Emergency Medical Responder

Author: Chris Le Baudour
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780133954234
Release Date: 2015-06-24
Genre: Medical

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For courses in First Responder and Emergency Medical Services Learn to think like an EMR The leader in the field, Emergency Medical Responder, Tenth Edition, provides clear, first responder-level training for fire service, emergency, law enforcement, military, civil, and industrial personnel. The new edition retains all of the successful features from previous editions and includes new topics and concepts that have recently become part of most Emergency Medical Responder programs. Using the new National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards for Emergency Medical Responders as a foundation, Emergency Medical Responder also includes the 2010 American Heart Association guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid. Critical-thinking First on Scene scenarios and From the Medical Director features offer readers a real-world perspective that will help them learn to think like EMRs.

The ECG in Prehospital Emergency Care

Author: William J. Brady
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118473733
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Medical

Now that state of the art equipment can be carried in ambulances, prehospital emergency staff are able to perform an ECG soon after arrival on scene, enabling the EMS provider to gather important diagnostic information that can not only guide prehospital therapy but also direct hospital-based treatment. This book exclusively addresses ECGs for prehospital emergencies, ranging from basic rhythm diagnosis to critical care applications of the electrocardiogram and advanced 12-lead ECG interpretation in the ACS patient. It provides self testing traces covering all these conditions seen in prehospital and hospital- based environments. It includes 200 randomly presented cases mirroring real life situations, with the answers set out separately together with additional invaluable information. Written by highly experienced emergency physicians with EMS qualifications and experience, this text is an ideal learning tool for trainees and fully qualified staff alike, including ground EMS advanced life support providers, aeromedical staff, and inter-facility critical care transport personnel.

Human Factors and Ergonomics of Prehospital Emergency Care

Author: Joseph R. Keebler
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781315280158
Release Date: 2017-03-31
Genre: Business & Economics

This book provides an introduction to the field of human factors for individuals who are involved in the delivery and/or improvement of prehospital emergency care and describes opportunities to advance the practical application of human factors research in this critical domain. Relevant theories of human performance, including systems engineering principles, teamwork, training, and decision making are reviewed in light of the needs of current day prehospital emergency care. The primary focus is to expand awareness human factors and outlay the potential for novel and more effective solutions to the issues facing prehospital care and its practitioners.

Prehospital Management of Acute STEMI

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Publisher: Cardiotext Publishing
ISBN: 9781935395393
Release Date: 2015-03-02
Genre: Medical

Prehospital Management of Acute STEMI: Practical Approaches and International Strategies for Early Intervention, the second volume in the Cardiovascular Team Approach Series, discusses the importance of coordinated prehospital care of STEMI with a practical focus on early detection and early intervention. Topics include: ECG acquisition and STEMI specific interpretationTelemedicine and regional triage centersThe increasingly important role of nurses and paramedic personnel Additionally, gain an international perspective as authors from multiple countries discuss their experiences with diverse systems that manage prehospital STEMI recognition and care.

Clinical Procedures in Emergency Medicine

Author: James R. Roberts
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781437727500
Release Date: 2009-10-06
Genre: Medical

Clinical Procedures in Emergency Medicine, by James R. Roberts, MD & Jerris R. Hedges, MD, MS, is far and away the most well-known and trusted procedures manual in emergency medicine. Completely updated with the latest equipment, devices, drug therapies, and techniques, this 5th edition enables you to make optimal use of today's best options. And a new full-color format makes the book easier to consult than ever before. You'll see exactly how and when to perform every type of emergency procedure, so you can choose and implement the best possible approach for every patient! Provides over 1,700 detailed illustrations, 1,350 in full color, allowing you to visualize procedures clearly so you can perform them correctly. Explains not only how to perform each rocedure but also why, when, and what other procedures you should consider. Covers the latest equipment, devices, drug therapies, and techniques, including new devices for cricothyrotomy, monitoring CPR effectiveness, intraosseous infusion, autotransfusion and transfusion therapy, and wound closure. Incorporates coverage of ultrasound-guided procedures throughout the book to assist you in the use of these increasingly pervasive new techniques. Presents a new chapter on Chemical and Physical Restraints to facilitate management of violent or aggressive patients. Features a brand new full-color design together with all-new algorithms, illustrations, and tables for expedited reference and streamlined clinical decision making. Reflects the most recent clinical evidence and guidelines for dependable decision-making guidance. Offers updated coverage of tracheal intubation and infectious exposure management, so you can make spilt-second decisions on these difficult procedures.

