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Prehospital emergency pharmacology

Author: Bryan E Bledsoe; Dwayne E Clayden
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson/Prentice Hall, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 6th edView all editions and formats
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Prehospital Emergency Pharmacology sets the standard for themedications and IV fluids that are used in prehospital care. This best-sellerserves as a complete pharmacology text, as well as a handy  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bledsoe, Bryan E., 1955-
Prehospital emergency pharmacology.
Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson/Prentice Hall, ©2005
(OCoLC)605175525
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bryan E Bledsoe; Dwayne E Clayden
ISBN: 0131507117 9780131507111
OCLC Number: 55800897
Notes: At head of title: Brady.
Includes index.
Description: xxi, 554 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: PrefaceAcknowledgments About the Authors NoticesPrecautions on Bloodborne Pathogens and Infectious Diseases 1. General Information Objectives Introduction Drug Research and Bringing a Drug to Market FDA Classification of Newly Approved Drugs New Drug Development Unlabeled Uses of Drugs Medical Oversight Components of a Drug Profile Important Pharmacological Terminology Summary 2. Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics Objectives Introduction Pharmacology Pharmacokinetics Review of Physiology of Transport Pharmacodynamics Summary 3. Administration of Drugs Objectives Introduction Patient Care Using Medications The Medication Order Six Rights of Medication Administration General Administration Routes Drug Administration and Preparation Medical Direction Medical Asepsis Disposal of Contaminated Equipment and Sharps Medication Routes Used in Emergency Medicine Pediatric Administration Techniques Summary 4. Drug Dosage Calculations Objectives Introduction Section 1: The Metric System Section 2: Find the Ordered Dose Section 3: Find the Units per Kilogram Section 4: Concentration Problems Section 5: Calculate an IV Drip Section 6: Calculate an IV Drip Based on Patient Weight Section 7: Milliliters per Hour to Drops per Minute Practice Problems 5. Fluids, Electrolytes, and Intravenous Therapy Objectives Introduction Fluids Electrolytes Cell Physiology Blood IV Therapy Insertion of Indwelling IV Catheter Collection of Blood Samples for Laboratory Analysis Blood Transfusions Summary 6. The Autonomic Nervous System Objectives Introduction The Autonomic Nervous System Summary 7. Drugs Used in the Treatment of Cardiovascular Emergencies Objectives Introduction Oxygen SympathomimeticsSympathetic Blockers Antidysrhythmics Parasympatholytics Cardiac GlycosidesAnticoagulants Fibrinolytics Alkalinizing Agents Cardiac Pain Management (Analgesics) Diuretics Natriuretic Peptides Antianginal Agents Antihypertensives Other Cardiovascular Drugs Summary 8. Drugs Used in the Treatment of Respiratory Emergencies Objectives IntroductionOxygen Asthma Neuromuscular Blockers Induction Agents Rapid-Sequence Induction Pharmacologically-Assisted Intubation Summary 9. Drugs Used in the Treatment of Metabolic-Endocrine Emergencies Objectives Introduction Diabetes Mellitus Types of Diabetes Diabetic Ketoacidosis (Diabetic Coma)Hypoglycemia (Insulin Shock) Insulin Glucagon Thiamine Summary 10. Drugs Used in the Treatment of Neurological Emergencies Objectives Introduction Neurological Trauma Nontraumatic Neurological Emergencies Summary 11. Drugs Used in the Treatment of Obstetrical and Gynecological Emergencies Objectives Introduction Severe Vaginal Bleeding Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy Preterm Labor Summary 12. Toxicological Emergencies in Prehospital Care Objectives Introduction Regional Poison Centers Patient History General Approach to the Poisoned Patient Toxidromes Specific Toxic Agents Encountered in Prehospital Care Summary 13. Drugs Used in the Treatment of Behavioral Emergencies Objectives Introduction Understanding Behavioral Emergencies Summary 14. Drugs Used in the Treatment of Gastrointestinal Emergencies Objectives Gastrointestinal Medications Summary 15. Drugs Used in Pain Management Objectives Introduction Analgesics Summary 16. Weapons of Mass Destruction Objectives Introduction Personal Protection NBC Agents Overview Summary Appendix A Glossary of Street Drug Names Appendix B Emergency Intravenous Fluids QuickReference Guide Appendix C Quick Drug Reference Appendix D Adult Advanced Cardiac Life Support Algorithms Appendix E Common Home Prescription Drug Information Appendix F Pediatric Drug Dosages Appendix G Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Life Support Treatment AlgorithmAppendix H Drug Administration Skills Appendix I A Guide to Herbal Supplements Appendix J Practice Problems Answer Key Index
Responsibility: Bryan E. Bledsoe, Dwayne E. Clayden.

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