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Prehospital emergency care

Auteur: Joseph J Mistovich; Keith J Karren; Howard A Werman; Brent Q Hafen
Uitgever: Boston : Brady/Pearson, ©2010.
Editie/Formaat:   Print book : Engels : 9th edAlle edities en materiaalsoorten bekijken.
"The most complete resource for EMT-B training, this best-selling, reader-friendly book contains clear, step-by-step explanations with comprehensive, stimulating, and challenging material that prepares and equips users for real on-the-job situations. With its use of the case study model, state-of-the-art scans, algorithms, protocols, and the inclusion of areas above and beyond the DOT protocols, this new, 9th  Meer lezen...
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Soort document: Boek
Alle auteurs / medewerkers: Joseph J Mistovich; Keith J Karren; Howard A Werman; Brent Q Hafen
ISBN: 9780135028094 0135028094 9780135028100 0135028108
OCLC-nummer: 316017554
Beschrijving: 1, 1534 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Inhoud: Emergency medical care systems, research, and public health. The emergency medical services system --
The EMT --
Research and EMS care --
Public health --
Workforce safety and wellness of the EMT. Emotional aspects of emergency care --
Scene safety --
Wellness principles --
Medical, legal, and ethical issues. The scope of practice --
Issues of patient consent and refusal --
Other legal aspects of emergency care --
Documentation. Functions of the prehospital care report --
Collection of data in prehospital care reports --
Legal concerns --
Special situations --
Alternative documentation methods --
Medical abbreviations --
Communication. EMS communications system --
Communicating within the system --
Team communication and dynamics --
Therapeutic communication --
Lifting and moving patients. Body mechanics for safe lifting --
General guidelines for lifting and moving --
Lifting and moving patients --
Packaging for transportation --
General guidelines for carrying a patient using a backboard, portable stretcher, or flexible stretcher --
Anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology. Anatomical terms --
Body systems --
Medical terminology --
Pathophysiology. Cellular metabolism --
Components necessary for adequate perfusion --
Life span development --
Airway management, artificial ventilation, and oxygenation. Respiration --
Respiratory system review --
Airway assessment --
Assessment of breathing --
Assessing for adequate breathing --
Making the decision to ventilate or not --
Techniques of artificial ventilation --
Special considerations in airway management and ventilation --
Oxygen therapy --
Baseline vital signs, monitoring devices, and history taking. Gathering patient information --
Baseline vital signs --
Monitoring equipment --
Preparing to take the history --
Taking the history --
Scene size-up. Take the necessary standard precautions and other personal protection precautions --
Determine scene safety --
Determine the nature of the problem --
Determine the number of patients --
Patient assessment. Part 1: Scene size-up --
Part 2: Primary assessment --
Form a general impression of the patient --
Assess level of consciousness (mental status) --
Assess the airway --
Assess breathing --
Assess circulation --
Establish patient priorities --
Part 3: Secondary assessment --
Overview of secondary assessment: anatomical and body systems approaches, baseline vital signs, and history --
Secondary assessment: trauma patient --
Reevaluate the mechanism of injury --
Rapid secondary assessment: trauma patient with significant mechanism of injury, altered mental status, multiple injuries, or critical finding (unstable) --
Modified secondary assessment: trauma patient with no significant mechanism of injury, altered mental status, multiple injuries, or critical finding (stable) --
Secondary assessment: medical patient --
Medical patient who is not alert or is disoriented, is responding only to verbal or painful stimuli, or is unresponsive --
Responsive medical patient who is alert and oriented --
Part 4: Reassessment --
Purposes of reassessment --
Repeat the primary assessment --
Complete the reassessment --
Pharmacology and medication administration. Administering medications --
Medications commonly administered by the EMT --
Medication names --
Routes of administration --
Medication forms --
Essential medication information --
Key steps in administering medications --
Reassessment following administration --
Sources of medication information. Shock and resuscitation. Shock --
Resuscitation in cardiac arrest --
Automated external defibrillation and cardiopulmonary resuscitation --
Recognizing and treating cardiac arrest --
Special considerations for the AED --
Respiratory emergencies. Respiratory anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology --
Respiratory distress --
Pathophysiology of conditions that cause respiratory distress --
Metered-dose inhalers and small-volume nebulizers --
Age-related variations: pediatrics and geriatrics --
Assessment and care: general guidelines --
Cardiovascular emergencies. Review of the circulatory system anatomy and physiology --
Cardiac compromise and acute coronary syndrome (ACS) --
Nitroglycerin --
