Welcome to the gold standard in critical care transport training. Published in conjunction with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), and endorsed by the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and the International Association of Flight and Critical Care Providers (IAFCCP), Critical Care Transport, Second Edition offers cutting-edge content relevant to any health care provider training in critical care transport.
Authored by leading critical care professionals from across the country, Critical Care Transport, Second Edition contains state-of-the-art information on ground and flight transport that aligns with the latest evidence-based medicine and practices.
Content includes information specific to prehospital critical care transport, such as flight physiology, lab analysis, hemodynamic monitoring, and specialized devices such as the intra-aortic balloon pump. Standard topics such as airway management, trauma, and pharmacology are covered in the context of critical care. Numerous new skills, procedures, and types of equipment have been described to reflect current practice.
This book meets the curricula of major critical care training programs, including UMBC. It also meets the 2015 CPR/ECC Guidelines and the objectives of critical care transport certification exams such as the Flight Paramedic Certification (FP-C) exam administered by theBoard for Critical Care Transport Paramedic Certification.
Critical Care Transport, Second Edition is the only textbook that thoroughly prepares medical professionals for certification in the field and ensures their success as vital members of a critical care transport team.
The new edition also includes:
- A new chapter on patient safety
- Updated information on transport choreography
- New sections on excited delirium, children with special needs, and bariatric patients
- Enhanced information on capnography, troubleshooting transport ventilators, post-resuscitation management, and blood product administration
- Sample fetal monitoring strips
Dynamic instructor and student resources include:
- Focused and comprehensive presentations and lecture outlines
- New case study presentations
- A test bank with validated exams
- Completely updated Test Prep to prepare students for certification exams
Chapter 1 Introduction and Overview of Critical Care Transport
Chapter 2 Medical-Legal Issues
Chapter 3 Patient Safety
Chapter 4 Aircraft Fundamentals and Flight Physiology
Chapter 5 Patient Assessment
Chapter 6 Respiratory Emergencies, Airway Management, and Ventilation
Chapter 7 Critical Care Pharmacology
Chapter 8 Laboratory Analysis and Diagnostic Studies
Chapter 9 Resuscitation, Shock and Blood Products
Chapter 10 Trauma
Chapter 11 Neurologic Emergencies
Chapter 12 Burns
Chapter 13 Electrophysiology, Cardiac Devices, and Transport Management
Chapter 14 Hemodynamic Monitoring and Circulatory Support
Chapter 15 Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary Emergencies
Chapter 16 Endocrine Emergencies
Chapter 17 Environmental Emergencies
Chapter 18 Infectious and Communicable Diseases
Chapter 19 Toxicologic Emergencies
Chapter 20 Obstetric and Gynecologic Emergencies
Chapter 21 Neonatal Emergencies
Chapter 22 Pediatric Emergencies
Chapter 23 Bariatric and Special Situations
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
With more than 38,000 members, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is the premier not-for-profit organization that provides education programs for orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals, champions the interests of patients and advances the highestquality of musculoskeletal health. Orthopaedic surgeons and the Academy are the authoritative sources of information for patients and the general public on musculoskeletal conditions, treatments and related issues.
More than one in four Americans have bone or joint health problems, making them the greatest cause of lost work days in the U.S. When orthopaedic surgeons restore mobility and reduce pain, they help people get back to work and to independent, productive lives. Orthopaedicsurgeons keep this “Nation in Motion.”
American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) exists to support quality emergency medical care and to promote the interests of emergency physicians. The Board of Directors has identified values that serve as the guiding principles for the specialty of emergency medicine. These values, and the objectives that follow, are the foundation of ACEP's planning processes and Council and Board actions. The values of the American College of Emergency Physicians are: Quality emergency care is a fundamental right and unobstructed access to emergencyservices should be available to all patients who perceive the need for emergency services. There is a body of knowledge unique to emergency medicine that requires continuing refinement and development. Physicians entering the practice of emergency medicine should be residency trained in emergency medicine. Quality emergency medicine is best practiced by qualified, credentialed emergency physicians. The best interests of patients are served when emergency physicians practice in a fair, equitable, and supportive environment. Emergencyphysicians have the responsibility to play the lead roles in the definition, management, evaluation, and improvement of quality emergency care.
The ACEP was founded in 1968 and is the world's oldest and largest and largest emergency medicine specialty organization. Today it represents more than 28,000 members and is the emergency medicine specialty society recognized as the acknowledged leader in emergencymedicine.
The Department of Emergency Health Services is an academic department within the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. The department provides undergraduate education resulting in the Bachelor of Science degree with concentrations in paramedic and EMS system management, and graduate education at the Master of Science level. The department's Professional and Continuing Education division is home to the nationally accredited CCEMTP program.
UMBC combines the emphasis on teaching found at the best liberal arts colleges with the innovation of a research university. UMBC faculty are leaders in their fields who inspire students to think and move beyond the classroom to make a difference. The Carnegie Foundationranks UMBC in the category of Research Universities with high research activity. UMBC is a member of the University System of Maryland and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.