ALS for the BLS Provider Field Guide
Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Oct 5, 2009 - Medical - 182 pages
The ALS for the BLS Provider Field Guide is a tool that allows first responders and EMT-Basics to provide quality assistance to their ALS counterparts. The guide is a ready review of the most critical skills that BLS providers may be asked to assist with in the field. This durable, water-resistant field guide features bulleted text and illustrations that guide BLS personnel through critical knowledge and skills and will enable them to better recognize, assist, and anticipate the needs of an ALS provider.
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