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    Description'I can enthusiastically recommend the Manual of Clinical Paramedic Procedures as the book that I wish had been available to me when I was studying to become a paramedic.' From the foreword by Professor Malcolm Woollard, Chair, College of Paramedics; Professor in Pre-hospital and Emergency Care & Director, Pre-hospital, Emergency & Cardiovascular Care Applied Research Group, Coventry University Clinical procedures are a fundamental aspect of care for practitioners working in pre-hospital settings. The Manual of Clinical Paramedic Procedures is written specifically to support the practice of paramedics, ambulance technicians, first responders and volunteer ambulance personnel. It presents up-to-date, evidence-based expert knowledge, enabling paramedics to deliver effective, patient-focused care. This accessible handbook provides a comprehensive exploration of core competencies and skills, looking at topics including Aseptic Technique, Airway Management, Assisted Ventilation, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Defibrillation and External Cardiac Pacing, Observations, Pain Assessment & Management, Respiratory Therapy, Spinal Management and Venepuncture. Each chapter provides the relevant anatomy & physiology, evidence-based rationales for each procedure, and contraindications of use. Key features: The first UK text to explore clinical procedures for paramedics With further reading and illustrations throughout All procedures include the rationale for the action recommended Guides paramedics in the clinical application of evidence-based procedures


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    Title
    Manual of Clinical Paramedic Procedures
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Pete Gregory, By (author) Ian Mursell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 392
    Width: 188 mm
    Height: 242 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 939 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781405163552
    ISBN 10: 1405163550
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HEA
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S6.6
    Ingram Subject Code: PI
    Libri: I-PI
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 510
    BIC subject category V2: MQF
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26920
    B&T Merchandise Category: MAJ
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    BISAC V2.8: MED003010
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 616.025, 616.02/5
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: MED014000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: MED058110
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.0.0.0.0
    LC classification: RC86.8 .G743 2010
    Thema V1.0: MQCZ, MQF
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    ill
    Publisher
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
    Publication date
    04 February 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Chicester
    Author Information
    Pete Gregory is a Paramedic and Senior Lecturer in Paramedic Practice at Coventry University. He represents Coventry University at the Higher Education Ambulance Development Group and is research active with Coventry University's Applied Research Group in Prehospital, Emergency and Cardiovascular Care. Ian Mursell is Lecturer-Practitioner in Paramedic Practice with Coventry University and an Emergency Care Practitioner Clinical Facilitator with West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust.
    Review quote
    "Throughout its 19 chapters and 378 pages, there are excellent drawings and photographs which suggest the authors promote the old adage of a picture says a thousand words. Manual of Clinical Paramedic Procedures is an all encompassing procedure book promoting good." (Journal of Emergency Primary Health Care (JEPHC), August 2010) "The content is both contemporary and reflective of evidence based practice. Written by paramedics for paramedics. A rarity indeed. A must read for all in the profession." (Journal of Paramedic Practice, July 2010)
    Back cover copy
    'I can enthusiastically recommend the "Manual of Clinical Paramedic Procedures" as the book that I wish had been available to me when I was studying to become a paramedic.' "From the foreword by Professor Malcolm Woollard, Chair, College of Paramedics; Professor in Pre-hospital and Emergency Care & Director, Pre-hospital, Emergency & Cardiovascular Care Applied Research Group, Coventry University"Clinical procedures are a fundamental aspect of care for practitioners working in pre-hospital settings. The "Manual of Clinical Paramedic Procedures" is written specifically to support the practice of paramedics, ambulance technicians, first responders and volunteer ambulance personnel. It presents up-to-date, evidence-based expert knowledge, enabling paramedics to deliver effective, patient-focused care. This accessible handbook provides a comprehensive exploration of core competencies and skills, looking at topics including Aseptic Technique, Airway Management, Assisted Ventilation, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Defibrillation and External Cardiac Pacing, Observations, Pain Assessment & Management, Respiratory Therapy, Spinal Management and Venepuncture. Each chapter provides the relevant anatomy & physiology, evidence-based rationales for each procedure, and contraindications of use. Key features: The first UK text to explore clinical procedures for paramedicsWith further reading and illustrations throughoutAll procedures include the rationale for the action recommendedGuides paramedics in the clinical application of evidence-based procedures
    Table of contents
