Ambulance Care Practice - eBook

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Brought up-to-date with the latest guidance, research and policy, this second edition of Ambulance Care Practice is an essential guide for paramedic students, trainee associate ambulance practitioners, those studying towards a certificate in first response emergency care and other ambulance clinicians. It provides a complete overview of the key skills, knowledge and understanding required to work at ambulance associate practitioner level or similar within the ambulance service, covering theoretical aspects and practical application, as well as a range of different clinical procedures and patient populations.

Key features include:

•Clearly illustrated, step-by-step instructions for range of essential clinical skills and procedures including how to handle different types of trauma and cardiac arrest
•Detailed anatomical diagrams to provide the reader with the necessary context to carry out the practical elements of their job
•Evidence-based throughout and up-to-date with the latest guidance, policy and research
•Specific chapters on each area of patient assessment and specific patient populations and how to manage these effectively
•Chapters relevant to associate practitioner level including drug administration, mental health and end of life care as well as an in-depth chapter on assisting the paramedic. ∙ In line with the National Education Network for Ambulance Services standards

The book covers learning objectives from a range of courses offered by ambulance services. It is an essential resource for anyone wanting to prepare themselves for a role within the ambulance service as well as those hoping to become a more effective member of an emergency ambulance crew.

Chapter 1: The Ambulance Service

Chapter 2: Communication

Chapter 3: Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues

Chapter 4: Safeguarding

Chapter 5: Health and Safety

Chapter 6: Manual Handling

Chapter 7: Drug Administration

Chapter 8: Scene Assessment

Chapter 9: Patient Assessment

Chapter 10: Airway

Chapter 11: Breathing

Chapter 12: Circulation

Chapter 13: Disability

Chapter 14: Exposure and Environment

Chapter 15: Medical Emergencies

Chapter 16: Trauma

Chapter 17: Assisting the Paramedic

Chapter 18: Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Chapter 19: Children and Infants

Chapter 20: Mental Health

Chapter 21: Learning Disabilities

Chapter 22: Older People

Chapter 23: Cardiac Arrest

Chapter 24: End of Life Care


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