ISBN-10:
1449628907
ISBN-13:
9781449628901
Pub. Date:
08/13/2012
Publisher:
Jones & Bartlett Learning
ACLS for EMTs / Edition 2

ACLS for EMTs / Edition 2

by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), Mike Smith
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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781449628901
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date: 08/13/2012
Series: AAOS
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 10.90(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.30(d)

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

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ACLS For Emts 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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).