A fun and informative approach to learning, this book brings together a range of case studies from within prehospital care covering various conditions and situations which you may face working in an ambulance setting.
Paramedic Case Studies will guide you through a number of detailed and descriptive scenarios, putting you at the centre of the action, each accompanied by full-colour illustrations to help set the scene and aid your understanding. Readers are encouraged to think critically through ‘what would you do next?’ questions, highlighting appropriate actions for each situation and how to achieve the best outcomes for your patient. Originally published as monthly instalments in Standby CPD, each case study has been brought up to date with the latest guidance and research. It also features brand new content, not published anywhere else before.
Evidence-based throughout, each chapter provides up-to-date discussions on treatment and management as well as in-depth information on anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology.
- Airway and breathing
- Medical emergencies
- Obstetrics and gynaecology
- Mental health
- Older people
This unique book is an essential resource for anyone working in the ambulance service who wants to test their knowledge of current and frequently encountered areas of paramedic practice, as well as those who are not yet qualified.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- About the Authors
- List of Abbreviations and Acronyms
- Chapter 1: Airway and Breathing
- Chapter 2: Circulation
- Chapter 3: Disability
- Chapter 4: Exposure
- Chapter 5: Medical Emergencies
- Chapter 6: Trauma
- Chapter 7: Obstetrics and Gynaecology
- Chapter 8: Paediatrics
- Chapter 9: Mental Health
- Chapter 10: Older People
This fantastic book really is a must! Wonderfully written, easy to read and well-structured. It takes real life case studies, explores underpinning theory and illustrates clear application to contemporary clinical practice. This is definitely no dry academic text! The humour in this book makes it a genuine pleasure to read and provides thought provoking questions making it feel like an interactive experience. This effortless way of closing the theory-practice gap and ensuring continual professional development for both students and qualified paramedics is inspired.
Sarah Christopher, Paramedic Lead/Programme Lead for Paramedic Science, University of Lincoln.
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