Prehospital Care—Pearls and Pitfalls (AMAZON)

Prehospital Care—Pearls and Pitfalls (AMAZON)

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Today’s 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.

Prehospital Care—Pearls and Pitfalls, is a unique, stimulating, easy-to-read book that provides practical information applicable to the prehospital setting and helps 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.

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
Jean Abbott, MD, MH
Faculty, Center for Bioethics and Humanities
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Aurora, CO

Paul S. Auerbach, MD, MS, FACEP, FAWM
Redlich Family Professor of Surgery
Division of Emergency Medicine
Department of Surgery
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, CA

James F. Azuero
911 Communications Manager (former)
Denver Paramedic Division
Denver Health and Hospitals Authority
Denver, CO

Katie M. Bakes, MD
Denver Health Medical Center
The Children’s Hospital of Denver
Denver, CO

Vikhyat Bebarta, MD
Department of Emergency Medicine Wilford Hall Medical Center
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Texas
San Antonio, TX

Matthew Bitner, MD
Associate Director, Pre-Hospital and Disaster Medicine
Duke University School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC

Cheryl Blazek, BS, EMT-P
EMS Training Program Coordinator
Southwestern Community College
Cresto, IA

Evan Bloom, MD, MPH
Clinical Instructor of Medicine
EMS & Disaster Medicine
Fellow, Department of Emergency Medicine
University of California
San Francisco, CA

Carl J. Bonnett, MD
Centura Health/South Denver EMS
Parker, CO

Kelly Bookman, MD
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine
Aurora, CO

Lawrence Bookman, DO, FACEP
Director, Emergency Medicine
Yampa Valley Medical Center
Steamboat Springs, CO

Michael W. Brunko, MD, FACEP
Chief Medical Officer, Flight for Life Colorado
St. Anthony Hospital
Lakewood, CO

Angel Burba, MS, NREMT-P, NCEC
Associate Professor, EMS Program Director
Howard Community College
Columbia, MD

Jonathan Burstein, MD
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
State EMS Medical Director
Lexington, MA

Stephen V. Cantrill, MD
Department of Emergency Medicine
Denver Health Medical Center
Denver, CO

Debra Cason, RN, MS, EMT-P
Associate Professor and Program Director
Emergency Medicine Education
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Will Chapleau, EMT-P, RN, TNS
Manager, ATLS Program
American College of Surgeons
Chicago, IL

Gregory J. Chapman, BS, RRT, REMT-P
Director, Center for Prehospital Medicine
Carolinas Medical Center
Charlotte, NC

Anne Clouatre, MHS, EMT-P
Director, Patient Experience and Process Improvement
Littleton Adventist Hospital
Littleton, CO

Christopher B. Colwell, MD, FACEP
Director, Department of Emergency Medicine
Denver Health Medical Center
Medical Director, Denver Paramedic Division and Denver Fire Department
Associate Professor and Vice Chair
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Denver, CO

Catherine B. Custalow, MD, PhD
Associate Professor (Retired)
University of Virginia
Department of Emergency Medicine
Charlottesville, VA

Daniel F. Danzl, MD
Professor & Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
School of Medicine
University of Louisville Hospital
Louisville, KY

Richard C. Dart, MD, PhD
Director, Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Center
Professor of Surgery (Emergency Medicine)
University of Colorado
Denver, CO

Paul Davidson, MD
Clinical Instructor, Department of Surgery
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Attending Physician, Porter Adventist Hospital
Denver, CO

Christopher B. Dong, MD
EMS Director, Kern Medical Center
Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Bakersfield, CA

Edward Eitzen, MD, MPH, COL, USA (Retired)
Senior Partner, Biodefense and Public Health Programs
Martin-Blanck and Associates
Alexandria, VA

Herbert G. Garrison, MD, MPH
Professor of Emergency Medicine
The Brody School of Medicine
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC

Marilyn Gifford, MD, FACEP
Medical Director, Emergency Services
Memorial Health System
Colorado Springs, CO

Tamra D. Glore, RN, BSN, CPHM
Quality Management/Risk Coordinator
Sky Ridge Medical Center
Lone Tree, CO

Jeffrey S. Guy, MD, MSc, MMHC
Associate Professor of Surgery
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Director, Regional Burn Center
Vanderbilt Medical Center
Nashville, TN

Nita Ham, EMT-P
President, Educators Division
Georgia Association of Emergency Medical Services
Atlanta, GA

Jason Haukoos, MD, MSc
Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Department of Epidemiology, Colorado
School of Public Health
Director of Research, Department of Emergency Medicine
Denver Health Medical Center
Denver, CO

Kennon Heard, MD
Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center
Denver Health
University of Colorado Department of Emergency Medicine
Denver, CO

S. Scott Henderson, Esq.
Henderson Law Office
Denver, CO

Ben Honigman, MD
Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Aurora, CO

Debra Houry, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
Associate Professor, Behavioral Sciences and Health Education
Vice Chair for Research, Emergency Medicine
Director, Center for Injury Control
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia

