Back To Basics
Author: Orchid Lee Lopez
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
As a registered nurse for the last 28 years, my primary clinical expertise has been working in the pre-hospital environment as a flight nurse and a paramedic, as well as continuing to work in a variety of clinical areas which include the emergency department, pediatrics and endoscopy. My extensive clinical background has also given me the opportunity to work as a legal nurse consultant with one of the largest law firms in Arizona. As an EMS educator and program director of paramedic training programs for the last 20 years and most recently as the National Clinical Educator for one of the largest air medical transport companies, I truly enjoy teaching in a simple manner as to assure that students do have a strong basic understanding in making critical care decisions and that they will be providing the highest quality of patient care beginning from the least to the most invasive management of care for the patients they are transporting. My goal as a professional and as an EMS educator has always been and will continue to encourage students to have the desire to learn and grow in their profession, as well as contribute to EMS in a way that inspires positive change. "Tell me and I ́ll forget; Show me and I may remember; Involve me and I ́ll understand” www.backtobasicscourse.com
This guide is designed with the special needs of field practitioners in mind. This useful, quick reference guide helps speed recognition of lab values, 12 lead ECG interpretation, fibrinolytics agents, hemodynamic monmitoring, IABP's, rapid sequence intubation, chest tubes, and therapeutic medications and toxology for the critial care transport provider.
The ACE SAT will assist the critical care transport provider with preparing to challenge the Certified Flight Paramedic (FP-C), Certified Flight Nurse (CFRN) or Certification for Emergency Nurses (CEN) exam(s). Written by Will Wingfield, a Flight Paramedic/RN with over 15 years experience in the fields of pre-hospital/transport medicine, SAR, TEMS and critical care nursing. Will is currently completing his residency in Nurse Anesthesia, enabling him to discuss the most advanced physiologic principles with specific focus & application to the critical care transport medicine field. Will has trained hundreds of successful FP-C, CFRN and CEN candidates.
Whether you’re caring for patients on the ground or in the air, this trusted, one-of-a-kind resource is an essential tool for your success in transport nursing. The 4th edition has been extensively revised to keep you up to date with the latest technological advances and help you meet the ever-changing needs of this critical nursing field. Comprehensive overviews familiarize you with the most common diseases and injuries encountered in practice, accompanied by important management considerations to help you ensure the most effective communication and the safest patient care in all transport settings. Case studies presented at the end of each clinical chapter demonstrate how to apply concepts to scenarios similar to those you’ll encounter in practice. Special Populations Unit helps you meet the unique care needs of pregnant, neonatal, pediatric, and military patients. Competencies listed at the beginning of each chapter help you identify key components of effective patient care. Collaborative, multidisciplinary focus meets the educational and reference needs of all transport health care providers and emphasizes the importance of teamwork in ensuring successful patient outcomes. 3 new chapters highlight emerging trends in transport care: The Use of Technology During Transport, including ventricular assist devices, a chapter devoted to Mechanical Ventilation, and Military Transport with EnRoute care. Updated content throughout provides a balance of ground and air coverage and reflects the recently published Flight and Ground Transport Nursing Core Curriculum to help you prepare for the CTRN or CFRN examination. Expanded disaster management coverage addresses front-line response to major disasters. Expanded disaster management coverage addresses important concerns for improving front-line response to major disasters. Additional pathophysiology content helps you better understand the effects of diseases and injuries on the body’s normal physiologic processes. Clear instructions for reading radiographs and CT scans simplify the use of these diagnostic tools and help you improve related outcomes. Information based on the latest updates from the Federal Aviation Association and the National Transportation Safety Board alerts you to important safety regulations. Obesity considerations included in the Patient Assessment and Preparation for Transport chapter outline special challenges and possible solutions for the care of obese patients.
Critical Care Transport
Author: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), UMBC
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Welcome to the gold standard in critical care transport training. Published in conjunction with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), and endorsed by the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and the International Association of Flight and Critical Care Providers (IAFCCP), Critical Care Transport, Second Edition, offers cutting-edge content relevant to any health care provider training in critical care transport. Authored by leading critical care professionals from across the country, Critical Care Transport, Second Edition, contains state-of-the-art information on ground and flight transport that aligns with the latest evidence-based medicine and practices. Content includes information specific to prehospital critical care transport, such as flight physiology, lab analysis, hemodynamic monitoring, and specialized devices such as the intra-aortic balloon pump. Standard topics such as airway management, tra
Critical Care Paramedic
Author: Bryan E. Bledsoe, Randall W. Benner
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Critical Care Paramedic is the first and only book written for the expanding field of critical care transport. Utilizing the successful format of Brady's best-selling Paramedic Care: Principles & Practice, this book is both written and extensively reviewed by leading experts in the field. This comprehensive book addresses all aspects of critical care transport including: operations, safety, advanced pharmacodynamics, advanced physiologic monitoring, advanced airway management, medical emergencies, trauma emergencies, organ donation, and other important areas of critical care. Critical Care Paramedic will be the industry standard for critical care paramedic education and available only from Brady.
SUCCESS! FOR THE CRITICAL CARE PARAMEDIC, 1/e by Dr. Bryan Bledsoe is the book to help students pass their National Registry and other certification exams. Blending a comprehensive collection of practice exam questions with helpful test-taking tips and student hints, all items reference the Department of Transportation's objectives. As you build confidence by digging into this rich content review, you'll find that the Brady/Prentice Hall Health test preparation system is a blueprint for success. SUCCESS! Is a complete review system that combines relevant exam-style questions with a self-assessment format to provide you with the best preparation for your exam!