    Introduction Foreword 1. Airway management Definition of airway management Concept of a stepwise approach Basic anatomy of the airway Basic airway management manoeuvres Basic airway adjuncts Advanced airway adjuncts and cricothyroidotomy Key points References and Further reading 2. Assisted ventilation Definition of assisted ventilation Indications for assisted ventilation The literature and complications associated with assisted ventilation Equipment and procedures for assisted ventilation Key points References and Further reading 3. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and basic life support Definitions The chain of survival Adult basic life support Basic life support in pregnancy Mechanical chest compression devices The recovery position Paediatric basic life support Newborn life support Foreign body airway obstruction (choking) Key point References and Further reading 4. Defibrillation Definition of defibrillation The literature behind defibrillation Procedure for defibrillation Definition of transcutaneous cardiac pacing (TCP) Terminology used in transcutaneous cardiac pacing Indications for use of transcutaneous pacing The literature behind transcutaneous cardiac pacing Equipment Key points References and Further reading 5. Cardiovascular observations and examination techniques The assessment of pulses Capillary refill time measurement Blood pressure measurement The electrocardiogram Cardiac auscultation Temperature measurement Key points References and Further reading 6. Respiratory observations and examination techniques Indications for respiratory assessment Respiratory rate Respiratory depth assessment Chest and respiratory inspection Chest compliance Respiratory pattern/rhythm assessment Oxygen saturations/pulse oximetry Peak flow measurement Chest percussion Tactile vocal fremitus Chest auscultation Vocal resonance Key points References and Further reading 7. Neurological observations and examination techniques Definitions Level of consciousness assessment Pupillary assessment Assessing motor function Assessment of reflexes Assessment of movement and power Assessment of co-ordination Assessment of abnormal movements Sensory function assessment FAST Vital signs Blood glucose testing Key points References and Further reading 8. History taking and communication Definitions Key communication skills Communication models The practitioner-patient relationship A standardised history framework Questioning techniques Consent Key points References and Further reading 9. Documentation and record keeping Definitions Why keep healthcare records? What constitutes good medical records? Models of record keeping Abbreviations Key documents in record keeping and documentation The Caldicott Guardian Electronic patient records Key points References and Further reading 10. Drug administration Definitions Legislation related to paramedic administration of drugs Drug formulations Drug documentation Storage of drugs Routes of administration Key points References and Further reading 11. Medical gases Definition and indications for the use of Entonox Advantages of Entonox Contraindications to the use of Entonox Equipment Principles of administration of Entonox Procedure for administering Entonox Troubleshooting Definition of oxygen therapy Indications for use Cautions and contraindications to the use of oxygen Equipment Procedure for administering oxygen Use of cylinders and cylinder safety Key points References and Further reading 12. Infection control Definitions Indications for infection control Hand hygiene Personal protective equipment Key points References and Further reading 13. Vascular access devices Definition of a vascular access device Anatomy of veins Peripheral cannulas Indications for peripheral cannulation Selection of device for peripheral cannulation Selection of vein Techniques of venodilatation Complications of peripheral venous cannulation Procedure for peripheral venous cannulation Intraosseous infusion Anatomy of bones Indications for intraosseous access Contraindications to intraosseous access Equipment for intraosseous access Complications of intraosseous access Location sites for intraosseous access Procedures for intraosseous access Key points References and Further reading 14. Needle thoracocentesis Definitions The literature surrounding needle thoracocentesis Equipment required Indications for use Contraindications of use Potential problems of use Procedures Key points References and Further reading 15. Pain assessment and management Definitions Acute pain v chronic pain Assessing pain Assessing pain in cognitively impaired patients Overview of pain management techniques Key points References and Further reading 16. Fracture and soft tissue injury management Definitions: What are fractures, sprains, strains and dislocations? General principles of musculoskeletal injury management Principles of splinting Slings and support bandages Box splints Vacuum splints Neighbour strapping Traction splints SAM splints Pelvic fractures Key points References and Further reading 17. Spinal management Relevant gross anatomy Evidence on how to immobilise the spine Hazards and complications associated with spinal immobilisation Indications for spinal immobilisation Equipment and procedures Key points References and Further reading 18. Assessment and management of wounds and burns Definitions Classification of wounds Wound healing Principles of wound management The use of tourniquets and haemostatic dressings Burns assessment Burn management principles Key points References and Further reading 19. Moving and handling procedures Definitions Why is moving and handling important? Key legislation Manual handling and no lift policies Risk assessment in moving and handling Biomechanical principles Principles of manual handling Additional principles Lifting aids Key points References and Further reading Index