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An invaluable role of the Respiratory Therapist is to administer and educate patients on aerosolized and systemic medications used in the treatment of respiratory diseases and other therapies affecting the cardiopulmonary system. Principles of Pharmacology for Respiratory Care, Third Edition is an ideal resource for Respiratory Therapists to understand the role of cardiopulmonary-targeted medication therapies and the mechanism of action drugs used in the treatment of the conditions they are treating. Mode of action, clinical indications, dosages, hazards, and side effects of multiple classifications of drugs are extensively addressed. As such, this text also serves a comprehensive reference on drug therapies used in the treatment of respiratory diseases as well as other medical conditions. The layout of this text in organized into three distinct sections to facilitate the understanding of the material. The first section includes general pharmacologic principles required to understand the medication therapies, terminology and drug mechanisms that are discussed in later chapters. The second section concentrates on drug therapies specific in respiratory care, while also reviewing other agents of pulmonary importance that are either administered or recommended by Respiratory Therapists, including inhaled pulmonary vasodilators and medications used in smoking cessation therapy. The final section concludes with review of the general pharmacology of common drug classes and therapies used in common medical conditions, emphasizing any effects these drug classes may have on the pulmonary system.

Principles of Pharmacology for Respiratory Care 3rd Edition

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    • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Jones & Bartlett Learning; 3rd edition (September 27, 2019)
    • Language ‏ : ‎ English
    • Pages  ‏ : ‎ 1037 pages
    • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1284139794
    • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1284139792
  • Georgine Bills earned an A.S. (Respiratory Therapy, 1973) and B.S. (Health Administrative Services, 1985) from Weber State University and an MBA (Health Administrative Services emphasis, 1991) from the University of Utah. She practiced clinically at the University of Utah Medical Center (1970-73) and Cottonwood Hospital (1973-1987), both in Salt Lake City, UT. She was the Respiratory Therapy Program Director at Weber State University for 17 years and retired as Emeritus Faculty in 2008. She then developed and was the initial program director for the Respiratory Therapy program at Dixie State University in St. George, UT until her retirement in 2013. She served on the AARC Board of Directors (1985-1988), was a site-reviewer for JRCRTE from 1988-2010, and was a member of several NBRC Cut-Score Committees. In addition to this textbook she has authored several journal articles and a textbook chapter regarding pharmacology and the administration of medications by RCPs.

    Christina Rose, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP, is a Clinical Professor in Pharmacy Practice at Temple University School of Pharmacy and a clinical pharmacy specialist in pulmonary and critical care at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Christina earned her Pharm.D. degree from University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA and a PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Critical Care through University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, PA. Christina is a member of the Respiratory and Clinical Pharmacy sections of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. She is also an active member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy’s Critical Care Practice Research Network. Christina has been educating pharmacy and other healthcare professional students for more than 15 years. She is an active member of the multi-disciplinary team caring for patients in the Medical Respiratory Intensive Care unit at Temple University Hospital.

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