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Pharmacology for the Prehospital Professional, Second Edition


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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. Pharmacology for the Prehospital Professional, 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:

  • Contextualized 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.
  • Medication Math 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.


  • 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