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Pharmacology for the Prehospital Professional, Revised Edition

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Jeffrey Guy, MD, EMT-P, FACS

The only problem-based approach to prehospital pharmacology! Gain a complete, practical understanding of pharmacology for the most effective patient care in prehospital settings with this innovative resource. Pharmacology for the Prehospital Professionals provides a unique problem-based approach to the administration techniques you need to provide quality prehospital emergency medical care. Clinical scenarios present case information just as you will learn it in the classroom and encounter it in the field, and help you develop problem-solving skills using the same methods applied in real prehospital settings.

Features & Benefits
  • Detailed drug profiles of over 90 drugs used in the field or commonly prescribed, presenting comprehensive drug data in a consistent, easy-to-reference format.
  • Full-color drug images that familiarize you with medications for quick identification at critical moments in the field.
  • A Medication Math chapter that strengthens your dosage calculation skills.
  • Legal aspects and Risk Management coverage to help you avoid common mistakes made in prehospital care.
  • Review questions that reinforce important chapter concepts and test your understanding.
  • Plus, a companion DVD gives you enhanced perspective on critical skills and procedures, featuring:
  • Skill videos that guide you step-by-step through essential skills.
  • Vivid animations demonstrating important anatomic and physiologic functions.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1  Principles of Pharmacology
Chapter 2  Legal Aspects and Risk Management 
Chapter 3  Drug Administration: Safety and Procedures
Chapter 4  Medication Math
Chapter 5  Intravenous Fluids and Administration 
Chapter 6  Acute Coronary Syndromes
Chapter 7  Analgesia and Sedation
Chapter 8  Anaphylaxis
Chapter 9  Cardiac Arrhythmias
Chapter 10  Congestive Heart Failure
Chapter 11  Endocrine Emergencies
Chapter 12  Hypertensive Emergencies
Chapter 13  Poisonings, Overdoses, and Intoxications
Chapter 14  Respiratory Emergencies
Chapter 15  Seizures
Chapter 16  Shock
Chapter 17  Traumatic Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury
Chapter 18  Critical Care Transport
Chapter 19  Special Considerations: Pregnancy, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, and Renal Failure
Chapter 20  Pharmacology-Assisted Intubation
Appendix A  Medications, Classifications, and Body Systems Affected
Appendix B  Compilation of Drug Profiles
Appendix C  Commonly Prescribed and Over-the-Counter Medications
Appendix D  Common Herbal Supplements
Appendix E  Answers to Chapter Review Questions

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