Pharmacology for the EMS Provider / Edition 3

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Overview

The Fourth Edition of PHARMACOLOGY FOR THE EMS PROVIDER is a clear and thorough text ideal for both Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) and Paramedic levels. This book is based on the pharmacology section of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrations National EMS Education Standards and reflects current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) curricula. Provided throughout the book are detailed profiles of pre-hospital medications, including mechanism of action, indications, contraindications, precautions, routes and dosages, side effects, and EMS considerations. Appendices also present information on herbal drugs, common home medications, and street drugs EMS providers may encounter outside of the hospital setting. This wealth of in-depth material logically organized for effective learning and carefully tailored to national standards and curricula, makes this practical guide an invaluable resource for anyone pursuing training or certification in an EMS field.

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Editorial Reviews

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"The author is clearly well versed in pharmacology. He approaches the subject matter with clarity and language that is easy to follow for both the student and the instructor."Matt Keeler, Palm Beach State College

"It [the book] could be easily taught and easily understood by the students…The material is clear, precise, and easy to self study."Thera Granger, Lamar State College

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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
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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