Paramedic Principles and Practice ANZ - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780729541275, 9780729583657

Paramedic Principles and Practice ANZ

1st Edition

A Clinical Reasoning Approach

Authors: Hugh Grantham
eBook ISBN: 9780729583657
Paperback ISBN: 9780729541275
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 5th May 2015
Page Count: 1076
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Description

Paramedic Principles and Practice ANZ: A Clinical Reasoning Approach explores the principles of clinical practice for paramedics working in Australia and New Zealand today.

The text is an invaluable resource for both students and paramedics working in the emergency environment where critical decisions must be made quickly and confidently.

Organised into three sections — Paramedic Principles, Paramedic Practice and Essential Knowledge — this resource promotes an understanding of basic physiology, clinical decision making and application to practice.

It emphasises the importance of professional attitudes and behaviours, clinical competence, teamwork and communication skills, equipping the reader with the skills required to become an effective paramedic.

Key Features

  • ● First paramedic-specific text for Australia and New Zealand
  • ● Evidence-based clinical decision-making model
  • ● A wealth of detailed case studies that help bridge the gap from principles to practice
  • ● More than 40 essential pathologies covering common paramedic call-outs
  • ● Focus on the wellbeing of the patient and the paramedic
  • ● Appendices comprising a professional role guide and medications commonly encountered in the paramedic setting

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
PART 1 PARAMEDIC PRINCIPLES
SECTION 1 Principles of paramedic practice
Chapter 2 The paramedic role in healthcare
Chapter 3 Characteristics of ambulance patients
SECTION 2 THE PARAMEDIC’S CLINICAL APPROACH
Chapter 4 The structured clinical approach
Chapter 5 The clinical reasoning process
CHAPTER 6 The patient interview
SECTION 3 PATIENT AND PARAMEDIC SAFETY
Chapter 7 Patient safety and paramedicine
Chapter 8 Paramedic health and wellbeing
SECTION 4 PARAMEDIC EDUCATION
Chapter 9 Paramedic education
SECTION 5 LEGAL AND ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS
Chapter 10 Legal and ethical considerations in clinical decision making
SECTION 6 CLINICAL REASONING AND THE PARAMEDIC MODEL OF PRACTICE
Chapter 11 Developing a philosophy of practice
PART 2 PARAMEDIC PRACTICE
SECTION 7 The paramedic approach to the patient in an altered conscious state
Chapter 12 Hypoglycaemia
Chapter 13 Cerebrovascular accidents
Chapter 14 Overdose
Chapter 15 Seizures
SECTION 8 THE PARAMEDIC APPROACH TO THE PATIENT WITH RESPIRATORY DISTRESS
Chapter 16
Airway obstruction
Chapter 17 Asthma
Chapter 18 Acute pulmonary oedema
Chapter 19 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Chapter 20 Pneumothorax
Chapter 21 Pulmonary embolism
Chapter 22 Pleural effusion
Chapter 23 The paediatric patient with a noisy airway
SECTION 9 THE PARAMEDIC APPROACH TO THE PATIENT WITH A CARDIAC EMERGENCY
Chapter 24 Chest pain
Chapter 25 Arrhythmias
Chapter 26 Cardiac arrest
SECTION 10 THE PATIENT WITH A SEVERE ALLERGIC REACTION
Chapter 27 Anaphylaxis
SECTION 11 THE PARAMEDIC APPROACH TO THE PATIENT PRESENTING WITH PAIN
Chapter 28 Pain
Chapter 29 The patient with lower back pain
Chapter 30 Renal colic
SECTION 12 THE PARAMEDIC APPROACH TO THE PATIENT WITH TRAUMATIC INJURIES
Chapter 31 The structured clinical approach to trauma patients
Chapter 32 Head injury
Chapter 33 Chest injuries
Chapter 34 Musculoskeletal injuries
Chapter 35 Traumatic spinal injuries
Chapter 36 The patient with burns
SECTION 13 THE PARAMEDIC APPROACH TO THE PATIENT WITH ENVIRONMENTAL INJURY
Chapter 37 Hypothermia
Chapter 38 Hyperthermia
Chapter 39 Decompression injuries
CHAPTER 40 Snake bites
Chapter 41 Spider bites
Chapter 42 Marine envenomation
SECTION 14 THE PARAMEDIC APPROACH TO THE UNWELL PATIENT: SPECIFIC CHALLENGES TO PARAMEDIC REASONING
Chapter 43 The patient with acute abdominal pain
Chapter 44 The patient with sepsis
Chapter 45 Bleeding from the gastrointestinal or urinary tract
SECTION 15 THE PARAMEDIC APPROACH TO THE COMPLEX PATIENT
Chapter 46 The socially isolated patient
Chapter 47 The dying patient
Chapter 48 The patient on out-of-hospital dialysis
Chapter 49 Indigenous Australian patients
Chapter 50 Māori patients
SECTION 16 THE PARAMEDIC APPROACH TO THE PATIENT DISPLAYING ABNORMAL BEHAVIOUR
Chapter 51
The patient displaying abnormal behaviour
Chapter 52 De-escalation in the pre-hospital environment
SECTION 17 THE PARAMEDIC APPROACH TO OBSTETRIC AND NEONATAL EMERGENCIES
Chapter 53
Imminent birth
Chapter 54 Neonatal resuscitation
PART 3 ESSENTIAL: KNOWLEDGE
SECTION 18 Essential concepts of paramedic practice
Chapter 55 Perfusion
Chapter 56 The autonomic response
Chapter 57 The inflammatory response
Appendix 1 Professional role guide
Appendix 2 Medications commonly encountered in community emergency health
Glossary

Details

No. of pages:
1076
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier 2015
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
eBook ISBN:
9780729583657
Paperback ISBN:
9780729541275

About the Author

Hugh Grantham

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Paramedicine, Flinders University, South Australia