Pharmacology for the EMS Provider / Edition 3

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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: 9780766834842
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 10/28/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

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. Acknowledgements. How to Use the Activity CD-ROM. Introduction to Pharmacology for EMS Providers. Chapter 1: Introduction to Pharmacology. Chapter 2: The Basics of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmodynamics. Chapter 3: Autonomic Pharmacology. Chapter 4: Fluids, Electrolytess, and Intravenous Therapy. Chapter 5: Blood and Blood Components. Chapter 6: Drug Dose Calculations. Chapter 7: Drug Administration. Chapter 8: Drug Classifications. Chapter 9: Drugs Used to Treat Pulmonary (Respiratory) Emergencies. Chapter 10: Drugs Used to Treat Cardiovascular Emergencies. Chapter 11: Drugs Used to Treat Metabolic/Endocrine Emergencies. Chapter 12: Drugs Used to Treat Neurological Emergencies. Chapter 13: Drugs Used to Treat Gastrointestinal Emergencies. Chapter 14: Drugs Used to Treat Obstetrical and Gynocological Emergencies. Chapter 15: Drugs Used to Treat Toxicological Emergencies. Chapter 16: Drugs Used to Treat Behavioral Emergencies. Chapter 17: Pain Management. Appendix A: Drugs and Their Classifications. Appendix B: Pediatric Normal Values. Appendix C: Herbal Drugs. Appendix D: Common Home Medications. Appendix E: Street Drugs. Answers to Study Questions and Case Studies. Bibliography. Glossary. Drug Index. General Index.

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