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Automated Defibrillation for Professional and Lay Rescuers / Edition 1

Automated Defibrillation for Professional and Lay Rescuers / Edition 1


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This brief, easy-to-understand manual is ideal for teaching both professional (volunteer and paid) and lay rescuers (such as public safety personnel participating in a CPR-Defibrillation program) how to use AEDs. It provides a solid framework for basic AED concepts then refers the reader to other references for additional information. To fully integrate the AED into patient management, the rescuer must know the basics of operating the AED plus understanding the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system, the signs and symptoms of cardiovascular disorders, and assessment and treatment oft these disorders. (ECG, EKG, cardiac function, AED, defibrillation, EMS, nursing, dysrhythmias, arrhythmias, cardiovascular disorders)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803604544
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 09/28/1999
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 145
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.20(d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION TO DEFIBRILLATION: History of Defibrillation. History and Current use of AEDs. Future Use of AEDs. Orientation to the Text. CARDIOVASCULAR ANATOMY: Circulatory System Anatomy. Electrical Anatomy of the Heart. Nervous System Controls. THE ETIOLOGY, ASSESSMENT, AND MANAGEMENT OF CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM DISORDERS: Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease. Myocardial Infarction/Angina Pectoris. Aneurysms. Congestive Heart Failure. Cerebrovascular Patient. Management of Cardiovascular Emergencies. AUTOMATIC ELECTRONIC DEFIBRILLATORS AND CARDIAC ARREST MANAGEMENT: Anatomy of an AED. American Heart Association AED Algorithm. Post Arrest Care. Special Considerations. Continuing Education. AUTOMATIC ELECTRONIC DEFIBRILLATOR INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE: Pre-Shift Inspection. After Use Inspection. Battery Management. Servicing. APPENDIX A: EKGS AND BASIC CARDIAC RHYTHMS: Lead Placement. EKG Complex Anatomy. EKG Interpretation and the Normal Rhythm. Abnormal Rhythms. Sample EKG Monitoring Protocol. Practice Strips. Practice Strips Solutions. APPENDIX B: ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT ASSIST SKILLS: Manual Defibrillation. Thrascutaneous Pacing. The 12-Lead EKG. Index.

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