Manual of Clinical Paramedic Procedures


Author: Pete Gregory,Ian Mursell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444307762
Category: Medical
Page: 392
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'I can enthusiastically recommend the Manual of Clinical Paramedic Procedures as the book that I wish had been available to me when I was studying to become a paramedic.' From the foreword by Professor Malcolm Woollard, Chair, College of Paramedics; Professor in Pre-hospital and Emergency Care & Director, Pre-hospital, Emergency & Cardiovascular Care Applied Research Group, Coventry University Clinical procedures are a fundamental aspect of care for practitioners working in pre-hospital settings. The Manual of Clinical Paramedic Procedures is written specifically to support the practice of paramedics, ambulance technicians, first responders and volunteer ambulance personnel. It presents up-to-date, evidence-based expert knowledge, enabling paramedics to deliver effective, patient-focused care. This accessible handbook provides a comprehensive exploration of core competencies and skills, looking at topics including Aseptic Technique, Airway Management, Assisted Ventilation, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Defibrillation and External Cardiac Pacing, Observations, Pain Assessment & Management, Respiratory Therapy, Spinal Management and Venepuncture. Each chapter provides the relevant anatomy & physiology, evidence-based rationales for each procedure, and contraindications of use. Key features: The first UK text to explore clinical procedures for paramedics With further reading and illustrations throughout All procedures include the rationale for the action recommended Guides paramedics in the clinical application of evidence-based procedures

Manual of Clinical Paramedic Procedures


Author: Pete Gregory,Ian Mursell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118687086
Category: Medical
Page: 392
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'I can enthusiastically recommend the Manual of Clinical Paramedic Procedures as the book that I wish had been available to me when I was studying to become a paramedic.' From the foreword by Professor Malcolm Woollard, Chair, College of Paramedics; Professor in Pre-hospital and Emergency Care & Director, Pre-hospital, Emergency & Cardiovascular Care Applied Research Group, Coventry University Clinical procedures are a fundamental aspect of care for practitioners working in pre-hospital settings. The Manual of Clinical Paramedic Procedures is written specifically to support the practice of paramedics, ambulance technicians, first responders and volunteer ambulance personnel. It presents up-to-date, evidence-based expert knowledge, enabling paramedics to deliver effective, patient-focused care. This accessible handbook provides a comprehensive exploration of core competencies and skills, looking at topics including Aseptic Technique, Airway Management, Assisted Ventilation, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Defibrillation and External Cardiac Pacing, Observations, Pain Assessment & Management, Respiratory Therapy, Spinal Management and Venepuncture. Each chapter provides the relevant anatomy & physiology, evidence-based rationales for each procedure, and contraindications of use. Key features: The first UK text to explore clinical procedures for paramedics With further reading and illustrations throughout All procedures include the rationale for the action recommended Guides paramedics in the clinical application of evidence-based procedures

Manual of Clinical Paramedic Procedures


Author: Pete Gregory,Ian Mursell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405163550
Category: Medical
Page: 392
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′I can enthusiastically recommend the Manual of Clinical Paramedic Procedures as the book that I wish had been available to me when I was studying to become a paramedic.′ From the foreword by Professor Malcolm Woollard, Chair, College of Paramedics; Professor in Pre–hospital and Emergency Care & Director, Pre–hospital, Emergency & Cardiovascular Care Applied Research Group, Coventry University Clinical procedures are a fundamental aspect of care for practitioners working in pre–hospital settings. The Manual of Clinical Paramedic Procedures is written specifically to support the practice of paramedics, ambulance technicians, first responders and volunteer ambulance personnel. It presents up–to–date, evidence–based expert knowledge, enabling paramedics to deliver effective, patient–focused care. This accessible handbook provides a comprehensive exploration of core competencies and skills, looking at topics including Aseptic Technique, Airway Management, Assisted Ventilation, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Defibrillation and External Cardiac Pacing, Observations, Pain Assessment & Management, Respiratory Therapy, Spinal Management and Venepuncture. Each chapter provides the relevant anatomy & physiology, evidence–based rationales for each procedure, and contraindications of use. Key features: The first UK text to explore clinical procedures for paramedics With further reading and illustrations throughout All procedures include the rationale for the action recommended Guides paramedics in the clinical application of evidence–based procedures

Fundamentals of Paramedic Practice

A Systems Approach
Author: Sam Willis,Roger Dalrymple
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118486277
Category: Medical
Page: 488
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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.