Myocardial Infarction A Companion to Braunwald s Heart Disease

Author: David A Morrow
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323401746
Release Date: 2016-07-01
Genre: Medical

Get the tools and knowledge you need for effective diagnosis, evaluation, and management of patients with acute myocardial infarction. Myocardial Infarction: A Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease, by David A. Morrow, MD, is a comprehensive, hands-on resource that provides practical guidance from a name you trust. Concise and easy to use, this text explores the most recent tools for diagnosis and therapeutic decision-making, as well as the full range of available management strategies, providing outcomes data for each strategy. Myocardial Infarction also includes regular updates with late-breaking clinical trials, reviews of important new articles, and the latest guidance on clinical practice, all selected and masterfully edited by Dr. Eugene Braunwald. Provides thorough discussions of ECG, established and emerging biochemical markers, angiography, nuclear cardiology, echocardiography, and cardiac MRI and CT. Features an extensive treatment section that covers the latest drugs and most recent clinical trials of antiplatelet therapy, coronary revascularization, gene therapy, and approaches to reperfusion injury and ventricular remodeling. Discusses special considerations for the evaluation of acute coronary syndromes in the emergency department, and use of advanced technologies in cardiac critical care. Covers key topics such as in-hospital complications, cardiogenic shock, transitions to post-discharge care, and cardiac rehabilitation. Includes Clinical Practice/Controversy chapters that highlight management-focused, practical topics covering expert approaches for areas of uncertainty. Offers guidance on the management of special populations. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader for access to regularly added update content, to conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability.

Prehospital Emergency Care

Author: Joseph J. Mistovich
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 9780133369175
Release Date: 2014-07-23
Genre: Medical

Prehospital Emergency Care , Tenth Edition, meets the National EMS Education Standards and is the most complete resource for EMT-B training. This best-selling, student-friendly book contains clear, step-by-step explanations with comprehensive, stimulating, and challenging material that prepares users for real on-the-job situations. Featuring case studies, state-of-the-art scans, algorithms, protocols, and the inclusion of areas above and beyond the DOT protocols, the tenth edition effectively prepares students for success. The assessment and emergency care sections provide the most up-to-date strategies for providing competent care; and the enrichment sections further enhance students’ ability to assess and manage ill and injured patients in prehospital environments. The text’s table of contents is organized to follow the National EMS Educational Standards.

Trauma Eighth Edition

Author: Ernest E. Moore
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education / Medical
ISBN: 1259860671
Release Date: 2017-06-09
Genre: Medical

The world’s leading resource on trauma surgery― with an expanded full-color atlas Hailed by readers and reviewers for its expert authorship and high-yield clinical content, Trauma is unquestionably the field’s definitive text. Enhanced by a full-color design and a high-quality atlas of anatomic drawings and surgical approaches, this trusted classic takes readers through the full range of injuries the trauma surgeon is likely to encounter. Supported by numerous x-rays, CT scans, plus tables throughout, Trauma begins with an informative look at kinematics and the mechanisms of trauma injury. Subsequent chapters provide useful background information on the epidemiology of trauma; injury prevention; the basics of trauma systems, triage, and transport; and much more. The next section meticulously reviews generalized approaches to the trauma patient, from pre-hospital care and managing shock, to emergency department thoracotomy and the management of infections. Trauma then delivers a clear organ-by-organ survey of treatment protocols designed to help clinicians respond to any critical care situation with confidence, no matter what body system is involved. The remaining sections of the book will help readers successfully handle specific challenges in trauma―including alcohol and drug abuse, and combat-related wounds―in addition to post-traumatic complications such as multiple organ failure. • DVD with high-quality procedural video • Increased number of algorithms and illustrations • More international authors • Expanded Trauma Atlas contains precise, full-color anatomical illustrations and proven surgical techniques • High-yield section on specific approaches to the trauma patient prepares readers for the complete spectrum of cases in trauma/critical surgery care they will face in real-world practice • A-to-Z overview of the management of specific traumatic injuries • Detailed discussion of the management of complications

Mosby s EMT basic Textbook

Author: Walt A. Stoy
Publisher: Jems Publishing Company
ISBN: 0323085296
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Medical

