Prehospital Emergency Medicine Secrets - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323722667, 9780323722704

Prehospital Emergency Medicine Secrets

1st Edition

Editors: Robert P. Olympia Jeffrey S. Lubin
Paperback ISBN: 9780323722667
eBook ISBN: 9780323722704
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st October 2021
Page Count: 304

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For more than 30 years, the highly regarded Secrets Series® has provided students and practitioners in all areas of health care with concise, focused, and engaging resources for quick reference and exam review. Prehospital Emergency Medicine Care Secrets is an all-new addition to this popular series, offering practical, up-to-date coverage of the full range of essential topics in this dynamic field. This new resource features the Secrets’ popular question-and-answer format that also includes lists, tables, pearls, memory aids, and an easy-to-read style – making inquiry, reference, and review quick, easy, and enjoyable.

Table of Contents


[draft of TOC – upon approval, I would seek additional reviews by experts on contents before finalizing, including Dr. Peter Cameron]

Top 100 Secrets

Section 1 History of Emergency Medical Services

    1. History of Emergency Medical Services
    2. Section 2 Emergency Medical Services Operations

    3. Destination Guidelines and Hospital Designation
    4. Emergency Vehicle Operation
    5. EMS System Design
    6. Media and Public Relations
    7. Medical Direction
    8. Medicolegal Issues
    9. Prehospital Communications
    10. Public Health and EMS
    11. Quality Improvement
    12. Research in EMS
    13. Section 3 Personal Safety and Wellness

    14. Critical Incident Stress
    15. Infectious Disease Exposure
    16. Occupational Health Issues in EMS
    17. Scene Safety
    18. Section 4 Adult Medical Care

    19. Decision making and critical interpretation of vital signs
    20. Prehospital physical assessment
    21. Abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea, dehydration
    22. Altered mental status
    23. Arrhythmias
    24. Cardiac arrest, including ECMO
    25. Cardiac emergencies – chest pain, STEMI, ACS, CHF
    26. Cardiac device emergencies – pacemaker/implanted defibrillator dysfunction, left ventricular assist devices
    27. Diabetic emergencies
    28. Gastrointestinal hemorrhage
    29. Hypotension and shock
    30. Infectious disease emergencies/sepsis
    31. Psychiatric emergenc


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About the Editors

Robert P. Olympia

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Departments of Emergency Medicine & Pediatrics, Penn State College of Medicine, Assistant Director of Research, Department of Emergency Medicine, Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center/ Penn State Children's Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania

Jeffrey S. Lubin

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, Department of Emergency Medicine, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania