Prehospital Emergency Pharmacology

Prehospital Emergency Pharmacology


By (author) Bryan E. Bledsoe, By (author) Dwayne E. Clayden

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  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Format: Hardback | 560 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 279mm x 23mm | 1,270g
  • Publication date: 17 November 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Upper Saddle River
  • ISBN 10: 0135138221
  • ISBN 13: 9780135138229
  • Edition: 7, Revised
  • Edition statement: 7th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 309,774

Product description

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.

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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