Drug Guide for Paramedics

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9780130287984: Drug Guide for Paramedics

For courses in Emergency Medicine or Advanced Life Support.

Exceptionally up-to-date and substantive, this handbook provides a quick, thorough guide to all medications any paramedic student will encounter in the paramedic program and in the field. Drawn from the successful Health Professional's Drug Guide 2000, and alphabetized by both trade and generic names, it contains 1) profiles of over 90 emergency medications, and 2) an up-to-date list of commonly prescribed medications that patients may be taking at home.

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About the Author:

DR. BRYAN BLEDSOE

 

Dr. Bryan Bledsoe is an emergency physician with a special interest in prehospital care.

He received his B.S. degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and his medical degree from the University of North Texas Health Sciences Center/Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his internship at Texas Tech University and residency training at Scott and White Memorial Hospital/Texas A&M College of Medicine. Dr. Bledsoe is board certified in emergency medicine. 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 Sciences Center and served as 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. Dr. Bledsoe is on the faculty of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is active in educational endeavors with the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and co-chairs their Certification and Evaluation Board (CEB). Dr. Bledsoe has authored several EMS books published by Brady, including Paramedic Care: Principles & Practice, Essentials of Paramedic Care, Intermediate Emergency Care: Principles & Practice, Critical Care Paramedic, Anatomy & Physiology for Emergency Care, Prehospital Emergency Pharmacology, and Pocket Reference for ALS Providers. He is married to Emma Bledsoe. They have two children, Bryan and Andrea,and a grandson, Andrew, and live on a ranch south of Dallas, Texas. He enjoys saltwaterfishing and warm latitudes.

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Conforms to the 1998 U.S. DOT EMT-Paramedic National Standard Curriculum and 2005 AHA Guidelines.

 

This handy field resource is an invaluable tool for any ALS provider who needs accurate, easily accessed information about patient medication.

 

Features

  • Updated drug profiles of more than 100 of the most commonly used emergency medications, including 13 new drugs for this edition.
  • Contains a home medications list with classifications for quick reference in the field.
  • Convenient index allows rapid search by either trade or generic name.

 

This new handbook is adapted from the top-selling Prentice Hall Health Professionals Drug Guide 2006.  Additional updates and resources can be found online at www.prenhall.com/drugguides.

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