Age-related variations: pediatrics and geriatrics --
Assessment and care: general guidelines --
Altered mental status, stroke, and headache --
Seizures and syncope --
Acute diabetic emergencies. Understanding diabetes mellitus --
Acute diabetic emergencies --
Assessment-based approach: altered mental status in a diabetic emergency --
Anaphylactic reaction --
Toxicologic emergencies. Poisons and poisonings --
Ingested poisons --
Inhaled poisons --
Injected poisons --
Absorbed poisons --
Specific types of poisoning --
Poison control centers --
Drug and alcohol emergencies --
Specific substance abuse considerations --
Abdominal, gynecologic, genitourinary, and renal emergencies. Acute abdomen --
Gynecologic emergencies --
Genitourinary/renal emergencies --
Environmental emergencies. Heat and cold emergencies --
Exposure to cold --
Exposure to heat --
Bites and stings --
Lightning strike injuries --
High-altitude sickness --
Submersion incidents: drowning and diving emergencies. Water-related emergencies --
Scuba or deepwater diving emergencies --
Behavioral emergencies. Behavioral problems --
Dealing with behavioral emergencies --
Legal considerations --
Trauma overview: the trauma patient and the trauma system. The kinetics of trauma --
Mechanisms of injury --
The multisystem trauma patient --
The golden period --
The trauma system --
Golden principles of prehospital trauma care --
Bleeding and soft tissue trauma. External bleeding --
Internal bleeding --
Factors that may increase bleeding --
Hemorrhagic shock --
Soft tissue trauma --
Closed soft tissue injuries --
Open soft tissue injuries --
Dressings and bandages --
Burns. The skin: structure and function review --
Airway, breathing, and circulation --
Effects of burns on body systems --
Assessment and care of burns --
Musculoskeletal trauma. Musculoskeletal system review --
Injuries to bones and joints --
Basics of splinting --
Head trauma. Anatomy of the skull and brain --
Head injury. Spinal column and spinal cord trauma. Anatomy and physiology of spine injury --
Emergency care for suspected spine injury --
Guidelines for immobilization --
Special considerations --
Eye, face, and neck trauma. Anatomy of the eye, face, and neck --
Eye, face, and neck injuries --
Specific injuries involving the eye, face, and neck --
Check trauma. The chest --
Abdominal and genitourinary trauma. The abdomen --
Genital trauma --
Multisystem trauma and trauma in special patient populations. Multisystem trauma --
Trauma in special patient populations --
Assessment-based approach: multisystem trauma and trauma in special patient populations --
Obstetrics and care of the newborn. Anatomy and physiology of the obstetric patient --
Antepartum (predelivery) emergencies --
Labor and normal delivery --
Abnormal delivery --
Care of the newborn --
Pediatrics. Dealing with caregivers --
Dealing with the child --
Assessment-based approach to pediatric emergencies --
Airway and respiratory problems in pediatric patients --
Specific pediatric respiratory and cardiopulmonary conditions --
Other pediatric medical conditions and emergencies --
Pediatric trauma --
Child abuse and neglect --
Special care considerations --
Geriatrics. Effects of aging on body systems --
Special geriatric assessment findings --
Assessment-based approach: geriatric patients --
Patients with special challenges. Recognizing the patient with special challenges --
Sensory impairments --
Cognitive and emotional impairments --
Paralysis --
Obesity --
Homelessness and poverty --
Abuse --
Technology dependence --
Airway and respiratory devices --
Vascular access devices --
Renal failure and dialysis --
Gastrointestinal and genitourinary devices --
Intraventricular shunts --
Terminally ill patients --
Ambulance operations and air medical response. Driving the ambulance --
Warning devices --
Roadway incident scene safety --
Phases of an ambulance call --
Air medical transport --
Security and safety --
Gaining access and patient extrication. Planning ahead --
Sizing up the scene --
Gaining access --
Extrication --
Specialized stabilization, extrication, and disentanglement techniques --
Hazardous materials. Identifying hazardous materials --
Guidelines for hazardous materials rescues --
Multiple-casualty incidents and incident management. Multiple-casualty incidents --
National Incident Management System --
Triage --
Disaster management --
EMS response to terrorism involving weapons of mass destruction. Weapons of mass destruction --
Prehospital response to terrorism involving WMD --
Conventional weapons and incendiary devices --
Chemical agents --
Biological agents --
Nuclear weapons and radiation --
Personal protection and patient decontamination --
ALS-assist skills. Assisting in intravenous therapy --
ECG lead placement --
Advanced airway management. Airway and respiratory anatomy and physiology --
Basic airway management --
Orotracheal intubation --
Orotracheal suctioning --
Alternative intubation methods --
Orotracheal intubation in infants and children --
Nasogastric insertion in infants and children.
Verantwoordelijkheid: Joseph J. Mistovich, Keith J. Karren ; medical editor, Howard A. Werman ; legacy author, Brent Q. Hafen.


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