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Physician Assistant: Drugs and Pharmacology

Resources for the Physician Assistant Program

Drugs and Pharmacology

Welcome to the Drugs and Pharmacology LibGuide. Drug therapy is one of the primary modalities for treating diseases.  The CDU Health Sciences Library has many resources for you to refer to in learning the basic science of pharmacology and in using drugs therapeutically.  You can scroll down the page or click on one of these links to take you to the desired box.

Ebooks for Nursing Students

Ebooks on General Pharmacology

Ebooks on Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Quick Look-up Drug Guides

Ebooks on Pharmacology in Special Situations

Ebooks on Toxicology and Side Effects of Drugs

Videos on Drugs and Pharmacology

Ebooks for Pharmacology Review

Quick Drug Lookup Guides

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Videos on Drugs and Pharmacology

Administering MedicationsLearn about giving medications by various routes, timing, dosage and absorption.. From Films on Demand.

Prevention of Medical Errors Addresses the complex factors leading to medication errors.  From Films on Demand.

Assisting the Patient with Self-Administration of Medication:  This video from Films on Demand addresses one of the most important factors in drug therapy:  the medications have to be used correctly if they are going to be effective.

Prescription Medications : A Patient's Primer:  Help your patients be aware of this information to increase compliance and reduce negative outcomes.  From Films on Demand.

Prescription for Danger:  How to use prescription and over-the-counter drugs safely to maximize their benefits and avoid complications.  From Films on Demand.


Drugs and Pharmacology Resources on the Web

Pillbox Drug IdentifierFrom the National Library of Medicine.  This site allows rapid identification of tablets using imprint, shape, color, and other variables.

FDA Website : Drugs Information of drug approvals, safety, and research.  Some content is available in Spanish.