Prehospital Emergency Pharmacology

ISBN-10: 0131507117

ISBN-13: 9780131507111

Edition: 6th 2005

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This pharmacology book and handy reference is a complete guide to the most common medications used in prehospital care. It reflects current trends in prehospital care and the most recent drug information. This revision will update the book to cover the current AHA guidelines for cardiac care and will be updated to include the most recent drug information available. Chapter topics include pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics; administration of drugs; drug dosage calculations; fluids, electrolytes, and IV therapy; the automatic nervous system; drugs used in the treatment of emergencies: cardiovascular, respiratory, metabolic-endocrine, neurological, obstetrical and gynecological, toxicological, behavioral, and gastrointestinal; and drugs used in pain management. For practicing paramedics.
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Book details

List price: $92.67
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 9/24/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 576
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.498
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Notices
Precautions on Bloodborne Pathogens and Infectious Diseases
General Information
Objectives
Introduction
Drug Research and Bringing a Drug to Market
FDA Classification of Newly Approved Drugs
New Drug Development
Unlabeled Uses of Drugs
Medical Oversight
Components of a Drug Profile
Important Pharmacological Terminology
Summary
Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics
Objectives
Introduction
Pharmacology
Pharmacokinetics
Review of Physiology of Transport
Pharmacodynamics
Summary
Administration of Drugs
Objectives
Introduction
Patient Care Using Medications
The Medication Order
Six Rights of Medication Administration
General Administration Routes
Drug Administration and Preparation
Medical Direction
Medical Asepsis
Disposal of Contaminated Equipment and Sharps
Medication Routes Used in Emergency Medicine
Pediatric Administration Techniques
Summary
Drug Dosage Calculations
Objectives
Introduction
The Metric System
Find the Ordered Dose
Find the Units per Kilogram
Concentration Problems
Calculate an IV Drip
Calculate an IV Drip Based on Patient Weight
Milliliters per Hour to Drops per Minute
Practice Problems
Fluids, Electrolytes, and Intravenous Therapy
Objectives
Introduction
Fluids
Electrolytes
Cell Physiology
Blood
IV Therapy
Insertion of Indwelling IV Catheter
Collection of Blood Samples for Laboratory Analysis
Blood Transfusions
Summary
The Autonomic Nervous System
Objectives
Introduction
The Autonomic Nervous System
Summary
Drugs Used in the Treatment of Cardiovascular Emergencies
Objectives
Introduction
Oxygen
Sympathomimetics
Sympathetic Blockers
Antidysrhythmics
Parasympatholytics
Cardiac Glycosides
Anticoagulants
Fibrinolytics
Alkalinizing Agents
Cardiac Pain Management (Analgesics)
Diuretics
Natriuretic Peptides
Antianginal Agents
Antihypertensives
Other Cardiovascular Drugs
Summary
Drugs Used in the Treatment of Respiratory Emergencies
Objectives
Introduction
Oxygen
Asthma
Neuromuscular Blockers
Induction Agents
Rapid-Sequence Induction
Pharmacologically-Assisted Intubation
Summary
Drugs Used in the Treatment of Metabolic-Endocrine Emergencies
Objectives
Introduction
Diabetes Mellitus
Types of Diabetes
Diabetic Ketoacidosis (Diabetic Coma)
Hypoglycemia (Insulin Shock)
Insulin
Glucagon
Thiamine
Summary
Drugs Used in the Treatment of Neurological Emergencies
Objectives
Introduction
Neurological Trauma
Nontraumatic Neurological Emergencies
Summary
Drugs Used in the Treatment of Obstetrical and Gynecological Emergencies
Objectives
Introduction
Severe Vaginal Bleeding
Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy
Preterm Labor
Summary
Toxicological Emergencies in Prehospital Care
Objectives
Introduction
Regional Poison Centers
Patient History
General Approach to the Poisoned Patient
Toxidromes
Specific Toxic Agents Encountered in Prehospital Care
Summary
Drugs Used in the Treatment of Behavioral Emergencies
Objectives
Introduction
Understanding Behavioral Emergencies
Summary
Drugs Used in the Treatment of Gastrointestinal Emergencies
Objectives
Gastrointestinal Medications
Summary
Drugs Used in Pain Management
Objectives
Introduction
Analgesics
Summary
Weapons of Mass Destruction
Objectives
Introduction
Personal Protection
NBC Agents Overview
Summary
Glossary of Street Drug Names
Emergency Intravenous Fluids Quick Reference Guide
Quick Drug Reference
Adult Advanced Cardiac Life Support Algorithms
Common Home Prescription Drug Information
Pediatric Drug Dosages
Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Life Support Treatment Algorithm
Drug Administration Skills
A Guide to Herbal Supplements
Practice Problems Answer Key
Index
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