Ambulance Care Essentials

Author: Richard Pilbery,Kris Lethbridge
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781859595824
Page: 362
View: 9470

Ambulance Care Essentials

Author: Richard Pilbery
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781859595831
Page: 384
View: 8085
Ambulance Care Essentials is an exciting new approach to learning for support workers and others working in ambulance services, in both the NHS and private sectors. It covers everything you need to know to be an effective memebr of an ambulance crew.

Ambulance Care Practice

Author: Richard Pilbery,Kris Lethbridge
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781859596067
Page: 500
View: 1338
Preliminary Edition Ambulance Care Practice is an essential guide to the curriculum for trainee associate ambulance practitioners. Key features of the book and online materials are: In line with the National Education Network for Ambulance Services standards Illustrated throughout with anatomical drawings and photographs Procedures boxes which take you step by step through essential clinical skills Chapters on mental health and end of life care which are specific to associate ambulance practitioner level Evidence-based throughout and referenced to the latest guidance, research and policy Key points to guide you through the book."

    • Medical

Essentials of Paramedic Care

Author: Bryan E. Bledsoe,Robert S. Porter,Richard A. Cherry
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780130987921
Category: Medical
Page: 2132
View: 9066
Essentials of Paramedic Care presents the knowledge of emergency care in an accurate, standardized, and clear manner. This book is based upon the 1998 USDOT National Standard Curriculum for the EMT Paramedic, helping readers prepare to be excellent care providers in any emergency situation. Clearly written and well-organized, this book covers the fundamentals of paramedic practice including pathophysiology, pharmacology, medication administration, and advanced airway management; assessment skills; trauma emergencies; medical emergencies; and neonatal, pediatric, geriatric, home health care, specially challenged patients, incident command, ambulance service, rescue, hazardous material, and crime scene operations. For paramedics and those working in the field of advanced prehospital care.

    • Business & Economics

Leadership Essentials for Emergency Medical Services

Author: John R. Brophy
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 0763758752
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 115
View: 4661
Leadership Essentials for Emergency Medical Services will aide in the development of leaders and leadership skills in the emergency medical services. This course will cover a variety of leadership topics, including making the transition from EMS provider to leader, the ethics and psychology of leadership, mentoring, leading change, and the leader's role in performance improvement. Part of the EMS Continuing Education series, the text is also ideal for use as a professional reference.

    • Computers

Essentials of Emergency Care

Refresher for EMT-B
Author: Daniel Limmer,Bob Elling,Michael F. O'Keefe,Edward T. Dickinson
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780130945594
Category: Computers
Page: 552
View: 5594
Designed for experienced EMT-Bs, this book thoroughly but concisely covers topics related to the infrequently used skills and knowledge required for a re-certification exam. It also provides new information and skills in chapters discussing such topics as medical and legal issues; the human body; lifting and moving; assessment of trauma, medical, pediatric, and geriatric patients; communications and documentation; general pharmacology, respiratory and cardiac emergencies; allergic reaction; bleeding and shock; soft tissue injuries; infants and children; ambulance operations; and gaining access and rescue. For emergency medical technicians.

    • Business & Economics

Essentials for the Improvement of Healthcare Using Lean & Six Sigma

Author: D.H. Stamatis
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439846025
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 463
View: 3850
Essentials for the Improvement of Healthcare Using Lean & Six Sigma is all about real and immediate quality improvement. Written by D.H. Stamatis, a renowned expert in organizational development and quality, the book addresses concerns that can be ameliorated with minimal government intervention. Detailing immediate paths for improvement fundamental to primary care, hospitals, and managed care, the book: Introduces much-needed mechanics of change, including transitioning from hierarchical groups to interactive inclusionary teams Focuses on customer satisfaction as a key indicator of quality Explains how Lean and Six Sigma tools can be readily applied to healthcare Spotlights primary care, including how to define and redesign its process and develop better metrics Presents IT applications that will improve billing, documentation, and patient care Examines Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award criteria as it applies to healthcare Illustrates quality improvements and best practices through real world case studies Includes a companion CD with Six Sigma forms and formulas, Lean improvement tools, and other quality tools and worksheets Whether you think advances in technology and medicine, coupled with freedom of choice, makes the U.S. healthcare system the best in the world, or whether you believe growing costs, regulatory morass, and a tort-obsessed culture drop it to the bottom; it is evident that the processes currently employed and the subsequent defensive medicine philosophy that has resulted will not be able to meet the future demands of our aging society. Through Six Sigma and Lean, this text moves the focus from reactive controls to the proactive efficiency required to implement real and sustainable quality improvements that will allow us to forge a system that is all about wellness.

