Pharmacology for the EMS Provider, 3E, was revised to fulfill the core module for the pharmacology component of the DOT Paramedic National Standard Curriculum. The book also follows the new ACLS and PALS curricula. Detailed profiles of prehospital medications including mechanism of action, indications, contraindications, precautions, routes and dosages, side effects, and EMS consideration. Herbal drugs, common home medications, and street drug appendices provide additional references of drugs the EMS provider may encounter in the out of hospital setting.
Free Activity CD-ROM provides additional practice through self-guided exercises and games for each chapter.
EMS Considerations present special implications EMS providers need to know.
Case studies illustrate how drugs can be used in various emergency situations
Extended case studies present clinical scenarios to stimulate reader discussion
Study questions assess your comprehension of major topics presented in the chapter
Follows the new ACLS and PALS curricula
New chapters on Pain Management, Gastrointestinal Emergencies, and Blood Product Administration
New full color design