ISBN-13: 9781859598542

Ambulance Care Practice (ACP) - 2nd Edition

Author(s): Richard Pilbery, Kris Lethbridge
Cover: Hardback
Edition: 2nd 
Publisher: Class Publishing
Published: 2019

Ambulance Care Practice is an essential guide to the curriculum for trainee associate ambulance practitioners. The authors are experienced ambulance service clinicians, who have ensured that the content is up-to-date, in line with existing national emergency care assistant qualifications and is evidence-based.

Key features of the book and online materials are:

  • In line with the National Education Network for Ambulance Services standards and mapped to the FutureQuals learning outcomes 
  • Illustrated throughout with anatomical drawings and photographs 
  • Procedures boxes which take you step by step through essential clinical skills
  • Chapters on mental health and end of life care which are specific to associate ambulance practitioner level 
  • Evidence-based throughout and referenced to the latest guidance, research and policy 
  • Key points to guide you through the book



Table of Contents:

  • 1. Introduction 
  • 2. The Ambulance Service 
  • 3. Communication 
  • 4. Legal, ethical and professional issues 
  • 5. Health and safety 
  • 6. Manual handling 
  • 7. Drug administration 
  • 8. Scene Assessment 
  • 9. Patient Assessment 
  • 10. Airway 
  • 11. Breathing 
  • 12. Circulation 
  • 13. Disability 
  • 14. Exposure/Environment 
  • 15. Medical emergencies 
  • 16. Trauma 
  • 17. Assisting the paramedic 
  • 18. Obstetrics and gynaecology 
  • 19. Children and infants 
  • 20. Mental health 
  • 21. Learning disabilities 
  • 22. Older people 
  • 23. Cardiac arrest 
  • 24. End of life care 
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