Medical Office Pharmacology

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Prentice Hall, 2000 - Medical - 206 pages

This comprehensive, easy-to-use — and understand — reference book contains all the “need to know” components of pharmacology for medical office personnel, both front and back office. It assembles inclusive rules, guidelines, abbreviations, drug lists, and pharmacology terminology for a wide variety of medical office employees, and contains practical applications for their related settings. Chapter topics cover drug sources and forms; drug dosages and effects; routes, methods, and documentation of medication administration; measurements and dosage calculations; measurement and dosage punctuation rules; understanding prescription slips and prescription labels; drug classifications, actions, and examples; commonly used abbreviations and symbols; medical terminology elements; commonly prescribed drugs; and look-alike sound-alike drugs. For medical secretaries, administrative secretaries, receptionists, transcriptionists, coders, and assistants. Previously announced in July 2000 catalog.

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Contents

Introduction to Pharmacology
2
Regulatory Agencies Safety Guidelines and Controlled
9
COntrolled Substances
11
Cost Effectiveness
17
Drug Forms
23
Drug Dosages and Effects
32
Standard Drug Dosage Terminology
38
ROUtes Of Administration
44
MillieauivalentUnit
99
The Pharmacy 1
111
Use of Drug Reference Books
112
Drug Classifications Actions and Examples
121
APPENDICES
140
B Medical Terminology Elements
155
Commonly Prescribed Drugs
164
LookAlike SoundAlike Drugs
170

Patient Responsibility
63
Medication Errors
67
Abbreviations
80
Glossary
191
Index
201
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