Avoiding Common Prehospital ErrorsAvoiding Common Prehospital Errors

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 ...

Author: Corey M. Slovis

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9781451131598


Page: 440

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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.

Avoiding Common Errors in the Emergency DepartmentAvoiding Common Errors in the Emergency Department

Spaite DW, Joseph M. Prehospital cricothyrotomy: An investigation of indications, technique, complications, and patient outcome. Ann Emerg Med.

Author: Amal Mattu

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9781451152852


Page: 1152

View: 123

This pocket book succinctly describes 400 errors commonly made by attendings, residents, medical students, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants in the emergency department, and gives practical, easy-to-remember tips for avoiding these errors. The book can easily be read immediately before the start of a rotation or used for quick reference on call. Each error is described in a short clinical scenario, followed by a discussion of how and why the error occurs and tips on how to avoid or ameliorate problems. Areas covered include psychiatry, pediatrics, poisonings, cardiology, obstetrics and gynecology, trauma, general surgery, orthopedics, infectious diseases, gastroenterology, renal, anesthesia and airway management, urology, ENT, and oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Prehospital Emergency PharmacologyPrehospital Emergency Pharmacology

Radio communications , both initial and subsequent , should refer to the patient
by this designation to help avoid confusion both in the field and at medical control
. Right Medication A common error in prehospital drug administration is ...

Author: Bryan E. Bledsoe


ISBN: UOM:39015050013088


Page: 485

View: 561

This pharmacology book and handy reference is a complete guide to the most common medications used in prehospital care. It reflects current trends in prehospital care and the most recent drug information. This revision will update the book to cover the current AHA guidelines for cardiac care and will be updated to include the most recent drug information available. Chapter topics include pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics; administration of drugs; drug dosage calculations; fluids, electrolytes, and IV therapy; the automatic nervous system; drugs used in the treatment of emergencies: cardiovascular, respiratory, metabolic-endocrine, neurological, obstetrical and gynecological, toxicological, behavioral, and gastrointestinal; and drugs used in pain management. For practicing paramedics.

Paramedic Crash Course with Online Practice TestParamedic Crash Course with Online Practice Test


Author: Christopher Coughlin

Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.

ISBN: 9780738688763


Page: 352

View: 666

REA’s Paramedic Crash Course® Everything You Need for the Exam – in a Fast Review Format! From the Author of REA’s Best-selling EMT Crash Course® REA’s Paramedic Crash Course® is the only book of its kind for the last-minute studier or any prospective Paramedic who wants a quick refresher before taking the National Registry Paramedic (NRP) Exam. Targeted, Focused Review – Study Only What You Need to Know Written by Dr. Christopher Coughlin, an EMS Program Director and paramedic with 27 years of experience, Paramedic Crash Course® relies on the author’s careful analysis of the exam’s content and actual test questions. It covers only the information tested on the exam, so you can make the most of your valuable study time. Our fully indexed targeted review covers all the official test categories including airway and breathing, medical emergencies, trauma, special patients, and EMS operations. Expert Test-taking Strategies Our experienced author explains the structure of the exam, so you know what to expect on test day. He also shares detailed question-level strategies and shows you the best way to answer questions. By following our expert tips and advice, you can score higher on every section of the exam. Full-length Online Practice Exam The book comes with a true-to-format online practice test with diagnostic feedback, topic-level scoring, and detailed answer explanations to help students gauge their test-readiness. No matter how or when you prepare for the Paramedic Exam, REA’s Paramedic Crash Course® will show you how to study efficiently and strategically, so you can get a great score!

Ciottone s Disaster MedicineCiottone s Disaster Medicine

Premature termination of thawing is a common error in the treatment of frostbite. Avoid prehospital thawing if there is a possibility of refreezing.

Author: Gregory R. Ciottone

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323286657


Page: 1013

View: 279

The most comprehensive resource of its kind, Ciottone's Disaster Medicine, 2nd Edition, thoroughly covers isolated domestic events as well as global disasters and humanitarian crises. Dr. Gregory Ciottone and more than 200 worldwide authorities share their knowledge and expertise on the preparation, assessment, and management of both natural and man-made disasters, including terrorist attacks and the threat of biological warfare. Part 1 offers an A-to-Z resource for every aspect of disaster medicine and management, while Part 2 features an exhaustive compilation of every conceivable disaster event, organized to facilitate quick reference in a real-time setting. Quickly grasp key concepts, including identification of risks, organizational preparedness, equipment planning, disaster education and training, and more advanced concepts such as disaster risk reduction, tactical EMS, hazard vulnerability analysis, impact of disaster on children, and more. Understand the chemical and biologic weapons known to exist today, as well as how to best manage possible future events and scenarios for which there is no precedent. Be prepared for man-made disasters with new sections that include Topics Unique to Terrorist Events and High-Threat Disaster Response andOperational Medicine (covering tactical and military medicine). Get a concise overview of lessons learned by the responders to recent disasters such as the earthquake in Haiti, Hurricane Sandy, the 2014 Ebola outbreak, and active shooter events like Sandy Hook, CT and Aurora, CO. Learn about the latest technologies such as the use of social media in disaster response and mobile disaster applications. Ensure that everyone on your team is up-to-date with timely topics, thanks to new chapters on disaster nursing, crisis leadership, medical simulation in disaster preparedness, disaster and climate change, and the role of non-governmental agencies (NGOs) in disaster response - a critical topic for those responding to humanitarian needs overseas. Expert Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, references, and videos from the book on a variety of devices.