Our textbook and live review course is APPROVED by the Board for Critical Care Transport Paramedic Certification (BCCTPC) and is used by our nationally recognized lecturers who present Review Courses for Certified Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN), Flight Paramedic-Certified (FP-C), Certification in Emergency Nursing (CEN), Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN), & Certified Transport Registered Nurse (CTRN). In addition to being industry recognized leaders in their field, several of our lecturers are also Editorial members with the â€œAir Medical Journalâ€ , having worked in the industry for a combined sixty years and have experience in Adult, Pediatric, Neonatal, Obstetric, Trauma, Emergency, and Critical Care. Our Instructors are also licensed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as Commercial rated Airplane and Helicopter Pilots. This book is sure to assist anyone wanting to expand their knowledge, better themselves clinically, or to prepare for any of these tough examinations.
The fifth edition of this pocket-sized reference guide to procedures, treatments, and stabilization techniques for disorders, injuries, and patient situations commonly seen in the critical care setting. It features extensive cross referencing to prevent discrepancy between terms. The text is “to the point” and is comprised of easy-to-understand terms. The layout features bullets to highlight specific information, provides “Remember” notations to emphasize important facts, and incorporates sun rhymes to help with reader retention.
Develop top-level guidelines for high-risk and critically ill pregnancy women with AWHONN High-Risk & Critical Care Obstetrics, 4th Edition, an official publication of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric & Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN). This comprehensive analysis of critical care obstetrics concepts offers summary of research findings and top-notch clinical expertise. This is the expert guidance you need to navigate complex patient conditions and promote safe, effective perinatal care.
Author: Eric Bauer
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Own the #1 Best Seller and trusted resource for Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine and Critical Care mechanical ventilation. Find out why hundreds of critical care providers, flight companies and universities around the globe have adopted this resource as their go-to reference. The goal of this book is to provide the most up to date information on mechanical ventilation based on current research, evidence based practice and my experiences as a flight paramedic and educator. This book is a must own for flight nurses, flight paramedics, medical students, resident MD's, attending MD's, nurses, paramedics or respiratory therapists. "Ventilator Management" A Pre-Hospital Perspective, will take a comprehensive look at ventilator management strategies as it relates to emergency medicine, and pre-hospital transport in both EMS and HEMS industries. The book is written in a comprehensive, but conversational, format and will hit on all things related to critical care transport ventilation. The book includes current research concepts, oxygenation pathophysiology, ventilation theory, core clinical ventilation strategies, case application commentary and reference materials.
F. A. S. T Exam Prep
Author: Eric R. Bauer, Ashley N. Bauer
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
This is the most UP TO DATE exam prep book on the market. Current CAMTS standards and test prep questions based on the newest FP-C and CFRN exam content. Preparing for advanced certification exams isn't easy! It requires planning ahead, studying hard and having quality materials from experienced educators to guide you. This 2nd edition book includes over 350 critical care level questions, rational and test tips, designed to provide you with practice in the types of questions typical of the CFRN, FP-C or CCP-C exams. In addition, the questions in this book are a sampling of topics used to drive advanced certification test banks, allowing you a great way to review. This book was authored by the same quality educators that bring our industry-leading CFRN/FP-C Exam Review & Advanced Practice Update book. Combined these books for an unbeatable set of advanced certification review tools! Go to www.flightbridgeed.com for our free podcast series!
How Not to Die
Author: Michael Greger, M.D., Gene Stone
Publisher: Flatiron Books
From the physician behind the wildly popular NutritionFacts website, How Not to Die reveals the groundbreaking scientific evidence behind the only diet that can prevent and reverse many of the causes of disease-related death. The vast majority of premature deaths can be prevented through simple changes in diet and lifestyle. In How Not to Die, Dr. Michael Greger, the internationally-renowned nutrition expert, physician, and founder of NutritionFacts.org, examines the fifteen top causes of premature death in America-heart disease, various cancers, diabetes, Parkinson's, high blood pressure, and more-and explains how nutritional and lifestyle interventions can sometimes trump prescription pills and other pharmaceutical and surgical approaches, freeing us to live healthier lives. The simple truth is that most doctors are good at treating acute illnesses but bad at preventing chronic disease. The fifteen leading causes of death claim the lives of 1.6 million Americans annually. This doesn't have to be the case. By following Dr. Greger's advice, all of it backed up by strong scientific evidence, you will learn which foods to eat and which lifestyle changes to make to live longer. History of prostate cancer in your family? Put down that glass of milk and add flaxseed to your diet whenever you can. Have high blood pressure? Hibiscus tea can work better than a leading hypertensive drug-and without the side effects. Fighting off liver disease? Drinking coffee can reduce liver inflammation. Battling breast cancer? Consuming soy is associated with prolonged survival. Worried about heart disease (the number 1 killer in the United States)? Switch to a whole-food, plant-based diet, which has been repeatedly shown not just to prevent the disease but often stop it in its tracks. In addition to showing what to eat to help treat the top fifteen causes of death, How Not to Die includes Dr. Greger's Daily Dozen -a checklist of the twelve foods we should consume every day.Full of practical, actionable advice and surprising, cutting edge nutritional science, these doctor's orders are just what we need to live longer, healthier lives.
An essential reference for nursing students in developing and implementing the competencies necessary in caring for critically ill patients! Synergy for Clinical Excellence: The AACN Synergy Model for Patient Care enhances the understanding of The Synergy Model in practice. Based on a decade of work by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, the text encompasses the history and development of the nurse and patient characteristic inherent in The Synergy Model, and then thoroughly addresses each characteristic individually and applies the model in practice. Includes sample test questions relevant to the model that will assist nursing students in preparing for certification through AACN, and provide further examples of the integration of the Synergy Model in practice.