Pharmacology for the EMS Provider / Edition 4

Pharmacology for the EMS Provider / Edition 4

by Richard K. Beck
     
 

This third edition of a book/CD-ROM text fills the core module for the pharmacology component of the DOT Paramedic National Standard Curriculum, and also follows the new ACLS and PALS curricula. Detailed profiles of pre-hospital medications cover mechanisms of action, indications and contraindications, precautions, routes and dosages, side effects, and EMS… See more details below

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This third edition of a book/CD-ROM text fills the core module for the pharmacology component of the DOT Paramedic National Standard Curriculum, and also follows the new ACLS and PALS curricula. Detailed profiles of pre-hospital medications cover mechanisms of action, indications and contraindications, precautions, routes and dosages, side effects, and EMS considerations. Herbal drug and street drug appendices are included. Learning features include case studies, study questions, and a CD-ROM with self-guided exercises and games for each chapter. Beck is lead paramedic instructor at St. Petersburg College; Shelton is affiliated with Huntsville Hospital. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781111307691
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
04/29/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
How to Use the Student Activity CD-ROM
Ch. 1Introduction to Pharmacology1
Ch. 2The Basics of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics31
Ch. 3Autonomic Pharmacology42
Ch. 4Fluids, Electrolytes, and Intravenous Therapy54
Ch. 5Blood and Blood Product Administration70
Ch. 6Drug-Dosage Calculations88
Ch. 7Drug Administration109
Ch. 8Therapeutic Drug Classifications136
Ch. 9Drugs Used to Treat Pulmonary Emergencies168
Ch. 10Drugs Used to Treat Cardiovascular Emergencies204
Ch. 11Metabolic Emergencies270
Ch. 12Neurologic Emergencies283
Ch. 13Drugs Used to Treat Gastrointestinal Emergencies306
Ch. 14Drugs Used to Treat Obstetric and Gynecologic Emergencies315
Ch. 15Drugs Used to Treat Toxicologic Emergencies325
Ch. 16Drugs Used to Treat Behavioral Emergencies350
Ch. 17Pain Management361
App. ADrugs (Generic and Trade Names) and Their Therapeutic Classifications375
App. BPediatric Normal Values, Dosages, and Infusion Rates389
App. CAdvanced Cardiac Life Support Algorithms394
App. DHerbal Remedies398
App. EStreet Drugs411
App. F: Commonly Used Abbreviations and Symbols417
Glossary423
Bibliography432
General Index433
Drug Index438

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