Principles of Pharmacology for Medical Assisting

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Author: Jane Rice
Edition: 004
Product Type: Bound Book
ISBN 13: 9781401880170
ISBN 10: 1401880177
Copyright: 2006

Price: $229.95

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Principles of Pharmacology for Medical Assisting, Fourth Edition is the only pharmacology book written specifically for medical assistants. It describes the scope of practice, follows the latest Standards and Guidelines for CAAHEP accreditation, and has a new full-color presentation. New content in this edition includes the addition of 230 new drugs with classifications, the removal of out-of-date drugs, content on herbals and supplements, sample drug labels, information on syringes and safety needles, topical material such as obesity, and an emphasis on patient teaching and safety precautions. The book includes special features such as competency-based objectives, practice problems for reinforcement of concepts, performance checklists for procedures, spotlight on health, Web sites, and self-assessments.


  • An emphasis on the Six Rights of drug administration, and on patient teaching by topic area
  • The presentation of each mathematical concept is clear and concise, with a step-by-step format and numerous solved examples
  • Practice problems based on actual clinical situations with the use of current drugs and dosages follow each explanation for immediate reinforcement
  • Review problems and Self-Assessment exercises are presented at the end of the units to allow the student to assess his or her understanding of each unit?s content
  • CAAHEP/AAMA Connection included for each section
  • Information on the use of safety syringe-needle units, the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act, and the National Institute for Occupation Safety and Health?s (NIOSH) recommendations on preventing needlestick injuries in health care settings
  • Drug administration procedures include standard precautions, purpose, equipment/supplies, procedure steps, and performance checklists
  • Drug content updated with over 230 new drug entries, along with current drug classifications

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