Introduction and background concepts

Kyle, Gregory, Reznik, Jacqueline, Morris, Joanne, Keren, Ofer, and Megaw, Pam (2017) Introduction and background concepts. In: Reznik, Jacquline, Keren, Ofer, Morris, Joanne, and Biran, Iftah, (eds.) Pharmacology Handbook for Physiotherapists. Elsevier, Chatswood, NSW, Australia, pp. 1-26.

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[Extract] This chapter is designed to present to the reader the raison d'etre for this handbook, including the legal and ethical issues underlying prescription and monitoring of medications for the physiotherapist. It also introduces some basic pharmacology and pharmacokinetic concepts, and discusses some of the common methods of administration and monitoring of medications. Since the autonomic nervous system (ANS) plays an important role in the activity of all body systems, and as such in all pharmacotherapeutic interventions, an introduction to the basic physiology of this system has also been included in this chapter.

This handbook has not been designed as a pharmaceutical textbook or a physiotherapy textbook for interventions for specific conditions. Rather, it is a quick guide to enable physiotherapists to have a better understanding of the medications that their patients may be prescribed and how they (the medications) may impact upon the treatment given by the physiotherapist, and vice versa.

Item ID: 44720
Item Type: Book Chapter (Teaching Material)
ISBN: 978-0-7295-4214-2
Keywords: autonomic nervous system; pharmacology; adrenaline; noradrenaline; acetylcholine; receptors
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2017 00:25
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1115 Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences > 111501 Basic Pharmacology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920201 Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services) @ 100%
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