Prehospital Emergency Medicine Secrets

Robert P. Olympia (Redaktør) ; Jeffrey S. Lubin (Redaktør)

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For more than 30 years, the highly regarded Secrets Series® has provided students and practitioners in all areas of health care with concise, focused, and engaging resources for quick reference and exam review. Prehospital Emergency Medicine Care Secrets is an all-new addition to this popular series, offering practical, up-to-date coverage of the full range of essential topics in this dynamic field. This new resource features the Secrets' popular question-and-answer format that also includes lists, tables, pearls, memory aids, and an easy-to-read style - making inquiry, reference, and review quick, easy, and enjoyable.

The proven Secrets Series® format gives you the most return for your time - succinct, easy to read, engaging, and highly effective.
Covers the full range of essential topics including disaster and multiple casualty incidents, psychiatric emergencies, and prehospital skills and procedures for in-training or practicing professionals.
Fully revised and updated, including protocols and guidelines that are continuously evolving and that increasingly dictate best practices.
Includes chapters on public health and EMS, infectious disease emergencies/sepsis, telemedicine and emerging telecommunications, transport of the highly infectious patient, mass casualty evacuation and patient movement, biological and chemical terrorism, community disaster preparedness, and airway management, oxygenation, and ventilation.
Top 100 Secrets and Key Points boxes provide a fast overview of the secrets you must know for success in practice and on exams.
Bulleted lists, mnemonics, practical tips from global leaders in the field - all providing a concise overview of important board-relevant content.
Portable size makes it easy to carry with you for quick reference or review anywhere, anytime.
Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

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Contents

[draft of TOC - upon approval, I would seek additional reviews by experts on contents before finalizing, including Dr. Peter Cameron]

Top 100 Secrets

Section 1 History of Emergency Medical Services





History of Emergency Medical Services
Section 2 Emergency Medical Services Operations

Destination Guidelines and Hospital Designation
Emergency Vehicle Operation
EMS System Design
Media and Public Relations
Medical Direction
Medicolegal Issues
Prehospital Communications
Public Health and EMS
Quality Improvement
Research in EMS
Section 3 Personal Safety and Wellness

Critical Incident Stress
Infectious Disease Exposure
Occupational Health Issues in EMS
Scene Safety
Section 4 Adult Medical Care

Decision making and critical interpretation of vital signs
Prehospital physical assessment
Abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea, dehydration
Altered mental status
Arrhythmias
Cardiac arrest, including ECMO
Cardiac emergencies - chest pain, STEMI, ACS, CHF
Cardiac device emergencies - pacemaker/implanted defibrillator dysfunction, left ventricular assist devices
Diabetic emergencies
Gastrointestinal hemorrhage
Hypotension and shock
Infectious disease emergencies/sepsis
Psychiatric emergencies/Care of the agitated or suicidal patient
Obstetrics and Gynecologic emergencies
Overdose
Poisonings
Renal failure and dialysis
Respiratory emergencies - anaphylaxis, COPD, asthma, pneumonia
Seizures
Stroke and TIA
Syncope
Section 5 Adult Trauma Care

General Adult trauma principles and triage
Head injuries and facial trauma
Cervical spine and spinal cord injuries
Chest, abdominal, and pelvic injuries
Extremity injuries
Penetrating injuries
Thermal burns and inhalational injuries
Care of the entrapped patient, including crush injury
Section 6 Pediatric Medical Care

Decision making and critical interpretation of vital signs
Abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea, dehydration
Altered mental status
Cardiac arrest and arrhythmias
Chest pain and syncope
Infectious disease emergencies/sepsis
Prehospital physical assessment
Respiratory distress emergencies - asthma, bronchiolitis, croup, pneumonia, anaphylaxis
Seizures
Shock
Technology dependent children
Poisonings
Section 7 Pediatric Trauma Care

General Pediatric trauma principles and triage
Head injuries and facial trauma
Cervical spine and spinal cord injuries
Chest, abdominal, and pelvic injuries
Extremity injuries
Penetrating injuries
Thermal burns and inhalational injuries
Section 8 Disaster and Multiple Casualty Incidents

General principles in disasters and multiple casualty incidents
Prehospital triage for mass casualties
Mass casualty evacuation and patient movement
Biological terrorism
Chemical terrorism
Radiation and radiation injury
Blast injuries
Hazardous materials response
Tactical EMS
Search and rescue
Community disaster preparedness
Section 9 Wilderness EMS and Austere medicine

General principles in wilderness medicine
Bites, stings, and envenomations
Decompression illnesses
Dysbarisms
Heat related illness
Hypothermia
Lightning and electrical emergencies
Submersion injuries/drownings
Wilderness survival
Section 10 Special Prehospital Situations

Interfacility transport, including Ground Critical Care Transport
Bariatric emergencies
Geriatric emergencies
Aeromedical Transport
Community Paramedicine
Intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and child maltreatment
End of life issues
Section 11 Prehospital Skills and Procedures

Airway Management
Analgesia and sedation
CPR, AED, mechanical compression
Electrocardiogram interpretation
Field amputation
Hemorrhage control
Intravascular/ interosseous access and fluids resuscitation
Oxygenation and ventilation
Perimortem caesarian section
Point of care testing
Procedures in the trauma patient
Splinting and spinal immobilization
Telemedicine and emerging telecommunications
Termination of resuscitation
Transport of the highly infectious patient