Timothy Howey, BA, NREMT-P
EMS Faculty/Clinical Coordinator
Inver Hills Community College
Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota

Arthur Hsieh, MA, NREMT-P
Faculty, Emergency Medic Care Program
Santa Rosa Junior College
San Francisco, California

Lance W. Jobe, MD, FACEP
Wenatchee Emergency Physicians
Medical Program Director
Emergency Medical Services
Wenatchee, WA

Christina Johnson, MD, FACEP
Attending Emergency Physician
Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Exempla Lutheran Medical Center
Wheat Ridge, Colorado

Nicholas C. Johnson, MD
Emergency Medicine
Minneapolis, MN

Laura W. Kates, MD
Swedish Medical Center
Cherry Hill Emergency Department
Seattle, WA

John Kendall, MD, FACEP
Ultrasound Director, Department of Emergency Medicine
Denver Health Medical Center
Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Denver, CO

Eugene E. Kercher, MD, LFACEP, LFAPA
Chief Medical Officer, Kern Medical Center
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Bakersfield, CA

Jon Krohmer, MD
Assistant Director - IHSC
DHS Immigration & Customs Enforcement
Washington, DC

Jason M. Liu, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin
Assistant Director of Medical Services
Milwaukee County Emergency Medical Services
Milwaukee, WI

Bob Loop
Robert Loop, EMT-P
EMS Operations Captain (former)
Denver Paramedic Division
Denver Health and Hospitals Authority
Denver, CO

David Q. McArdle, MD
President, TPE Med MD
Medical Officer, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
Reserve Officer, University of Colorado at Boulder Police
Emergency Department, Southeast Georgia
Health System
Brunswick, GA

Robert McNamara, MD, FAAEM
Professor and Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine
Temple University School of Medicine
Philadelphia PA

Norman McSwain, Jr., MD, FACS
Department of Surgery
Tulane University School of Medicine
New Orleans, LA

Jeffrey J. Messerole, PS
Clinical Instructor, Spencer Hospital
Spencer, Iowa

Jeffrey Metzger, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine
University of Texas
Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Larry Mottley, MD
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Director, Prehospital Care
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA

Mike Nugent, MS
Director, Office of Transportation Safety
Colorado Department of Transportation
Denver, CO

Connie S. Price, MD
Director, Infection Prevention/Hospital Epidemiology
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
Denver Health and Hospital
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Denver, CO

Phillip Rach, MS, NREMT-P
EMS Education Specialist
Hennepin County Medical Center
Minneapolis, MN

John Riccio, MD
Chief EMS Medical Director, Proctor,
Littleton, Porter Hospitals,
Emergency Physicians at Porter Hospitals
Denver, CO

James L. Robinson, Paramedic
Operations Chief
Denver Health and Hospital Authority
Denver Health EMS-Paramedic Division
Denver, CO

Jedd Roe, MD, MBA, FACEP
Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak MI
Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Rochester, MI

Jeffrey P. Salomone, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Trauma/Surgical Critical Care
Department of Surgery
Emory University School of Medicine
Deputy Chief of Surgery (Administrative)
Grady Memorial Hospital
Police Surgeon, City of Atlanta Police Department
Atlanta, Georgia

Joseph A. Salomone, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Missouri-Kansas City and Truman Medical Centers
Kansas City, MO

Julie Scadden, NREMT-P, PS
CQI/Data Coordinator-Senior Staff Paramedic
Sac County Ambulance Service
Adjunct EMS Instructor-Western Iowa
Tech Community College
Sac City, IA

Robert W. Schafermayer, MD, FACEP, FIFEM, FAAP
Chief and Associate Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Adjunct
Professor or Emergency Medicine
UNC School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC
 
Lee W. Shockley, MD, MBA
Medical Director, Emergency Department
Denver Health Medical Center
Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
The University of Colorado School of Medicine
Denver, CO

James Simpkins
911 Telecommunications Manager
TriTech Software Systems, Inc,
San Diego, CA

Mike Stackpool, MD
Exempla Lutheran Hospital Emergency Department
Exempla Good Samaritan Emergency Department
Arapahoe House Inc. Medical Director
Rural Metro EMS Arvada Division Medical Director
Denver, CO

Michael G. Stanley, M.Ed, EMT-P
Fire Science Technology Coordinator
Community College of Aurora
Aurora, CO
 
Robert Suter, DO
Professor, Emergency Medicine
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas,TX

Robert Swor, DO, FACEP
Professor, Emergency Medicine
Oakland University/William Beaumont
School of Medicine
Royal Oak, MI

James A. Temple, BA, NREMT-P, CCP
EMS Coordinator, Eastern Iowa Community
College District
Davenport, IA

Stephen J. Wolf, MD
Associate Professor and Director of Medical Education
Department of Emergency Medicine
Sr. Associate Director, Denver Health Residency in Emergency Medicine
Assistant Dean for Advanced Studies
Office of Undergraduate Medical Education
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Denver, CO

Publisher : 

PMPH-USA     

Published  

 2012

Pages : 

600 

Format : 

Softcover

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