Critical Care Transport

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Welcome to the gold standard in critical care transport training. Published in conjunction with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), and endorsed by the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and the International Association of Flight and Critical Care Providers (IAFCCP), Critical Care Transport, Second Edition, offers cutting-edge content relevant to any health care provider training in critical care transport. Authored by leading critical care professionals from across the country, Critical Care Transport, Second Edition, contains state-of-the-art information on ground and flight transport that aligns with the latest evidence-based medicine and practices. Content includes information specific to prehospital critical care transport, such as flight physiology, lab analysis, hemodynamic monitoring, and specialized devices such as the intra-aortic balloon pump. Standard topics such as airway management, tra
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction and Overview of Critical Care Transport
1
Chapter 2 MedicalLegal Issues
18
Chapter 3 Patient Safety
34
Chapter 4 Aircraft Fundamentals and Flight Physiology
52
Chapter 5 Patient Assessment
86
Chapter 6 Respiratory Emergencies Airway Management and Ventilation
110
Chapter 7 Critical Care Pharmacology
182
Chapter 8 Laboratory Analysis and Diagnostic Studies
232
Chapter 14 Hemodynamic Monitoring and Circulatory Support
537
Chapter 15 Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary Emergencies
606
Chapter 16 Endocrine Emergencies
666
Chapter 17 Environmental Emergencies
688
Chapter 18 Infectious and Communicable Diseases
709
Chapter 19 Toxicologic Emergencies
768
Chapter 20 Obstetric and Gynecologic Emergencies
808
Chapter 21 Neonatal Emergencies
843

Chapter 9 Resuscitation Shock and Blood Products
260
Chapter 10 Trauma
302
Chapter 11 Neurologic Emergencies
363
Chapter 12 Burns
433
Chapter 13 Electrophysiology Cardiac Devices and Transport Management
457
Chapter 22 Pediatric Emergencies
887
Chapter 23 Bariatric and Special Situations
932
Glossary
960
Index
994
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With more than 38,000 members, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (aaos.org or orthoinfo.org), is the premier not-for-profit organization that provides education programs for orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals, champions the interests of patients and advances the highest quality of musculoskeletal health. Orthopaedic surgeons and the Academy are the authoritative sources of information for patients and the general public on musculoskeletal conditions, treatments and related issues. More than one in four Americans have bone or joint health problems, making them the greatest cause of lost work days in the U.S. When orthopaedic surgeons restore mobility and reduce pain, they help people get back to work and to independent, productive lives. Orthopaedic surgeons keep this "Nation in Motion." To learn more about A Nation in Motion campaign, or to read hundreds of patient stories or to submit your own story, visit ANationInMotion.org.

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