In this book, Andy Collen offers a wealth of knowledge about the importance of decision making in healthcare practice to reduce clinical risk and improve outcomes for patients. The text explores the role of the modern paramedic and of the paramedic as a critical thinker. It offers a unique perspective on clinical decision making, highlighting important aspects such as the balance between intuition and experience as well as professional issues. Each chapter includes: * Case studies, scenarios and real life examples * Practice tips and checklists * The latest theory, evidence and research * Discussion of ethical considerations, keeping the correct balance of confidence and competence and how to deal with dilemmas in practice. It will be essential reading for paramedic students and all ambulance clinicians undertaking continuing professional development.
Medsurg, Critical care, Cardiology, & Peds essentials Includes ACLS, CPR, and PALS guidelines. Lists the drugs required for ACLS and PALS, including adult and pediatric dosages. Covers PALS concepts and protocols that are unique to the newborn, infant, and pediatric patient, including formulas. Identifies important clinical implications in "Clinical Tips". Build clinical confidence ECG practice and recognition Common medication formulas for calculation Respiratory and AED/defibrillation skills Simulation case studies / megacodes with critical-thinking exercises
Completely updated and revised to include the 2005 guidelines for cardiovascular resuscitation (CPR) and emergency cardiovascular care (ECC), CPR and AED, Fifth Edition integrates the training of CPR and AED into one simple program. This program teaches basic life support and addresses breathing and cardiac emergencies in caring for adults, children, and infants. It is also designed to facilitate the efficient training, testing, and retesting in the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs).
The evolving field of emergency medical services (EMS) requires professional educators who are knowledgeable about teaching and learning strategies, classroom management, assessment and evaluation, technology in learning, legal implications in education, program infrastructure design, and administering programs of excellence to meet state and national accreditation guidelines. Foundations of Education: An EMS Approach, Third Edition, provides EMS educators with the tools, ideas, and information necessary to succeed in each of these areas. The content reflects how current educational knowledge and theory uniquely apply to EMS students, educators, and programs. This textbook is used in the NAEMSE Instructor Courses, and is an excellent reference for all EMS educators, as well as educators in allied health professions. Evidence-Based Content In addition to foundational topics such as teaching philosophy and classroom management, the text covers brain-based learning, accreditation and program evaluation, emerging technologies, and assessment strategies. It guides educators to write objectives, prepare lesson plans, and deliver education in engaging ways to maximize student learning. Grounded in this information, EMS educators can promote effective education regardless of the type of course or setting. Highlights -Covers current educational theory and teaching methodologies specific to EMS -Meets and exceeds the latest DOT National Guidelines for Educating EMS Instructors -Offer practical advice and scenarios in the form of Teaching Tips and Case in Points
The internationally best-selling Medical Pharmacology at a Glance is the ideal companion for all medical and healthcare students, providing a visual overview of pharmacology, and describing the basic principles of drug action, interaction, absorption, and excretion. Clear and accessible chapters organised around common diseases and conditions facilitate efficient clinical learning, and include references to drug classes and side effects, disease pathophysiology, prescribing guidelines, and more. Now in its ninth edition, this leading guide has been thoroughly updated to reflect current guidelines and drug information. This edition features new and revised illustrations, additional pedagogical tools, and enhanced online content. Widely recognised as both the best introduction to medical pharmacology and the perfect revision tool for USMLE and pharmacology exams, this invaluable guide: Covers a wide range of drugs used to treat conditions such as hypertension, anaemias, cancer, and affective disorders Explains drug mechanisms and the principles of drug action Discusses practical topics including drug misuse, drug indications, and side effects Includes a companion website featuring online cases, flashcards, and a list of core drugs
Medical professionals are increasingly engaging with social media in an effort to provide credible evidence-based information and combat the misinformation that patients are finding online and bringing to office visits. Medical professionals are uniquely poised to recognize the harm that can come from applying the incorrect information to decisions affecting one's health, while they are also able to serve as valued and knowledgeable experts online and engage with patients and the public to provide accurate, up-to-date information. Social Media for Medical Professionals: Strategies for Successfully Engaging in an Online World is a unique, first-of-its-kind resource, providing specific social media strategies for engagement, as well as advice regarding best practices for professionals to maintain at all times. Chapters discuss many aspects pertaining to social media, covering the basics, researching and assessing credible medical information online, and best practices for discussing myths and misconceptions with patients. Later chapters cover the benefits of engaging in social media as a medical professional, strategies for increasing engagement and building an audience, various options and platforms for content creation and finding your niche, dos's and don'ts regarding patient privacy, and strategies for dealing with negative comments online. A uniquely practical resource, Social Media for Medical Professionals: Strategies for Successfully Engaging in an Online World will be of interest to medical professionals across the spectrum of healthcare, from the student to the seasoned clinician, providing valuable perspective on practicing medicine in an evolving digital world.
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