    • Games & Activities

The Essential Hand & Foot

Author: Harry Wastrack
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462843255
Category: Games & Activities
Page: 83
View: 4734
In the late 1940s and early 1950s, Canasta was all the rage. Fast forward forty years or so. Canasta is still played, though mostly by people who learned the game more than a generation ago. However, somewhere (I do not know exactly where) someone (I do not know exactly who) decided that Canasta needed to have new life breathed into it, thus this new variation called Hand & Foot. It only takes a quick practice hand to teach the gist of the game. Though its similarities to Canasta are unmistakable, Hand & Foot is an edgier game that allows players to be more aggressive. Everyone has a strategy, some quite elaborate, others quite generic, but the caveat to each is if the cards cooperate. The luck of the draw is a variable everyone has to take into account. Among Hand & Foot players there are often heard frustrated sighs and disgusted groans. There is also breathless anxiousness as players sweat out an opponents turn hoping they will not go out before a Foot can be played or a red three can be discarded. Like a spirited game of Monopoly, Hand & Foot tends to bring out elements of personality heretofore unknown among its players, you know, sort of a playful viciousness. It only takes one round of Hand & Foot for a new player to recognize the objectives and basic strategies,and the opportunities for deviousness. Also, while a veteran player who plays a solid game has a definite advantage, a novice can have fun and even prevail. It cannot be taken for granted that the best and most experienced player at the table will win a game of Hand & Foot. The cards do not always allow that. And there is that adrenaline rush that comes from just barely pulling out a win. It is probably that adrenaline rush that makes the game so addictive. This is why someone who has just played his first game of Hand & Foot will invariably insist on right away playing a second he thinks he has figured it out. The Essential Hand & Foot for the first time codifies the rules of the game, holding to the common basics and incorporating the best of the regional variations. It also explains why some players consistently win more than others using such ploys as "priming the pump" and the "honey pot," and why picking a pile containing red threes can sometimes be a good thing. When was the last time you had a blast playing cards?

    • Juvenile Nonfiction


Author: Michelle Levine
Publisher: First Avenue Editions
ISBN: 0822599236
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 1308
Simple text describes how ambulances rush to emergencies to take hurt or sick people to the hospital, including how the lights and siren operate and where the emergency medical technicians store their equipment.

    • Medical

Essentials of Aggression Management in Health Care

Author: Steven Scott Wilder,Chris Sorensen (CHPA.)
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780130131300
Category: Medical
Page: 152
View: 3661
Two seasoned professionals in healthcare aggression management analyze specific cases of violence and examine alternative approaches to facilitate safer outcomes. Applicable to pre-hospital, acute care and long term care, the book provides readers with de-escalation techniques and step-by-step guidelines for recognizing and diffusing aggressive behavior before it becomes violent. Features guidelines and techniques for defusing aggressive behavior in EMS, Hospitals/Clinics, workplace, domestic violence and gang situations. Features the "Prevent" Plan for Violence and the Aggression Continuum. For all levels of care providers who may face the potential of aggressive or violent action against them.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Bad Call

