9780323071604

Advanced Medical Life Support: An Assessment-Based Approach

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  • ISBN13:

    9780323071604

  • ISBN10:

    0323071600

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/1/2011
  • Publisher: JONES & BARTLETT PUBLISHERS
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Summary

AMLS Advanced Medical Life Support is the only textbook approved for use by NAEMT's Advanced Medical Life Support course. It provides comprehensive, evidence-based coverage of basic and advanced concepts with an emphasis on critical thinking, leading to better outcomes for patients. The AMLS Assessment Pathway makes it easy to develop a treatment plan for specific medical conditions. No other book can match its in-depth coverage of advanced medical life support! Provides CEUs for First Responders, EMTs, paramedics, nurses, and physicians; sends proceeds from the course to the NAEMT to support the profession; can be incorporated into initial training or as a stand-alone continuing education course; promotes critical thinking as the foundation for providing quality care. AMLS is a continuing education program authored and administered by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), a well-respected international organization. The latest, most accurate, comprehensive information is provided by NAEMT and follows industry standards. Full-color illustrations and design make learning easier and more interesting. Coverage of basic and advanced concepts incorporates the latest research developments, and is suitable to both beginning and experienced prehospital care providers, emergency and critical care nurses, and emergency physicians. Expert U.S. and international reviewers ensure that the material is accurate, current, and universal. The AMLS Assessment Pathway makes it easy to develop a treatment plan for specific medical conditions. Chapter outlines provide a quick overview of each chapter's content. Chapter Goal and Learning Objectives show at a glance the most important information in each chapter. Key terms help in learning key vocabulary and reinforce basic concepts. Rapid Recall boxes highlight helpful mnemonics. Chapter scenarios put concepts into real-world context. Chapter quizzes include a variety of question types to reinforce key concepts and retention of information. Bulleted chapter summaries and Putting It All Together sections reinforce major concepts and tie information together.

Table of Contents

Advanced Medical Life Support Assessment for the Medical Patient
Altered Mental Status and Neurologic Changes
Respiratory Dysfunction
Hypoperfusion
Chest Discomfort
Endocrine, Metabolic, and Environmental Disorders
Abdominal Discomfort
Infectious Diseases
Toxicological Emergencies
The AMLS Assessment Pathway
12-Lead Review
Normal Lab Values
Rapid Sequence Intubation
Drug Profiles
Quiz Answers
Glossary
Index
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