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EMS A Practical Global Guidebook (with available iPad and iPhone apps)

ISBN: 978-1-60795-043-1

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August  2010
668 Pages; Softcover
ISBN 13: 978-1-60795-043-1
ISBN 10: 1-60795-043-X
US $79.95
 
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Judith E. Tintinalli, MD, MS
Department of Emergency Medicine,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill                                        
Professor and Chair Emeritus, Department of Medicine,
School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC                                                         
Peter Cameron MBBS, MD, FACEM
Monash University
Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Academic Director of the Emergency
and Trauma Centre,  The Alfred Hospital,
Head of the Prehospital, Emergency and Trauma Group
and Associate Director of the National Trauma Research Institute
 
James Holliman, M.D.
Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, George Washington University           
Program Manager, Afghanistan Healthcare Sector Reachback Project; Professor of Military and Emergency Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
 
Description
 
EMS: A Practical Global Guidebook is the first international resource for EMS services edited by an international team of experts.

The World Health Organization recognizes that each year more than 100 million people worldwide sustain injuries, that more than five million people die from violence and injury, and that 90% of the global burden of violence and injury mortality occurs in low- and middle-income countries.
 
The WHO also recognizes that improved organization and planning for provision of trauma and emergency care is an essential part of integrated health-care delivery that it plays an important role in preparedness for, and response to, mass-casualty incidents. EMS organization and planning lowers mortality, reduces disability, and prevents other adverse health outcomes arising from the burden of everyday injuries.
 
In response to a growing need for coordination and communication across nations and cultures, this book is designed to help the Global EMS community come together to establish and develop coordinated components of global and national EMS systems.
 
Key Features
 
  • International editorial and author team
  • Highly illustrated with four-color illustrations and photographs
  • Extensive, descriptive procedures section
  • Website with updated content and links to videos
  • First International resource for EMS physicians, paramedics, EMTs, and health policymakers. Comprehensive in theory and in practice.
  • Chapters written by world authorities in prehospital care, with narratives describing the challenges to EMS development around the world
  • Global focus to EMS organization to match unique needs and environments
 
CONTENTS
Contents
PART 1 FOUNDATIONS 1
CHAPTER 1
Standard EMS Terms and Definitions
 
CHAPTER 2
International EMS Development
 
CHAPTER 3
Historical Timeline of
International Events
 
CHAPTER 4
Structures of Different National
EMS Systems
 
CHAPTER 5
EMS Interactions with
Governments
 
CHAPTER 6
EMS and Public Services: Lessons
Learned in Lebanon
 
CHAPTER 7
EMS Role in Public Health and
Public Education
 
CHAPTER 8
EMS Research
 
PART 2 BASICS OF
ORGANIZATION 107
CHAPTER 9
First Responders and Bystanders
 
CHAPTER 10
Staffing of Ambulances
 
CHAPTER 11
EMS Medical Directors
 
CHAPTER 12
Training Programs and
Standardized Curricula
 
APPENDIX 1
An EMS-Specific Syllabus 153
APPENDIX 2
Example of History and Examination
Section Taken from an EMS-Specific
Curriculum 155
APPENDIX 3
Example of Core Module Taken from
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Masters of Science for Prehospital
and Emergency Care 157
 
CHAPTER 13
EMS Health, Safety, and
Wellness Issues
CHAPTER 14
Dispatch and Communication Systems
 
CHAPTER 15
Patient Data Records and
Patient Handover
 
CHAPTER 16
Development of an EMS Quality
Improvement Program
 
CHAPTER 17
EMS Vehicles
 
CHAPTER 18
Ambulance Station Design
 
CHAPTER 19
EMS Equipment
 
CHAPTER 20
Financing of EMS Systems and
Cost-Effectiveness
 
PART 3 PROTOCOLS AND
PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 21
EMS Clinical Care Protocols
 
APPENDIX 1
Example of a Protocol for Body Substance
Isolation Guidelines
 
CHAPTER 22
Airway Management
 
CHAPTER 23
Parenteral Access: IV, IO, IM,
Rectal, Nasal
 
CHAPTER 24
Cardiac Defibrillation and
External Pacing
 
CHAPTER 25
Therapeutic Hypothermia After Outof-
Hospital Cardiac Arrest
 
CHAPTER 26
ECG Interpretation
 
CHAPTER 27
Prehospital Fibrinolysis
 
CHAPTER 28
Prehospital Stroke Assessment
 
CHAPTER 29
Helmet Removal
 
CHAPTER 30
Spinal Immobilization
 
CHAPTER 31
Stabilization of Pelvic Fractures
 
CHAPTER 32
Extremity Splinting and Care
of Open Fractures
 
CHAPTER 33
Pulseless Extremity
 
CHAPTER 34
Impaled Objects
 
CHAPTER 35
Hemorrhage Control
 
CHAPTER 36
Eye Injuries
 
CHAPTER 37
Burns
 
CHAPTER 38
Snake Bites
 
 
CHAPTER 39
Prehospital Pain Management
 
CHAPTER 40
Obstetrics and Gynecology
 
CHAPTER 41
Pediatric Procedures
 
CHAPTER 42
Trauma Assessment
 
PART 4 SPECIAL SITUATIONS 545
CHAPTER 43
Pediatric Care in EMS
 
CHAPTER 44
EMS Violence
 
CHAPTER 45
EMS in Rural and Wilderness Areas
 
CHAPTER 46
Military EMS Systems
 
CHAPTER 47
Disasters and HazMat
 
CHAPTER 48
Tactical EMS Medicine
 
 
CHAPTER 49
Aeromedical Programs
 
APPENDIX
Web Links and Resources
 
Index