Foundations for Paramedic Practice, Second Editionprovides an introduction to many of the subjects not traditionally taught in ambulance 'in-house' training, such as psychology and sociology. It addresses the theoretical elements of paramedic courses in higher education and provides clear links to practice. The second edition features four new chapters on caring for vulnerable adults, end of life issues, theories of decision making and the scope of the paramedic role. It also provides increased coverage of portfolio writing, submission to HPC, decision making and includes more case studies. Contributors Amanda Blaber, Vince Clarke, Alison Cork, Steve Cowland, John Donaghy, Rachael Donohoe, Bob Fellows, Ann French, Graham Harris, Mary Larkin, Linda Nelson, Marion Richardson, Paul Street and Jackie Whitnell.
Author: Kaplan Medical
Publisher: Kaplan Publishing
Release Date: 2019-04-02
Kaplan's National Registry Paramedic Prep provides essential content and focused review to help you master the national paramedic exam. This second edition features comprehensive content review, board-style practice questions, and test-taking tips to help you face the exam with confidence. Essential Review Content is weighted to match the NRP so you can focus your study where it counts the most Concise review of the material tested on the exam, including physiology, pharmacology, respiratory emergencies, cardiac emergencies, shock, trauma, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, the psychomotor exam, and more Full-color figures and tables to aid in understanding and retention Realistic practice questions with detailed answer explanations in each chapter Overview of the exam to help you avoid surprises on test day Expert Guidance We invented test prep—Kaplan (www.kaptest.com) has been helping students for 80 years, and our proven strategies have helped legions of students achieve their dreams
Author: Kate Curtis
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2011-08-15
Emergency and Trauma Care is written for Australian emergency care providers including paramedics, emergency nurses, pre-hospital care providers, nurse practitioners, general practice nurses and allied health practitioners including occupational therapists and physiotherapists who are caring for trauma patients. This book follows the patient journey from pre-hospital to definitive care. Using a body systems approach, each chapter provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of adult and paediatric emergencies. Implications for clinical practice is supported by chapters of professional practice, clinical skills, research, evidence-based practice, and legal, ethical and cultural issues. Clinical assessment, physiology, management and rationale for intervention of common and not so common emergency presentations are provided, with each chapter providing clear and relevant examples for both Paramedics and Nurses. Emergency and Trauma Care brings together a team of highly respected clinical practitioners and academics to deliver the most up-to-date text dealing with the practical procedures and evidence experienced by emergency and trauma care providers every day. Chapter 2 Pre-hospital care overview in Australia and NZ Chapter 10 Scene assessment, management and rescue Chapter 11 Pre-Hospital Clinical Reasoning, Triage and Communication Pre-hospital and emergency nursing considerations included in all relevant chapters Chapter 5 Cultural Considerations in Emergency Care addresses cultural diversity, beliefs and values and focuses on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and Maori health Chapter 19 Resuscitation includes advanced life support, airway management and incorporates the 2010 Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines Chapter 37 People with disabilities provides assessment, examination and communication strategies for working with clients with intellectual and physical disabilities Section 5 focuses on examination and communication strategies for working with unique population groups, including the elderly, disabled, obstetric and paediatric patients Section 6 details major trauma assessment and management, blast injury, and trauma to specific body regions Essentials outline the main points addressed in each chapter Practice tips assist with communication skills, procedures and assessment Case studies supported by questions throughout Summaries and Key points, review questions, web links and references provide for consolidation and further research. Evolve resources include Power point slides, 30 additional Case studies, image bank, web links Three paramedic specific chapters (including scene assessment and management)
Author: Bryan E. Bledsoe
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release Date: 2006
Critical Care Paramedic is the first and only book written for the expanding field of critical care transport. Utilizing the successful format of Brady's best-selling Paramedic Care: Principles & Practice, this book is both written and extensively reviewed by leading experts in the field. This comprehensive book addresses all aspects of critical care transport including: operations, safety, advanced pharmacodynamics, advanced physiologic monitoring, advanced airway management, medical emergencies, trauma emergencies, organ donation, and other important areas of critical care. Critical Care Paramedic will be the industry standard for critical care paramedic education and available only from Brady.
