Prehospital Emergency Pharmacology, 8th edition

Published by Pearson (June 9, 2021) © 2019

  • Bryan E. Bledsoe
  • Dwayne E. Clayden DO, FACEP, FAAEM, EMT-P

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ISBN-13: 9780137530441
Prehospital Emergency Pharmacology
Published 2021

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Prehospital Emergency Pharmacology is a comprehensive reference guide to the most common medications and fluids used in prehospital emergency care. A cornerstone of EMS education for over 30 years, the text encompasses the most up-to-date practices of emergency care, especially the growing requirement for evidence-based care. A valuable resource for both students and practitioners, it covers accepted practices in the US and Canada, as well as medication dosages meeting national standards of the AMA, AHA and PDR.

The 8th Edition has been extensively revised to reflect current trends in prehospital care. It also examines drugs that are now more commonly used in EMS settings, such as ketamine and haloperidol.

1. General Information
2. Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics
3. Administration of Medications
4. Medication Dosage Calculations
5. Fluids, Electrolytes, and Intravenous Therapy
6. The Autonomic Nervous System
7. Medications Used in the Treatment of Cardiovascular Emergencies
8. Medications Used in the Treatment of Respiratory Emergencies
9. Medications Used in the Treatment of Allergic Reactions and Anaphylaxis
10. Medications Used in the Treatment of Metabolic-Endocrine Emergencies
11. Medications Used in the Treatment of Neurological Emergencies
12. Medications Used in the Treatment of Obstetrical and Gynecological Emergencies
13. Medications Used in Toxicological Emergencies
14. Medications Used in the Treatment of Behavioral Emergencies
15. Medications Used in the Treatment of Gastrointestinal Emergencies
16. Sedation and Pain Management
17. Weapons of Mass Destruction

A. Glossary of Street Drug Names
B. Emergency Intravenous Fluids Quick Reference Guide
C. Quick Medication Reference
D. Common Home Prescription Drug Information
E. Medication Administration Skills
F. A Guide to Herbal Supplements
G. Practice Problems Answer Key - Chapter 4

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