For courses in Basic Trauma Life Support and Paramedic courses.This textbook offers Paramedics and advanced providers a complete course covering all the skills necessary for rapid assessment, resuscitation, stabilization, and transportation of the trauma patient. The fourth edition has been updated and revised to include the latest information on spinal trauma, thoracic trauma, pediatrics, head trauma, airway management, bloodborne pathogens, multicasualty incidents and triage. It also covers three new skills: using a pulse oximeter, a laryngeal mask airway, and the new adult intraosseous infusion device. This field-tested book conforms to the latest DOT curriculum with a completely revised chapter on patient assessment and a new chapter that integrates the mechanisms of injury into the complete process of evaluating the injury scene.
Table of Contents
1. Scene Size-Up. 2. Assessment and Initial Management of the Trauma Patient. 3. Patient Assessment Skills. 4. Initial Airway Management. 5. Airway Management Skills. 6. Thoracic Trauma. 7. Thoracic Trauma Skills. 8. Shock Evaluation and Management. 9. Fluid Resuscitation Skills. 10. Head Trauma. 11. Spinal Trauma. 12. Spine Management Skills. 13. Abdominal Trauma. 14. Extremity Trauma. 15. Extremity Trauma Skills. 16. Burns. 17. Trauma in Children. 18. Trauma in the Elderly. 19. Trauma in Pregnancy. 20. Patients Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs. 21. The Trauma Cardiorespiratory Arrest. 22. Blood and Body Fluid Precautions in a Prehospital Setting. Appendix A: Optional Skills. Appendix B: Radio Communications. Appendix C: Documentation: The Written Report. Appendix D: Trauma Care in the Cold. Appendix E: Role of the Air Medical Helicopter. Appendix F: Trauma Scoring in the Prehospital Setting. Appendix G: Drowning, Barotrauma, and Decompression Injury. Appendix H: Injury Prevention and the Role of the EMS Provider. Appendix I: Multicasualty Incidents and Triage.