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First Aid, CPR, and AED by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Staff; Alton L. Thygerson; American College of Emergency Physicians StaffThis manual is developed for use within First Aid, CPR, and AED training courses offered through the Emergency Care & Safety Institute. Based on the 2010 International Consensus Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC), the Standard First Aid, CPR, and AED, Sixth Edition student manual ideal for use within training courses designed to certify individuals in first aid, CPR, and AED. More than a stand-alone text, this student manual is the center of an integrated teaching and learning system that offers many resources to better support instructors and prepare students.About the Emergency Care and Safety InstituteThe Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI) is an internationally renowned organization that provides training and certifications that meet job-related requirements as defined by regulatory authorities such as OSHA, The Joint Commission, and state offices of EMS, Education, Transportation, and Health. ECSIs courses are delivered throughout a range of industries and markets worldwide, including colleges and universities, business and industry, government, public safety agencies, hospitals, private training companies, and secondary school systems.
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Paramedics by Bob Fellows; Sarah Fellows"A great book written by a truly medical family ... This book will prove invaluable to the student paramedic and a great aid to the practicing paramedic ... The case studies are thought provoking and give an opportunity for students to learn about situations they will encounter during their careers and experienced paramedics and practitioners the opportunity to reflect on similar cases and question their practice ... I would highly recommend this book." Paul Bates (Paramedic), Higher Education Programme Manager, London Ambulance Service NHS Trust, UK "Individuals new to pre-hospital care will find this text well structured and clear. The informative introduction and subsequent case studies are written in an easy to read question and answer style. These provide a starting point for the reader to undertake further focused reading and investigation. A helpful text for students who are new to caring for patients, in the pre-hospital environment." Amanda Blaber, Senior Lecturer, University of Brighton, UK "This book presents a series of medical vignettes of varying complexity. It discusses the differential diagnosis and clinical care, offering important background knowledge to assist the Paramedic in following the best clinical pathway. Fellows and Fellows provide the vital link between the classroom and reality, removing the mysticism from the complex and ever changing world of pre-hospital care" Dr David Zideman, Clinical Lead - Emergency Medical Care, London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games "This is a great introductory text ... The language is easy to read and does not use over complicated medical jargon, which can be off putting for novice students (and experienced ambulance personnel alike!) whilst introducing the reader to 'ambulance language'. The comprehensive glossary is an unexpected find and a fabulous revision tool, explaining many difficult medical concepts and conditions." Emma Redwood, State Registered Paramedic, University of Northampton, UK "Until now there have been very few books that outline the importance of all stages of the care received by a patient. This book fills that gap without overwhelming those new to the paramedic profession. In addition it works well as a supplementary book for anyone working in the pre-hospital field to remind them the importance of seeking a differential diagnosis and not jumping to any conclusions ... A good book for paramedic students to read and enjoy." Ruth Lambert, Student Paramedic, University of Northampton, UK This accessible book will help both practising and student paramedics prepare to deal with 25 of the most commonly seen pre-hospital care scenarios, as well as to revise for practical exams. Part of a new Case Book series, the book starts with a description of the patient history and examination, then challenges you to spot important signs, determine a likely diagnosis and make important management decisions. This technique helps to cement prior knowledge and teach both scientific and practical knowledge, both vital for today's paramedic. By looking at the journey of the patient and paramedic, the authors provide a more complete understanding of the care pathway, helping you to be aware of signs of severe illness and develop safe practice. In addition, the book: Encourages you to develop knowledge of pathophysiology, pharmacology and out of hospital emergency treatment plans to point of handover at definitive care Covers a wide range of scenarios, from everyday situations to more complex Contains practical cases, checklists, clinical tools, key information boxes and clear answers to clinical questions The book is written by a unique father and daughter author team, with the complementary perspectives of a paramedic educator and a student.
Publication Date: 2012-02-01
Assessment Skills for Paramedics by Amanda Blaber; Graham Harris"This book provides a helpful and comprehensive insight into the role of the paramedic. It utilises a variety of experts within the field to illustrate many of the issues often confronted by those working within this area ... Ideally suited for those starting a career in the out-of hospital setting, as well as experienced paramedics." John Donaghy, Principal Lecturer & Professional Lead, Paramedic Science, University of Hertfordshire, UK "This book is the first of its kind in the paramedic world and acts to cover every important topic needed to have an appreciation for health related research ... The format is easy to follow and helps the reader to have a foundation knowledge of the language and terminology used within the research world ... This book should be a must have for any student paramedic and will be invaluable to those writing dissertations or studying health related research." Ruth Lambert, Student, University of Northampton, UK This book is the ideal resource for paramedics and student paramedics looking for a quick reference guide to help develop their assessment skills. This handy pocket sized book can be used by students for exam revision, or by paramedics en-route to a call, to revisit key points and further refine their skills. Divided into body systems, the book takes the reader through the considerations and actions required for each type of emergency presentation. The book also: Takes a systematic format of assessment which mirrors current UK and International practice Assists student paramedics in identifying 'time critical' problems and appropriate 'possible actions to be taken' Includes specific chapters in the specialist fields of paediatric assessment and neonatal assessment and care Considers the social, ethical and legal factors that might impact on care Uses mnemonics, cases, diagrams and photographs to demonstrate and reinforce key points Written by experienced paramedics, specialist health care professionals and doctors, this book will enhance knowledge and encourage accurate, timely and thorough assessment of patients across the lifespan. Contributors:Denise Aspland, Chris Baker, Kevin Dark, Rehan-Uddin Khan,Matthew Lane, Jaqualine Lindridge, Mathew Millman,Nandiran Ratnavel, James Rouse, Nigel Ward and Mark Whitbread.