ISBN-10: 1405163550
ISBN-13: 9781405163552

Manual of Clinical Paramedic Procedures

Author(s): Pete Gregory
Cover: Paperback
Pages: 392
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Published: January 2010

Clinical procedures are a fundamental aspect of care for practitioners working in pre-hospital settings. The Manual of Clinical Paramedic Procedures is written specifically to support the practice of paramedics, ambulance technicians, first responders and volunteer ambulance personnel. It presents up-to-date, evidence-based expert knowledge, enabling paramedics to deliver effective, patient-focused care.

This accessible handbook provides a comprehensive exploration of core competencies and skills, looking at topics including Aseptic Technique, Airway Management, Assisted Ventilation, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Defibrillation and External Cardiac Pacing, Observations, Pain Assessment & Management, Respiratory Therapy, Spinal Management and Venepuncture. Each chapter provides the relevant anatomy & physiology, evidence-based rationales for each procedure, and contraindications of use.

Key features:

 

  • The first UK text to explore clinical procedures for paramedics
  • With further reading and illustrations throughout
  • All procedures include the rationale for the action recommended
  • Guides paramedics in the clinical application of evidence-based procedures
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