The 2011 Update now reflects the new 2010 emergency cardiovascular care guidelines. This straightforward EMT-Basic textbook follows the U.S. Department of Transportation National Standard Curriculum (NSC) for the EMT-Basic closer than any other textbook. It includes four new chapters, as well as supplemental information requested by instructors. The clear, easy-to-read writing style and visually engaging design make this text a favorite among EMT-Basic students. Plus, an all-new companion DVD, featuring all of the skill sequences contained in the textbook, is included. Instructor resources available; contact your sales representative for details. Precisely follows the U.S. Department of Transportation National Standard Curriculum (NSC) for the EMT-Basic. Prepares students for the National Registry EMT-Basic exam by providing information, assessments, and skills as exactly outlined in the curriculum. Introduces students to cognitive, affective, and psychomotor objectives found on in the NSC. Features a straightforward and easy-to-read writing style - without being overly simplistic. Uses an assessment-based treatment focus. Includes step-by-step instructions within Techniques boxes for each skill. An abundance of illustrations, special boxes, and engaging chapter openers make the text visually appealing for students. Case Studies at the beginning of each chapter prepare students for the material presented. Principle boxes illustrate the general concepts underlying the skills. EMT Alert boxes highlight critical information for patient care and rescuer safety. Content is updated to reflect the new 2010 emergency cardiovascular care guidelines. 198 new and updated illustrations - for a total of 680 illustrations New information on HIPAA, current CDC and OSHA specifications, and updated equipment. Four new chapters: Assisting with ALS, Geriatrics, Tactical Emergency Medical Support, and Weapons of Mass Destruction. These new chapters present information EMT-Basics need to know to be prepared for the field and not detailed in the NSC. A companion DVD, included with the textbook, offers an exciting alternative tool for students to learn skills. The DVD contains all of the skill sequences in the textbook. Each chapter contains supplemental information not in the NSC. For example, Respiratory Emergencies (Chapter 18) now includes information about emphysema, bronchitis, and asthma not found in the NSC. Expanded! Chapter 1: Introduction to Emergency Medical Care includes more detailed information about how to work with police officers and firefighters. Expanded! Chapter 16: Documentation is completely revised and updated. Expanded! Chapter 32: Ambulance Operations includes more detailed information about air medical transport and helicopter safety.

EMT Crash Course with Online Practice Test 2nd Edition

Author: Christopher Coughlin
Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
ISBN: 9780738612355
Release Date: 2018-01-05
Genre: Education

REA's EMT Crash Course® is the only book of its kind for the last-minute studier or any prospective Emergency Medical Technician who wants a quick refresher before taking the NREMT Certification Exam. Targeted, Focused Review - Study Only What You Need to Know Written by an EMS Program Director and NREMT paramedic with 30 years of experience, EMT Crash Course® relies on the author's careful analysis of the exam's content and actual test questions. It covers only the information tested on the exam, so you can make the most of your valuable study time. Our fully indexed targeted review covers all the official test categories including airway, ventilation, oxygenation, trauma, cardiology, medical, and EMS operations and is packed with practice questions and answers at the end of each chapter. Also included are tips and insights on résumé building, information on finding additional training opportunities, and more. Expert Test-taking Strategies Our experienced EMT author explains the structure of the NREMT Certification Exam, so you know what to expect on test day. He also shares detailed question-level strategies and shows you the best way to answer questions. By following our expert tips and advice, you can score higher on every section of the exam. Must-know Key Terms Knowing the right medical terminology can make a real difference in your test score. That's why we cover more than 400 EMT terms you need to know before you take your exam. Full-length Online Practice Exam The book comes with a true-to-format online practice test with diagnostic feedback, topic-level scoring, and detailed answer explanations to help students gauge their test-readiness. No matter how or when you prepare for the EMT exam, REA's EMT Crash Course® will show you how to study efficiently and strategically, so you can get a great score!

EMR Complete

Author: Daniel J. Limmer EMT-P
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 9780133565188
Release Date: 2014-01-30
Genre: Medical

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. EMR Complete, Second Edition, is a combination text/workbook that enables students to instantly apply knowledge learned throughout a chapter by reading short segments followed by immediate review in which they can write and then check their answers. The Teaching and Learning package includes online access to instructor and student resources. Teaching and Learning Experience Meets the National EMS Education Standards. Enables students to apply knowledge and skills learned throughout a chapter from the perspective of an emergency medical responder. Supported with online access to resources for teaching and learning success.

Fundamentals of Emergency Care

Author: Richard W. O. Beebe
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 076681498X
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Medical

Perhaps the best way to learn EMT profession is through extensive study of real-world emergency care situations. This book is designed to give you needed "street smarts" as well as all the conceptual basics around emergency care. Material includes basic EMT procedures and the principles of patient assessment, along with the three "R's" of communications-Radio, Report, Record. Specific chapters are devoted to maternal health, childhood emergencies and elder care. Cultural differences among patients are highlighted. This is one of the best tools to get you field-ready!(KEYWORDS: EMS, Emergency Care, EMT)