Pharmacology Clear & Simple, 4E

A Guide to Drug Classifications and Dosage Calculations

4th Edition

2 books in 1!

  • Pharmacology
  • Dosage calculations

Save time and money with two books in one! Half pharmacology, half dosage calculations—plus an intensive, yet clear & simple review of basic math and online quizzing!

Here’s the must-have knowledge and guidance you need to gain a solid understanding of pharmacology and the safe administration of medications in one text. A body systems approach to pharmacology with a basic math review and a focus on drug classifications prepare you for administering specific drugs in the clinical setting.

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Online Resources (Davis Edge)
  • FREE, 3-year access with purchase of new, print text
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  • “Quiz Builder” feature lets you select practice questions by exam section or topic area.
  • Rationales for correct and incorrect responses provide immediate feedback.
  • “Student Success Center” dashboard monitors your performance over time, helping to identify areas for additional study.  
Key Features
  • Basic math review helps students learn to perform the calculations necessary to administer medications correctly.
  • Medication administration presented through pharmacology basics, techniques and procedures, supplies, safety and regulations, and prescriptions and labels
  • “Master the Essentials" tables cover side effects, precautions, contraindications, and interactions for each classification.
  • Drug classification review tables reinforce need-to-know information in each class.
  • “Fast Tip” boxes offer quick facts and mnemonics.
  • “A Closer Look” boxes examine important information in detail.
  • “Check-up Questions" throughout each chapter promote understanding and help students retain and apply the information.
  • Coverage of specific drugs provides context for learning drug classifications.
  • Critical-thinking exercises encourage students to think beyond the chapter and apply their new knowledge to real-life scenarios.
  • Review questions at the end of each chapter reinforce learning.
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Table of Contents

I. Introduction to Pharmacology

1. History of Pharmacology

2. Basics of Pharmacology

3. Patient Safety in Medication Administration

4. Regulations

5. Prescriptions and Labels

II. Calculations

6. Basic Review of Mathematics

7. Measurement Systems

8. Dosage Calculations

III. Administration of Medications

9. Enteral Medications and Administration

10. Parenteral Medications and Administration

IV. Classifications of Drugs

11. Integumentary System Medications

12. Musculoskeletal System Medications

13. Nervous System Medications

14. Eye and Ear Medications

15. Endocrine System Medications

16. Cardiovascular System Medications

17. Immunological System Medications

18. Pulmonary System Medications

19. Gastrointestinal System Medications

20. Reproductive and Urinary Systems Medications

21. Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs, and Complementary and Alternative Medicine



A. Drug Classifications

B. Drug Classifications Index by Generic Name

C. Controlled Substances Schedules

D. Routine Pediatric and Adult Immunizations

E. Administering Medications to Children

F. Pediatric Dosage Calculations

G. Examples of Herbs, Vitamins, Minerals, Amino Acids, and Lipids Used as Remedies

H. Basic Math Concepts

I. Answers to Check Ups

J. Expansion of Intravenous Therapy


Grade: 9-12

Pharmacology Clear & Simple, 4E (Textbook) (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-7196-4474-7
Author: Cynthia Watkins
© 2022
Size: 8.5" x 11"
Page Count: 560
Print Color: Full Color
Binding: Softcover

Pharmacology Clear & Simple, 4E (eBook – Single License) (Web-based)
Author: Cynthia Watkins
© 2022
Page Count: 560

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