Celebrating its 30th year in publication, the new edition of this classic resource boasts enhanced readability, a full-color design, and a new author who brings a fresh perspective on respiratory care pharmacology. This authoritative book provides essential, need-to-know information about respiratory pharmacology in an easy-to-understand format that simplifies complex concepts and prepares you for practice. Completely updated, this edition includes the most recent FDA approved medications and reflects the current state of respiratory care practice in today's health care environment.
Table of Contents
Unit I: Basic Concepts and Principles in Pharmacology 1. Introduction to Respiratory Care Pharmacology 2. Principles of Drug Action 3. Administration of Aerosolized Agents 4. Calculating Drug Doses 5. The Central and Peripheral Nervous System Unit II: Drugs Used to Treat the Respiratory System 6. Adrenergic (Sympathomimetic) Bronchodilators 7. Anticholinergic (Parasympatholytic) Bronchodilators 8. Xanthines 9. Mucus-Controlling Drug Therapy 10. Surfactant Agents 11. Corticosteriods in Respiratory Care 12. Nonsteroidal Antiasthma Agents 13. Aerosolized Antiinfective Agents 14. Antimicrobial Agents 15. Cold and Cough Agents 16. Selected Agents of Pulmonary Value 17. Neonatal and Pediatric Aerosolized Drug Therapy Unit III: Critical Care and Cardiovascular Drug Classes 18. Skeletal Muscle Relaxants (Neuromuscular Blocking Agents) 19. Vasopressors, Inotropes and Antiarrhythmic Agents 20. Drugs Affecting Circulation: Antihypertensives, Antianginals, Antithrombotics 21. Diuretic Agents 22. Drugs Affecting the Central Nervous System Appendix A: Answers to Assessment Questions and Clinical Scenarios Appendix B: Units and Systems of Measurement Appendix C: Recommendations on the Use of Aerosol Generators Appendix D: Pharmacological Management of Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease