International Trauma Life Support

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-07-30
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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This practical, hands-on training book offers Paramedics and advanced providers a complete reference covering all skills necessary for rapid assessment, resuscitation, stabilization, and transportation of the trauma patient. For more than 25 years, ITLS has been at the forefront of trauma education at all levels of prehospital care worldwide. This latest edition continues the tradition of excellence by refining and updating the rapid assessment, resuscitation, stabilization, and transport of the trauma patient. This expanded edition conforms to the most recent AHA guidelines for artificial ventilation and CPR. New key features include: new flow sheets, new and expanded appendices, including Tactical EMS, updated photo and art program through out, and a CD-ROM with review questions, games, animations, and much more!For advanced providers, EMS workers, and nurses, MDs, and others in the trauma care field. Its comprehensive appendices make this book an excellent handy reference.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Scene Size-up
Assessment and Initial Management of the Trauma Patient
Patient Assessment Skills
Initial Airway Management
Airway Management Skills
Thoracic Trauma
Thoracic Trauma Skills
Shock Evaluation and Management
Fluid Resuscitation Skills
Head Trauma
Spinal Trauma
Spine Management Skills
Abdominal Trauma
Extremity Trauma
Extremity Trauma Skills
Trauma in Children
Trauma in the Elderly
Trauma in Pregnancy
Patients Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs
The Trauma Cardiopulmonary Arrest
Standard Precautions in the Prehospital Setting
Optional Skills
Optional Skill
Digital Intubation Optional Skill
Transillumination (Lighted Stylet)Optional Skill
Translaryngeal Jet Ventilation Optional Skill
Pharyngotracheal Lumen Airway Optional Skill
Esophageal Tracheal Combitube Optional Skill
King LT-D AirwayOptional Skill
Laryngeal Mask AirwayOptional Skill
Adult Intraosseous InfusionOptional Skill
Rapid Sequence Intubation
Communications with the Receiving Hospital
Documentation: The Patient Care Record
Trauma Care in the Cold
Role of the Medical Helicopter
Trauma Scoring in the Prehospital Care Setting
Drowning, Barotrauma, and Decompression Injury
Injury Prevention and the Role of the EMS Provider
Multicasualty Incidents and Triage
Agricultural Rescue Course Overview
ITLS Access Overview
Tactical EMS
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