For courses in advanced emergency medical
services. A complete guide to need-to-know medications for EMS
personnel Prehospital Emergency Pharmacologyis 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.
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
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