Paramedic & Emergency Pharmacology Guidelines (Pearson Original Edition eBook) (2e) : 9780655700708

Paramedic & Emergency Pharmacology Guidelines (Pearson Original Edition eBook) (2e)

Marc Colbeck
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Pearson Custom Books
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This guide was developed collaboratively by 28 academic healthcare professionals working within 12 universities worldwide who teach paramedicine.

Emergency medicine pharmacology is a very broad topic. From cardiac to obstetrical emergencies, there is a need for a reference guide that can provide the fundamental information necessary for appropriate pharmacologic treatment. These guidelines provide an invaluable resource for students, paramedics and other practicing healthcare professionals by supplying the necessary facts on over eighty different commonly used emergency medications.

This guide provides:

  • An A to Z list of common emergency medications.
  • Single page charts containing the medication’s class, mechanism, simple pharmacokinetics, indications, contraindications, side effects, precautions and facts, common preparations and dosage ranges.
  • Appendices of regularly prescribed medications, common formulas for calculations, abbreviations for use in record keeping, checklists for fibrinolytics as well as useful patient assessment tools.

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Table of contents

Page  Medication
1. Activated Charcoal
2. Adenosine
3. Adrenaline
4. Adrenaline Dosages
5. Alteplase
6. Amiodarone
7. Aspirin
8. Atropine Sulphate
9. Benztropine
10. Benzyl Penicillin
11. Box Jellyfish Antivenom
13. Calcium Gluconate or Calcium Chloride
14. Ceftriaxone
15. Chlorphenamine
16. Clopidogrel
17. Co-phenylcaine
18. Dexamethasone
19. Diazepam
20. Droperidol
21. Enoxaparin
22. Ergometrine
23. Extended Life Plasma
24. Fentanyl
25. Fexofenadine
26. Fibrinogen
27. Frusemide
28. Gabapentin
29. Gentamicin
30. Glucagon
32. Glucose Gel
33. Glucose 5%
34. Glucose 10%
35. Glyceryl Trinitrate
37. Hartmann’s Solution
38. Heparin
39. Hydrocortisone
40. Hydroxocobalamin
41. Hypertonic Saline
42. Ibuprofen
44. Influenza Vaccine
45. Insulin (Actrapid®)
46. Ipratropium Bromide
47. Isoprenaline
48. Ketamine
50. Labetalol
51. Levetiracetam
52. Lignocaine 1%
53. Lignocaine 2%
54. Loratadine
55. Lorazepam
56. Magnesium Sulphate
57. Metaraminol
58. Methoxyflurane
59. Metoclopramide
60. Metoprolol
61. Midazolam
62. Misoprostol
63. Morphine
64. Naloxone
65. Nitrous Oxide
66. Noradrenaline
67. Olanzapine
68. Ondansetron
69. “-oxime”
70. Oxygen
71. Oxytocin
72. Packed Red Blood Cells
73. Paracetamol
74. Phenytoin
75. Prasugrel
76. Prednisone and Prednisolone
77. Prochlorperazine
78. Promethazine
79. Propofol
80. Rocuronium
81. 0.75% Ropivacaine
82. Salbutamol
83. Sodium Bicarbonate
84. Sodium Chloride 0.9%
85. Sucrose 24%
86. Suxamethonium
87. Tenecteplase
88. Ticagrelor
89. Tirofiban
90. Tramadol
91. Tranexamic Acid
92. Valproate
93. Water for Injection

Appendix A: Top 50 Prescribed Drugs and Their Uses
Appendix B: Fibrinolytic Checklist
Appendix C: Common Formulas
Appendix D: Common Abbreviations
Appendix E: Most Common Paramedic Used Drugs across Services and Countries
Appendix F: International Paramedic Primary Survey
Appendix G: International Paramedic Secondary Survey
Appendix H1: Respiratory Assessment (Interview)
Appendix H2: Respiratory Assessment (Examination)
Appendix I: Cardiac Assessment
Appendix J1: Neurological Assessment (Interview)
Appendix J2: Neurological Assessment (Examination)
Appendix K: Cranial Nerve Examination
Appendix L: Dermatome Examination
Appendix M: Myotome Examination

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