Avoiding Common Prehospital Errors

Written specifically for the prehospital emergency team, this essential volume in the Avoiding Common Errors Series combines evidence-based practice with well-earned experience and best practices opinion to help you avoid common errors of ...

Avoiding Common Prehospital Errors

Author: Benjamin Lawner

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1451177747

Page: 452

View: 908

Avoiding Common Prehospital Errors, will help you develop the deep understanding of common patient presentations necessary to prevent diagnostic and treatment errors and to improve outcomes. Providing effective emergency care in the field is among the most challenging tasks in medicine. You must be able to make clinically vital decisions quickly, and perform a wide range of procedures, often under volatile conditions. Written specifically for the prehospital emergency team, this essential volume in the Avoiding Common Errors Series combines evidence-based practice with well-earned experience and best practices opinion to help you avoid common errors of prehospital care. Look inside and discover... • Concise descriptions of each error are followed by insightful analysis of the “hows” and “whys” underlying the mistake, and clear descriptions of ways to avoid such errors in the future. • “Pearls” highlighted in the text offer quick vital tips on error avoidance based on years of clinical and field experience. • Focused content emphasizes "high impact" areas of prehospital medicine, including airway management, cardiac arrest, and respiratory and traumatic emergencies.

Avoiding Common Prehospital Errors

Avoiding Common Prehospital Errors

Author: Corey M. Slovis

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1451131593

Page: 440

View: 354

Avoiding Common Prehospital Errors, will help you develop the deep understanding of common patient presentations necessary to prevent diagnostic and treatment errors and to improve outcomes. Providing effective emergency care in the field is among the most challenging tasks in medicine. You must be able to make clinically vital decisions quickly, and perform a wide range of procedures, often under volatile conditions.Written specifically for the prehospital emergency team, this essential volume in the Avoiding Common Errors Series combines evidence-based practice with well-earned experience and best practices opinion to help you avoid common errors of prehospital care.Look inside and discover...* Concise descriptions of each error are followed by insightful analysis of the "hows" and "whys" underlying the mistake, and clear descriptions of ways to avoid such errors in the future.* "Pearls" highlighted in the text offer quick vital tips on error avoidance based on years of clinical and field experience.* Focused content emphasizes "high impact" areas of prehospital medicine, including airway management, cardiac arrest, and respiratory and traumatic emergencies.

Avoiding Common Anesthesia Errors

... most common concentration of hypertonic saline used clinically is 3%, the
concentrations studied in clinical trials ranges ... remains unclear because many
prehospital studies compared only single boluses of experimental and control
fluids.

Avoiding Common Anesthesia Errors

Author: Catherine Marcucci

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1451178697

Page: 704

View: 522

This pocket book succinctly describes 215 common, serious errors made by attendings, residents, fellows, CRNAs, and practicing anesthesiologists in the practice of anesthesia and offers practical, easy-to-remember tips for avoiding these errors. The book can easily be read immediately before the start of a rotation or used for quick reference. Each error is described in a quick-reading one-page entry that includes a brief clinical scenario, a short review of the relevant physiology and/or pharmacology, and tips on how to avoid or resolve the problem. Illustrations are included where appropriate. The book also includes important chapters on human factors, legal issues, CPT coding, and how to select a practice.

Intensive Care Unit Manual

In Lawner BJ, Slovis CM, Fowler R, et al (eds): Avoiding Common Prehospital
Errors. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams &Wilkins, 2013, pp 361-363. Delirium in
the Intensive Care Unit: Diagnosis and Treatment David 374.e1 Bibliography ...

Intensive Care Unit Manual

Author: Paul N. Lanken

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1416024557

Page: 1057

View: 758

A practical, hands-on, how-to manual that covers the full spectrum of conditions encountered in the ICU, guiding you step-by-step from your initial approach to the patient through diagnosis and treatment. Compact, affordable, and comprehensive, the ICU Manual puts all the critical care information you need right at your fingertips! Grasp the latest developments in critical care with extensive updates and revisions to several key chapters, as well as brand-new chapters on Alcohol Withdrawal Syndromes; Acute Heart Failure Syndromes; Noninvasive Ventilation; and more ICU conditions. Understand and apply the most important ICU practices, including management of acute respiratory failure, mechanical ventilation, invasive hemodynamic monitoring, and the care of patients with special needs, AIDS, end-stage renal disease, or end-stage liver disease.

