Prehospital Advanced Cardiac Life Support (2nd Edition)

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9780131101432: Prehospital Advanced Cardiac Life Support (2nd Edition)

Developed out of the authors' numerous years of successful classroom instruction to hundreds of students in ACLS courses. This volume contains 14 chapters that provide the core information necessary to prepare a candidate for the American Heart Association's ACLS Provider course. Concepts are presented in a logical manner that allows the reader to progress from a foundation of basic core knowledge (first six chapters) to more complex case management material. As the chapters progress, the information, cases and algorithms become more complex, requiring integration of the knowledge gained in previous chapters. Continuous reinforcement is a critical aspect of this book and will give readers the understanding necessary to pass ACLS and the confidence to use it. The volume presents key concepts of advanced cardiac life support, systematic approach to emergency cardiac care, airway management, ventilation, and oxygen therapy, gaining intravenous access, monitoring and dysrhythmia recognition, 12-lead electrocardiographic interpretation, electrical therapy, pharmacological therapy, acute coronary syndromes, algorithms and emergency cardiac care protocols, prehospital cardiac emergency scenarios, acute stroke, special resuscitation situations and special treatment considerations in the prehospital environment. For paramedics and EMTs.

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Developed as a result of the authors' numerous years of successful classroom instruction to hundreds of students in ACLS courses, this is the first ACLS text developed exclusively for prehospital emergency care providers. It is the perfect resource for any prehospital ACLS course! Concepts are presented in a logical manner that allows the reader to progress from a foundation of basic core knowledge to more complex case management material with a focus on how it applies to prehospital care. Comprehensive and complete, it details all of the information needed to pass the ACLS course and the confidence to use the skills in the field.

Features:
  • Geared exclusively towards prehospital emergency care providers, giving them the practical guidelines they need to successfully treat cardiac patients in the prehospital environment
  • Thoroughly updated to cover the Emergency Cardiac Care 2000 Guidelines
  • New expanded chapter on 12-Lead EKGs
  • Algorithms and emergency care protocols that are based on best practices for prehospital emergency cardiac care

About the Author:

Joseph J. Mistovich, M.Ed, NREMT-P. Joseph Mistovich is the Chairperson of the Department of Health Professions and a Professor at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio. He has 18 years of experience as an educator in emergency medical services and multidisciplinary allied health courses, including advanced cardiac life support.

Mr. Mistovich received his Master of Education degree in Community Health Education from Kent State University in 1988. He completed a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science degree with a major in Allied Health in 1985 and an Associate in Applied Science degree in Emergency Medical Technology in 1982 from Youngstown State University. He is also certified as a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic. Mr. Mistovich has over 22 years of experience providing advanced life support in the prehospital environment. He is an author or co-author of several EMS textbooks. He is a frequent presenter at local, state, and national conferences.

Randall W. Benner, M.Ed, NREMT-P. Randall Benner, Instructor in the Department of Health Professions at Youngstown State University, has over 16 years of experience as an educator in emergency medical services and as a field paramedic. He serves as the Director of the Emergency Medical Technology Program at Youngstown State University and is responsible for all levels of emergency medical education. In addition, he actively functions as a paramedic on an advanced life support unit.

Mr. Benner has served as a contributing author for a variety of EMS textbooks and instructor resource materials. He also serves as a medical content reviewer for emergency medical services and allied health publications. He is a contributing author to the revision of the United States..Department of Transportation National Standard EMT Intermediate and Paramedic curricula. He serves on several local, state, and national EMS committees. Mr. Benner is completing his Ph.D program in curriculum and instructional design at Kent State University.

Gregg S. Margolis, MS, NREMT-P. Gregg S. Margolis has been involved in emergency medicine and emergency medical education for over 20 years. He served as a faculty member and in leadership positions in the Departments of Emergency Medicine in two major academic institutions. In addition to his clinical, research, and educational experience, Mr. Margolis served as the Principal Investigator for the development of the Paramedic and EMT Intermediate National Standard Curricula. He is a renowned expert and frequent lecturer on a variety of topics in emergency medicine and the author of dozens of publications. Mr. Margolis consults nationally and internationally in emergency medical services development and education.

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