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Author Johnson, Matt, 1964- author

Title Paramedic principles and practice ANZ : a clinical reasoning approach / Matt Johnson, Leanne Boyd, Hugh Grantham, Kathryn Eastwood
Published Chatswood, NSW : Elsevier Australia, [2015]
©2015

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 MELB  616.025 Joh/Ppa  DUE 02-03-21
Description xxvi, 1050 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
regular print
Contents 1. Introduction -- Part 1: Paramedic principles. Section 1: Principles of Paramedic practice. 2. The Paramedics role in healthcare -- Section 2: The Paramedic's clinical approach. 4. The structured clinical approach -- 5. The Clinical Reasoning Process -- 6. The patient interview -- Section 3: Patient and paramedic safety. 7. Patient safety and paramedicne -- 8. Paramedic health and wellbeing -- Section 4: Paramedic education. 9. Paramedic education -- Section 5: Legal and ethical considerations. 10. Legal and ethical considerations in clinical decision making -- Section 6: Clinical reasoning and the Paramedic model of practice. 12. Hypoglycaemia -- 13. Cerebrovascular accidents -- 14. Overdose -- 15. Seizures -- Section 8: The Paramedic approach to the patient in respiratory distress. 16. Airway obstruction -- 17. Asthma -- 18. Acute pulmonary oedema -- 19. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease -- 20. Pnemothorax -- 21. Pulmonary embolism -- 22. Pleural effusion -- 23. The paediatric patient with a noisy airway -- Section 9: The Paramedic approach to the patient suffering a cardiac emergency. 24. Chest pain -- 25. Arrhythmias -- 26. Cardiac Arrest -- Section 10: The Paramedic approach to the patient with a severe allergic reaction. 27. Anaphylaxis -- Section 11: The Paramedic approach to the patient presenting with pain. 28. Pain -- 29. Lower back pain -- 30. Renal colic -- Section 12: The Paramedic approach to the trauma patient. 31. The structured clinical approach to trauma patients -- 32. Head injuries -- 33. Chest injuries -- 34. Musculoskeletal injuries -- 35. Traumatic spinal injuries -- 36. Burns -- Section 13: The Paramedic approach to the patient presenting with environmental injury. 37. Hypothermia -- 38. Hyperthermia -- 39. Decompression injuries -- 40. Snake bites -- 41. Spider bites -- 42. Marine envenomation -- Section 14: The Paramedic approach to the unwell patient: specific challenges to paramedic reasoning. 43. Acute abdominal pain -- 44. Sepsis -- 45. Bleeding from the gastrintestinal or urinary tract -- Section 15: The Paramedic approach to complex cases: specific challenges to paramedic reasoning and management. 46. The socially isolated patient -- 47. The dying patient -- 48. The patient on out-of-hospital dialysis -- 49. Indigenous Australian patients -- 50. Maori patients -- Section 16: The Paramedic approach to the patient displaying abnormal behaviour. 51. The patient displaying abnormal behaviour -- 52. De-escalation in the pre-hospital environment -- Section 17: The Paramedic approach to obstetric and neonatal emergencies. 53. Imminent birth -- 54. Neonatal resuscitation -- Part 3: Essential knowledge. Section 18: Essential concepts of paramedic practice. 55. Perfusion -- 57. The inflammatory response
Summary 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
Analysis Australian
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Ambulatory medical care -- Textbooks.
Clinical medicine -- Decision making -- Textbooks.
Emergency medicine -- Textbooks.
Emergency medicine -- Diagnosis -- Textbooks.
Medical emergencies -- Textbooks.
Emergency Medical Services.
Genre/Form Textbooks.
Author Boyd, Leanne, author
Eastwood, Kathryn, author
Grantham, Hugh J. M., author
LC no. 2015376826
ISBN 0729541274 (paperback)
9780729541275 (paperback)
Other Titles Paramedic principles and practice Australia New Zealand