> <p>25 Drugs in Hepatic Impairment 77</p> <p>26 Drugs in Renal Impairment 79</p> <p>27 Biologic Medicines 81</p> <p>28 Pharmacogenetics 85</p> <p>29 Adverse Drug Reactions 87</p> <p>30 Drug Interactions 91</p> <p>31 Drug Allergy and Anaphylaxis 95</p> <p><b>Section III Therapeutics 97</b></p> <p>32 Therapeutics Chapter Template 99</p> <p>33 Anti‐emetics 101</p> <p>34 Antacids and Anti‐Secretory Medicines 105</p> <p>35 Laxatives 109</p> <p>36 Drugs Acting on the Renin Angiotensin System 113</p> <p>37 Beta‐Blockers 117</p> <p>38 Diuretics 121</p> <p>39 Anticoagulants 125</p> <p>40 Antiplatelets 129</p> <p>41 Inotropes 133</p> <p>42 Anti‐anginals 137</p> <p>43 Calcium Channel Blockers 141</p> <p>44 Drugs for Hyperlipidaemia 145</p> <p>45 Antihistamines 149</p> <p>46 Bronchodilators 153</p> <p>47 Oxygen 157</p> <p>48 Antipsychotics 161</p> <p>49 Clozapine 165</p> <p>50 Antidepressants 169</p> <p>51 Benzodiazepines and Z‐Drugs 173</p> <p>52 Dopamine‐enhancing Drugs 177</p> <p>53 Lithium 181</p> <p>54 Drugs for Dementia 185</p> <p>55 Anticonvulsants 189</p> <p>56 Drugs for Alcohol Withdrawal 193</p> <p>57 Nicotine Replacement Therapy 197</p> <p>58 Paracetamol 201</p> <p>59 Opioids 205</p> <p>60 Antibacterials 209</p> <p>61 Antifungals 213</p> <p>62 Antivirals 217</p> <p>63 Insulin 221</p> <p>64 Blood Glucose Lowering Drugs 225</p> <p>65 Steroids 229</p> <p>66 Contraceptives 233</p> <p>67 Drugs for Urinary Incontinence and Retention 237</p> <p>68 Drugs for Osteoporosis 241</p> <p>69 Vitamins 245</p> <p>70 Drugs for Eczema, Psoriasis, and Skin Conditions 249</p> <p>71 Non‐steroidal Anti‐inflammatory Drugs 253</p> <p>72 Local Anaesthetics 257</p> <p>73 Blank Therapeutics Chapter Template 261</p> <p><b>Section IV Practice Considerations 263</b></p> <p>74 Vaccinations 265</p> <p>75 Antimicrobial Stewardship 269</p> <p>76 Substance Misuse 271</p> <p>77 Medicines Licensing and Classification 273</p> <p>78 Who Can Prescribe and Who Can Administer Medicines? 275</p> <p>79 Medicines Storage 277</p> <p>80 The 5Rs 279</p> <p>81 Covert Administration 283</p> <p>82 Evidence‐based Medicine 285</p> <p>Glossary 287</p> <p>Index 291</p>
<p><b>Paul Deslandes</b> is Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Life Sciences and Education, University of South Wales, Pontypridd, UK. <p><b>Simon Young</b> is Academic Subject Manager and Head of Post Registration Provision, Faculty of Life Sciences and Education, University of South Wales, Pontypridd, UK. <p><b>Ben Pitcher</b> is Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Life Sciences and Education, University of South Wales, Pontypridd, UK.
<p><b>RAPID</b></br> Medicines Management for Healthcare Professionals <p><i>Rapid Medicines Management for Healthcare Professionals</i> is an accessible, easy-to-use reference guide to safe and effective use of medicines in clinical practice. Introducing readers to the key principles of pharmacology and medicines management, this book addresses the essential elements encountered in healthcare practice. <p>Clear, concise chapters explain the principles of clinical pharmacology, examine the formulation, administration, and monitoring of medicines, outline the characteristics of common drugs, and explore practical considerations such as vaccinations and evidence-based medicine. Blank templates allow readers to create customised drug information sheets, whilst a glossary enables easy access to explanations of key pharmacological concepts and terminology. <ul> <li>Offers quick reference to essential pharmacological knowledge</li> <li>Covers both pharmacological theory and real-world applications of managing medicines</li> <li>Includes practical information on commonly prescribed drugs</li> <li>Complements standard reference sources such as the British National Formulary (BNF)</li> </ul> <p>Helping readers make informed medicines management decisions and render the best possible care, <i>Rapid Medicines Management for Healthcare Professionals</i> is a valuable resource for students and qualified nurses, as well as other healthcare professionals with an interest in medicine management.

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