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Table of Contents

Section I Vital Signs and Patient Monitoring Techniques

1 Vital Sign Measurement

2 Devices for Assessing Oxygenation and Ventilation

Section II Respiratory Procedures

3 Basic Airway Management and Decision Making

4 Tracheal Intubation

5 Pharmacologic Adjuncts to Intubation

6 Cricothyrotomy and Percutaneous Translaryngeal Ventilation

7 Tracheostomy Care

8 Mechanical Ventilation

9 Thoracentesis

10 Tube Thoracostomy

Section III Cardiac Procedures

11 Techniques for Suproventricular Tachycardias

12 Defibrillation and Cardioversion

13 Assessment of Implantable Devices

14 Basic Electrocardiographic Techniques

15 Emergency Cardiac Pacing

16 Pericardiocentesis

17 Artificial Perfusion during Cardiac Arrest

18 Resuscitative Thoracotomy

Section IV Vascular Techniques and Volume Support

19 Pediatric Vascular Access and Blood Sampling Techniques

20 Arterial Puncture and Cannulation

21 Peripheral Intravenous Access

22 Central Venous Catheterization and Central Venous Pressure Monitoring

23 Venous Cutdown

24 Indwelling Vascular Devices: Emergency Access and Management

25 Intraosseous Infusion

26 Alternative Methods of Drug Administration

27 Autotransfusion

28 Transfusion Therapy: Blood & Blood Products

Section V Anesthetic and Analgesic Techniques

29 Local and Topical Anesthesia

30 Regional Anesthesia of the Head and Neck

31 Nerve Blocks of the Thorax and Extremities

32 Intravenous Regional Anesthesia

33 Systemic Analgesia and Sedation for Proced


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