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cover image - Prehospital Emergency Medicine Secrets, Elsevier E-Book on VitalSource (Retail Access Card)
ISBN: 9780323722704
Page Count: 304
Imprint: Elsevier
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Prehospital Emergency Medicine Secrets, Elsevier E-Book on VitalSource (Retail Access Card)

by Robert P. Olympia, MD, FAAP and Jeffrey S. Lubin, MD,MPH

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  • Contents

    [draft of TOC – upon approval, I would seek additional reviews by experts on contents before finalizing, including Dr. Peter Cameron]

    Top 100 Secrets

    Section 1 History of Emergency Medical Services

      1. History of Emergency Medical Services
      2. Section 2 Emergency Medical Services Operations

      3. Destination Guidelines and Hospital Designation
      4. Emergency Vehicle Operation
      5. EMS System Design
      6. Media and Public Relations
      7. Medical Direction
      8. Medicolegal Issues
      9. Prehospital Communications
      10. Public Health and EMS
      11. Quality Improvement
      12. Research in EMS
      13. Section 3 Personal Safety and Wellness

      14. Critical Incident Stress
      15. Infectious Disease Exposure
      16. Occupational Health Issues in EMS
      17. Scene Safety
      18. Section 4 Adult Medical Care

      19. Decision making and critical interpretation of vital signs
      20. Prehospital physical assessment
      21. Abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea, dehydration
      22. Altered mental status
      23. Arrhythmias
      24. Cardiac arrest, including ECMO
      25. Cardiac emergencies – chest pain, STEMI, ACS, CHF
      26. Cardiac device emergencies – pacemaker/implanted defibrillator dysfunction, left ventricular assist devices
      27. Diabetic emergencies
      28. Gastrointestinal hemorrhage
      29. Hypotension and shock
      30. Infectious disease emergencies/sepsis
      31. Psychiatric emergencies/Care of the agitated or suicidal patient
      32. Obstetrics and Gynecologic emergencies
      33. Overdose
      34. Poisonings
      35. Renal failure and dialysis
      36. Respiratory emergencies – anaphylaxis, COPD, asthma, pneumonia
      37. Seizures
      38. Stroke and TIA
      39. Syncope
      40. Section 5 Adult Trauma Care

      41. General Adult trauma principles and triage
      42. Head injuries and facial trauma
      43. Cervical spine and spinal cord injuries
      44. Chest, abdominal, and pelvic injuries
      45. Extremity injuries
      46. Penetrating injuries
      47. Thermal burns and inhalational injuries
      48. Care of the entrapped patient, including crush injury
      49. Section 6 Pediatric Medical Care

      50. Decision making and critical interpretation of vital signs
      51. Abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea, dehydration
      52. Altered mental status
      53. Cardiac arrest and arrhythmias
      54. Chest pain and syncope
      55. Infectious disease emergencies/sepsis
      56. Prehospital physical assessment
      57. Respiratory distress emergencies – asthma, bronchiolitis, croup, pneumonia, anaphylaxis
      58. Seizures
      59. Shock
      60. Technology dependent children
      61. Poisonings
      62. Section 7 Pediatric Trauma Care

      63. General Pediatric trauma principles and triage
      64. Head injuries and facial trauma
      65. Cervical spine and spinal cord injuries
      66. Chest, abdominal, and pelvic injuries
      67. Extremity injuries
      68. Penetrating injuries
      69. Thermal burns and inhalational injuries
      70. Section 8 Disaster and Multiple Casualty Incidents

      71. General principles in disasters and multiple casualty incidents
      72. Prehospital triage for mass casualties
      73. Mass casualty evacuation and patient movement
      74. Biological terrorism
      75. Chemical terrorism
      76. Radiation and radiation injury
      77. Blast injuries
      78. Hazardous materials response
      79. Tactical EMS
      80. Search and rescue
      81. Community disaster preparedness
      82. Section 9 Wilderness EMS and Austere medicine

      83. General principles in wilderness medicine
      84. Bites, stings, and envenomations
      85. Decompression illnesses
      86. Dysbarisms
      87. Heat related illness
      88. Hypothermia
      89. Lightning and electrical emergencies
      90. Submersion injuries/drownings
      91. Wilderness survival
      92. Section 10 Special Prehospital Situations

      93. Interfacility transport, including Ground Critical Care Transport
      94. Bariatric emergencies
      95. Geriatric emergencies
      96. Aeromedical Transport
      97. Community Paramedicine
      98. Intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and child maltreatment
      99. End of life issues
      100. Section 11 Prehospital Skills and Procedures

      101. Airway Management
      102. Analgesia and sedation
      103. CPR, AED, mechanical compression
      104. Electrocardiogram interpretation
      105. Field amputation
      106. Hemorrhage control
      107. Intravascular/ interosseous access and fluids resuscitation
      108. Oxygenation and ventilation
      109. Perimortem caesarian section
      110. Point of care testing
      111. Procedures in the trauma patient
      112. Splinting and spinal immobilization
      113. Telemedicine and emerging telecommunications
      114. Termination of resuscitation
      115. Transport of the highly infectious patient
  • Robert P. Olympia, MD, FAAP, Professor, Departments of Emergency Medicine & Pediatrics, Penn State College of Medicine, Assistant Director of Research, Department of Emergency Medicine, Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center/ Penn State Children's Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania and Jeffrey S. Lubin, MD,MPH, Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, Department of Emergency Medicine, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania
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