ISBN-10: 0323046916

ISBN-13: 9780323046916

Edition: 3rd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Mick J. Sanders, Kim D. McKenna, Gary Quick, Lawrence M. Lewis

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The Revised Third Edition is now updated to reflect the new 2005 emergency cardiac care guidelines, and it now includes an all-new DVD-ROM featuring 64 medical animations that showcase anatomy and physiology & procedures. This book gives you everything you want in a paramedic textbook... and more! Updated, expanded, and packed with valuable new support materials, Mosby's Paramedic Textbook, 3rd Edition, is a comprehensive learning tool for both first time and refresher paramedic students. Offering complete coverage of the 1998 U.S. D.O.T. National Standard Curriculum (NSC) for the EMT-Paramedic, as well as enhanced content for further learning, this comprehensive textbook contains everything in one convenient volume. Instructor resources are available; please contact your Elsevier sales representative for details.
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List price: $168.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 7/21/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1504
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 7.238
Language: English

Emergency Medical Services Systems: Roles and Responsibilities
Emergency Medical Services System Development
Current Emergency Medical Services Systems
National Emergency Medical Services Group Involvement
Paramedic Education
Licensure, Certification, and Registration
Roles and Responsibilities of the Paramedic
Medical Direction for Emergency Medical Services
Improving System Quality
Emergency Medical Services Research
The Well-Being of the Paramedic
Wellness Components
Dealing with Death, Dying, Grief, and Loss
Prevention of Disease Transmission
Injury Prevention
Injury Epidemiology
Overview of Injury Prevention
Feasibility of Emergency Medical Services Involvement
Participation in Prevention Programs
Medical/Legal Issues
Legal Duties and Ethical Responsibilities
The Legal System
Legal Accountability of the Paramedic
Paramedic-Patient Relationships
Resuscitation Issues
Crime Scene Responsibilities
Ethics Overview
A Rapid Approach to Emergency Ethical Problems
Ethical Tests in Health Care
Resolving Ethical Dilemmas
Ethical Issues in Contemporary Paramedic Practice
Review of Human Systems
Cell Structure
Organ Systems
Special Senses
General Principles of Pathophysiology
Cellular Physiology
Basic Cellular Review
Cellular Environment
Cellular Injury and Disease
Alterations in Cells and Tissues
Self-Defense Mechanisms
Variances in Immunity and Inflammation
Stress and Disease
Genetics and Familial Diseases
Life Span Development
Toddler and Preschool Years
School-Age Years
Early Adulthood
Middle Adulthood
Late Adulthood
Therapeutic Communication
Internal Factors in Effective Communication
External Factors in Effective Communication
Patient Interview
Strategies for Obtaining Information
Methods of Assessing Mental Status During the Interview
Special Interview Situations
History Taking
Content of the Patient History
Techniques of History Taking
Special Challenges
Techniques of Physical Examination
Physical Examination: Approach and Overview
Mental Status
General Survey
Anatomical Regions
Physical Examination of Infants and Children
Physical Examination of Older Adults
Patient Assessment
Scene Size-Up and Assessment
Patient Assessment Priorities
Initial Assessment
Focused History and Physical Examination: Medical Patients
Focused History and Physical Examination: Trauma Patients
Rapid Trauma Physical Examination
Detailed Physical Examination
Ongoing Assessment
Care of Medical Versus Trauma Patients
Clinical Decision Making
The Spectrum of Prehospital Care
Critical Thinking Process for Paramedics
Fundamental Elements of Critical Thinking for Paramedics
Field Application of Assessment-Based Patient Management
Putting it all Together: The Six R's
Assessment-Based Management
Effective Assessment
The Right Stuff