Applied Paramedic Law Ethics and Professionalism Second Edition eBookApplied Paramedic Law Ethics and Professionalism Second Edition eBook

Case 12.2 The safe paramedic You are called to a patient with chest pain. ... errors are common, and may lead to serious consequences for the patient.

Author: Ruth Townsend

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780729587396


Page: 383

View: 491

Applied Paramedic Law, Ethics and Professionalism brings together the legal and ethical principles relevant to paramedic profession in the Australian and New Zealand contexts. Written by Ruth Townsend and Morgan Luck, the text explores and explains the practical application of these principles through the use of case studies and paramedic-specific scenarios. An indispensable guide for student paramedics, and those already in the profession, the text helps to develop an awareness of the legal and ethical principles that guide professional practice. By engaging with the text, readers develop an understanding of the implications of their decisions and actions in a range of situations, as well as an understanding of their professional responsibilities. Additional case studies and short answer questions to support further learning Additional resources on Evolve eBook on VitalSource Student and instructor resources Multiple choice questions Case studies Instructor resources PowerPoints Short answer questions Essay questions Thoroughly revised content to reflect updated national standards for education and practice, the national Code of Conduct and guidelines set by the Paramedic Board of Australia New chapters on privacy, employment law and research An eBook included in all print purchases

Prehospital Care of Pediatric EmergenciesPrehospital Care of Pediatric Emergencies

It is a common error to collect far too many fields and , having expended a large amount of energy and resources to do so , to have inadequate time and ...

Author: James S. Seidel

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 0867205059


Page: 291

View: 172

The prehospital care of infants and children presents many unique challenges. This book provides the reader with special topics and techniques for assessment, as well as clear, step-by-step interventions for managing the care of critically ill or injured children. Each chapter provides an assessment-based approach to pediatric emergency care, a wealth of information, and detailed algorithmic formats for providing care to children.

Nancy Caroline s Emergency Care in the StreetsNancy Caroline s Emergency Care in the Streets

For this reason, colloids are rarely used in the prehospital setting. ... to detail will help prevent mental and procedural errors while starting the IV.

Author: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS),

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 9781449693725


Page: 1800

View: 569

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!

EMT Prehospital CareEMT Prehospital Care

Items How Entered Run data Often preprinted ... fill in boxes , completely
avoiding stray marks Identifying number Date Times Service Unit Crew Name
Address Date of birth Age ... Some common situations that occur everywhere
include the correction of errors , reporting exposure to infectious diseases , and
on - the - job injury .

Author: Mark C. Henry

Publisher: W.B. Saunders Company

ISBN: 0721661017


Page: 788

View: 395

This 2nd edition has been completely revised to reflect the new DOT curriculum guidelines for EMT education. The sections of the text are organized to correspond exactly with the DOT curriculum's "assessment-based" approach. Assessment and treatment protocols present essential information on all of the most common presenting complaints. Protocols are set apart from the text to help summarize key signs, symptoms, and treatment methods. Skill performance sheets are provided for all of the skills in the DOT curriculum. Plus, enrichment materials expand on the basics without interrupting the flow of essential information.

Prehospital Emergency Care and Crisis InterventionPrehospital Emergency Care and Crisis Intervention

Always build a crib to guard against equipment failures or operator errors. 2. ...
The PTO shaft is the second most common cause of accidents, and the accidents
most often occur in fall in fall or winter when a farmer's ... As you remove the
patient, make sure that all rescuers and onlookers stand clear to avoid further
injury. 4.

Author: Brent A. Hafen

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0893039780


Page: 752

View: 602

Emergency Medical ServicesEmergency Medical Services

The most egregious error a ratory efforts are deemed insufficient , more e -
opener healthcare provider can make , second to labelaggressive ... All patients ,
including those who consumption is common . Avoid using kide to two or more of
these questions is admit to having consumed only “ two beer " ' and ney - shaped
emesis basins to contain ... Never its use is not yet widespread , some EMS sys
withhold dextrose or glucose paste for fear of tems utilize breathalyzer - type
devices ...



ISBN: NWU:35558005511254



View: 148

Prehospital Behavioral Emergencies and Crisis ResponsePrehospital Behavioral Emergencies and Crisis Response

The truth should be spoken consistently, and inadvertent errors must be ... Information can guide and direct people, encourage them to avoid danger zones, ...

Author: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS),

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 9781449662325


Page: 298

View: 705

Prehospital Behavioral Emergencies and Crisis Response was designed to complement Jones & Bartlett Learning's Continuing Education series. This resource educates readers on the crisis and behavioral health issues of patients in the prehospital environment. Separated into three parts, coverage includes: the acute behavioral crisis, chronic mental health issues, and prehospital response. Prehospital Behavioral Emergencies and Crisis Response simplifies various types of diagnosed mental disorders such as mood, personality, eating, and sleeping, as well as schizophrenia and psychosis. This is a great resource for continuing education courses and is also appropriate for any basic, intermediate, or paramedic prehospital provider course. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.

