Key Features

  • 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




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