Emergency Medical Patients Assessment, Care, and Transport

ISBN-10: 0135119146

ISBN-13: 9780135119143

Edition: 2012

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Description: EMPACT (Emergency Medical Patients: Assessment, Care & Transport) offers a practical approach to common medical emergencies. Formerly published as AMLS (Advanced Medical Life Support), EMPACT is updated and revised to conform to the 2010 American Heart Association guidelines. Providing foundational chapters on assessment, critical thinking/decision making, and the difficult airway, the text moves on to cover common medical complaints, such as shock/hypoperfusion, dyspnea, chest discomfort or pain, and more. Presenting a realistic approach to the care of the patient, each chapter moves from assessment- and complaint-based primary assessment (identifying and controlling immediate life threats) to field diagnosis and management of immediately treatable underlying diseases. Intended for students with paramedic or other advanced-level training; a familiarity with anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology; and an overall understanding of the nature of medical emergencies.

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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 3/25/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 516
Size: 8.00" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

Assessment of the Medical Patient
Critical Thinking and Decision Making
The Difficult Airway (Sample Chapter)
States of Hypoperfusion and Shock
Dyspnea, Respiratory Distress, or Respiratory Failure
Chest Discomfort or Pain
Altered Mental Status
Acute Abdominal Discomfort or Pain
Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Seizures and Seizure Disorders
Syncope
Headache, Nausea, and Vomiting
Waveform Capnography
Electrocardiographic Interpretation
Normal Laboratory Values
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