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
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Professional Practice in Paramedic, Emergency and Urgent Care

Author: Valerie Nixon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118488229

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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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.
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Assessment Skills for Paramedics

Author: Amanda Blaber,Graham Harris

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335242014

Category: Medical

Page: 300

View: 9738

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This concise and accessible book is designed for practicing and student paramedics looking for a quick reference guide to key assessment skills. Divided into body systems, the book takes the reader through the considerations and actions required for each type of emergency presentation. Using bullet lists, mnemonics, cases and diagrams this is an ideal resource to use for exam and OSCE revision, as well as on the road for those in training or under supervision. Written by a range of expert paramedics working across the UK this is essential reading for new and aspiring paramedics.
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Sheehy’s Manual of Emergency Care

Author: ENA

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323171109

Category: Medical

Page: 656

View: 7608

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Thoroughly revised and featuring a more efficient and streamlined design, the new 7th edition of Sheehy's trusted emergency care resource offers complete, up-to-date coverage of the essentials emergency nurses need to know. Each condition commonly seen in the emergency setting is thoroughly addressed, from signs and symptoms, to diagnosis, treatment, developmental considerations, patient education, and more. Updated material and easy-to-reference contents make this resource a must-have for current practice. Comprehensive content presents thorough discussion of signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, age/developmental considerations, and patient/family education for each condition. Authorship from the Emergency Nurses Association ensures this book contains the best practices in emergency nursing. Quick-reference format uses a consistent layout to help you find information quickly and easily. NEW! 2-column format features new Tricks of the Trade boxes to give you a professional's perspective on common issues in emergency nursing. NEW! Fully revised content from the ENA and a broad panel of expert contributors includes up-to-date, practical information on topics such as critical care in the ED, time management, the morbidly obese patient, electronic medical records, disaster nursing, forensic nursing, and workplace violence.
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Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics

Author: Kate Curtis,Clair Ramsden

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729579824

Category: Medical

Page: 1494

View: 4449

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Emergency and Trauma Care is written for Australian emergency care providers including paramedics, emergency nurses, pre-hospital care providers, nurse practitioners, general practice nurses and allied health practitioners including occupational therapists and physiotherapists who are caring for trauma patients. This book follows the patient journey from pre-hospital to definitive care. Using a body systems approach, each chapter provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of adult and paediatric emergencies. Implications for clinical practice is supported by chapters of professional practice, clinical skills, research, evidence-based practice, and legal, ethical and cultural issues. Clinical assessment, physiology, management and rationale for intervention of common and not so common emergency presentations are provided, with each chapter providing clear and relevant examples for both Paramedics and Nurses. Emergency and Trauma Care brings together a team of highly respected clinical practitioners and academics to deliver the most up-to-date text dealing with the practical procedures and evidence experienced by emergency and trauma care providers every day. Chapter 2 Pre-hospital care overview in Australia and NZ Chapter 10 Scene assessment, management and rescue Chapter 11 Pre-Hospital Clinical Reasoning, Triage and Communication Pre-hospital and emergency nursing considerations included in all relevant chapters Chapter 5 Cultural Considerations in Emergency Care addresses cultural diversity, beliefs and values and focuses on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and Maori health Chapter 19 Resuscitation includes advanced life support, airway management and incorporates the 2010 Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines Chapter 37 People with disabilities provides assessment, examination and communication strategies for working with clients with intellectual and physical disabilities Section 5 focuses on examination and communication strategies for working with unique population groups, including the elderly, disabled, obstetric and paediatric patients Section 6 details major trauma assessment and management, blast injury, and trauma to specific body regions Essentials outline the main points addressed in each chapter Practice tips assist with communication skills, procedures and assessment Case studies supported by questions throughout Summaries and Key points, review questions, web links and references provide for consolidation and further research. Evolve resources include Power point slides, 30 additional Case studies, image bank, web links Three paramedic specific chapters (including scene assessment and management)
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AACN Procedure Manual for Critical Care - E-Book

Author: AACN

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455776904

Category: Medical

Page: 1312

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The AACN Procedure Manual for Critical Care, 6th Edition presents procedures for the critical care environment in an illustrated, consistent, and step-by-step format. The Procedures and Patient Monitoring sections are presented in a tabular format that includes special considerations and rationales for each intervention. References have been meticulously reviewed to ensure that the most authoritative and timely standards of practice are used. Additionally, the references supporting care recommendations are identified according to the latest AACN Evidence Leveling System to ensure that you have a complete understanding of the strength of the evidence base. UNIQUE! AACN-sponsored content ensures the highest standards of practice Comprehensive, clear, easy-to-use format allows you to quickly find and review the exact content you need Rationales provide complete information on every procedure Identified AP procedures help you judge whether a procedure is in your scope of practice Patient safety highlighted with new icons for patient identification and time-out Joint Commission Universal Protocols CDC Standard Precautions for hand washing and applying protective clothing and equipment highlighted with new icons UNIQUE! Clarity of Evidence Leveling helps you quickly grasp the strength of the evidence supporting the care recommendations Reviewed and Updated References comply with the highest standards of critical care practice Alphabetical procedures index inside the front cover provides easy access Reader-friendly design changes make it easier to identify and utilize special features
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Delmar's Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests

Author: Rick Daniels (RN.)

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780766862357

Category: Medical

Page: 1070

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This quick reference contains information on more than 600 lab and diagnostic tests. It provides students and practitioners of nursing, medicine, and medical technology with the necessary information for comprehensive care of patients. Completely indexed and cross-referenced. Features a bulleted two-tone format.
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Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Procedures

Author: Fred M. Henretig,Christopher King

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780683039719

Category: Medical

Page: 1487

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Comprehensive, clinical reference for physicians who care for children with acute illness or injury in emergency departments and office-based practices. Illustrated.
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Manual for Iv Therapy Procedures & Pain Management

Fourth Edition

Author: Shila R. D Hayden RN BS MS PhD

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 146910217X

Category: Education

Page: 296

View: 6497

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The fourth edition of this book is a culmination of the authors years of teaching experience and presented in a down to earth format for quick reference and easy assimilation. This practical guide will assist the nurse in performing Infusion Therapy Procedures with skill and help guide the nurse in keeping patients comfortable. This is an excellent reference book to keep at your finger tips!
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