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The Pocketbook of Emergency Care is the first text designed for use by the professional paramedic at the roadside. The contents are formatted to be easily accessible when specific informatoin is required in an emergency situation. Although arimed at paramedics it is a useful, practical handbook for emergency medical technicians, advanced first aiders, combat medical technicians and practitioners of emergency medical care in remote and rural environments. The book covers the immediate management of acute medical emergencies, major trauma, minor injuries and environmental problems as well as covering the interaction with other emergency services and coping with major incidents. The Pocketbook is an up-to-date synopsis of pre-hospital emergency medicine and includes the most recent European Resuscitation Council algorithms along with recent military medical advances in the management of major trauma patients. The text is based on the popular Emergency Care Textbook for Paramedics, also published by Saunders Elsevier, which can be used as a reference text in conjunction with the Pocketbook.

• essential guidelines for paramedic practice
• presented in at-a-glance format for quick reference
• illustrated
• flexicover for durability

As societies become more complex and interconnected, the global risk for catastrophic disasters is increasing. Demand for expertise to mitigate the human suffering and damage these events cause is also high. A new field of disaster medicine is emerging, offering innovative approaches to optimize disaster management. Much of the information needed to create the foundation for this growing specialty is not objectively described or is scattered among multiple different sources. Now, for the first time, a coherent and comprehensive collection of scientific observations and evidence-based recommendations with expert contributors from around the globe is available in Koenig and Schultz's Disaster Medicine: Comprehensive Principles and Practices. This definitive work on Disaster Medicine identifies essential subject matter, clarifies nomenclature, and outlines necessary areas of proficiency for healthcare professionals handling mass casualty crises. It also describes in-depth strategies for the rapid diagnosis and treatment of victims suffering from blast injuries or exposure to chemical, biological, and radiological agents.

The Only First Responder Training Program Endorsed By A National Organization, First Responder, Fourth Edition Continues With An Assessment-Based Approach To First Responder Training. The Fourth Edition Fully Integrates The 2005 CPR And ECC Guidelines And Includes New Chapters On: Communications And Documentation; Geriatric Emergencies; And Terrorism Awareness. Designed To Meet The Needs Of Law Enforcement Personnel, Fire Fighters, Rescue Squad Personnel, Athletic Trainers, College Students, And Laypersons, The New Features Found In The Fourth Edition Will Help Students Take The Next Step Toward Becoming Outstanding First Responders. These Features Include: Endorsement By The American Academy Of Orthopaedic Surgeons; You Are The Provider, Attention-Grabbing Case Studies Found In Every Chapter; Special Population Tips, Disucssing The Specific Needs And Emergency Care Of Special Populations, Including Pediatric, Geriatric, And Special Needs Patients; Enhanced Skill Drills; And First Responder Practical Skills Review DVD, Packaged Free With The Fourth Edition. The Fourth Edition Fully Integrates The 2005 CPR And ECC Guidelines And Includes New Chapters On: ++ Communications And Documentation ++ Geriatric Emergencies ++ Terrorism Awareness Designed To Meet The Needs Of Law Enforcement Personnel, Fire Fighters, Rescue Squad Personnel, Athletic Trainers, College Students, And Laypersons, The New Features Found In The Fourth Edition Will Help Students Take The Next Step Toward Becoming Outstanding First Responders. These Features Include: ++ Endorsement By The American Academy Of Orthopaedic Surgeons ++ You Are The Provider, Attention-Grabbing Case Studies Found In Every Chapter ++ Special Population Tips, Discussing The Specific Needs And Emergency Care Of Special Populations, Including Pediatric, Geriatric, And Special Needs Patients ++ Enhanced Skill Drills ++ First Responder Practical Skills Review DVD, Packaged Free With The Fourth Edition

"A wonderful picture of an important period in the practice of medicine in the United States." (from the Foreword by Peter Rosen, MD) Here is the very first book to comprehensively explore the evolution of the field of emergency medicine -- from its origins following World War II, through the sociopolitical changes of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, to the present. First-hand narratives from more than 45 founders and pioneers of emergency medicine provide a vivid portrayal of the important events and viewpoints that have given rise to today's practice.

  • Represents the first comprehensive history of emergency medicine as a specialty.
  • Provides first-hand oral histories from more than 45 of the key figures who witnessed and helped to shape the developments chronicled in the book.
  • Offers keen insights into how the sociopolitical changes of the 1950s through 1970s influenced public health, health care delivery, and emergency medicine.
  • Includes many unique photographs of important leaders in emergency medicine.

The official publication of the Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association, this comprehensive and timely text is the standard reference for flight nurses and other health professionals involved in medical transportation. Its new title reflects the role and presence of not only flight or air nurses, but also that of surface transport nurses. The contemporary, collaborative focus in each unit emphasizes the role of all team members. Each clinical chapter consistently covers epidemiology, anatomy and physiology and/or pathophysiology, and specific conditions - with case studies and notes for assessment and treatment

  • Comprehensive discussions are presented for diseases or injuries commonly encountered in flight and ground nursing - including pathophysiology, assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Detailed coverage of management issues is offered - including scene management, communication, safety, disaster management/triage, quality management, and marketing/public relations.
  • Competencies for each clinical chapter identify key components to providing effective patient care.
  • Case studies are presented at the end of each clinical chapter to help readers apply the information presented.
  • Content emphasizes practical application to prepare the reader for practice.
  • A discussion of the role of air and ground nurses as members of a team is provided, and the roles of the various team members are differentiated so they can more effectively collaborate in patient care and transport.


  • Each section stresses the collaborative focus that emphasizes the role of all team members.
  • Content meets the educational and reference needs of readers dedicated to expert care delivery in transport, including paramedics, physicians, respiratory therapists, pilots, mechanics, and communication specialists.
  • A new unit on the History and Current Role of Ground and Air Transport Nurses includes chapters on the History of Patient Transport (Chapter 1), Preparation for Practice (Chapter 2), Certification (Chapter 3), Members of the Transport Team (Chapter 4), and Research and Quality Management (Chapter 5).
  • The new unit on Patient Care Issues includes three new chapters that cover legal, ethical, and family issues to provide the reader with a better understanding of the different situations they might encounter in the field.
  • The Management unit features a new chapter on Accreditation for Air and Ground Medical Transport.
  • The Selected Patient Populations unit conveniently groups discussions of pregnant, neonatal, and pediatric patients.
  • A new appendix describes international patient transport and the goals of other transport associations.

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.

Fully revised and updated, the Oxford Handbook of Emergency Medicine is the definitive, best-selling guide for all of the common conditions that present to the emergency department. Whether you work in emergency medicine, or just want to be prepared, this book will be your essential guide. Following the latest clinical guidelines and evidence, written and reviewed by experts, this handbook will ensure you are up to date and have the confidence to deal with all emergency presentations, practices, and procedures. In line with the latest developments in the field, such as infection control, DNR orders, advanced directives and learning disability, the book also includes new sections specifically outlining patient advice and information, as well as new and revised vital information on paediatrics and psychiatry. For all junior doctors, specialist nurses, paramedics, clinical students, GPs and other allied health professionals, this rapid-reference handbook will become a vital companion for both study and practice.

Principles of Pathophysiology and Emergency Medical Care relates pathophysiological principles to emergency care of medical disorders. Material conforms to the 1999 EMT-Paramedic Curriculum objectives. Many illustrations and tables highlight important concepts that appeal to the visual learner. In-depth coverage of shock, acid-base, environmental and toxicological emergencies not found in other pathophysiology texts, but necessary for the EMS professional. (key words: pathophysiology, EMS, Emergency Medical Services)