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Mosby's Textbook for Medication Assistants Karen Anderson

Mosby's Textbook for Medication Assistants By Karen Anderson

Mosby's Textbook for Medication Assistants by Karen Anderson

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Mosby's Textbook for Medication Assistants Summary

Mosby's Textbook for Medication Assistants by Karen Anderson

Gain the knowledge and skills you need to safely administer medications! Mosby's Textbook for Medication Assistants, 2nd Edition covers the principles and techniques of drug administration for common drugs and over-the-counter medications. It addresses topics such as basic pharmacology, the effect of drugs on body systems, delegation and lifespan considerations, ethics and laws, and math skills for accurate dosage calculation. Written by Karen Anderson, this text is a complete guide to the medication assistant's role, function, and scope of practice. Step-by-step procedures are divided into manageable segments, with instructions for each skill. Clear, easy-to-read writing style makes it easy to understand what you've read. Documentation reporting and recording is discussed for each drug. Focus on Communication boxes suggest what to say and questions to ask when interacting with patients, residents, family, and nursing staff. Focus on Older Person boxes provide age-specific considerations when administering drugs to older patients. Promoting Safety and Comfort boxes highlight safe guidelines for administering drugs. Delegation Guidelines call out the information the aide should obtain from the nurse and the care plan for delegated tasks. Chapter Review Questions at the end of each chapter help you evaluate your comprehension. Arithmetic Review in the appendix covers the basic math skills you need for calculating and checking medication dosages. Key Terms are defined at the beginning of each chapter to help you understand key terminology. NEW! Updated drug content includes current brand names, dosages, effects, and side effects. NEW Infection Prevention chapter is added. NEW! Full-color drawings and photos are updated to illustrate key concepts and techniques. NEW! Updated and simplified coverage of disease helps you understand how and when drugs are used to treat different diseases. NEW! NCLEX (R) review questions are now available on the Evolve companion website.

About Karen Anderson

Karen Anderson, MSN, RN, is an instructor in the RN program at San Diego State University. She has also been a contributor to deWit's Fundamental Concepts and Skills for Nursing, Basic Geriatric Nursing, and Saunders Q &A Review for the NCLEX-PN.

Table of Contents

The Medication Assistant Delegation Ethics and Laws Assisting with the Nursing Process Body Structure and Function Basic Pharmacology Life Span Considerations Drug Orders and Prescriptions Medication Safety Oral, Sublingual, and Buccal Drugs Topical Drugs Eye, Ear, Nose, and Inhaled Drugs Vaginal and Rectal Drugs Drugs Affecting the Nervous System Drugs Used for Mental Health Disorders Drugs Used for Seizure Disorders Drugs Used to Manage Pain Drugs Used to Lower Lipids Drugs Used to Treat Hypertension Drugs Used to Treat Dysrhythmias Drugs Used to Treat Angina, Peripheral Vascular Disease, and Heart Failure Drugs Used for Diuresis Drugs Used to Treat Thrombo-Embolic Diseases Drugs used to Treat Respiratory Diseases Drugs Used to Treat Gastro-Esophageal Reflux and Peptic Ulcer Disease Drugs Used to Treat Nausea, Vomiting, Constipation, and Diarrhea Drugs Used to Treat Diabetes and Thyroid Diseases Cortico-Steroids and Gonadal Hormones Drugs Used in Men's and Women's Health Drugs Used to Treat Urinary System Disorders Drugs Used to Treat Eye Disorders Drugs Used in the Treatment of Cancer Drugs Affecting Muscles and Joints Drugs Used to Treat Infections Nutrition and Herbal and Dietary Supplement Therapy Appendix A: A Review of Arithmetic Appendix B: Transmission-Based Precautions Appendix C: Bloodborne Pathogen Standard Answers to Chapter Review Questions Glossary Key Abbreviations

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Mosby's Textbook for Medication Assistants by Karen Anderson
Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
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