ISBN-10: 0135138221
ISBN-13: 9780135138229

Prehospital Emergency Pharmacology

Author(s): Bryan E.Bledsoe/Dwayne E. Clayden
Cover: Hardback
Pages: 560 
Edition: 7th
Published: November 2011

Prehospital Emergency Pharmacology, Seventh Edition is a comprehensive guide to the most common medications and fluids used by paramedics and other emergency medical service (EMS) professionals in prehospital emergency care. A cornerstone of EMS education for more than 25 years, it has been extensively revised in this edition to reflect current trends in emergency care, especially the growing requirement for evidence-based practice.

A valuable aid to both practicing paramedics and paramedic students, it presents care procedures that represent accepted practices throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as up-to-date medication dosages according with nationally accepted standards, including those of the AMA, AHA, and PDR.

Features:

  • Detailed profiles of the most commonly used prehospital medications and IV fluids including drug class, action, indications, contraindications, precautions, side effects, dosages (adult and pediatric), and administration routes.
  • Contains information on herbal and natural medications that may be encountered in the field.
  • Includes a Quick Drug Reference as well as a Home Medication Reference Guide.
  • Completely new dosage calculation practice problems.

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