International Trauma Life Support / Edition 6

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Overview

This practical, hands-on training book offers Paramedics and advanced providers a complete reference covering all skills necessary for rapid assessment, resuscitation, stabilization, and transportation of the trauma patient. For more than 25 years, ITLS has been at the forefront of trauma education at all levels of prehospital care worldwide. This latest edition continues the tradition of excellence by refining and updating the rapid assessment, resuscitation, stabilization, and transport of the trauma patient. The 6th edition conforms to the most recent AHA guidelines for artificial ventilation and CPR. New key features include: new flow sheets, new and expanded appendices, including Tactical EMS, updated photo and art program through out, and a CD-ROM with review questions, games, animations, and much more!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132379823
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 8/13/2007
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 8.49 (w) x 10.81 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Scene Size-up

Chapter 2 Assessment and Initial Management of the Trauma Patient

Chapter 3 Patient Assessment Skills

Chapter 4 Initial Airway Management

Chapter 5 Airway Management Skills

Chapter 6 Thoracic Trauma

Chapter 7 Thoracic Trauma Skills

Chapter 8 Shock Evaluation and Management

Chapter 9 Fluid Resuscitation Skills

Chapter 10 Head Trauma

Chapter 11 Spinal Trauma

Chapter 12 Spine Management Skills

Chapter 13 Abdominal Trauma

Chapter 14 Extremity Trauma

Chapter 15 Extremity Trauma Skills

Chapter 16 Burns

Chapter 17 Trauma in Children

Chapter 18 Trauma in the Elderly

Chapter 19 Trauma in Pregnancy

Chapter 20 Patients Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs

Chapter 21 The Trauma Cardiopulmonary Arrest

Chapter 22 Standard Precautions in the Prehospital Setting

Appendix A Optional Skills

Optional Skill 1: Digital Intubation

Optional Skill 2: Transillumination (Lighted Stylet)

Optional Skill 3: Translaryngeal Jet Ventilation

Optional Skill 4: Pharyngotracheal Lumen Airway

Optional Skill 5: Esophageal Tracheal Combitube

Optional Skill 6: King LT-D Airway

Optional Skill 7: Laryngeal Mask Airway

Optional Skill 8: Adult Intraosseous Infusion

Optional Skill 9: Rapid Sequence Intubation

Appendix B Communications with the Receiving Hospital

Appendix C Documentation: The Patient Care Record

Appendix D Trauma Care in the Cold

Appendix E Role of the Medical Helicopter

Appendix F Trauma Scoring in the Prehospital Care Setting

Appendix G Drowning, Barotrauma, and Decompression Injury

Appendix H Injury Prevention and the Role of the EMS Provider

Appendix I Multicasualty Incidents and Triage

Appendix J Agricultural Rescue Course Overview

Appendix K ITLS Access Overview

Appendix L Tactical EMS

Glossary

Index

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