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Value Pack Fundamentals of Pharmacology 8th Edition and Microbiology and Infection Control for Health Professionals

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This pack contains 1 copy of Fundamentals of Pharmacology + 1 copy of Microbiology & Infection Control for Health Professionals.

Fundamentals of Pharmacology presents key scientific and clinical principles to facilitate a greater understanding of pharmacology. This wholly Australasian text provides comprehensive and current coverage of topics, written in a clear style with a reader-friendly full colour design.

Microbiology & Infection Control for Health Professionals aims to provide a comprehensive guide to microbiology, infectious diseases and infection control. It is suitable for students, clinicians and educators in the health professions. Microbiology is rapidly changing due to new research, the discovery of new diseases and pathogens, and changes in clinical practice. This edition presents a comprehensive update in new diagnostic techniques and improved guidelines for antibiotic use and infection control. Where appropriate, the emphasis is placed on Australian data, the incidence of diseases in Australia, and Australian guidelines for infection control practices

Features

Microbiology & Infection Control for Health Professionals

  • Chapter focus questions provide objectives for student learning.
  • Spotlight boxes found throughout the text deal with incidents or events that are of general interest.
  • Case Histories have been expanded with questions designed to test student understanding.
  • Concise Summaries at the end of each chapter and a fully indexed Glossary make student review easy.
  • Study Questions allow students to test their understanding at the conclusion of each chapter.
  • Test Your Understanding case study questions appear at the end of key chapters for a clinical application of the content.
  • Information and links to further reading on the Pearson website.
  • Up-to-date statistics, data and research, based on the most recent Communicable Diseases Network Australia (CDNA) reports means students study the latest data.

Fundamentals of Pharmacology

This edition reflects the availability of medicines in Australia and New Zealand at the time of publication. Consistent with information currently available to us, we have updated new medicines that have entered the marketplace, as well as those that have been removed since the last edition.

Where appropriate, the therapeutic approaches associated with the management of important clinical conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus and psychiatric illness have been brought up to date with current clinical guidelines.

About the Authors

Shane Bullock 
Shane has been involved in the education of student health professionals (doctors, nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists and occupational therapists) and scientists for more than 25 years. He is currently at the Gippsland Medical School of Monash University, where he is responsible for the alignment and the integration of the medical sciences within the University’s Graduate-entry medical course.  Shane is the co-author two Australian textbooks, Fundamentals of Pharmacology, now in its 8th edition, and Psychopharmacology for Health Professionals. He has also published a number of journal articles on health professional education.

Majella Hales
Majella has been nursing for over 20 years.  After recently resigning from 10 years in Academia lecturing in science and nursing units, she now works freelance in the production of education resources for nurses and other undergraduate health care professionals.   She maintains her clinical experience by undertaking agency shifts in critical care units in hospitals across south east Queensland and provides clinical facilitation for undergraduate nursing students for various local universities.  Majella authoured several chapters of Kozier & Erb's Fundamentals of Nursing Vols 1-3 and Lemone Burke’s Medical Surgical Nursing.  Along with journal articles and conference presentations, she has also produced the skills DVD for Tollefson’s Clinical Psychomotor Skills text and adapted the American case study resource The Neighbourhood.

Associate Professor Shane Bullock, Monash University, has been involved in the education of student health professionals and scientists for more than 25 years. Shane is the co-author of three Australian textbooks: Fundamentals of Pharmacology, Principles of Pathophysiology and Psychopharmacology for Health Professionals. He has also published a number of journal articles on health professional education, in particular with respect to pharmacology knowledge. He is currently the Director of the Monash School of Rural Health at Churchill, coordinating the first year of the graduate entry medical course.

Professor Elizabeth Manias is a Research Professor within the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Deakin University. Elizabeth is also an Adjunct Professorial Fellow at the Department of Medicine, Royal Melbourne Hospital, The University of Melbourne and an Honorary Professor at the Melbourne School of Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne. She is a registered nurse, a registered pharmacist, a certified geriatric pharmacist and is accredited to undertake Medication Management Reviews. Elizabeth has extensive experience in teaching pharmacology and medication safety to undergraduate and postgraduate students. Her research interests include medication safety, medication adherence, communication processes between health professionals, patients and family members, organisational and environmental aspects associated with patient safety, and consumer participation in care.

