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Paramedic Protocols

Author : Richard E. J. Westfal
ISBN : 0070693188
Genre : Medical
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Since 1974, every six years, the American Heart Association has provided Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) guidelines for resuscitating and treating the critically ill patient. These guidelines have been widely incorporated in Paramedic Advanced Life Support protocols.

Protocols For Prehospital Emergency Medical Care

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ISBN : 068301563X
Genre : Emergency medicine
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Florida Regional Common Ems Protocols

Author : Fire Chiefs Association of Broward County
ISBN : 9780763777487
Genre : Medical
File Size : 66. 20 MB
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Physicians, EMS Chiefs, Training Officers, and Field Paramedics throughout Florida developed the Florida Regional Common EMS Protocols. These protocols are based on National Standards and the most recent clinical studies regarding the delivery of prehospital care. Medical experts in the specialized areas of the protocols were an integral part of the protocol development process. In addition, an in-depth peer review was conducted to provide all participating agencies the opportunity to give input into the design and content of the protocols.

Emergency Medical Services

Author : Committee on the Future of Emergency Care in the United States Health System
ISBN : 9780309101745
Genre : Medical
File Size : 21. 94 MB
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Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is a critical component of our nation's emergency and trauma care system, providing response and medical transport to millions of sick and injured Americans each year. At its best, EMS is a crucial link to survival in the chain of care, but within the last several years, complex problems facing the emergency care system have emerged. Press coverage has highlighted instances of slow EMS response times, ambulance diversions, trauma center closures, and ground and air medical crashes. This heightened public awareness of problems that have been building over time has underscored the need for a review of the U.S. emergency care system. Emergency Medical Services provides the first comprehensive study on this topic. This new book examines the operational structure of EMS by presenting an in-depth analysis of the current organization, delivery, and financing of these types of services and systems. By addressing its strengths, limitations, and future challenges this book draws upon a range of concerns: • The evolving role of EMS as an integral component of the overall health care system. • EMS system planning, preparedness, and coordination at the federal, state, and local levels. • EMS funding and infrastructure investments. • EMS workforce trends and professional education. • EMS research priorities and funding. Emergency Medical Services is one of three books in the Future of Emergency Care series. This book will be of particular interest to emergency care providers, professional organizations, and policy makers looking to address the deficiencies in emergency care systems.

Improving Patient Care

Author : Richard Grol
ISBN : 9781118525999
Genre : Medical
File Size : 84. 62 MB
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As innovations are constantly being developed within health care, it can be difficult both to select appropriate new practices and technologies and to successfully adopt them within complex organizations. It is necessary to understand the consequences of introducing change, how to best implement new procedures and techniques, how to evaluate success and to improve the quality of patient care. This comprehensive guide allows you to do just that. Improving Patient Care, 2nd edition provides a structure for professionals and change agents to implement better practices in health care. It helps health professionals, managers, policy makers and researchers to assess new techniques and select and implement change in their organizations. This new edition includes recent evidence and further coverage on patient safety and patient centred strategies for change. Written by an international expert author team, Improving Patient Care is an established standard text for postgraduate students of health policy, health services and health management. The strong author team are global professors involved in managing research and development in the field of quality improvement, evidence-based practice and guidelines, quality assessment and indicators to improve patient outcomes through receiving appropriate healthcare.

Emergency Medical Services For Children

Author : Jane S. Durch
ISBN : NAP:14168
Genre : Medical
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Explores why emergency care for children--from infants through adolescents--must differ from that for adults and describes what seriously ill or injured children generally experience in today's EMS systems. Points the way to integrating EMS-C into current and emergency programs and into broader aspects of health care for children. Gives recommendations for ensuring access to emergency care through the 9-1-1 system; training health professionals, from paramedics to physicians; educating the public; and more.

Cardiac Emergencies

Author : W. Frank Peacock
ISBN : 0071431314
Genre : Medical
File Size : 88. 61 MB
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Concise and Authoritative--written by emergency physicians for emergency physicians. Cardiac Emergencies provides: Coverage of all common cardiac emergencies, organized for emergency use Step-by-step procedures and treatments Treatment algorithm section for quick reference At-a-glance summaries of medications, procedures, and complications Ready access to diagnostic specifics, from serum markers to ultrasound to EKGs Up-to-date recommendations on pharmacologic events "Treatment" summary boxes with each disorder Frequently used drug dosages and calculations Evidence-based medicine throughout, with reviews of important clinical trials When the need is urgent, Cardiac Emergencies is the right choice for information!

Manual Of Emergency Airway Management

Author : Ron M. Walls
ISBN : 9781451144918
Genre : Medical
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Manual of Emergency Airway Management, now in its 4th edition, is a practical guide to emergency airway management in any adult or pediatric patient and offers step-by-step instructions on techniques, drug administration, and prevention and management of complications.The book may be used in conjunction with the Difficult Airway CourseTM, or on its own. The text has been reorganized to reflect the decision-making process of emergency care providers treating the patient in distress. Features include: Completely reorganized chapters into cohesive sections Expanded discussion of videolaryngoscopes, including newer, low-cost alternatives More illustrations, with expanded "how to" descriptions Revised and updated airway algorithms

Critical Care Paramedic

Author : Bryan E. Bledsoe
ISBN : UCLA:L0089626725
Genre : Medical
File Size : 47. 71 MB
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Critical Care Paramedic is the first and only book written for the expanding field of critical care transport. Utilizing the successful format of Brady's best-selling Paramedic Care: Principles & Practice, this book is both written and extensively reviewed by leading experts in the field. This comprehensive book addresses all aspects of critical care transport including: operations, safety, advanced pharmacodynamics, advanced physiologic monitoring, advanced airway management, medical emergencies, trauma emergencies, organ donation, and other important areas of critical care. Critical Care Paramedic will be the industry standard for critical care paramedic education and available only from Brady.

Emergency Care For Children

Author : Institute of Medicine
ISBN : 0309133769
Genre : Medical
File Size : 74. 86 MB
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Children represent a special challenge for emergency care providers, because they have unique medical needs in comparison to adults. For decades, policy makers and providers have recognized the special needs of children, but the system has been slow to develop an adequate response to their needs. This is in part due to inadequacies within the broader emergency care system. Emergency Care for Children examines the challenges associated with the provision of emergency services to children and families and evaluates progress since the publication of the Institute of Medicine report Emergency Medical Services for Children (1993), the first comprehensive look at pediatric emergency care in the United States. This new book offers an analysis of: • The role of pediatric emergency services as an integrated component of the overall health system. • System-wide pediatric emergency care planning, preparedness, coordination, and funding. • Pediatric training in professional education. • Research in pediatric emergency care. Emergency Care for Children is one of three books in the Future of Emergency Care series. This book will be of particular interest to emergency health care providers, professional organizations, and policy makers looking to address the pediatric deficiencies within their emergency care systems.

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