Optional Take-in Equipment
General Approach to the Patient
Presenting the Patient
Phases of Communications during a Typical Emergency Medical Services Event
Role of Communications in Emergency Medical Services
Communications Systems
Components and Functions of Dispatch Communications Systems
Procedures for Emergency Medical Services Communications
Importance of Documentation
General Considerations
The Narrative
Elements of a Properly Written Emergency Medical Services Document
Systems of Narrative Writing
Special Considerations of Documentation
Document Revision/Correction
Consequences of Inappropriate Documentation
Drug Information
Historical Trends in Pharmacology
Mechanisms of Drug Action
General Properties of Drugs
Drug Interactions
Drug Forms, Preparations, and Storage
Drug Profiles and Special Considerations in Drug Therapy
Drugs that Affect the Nervous System
Review of Anatomy and Physiology
Drugs that Affect the Cardiovascular System
Review of Anatomy and Physiology
Drugs that Affect the Blood
Anticoagulants, Fibrinolytics, and Blood Components
Drugs that Affect the Respiratory System
Review of Anatomy and Physiology
Drugs that Affect the Gastrointestinal System
Review of Anatomy and Physiology
Drugs that Affect the Eye and Ear
Treatment of Eye Disorders
Drugs that Affect the Endocrine System
Review of Anatomy and Physiology
Drugs that Affect the Reproductive System
Treatment of Disorders of the Reproductive System
Drugs Used in Neoplastic Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents
Drugs Used in Infectious Disease and inflammation
Treatment of Infectious Disease and Inflammation
Drugs that Affect the Immunological System
Review of Anatomy and Physiology
Herbal Products
Herbal Supplements
Venous Access and Medication Administration
Mathematical Equivalents Used in Pharmacology
Drug Calculations
Drug Administration
Medical Asepsis
Universal Precautions in Medication Administration
Enteral Administration of Medications
Parental Administration of Medications
Administration of Percutaneous Medications
Special Considerations for Pediatric Patients
Obtaining a Blood Sample
Disposal of Contaminated Items and Sharps
Universal Precautions: Measures to Prevent Transmission of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
Airway Management and Ventilation
Respiratory Physiology
Mechanics of Respiration
Measurement of Gases
Pulmonary Circulation
Respiratory Pathophysiology
Foreign Body Airway Obstruction
Aspiration by Inhalation
Airway Evaluation
Essential Parameters of Airway Evaluation
Supplemental Oxygen Therapy
Airway Management
Mechanical Adjuncts in Airway Management
Advanced Airway Procedures
Pharmacological Adjuncts to Airway Management and Ventilation
Translaryngeal Cannula Ventilation
Trauma Systems and Mechanism of Injury
Epidemiology of Trauma
Blunt Trauma
Blunt Trauma
Organ Collision Injuries
Other Motorized Vehicular Collisions
Pedestrian Injuries
Other Causes of Blunt Trauma
Penetrating Trauma
Penetrating Trauma
Hemorrhage and Shock
Definition of Shock
Tissue Oxygenation
The Body as a Container
Capillary-Cellular Relationship in Shock
Classifications of Shock
Stages of Shock
Uncompensated Shock
Management and Treatment Plan for the Patient in Shock
Integration of Patient Assessment and the Treatment Plan
Soft Tissue Trauma
Anatomy and Physiology
Pathophysiology and Assessment of Soft Tissue Injuries
Management Principles for Soft Tissue Injuries
Hemorrhage and Control of Bleeding
Dressing Materials Used with Soft Tissue Trauma
Management of Specific Soft Tissue Injuries Not Requiring Closure
Special Considerations for Soft Tissue Injuries
Incidence and Patterns of Burn Injury
Classifications of Burn Injury
Pathophysiology of Burn Shock
Assessment of the Burn Patient
General Principles in Burn Management
Inhalation Burn Injury
Chemical Burn Injury
Electrical Burn Injuries
Radiation Exposure
Head and Facial Trauma
Maxillofacial Injury
Ear, Eye, and Dental Trauma
Anterior Neck Trauma
Head Trauma
Brain Trauma
Injury Rating Systems
Spinal Trauma
Spinal Trauma: Incidence, Morbidity, and Mortality
