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Critical Care Paramedic is the first and only book written for the expanding field of critical care transport. Utilizing the successful format of Brady’s best-selling Paramedic Care: Principles & Practice, this book is both written and extensively reviewed by leading experts in the field. This comprehensive book addresses all aspects of critical care transport including: operations, safety, advanced pharmacodynamics, advanced physiologic monitoring, advanced airway management, medical emergencies, trauma emergencies, organ donation, and other important areas of critical care. Critical Care Paramedic will be the industry standard for critical care paramedic education and available only from Brady.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131192713
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 12/23/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1200
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Bryan Bledsoe is an emergency physician with a special interest in prehospital care. He received his B.S. degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and his medical degree from the University of North Texas Health Sciences Center/Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his internship at Texas Tech University and residency training at Scott and White Memorial Hospital/Texas A&M College of Medicine. Dr. Bledsoe is board certified in emergency medicine and is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at The George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

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Table of Contents

Section I: Overview of Critical Care Paramedic Practice

1. The Role and Responsibilities of the Critical Care Paramedic

2. Ground Transport Systems

3. Aerial Transport Systems

4. Flight Physiology

5. Flight Safety and Personal Survival

Section II: Principles of Critical Care Paramedic Practice

6. Patient Assessment and Preparation for Transport

7. Airway Management and Ventilation

8. Shock Management and Vascular Access

9. Cardiovascular and Hemodynamic Monitoring

10. ECG Monitoring and Interpretation

11. Critical Care Pharmacology

12. Interpretation of Lab and Basic Diagnostic Tests

Section III: Trauma Emergencies

13. Overview of Trauma

14. Neurological Trauma

15. Thoracic Trauma

16. Abdominal and Genitourinary Trauma

17. Maxillofacial, Ear, Nose, and Throat Trauma

18. Burns and Electrical Injuries

19. Orthopaedic Trauma

20. Special Patients: Pediatric, Geriatric, and Obstetrical Trauma

Section IV: Medical Emergencies

21. Pulmonary Emergencies

22. Cardiovascular Emergencies

23. Neurological Emergencies

24. Gastrointestinal Emergencies

25. Renal and Acid-Base Emergencies

26. Infectious Disease Emergencies

Section V: Special Considerations

27. Pediatric Medical Emergencies

28. Obstetrical/Gynecological Emergencies

29. Neonatal Emergencies and Transport

30. Environmental Emergencies

31. Diving Emergencies

32. Toxicological Emergencies

33. Weapons of Mass destruction

34. Organ Donation and Retrieval

Section VI: Issues in Critical Care Transport

35. Quality Management

36. Communications and Documentation

37. The Critical Care Paramedic in the Hospital Environment

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2009

    Great textbook for the class, needs more indepth scenarios that are application based.

    The companion workbook needs to be reworked as some of the sample questions have wrong answers. It could use more application based questions that mirror the style of questions found on the flight paramedic exam.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2008

    Overall Good Introduction

    I bought this book in preparation for the UMBC Course. Provided most of the required reading for the class, however it is not very in-depth. It simplifies core content to a 'Basic' level. It does have great references and keeps the reader interested with good medicine and management practices. I keep it with me for a really quick reference. I highly recommended the Critical Care Nursing: A Holistic approach it is a must for all CCEMTP's. Together they are a great pair. Morton's gives good basis for the CCRN and FP-C. Bledsoe's provides 'so, I know path-o what is the physical application'. You'll find out you can have all the books for the EXAM and fail because they are way too in-depth. Think of it as a EMT-B book for critical care transport. I still use it when my partner and I are stumped. Great Job by Brian Bledsoe once again for providing the knowledge and care to the field as well as presenting the ground work for CCEMTP books to follow. Good Luck, Fly Safe, Roll Safe !!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2006

    Great book...

    If you want to buy one book that will help you get certified as a critical care paramedic, this is it! The book is comprehensive, but concise. Tables and diagrams support the text well and the book does not waste time covering too much of the basics. The information is amazingly accurate. I've been a paramedic for a long time, and the book held my interest. Even if you aren't pursuing the Critical Care Paramedic certification offered by University of Maryland-Baltimore County (UMBC), this book will take your patient care to a whole new level.

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