Avoiding Common Prehospital Errors

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Sep 26, 2012 - Medical - 452 pages
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Avoiding Common Prehospital Errors, will help you develop the deep understanding of common patient presentations necessary to prevent diagnostic and treatment errors and to improve outcomes. Providing effective emergency care in the field is among the most challenging tasks in medicine. You must be able to make clinically vital decisions quickly, and perform a wide range of procedures, often under volatile conditions. Written specifically for the prehospital emergency team, this essential volume in the Avoiding Common Errors Series combines evidence-based practice with well-earned experience and best practices opinion to help you avoid common errors of prehospital care. Look inside and discover... • Concise descriptions of each error are followed by insightful analysis of the “hows” and “whys” underlying the mistake, and clear descriptions of ways to avoid such errors in the future. • “Pearls” highlighted in the text offer quick vital tips on error avoidance based on years of clinical and field experience. • Focused content emphasizes "high impact" areas of prehospital medicine, including airway management, cardiac arrest, and respiratory and traumatic emergencies.
 

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Contents

Airway Management
3
Which patients should undergo RSI? Its not just about
11
Problems encountered with movement and airway
25
laryngoscope away BenjaminJ Lawner
31
new perspectives
38
BenjaminJ Lawner
44
tough tube P Marc Fischer Kevin G Seaman
54
Avoid becoming a patient when transporting
60
Pediatric Emergencies
219
Eric Clauss Lee Blair
225
Laurie MacPherson Lawrence
232
Julie Phillips
237
AeromedicalCritical Care Considerations
247
choose
260
its about
266
how to identify
274

Jeremy Brywczynski
73
Fear the elderly patient with new onset wheezing
80
Dont forget CPAP in prehospital respiratory distress
85
To PE or not to PE? Dont forget embolism in the patient
91
Be vigilant for stridor in adults JeffBeeson
99
Toxic inhalation pitfalls J Brent Myers
105
Cardiac Emergencies and
111
David Lehrfeld
121
Management of Cardiac Arrest
133
Dont overlook the uses of capnography in cardiac arrest
137
facility Bruce G Vanhoy
146
Chest compressions are your most advanced
152
Know when to say when termination of resuscitation
160
Do not fail to ensure quality chest compressions
166
no one codes alone
172
trauma Emergencies
179
Be sure to avoid these pitfalls in confirming death at scene
186
Stephen Bock
197
A J Kirk
208
incident Commanddisaster
281
Dont forget the special populations that require special
287
Understand how your PPE works before the big
293
Know the principles of disaster management
299
Ensure optimal communication between all parties
305
Customer ServiceMedicolegal
311
Dont fail to manage the difficult but still manageable
318
Dont drop the ball in the dispatch center Roger M Stone
326
Dont post patient or family info on social media
334
Dont be guilty of showing negligence R Jack Ayres
340
Dont make these errors in managing medications
347
Consider physical restraint as a last resort option
355
Dont assume the intoxicated patient is just drunk
361
Dont miss the diagnosis of excited delirium
368
Be wary of the suicidal patient Amanda G Wilson
377
Dont get tangled up in a cord emergency
385
neurologic Emergencies
401
Those may be stroke symptoms and the patient should
415
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