Manual of Clinical Paramedic Procedures

Author: Pete Gregory,Ian Mursell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405163550

Category: Medical

Page: 392

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′I can enthusiastically recommend the Manual of Clinical Paramedic Procedures as the book that I wish had been available to me when I was studying to become a paramedic.′ From the foreword by Professor Malcolm Woollard, Chair, College of Paramedics; Professor in Pre–hospital and Emergency Care & Director, Pre–hospital, Emergency & Cardiovascular Care Applied Research Group, Coventry University Clinical procedures are a fundamental aspect of care for practitioners working in pre–hospital settings. The Manual of Clinical Paramedic Procedures is written specifically to support the practice of paramedics, ambulance technicians, first responders and volunteer ambulance personnel. It presents up–to–date, evidence–based expert knowledge, enabling paramedics to deliver effective, patient–focused care. This accessible handbook provides a comprehensive exploration of core competencies and skills, looking at topics including Aseptic Technique, Airway Management, Assisted Ventilation, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Defibrillation and External Cardiac Pacing, Observations, Pain Assessment & Management, Respiratory Therapy, Spinal Management and Venepuncture. Each chapter provides the relevant anatomy & physiology, evidence–based rationales for each procedure, and contraindications of use. Key features: The first UK text to explore clinical procedures for paramedics With further reading and illustrations throughout All procedures include the rationale for the action recommended Guides paramedics in the clinical application of evidence–based procedures

Choosing a Career as a Paramedic

Author: Sandra Giddens,Owen Giddens

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780823932443

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Discusses the work performed by paramedics and the skills and training needed to prepare for a career in this field.

Paramedic

Author: Peter Canning

Publisher: Ivy Books

ISBN: 0307558932

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 368

View: 4068


In this unforgettable, dramatic account of one man's experience as an EMT, Peter Canning relives the nerve-racking seconds that can mean the difference between a patient's death and survival, as Canning struggles to make the right call, dispense the right medication, or keep a patient's heart beating long enough to reach the hospital. As Canning tells his graphic, gripping war stories--of the lives he saved and lost; of the fear, the nightmares, and the constant adrenaline-pumping thrill of action--we come away with an unforgettable portrait of what it means to be a hero.

Mosby's Paramedic Textbook

Author: Mick J. Sanders,Lawrence M. Lewis,Gary Quick

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 0323072755

Category: Medical

Page: 1760

View: 9114


Reflecting the 2010 Emergency Cardiovascular Care guidelines, Mosby's Paramedic Textbook, 4th Edition provides a comprehensive learning tool for both first-time and refresher paramedic students. Coverage includes an overview of key subjects such as pharmacology, airway management, medical disorders, patient assessment, and trauma. ALS patient care skills are presented step by step, both in the book and in online video clips. New to this edition are nine new chapters, many new topics, and 150 new photos. Written by paramedic expert Mick Sanders, Mosby's Paramedic Textbook follows the National EMS Education Standards and offers complete coverage of the National Standard Curriculum (NSC) for the EMT-Paramedic. More than 1,000 illustrations -- including 150 that are NEW -- accurately present different techniques and skills. Chapter openers, objectives and key terms set the stage for learning. Advanced Life Support (ALS) skills are presented step by step and in full color. Critical thinking questions help in understanding concepts and in applying them to patient care. A summary and a list of references in each chapter make review easier. A herbal appendix in the pharmacology chapter provides access to herbal content. Drug monographs on the Evolve companion website include Mosby's Essential Drugs, with instant access to comprehensive, up-to-date information on the medications that are administered by paramedics as well as those most commonly prescribed to patients. NEW! Nine new chapters and thoroughly updated content align the text with the new National EMS Education Standards and reflect the 2010 ECC (Emergency Cardiovascular Care) guidelines. NEW topics include coronary bypass, endocarditis, adult IO infusion, bird flu, new fluid resuscitation guidelines for trauma patients, drugs of abuse (Vicodin, Oxycontin), prediabetes, and management of hypothermia and drowning. NEW Show Me the Evidence boxes show the value and impact of evidence-based research. NEW Did You Know? boxes supplement chapter content with interesting and relevant information. NEW Look Again feature includes cross-references and specific page numbers for easy review of information that was covered in earlier chapters. NEW farm considerations in the Trauma section enhance rural practice with the kinematics of farm machinery incidents. Additional Critical Thinking boxes encourage the application of critical thinking skills to "real-life" EMS. Additional cultural considerations enhance your ability to deal with the issues of multicultural patients. NEW Advanced Practice Procedures in Critical Care appendix provides an overview of specialty procedures for paramedics who work in critical care settings. Revised and updated Emergency Drug Index reflects the new 2010 ECC guidelines with coverage of more than 75 emergency drugs, their dose and administration, onset and duration, indications and contraindications, adverse reactions, and special considerations.

Fundamentals of Paramedic Practice

Author: Sam Willis,Roger Dalrymple

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118486277

Category: Medical

Page: 488

View: 7827


An essential text for the aspiring student paramedic, Fundamentals of Paramedic Practice makes paramedic science and pre-hospital care accessible, straightforward and exciting. It assumes no prior knowledge of the subject, presenting the must-have information that students need about both the theory and practice of what it means to be a paramedic. With extensive full-colour illustrations throughout, as well as activities and scenarios, this user-friendly textbook will support paramedic students throughout their course.

A Paramedic's Life

Author: Neal Lindley

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1645842274

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 198

View: 3436


This story follows the life of one paramedic as he is transformed from a wet behind the ears and new EMT to a knowledgeable and experienced paramedic. This story is an entertaining and informative look at the not-too-distant past. It provides nonmedical readers with a rare look at life in the streets while also serving as an educational tool for new EMTs and paramedics. This book is not for the faint of heart. The author shoots straight from the hip as he discusses some of his most memorable calls in raw detail. Sometimes tragic, sometimes humorous, but always eye-opening.

Professional Practice in Paramedic, Emergency and Urgent Care

Author: Valerie Nixon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470656158

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 1735


Professional Practice in Paramedic, Emergency and Urgent Care explores a range of contemporary relevant topics fundamental to professional practice. Written for both pre- and post-registration paramedic students, it is also ideal for existing practitioners looking to develop their CPD skills as well as nursing and other health professionals working in emergency and urgent care settings. Each chapter includes examples, practical exercises and clinical scenarios, helping the reader relate theory to practice and develop critical thinking skills Covers not only acute patient management but also a range of additional topics to provide a holistic approach to out-of-hospital care Completion of the material in the book can be used as evidence in professional portfolios as required by the Health and Care Professions Council Professional Practice in Paramedic, Emergency and Urgent Care is a comprehensive, theoretical underpinning to professional practice at all levels of paramedic and out-of-hospital care.

The Paramedic

Author: Brian A. Greenleaf

Publisher: Brian Greenleaf

ISBN: 0966993225

Category:

Page: N.A

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