Emergency Medical Patients
Assessment, Care, and Transport
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|Format:||Paperback / softback, 508 pages|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 March 2011|
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.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Assessment of the Medical Patient Chapter 2: Critical Thinking and Decision Making Chapter 3: The Difficult Airway (Sample Chapter) Chapter 4: States of Hypoperfusion and Shock Chapter 5: Dyspnea, Respiratory Distress, or Respiratory Failure Chapter 6: Chest Discomfort or Pain Chapter 7: Altered Mental Status Chapter 8: Acute Abdominal Discomfort or Pain Chapter 9: Gastrointestinal Bleeding Chapter 10: Seizures and Seizure Disorders Chapter 11: Syncope Chapter 12: Headache, Nausea, and Vomiting Appendix A: Waveform Capnography Appendix B: Electrocardiographic Interpretation Appendix C: Normal Laboratory Values
|Publisher: ||Prentice Hall|
|Dimensions: ||27.18 x 21.34 x 1.78 centimeters (0.94 kg)|