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Emergency Medical Patients: Assessment, Care, and Transport / Edition 1
     

Emergency Medical Patients: Assessment, Care, and Transport / Edition 1

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

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ISBN-10: 0135119146

ISBN-13: 9780135119143

Pub. Date: 04/08/2011

Publisher: Pearson

EMPACT (Emergency Medical Patients: Assessment, Care & Transport) offers a practical approach to common medical emergencies. Formerly published as AMLS (Advanced Medical Life Support), EMPACT is updated and revised to conform to the 2010 American Heart Association guidelines. Providing foundational chapters on

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EMPACT (Emergency Medical Patients: Assessment, Care & Transport) offers a practical approach to common medical emergencies. Formerly published as AMLS (Advanced Medical Life Support), EMPACT is updated and revised to conform to the 2010 American Heart Association guidelines. Providing foundational chapters on assessment, critical thinking/decision making, and the difficult airway, the text moves on to cover common medical complaints, such as shock/hypoperfusion, dyspnea, chest discomfort or pain, and more. Presenting a realistic approach to the care of the patient, each chapter moves from assessment- and complaint-based primary assessment (identifying and controlling immediate life threats) to field diagnosis and management of immediately treatable underlying diseases. Intended for students with paramedic or other advanced-level training; a familiarity with anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology; and an overall understanding of the nature of medical emergencies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780135119143
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
04/08/2011
Series:
Paramedic Care Series
Pages:
516
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Assessment of the Medical Patient

Chapter 2: Critical Thinking and Decision Making

Chapter 3: The Difficult Airway (Sample Chapter)

Chapter 4: States of Hypoperfusion and Shock

Chapter 5: Dyspnea, Respiratory Distress, or Respiratory Failure

Chapter 6: Chest Discomfort or Pain

Chapter 7: Altered Mental Status

Chapter 8: Acute Abdominal Discomfort or Pain

Chapter 9: Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Chapter 10: Seizures and Seizure Disorders

Chapter 11: Syncope

Chapter 12: Headache, Nausea, and Vomiting

Appendix A: Waveform Capnography

Appendix B: Electrocardiographic Interpretation

Appendix C: Normal Laboratory Values

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