For courses in Advanced Medical Life Support, Paramedic, Continuing Education and In-Service Training. Can be used for the NAEMT AMLS course and is also a perfect compliment to the medical sections of a paramedic course.
Going well beyond the DOT paramedic curriculum, this text offers a high level–yet practical–approach to the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of the full range of adult medical emergencies. Each chapter discusses realistic methods that a seasoned EMS practitioner would use–moving from assessment-based procedures with initial management of the threats, to field diagnosis and management of treatable underlying causes. Assumes a familiarity with anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology, and an overall understanding of the nature of medical emergencies.
- Assessment of the Medical Patient
- Airway Management, Ventilation and Oxygen Therapy
- IV Access and Medication Administration
- Hypoperfusion (Shock)
- Dyspnea, Respiratory Distress or Respiratory Failure
- Chest Pain
- Altered Mental Status
- Acute Abdominal Pain
- Gastrointestinal Bleeding
- Seizures and Seizure Disorders
- Headache, Nausea and Vomiting
- Putting It All Together: Case Studies
APPENDIX A Pharmacology Index
APPENDIX B Electrocardiographic Interpretation
APPENDIX C Anatomy and Physiology Illustrations
APPENDIX D Normal Laboratory Values
Twink Dalton is a nurse and a paramedic. She worked as an Emergency Department nurse, worked with EMS training programs, was a trauma coordinator and worked with the Omaha Fire Department and Pridemark Paramedic Services. She is now the Director of the EMS Division of the Mountain View Fire Protection District. Twink lectures nationally and is a well known author.