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Prehospital Care: Pearls & Pitfalls

ISBN: 9781607951711

9781607951711

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ISBN: 9781607950400
Format: Softcover
Subject Area: Emergency Medicine
Pages: 600

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About the Book

Todays prehospital care provider will be confronted with a wide variety of medical and traumatic emergencies, will need to possess a strong foundation of medical knowledge, and will be using a large armamentarium of interventions and treatments. It is with this in mind that we have prepared this book.

Prehospital Care—Pearls and Pitfalls, is a unique, stimulating, and easy-to-read way, provide practical information applicable to the prehospital setting and help the prehospital emergency care provider be prepared to manage the myriad of emergency and non-emergency situations that he or she will be called upon to assist.

The past four decades have seen a remarkable evolution in the delivery of prehospital care. Where once the only therapy available for an out-of-hospital emergency medical situation was a ride to the hospital at a speed limited only by the vehicle you were in and the driving conditions at the time, now much of the interventional capability of the emergency department has been moved into an ambulance staffed with highly trained individuals who can bring to the patient the sophisticated medical care needed at the point of first contact with the health care delivery system.

About the Author

Peter T. Pons, MD, FACEP
Professor Emeritus Department of Emergency Medicine University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine Associate Medical Director Prehospital Trauma Life Support National Association of EMTs

Vincent J. Markovchick, MD, FAAEM, FACEP
Professor Emeritus Department of Emergency Medicine University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine Attending Staff Physician Department of Emergency Medicine Denver Health Medical Center Denver, Colorado

SECTION I EMS – OVERVIEW, DESIGN, AND OPERATIONS             
Chapter 1 History of Emergency Medical Services
Chapter 2 EMS System Design     
Chapter 3 The Prehospital Environment   
Chapter 4 Prehospital Communications   
Chapter 5 Destination Guidelines and Hospital Designation             
Chapter 6 Documentation            
Chapter 7 Medicolegal Issues      
Chapter 8 Emergency Vehicle Operation 
Chapter 9 Public and Media Relations      
Chapter 10 Ethics in EMS              
SECTION II MEDICAL DIRECTION              
Chapter 11 Medical Direction—Overview
Chapter 12 On-Line Medical Direction
Chapter 13 Off-Line Medical Direction     
Chapter 14 Continuous Quality Improvement        
SECTION III PERSONAL SAFETY AND WELLNESS
Chapter 15 Well-Being of the EMS Provider
Chapter 16 Scene Safety
Chapter 17 Infectious Diseases Exposures
Chapter 18 Critical Incident Stress
SECTION IV DISASTERS, MASS CASUALTY INCIDENTS, AND MASS GATHERINGS
Chapter 19 Incident Management
Chapter 20 Disasters and Mass Casualty Incidents              
Chapter 21 Small-Scale Multiple Casualty Incidents
Chapter 22 Weapons of Mass Destruction—Chemical
Chapter 23 Biological Terrorism 
Chapter 24 Weapons of Mass Destruction—Radiologic     
Chapter 25 Weapons of Mass Destruction—Explosives     
Chapter 26 Mass Gatherings
SECTION V CLINICAL CARE
Chapter 27 Decision Making and Critical Interpretation of Vital Signs
Chapter 28 The Prehospital Patient Assessment    
Chapter 29 Electrocardiogram Interpretation
Chapter 30 Cardiac Dysrhythmias
Chapter 31 Cardiac Arrest
Chapter 32 Overview of Shock    
Chapter 33 Chest Pain    
Chapter 34 Acute Coronary Syndrome     
Chapter 35 Altered Mental Status              
Chapter 36 Acute Neurologic Emergencies
Chapter 37 Hypertensive Emergencies     
Chapter 38 Seizures        
Chapter 39 Fever             
Chapter 40 Abdominal Pain
Chapter 41 Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
Chapter 42 Vomiting and Diarrhea            
Chapter 43 Dyspnea        
Chapter 44 Extremity Pain and Trauma    
Chapter 45 Overdose and Poisoning
Chapter 46 Hypothermia and Frostbite    
Chapter 47 Heat Illness  
Chapter 48 Altitude Illness            
Chapter 49 Obstetric and Gynecologic Emergencies
Chapter 50 Allergy and Anaphylaxis
Chapter 51 Diabetic Emergencies              
Chapter 52 Psychiatric and Behavioral Emergencies
Chapter 53 Management of the Violent Patient    
Chapter 54 General Trauma Principles      
Chapter 55 Head Trauma              
Chapter 56 Spinal Cord Injuries
Chapter 57 Neck Trauma              
Chapter 58 Thoracic Trauma
Chapter 59 Abdominal Trauma    
Chapter 60 Pelvic Trauma
Chapter 61 Interpersonal Violence            
Chapter 62 Thermal Burns
SECTION VI PEDIATRICS 
Chapter 63 Assessment of the Pediatric Patient
Chapter 64 Field Approach to Infants and Children
Chapter 65 Seizures in Children   
Chapter 66 Respiratory Distress in Infants and Children     
Chapter 67 Pediatric Trauma       
Chapter 68 Child Abuse and Nonaccidental Trauma
SECTION VII SPECIAL SITUATIONS             
Chapter 69 Water Emergencies  
Chapter 70 Decompression Illnesses
Chapter 71 Wilderness Emergency Medical Services
Chapter 72 Lightning      
Chapter 73 Bites, Stings, and Envenomations
Chapter 74 Tactical Emergency Medicine
Chapter 75 Hazardous Materials
Chapter 76 Technical Rescues     
SECTION VIII AEROMEDICAL TRANSPORT
Chapter 77 Air Medical System Design and Configuration
Chapter 78 Aeromedical Transportation: Physiology of Altitude     
SECTION IX PREHOSPITAL SKILLS AND INTERVENTIONS
Chapter 79 Prehospital Interventions: What Really Works
Chapter 80 Intravenous Access   
Chapter 81 Prehospital Airway Management         
Chapter 82 Pharmacologic Agents in Airway Management              
Chapter 83 PASG              
Chapter 84 Needle Decompression           
Chapter 85 Immobilization and Splinting  
Chapter 86 Prehospital Pain Management             
Chapter 87 Ultrasound in the Field