Pocketbook of Emergency Care: A Quick Reference Guide for Paramedics

Pocketbook of Emergency Care: A Quick Reference Guide for Paramedics

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By (author) Ian Greaves, By (author) Keith Porter, By (author) Chris Wright, By (author) Malcolm Woollard, By (author) Timothy J. Hodgetts

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  • Publisher: Saunders (W.B.) Co Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 520 pages
  • Dimensions: 120mm x 178mm x 24mm | 540g
  • Publication date: 13 February 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0702028916
  • ISBN 13: 9780702028915
  • Edition: 1
  • Sales rank: 365,372

Product description

"The Pocketbook of Emergency Care" is the first text designed for use by the professional paramedic at the roadside. The contents are formatted to be easily accessible when specific information is required in the emergency situation. Although aimed at paramedics it is a useful, practical handbook for emergency medical technicians, advanced first aiders, combat medical technicians and practitioners of emergency medical care in remote and rural environments. This book covers the immediate management of acute medical emergencies, major trauma, minor injuries and environmental problems as well as covering the interaction with other emergency services and coping with major incidents. This pocketbook is an up-to-date synopsis of prehospital emergency medicine and includes the most recent European Resuscitation Council algorithms along with recent military medical advances in the management of major trauma patients. The text is based on the popular "Emergency Care Textbook for Paramedics", also published by Saunders Elsevier, which can be used as a reference text in conjunction with the Pocketbook.

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Table of contents

1. Approaching the scene 2. Approach to the Patient 3. An introduction to clinical examination 4. The Emergency Services 5. Basic life Support 6. Basic management of the airway and ventilation 7. Advanced management of the airway and ventilation 8. Intravascular access 9. Taking a medical history 10. Drug Formulary 11. Respiratory emergencies 12. The Cardiovascular System and the ECG 13. Assessment and monitoring 14. Cardiac arrest in adults: Advanced life support 15. Cardiovascular emergencies 16. The Unconscious Patient 17. The acute abdomen 18. Poisoning 19. Microbiology and Infection 20. Trauma 21. The primary and secondary survey 22. Shock 23. Head Injuries 24. Facial Injuries 25. Chest Injuries 26.Abdominal and genitourinary trauma 27. Bone and joint injuries 28. Spinal injuries 29. Patient Immobilization and Extrication 30. Blast and gunshot injuries 31. Burns 32. Wound management 33. Overview of Trauma Resuscitation 34. The Paediatric History 35. Assessment of the Paediatric Patient 36. The sick child 37. Paediatric cardiac arrest 38. The Injured Child 39. Care of the Elderly 40. Hypothermia 41. Near drowning 42. Heat illness 43. Electrocution 44. Chemical incident 45. Nuclear and Radiation Incidents 46. The Sports Arena 47. Rescue from Remote Places 48. Aeromedical Evacuation 49. Childbirth 50. Emergencies in pregnancy 51. Trauma in pregnancy 52. Neonatal Resuscitation and Transport 53. Substance abuse 54. The Uncooperative or Violent Patient 55. Psychiatric Emergencies 56. The Major Incident: an overview 57. Triage 58. The ambulance service at mass gatherings 59. Legal issues