Pharmacology for the Prehospital Professional

Pharmacology for the Prehospital Professional
2nd Ed.
2020 © Jones & Bartlett Learning
Jeffrey S. Guy, MD, EMT-P, FACS
ISBN-13: 978-1-284-04146-0
Emergency Medical Services, Pharmacy/Pharmacology


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.

Doody's Reviews

Doody's Core Titles (DCT)
Score: 58/100
2/5 Stars
Specialty Score: 2.53 Health Sciences - Emergency Medical Services
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"The book is both a learning tool and reference material. It is an easy and understandable guide to prehospital pharmacology, typically one of the most challenging components of paramedic education. The book is geared toward both new EMS professionals as well as those who are currently practicing. The book shines in its problem-oriented structure as well as its drug profile content."

-- Jared Ross, DO, NRP, FACEP, FAAEM (Emergency Medical Services, Education & Consulting, LLC)Doody's Review


While the book is geared toward paramedics, it is appropriate for EMTs looking to advance their knowledge of pharmacology. The book meets the needs of a wide audience from students to experienced professionals. It is an excellent reference resource; however, it is in need of updating. The author brings his knowledge of EMS as a prior paramedic as well as his pharmacology knowledge as a physician and trauma surgeon.

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