Foundations for Paramedic Practice

A Theoretical Perspective
Author: Amanda Blaber
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335243908
Category: Medical
Page: 271
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This book addresses the theoretical elements of paramedic courses including psychology and sociology and provides clear links to practice.

Assessment Skills For Paramedics


Author: Blaber, Amanda,Harris, Graham
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335241999
Category: Medical
Page: 328
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A concise and accessible text designed for paramedics and student paramedics looking for a quick reference guide to key assessment skills

Manual of Emergency Airway Management


Author: Ron M. Walls,Michael Francis Murphy
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 1451144911
Category: Medical
Page: 447
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Manual of Emergency Airway Management, now in its 4th edition, is a practical guide to emergency airway management in any adult or pediatric patient and offers step-by-step instructions on techniques, drug administration, and prevention and management of complications.The book may be used in conjunction with the Difficult Airway CourseTM, or on its own. The text has been reorganized to reflect the decision-making process of emergency care providers treating the patient in distress. Features include: Completely reorganized chapters into cohesive sections Expanded discussion of videolaryngoscopes, including newer, low-cost alternatives More illustrations, with expanded "how to" descriptions Revised and updated airway algorithms

Professional Practice in Paramedic, Emergency and Urgent Care


Author: Valerie Nixon
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118488229
Category: Medical
Page: 240
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Professional Practice in Paramedic, Emergency and Urgent Care explores a range of contemporary relevant topics fundamental to professional practice. Written for both pre- and post-registration paramedic students, it is also ideal for existing practitioners looking to develop their CPD skills as well as nursing and other health professionals working in emergency and urgent care settings. Each chapter includes examples, practical exercises and clinical scenarios, helping the reader relate theory to practice and develop critical thinking skills Covers not only acute patient management but also a range of additional topics to provide a holistic approach to out-of-hospital care Completion of the material in the book can be used as evidence in professional portfolios as required by the Health and Care Professions Council Professional Practice in Paramedic, Emergency and Urgent Care is a comprehensive, theoretical underpinning to professional practice at all levels of paramedic and out-of-hospital care.

Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals


Author: American Academy of Pediatrics
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780763743734
Category: Medical
Page: 404
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Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP) represents a comprehensive source of prehospital medical information for the emergency care of infants and children.

Combat Medic Field Reference


Author: Casey Bond
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780763735630
Category: History
Page: 329
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The Complete Fire Inspector I and II Training Solution! Fire inspectors need to know how to interpret and apply national and local codes and standards in the office and in the field. Fire Inspector: Principles and Practice is designed to prepare fire inspectors to ensure the highest standards of fire and life safety in their communities. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) are pleased to bring you Fire Inspector: Principles and Practice, a modern integrated teaching and learning system for the fire inspector. This textbook meets and exceeds the job performance requirements for level I and II fire inspectors from Chapters 4 and 5 of NFPA 1031, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspector and Plan Examiner, 2009 Edition. Fire Inspector: Principles and Practice is built on a solid foundation of the basics: building construction, fire growth, and types of occupancies. This fundamental knowledge is presented in a concise, understandable writing style that is easy to digest and recall. The solid foundation of fire and building knowledge then branches out to show the fire inspector how abstract concepts and codes will be concretely applied on a daily basis. This is the text that truly prepares fire inspectors for the real world.

