Advanced Medical Life Support / Edition 3

Advanced Medical Life Support / Edition 3

by Twink M. Dalton, Daniel Limmer EMT-P, Joseph J. Mistovich, Howard Werman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0131723405

ISBN-13: 9780131723405

Pub. Date: 08/18/2006

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Going above and beyond the new DOT curriculum, this book offers a high level–yet practical–approach to the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of the full range of adult medical emergencies. Each well-illustrated chapter discusses realistic methods that a seasoned EMS practitioner would use–moving from assessment-based…  See more details below

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Going above and beyond the new DOT curriculum, this book offers a high level–yet practical–approach to the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of the full range of adult medical emergencies. Each well-illustrated chapter discusses realistic methods that a seasoned EMS practitioner would use–moving from assessment-based procedures with initial management of the threats, to field diagnosis and management of treatable underlying causes. Includes real-world case studies. Assumes a familiarity with anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology, and an overall understanding of the nature of medical emergencies. Assessment of the Medical Patient. Airway Management, Ventilation, and Oxygenation Therapy. IV Access and Medication Administration. Hypoperfusion (Shock). Dyspnea. Chest Pain. Altered Mental Status. Acute Abdominal Pain. Gastrointestinal Bleeding. Seizures and Seizure Disorders. Syncope. Headache, Nausea, and Vomiting. Case Studies. For EMTs, paramedics, nurses, and others involved in emergency medical care.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131723405
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
08/18/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
560
Sales rank:
1,049,554
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

  1. Assessment of the Medical Patient
  2. Airway Management, Ventilation and Oxygen Therapy
  3. IV Access and Medication Administration
  4. Hypoperfusion (Shock)
  5. Dyspnea, Respiratory Distress or Respiratory Failure
  6. Chest Pain
  7. Altered Mental Status
  8. Acute Abdominal Pain
  9. Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  10. Seizures and Seizure Disorders
  11. Syncope
  12. Headache, Nausea and Vomiting
  13. Putting It All Together: Case Studies

APPENDIX A Pharmacology Index

APPENDIX B Electrocardiographic Interpretation

APPENDIX C Anatomy and Physiology Illustrations

APPENDIX D Normal Laboratory Values

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