Gain a complete, practical understanding of pharmacology with this unique resource that is now updated to reflect the 2010 emergency cardiovascular care guidelines. Realistic, problem-based clinical scenarios present pharmacology in the most effective context for learning. This textbook includes detailed drug profiles that present essential drug information in a logical context specific to each condition.
- Problem-based clinical scenarios illustrate the practical relevance of prehospital pharmacology.
- Detailed drug profiles of 95 commonly used drugs present comprehensive data in a consistent, easy-to-reference format.
- Full-color drug images familiarize you with medications for quick identification.
- Medical Math chapter strengthens your dosage calculation skills.
- Soecial boxes highlight useful, field-tested tips and strategies.
- Legal Aspects and Risk Management chapter helps you avoid common mistakes made in prehospital care.
- Study questions reinforce important chapter concepts and test your understanding.
- Information about commonly prescribed over-the-counter medications and herbal drugs alerts you to important pharmacological treatment considerations.
- Companion DVD includes 25 video skill demonstrations that guide you step-by-step through vital techniques and procedures and 23 medical animations that offer visual details of anatomy, physiologic processes, and procedures.
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 Specific Considerations: Pregnancy, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, and Renal Failure
Chapter 20 Pharmacology-Assisted Intubation
A. Medications, Classifications, and Body Systems Affected
B. Compilation of Drug Profiles
C. Commonly Prescribed and Over-the-Counter Medications
D. Common Herbal Supplements
E. Answers to Chapter Review Questions
By Jeffrey S. Guy, MD,FACS, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN