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Pharmacology for the Prehospital ProfessionalAuthor: Jeffrey S. Guy
Fully revised to meet current guidelines, Pharmacology for the Prehospital Professional, Second Edition offers a complete and practical understanding of pharmacology in the prehospital setting.The Second Edition provides a unique problem-based approach to ensure that you, as a prehospital provider, are prepared to effectively administer the drugs your patients need. Clinical scenarios present case information just as you will learn it in the classroom and encounter it in the field. By placing each drug in its relevant context, this text teaches you to identify the proper drug for a specific patient in a specific situation.
This Second Edition includes:
Contextualised profiles of over 90 drugs used in prehospital care for quick identification at critical moments.
Problem-oriented approaches to real scenarios encountered in the field.
Step-by-step procedural descriptions of pharmacologic processes commonly performed in the prehospital setting.
A Medication Maths chapter that strengthens your dosage-calculation skills.
Legal Aspects and Risk Management coverage to help you avoid common mistakes made in prehospital care.
Review questions that reinforce important chapter concepts and test your understanding.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Part 1 Foundations
Chapter 1 Principles of Pharmacology
Chapter 2 Legal Aspects and Risk Management
Chapter 3 Drug Administration: Safety and Procedures
Chapter 4 Medication Math
Chapter 5 Intravenous Fluids and Administration
Part 2 Problem-Oriented Pharmacology
Chapter 6 Acute Coronary Syndromes
Chapter 7 Analgesia and Sedation
Chapter 8 Anaphylaxis
Chapter 9 Cardiac Arrhythmias
Chapter 10 Congestive Heart Failure
Chapter 11 Endocrine Emergencies
Chapter 12 Hypertensive Emergencies
Chapter 13 Poisonings, Overdoses, and Intoxications
Chapter 14 Respiratory Emergencies
Chapter 15 Seizures
Chapter 16 Shock
Chapter 17 Traumatic Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury
Part 3 Special Considerations and Procedures
Chapter 18 Critical Care Transport
Chapter 19 Special Considerations: Pregnancy, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, and Renal Failure
Chapter 20 Pharmacology-Assisted Intubation
Appendix A Medications, Classifications, and Body Systems Affected
Appendix B Compilation of Drug Profiles
Appendix C Commonly Prescribed and Over-the-Counter Medications
Appendix D Common Herbal Supplements
Appendix E Answers to Chapter Review Questions