Prehospital Drug Therapy / Edition 2 available in Paperback
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- Elsevier Health Sciences
The new second edition of this essential book is an all-in-one source for prehospital drug information that complies with the newest US DOT paramedic curriculum and the AHA Guidelines 2000 for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. It includes the basic principles of pharmacology, pharmacotherapy for patients in specific emergencies, implications for paramedic practice, learning tools, and more! The first six chapters provide a conceptual basis for understanding specific drug groups and their applications in the field, and the remaining chapters cover specific emergencies for which drugs are administered. Case studies are included to illustrate the appropriate use of drugs in the prehospital setting, and an entirely new "Math for Medics" section is designed to help students and recertifying paramedics develop and sharpen the math skills they need to figure drug calculations.
• Learning Objectives for each chapter allow the reader to focus on key points Detailed drug profiles for common prehospital drugs provide a convenient and comprehensive source of information
• Case presentations that illustrate drug use and outcomes show how a drug can be utilised in a certain situation Clearly illustrated, step-by-step drug administration techniques make the procedure easy to understand and follow
• New photographs and updated illustrations clarify important concepts and help bring the text to life New "Math for Medics" chapter helps students develop and sharpen the math skills they need to figure drug calculations
• Completely redesigned to give the book an exciting, contemporary look New "Pain Management" chapter provides insight and information on specific pain medications