Oxford Handbook of Emergency Medicine


Author: Jonathan P. Wyatt,Robin N. Illingworth,Colin A. Graham,Kerstin Hogg,Colin Robertson,Michael Clancy
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191016055
Category: Medical
Page: 772
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Fully revised and updated, the Oxford Handbook of Emergency Medicine is the definitive, best-selling guide for all of the common conditions that present to the emergency department. Whether you work in emergency medicine, or just want to be prepared, this book will be your essential guide. Following the latest clinical guidelines and evidence, written and reviewed by experts, this handbook will ensure you are up to date and have the confidence to deal with all emergency presentations, practices, and procedures. In line with the latest developments in the field, such as infection control, DNR orders, advanced directives and learning disability, the book also includes new sections specifically outlining patient advice and information, as well as new and revised vital information on paediatrics and psychiatry. For all junior doctors, specialist nurses, paramedics, clinical students, GPs and other allied health professionals, this rapid-reference handbook will become a vital companion for both study and practice.

Avoiding Common Prehospital Errors


Author: Corey M. Slovis,Paul E. Pepe
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 1451131593
Category: Medical
Page: 440
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Avoiding Common Prehospital Errors, will help you develop the deep understanding of common patient presentations necessary to prevent diagnostic and treatment errors and to improve outcomes. Providing effective emergency care in the field is among the most challenging tasks in medicine. You must be able to make clinically vital decisions quickly, and perform a wide range of procedures, often under volatile conditions.Written specifically for the prehospital emergency team, this essential volume in the Avoiding Common Errors Series combines evidence-based practice with well-earned experience and best practices opinion to help you avoid common errors of prehospital care.Look inside and discover...* Concise descriptions of each error are followed by insightful analysis of the "hows" and "whys" underlying the mistake, and clear descriptions of ways to avoid such errors in the future.* "Pearls" highlighted in the text offer quick vital tips on error avoidance based on years of clinical and field experience.* Focused content emphasizes "high impact" areas of prehospital medicine, including airway management, cardiac arrest, and respiratory and traumatic emergencies.

Paramedics: From Street To Emergency Department Case Book


Author: Fellows , Sarah,Fellows , Bob
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335242677
Category: Medical
Page: 176
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This accessible book is designed to help both practising and student paramedics prepare to deal with 25 of the most commonly seen pre-hospital care scenarios, as well as to revise for practical exams.

Emergency Care

A Textbook for Paramedics
Author: Ian Greaves,Keith Porter,Tim J. Hodgetts,Malcolm Woollard
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702025860
Category: Medical
Page: 660
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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It is a unique, comprehensive text for paramedics in the UK covers all areas of knowledge that paramedics are expected to be familiar with and the wide range of situations they will face. Each chapter is written by an expert practicing in the field. The book is designed to be as accessible as possible with important points highlighted in tinted panels, lists, tables, flow charts and mnemonics. It is highly illustrated to aid comprehension. the comprehensive coverage of UK paramedic practice makes this the only book with all the core information that UK paramedics need to know the highly structured presentation (lists, tables, important points highlighted in tinted panels, flow charts, mnemonics) assists learning and revision over 350 high-quality line diagrams and photographs clearly illustrate complex procedures, relevant anatomy and give examples of equipment the text will be fully updated in line with changes to training for paramedics, paramedic protocols, technological developments etc the design and layout will be improved to make the text easier to use

Textbook of Adult Emergency Medicine


Author: Peter Cameron,George Jelinek,Anne-Maree Kelly,Anthony F. T. Brown,Mark Little
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702054380
Category: Medical
Page: 1036
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Now fully revised and updated, Textbook of Adult Emergency Medicine provides clear and consistent coverage of this rapidly evolving specialty. Building on the success of previous editions, it covers all the major topics that present to the trainee doctor in the emergency department. It will also prove invaluable to the range of other professionals working in this setting - including nurse specialists and paramedics - who require concise, highly practical guidance, incorporating latest best practices and current guidelines. For the first time, this edition now comes with access to addtional ancillary meterial, including practical procdure videos and self-assessment material. Updates throughout reflect latest practice developments, curricula requirements and essential guidelines Key point boxes highlight topic ‘essentials’ as well as controversial areas of treatment An expanded list of leading international contributors ensures comprehensive coverage and maximizes worldwide relevance New and enhanced coverage of important and topical areas - including latest imaging in emergency medicine; organ donation; massive transfusion protocols; medico legal issues; patient safety and quality measures All new accompanying electronic ancillariy material, including procedure videos and self-assessment materials to check your understanding and aid exam preparation Expansion of administration section - especially patient safety New and enhanced coverage of important and topical areas - including latest imaging in emergency medicine; organ donation; massive transfusion protocols; medico legal issues; patient safety and quality measures All new accompanying electronic ancillary materials - including practical procedures videos and self-assessment materials