Traditional Spinal Assessment Criteria
Review of Spinal Anatomy and Physiology
General Assessment of Spinal Injury
Classifications of Spinal Injury
Evaluation and Assessment of Spinal Cord Injury
General Management of Spinal Injuries
Cord Injury Presentations
Nontraumatic Spinal Conditions
Assessment and Management of Nontraumatic Spinal Conditions
Thoracic Trauma
Skeletal Injury
Closed Pneumothorax
Heart and Great Vessel Injury
Other Thoracic Injuries
Abdominal Trauma
Mechanisms of Abdominal Injury
Specific Abdominal Injuries
Vascular Structure Injuries
Assessment of Abdominal Trauma
Management of Abdominal Trauma
Musculoskeletal Trauma
Classifications of Musculoskeletal Injuries
Inflammatory and Degenerative Conditions
Signs and Symptoms of Extremity Trauma
Assessment of Musculoskeletal Injuries
Upper Extremity Injuries
Lower Extremity Injuries
Open Fractures
Straightening Angular Fractures and Reducing Dislocations
Referral of Patients with Minor Musculoskeletal Injury
Risk Factors and Prevention Strategies
Anatomy and Physiology of the Heart
Electrophysiology of the Heart
Electrical Activity of Cardiac Cells and Membrane Potentials
Cell Excitability
Electrical Conduction System of the Heart
Assessment of the Patient with Cardiac Disease
Electrocardiogram Monitoring
Basic Concepts of Electrocardiogram Monitoring
Relationship of the Electrocardiogram To Electrical Activity
Electrocardiogram Interpretation
Steps in Rhythm Analysis
Introduction to Dysrhythmias
Classification of Dysrhythmias
Dysrhythmias Originating in the Sinoatrial Node
Dysrhythmias Originating in the Atria
Dysrhythmias Sustained or Originating in the Atrioventricular Junction
Dysrhythmias Originating in the Ventricles
Dysrhythmias that Are Disorders of Conduction
Specific Cardiovascular Diseases
Pathophysiology and Management of Cardiovascular Disease
Techniques of Managing Cardiac Emergencies
Basic Cardiac Life Support
Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators
Synchronized Cardioversion
Transcutaneous Cardiac Pacing
Cardiac Arrest and Sudden Death
Termination of Resuscitation
Pulmonary Emergencies
Scene Size-up and Rescuer Safety
Obstructive Airway Disease
Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Pulmonary Thromboembolism
Upper Respiratory Infection
Spontaneous Pneumothorax
Hyperventilation Syndrome
Lung Cancer
Anatomy and Physiology of the Nervous System
Neurological Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology and Management of Specific Central Nervous System Disorders
Anatomy and Physiology of the Endocrine System
Specific Disorders of the Endocrine System
Disorders of the Pancreas: Diabetes Mellitus
Disorders of the Thyroid Gland
Disorders of the Adrenal Glands
Allergies and Anaphylaxis
Antigen-Antibody Reaction
Allergic Reaction
Localized Allergic Reaction
Gastrointestinal Anatomy
Assessment of the Patient with Acute Abdominal Pain
Management of the Patient with an Abdominal Emergency
Specific Abdominal Emergencies
Nasogastric Tube Insertion
Necessary Equipment
Possible Complications
Anatomy and Physiology Review
Physical Examination for Patients with Genitourinary Disorders
Management and Treatment Plan
Poison Control Centers
General Guidelines for Managing a Poisoned Patient
Poisoning by Ingestion
Poisoning by Inhalation
Poisoning by Injection
Poisoning by Absorption
Drug Abuse
Toxic Effects of Drugs
Alcohol Dependence
Medical Consequences of Chronic Alcohol Ingestion
Alcohol Emergencies
Management of Toxic Syndromes
General Management Principles for Toxic Syndromes
Toxicology in Emergency Cardiac Care
Guidelines for Severe Poisoning
Blood and Blood Components
Specific Hematological Disorders
General Assessment and Management of Patients with Hematological Disorders
Environmental Conditions
Diving Emergencies
High-Altitude Illness
Infectious and Communicable Diseases
Public Health Principles Related to Infectious Diseases
Pathophysiology of Infectious Disease
Physiology of the Human Response to Infection
Stages of Infectious Disease
Human Immunodeficiency Virus
