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If you're looking for a fun, fast review that boils emergency airway and respiratory management to its mostessential, must-know points, your search ends here! EMS Respiratory Emergency Management Demystified is a complete yet concise overview of the basics of performing this critical procedure. This guide gives you the knowledge to help your patients as a student and as an EMT or paramedic once you start your career. You will learn how to perform an assessment of a patient's airway, managehis or her ventilation, utilize RSI, use best practices forspecial patient populations, and more.
Studying is easy and effective with key objectives,important terms, brief overviews, tables and diagrams, and Q&As throughout the book.
This fast and easy guide offers:
- Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter
- Coverage of essential airway management techniques
- Chapter review questions with answer explanations
- A time-saving approach to performing better on an exam or at work
Simple enough for a student, but comprehensive enough for a professional, EMS Respiratory Emergency Management DeMYSTiFieD is your shortcut to masteringthis essential, often life-saving topic.
About the Author
Peter A. DiPrima, Jr., EMT-P (Ronkonkoma, NY) is a Paramedic/Firefighter and EMS Instructor.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - Anatomy and Physiology of the Respiratory System
Chapter 2 - Acid Base Balance, Blood Gas Analysis
Chapter 3 - Pathophysiology of Apnea and Hypoxia
Chapter 4 - Pulse Oximetry and Capnography; What's the differnece?
Chapter 5 - Oxygen Delivery Devices and Bag Valve Mask Ventilation
Chapter 6 - Respiratory Pharmacology
Chapter 7 - Respiratory Emergencies
Chapter 8 - Rapid Sequence Intubation
Chapter 9 - Endotracheal Intubation
Chapter 10 - Airway Devices for Difficult Airway Management, Supraglottic Airway Devices
Chatper 11 - Special Clinical Considerations for the "Difficult Airway"
Chapter 12 - Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
Chapter 13 - Use of Pre-hospital Ventilators