A Summer Job on a New York Ambulance
Author: Mike Scardino
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316469602
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
View: 8422
An adrenaline-fueled read that will stay with you long after the you turn the final page, BAD CALL is a "compulsively readable, totally unforgettable"* memoir about working on a New York City ambulance in the 1960s. (*James Patterson) Bad Call is Mike Scardino's visceral, fast-moving, and mordantly funny account of the summers he spent working as an "ambulance attendant" on the mean streets of late-1960s New York. Fueled by adrenaline and Sabrett's hot dogs, young Mike spends his days speeding from one chaotic emergency to another. His adventures take him into the middle of incipient race riots, to the scene of a plane crash at JFK airport and into private lives all over Queens, where New Yorkers are suffering, and dying, in unimaginable ways. Learning on the job, Mike encounters all manner of freakish accidents (the man who drank Drano, the woman attacked by rats, the man who inflated like a balloon), meets countless unforgettable New York characters, falls in love, is nearly murdered, and gets an early and indelible education in the impermanence of life and the cruelty of chance. Action-packed, poignant, and rich with details that bring Mike's world to technicolor life, Bad Call is a gritty portrait of a bygone era as well as a bracing reminder that, though "life itself is a fatal condition," it's worth pausing to notice the moments of beauty, hope, and everyday heroism along the way.

    • Transportation

The Ambulance

A History
Author: Ryan Corbett Bell
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786438118
Category: Transportation
Page: 382
View: 9064
Over several centuries the ambulance has evolved from horse-drawn wagons designed to remove wounded soldiers from the battlefield into high-speed emergency rooms on wheels, staffed by skilled professionals. This thorough history follows the ambulance through every phase, focusing not just on the vehicles but on their role within the developing medical systems they served, as well as the political, social and economic influences that have shaped their advancement. Topics include the critical role of police ambulances in the development of the first emergency medical services, the history of the ambulance intern, breakthroughs in ambulance design and function from the horse-drawn days to the present, notable women in ambulance development, and a fresh look at the first organized paramedic services. More than 275 photographs and other illustrations accompany the text.

    • Medical

Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics

Author: Kate Curtis,Clair Ramsden
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0729579824
Category: Medical
Page: 1494
View: 6724
Emergency and Trauma Care is written for Australian emergency care providers including paramedics, emergency nurses, pre-hospital care providers, nurse practitioners, general practice nurses and allied health practitioners including occupational therapists and physiotherapists who are caring for trauma patients. This book follows the patient journey from pre-hospital to definitive care. Using a body systems approach, each chapter provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of adult and paediatric emergencies. Implications for clinical practice is supported by chapters of professional practice, clinical skills, research, evidence-based practice, and legal, ethical and cultural issues. Clinical assessment, physiology, management and rationale for intervention of common and not so common emergency presentations are provided, with each chapter providing clear and relevant examples for both Paramedics and Nurses. Emergency and Trauma Care brings together a team of highly respected clinical practitioners and academics to deliver the most up-to-date text dealing with the practical procedures and evidence experienced by emergency and trauma care providers every day. Chapter 2 Pre-hospital care overview in Australia and NZ Chapter 10 Scene assessment, management and rescue Chapter 11 Pre-Hospital Clinical Reasoning, Triage and Communication Pre-hospital and emergency nursing considerations included in all relevant chapters Chapter 5 Cultural Considerations in Emergency Care addresses cultural diversity, beliefs and values and focuses on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and Maori health Chapter 19 Resuscitation includes advanced life support, airway management and incorporates the 2010 Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines Chapter 37 People with disabilities provides assessment, examination and communication strategies for working with clients with intellectual and physical disabilities Section 5 focuses on examination and communication strategies for working with unique population groups, including the elderly, disabled, obstetric and paediatric patients Section 6 details major trauma assessment and management, blast injury, and trauma to specific body regions Essentials outline the main points addressed in each chapter Practice tips assist with communication skills, procedures and assessment Case studies supported by questions throughout Summaries and Key points, review questions, web links and references provide for consolidation and further research. Evolve resources include Power point slides, 30 additional Case studies, image bank, web links Three paramedic specific chapters (including scene assessment and management)

    • Medical

Disease Control Priorities, Third Edition (Volume 1)

Essential Surgery
Author: Haile T. Debas,Peter Donkor,Atul Gawande,Dean T. Jamison,Margaret E. Kruk,Charles N. Mock
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 1464803676
Category: Medical
Page: 442
View: 2894
Essential Surgery is part of a nine volume series for Disease Control Priorities which focuses on health interventions intended to reduce morbidity and mortality. The Essential Surgery volume focuses on four key aspects including global financial responsibility, emergency procedures, essential services organization and cost analysis.

