Pharmacology for the EMS Provider

ISBN-10: 1111307695
ISBN-13: 9781111307691
Edition: 4th 2012
Authors: Richard K. Beck
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List price: $154.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 4/29/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

The Fourth Edition of PHARMACOLOGY FOR THE EMS PROVIDER is a clear and thorough text ideal for both Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) and Paramedic levels. This book is based on the pharmacology section of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrations National EMS Education Standards and reflects current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) curricula. Provided throughout the book are detailed profiles of pre-hospital medications, including mechanism of action, indications, contraindications, precautions, routes and dosages, side effects, and EMS considerations. Appendices also present information on herbal drugs, common home medications, and street drugs EMS providers may encounter outside of the hospital setting. This wealth of in-depth material logically organized for effective learning and carefully tailored to national standards and curricula, makes this practical guide an invaluable resource for anyone pursuing training or certification in an EMS field.

Preface
Acknowledgements
How to Use the Activity CD-ROM
Introduction to Pharmacology for EMS Providers
Introduction to Pharmacology
The Basics of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmodynamics
Autonomic Pharmacology
Fluids, Electrolytes, and Intravenous Therapy
Blood and Blood Components
Drug Dose Calculations
Drug Administration
Drug Classifications
Drugs Used to Treat Pulmonary (Respiratory) Emergencies
Drugs Used to Treat Cardiovascular Emergencies
Drugs Used to Treat Metabolic/Endocrine Emergencies
Drugs Used to Treat Neurological Emergencies
Drugs Used to Treat Gastrointestinal Emergencies
Drugs Used to Treat Obstetrical and Gynecological Emergencies
Drugs Used to Treat Toxicological Emergencies
Drugs Used to Treat Behavioral Emergencies
Pain Management
Drugs and Their Classifications
Pediatric Normal Values
Herbal Drugs
Common Home Medications
Street Drugs
Answers to Study Questions and Case Studies
Bibliography
Glossary
Drug Index
General Index

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