Basic Life Support Skills

Basic Life Support Skills

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This highly visual manual guides readers through 50 practical skills in detail. Step-by-step procedures are shown in full-color and are accompanied by rationales. In addition, each skill includes Key Terms, Objective, Introduction, Equipment, Assessment, Overview, Rationales, Problem Solving, Ongoing Assessment, Geriatric/Pediatric Notes, Case Studies, and Review Questions. This accessible, easy-to-follow format helps readers understand what, how, and why each skill is performed and is perfect for initial or refresher trainingshow more

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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 214 x 274 x 16mm | 698.54g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0130938653
  • 9780130938657

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This highly visual manual guides readers through 50 practical skills in detail. Step-by-step procedures are shown in full-color and are accompanied by rationales. In addition, each skill includes Key Terms, Objectives, Introduction, Equipment, Assessment, Overview, Rationales, Problem Solving, Ongoing Assessment, Geriatric/Pediatric Notes, Case Studies, and Review Questions. This accessible, easy-to-follow format helps readers understand what, how, and why each skill is performed and is perfect for initial or refresher training. Key features include: A consistent, easy-to-follow presentation for each and every skill Over 300 step-by-step photographs with rationales Over 200 review questions included An accompanying Basic Skills Review CD is also availableshow more

About Baxter Larmon

Baxter Larmon, PhD, MICP. Dr: Larmon is a Professor of Medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Medicine and is the Director of the UCLA Center for Prehospital Care. He has more than 30 years of experience with emergency medical services (EMS). He is the founding director of the Prehospital Care Research Forum and served on the founding board of directors of the National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE). Dr. Larmon is both nationally and internationally recognized as an EMS educator. He has spoken at more than 400 EMS conferences and has written more than 60 publications in emergency medicine. Heather Davis, MS, NREMT-P. Heather Davis is the Education Program Director for the Los Angeles County Fire Department where she manages the primary EMT and continuing education programs for over 3,000 EMTs and paramedics. Her previous position was as the Clinical Coordinator for the UCLA Center for Prehospital Care, where she continues to lecture and be active in primary paramedic education. Heather has been involved in patient care and education activities in rural Iowa, suburban New York, and the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. She has worked in disaster response, critical incident management, and tactical EMS. Heather serves on the Board of Directors for NAEMSE and is the Prehospital Trauma Life Support State Coordinator for California. She holds a master of science degree from New York Medical College and is a published author and national speaker.show more

Table of contents

SECTION 1 AIRWAY MANAGEMENT Chapter 1 Head-Tilt, Chin-Lift ManeuverChapter 2 Jaw-Thrust ManeuverChapter 3 Using a Pocket Mask Chapter 4 Two Person Bag-Valve MaskChapter 5 Insertion of the Oropharyngeal AirwayChapter 6 Insertion of the Nasopharyngeal AirwayChapter 7 Oral SuctioningChapter 8 Suctioning through an Endotracheal Tube Chapter 9 Oxygen Tank AssemblyChapter 10 Administering Oxygen--Non-Rebreather MaskChapter 11 Administering Oxygen--Nasal CannulaChapter 12 Nasogastric (NG) TubeChapter 13 Sellick's ManeuverChapter 14 Ventilatory Management--Assist with Endotracheal Intubation Chapter 15 Ventilatory Management--CombitubeChapter 16 Ventilatory Management--Stoma PatientChapter 17 Using a Pulse Oxymeter SECTION 2 PATIENT ASSESSMENT Chapter 18 Body Substance Isolation (BSI) PrecautionsChapter 19 Lifting and Moving Patients Chapter 20 Introduction to Patient Assessment Chapter 21 Initial Assessment and Scene Size-Up Chapter 22 Vital Signs Chapter 23 Trauma Patient with No Significant Mechanism of InjuryChapter 24 Trauma Patient with a Significant Mechanism of InjuryChapter 25 Detailed Physical Exam Chapter 26 Medical Patient--ResponsiveChapter 27 Medical Patient--Unresponsive Chapter 28 Ongoing Assessment SECTION 3 MEDICAL EMERGENCIES Chapter 29 Administration of Activated CharcoalChapter 30 Administration of Glucose Chapter 31 Metered Dose Inhaler Chapter 32 Nitroglycerin Chapter 33 Epinephrine Auto Injector Chapter 34 NebulizerChapter 35 Automated External Defibrillator Chapter 36 Soft Restraints Chapter 37 Assisting with Childbirth SECTION 4 TRAUMA EMERGENCIES Chapter 38 Bleeding and ShockChapter 39 Dressing and BandagingChapter 40 Long Bone SplintingChapter 41 Joint SplintingChapter 42 Hare Traction SplintChapter 43 Sager Traction SplintChapter 44 Sling and SwatheChapter 45 Cervical CollarChapter 46 Kendrick Extrication Device (KED)Chapter 47 Immobilizing a Supine PatientChapter 48 Immobilizing a Standing PatientChapter 49 Helmet RemovalChapter 50 Rapid Extricationshow more

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