International Trauma Life Support

International Trauma Life Support : International Edition

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This practical, hands-on training book offers Paramedics and advanced providers a complete reference covering all skills necessary for rapid assessment, resuscitation, stabilization, and transportation of the trauma patient. For more than 25 years, ITLS has been at the forefront of trauma education at all levels of prehospital care worldwide. This latest edition continues the tradition of excellence by refining and updating the rapid assessment, resuscitation, stabilization, and transport of the trauma patient. The 6th edition conforms to the most recent AHA guidelines for artificial ventilation and CPR. New key features include: new flow sheets, new and expanded appendices, including Tactical EMS, updated photo and art program through out, and a CD-ROM with review questions, games, animations, and much more!show more

Product details

  • Mixed media product | 464 pages
  • 214 x 274 x 18mm | 968g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 6th edition
  • 0131354493
  • 9780131354494
  • 1,339,722

Table of contents

Table of Contents Chapter 1 Scene Size-up Chapter 2 Assessment and Initial Management of the Trauma Patient Chapter 3 Patient Assessment Skills Chapter 4 Initial Airway Management Chapter 5 Airway Management Skills Chapter 6 Thoracic Trauma Chapter 7 Thoracic Trauma Skills Chapter 8 Shock Evaluation and Management Chapter 9 Fluid Resuscitation Skills Chapter 10 Head Trauma Chapter 11 Spinal Trauma Chapter 12 Spine Management Skills Chapter 13 Abdominal Trauma Chapter 14 Extremity Trauma Chapter 15 Extremity Trauma Skills Chapter 16 Burns Chapter 17 Trauma in Children Chapter 18 Trauma in the Elderly Chapter 19 Trauma in Pregnancy Chapter 20 Patients Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs Chapter 21 The Trauma Cardiopulmonary Arrest Chapter 22 Standard Precautions in the Prehospital Setting Appendix A Optional Skills Optional Skill 1: Digital Intubation Optional Skill 2: Transillumination (Lighted Stylet) Optional Skill 3: Translaryngeal Jet Ventilation Optional Skill 4: Pharyngotracheal Lumen Airway Optional Skill 5: Esophageal Tracheal Combitube Optional Skill 6: King LT-D Airway Optional Skill 7: Laryngeal Mask Airway Optional Skill 8: Adult Intraosseous Infusion Optional Skill 9: Rapid Sequence Intubation Appendix B Communications with the Receiving Hospital Appendix C Documentation: The Patient Care Record Appendix D Trauma Care in the Cold Appendix E Role of the Medical Helicopter Appendix F Trauma Scoring in the Prehospital Care 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 Appendix J Agricultural Rescue Course Overview Appendix K ITLS Access Overview Appendix L Tactical EMS Glossary Indexshow more

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