Intravenous Therapy for Prehospital Providers is the only textbook written specifically to teach prehospital personnel about the complex subject of IV therapy. Proficiency in IV therapy technique is important for most procedures required in advanced life support. Fully revised and updated, the Second Edition includes new content and features. Second Edition content includes: Revised section on legal issues, including explanations of both criminal and civil law New section on scope of practice New section on disease processes Enhanced information regarding protection from communicable disease Additional information on acid-base balance, IV drip rates, and drug calculations Practical tips for starting pediatric IVs Key features: Learning Objectives outline the goals for each chapter. Key terms are bolded and defined within the text. Multiple-choice Test Your Knowledge questions are included in each chapter. These questions relate to the learning objectives and answers are provided. Exceeds intravenous therapy requirements set fourth in the National EMS Education Standards Scope of Practice document. Suitable for primary EMS education, EMS continuing education, and individual professional development. Intravenous Therapy for Prehospital Providers can be used in a stand-alone IV therapy training course, or as a supplement in a core training program to provide additional coverage on IV therapy.