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The Textbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care and CPR
edited by John M. Field

The Textbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care and CPR is the first complete, clinically oriented reference textbook in emergency cardiovascular care and CPR.

The Textbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care and CPR translates bench research to the clinician's bedside needs and addresses end-of-life issues.


1. Acute Coronary Syndromes

  1. Pathophysiology and Initial Triage of Acute Coronary Syndromes
  2. Sudden Cardiac Death: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, and Future Directions
  3. Evaluation, Differential Diagnosis, and Approach to the Patient with Possible Acute Coronary Syndrome
  4. Community and Prehospital Strategies for Managing Patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes
  5. Emergency Department Management of Acute Coronary Syndromes
  6. Heart Failure and Acute Pulmonary Edema in the Emergency Department
  7. Cardiogenic Shock Complicating Acute Coronary Syndromes
  8. Ultrasonography in Emergency Cardiovascular Care
2. Basic Life Support

  1. Pathophysiology of Cardiac Arrest
  2. Circulatory Adjuncts to Improve Coronary Perfusion Pressure
  3. Basic Life Support: Science to Survival
3. Defibrillation

  1. Restoring Life: The Story of Human Defibrillation and Modern CPR
  2. Defibrillation: Practice
  3. Ventricular Fibrillation and Defibrillation: Experimental and Clinical Experience with Waveforms and Energy
4. Airway Management in Basic and Advanced Life Support

  1. Respiratory Physiology in ECC: Principles of Oxygenation and Ventilation
  2. Monitoring and Maintaining a Patent Airway
  3. Oxygen Administration and Supraglottic Airways
  4. Endotracheal Intubation and Management of the Difficult Airway
5. Arrhythmias

  1. Life-Threatening Arrhythmias: Evaluation, Identification, and Assessment
  2. The Electrophysiology of Arrhythmias
  3. Pulseless Cardiac Arrest
  4. Tachycardia with Pulses: Narrow and Wide
  5. Bradycardiac
  6. Electrical Therapies

6. Pharmacology in Emergency Cardiovascular Care

  1. Drugs for Control of Rhythm
  2. Cardiovascular Function and Vascular Tone: Physiology for ECC
  3. Nonadrenergic Vasopressors in ECC
7. Post-Cardiac Arrest Syndrome and Management

  1. Post-Cardiac Arrest Syndrome and Management
8. Special Resuscitation Situations

  1. Toxicology in Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  2. Drowning
  3. Hypothermia
  4. Electrical Current and Lightning Injury
  5. Severe, Life-Threatening Asthma
  6. Anaphylaxis
  7. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Pregnancy
9. Stroke

  1. Stroke
10. Ethics

  1. Ethics in Emergency Cardiovascular Care
11. Education and Research

  1. Careers in Resuscitation Medicine


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The Textbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care and CPR
edited by John M. Field
2009 610 pages $128.00 + shipping
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