Pharmacology for the EMS Provider

Pharmacology for the EMS Provider

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Pharmacology for the EMS Provider, 3E, was revised to fulfill the core module for the pharmacology component of the DOT Paramedic National Standard Curriculum. The book also follows the new ACLS and PALS curricula. Detailed profiles of prehospital medications including mechanism of action, indications, contraindications, precautions, routes and dosages, side effects, and EMS consideration. Herbal drugs, common home medications, and street drug appendices provide additional references of drugs the EMS provider may encounter in the out of hospital setting.show more

Product details

  • Mixed media product | 416 pages
  • 214 x 276 x 24mm | 1,202.03g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Delmar Cengage Learning
  • Clifton Park, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0766834840
  • 9780766834842

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This third edition of a book/CD-ROM text fills the core module for the pharmacology component of the DOT Paramedic National Standard Curriculum, and also follows the new ACLS and PALS curricula. Detailed files of pre-hospital medications cover mechanisms of action, indications and contradictions, precautions, routes and dosages, side effects and EMS considerations. Herbal drug and street drug appendices are included. Learning features include case studies, study questions, and a CD-ROM with self guided exercises and games for each chapter. Beck is a lead paramedic instructor at St. Petersburg College; Shelton is affiliated with Huntsville Hospital. - SciTech Book News March 2003show more

Table of contents

Preface. Acknowledgements. How to Use the Activity CD-ROM. Introduction to Pharmacology for EMS Providers. Chapter 1: Introduction to Pharmacology. Chapter 2: The Basics of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmodynamics. Chapter 3: Autonomic Pharmacology. Chapter 4: Fluids, Electrolytess, and Intravenous Therapy. Chapter 5: Blood and Blood Components. Chapter 6: Drug Dose Calculations. Chapter 7: Drug Administration. Chapter 8: Drug Classifications. Chapter 9: Drugs Used to Treat Pulmonary (Respiratory) Emergencies. Chapter 10: Drugs Used to Treat Cardiovascular Emergencies. Chapter 11: Drugs Used to Treat Metabolic/Endocrine Emergencies. Chapter 12: Drugs Used to Treat Neurological Emergencies. Chapter 13: Drugs Used to Treat Gastrointestinal Emergencies. Chapter 14: Drugs Used to Treat Obstetrical and Gynocological Emergencies. Chapter 15: Drugs Used to Treat Toxicological Emergencies. Chapter 16: Drugs Used to Treat Behavioral Emergencies. Chapter 17: Pain Management. Appendix A: Drugs and Their Classifications. Appendix B: Pediatric Normal Values. Appendix C: Herbal Drugs. Appendix D: Common Home Medications. Appendix E: Street Drugs. Answers to Study Questions and Case Studies. Bibliography. Glossary. Drug Index. General Index.show more

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