Prehospital Emergency Pharmacology

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
Bryan E. Bledsoe / Dwayne E. Clayden  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
7
Language
English
Total pages
568
Pub.-date
November 2011
ISBN13
9780135138229
ISBN
0135138221
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Description

For all education programs that cover pharmacology in prehospital emergency care, especially courses for EMTs and paramedics.

 

Prehospital Emergency Pharmacology, Seventh Edition is a comprehensive guide to the most common medications and fluids used by paramedics and other emergency medical service (EMS) professionals in prehospital emergency care. A cornerstone of EMS education for more than 25 years, it has been extensively revised in this edition to reflect current trends in emergency care, especially the growing requirement for evidence-based practice. A valuable aid to both practicing paramedics and paramedic students, it presents care procedures that represent accepted practices throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as up-to-date medication dosages according with nationally accepted standards, including those of the AMA, AHA, and PDR.

Features

For all education programs that cover pharmacology in prehospital emergency care, especially courses for EMTs and paramedics.

 

Prehospital Emergency Pharmacology, Seventh Edition is a comprehensive guide to the most common medications and fluids used by paramedics and other emergency medical service (EMS) professionals in prehospital emergency care. A cornerstone of EMS education for more than 25 years, it has been extensively revised in this edition to reflect current trends in emergency care, especially the growing requirement for evidence-based practice. A valuable aid to both practicing paramedics and paramedic students, it presents care procedures that represent accepted practices throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as up-to-date medication dosages according with nationally accepted standards, including those of the AMA, AHA, and PDR.

 

Hallmark Features

 

Both a complete pharmacology text and a handy reference-providing detailed profiles of all medication and IV fluids commonly used in EMS, with classifications, action, indications, contraindications, precautions, side effects, dosages (adult and pediatric), and administration routes

  • Provides a single source for all the information EMS professionals need 

Accurate and up-to-date medication dosages-according with accepted standards and official sources, including the American Heart Association's Advanced Cardiac Life Support Guidelines; the American Medical Association's publication Drug Evaluations; the Physicians' Desk Reference, and Appleton & Lange's Health Professions Drug Guide

  • Includes up-to-date information readers can rely upon 

Full chapters on each type of emergency-including cardiovascular, respiratory, anaphylactic, metabolic-endocrine, neurological, obstetrical-gynecological, and toxicological emergencies

  • Provides easy, instant reference to crucial information EMS care providers need immediately 

Coverage of natural and herbal medications-that may be encountered in the field

  • Prepares students to anticipate or handle interactions with widely used natural or herbal medications

Full chapter on weapons of mass destruction-providing crucial information for EMS personnel to use in responding to terrorism

  • Gives students instantly accessible pharmacological information for use in responding to an act of terrorism or mass destruction.

New to this Edition

Revised! Extensively updated throughout to reflect current research and new trends in evidence-based medicine

  • Helps paramedics and other emergency personnel provide care that is fully grounded in the latest science

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: General Information  

Chapter 2: Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics 

Chapter 3: Administration of Medications

Chapter 4: Medication Dosage Calculations 

Chapter 5: Fluids, Electrolytes, and Intravenous Therapy

Chapter 6: The Autonomic Nervous System 

Chapter 7: Medications Used in the Treatment of Cardiovascular Emergencies 

Chapter 8: Medications Used in the Treatment of Respiratory Emergencies 

Chapter 9: Medications Used in the Treatment of Allergic Reactions and Anaphylaxis 

Chapter 10: Medications Used in the Treatment of Metabolic-Endocrine Emergencies 

Chapter 11: Medications Used in the Treatment of Neurological Emergencies 

Chapter 12: Medications Used in the Treatment of Obstetrical and Gynecological Emergencies 

Chapter 13: Toxicological Emergencies in Prehospital Care

Chapter 14: Medications Used in the Treatment of Behavioral Emergencies 

Chapter 15: Medications Used in the Treatment of Gastrointestinal Emergencies 

Chapter 16: sedation and Pain Management

Chapter 17: Weapons of Mass DestructioN

 

Appendix A: Glossary of Street Drug Names

Appendix B:  Emergency Intravenous Fluids Quick Reference Guide

Appendix C: Quick Medication ReferencE

Appendix D: Common Home Prescription Drug Information

Appendix E: Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Life Support Treatment Flowchart

Appendix F: Medication Administration Skills

Appendix G:  A Guide to Herbal Supplements Appendix H: Practice Problems Answer Key


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