Drug Guide for Paramedics / Edition 2

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Overview

Conforms to the 1998 U.S. DOT EMT-Paramedic National Standard Curriculum and 2005 AHA Guidelines. This handy field resource is an invaluable tool for any ALS provider who needs accurate, easily accessed information about patient medication. Features updated drug profiles of more than 100 of the most commonly used emergency medications, including 13 new drugs for this edition. Contains a home medications list with classifications for quick reference in the field. Convenient index allows rapid search by either trade or generic name.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131936454
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 6/16/2006
  • Series: Pocket Reference Ser.
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 539,249
  • Product dimensions: 4.40 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

DR. BRYAN BLEDSOE

Dr. Bryan Bledsoe is an emergency physician with a special interest in prehospital care.

He received his B.S. degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and his medical degree from the University of North Texas Health Sciences Center/Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his internship at Texas Tech University and residency training at Scott and White Memorial Hospital/Texas A&M College of Medicine. Dr. Bledsoe is board certified in emergency medicine. Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Bledsoe worked as an EMT, a paramedic, and a paramedic instructor. He completed EMT training in 1974 and paramedic training in 1976 and worked for 6 years as a field paramedic in Fort Worth, Texas. In 1979, he joined the faculty of the University of North Texas Health Sciences Center and served as coordinator of EMT and paramedic education programs at the university. Dr. Bledsoe is active in emergency medicine and EMS research. He is a popular speaker at state, national, and international seminars and writes regularly for numerous EMS journals. Dr. Bledsoe is on the faculty of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is active in educational endeavors with the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and co-chairs their Certification and Evaluation Board (CEB). Dr. Bledsoe has authored several EMS books published by Brady, including Paramedic Care: Principles & Practice, Essentials of Paramedic Care, Intermediate Emergency Care: Principles & Practice, Critical Care Paramedic, Anatomy & Physiology for Emergency Care, Prehospital Emergency Pharmacology, and Pocket Reference for ALS Providers. He is married to Emma Bledsoe. They have two children, Bryan and Andrea,and a grandson, Andrew, and live on a ranch south of Dallas, Texas. He enjoys saltwaterfishing and warm latitudes.

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Table of Contents

Drugs

Abciximab

Acetaminophen

Activated Charcoal

Adenosine

Albuterol

Alteplase Recombinant (tPa)

Aminophylline

Amiodarone

Amrinone (Inamrinone)

Amyl Nitrite

Anistreplase (Apsac)

Aspirin (Acetylsalicylic Acid)

Atenolol

Atracurium

Atropine

Bretylium

Bumetanide

Butorphanol

Calcium Chloride

Calcium Gluconate

Chlordiazepoxide

Chlorpromazine

Dexamethasone

Dextrose

Diazepam

Diazoxide

Digoxin

Digoxin Immune Fab

Diltiazem

Dimenhydrinate

Dimercaprol

Diphenhydramine

Dobutamine

Dopamine

Droperidol

Enoxaparin

Epinephrine

Eptifibatide

Esmolo

Etomidate

Fentanyl Citrate

Flecainide

Flumazenil

Fosphenytoin

Furosemide

Glucagon

Haloperidol

Heparin

Hydralazine

Hydrocortisone

Hydroxyzine

Ibuprofen

Ibutilide

Inamrinone

Insulin

Ipecac Syrup

Ipratropium

Isoetharine

Isoproterenol

Ketorolac

Labetalol

Levalbuterol

Lidocaine

Lorazepam

Magnesium Sulfate

Mannitol

Meperidine

Metaproterenol

Metaraminol

Methylprednisolone

Metoclopramide

Metoprolol

Midazolam

Milrinone

Morphine

Nalbuphine

Naloxone

Nesiritide

Nifedipine

Nitroglycerin

Nitrous Oxide

Norepinephrine

Olanzapine

Oxygen

Oxytocin

Pancuronium Bromide

Phenobarbital

Phenytoin

Physostigmine

Pralidoxime

Procainamide

Prochlorperazine

Promethazine

Propafanone

Propofol

Propranolol

Prostaglandin E1

Racemic Epinephrine

Rocuronium

Sodium Bicarbonate

(NaHCO3)

Sodium Nitroprusside

Sotalol

Streptokinase

Succinylcholine

Tenecteplase

Thiamine

Tirobifan

Vasopressin

Vecuronium

Verapamil

Ziprasidone

Home Medications

Home Medication Classes

List of Home Medications

Index

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