BTLS : Basic Trauma Life Support for the EMT-B and First Responder

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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For First Responder and EMT-B courses, and courses in Basic Trauma Life Support.This textbook offers EMT-Bs and First Responders a complete course covering all the skills necessary for rapid assessment, resuscitation, stabilization, and transportation of the trauma patient. The third edition has been updated and revised to include the latest information on spinal trauma, pediatrics, head trauma, airway management, using a pulse oximeter, bloodborne pathogens, and multicasualty incidents and triage. 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. Shock Evaluation and Management.
8. Head Trauma.
9. Spinal Trauma.
10. Spine Management Skills.
11. Abdominal Trauma.
12. Extremity Trauma.
13. Extremity Trauma Skills.
14. Burns.
15. Trauma in Children.
16. Trauma in the Elderly.
17. Trauma in Pregnancy.
18. Patients Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs.
19. Blood and Body Fluid Precautions in a Prehospital Setting.
Appendix A: Optional Skills.
Appendix B: Radio Communications.
Appendix C: Documentation.
Appendix D: Trauma Care in the Cold.
Appendix E: Role of the Air Medical Helicopter.
Appendix F: Trauma Scoring Systems.
Appendix G: Drowning, Barotrauma, and Decompression Injury.
Appendix H: Injury Prevention and the Role of the EMS Provider.
Appendix I: Multicasualty Incidents and Triage.

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