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Overview

Pharmacology for the EMS Provider, 3E, was revised to fulfill the core module for the pharmacology component of the DOT Paramedic National Standard Curriculum. The book also follows the new ACLS and PALS curricula. Detailed profiles of prehospital medications including mechanism of action, indications, contraindications, precautions, routes and dosages, side effects, and EMS consideration. Herbal drugs, common home medications, and street drug appendices provide additional references of drugs the EMS provider may encounter in the out of hospital setting.

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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 files of pre-hospital medications cover mechanisms of action, indications and contradictions, 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 a lead paramedic instructor at St. Petersburg College; Shelton is affiliated with Huntsville Hospital. - SciTech Book News March 2003
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111307691
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 4/29/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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Richard K. Beck, M.S., NREMT-P, is associate dean for academic affairs at Broward College in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He holds a Master of Science degree in Emergency Health Services and is a certified National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Paramedic. Beck has been active in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) field for 35 years, serving as a firefighter, paramedic, flight paramedic, instructor, and program administrator. Before joining the Broward College faculty, he served as manager of the EMS Training Center at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. He also previously served as lead paramedic instructor and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) coordinator at St. Petersburg College in Florida.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
How to Use the Student Activity CD-ROM
Ch. 1 Introduction to Pharmacology 1
Ch. 2 The Basics of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics 31
Ch. 3 Autonomic Pharmacology 42
Ch. 4 Fluids, Electrolytes, and Intravenous Therapy 54
Ch. 5 Blood and Blood Product Administration 70
Ch. 6 Drug-Dosage Calculations 88
Ch. 7 Drug Administration 109
Ch. 8 Therapeutic Drug Classifications 136
Ch. 9 Drugs Used to Treat Pulmonary Emergencies 168
Ch. 10 Drugs Used to Treat Cardiovascular Emergencies 204
Ch. 11 Metabolic Emergencies 270
Ch. 12 Neurologic Emergencies 283
Ch. 13 Drugs Used to Treat Gastrointestinal Emergencies 306
Ch. 14 Drugs Used to Treat Obstetric and Gynecologic Emergencies 315
Ch. 15 Drugs Used to Treat Toxicologic Emergencies 325
Ch. 16 Drugs Used to Treat Behavioral Emergencies 350
Ch. 17 Pain Management 361
App. A Drugs (Generic and Trade Names) and Their Therapeutic Classifications 375
App. B Pediatric Normal Values, Dosages, and Infusion Rates 389
App. C Advanced Cardiac Life Support Algorithms 394
App. D Herbal Remedies 398
App. E Street Drugs 411
App. F: Commonly Used Abbreviations and Symbols 417
Glossary 423
Bibliography 432
General Index 433
Drug Index 438
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