Manual of Emergency Airway Management, now in its 4th edition, is a practical guide to emergency airway management in any adult or pediatric patient and offers step-by-step instructions on techniques, drug administration, and prevention and management of complications.The book may be used in conjunction with the Difficult Airway CourseTM, or on its own. The text has been reorganized to reflect the decision-making process of emergency care providers treating the patient in distress. Features include: Completely reorganized chapters into cohesive sections Expanded discussion of videolaryngoscopes, including newer, low-cost alternatives More illustrations, with expanded “how to” descriptions Revised and updated airway algorithms
The Walls Manual of Emergency Airway Management is the world’s most trusted reference on emergency airway management, and is the foundation text in the nationally recognized The Difficult Airway Course: EmergencyTM and The Difficult Airway Course: EMSTM. Its practical, hands-on approach provides all the concrete guidance you need to effectively respond to any airway emergency, whether inside the hospital, emergency department, urgent care setting, or anywhere else where airway emergencies may occur. Apply the latest evidence-based approaches thanks to state-of-the-art coverage that includes new chapters on “The Difficult Airway Cart” and “Human Factors in Emergency Airway Management,” expanded coverage on delayed sequence intubation (DSI), and comprehensive updates throughout. Efficiently overcome any challenge in airway management with the aid of step-by-step instructions, mnemonics, easy-to-follow algorithms, and rich illustrations. Glean expert insights from a brand-new editorial team led by Calvin Brown III, MD, who is Dr. Walls’ colleague and protégé, and consisting of the same experts who teach The Difficult Airway Course: EmergencyTM and The Difficult Airway Course: AnesthesiaTM.
This manual offers step-by-step instructions on techniques, drug administration, and prevention and management of complications and includes a complete section on difficult clinical scenarios. The book is packed with easy-to-follow algorithms and diagrams and helpful mnemonics. All chapters have been updated for this Second Edition and templated to ensure consistent organization. The authors have removed obsolete drugs and added evidence-based analyses of procedures. A new section on implementation includes stocking the airway cart, establishing protocols, training, and skill retention.
This text covers 193 step-by-step emergency procedures, including four procedures new to this edition - umbilical vessel cannulation, pelvic splinting, peripheral nerve stimulator (twitch monitoring), and methotrexate for ectopic pregnancy. Detailed illustrations visually reinforce the techniques.
Pain Management and Sedation Emergency Department Management
The only reference on managing pain in the emergency room, this groundbreaking resource is the first book to provide an authoritative, clinical reference on managing acute pain and chronic pain problems in the ER. Includes drug and dosage tables throughout with details on drug therapeutics, regulations, drug-seeking patients, legal aspects of pain management and sedation, and more.
Provides emergency nurses and other trauma care providers with a wealth of practical information for managing trauma patients during the critical first hour of care. The content has been thoroughly updated and includes current topics in trauma care, clinical concepts, specific clinical practice issues and skills, and insight into special populations and their unique care needs.
Critical Care Paramedic is the first and only book written for the expanding field of critical care transport. Utilizing the successful format of Brady’s best-selling Paramedic Care: Principles & Practice, this book is both written and extensively reviewed by leading experts in the field. This comprehensive book addresses all aspects of critical care transport including: operations, safety, advanced pharmacodynamics, advanced physiologic monitoring, advanced airway management, medical emergencies, trauma emergencies, organ donation, and other important areas of critical care. Critical Care Paramedic will be the industry standard for critical care paramedic education and available only from Brady.
This completely revised 6th edition continues to serve as the definitive EM resource. Now with a new full-color page layout, it encompasses all of today's scientific and clinical knowledge, with a focus on the diagnosis and management of the problems most frequently encountered in the Emergency Department. Comprehensive in scope user-friendly, it remains the reference for up-to-the-minute, quick-access information when time is of the essence.
An excellent, comprehensive clinical reference thoughtfully revised to address new challenges facing emergency nurses, emergency medical technicians and paramedics. MANUAL OF EMERGENCY CARE details the basic principles of emergency care; includes up-to-the-minute advances in emergency care, medical, trauma, and special case emergencies; contains four entirely new chapters devoted to patient education, allergies, forensic nursing and legal issues; and offers thoroughly revised, more detailed chapters on sexual assault, wound care, and domestic violence. * Includes complete, up-to-date and practical information for clinical practitioners and nursing students. * Presents a team approach to problem solving, reflecting actual practices in emergency departments. * Covers assessment parameters, diagnostic tests, therapeutic interventions and other information pertinent to disorders and conditions NEW TO THIS EDITION: * Includes new chapter on forensic nursing thoroughly explaining the role of forensic nurses and the collection of forensic data. * Offers a new chapter on patient and family education, stressing the growing importance of providing supports to help patients and their families continue recovery once they leave emergency care. * Presents basic legal issues for emergency nurses in a new chapter addressing hot legal topics including legal consent, proper treatment of psychiatric patients, appropriate handling of forensic issues, and terms of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA). * Provides a new chapter on allergies with detailed descriptions of reactions and the associated signs and symptoms, interventions, diagnostic tests, latex allergies, and patient education and support. * Contains an updated, extensively detailed chapter on sexual assault listing proper procedures for collecting, securing and transferring evidence, following up, documenting the assault and testifying in court, all in a bulleted, easy-to-follow format. * Offers newly revised wound management chapter with more detailed definitions and descriptions of wounds and wound care. * Includes separate chapters on intravenous therapy and laboratory specimens. New chapter providing specialty information about forensic nursing (Chapter 40) thoroughly explains the role forensic nursing plays; situations calling for collection of forensic data; how to take forensic photography; how to collect, track, and document physical evidence appropriately; and treatment of and concerns surrounding special situations (e.g., gun shot wounds, stab wounds, suicides/accidents). A new chapter about patient and family education (Chapter 3) stresses the growing importance of providing the patient and family with the information they need as they continue through the healing process. This chapter helps emergency personnel identify learning needs, assess the learner, establish learning goals, select and use appropriate teaching methods, evaluate the effectiveness, and document. Examples of discharge instructions for common ailments (e.g., nosebleed, wound care/burn care, sore throat/cold) are also included. New chapter on basic legal issues for emergency nurses (Chapter 8) addresses yet another hot topic by describing terms for legal consent (e.g., patient age, patient competency, reportable conditions/situations), proper treatment of psychiatric patients, appropriate handling of forensic issues, and terms of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA). A new chapter about allergies (Chapter 20) clearly and completely gives information about allergic reactions by providing definitions, describing types of reactions and the associated signs and symptoms and therapeutic interventions, listing diagnostic tests for allergies, explaining latex allergy, and giving information about education and support. Radically revised chapter on sexual assault (Chapter 31)that gives more in depth details about sexual assauRevision of wound management chapter (Chapter 21) to include more complete definitions and descriptions of wounds and wound care. Individual chapters for intravenous therapy (Chapter 6) and laboratory specimens (Chapter 7) to provide more specific and complete coverage of these important topics.