Trauma Case Studies for the Paramedic


Author: Stephen J. Rahm,Andrew N. Pollak
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780763725839
Category: Medical
Page: 200
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Trauma Case Studies for the Paramedic contains 20 case studies representing a variety of trauma emergencies, some more life-threatening than others, that the paramedic may encounter in the field. Each case study begins by presenting dispatch information and a general impression of the patient upon arrival at the scene. Then, as the case progresses, pertinent patient information is provided, interspersed with a series of questions designed to test paramedics' knowledge of the patient's specific injury or injuries.

Sanders' Paramedic Textbook


Author: Pete Gregory (BSc.)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780723434436
Category: Emergency medical services
Page: 1044
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Packed with valuable support materials, this textbook is a comprehensive learning tool for both first time and refresher paramedic students containing everything in one convenient volume.

Improvised Medicine: Providing Care in Extreme Environments


Author: Kenneth Iserson
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071770011
Category: Medical
Page: 578
View: 356

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Deliver quality healthcare in the most challenging field conditions Full of practical clinical pearls and proven strategies, this indispensible guide shows you how to operate outside your comfort zone and devise effective treatment solutions when the traditional tools (medications, equipment, and staff) are unavailable—or when you need to provide care outside of your specialty. Improvised Medicine is a must for anyone who plans to work in global, disaster, or other resource-poor settings. FEATURES: Simple-to-follow directions, diagrams, and illustrations describe practical techniques and the improvised equipment necessary to provide quality care during crises. Contains improvisations in anesthesia and airway management, dentistry, gynecology/obstetrics, infectious disease/laboratory diagnosis, internal medicine, otolaryngology, pediatrics and malnutrition, orthopedics, psychiatry, and surgery. Also includes basic disaster communication techniques, post-disaster forensics, a model hospital disaster plan, and innovative patient-transport methods. LEARN HOW TO: Make an endotracheal tube in seconds Perform digital-oral and blind-nasotracheal intubations Make plaster bandages for splints/casts Give open-drop ether, ketamine drips, and halothane Use subcutaneous/intraperitoneal rehydration/transfusion Make ORS and standard nutrition formulas Clean, disinfect, and sterilize equipment for reuse Warm blood units in seconds inexpensively Take/view stereoscopic x-rays with standard equipment Quickly and easily stop postpartum hemorrhage Fashion surgical equipment from common items Evacuate patients easily for high-rise hospitals Make esophageal and precordial stethoscopes Quickly improvise a saline lock Make ECG electrode/defibrillator pads and ultrasound gel

Oxford American Handbook of Anesthesiology PDA


Author: Patrick M McQuillan,Keith G Allman,Iain H Wilson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199719691
Category: Medical
Page: 1224
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The Oxford American Handbooks of Medicine, now available in PDA format, each offer a short but comprehensive overview of an entire specialty featuring instant access to guidance on the conditions that are most likely to be encountered. Precise and prescriptive, the handbooks offer up-to-date advice on examination, investigations, common procedures, and in-patient care. Written by leading American practitioners, these PDAs will be invaluable resources for students, residents, and practitioners. These PDA versions enable enhanced, multi-layered access to the entire text, illustrations, and tables. Other features include fast access available via the key word search, and a facility for book marking and annotating the text. It is suitable for Palm and Windows Mobile.