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Ambulance Care Essentials

Ambulance Care Essentials

Richard Pilbery | Kris Lethbridge


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Ambulance Care Essentials (ACE) is a new book for emergency care assistants and others working in ambulance services within the NHS and private sectors. The book and online materials cover the content that you need to know in order to be an effective member of the ambulance crew. Important theoretical aspects of the role, such as the principles of communication, legal, ethical and professional issues and health and safety are explained in detail. However, this is a practical job and you will learn how to undertake safe manual handling, conduct a scene and patient assessment, and perform practical procedures such as managing an airway and assessing a patient's breathing and circulation.  Supporting senior clinicians is also a key part of the emergency care assistant role, and the Ambulance Care Essentials book and online course (bought separately) have got this covered, with explanations on how to assist the paramedic with advanced airway techniques and obtaining intravenous cannulation. Other topics included in the Ambulance Care Essentials book and course ensure comprehensive coverage of the topics and patient populations that you will encounter, and includes: medical emergencies and trauma, cardiac arrest, obstetrics, paediatrics and older people.

Table of Contents

Section Title Page Action Price
Cover Cover
Contents v
Acknowledgements xiv
Foreword xvii
Chapter 1: Introduction 1
Chapter 2: The Ambulance Service 6
Chapter 3: Communication 11
Chapter 4: Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues 17
Chapter 5: Health and Safety 37
Chapter 6: Manual Handling 57
Chapter 7: Scene Assessment 89
Chapter 8: Patient Assessment 105
Chapter 9: Airway 111
Chapter 10: Breathing 127
Chapter 11: Circulation 161
Chapter 12: Disability 180
Chapter 13: Exposure/Environment 194
Chapter 14: Medical Emergencies 199
Chapter 15: Trauma 207
Chapter 16: Assisting the Paramedic 252
Chapter 17: Obstetrics 271
Chapter 18: Children and Infants 285
Chapter 19: Learning Disabilities 294
Chapter 20: Older People 296
Chapter 21: Cardiac Arrest 302
Glossary 320
References 323
Index 343
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