Drug Reference for EMS Providers / Edition 1

Drug Reference for EMS Providers / Edition 1

by Richard K. Beck
     
 

ISBN-10: 0766826775

ISBN-13: 9780766826779

Pub. Date: 07/27/2001

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Drug Reference for EMS Providers is the first comprehensive reference designed to present complete, in depth profiles on the wide variety of drugs EMS professionals may need to use or deal with during the course of treatment. Profiles are organized alphabetically by generic and most common trade names. A section organized by drug classification and based on the DOT

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Drug Reference for EMS Providers is the first comprehensive reference designed to present complete, in depth profiles on the wide variety of drugs EMS professionals may need to use or deal with during the course of treatment. Profiles are organized alphabetically by generic and most common trade names. A section organized by drug classification and based on the DOT Paramedic curriculum provides core information that applies to all drugs within the class. Detailed information on each drug's mechanism of action, summary of accepted out-of-hospital indications, contraindications, drug interactions, side effects, and dosage is provided in the A-Z section. Other useful information includes sections on patient medication assessment and the basics of pharmacokinetics and pharmodynamics. Appendices include controlled substance in the United States, elements of a prescription, pregnancy categories, drug-dose calculations/IV rate calculations, table of weights and measures, and rapid-sequence intubation. · EMS Considerations are presented using criteria for special implications the EMS professional needs to know using drug therapy. · Symptoms and treatments are summarized for appropriate drugs under "overdose management". · Routes and dosages are clearly delineated and correlated for both adult and pediatric dosages. · Prescriptions and medications taken at home are addressed.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780766826779
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
07/27/2001
Series:
Drug References
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
896
Product dimensions:
5.48(w) x 7.68(h) x 1.13(d)

Table of Contents

Notice to the Readerv
Commonly Used Abbreviations and Symbolsix
Prefacexvii
Acknowledgmentsxix
Using the Drug Reference for EMS Providersxx
Chapter 1Patient Medication Assessment
Chapter 2The Basics of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics
Chapter 3EMS Therapeutic Drug Classifications
Alkylating Agents
Alpha-1-Adrenergic Blocking Agents
Amebicides and Trichomonacides
Aminoglycosides
Amphetamines and Derivatives
Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitors
Anthelmintics
Antianemic Drugs
Antianginal Drugs-Nitrates/Nitrites
Antiarrhythmic Drugs
Anticoagulants
Anticonvulsants
Antidepressants, Tricyclic
Antidiabetic Agents: Hypoglycemic Agents
Antidiabetic Agents: Insulins
Antihistamines (H1 Blockers)
Antihyperlipidemic Agents-HMG-COA Reductase Inhibitors
Antihypertensive Agents
Anti-Infective Drugs
Antimalarial Drugs, 4-Aminoquinolines
Antineoplastic Agents
Antiparkinson Agents
Antipsychotic Agents, Phenothiazines
Antithyroid Drugs
Antiviral Drugs
Barbiturates
Beta-Adrenergic Blocking Agents
Calcium Channel Blocking Agents
Calcium Salts
Cardiac Glycosides
Cephalosporins
Cholinergic Blocking Agents
Corticosteroids
Diuretics, Loop
Diuretics, Thiazides
Estrogens
Fluoroquinolones
Histamine H[subscript 2] Antagonists
Insulins
Laxatives
Narcotic Analgesics
Narcotic Antagonists
Neuromuscular Blocking Agents
Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
Ophthalmic Cholinergic (Miotic) Agents
Oral Contraceptives: Estrogen-Progesterone Combinations
Penicillins
Progesterone and Progestins
Skeletal Muscle Relaxants, Centrally Acting
Succinimide Anticonvulsants
Sulfonamides
Sympathomimetic Drugs
Tetracyclines
Theophylline Derivatives
Thyroid Drugs
Tranquilizers/Antimanic Drugs/Hypnotics
Vaccines
Vitamins
Chapter 4A-Z Listing of Drugs
Appendix 1Controlled Substances in the United States and Canada
Appendix 2Elements of a Prescription
Appendix 3Pregnancy Categories: FDA Assigned
Appendix 4Nomogram for Estimating Body Surface Area
Appendix 5Easy Formulas for IV Rate Calculation
Appendix 6Tables of Weights and Measures
Index

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