Nancy Caroline's Emergency Care in the Streets

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, Aug 10, 2010 - Medical - 1800 pages
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Think back to a time when paramedics didn’t exist. When “drivers” simply brought injured patients to the hospital. When the EMS industry was in its infancy. A time before Nancy Caroline. Dr. Caroline’s work transformed EMS and the entire paramedic field. She created the first national standard curriculum for paramedic training in the United States. She also wrote the first paramedic textbook: Emergency Care in the Streets. The impact that Dr. Caroline had on EMS and health care spanned across the U.S. and abroad. From establishing EMS systems to training paramedics, to providing better nourishment and health care for orphans, her work had a profound impact on humanity. Throughout her life, Dr. Caroline brought a sense of excitement, joy, and humor to her work. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is proud to continue Dr. Caroline’s legacy. Her sense of excitement and humor live on in this text, which is dedicated to her. The Sixth Edition honors Dr. Caroline’s work with a clear, fun, understandable writing style for which she was known. Welcome back a familiar training companion to your classroom! Say hello to Sidney Sinus, AV Abe, and a cast of memorable characters and amusing anecdotes. Make learning for your students more fun!
 

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Contents

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Chapter 1
Chapter 5
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SECTION1 Preparatory
The EMTBasic 1 9
EMS Systems Roles and Responsibilities 1 4
Chapter 1
Inserting a Nasal AirWay 11 34
Wentilation Device for COnSciOUS
Head and Face Injuries 21 2
Spine Injuries 22 2
Patients Wearing Helmets 22 24
Detailed Physical Exam 23 16
Thoracic Injuries 23 2
Abdomen Injuries 24 2

Prep Kit 2 25
The WellBeing of the Paramedic 2 2
Chapter 14
Illness and Injury Prevention 3 2
Medical and Legal Issues 4 2
Chapter 9
Withholding or Withdrawing Resuscitation 5 8
Ethical Issues 5 2
Chapter 10
Pathophysiology 6 2
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Characteristics of the Immune Response 6 33
Prep Kit 648
Special Considerations in Drug Therapy 7 9
Drug forms 715
Pharmacology 7 2
Chapter 8
Wascular Access and Medication Administration 8 2
Skill Drill 85 Administering Medication via
Skill Drill 87 Drawing Medication From a Wial 8 41
Late Adults 9 11
Human Development 9 2
Patient Communication 10 2
SECTION2 Airway
Airway Management and Wentilation 11 4
Manual Airway Maneuvers 11 20
Skill Drill 112 Peak Expiratory Flow Measurement 11 20
Chapter 41
Preparing an Oxygen Cylinder for Use 11 36
Transillumination Techniques
Surgical and NonSurgical Airways 11 97
Skill Dril 117
SECTION3 Patient Assessment
Patient Assessment 12 3
Communication Techniques 12 11
Patient History 12 4
Physical Examination 13 2
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Skill Dril131
Cardiovascular System 13 23
Physical Examination 13 2
Skill Dril 137
Nervous System 13 38
Patient Assessment 14 2
Significant Mechanism of Injury 14 25
Critical Thinking and Clinical Decision Making 15 2
Who Needs to Communicate With Whom? 16 5
Communications and Documentation 16 2
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Trauma 17 3
Trauma
Managing Severe Airway Obstruction in
Trauma Systems and Mechanism of Injury 17 4
Bleeding and Shock 18 2
Bleeding and Shock 18 2
Quaternary Phase 19 14
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S0ftTissue Injury 19 2
Chapter 21
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Musculoskeletal Injuries 25 2
Medical 26 3
Medical
Respiratory Emergencies 26 4
Monitoring Devices 26 23
CardioVascular Emergencies 27 2
Neurologic Emergencies 28 2
Neurologic Emergencies 28 2
Endocrine Emergencies 29 2
General Assessment 29 19
Allergic Reactions 30 2
Gastrointestinal Emergencies 31 2
Renal and Urologic Emergencies 32 2
Appendicitis 31 20 Poisoning by Inhalation 33 6
Substance Abuse and Poisoning 33 2
Poisonous Mushrooms 33 34
Hematologic Emergencies 34 2
Hematologic Emergencies 34 2
Environmental Emergencies 35 2
Infectious and Communicable Diseases 36 2
Infectious and Communicable Diseases 36 2
Behavioral Emergencies 37 2
Potential for Violence 37 24
Gynecologic Emergencies 38 2
Physiologic Maternal Changes During Pregnancy 39 6
0bstetrics 39 2
Complications of Pregnancy 39 12
Trauma During Pregnancy 39 18
Special Considerations
Neonatology 40 4
Pediatrics 41 2
Child Abuse and Neglect 41 47
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Geriatrics 42 2
Elder Abuse 43 6
Abuse Neglect and ASSault 43 2
Patients With Special Needs 44 2
Patients With Special Needs 44 2
Acute Interventions for the Chronic CarePatient 45 2
Patients With Gastrointestinal
SECTION7 Operations
Ambulance Operations 46 4
Command Staff 47 7
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Medical Incident Command 47 2
Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction 48 2
Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction 48 2
Rescue Awareness and Operations 49 2
Rescue Awareness and Operations 49 2
Assisting Rescue Crews 49 11
Patient Care 49 26
Hazardous Materials Incidents 50 2
Contamination and Toxicology 50 11
Crimescene Awareness 512
Crime Scene AWareness 51 2
Appendices A 2
Skill DrilA5
Appendix A Cardiac Life Support Fundamentals A 2
Orogastric Tube Insertion 11 51
Glossary G 1
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About the author (2010)

caroline is a md and adjunct professor of critical care medicine, university of pittsburgh school of medicine and medical director

Bob Elling, REMT-P has been involved in EMS since 1975. He is an active paramedic in upstate NY, National Faculty for the AHA, and Regional Faculty for the NYS Bureau of EMS. Bob is also a Professor of Management for Andrew Jackson University as well as a BLS Guidelines 2005 Editor/Writer for the American Heart Association. He has served as a paramedic and lieutenant for NYC EMS, Program Director for the Hudson Valley Community College's Institute of Prehospital Emergency Medicine, Associate Director of the NYS EMS Program, and the Education Coordinator for PULSE: Emergency Medical Update. Bob is an author/coauthor of many books including: Principles of Assessment in EMS and IRM, Why-Driven EMS Enrichment, Co-author of the National First Responder, Paramedic and EMT-Intermediate curricula.

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