Contents

Microbiology & Infection Control for Health Professionals

UNIT ONE: Fundamental Microbiology 
1: The invisible world 
2: Biological reactions in microbial cells 
3: Bacteria 
4: Genes and biotechnology 
5: Viruses and viral diseases 
6: Eucaryotic microorganisms: fungi, protozoa and multicellular parasites

UNIT TWO: Host–microbe Interactions 
7: Host–microbe interactions and principles of disease 
8: Epidemiology: how diseases are spread 
9: The body’s defence systems 
10: Pathogenic mechanisms and evasion strategies of microorganisms

UNIT THREE: Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases 
11: Principles of sterilisation and disinfection 
12: Antimicrobial therapy 
13: Infection control in health-care facilities 
14: Issues in public health

UNIT FOUR: Infections of Body Systems 
15: Microbial techniques for diagnosis of infection 
16: Skin, wound and eye infections 
17: Respiratory tract infections 
18: Gastrointestinal tract infections 
19: Cardiovascular and multisystem infections 
20: Infections of the nervous system 
21: Infections of the urinary and reproductive systems

Fundamentals of Pharmacology

SECTION I PHARMACOLOGY WITHIN THE SOCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL CONTEXT 
1 Sociocultural aspects 
2 Health professionals and the law 
Ethical issues 
4 The roles and responsibilities of health professionals in medicine adherence, education and advocacy 
5 The roles and responsibilities of health professionals in medicine management

SECTION II MEDICINE ADMINISTRATION AND PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES 
6 Medicine formulations, storage and routes of administration 
7 The clinical decision-making process 
8 Medicine administration strategies and documentation 
9 Medication errors 
10 Management of common adverse drug reactions 
11 Risk communication: balancing the benefits and risks of drug treatment

SECTION III GENERAL ASPECTS OF PHARMACOLOGY 
12 Drug nomenclature 
13 Pharmacokinetics: absorption and distribution 
14 Pharmacokinetics: metabolism and excretion 
15 Drug interactions 
16 Pharmacodynamics 
17 Drug development, evaluation and safety 
18 Genetic considerations in pharmacology 
19 Pharmacokinetic factors that modify drug action 
20 Paediatric and geriatric pharmacology

SECTION IV TOXICOLOGY 
21 Poisoning and envenomation 
22 The management of acute clinical overdose 
23 Contemporary drugs of abuse 
24 Drug abuse in sport

SECTION V AUTONOMIC PHARMACOLOGY 
25 General aspects of neuropharmacology 
26 Adrenergic pharmacology 
27 Cholinergic pharmacology

SECTION VI CHEMICAL MEDIATORS 
28 An introduction to chemical mediators 
29 Histamine and antihistamines 
30 Prostaglandins and serotonin 
31 Nitric oxide and the endothelins

SECTION VII THE MODULATION OF BEHAVIOUR, COGNITION AND MOTOR ACTIVITY 
32 General concepts of psychopharmacology 
33 Antipsychotic agents 
34 Anxiolytics and hypnotics 
35 Antidepressants and mood stabilisers 
36 Medicines used in neurodegenerative disorders 
37 Antiseizure agents and muscle relaxants 
38 Central nervous system stimulants

SECTION VIII MEDICINES USED TO RELIEVE PAIN AND PRODUCE ANAESTHESIA 
39 Opioid analgesics 
40 Anti-inflammatory, antipyretic and non-opioid analgesic agents 
41 Medicines used to treat migraine 
42 General anaesthesia 
43 Local anaesthesia

SECTION IX THE MODULATION OF OXYGENATION AND PERFUSION 
44 Medicines used to lower blood lipids 
45 Antihypertensive agents 
46 Medicines used to promote tissue perfusion 
47 Antithrombotic, fibrinolytic and haemostatic agents 
48 Diuretics and other renal medicines 
49 Medicines used to treat heart failure 
50 Medicines used to treat cardiac dysrhythmia 
51 Fluid and potassium imbalances 
52 Antianaemic agents 
53 Medicines used to maintain gas exchange 
54 Medicines for upper respiratory tract conditions

SECTION X THE MODULATION OF GASTROINTESTINAL FUNCTION 
55 Upper gastrointestinal tract drugs 
56 Lower gastrointestinal tract drugs 
57 Antiemetic agents 
58 Enteral and parenteral nutrition

SECTION XI THE MODULATION OF BODY GROWTH, DEVELOPMENT AND METABOLISM 
59 Medicines and the pituitary gland 
60 Medicines and the thyroid 
61 Medicines and the pancreas 
62 Medicines and the adrenal cortex 
63 Medicines and the gonads 
64 Medicines and bone metabolism 
65 Hyperuricaemia and gout 
66 Obesity and its treatment

SECTION XII THE MODULATION OF CELLULAR GROWTH AND PROLIFERATION 
67 Introduction to chemotherapy
68 Sulfonamides and trimethoprim 
69 Antibacterial agents 
70 Antituberculotics and antileprotic agents 
71 Antiseptics and disinfectants 
72 Antiparasitic agents 
73 Antiviral agents 
74 Antifungal agents 
75 Immunomodulating agents 
76 Cytotoxic chemotherapeutic agents

SECTION XIII MEDICINES USED TOPICALLY AND HERBAL PRODUCTS 
77 Medicines used in diseases of the skin 
78 Medicines and the eye 
79 Herbal medicines

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