ALS Case Studies in Emergency Care

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9780130943170: ALS Case Studies in Emergency Care

Written by leading practitioners in the medical field, these case studies offer in-depth explanations of scenarios encountered in the prehospital environment. A consistent format helps readers understand the discussions, questions, and the resolution for each case; allowing them to gain exposure to the many different situations that will arise on the job. 51 cases are organized into 3 topic areas: Medical Emergencies, Trauma and Surgical Emergencies, and Special Situations. An excellent reference and interesting reading for emergency medical technicians and paramedics.

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ALS Case Studies in Emergency Care introduces real-life case studies that aim to engage students in the critical thinking process necessary to provide the best clinical care possible. Written by leading prehospital and emergency medicine practitioners, this valuable tool helps prepare emergency care providers for a variety of situations they may encounter in the field. The case-based approach offered by this book gives students the opportunity to apply the concepts learned in class and gives them the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the scenario format, which is increasingly used in national and state exams.

The book includes cases on Medical Emergencies, Trauma and Surgical Emergencies, and Special Situations.

Case topics include:
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Amputations
  • Exposure to Hazardous Material
  • Difficult Intubation
  • Multiple Blunt Trauma
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction

About the Author:

Edward T. Dickinson, MD, NREMT-P, FACEP, is currently Assistant Professor and Director dEMS Field Operations in the Department of Emergency Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia. He is Medical Director of the Malvern Fire company, the Berwyn Fire Company, and the Township of Haverford paramedics in Pennsylvania. He is a residency-trained, board-certified emergency medicine physician who is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Dr. Dickinson began his career in emergency services in 1979 as a firefighter-EMT in upstate New York. He has remained active in fire service and EMS for the past 25 years. He frequently rides with EMS units and has maintained his certification as a National Registry EMTPatamedic. He has served as medical editor for numerous Brady EMT-B and First Responder texts and is the author of Fire Service Emergency Care and coauthor of Emergency Care—Fire Service Edition and Emergency Incident Rehabilitation.

Andrew W. Stern, NREMT-P, MPA, MA has been working in EMS for over 25 years as a provider, educator, and administrator. He has authored over 25 articles, book chapters, and instructor manuals. He holds intrustor certifications in BCLS, ACLS, PALS (AHA), as well as for PHTLS and PEPP. Currently affiliated with the Town of Colonie Emergency Medical Services in New York State as a Senior Paramedic/Flightmedic, also serving as their CME coordinator. Mr. Stem's involvement in emergency services extends to membership in DMAT-2 (NY) and New York Rapid Response Team-1 (USAR). He is an associate of the Prehospital Care Research Forum and is a member of the National Association of EMS Educators.

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