Author: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS),
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release Date: 2009-10-23
Assessment and Treatment of Trauma (ATT) presents the state-of-the-art prehospital trauma assessment and management. Based on the most current medical information and best practices, this concise and highly interactive continuing education course covers the critical knowledge and skills necessary to rapidly evaluate, stabilize, and transport the trauma patient. The ATT textbook is the core of the ATT Course and is designed to give ALS-level prehospital providers the tools to effectively assess and treat trauma patients. ATT motivates and engages the student. It encourages solution-driven thinking through: Pictorial case studies, Controversy essays, Procedures. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.
This self-test book of self-assessment questions and quizzes that is designed to both test paramedic students learning pathophysiology and help them understand their knowledge gaps by explaining the answers to the questions included.
Author: Sam Willis
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2014-11-20
An essential text for the aspiring student paramedic,Fundamentals of Paramedic Practice makes paramedic scienceand pre-hospital care accessible, straightforward andexciting. It assumes no prior knowledge of the subject,presenting the must-have information that students needabout both the theory and practice of what it means to be aparamedic. With extensive full-colour illustrations throughout, aswell as activities and scenarios, this user-friendly textbook willsupport paramedic students throughout their course.
Author: Chris Breen
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Release Date: 2011-11-30
This second edition has been improved and expanded based on readers feedback. Chris Breen is a Registered Nurse who served with the RAMC, a Paramedic and Clinical Tutor with additional qualifications in Trauma and Remote Medicine. He has had a long term interest in emergency medicine and is the Medical Advisor for a Preparedness group and runs courses in Survival Medicine. Craig Ellis is a Medical doctor who trained as a Specialist Emergency Physician. He has a special interest in austere medicine and medical practice during prolonged disasters. He has both worked and taught austere medical practice. The contents of this book are derived from a number of articles which have been published online and the syllabus of Course they run. Its aim is to provide key information on Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis in an understandable way, suitable for both beginners and Experienced practitioners. In addition to detailed medical and trauma assessments, explanations of common diseases and conditions at provided with signs and symptoms. Red flag indicators for each body system and individual conditions are also detailed. INTRODUCTION CHAPTER 1 EXAMINATION OF PATIENTS CHAPTER 2 FRACTURES CHAPTER 3 SPINAL TRAUMA CHAPTER 4 DISLOCATIONS CHAPTER 5 WOUNDS AND BURNS CHAPTER 6 HEAD, CHEST AND ABDOMINAL TRAUMA CHAPTER 7 ROAD TRAFFIC COLLISIONS (RTCS) CHAPTER 8 JOINTS, MUSCLES, TENDONS AND LIGAMENTS CHAPTER 9 ALLERGIC REACTION CHAPTER 10 RESPIRATORY ILLNESSES CHAPTER 11 ABDOMINAL ILLNESSES CHAPTER 12 NEUROLOGICAL PROBLEMS CHAPTER 13 CIRCULATORY PROBLEMS CHAPTER 14 DIABETES CHAPTER 15 POISONING CHAPTER 16 SHOCK CHAPTER 17 EAR, NOSE AND THROAT (ENT) CHAPTER 18 EYE PROBLEMS CHAPTER 19 SKIN CONDITIONS CHAPTER 20 MINOR MEDICAL PROBLEMS CHAPTER 21 MEDICATION CHAPTER 22 VACCINES (IMMUNISATION) CHAPTER 23 ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS CHAPTER 24 BITES, STINGS AND PARASITES CHAPTER 25 CLINICAL OBSERVATIONS &TESTS CHAPTER 26 DENTAL PROBLEMS CHAPTER 27 SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES CHAPTER 28 OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY CHAPTER 29 INFECTIOUS DISEASES, NUCLEAR BIOLOGICAL & NERVE AGENT WARFARE CHAPTER 30 GUNSHOT WOUNDS, EXPLOSIONS & TACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS CHAPTER 31 TRIAGE CHAPTER 32 NUTRITION CHAPTER 33 PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEMS CHAPTER 34 ECG INTERPRETATION APPENDIX 1 GCS APPENDIX 2 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY APPENDIX 3 FURTHER READING INDEX