Meningococcal Meningitis
Viral Diseases of Childhood
Other Viral Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Lice and Scabies
Reporting an Exposure to an Infectious or a Communicable Disease
Paramedic's Role in Preventing Disease Transmission
Behavioral and Psychiatric Disorders
Understanding Behavioral Emergencies
Assessment and Management of Behavioral Emergencies
Specific Behavioral and Psychiatric Disorders
Special Considerations for Patients with Behavioral Problems
Organs of the Female Reproductive System
Menstruation and Ovulation
Specific Gynecological Emergencies
Normal Events of Pregnancy
Specialized Structures of Pregnancy
Fetal Growth and Development
Obstetrical Terminology
Patient Assessment
Complications of Pregnancy
Delivery Complications
Risk Factors Associated with the Need for Resuscitation
Physiological Adaptations at Birth
Assessment and Management of the Neonate
Resuscitation of the Distressed Neonate
Routes of Drug Administration
Postresuscitation Care
Neonatal Transport
Specific Situations
Psychological and Emotional Support
The Paramedic's Role in Caring for Pediatric Patients
Emergency Medical Services for Children
Growth and Development Review
Anatomy and Physiology Review
General Principles of Pediatric Assessment
General Principles of Patient Management
Specific Pathophysiology, Assessment, and Management
Infants and Children with Special Needs
Recommended Childhood Immunization Schedule
Demographics, Epidemiology, and Societal Issues
Living Environments and Referral Sources
Physiological Changes of Aging
General Principles in Assessment of the Geriatric Patient
System Pathophysiology, Assessment, and Management
Abuse and Neglect
Elder Abuse
Child Abuse
Sexual Assault
Patients with Special Challenges
Physical Challenges
Mental Challenges
Pathological Challenges
Culturally Diverse Patients
Terminally Ill Patients
Patients with Communicable Diseases
Financial Challenges
Acute Interventions for the Home Health Care Patient
Overview of Home Health Care
General Principles of and Management
Specific Acute Home Health Care Interventions
Ambulance Operations
Ambulance Standards
Checking Ambulances
Ambulance Stationing
Safe Ambulance Operation
Aeromedical Transportation
Medical Incident Command
Incident Command System
Mass Casualty Incidents
Principles and Technology of Triage
Critical Incident Stress Management
Rescue Awareness and Operations
Appropriate Training for Rescue Operations
Phases of a Rescue Operation
Rescuer Personal Protective Equipment
Surface Water Rescue
Hazardous Atmospheres
Highway Operations
Hazardous Terrain
Assessment Procedures During Rescue
Crime Scene Awareness
Approaching the Scene
Dangerous Residence
Dangerous Highway Encounters
Violent Street Incidents
Violent Groups and Situations
Safety Tactics
Tactical Patient Care
EMS at Crime Scenes
Hazardous Materials Incidents
Scope of Hazardous Materials
Laws and Regulations
Identification of Hazardous Materials
Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment
Health Hazards
Response to Hazardous Materials Emergencies
Medical Monitoring and Rehabilitation
Emergency Management of Contaminated Patients
Decontamination of Rescue Personnel and Equipment
Overview of Training Requirements for EMS Personnel Responding to a Hazardous Materials Incident as Established by OSHA/EPA and the NFPA
OSHA/EPA Training Requirements
NPFA 473: Competencies for EMS Personnel Responding to Hazardous Materials Incidents
Bioterrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction
History of Biological Weapons
Critical Biological Agents
Methods of Dissemination
Specific Biological Threats
Nuclear and Radiological Threats
Incendiary Threats
Specific Chemical Threats
Explosive Threats
Department of Homeland Security
General Guidelines for Emergency Response
Personal Protective Equipment for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Agents
Emergency Drug Index (EDI)
CCT Appendix: Advanced Practice Procedures for the Critical Care Paramedic
Illustration Credits
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