EMS Respiratory Emergency Management DeMYSTiFieD

EMS Respiratory Emergency Management DeMYSTiFieD

by Peter A. DiPrima Jr. EMT-P


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071820837
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 01/14/2014
Series: Demystified Series , #1
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 1,193,376
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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

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