Basic Trauma Life Support for Advanced Providers

Basic Trauma Life Support for Advanced Providers

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For courses in Basic Trauma Life Support and Paramedics courses.

This practical, hands-on training textbook offers Paramedics and advanced providers a complete course covering all skills necessary for rapid assessment, resuscitation, stabilization, and transportation of the trauma patient. The fifth edition has maintained all of the information from the previous edition, including spinal trauma, thoracic trauma, airway management, bloodborne pathogens, multicasualty incidents, and triage. The head trauma chapter has been rewritten with the cooperation of the Brain Trauma Foundation. Case presentations that highlight fundamental and pitfalls have been added to each chapter.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 210 x 272 x 16mm | 861.82g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 5th edition
  • 0131123513
  • 9780131123519

Table of contents

1. Scene Size-Up.

2. Assessment and Initial Management of the Trauma Patient.

3. Patient Assessment Skills.

4. Initial Airway Management.

5. Airway Management Skills.

6. Thoracic Trauma.

7. Thoracic Trauma Skills.

8. Shock Evaluation and Management.

9. Fluid Resuscitation Skills.

10. Head Trauma.

11. Spinal Trauma.

12. Spine Management Skills.

13. Abdominal Trauma.

14. Extremity Trauma.

15. Extremity Trauma Skills.

16. Burns.

17. Trauma in Children.

18. Trauma in the Elderly.

19. Trauma in Pregnancy.

20. Patients Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs.

21. The Trauma Cardiopulmonary Arrest.

22. Blood and Body Fluid Precautions in the Prehospital Setting.

Appendix A: Optional Skills.

Appendix B: Radio Communications.

Appendix C: Documentation: The Written Report.

Appendix D: Trauma Care in the Cold.

Appendix E: Role of the Air Medical Helicopter.

Appendix F: Trauma Scoring in the Prehospital Setting.

Appendix G: Drowning, Barotrauma, and Decompression Injury.

Appendix H: Injury Prevention and the Role of the EMS Provider.

Appendix I: Multicasualty Incidents and Triage.


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