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Emergency Care Book from C.H.I.P.S.

The Foundations of Emergency Care
edited by Cliff Evans

Using an evidened-based and protocol driven approach, The Foundations of Emergency Care guides readers through a multitude of common patient scenarios, to help them acquire essential skills in assessment and priority assignment in an emergency care setting.

The Foundations of Emergency Care covers:

  • Cardiac Emergencies: including the new 2006 ALS guidelines
  • Head Injuries
  • Acute Surgical Emergencies
  • Gynaecologic and Obstetric Emergencies
  • Respiratory Emergencies
  • Paediatric Emergencies
  • Minor Trauma Illness
  • Major Trauma
  • Acute Medical Emergencies

Contents

  • Emergency Care
  • Applying Theory to Practice

1. The Initial Assessment: Prioritizing Care Delivery

  • Homeostasis
  • Normal Perfusion
  • Defining Perfusion
  • Defining Shock
  • Types of Shock
  • Hypovolaemic Shock
  • Septic Shock/Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS)
  • Anaphylactic Shock
  • Cardiogenic Shock
  • Neurogenic Shock/Initial Assessment

2. Acute Cardiac Emergencies: Implications in Clinical Practice

  • Prevalence
  • Pathophysiology
  • Acute Coronary Syndromes
  • Unstable Angina
  • Non-ST Elevated Myocardial Infarction (NSTEMI)
  • ST Elevated Myocardial Infarction (STEMI)
  • Initial Assessment
  • Assessing the ECG
  • ECG Recognition: The Basics
  • Treatment Regimens for ACS
  • Atrial Fibrillation/Heart Block Pathophysiology
  • Degrees of Heart Block/Cardiac Arrest Synopsis
  • Advanced Life Support

3. Minor Injury and Illness

  • History Taking
  • Minor Injuries: Wrist and Hand
  • Minor Injuries: Treatment and Management
  • The Elbow
  • The Shoulder
  • The Foot
  • The Ankle/The Knee
  • Wound Assessment
  • Minor Illness

4. Major Trauma: Assessment Prioritization and Initial Treatment

  • Organizaton of Trauma Care
  • The ABCDE Approach to Initial Assessment
  • Airway (with Cervical Spine Control)
  • Advanced Airway Techniques
  • Alternative Airway Management Techniques
  • Breathing (with Ventilation)
  • Circulation (with Haemorrhage Control)
  • Fluid Resuscitation
  • The Chest
  • The Abdomen
  • Diagnostic Perioneal Lavage
  • Focused Abdominal Sonography for Trauma
  • Computed Tonography
  • The Pelvis and Long Bones/Burns
  • Diability
  • Exposure/Environmental Control

5. Gynaecological and Obstetric Emergencies

  • Bleeding in Early and Late Pregnancy
  • Miscarriage: Treatment and Pathophysiology
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Obstetric Haemorrhage
  • Non-pregnant Causes of Vaginal Bleeding
  • Ovarian Cysts/Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • Emergency Care

6. Acute Surgical Emergencies

  • Patient Assessment
  • Appendicitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Bowel Obstruction
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peritonitis
  • Renal Colic
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)

7. The Brain

  • Definition and Prevalence
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Primary Damage and Directional Forces
  • Secondary Damage
  • Types of Head Injury
  • The Assessment
  • Head Injury and Pupillary Changes
  • Continuing Observation

8. Respiratory Emergencies

  • Dyspnoea
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Airway Assessment and Mangement
  • Basic Airway Adjunts
  • Oxygen Delivery Devices
  • Asthma
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Pneumonia

9. Medical Emergencies

  • Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA)
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage
  • Diabetes
  • Acute Confusional States
  • Hyperglycaemia/The National Service Framework for Diabetes
  • Acute Diabetic Emergencies: Hyperglycaemia
  • Self-harming

10. Paediatric Emergencies

  • Anatomical and Physiolgical Differences
  • Recognition of the Unwell Child Using a Rapid Assessment Approach
  • Childhood Asthma
  • Cardiac Arrest in Childhood
  • Meningococcal Disease/Disability
  • The Fitting Child/Exposure/Consent and Treatment
  • Safeguarding Children in the ED

Index

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The Foundations of Emergency Care
edited by Cliff Evans
2007 294 pages $176.95 + shipping
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