SUCCESS! for the Critical Care Paramedic / Edition 1

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Overview

SUCCESS! FOR THE CRITICAL CARE PARAMEDIC, 1/e by Dr. Bryan Bledsoe is the book to help students pass their National Registry and other certification exams. Blending a comprehensive collection of practice exam questions with helpful test-taking tips and student hints, all items reference the Department of Transportation’s objectives. As you build confidence by digging into this rich content review, you’ll find that the Brady/Prentice Hall Health test preparation system is a blueprint for success. SUCCESS! Is a complete review system that combines relevant exam-style questions with a self-assessment format to provide you with the best preparation for your exam!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132405096
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 8/21/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 404,695
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Bryan Bledsoe is an emergency physician and EMS author from Midlothian, Texas. He entered EMS in 1974 as an EMT and attended one of the first paramedic programs in north Texas. Dr. Bledsoe worked for several years in Fort Worth as a paramedic and went on to become an EMS Instructor and Coordinator. He is board-certified in emergency medicine. Dr. Bledsoe is the author of numerous EMS textbooks including: Paramedic Care: Principles & Practice, Essentials of Paramedic Care, Paramedic Emergency Care, Prehospital Emergency Pharmacology, Anatomy and Physiology for Emergency Care, Critical Care Paramedic, and many others. He is a frequent contributor to EMS magazines and presenter at national and international EMS conferences. Dr. Bledsoe is on the faculty of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the University of Nevada, School of Medicine in Las Vegas, Nevada. He co-chairs the Curriculum and Evaluation Board (CEB) of the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) at MacDill AFB, Florida.

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Table of Contents

Reviewers vii

Introduction ix

1 Introduction to Critical Care Transport 1

2 Critical Care Ground Transport 5

3 Critical Care Air Transport 8

4 Altitude Physiology 12

5 Flight Safety and Survival 19

6 Patient Assessment and Preparation for Transport 27

7 Airway Management and Ventilation 34

8 The Shock Patient: Assessment and Management 42

9 Cardiac and Hemodynamic Monitoring 46

10 ECG Monitoring and Critical Care 52

11 Critical Care Pharmacology 64

12 Interpretation of Lab and Basic Diagnostic Tests 80

13 Introduction to Trauma 86

14 Neurologic Trauma 91

15 Thoracic Trauma: Assessment and Management 100

16 Abdominal and Genitourinary Trauma 108

17 Face/Ear/Ocular/Neck Trauma 116

18 Burns and Electrical Injuries 124

19 Principles of Orthopedic Care 135

20 Special Patients: Pediatric, Geriatric, and Obstetrical Trauma 141

21 Pulmonary Emergencies 150

22 Cardiovascular Emergencies 162

23 Neurologic Emergencies 175

24 Gastrointestinal Emergencies 191

25 Renal and Acid-Base Emergencies 200

26 Infectious Disease Emergencies 206

27 Pediatric Medical Emergencies 219

28 High-Risk Obstetrical/Gynecological Emergencies 227

29 Neonatal Emergencies 234

30 Environmental Emergencies 243

31 Diving Emergencies 249

32 Toxicological Emergencies 255

33 Weapons of Mass Destruction 267

34 Organ Donation and Retrieval 275

35 Quality Improvement in Critical Care Transport 279

36 Communications and Documentation 282

37 The Critical Care Paramedic in the Hospital Environment 286

Answer Key 289

Final Review: Practice Examination 315

Answers for Final Review 339

Index 342

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