Clinical Skills for Paramedic Practice ANZ

Clinical Skills for Paramedic Practice ANZ

1st Edition - September 25, 2020

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  • Editors: Dianne Inglis, Jeff Kenneally
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780729542630

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Written by Dianne Inglis and Jeffrey Kenneally, the workbook includes more than 70 paramedic-focused clinical skills that link underpinning theory and knowledge with expectations for contemporary clinical practice. To ensure the skills are performed correctly and to standard, the resource is further strengthened with a ready-made assessment tool, ideal for both self-directed learning and instructor use. The text is designed for practising skill development, and preparation for assessment and clinical placement. Clinical Skills for Paramedic Practice 1e includes two key components: practical skill instruction and the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) assessment checklist. The skills sections contain clear step-by-step written and photographic instruction in basic to advanced clinical skills, with rationales provided to enhance knowledge acquisition and clinical decision-making. The OSCE checklists allow students and instructors to easily track and assess progress in skill development.

Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • About the Editors
  • Contributors
  • Reviewers
  • Acknowledgements
  • List of Illustrations
  • List of Tables
  • Chapter 1: The Paramedic Environment
  • 1.1 Clinical skills assessment for paramedics
  • 1.2 The paramedic patient
  • 1.3 Infection control
  • 1.4 Situational awareness
  • 1.5 Communication
  • 1.6 Consent
  • Chapter 2: Patient Assessment
  • 2.1 Assessment using the modified Glasgow Coma Scale
  • 2.2 Assessing the Alert, Voice, Pain, Unresponsiveness (AVPU) score
  • 2.3 Assessing the radial and brachial pulse
  • 2.4 Assessing blood pressure
  • 2.5 Recording the 12-lead electrocardiogram
  • 2.6 Assessment of respiratory rate and rhythm
  • 2.7 Assessment of work of breathing
  • 2.8 Chest auscultation
  • 2.9 Assessment of speech
  • 2.10 Pulse oximetry
  • 2.11 Spirometry
  • 2.12 Assessment of crania nerve function
  • 2.13 Assessment of motor and sensory nerve function
  • 2.14 Mental status assessment
  • 2.15 Functional capacity assessment
  • 2.16 Pain assessment
  • 2.17 Abdominal assessment
  • 2.18 Tympanic temperature recording
  • 2.19 Blood glucose recording
  • 2.20 Using Aseptic Non Touch Technique (ANTT®)
  • Chapter 3: Airway and Ventilation
  • 3.1 Choking
  • 3.2 Head positioning
  • 3.3 Jaw thrust
  • 3.4 Oropharyngeal airway
  • 3.5 Nasopharyngeal airway
  • 3.6 Laryngoscopy
  • 3.7 Foreign body removal/suctioning
  • 3.8 Laryngeal mask airway
  • 3.9 Endotracheal intubation
  • 3.10 Surgical airway
  • 3.11 Intermittent positive pressure ventilation
  • Chapter 4: Medication Administration
  • 4.1 Administering oral medications
  • 4.2 Administering intranasal medications
  • 4.3 Using metered dose inhalers
  • 4.4 Preparing injections
  • 4.5 Subcutaneous injection
  • 4.6 Intramuscular injection
  • 4.7 Intravenous access
  • 4.8 Intraosseous access
  • 4.9 Oxygen therapy (mask and nasal cannula)
  • 4.10 Continuous positive airway pressure
  • Chapter 5: Trauma
  • 5.1 Trauma assessment
  • 5.2 Control of severe haemorrhage
  • 5.3 Chest decompression
  • 5.4 Management of impaled objects
  • 5.5 Crash helmet removal
  • 5.6 Cervical collar application
  • 5.7 Pelvic splint application
  • 5.8 Anterior shoulder dislocation reduction
  • 5.9 Dislocated patella relocation
  • Chapter 6: Cardiac Arrest
  • 6.1 Chest compressions
  • 6.2 Safe defibrillation
  • Chapter 7: Manual Handling
  • 7.1 Log roll
  • 7.2 Transfer: Supine to sitting position
  • 7.3 Transfer: Sitting to standing position
  • 7.4 Transfer: Supine from bed to bed
  • Chapter 8: Childbirth
  • 8.1 Normal birth
  • 8.2 Managing third stage labour
  • 8.3 Premature birth
  • 8.4 Vaginal breech birth
  • 8.5 Shoulder dystocia
  • Chapter 9: Other Skills
  • 9.1 Urinary catheter insertion
  • 9.2 Pressure bandaging and immobilisation
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 788
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
  • Published: September 25, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780729542630

About the Editors

Dianne Inglis

Affiliations and Expertise

Intensive Care Paramedic, Clinical Education Manager (ret.), Victoria

Jeff Kenneally

Affiliations and Expertise

Intensive Care Paramedic, MICA team manager (ret.), Lecturer, College of Health and Biomedicine, Victoria University, Victoria

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