Emergency Care Technician Curriculum

ISBN-10: 0763719137
ISBN-13: 9780763719135
Edition: 2003
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List price: $108.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 4/25/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 152
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.80" long x 0.30" tall
Weight: 0.506
Language: English

This one-of-a-kind text, directed at nursing staff development, is an excellent resource for facilities to use to develop their unlicensed personnel into emergency care technicians. Suitable for both in-house staff development courses and stand-alone training programs, this text touches upon every aspect of working in the emergency department, from the essential communication skills needed, to the medical techniques practiced, and even the safety and legal issues that might arise.Emergency Care Technician CurriculumErrataAcknowledgements, page viiiShelley Cohen, RN, BS, CENEducator/ConsultantHealth Resources UnlimitedSpringfield, TNShelley should be given credit as both a Contributing Author and part of the Emergency Technician Work Group.

Preface
Acknowledgments
The Emergency Technician: Roles and Responsibilities
The Role of the Emergency Technician
Communication and Documentation
Components of Communication
Verbal Communication
Nonverbal Communication
Barriers to Receiving a Message
Stress
Psychiatric or Emotional Conditions
Age and Developmental Level
Cultural Differences
Privacy and Confidentiality Issues
Handling Conflict
Documentation
Recording Time
Objective and Subjective Documentation
Incident Report
Patients' Belongings
Customer Service
Vital Signs
Pulse
Blood Pressure
Orthostatic Vital Signs
Respirations
Temperature
Cooling Measures
Warming Measures
Pulse Oximetry
Respiratory System
Anatomy and Physiology
Breathing Terminology
Pediatric Respiratory Considerations
Respiratory Disorders
Peak Expiratory Flow Rate
Oxygen Therapy
Oxygen Adjuncts
Suctioning
Procedure for Oral Suctioning
Assisting with a Chest Tube Insertion
Cardivascular System
Anatomy and Physiology
Blood Flow to the Heart
Normal Cardiac Cycle
Selected Cardiac Disorders
Circulatory System Compromise
Compromise in the Electrical System
Pump Compromise
Cardiac Monitoring/Electrocardiogram
Equipment
Considerations/Troubleshooting
Interpretation of Dysrhythmia
Premature Ventricular Contractions
Ventricular Tachycardia (V-tach)
Ventricular Fibrillation
Asystole
External Pacemaker
Trauma
Mechanisms of a Traumatic Injury
Patient Population
Trauma Resuscitation
The Primary Assessment
The Secondary Assessment
Role of the Emergency Technician
Trauma Room Set-Up
Additional Duties
Assisting with Splinting of Extremities
Patient Transfer Assistance
Head and Neck Emergencies
Anatomy of the Nervous System
The Brain
Head Injuries
The Spinal Cord
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal Immobilization Techniques
Cervical Collars
Patient Assessment
Airway
Breathing
Circulation
Disability (Neurologic Assessment)
Documentation and Reporting
Radiologic Testing
Special Procedures
Disorders of the Nervous System
Increased Intracranial Pressure
Cerebrovascular Accident (Stroke)
Seizures
Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary Emergencies
Anatomy of the Gastrointestinal System
Abdominal Pain
Abdominal Trauma
Types of Injuries
Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Anatomy of the Genitourinary System
Infection of the Urinary System
Kidney Stones
Reproductive Organs
Musculoskeletal Emergencies
Anatomy of the Musculoskeletal System
Musculoskeletal Injury
Care of the Patient with Musculoskeletal Injury
Impaired Mobility
Crutches
Splints, Casts, and Wraps
Surface Trauma
The Skin
Types of Wounds
Wound Repair
Burns
Burn Care
Eyes, Ears, Nose and Throat Emergencies
The Eye
Parts of the Eye
Visual Acuity Testing
Eye Injuries
Procedure for Irrigating the Eye
Blunt Trauma
The Ear
Parts of the Ear
Injuries to the Ear
Foreign Bodies
The Nose
Epistaxis
Blunt Trauma
Foreign Bodies
The Throat
Infection
Hemorrhage
Penetrating Trauma
Foreign Bodies
Psychological and Emotional Issues
Stress
Behavioral and Psychiatric Emergencies
Selected Psychiatric Emergencies
Critical Incidents
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
Postmortem Care
Restraints
Safety and Violence Prevention
Patient Safety
Staff Safety Issues
Triggers for Violence
Predictors of Violent Behavior
The Assault Cycle
Legal Issues
Delegation and Responsibilities
Professional Negligence
Duty
Breach of Duty
Causation
Damages
Intentional Torts
Abandonment
Assault
Battery
False Imprisonment
Invasion of Privacy
Libel
Slander
Patient Consent
Informed Consent
Implied Consent
Consents for Minors or Pediatric Patients
Involuntary Consent
Right to Refuse Treatment
Documentation
Confidentiality
Mandated Reporting
Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act
Body Mechanics
Proper Posture and Body Mechanics
Patient Handling
Safety
Patient Communication
Team Communication
Extremity Positions
Patient Transfers
Material Handling
Infection Control and Personal Protection
Microorganisms
Modes of Transmission
Defense Mechanisms
Asepsis and Sterile Technique
Bodily Fluids
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Disposable Gloves
Disposable Masks
Eye Protection
Disposable Gowns
Disposal Containers
Personal Hygiene
Phlebotomy
Anatomy and Physiology of Blood
Plasma
Red Blood Cells
White Blood Cells
Platelets
Venipuncture
Blood Collection Tubes
Patient and Test Identification
Selecting a Venipuncture Site
Hazards and Complications in Phlebotomy
Performing the Venipuncture
Troubleshooting
Puncture Through the Vein
Arterial Puncture
Difficult Access
Special Access Sites
Heel Puncture
Special Tests
Skin Punctures
Timed Specimens
Hazardous Materials
Identification of Hazardous Materials
Radiation Injury
Irradiation Versus Contamination
Prenotification
Patient Evaluation and Treatment
Chemical Contamination
Decontamination Considerations
Personal Protective Equipment
Decontamination Process
Completing the Decontamination Process
Biological Contamination
Glossary
Common Medical Abbreviations
Index

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