    • Medical

Intermediate Emergency Care

Author: Bryan E. Bledsoe,Richard A. Cherry,Robert S. Porter
Publisher: Brady
Category: Medical
Page: 428
View: 4661

    • Medical

Nancy Caroline’s Emergency Care in the Streets

Author: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS),Nancy L. Caroline
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 1284104885
Category: Medical
Page: 2500
View: 1625
This fully updated training system covers every competency statement of the National EMS Education Standards for Paramedics with clarity and precision in a concise format that ensures student comprehension and encourages critical thinking.

    • Medical

Medication Safety

An Essential Guide
Author: Molly Courtenay,Matt Griffiths
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139482424
Category: Medical
Page: N.A
View: 612
The supply and administration of medicines is an area of practice in which a number of healthcare professionals (e.g. nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals) are involved. Prescribing is a relatively new role which many of these healthcare professionals have adopted. Medication Safety focuses on promoting safety in the delivery of medicines. Chapters explore the various stages in the medication process including safety in prescribing, dispensing and administering drugs. Adverse reactions, parenteral administration, dosage calculations, safety with controlled drugs, and reporting errors and near misses are all addressed in evidence-based contributions from a highly experienced team of contributors. This text is essential reading for all healthcare professionals involved in the delivery of medicines to patients.

    • First aid in illness and injury

First Aid Manual

The Authorised Manual of St. John Ambulance, St. Andrew's Ambulance Association, and the British Red Cross
Author: St. John Ambulance,Margaret Austin,St. Andrew's Ambulance Association,British Red Cross Society
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
ISBN: 9781405335379
Category: First aid in illness and injury
Page: 288
View: 3766
Expert first aid for your home – fully revised and updated 9th editionFrom first-aid essentials to life-saving procedures, it’s worth having someone who knows what they are doing to cope with life’s little (and big) emergencies. The latest edition of this best-selling manual, published in association with the UK's three leading first-aid providers, gives you the knowledge you need instantly if someone falls ill or gets hurt.Brand new live-action step-by-step photographs show you how to treat casualties and over 100 medical conditions and injuries, from minor burns to heart attacks. Find information on the latest life-saving procedures and resuscitation guidelines as well as basic first aid techniques, like bandaging and applying dressings. Plus, new chapters explain what it’s like being a first aider, what to do in an emergency situation and how to look after a casualty. Keep it handy – for home, for work and for leisure.

    • Humor

Blood, Sweat, and Tea

Real-Life Adventures in an Inner-City Ambulance
Author: Tom Reynolds
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 0740788973
Category: Humor
Page: 288
View: 2670
An alluring mix of humor, bravery, cynicism, and compassion." --London Daily Telegraph It's the stuff of Grey's Anatomy, House, and ER--only these events aren't unfolding on a Hollywood soundstage. Have you ever wondered what's going on inside the ambulance screaming past you during your rush-hour commute? Since 2003, Tom Reynolds (writing under an alias so as not to get sacked from his job), has kept a blog where he chronicles the day-in, day-out realities of his life on the job as an EMT with the London Ambulance Service. By turns both poignant and profound, Reynolds's writing captures the very essence of life and death. From the mundane to the surreal, from the heartwarming to the cynical, from the calm to the frenetic, more than 300 entries from his popular blog at are included in the book. Dear Mr. Alcoholic: Would you mind awfully not swearing at me, taking a swing at me, or exposing yourself to me? I have quite enough abuse from the nondrunks out there. . . . Still, at least your fists are easy to dodge, and if I stop holding you up, you fall over. The author's hugely popular blog, Random Acts of Reality, has been named Medgadget Best Medical Blog and Best Literary Medical Blog.