Principles of Patient Assessment in EMS
A concrete approach to assessing patients and situations in the field that presents the relationship between assessment findings and pathology in an informal yet informative manner. Includes detailed descriptions of physical exams and history-taking methods as relevant to respiratory, cardiac, neurological, abdominal and psychological traumas. Case studies and Web activities are integrated throughout to provide a realistic context and enhance material.
- Hardback | 352 pages
- 233.7 x 269.7 x 20.6mm | 1,065.95g
- 05 Mar 2003
- Cengage Learning, Inc
- Delmar Cengage Learning
- Clifton Park, United States
- glossary, index
Table of contents
Chapter 1: Overview to Patient Assessment. Chapter 2: Listening to Patients. Chapter 3: Sizing Up the Scene. Chapter 4: The Initial Assessment. Chapter 5: Making a Priority Decision. Chapter 6: Baseline and Serial Vital Signs. Chapter 7: The Focused History and Physical Examination of the Trauma Patient. Chapter 8: The Rapid Trauma Examination. Chapter 9: The Focused History and Physical Examination of the Medical Patient. Chapter 10: The Rapid Physical Examination. Chapter 11: The Detailed Physical Examination. Chapter 12: The Focused History and Physical Examination of the Respiratory Patient. Chapter 13: The Focused History and Physical Examination of the Cardiac Patient. Chapter 14: The Focused History and Physical Examination of the Patient with a Neurological Problem. Chapter 15: the Focused History and Physical Examination of the Patient with Abdominal Pain. Chapter 16: The Focused History and Physical Examination of the Patient with a Behavioral Problem. Chapter 17: The Assessment Approach for the Pediatric Patient. Chapter 18: The Assessment Approach for the Pregnant Patient. Chapter 19: The Assessment Approach for the Elderly Patient. Chapter 20: The Ongoing Assessment. Chapter 21: Comprehensive Examination and Health Assessment. Chapter 22: Pulling It All Together. Appendix A: Assessment Pocket Tool. Appendix B: Standard Abbreviations. Appendix C: Skills Sheets for Focused Assessments. Appendix D: Practical Examination Skill Sheet for Patient Assessment. Appendix E: Emergency Information Form For Children with Special Needs. Appendix F: Answer Key to Review Questions. Resources. Glossary. Index.