Emergency Pathophysiology: Clinical Applications for Prehospital Care

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Teton NewMedia, May 15, 2013 - Medical - 430 pages
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This core textbook defines the pathophysiologic mechanisms underlying the disease states commonly encountered by pre-hospital care providers. The chapters are short, clinically focused and specific to the diseases, disorders, and traumatic conditions of critical interest to the EMT and pre-hospital environment. Each chapter identifies the appropriate drugs and management guidelines to be used. Designed to bridge the gap between EMT and the Physician in all emergent or acute conditions, the book includes management cautions and tips are highlighted throughout the presentation. The book is tailored specifically to the curriculum for EMT training.

 

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Contents

Cell Physiology
3
Body Fluids and Fluid Therapy
11
Oxygen Transport
21
The Autonomic Nervous System
29
Pharmacokinetics
37
Respiratory Pathophysiology
43
Pulmonary Physiology and Pharmacology
45
Asthma
59
Endocrine Disorders
217
Diabetic Emergencies
219
Adrenal and Thyroid Emergencies
233
Gastrointestinal Emergencies
247
The Acute Abdomen
249
Gastrointestinal Bleeding
261
Infectious Diseases
269
Pneumonia
271

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
71
Pulmonary Embolism
79
Cardiovascular Pathophysiology
87
Basic Cardiac Physiology
89
Cardiac Dysrhythmias
101
Acute Coronary Syndromes I Pathophysiology of Coronary Artery Disease
113
Acute Coronary Syndromes II Angina
119
Acute Coronary Syndromes III Acute Myocardial Infarction
129
Heart Failure
149
Hypertensive Emergencies and Urgencies
169
Shock
183
Hypovolemic Shock
185
Anaphylactic Shock
197
Septic Shock
205
Infectious Disease Emergencies
283
Neurological Disorders
301
Acute Cerebral Infraction
303
Status Epilepticus
319
Neurological Trauma
329
Environmental Emergencies
349
Hypothermia
351
Heat Stroke and Heat Exhaustion
361
Pharmacology of Rapid Sequence Intubation
373
Essentials of 12Lead Electrocardiograph Interpretation
383
Essentials of AcidBase Interpretation
391
Index
398
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