ACLS for EMTs / Edition 2 available in Paperback
EMTs can find themselves in critical situations that require advanced cardiac life support (ACLS). Although EMTs are not trained to provide advanced-level skills, there is much they can do to improve the quality of management, and thus the patient's chance for survival by understanding ACLS and facilitating its administration by ALS providers.
Teamwork is the cornerstone of ACLS care. Advanced life support can only function on a foundation of solid, ongoing basic life support practices. As such, an understanding of the principles of advanced life support will enhance the ability of EMTs to work in collaboration to increase the survival rates of patients. Most importantly, better teamwork will improve care not only during cardiac arrests, but also during all emergency calls.
About the Author
Tacoma Community College, Washington
Table of Contents
Chapter1 The EMT-Basic and the Advanced Life Support Team Chapter2 Airway Evaluation and Control Chapter3 From Angina to AMI: The Cardiac Care Continuum Chapter4 Rhythms of the Heart Chapter5 Electrical Interventions in Cardiac Care Chapter6 Fundamentals of Cardiac Pharmacology Chapter7 Challenging Resuscitation Situations Chapter8 Legal Considerations Chapter9 Provider Care: Taking Care of You Chapter10 Putting it All Together
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Not worth your money at all. I was hoping to learn some new things, but there's so little information, it's more like a preview than an actual book. One of the chapters was just 3 pages (on cardiac rhythms no less).