Pharmacology for the prehospital professional

Bill Lord

Abstract


“Pharmacology for the prehospital professional” is a US text that claims to use a problem-solving approach to drug administration using clinical scenarios. The book begins with a brief summary of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic principles, discusses legal aspects of drug administration, and describes drug administration procedures and patient safety issues. Following chapters then describe management of clinical problems under specific clinical syndromes such as anaphylaxis and congestive heart failure. Each chapter presents a brief clinical vignette before outlining the pathophysiology of the case. Management of the case follows, and this includes discussion of drugs commonly used to manage the condition.

Keywords


Book review; Pharmacology; prehospital; paramedic

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.33151/ajp.7.2.157

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