Advanced Medical Field Guide
Advanced Medical Field Guide is a quick reference for the myriad medical emergencies encountered by ALS providers, ranging from stroke and cardiovascular issues, seizures, and respiratory disorders, to metabolic conditions and endocrine emergencies. This guide lists the management techniques associated with treating victims of medical emergencies, includes a pharmacology section identifying the various medications used to manage medical conditions, and offers a quick reference assessment section listing exam items used to identify medical problems.
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