Prehospital Systems and Medical OversightPrehospital Systems and Medical Oversight

In the recent past , maximum EMS response was always sent to avoid errors in
judgment . Today , however , medical ... to maximal response thinking . Because
combined fire and EMS dispatch is common , EMS medical directors must have ...

Author: Alexander Kuehl

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015032148994


Page: 492

View: 350

(1E 1989 titled EMS Medical Directors' Handbook) Incl. rick mgmt/education/ethical issues/nurses/catastrophies/etc.

Pediatric and Neonatal Tests and ProceduresPediatric and Neonatal Tests and Procedures

Successful prehospital endotracheal intubation appears to correlate with
resuscitation from cardiopulmonary arrest in ... A length - based resuscitation tool
( e.g. , the Broselow tape ) helps to avoid common errors in memorization of age

Author: H. William Taeusch

Publisher: Saunders

ISBN: UOM:39015034516859


Page: 686

View: 162

Covering the major pediatric and pediatric surgical subspecialties, this text thoroughly discusses common methods and procedures needed in the field of pediatrics. It includes sections on body systems such as cardiovascular, pulmonary, CNS, eyes/ears/nose/throat, fluid/metabolic, renal, gastrointestinal, endocrine, hematological, and musculoskeletal; it also focuses on common lab techniques, clinical data management, trauma, and more. COMPREHENSIVE - Provides complete information for those needing to know the preparation, indications, problems, pain management and requirements for medical procedures and tests carried out on kids. All pediatric age groups are included - helping readers provide exemplary care to all patients, from neonates to teens. EASY TO UNDERSTAND - Clearly describes the basics - such as what normal lab values are and how to perform routine assessments - and offers must-have details on less common, more specialized techniques and approaches. EASY TO REFERENCE - Organized by systems (pulmonary, cardiac, GI, etc.) as well as by type of emergency procedure (neonatal, resuscitative, emergency dept, etc.). CONTRIBUTED BY THE BEST - Features 58 authorities chosen for their technical expertise. Advice is dependable - and easy to follow. FULLY ILLUSTRATED - Presents hundreds of beautiful figures to clarify and support the text.

Paramedic CareParamedic Care

Principles and Practice - Introduction to Advanced Prehospital Care Bryan E.
Bledsoe, Robert S. Porter, Richard A. Cherry ... Traps of interviewing , or common
errors made when listening and providing feedback to patients , include the ... the
public's trust and avoiding behaviors that might be interpreted as abuse of power

Author: Bryan E. Bledsoe

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: PSU:000065044612


Page: 738

View: 587

Completely updated in a new 3rd edition and written by the best-selling author team of Bryan E. Bledsoe D.O., F.A.C.E.P., EMT-P, Robert S. Porter M.A., NREMT-P, and Richard A. Cherry , M.S., NREMT-P , this student-friendly easy to understand series covers the DOT National Standard Curriculum . This book provides an overview of a Paramedic's role and Paramedic systems. Also covered are illness and injury prevention, medical/legal aspects, ethics, pathophysiology, pharmacology, medication administration, therapeutic communications, life span development, and airway management.

Pediatric Emergency MedicinePediatric Emergency Medicine

Successful prehospital intubation is correlated with resuscitation from full arrest in
the patient under 18 months . ... Legible wall charts or pocket " code cards ” help
avoid common errors in memorization of age - adjusted weights , blood ...

Author: Moses Grossman

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: UOM:39015018915622


Page: 732

View: 416

Includes CV & pulmonary emergencies/pain syndromes/trauma/ prehosp. care/toxicology/organ system dis./patient transfer.

Pediatric Emergency Care SystemsPediatric Emergency Care Systems

In some emergencies , brief on - scene evaluation time is sometimes critical to
avoid unnecessary morbidity and mortality . ... Biotelemetric transmission of
cardiac rhythms — a common prehospital assessment in adults — is rarely
helpful in children , who do not usually present with primary cardiac disease . ...
Most grievous errors in pediatric prehospital care are due to failure to adequately
perform BLS .

Author: Ronald A. Dieckmann


ISBN: UOM:39015029198341


Page: 494

View: 911

Patient entry into emergency care system/prehospital care/ hospital care/personnel training & function/administration.

Prehospital CarePrehospital Care

Levering against the teeth is a common error and there is little excuse for it . The
Sellick ... Unrecognized misplacement or displacement of the tube is a constant
threat in the field , and every precaution must be taken to avoid either . IOM IT -.p

Author: Victoria L. Cleary

Publisher: Aspen Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015011643668


Page: 369

View: 822

This book contains information needed to establish and effectively manage a base hospital, focusing on team building practices and human resources management, and addresses commonly encountered problems, controversies, and trends in patient management. it includes numerous tables, figures, appendix, and sample forms. Written and edited by experienced directors, teachers, managers, and providers of prehospital care.