Prehospital Emergency Pharmacology (8e) : 9780134874098

Prehospital Emergency Pharmacology (8e)

Bledsoe & Clayden
 
Edition
 
8
ISBN
 
9780134874098
ISBN 10
 
0134874099
Published
 
30/03/2018
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
576
Format
 
Available on demand
 
Title type
Book
$151.99
 
 
Title type
 
$60.00
 
 
Description

For courses in advanced emergency medical services.

A complete guide to need-to-know medications for EMS personnel
Prehospital Emergency Pharmacology is a comprehensive reference guide to the most common medications and fluids used in prehospital emergency care. A cornerstone of EMS education for over 30 years, the text reflects current trends in emergency care, especially the growing requirement for evidence-based care. Readers learn accepted practices in the U.S. and Canada as well as medication dosages that meet national standards of the AMA, AHA, and PDR. A valuable aid for both students and practitioners, the 8th Edition has been extensively revised to reflect current trends in prehospital care and drugs that are now more commonly used in EMS settings, such as ketamine and haloperidol.

Table of contents
  • 1. General Information
  • 2. Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics
  • 3. Administration of Medications
  • 4. Medication Dosage Calculations
  • 5. Fluids, Electrolytes, and Intravenous Therapy
  • 6. The Autonomic Nervous System
  • 7. Medications Used in the Treatment of Cardiovascular Emergencies
  • 8. Medications Used in the Treatment of Respiratory Emergencies
  • 9. Medications Used in the Treatment of Allergic Reactions and Anaphylaxis
  • 10. Medications Used in the Treatment of Metabolic–Endocrine Emergencies
  • 11. Medications Used in the Treatment of Neurological Emergencies
  • 12. Medications Used in the Treatment of Obstetrical and Gynecological Emergencies
  • 13. Medications Used in Toxicological Emergencies
  • 14. Medications Used in the Treatment of Behavioral Emergencies
  • 15. Medications Used in the Treatment of Gastrointestinal Emergencies
  • 16. Sedation and Pain Management
  • 17. Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • Appendices
  • A. Glossary of Street Drug Names
  • B. Emergency Intravenous Fluids Quick Reference Guide
  • C. Quick Medication Reference
  • D. Common Home Prescription Drug Information
  • E. Medication Administration Skills
  • F. A Guide to Herbal Supplements
  • G. Practice Problems Answer Key—Chapter 4
New to this edition

Both a complete pharmacology text and a handy reference

  • The latest American Heart Association guidelines are reflected in the 8th edition.

Assessment of specific drugs and their uses

  • The text evaluates several medications now being used more commonly in EMS settings.
  • New information has been added on the use of ketamine to treat excited delirium and pain management.
  • The evolving role of haloperidol to treat intractable vomiting syndromes and similar conditions is addressed.
  • The expanding role of magnesium sulfate is now detailed. This agent is now being used more for nontraditional conditions.

Current trends impacting care standards

  • The concept of “push-dose pressor” is now discussed.
Features & benefits

Both a complete pharmacology text and a handy reference

  • Profiles of all medications and IV fluids commonly used in EMS settings allows for quick reference of classifications, action, indications, contraindications, precautions, side effects, dosages (adult and pediatric), and administration routes.
  • Full chapters on each type of emergency — cardiovascular, respiratory, anaphylactic, metabolic-endocrine, neurological, obstetrical, gynecological, and toxicological — give context to pharmacological recommendations.
  • Updated - The latest American Heart Association guidelines are reflected in the 8th Edition.
  • Drug dosages unavailable in the AHA guidelines are taken from additional national standards provided in the AMA’s publication Drug Evaluations, the Physicians’ Desk Reference, and Pearson’s Health Professions Drug Guide.

Assessment of specific drugs and their uses

  • Updated - The text evaluates several medications now being used more commonly in EMS settings.
  • New - New information has been added on the use of ketamine to treat excited delirium and pain management.
  • Expanded - The evolving role of haloperidol to treat intractable vomiting syndromes and similar conditions is addressed.
  • Expanded - The expanding role of magnesium sulfate is now detailed. This agent is now being used more for nontraditional conditions.

Current trends impacting care standards

  • Current research and trends in evidence-based medicine help paramedics and other emergency personnel provide care that is fully grounded in the latest science.
  • Coverage of natural and herbal medications prepares students to anticipate or handle related interactions.
  • Full chapter on weapons of mass destruction provides crucial information for EMS personnel should they need to respond to acts of terrorism or mass destruction.
  • New - The concept of “push-dose pressor” is now discussed.
Author biography

Bryan E. Bledsoe, DO, FACEP, FAEMS, EMT-P, is an emergency physician, researcher, and EMS author. Presently, he is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Medicine, and an Attending Emergency Physician at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas. He is board-certified in emergency medicine and EMS.

Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Bledsoe worked as an EMT, a paramedic, and a paramedic instructor. He completed EMT training in 1974 and paramedic training in 1976 and worked for 6 years as a field paramedic in Fort Worth, Texas. In 1979, he joined the faculty of the University of North Texas Health Science Center and served as a coordinator of EMT and paramedic education programs at the university. Dr. Bledsoe is active in emergency medicine and EMS research. He is a popular speaker at state, national, and international seminars and writes regularly for numerous EMS journals. He is active in educational endeavors with the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and the University of Nevada at Las Vegas.



Dwayne E. Clayden, MEM, BHSC, PARAMEDIC
, is the Director of Emergency Services and Emergency Management for the Stoney-Nakoda First Nation in Morley, Alberta, Canada. He was previously Academic Chair, Prehospital Care Programs in the School of Health and Public Safety at SAIT Polytechnic, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. During his career in Emergency Services, he has been a Manager, Learning and Development for Alberta Health Services—Emergency Medical Services; Assistant Deputy Chief, Staff Development; and Assistant to the Medical Director for the City of Calgary Emergency Medical Services in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He was responsible for clinical competency assessment, medical control protocols, field training, prehospital research, quality care, the in-house paramedic program, and the tactical EMS team.

In 2000, the Governor General of Canada presented Mr. Clayden with the Exemplary Service Medal for his contributions to EMS in Canada. In 1998, the Alberta Prehospital Professions Association presented him with the Award of Excellence for his contributions to Emergency Medical Services in Alberta.