Pharmacology for the Prehospital Professional 2nd Edition

Pharmacology for the Prehospital Professional 2nd Edition

Pharmacology for the Prehospital Professional 2nd Edition

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.The 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. A 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.

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Dr. Guy, a former paramedic, is the director of the Vanderbilt Burn Center. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. Additionally, Dr. Guy is fellowship trained in trauma surgery as well as pediatric and adult burn surgery. He serves on the PHTLS Executive Council, and has a particular interest in emergency medical services.

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