Ambulance Care Essentials

Second
Class Publishing
Class Professional
9781859598528
480

This second edition of Ambulance Care Essentials offers a complete guide to the skills, knowledge and understanding required to work as a support worker or similar within the ambulance service. Covering fundamental elements of the role, the book combines theoretical aspects of communication, legal and ethical issues and safeguarding with more practical areas such as manual handling, medical emergencies and a range of clinical skills. It includes in-depth chapters on the primary areas of patient assessment as well as covering different patient populations across the lifecourse.

Key features include:

Clearly illustrated, step-by-step instructions for range of practical 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 more effectively
Evidence-based throughout and up-to-date with the latest guidance, policy and research
Specific chapters on each area of patient assessment and how to manage this effectively
Chapters dedicated to various patient populations such as obstetrics, paediatrics and older people
In-depth chapter on supporting senior clinicians and how best to assist the paramedic as a support worker

This second edition has been brought up to-date with the latest national guidance. The book is appropriate for a Level 3 diploma course or similar that qualifies you to work as a support worker and 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: Scene Assessment

Chapter 8: Patient Assessment

Chapter 9: Airway

Chapter 10: Breathing

Chapter 11: Circulation

Chapter 12: Disability

Chapter 13: Exposure

Chapter 14: Medical Emergencies

Chapter 15: Trauma

Chapter 16: Assisting the Paramedic

Chapter 17: Obstetrics

Chapter 18: Children and Infants

Chapter 19: Learning Disabilities

Chapter 20: Older People

Chapter 21: Cardiac Arrest

Glossary
References
Index

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