Paramedic Care

Principles and Practice - Introduction to Advanced Prehospital Care Bryan E.
Bledsoe, Robert S. Porter, Richard A. Cherry ... Traps of interviewing , or common
errors made when listening and providing feedback to patients , include the ... the
public's trust and avoiding behaviors that might be interpreted as abuse of power
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Paramedic Care

Author: Bryan E. Bledsoe

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN:

Page: 738

View: 323

Completely updated in a new 3rd edition and written by the best-selling author team of Bryan E. Bledsoe D.O., F.A.C.E.P., EMT-P, Robert S. Porter M.A., NREMT-P, and Richard A. Cherry , M.S., NREMT-P , this student-friendly easy to understand series covers the DOT National Standard Curriculum . This book provides an overview of a Paramedic's role and Paramedic systems. Also covered are illness and injury prevention, medical/legal aspects, ethics, pathophysiology, pharmacology, medication administration, therapeutic communications, life span development, and airway management.

Pediatric and Neonatal Tests and Procedures

Successful prehospital endotracheal intubation appears to correlate with
resuscitation from cardiopulmonary arrest in ... helps to avoid common errors in
memorization of age - adjusted endotracheal tube sizes , per - kilogram drug
formulations ...

Pediatric and Neonatal Tests and Procedures

Author: H. William Taeusch

Publisher: Saunders

ISBN:

Page: 686

View: 541

Covering the major pediatric and pediatric surgical subspecialties, this text thoroughly discusses common methods and procedures needed in the field of pediatrics. It includes sections on body systems such as cardiovascular, pulmonary, CNS, eyes/ears/nose/throat, fluid/metabolic, renal, gastrointestinal, endocrine, hematological, and musculoskeletal; it also focuses on common lab techniques, clinical data management, trauma, and more. COMPREHENSIVE - Provides complete information for those needing to know the preparation, indications, problems, pain management and requirements for medical procedures and tests carried out on kids. All pediatric age groups are included - helping readers provide exemplary care to all patients, from neonates to teens. EASY TO UNDERSTAND - Clearly describes the basics - such as what normal lab values are and how to perform routine assessments - and offers must-have details on less common, more specialized techniques and approaches. EASY TO REFERENCE - Organized by systems (pulmonary, cardiac, GI, etc.) as well as by type of emergency procedure (neonatal, resuscitative, emergency dept, etc.). CONTRIBUTED BY THE BEST - Features 58 authorities chosen for their technical expertise. Advice is dependable - and easy to follow. FULLY ILLUSTRATED - Presents hundreds of beautiful figures to clarify and support the text.

EMT Prehospital Care

TABLE 15-3 SECTIONS OF A PREHOSPITAL CARE REPORT Section Data
Items How Entered Run data Patient Narrative ... system Use check boxes as
appropriate: fill in boxes, completely avoiding stray marks Enter times of vital
signs Include positives and ... Some common situations that occur everywhere
include the correction of errors, reporting exposure to infectious diseases, and on
-the-job injury.

EMT Prehospital Care

Author: Mark C. Henry

Publisher: W.B. Saunders Company

ISBN: 9780721661018

Page: 788

View: 497

This 2nd edition has been completely revised to reflect the new DOT curriculum guidelines for EMT education. The sections of the text are organized to correspond exactly with the DOT curriculum's "assessment-based" approach. Assessment and treatment protocols present essential information on all of the most common presenting complaints. Protocols are set apart from the text to help summarize key signs, symptoms, and treatment methods. Skill performance sheets are provided for all of the skills in the DOT curriculum. Plus, enrichment materials expand on the basics without interrupting the flow of essential information.

Pediatric Emergency Care Systems

In some emergencies , brief on - scene evaluation time is sometimes critical to
avoid unnecessary morbidity and mortality . ... Biotelemetric transmission of
cardiac rhythms — a common prehospital assessment in adults — is rarely
helpful in children , who do not usually present with primary cardiac disease . ...
Most grievous errors in pediatric prehospital care are due to failure to adequately
perform BLS .

Pediatric Emergency Care Systems

Author: Ronald A. Dieckmann

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 494

View: 891

Patient entry into emergency care system/prehospital care/ hospital care/personnel training & function/administration.

Prehospital Emergency Care and Crisis Intervention

Always build a crib to guard against equipment failures or operator errors. 2. ...
The PTO shaft is the second most common cause of accidents, and the accidents
most often occur in fall in fall or winter when a farmer's ... As you remove the
patient, make sure that all rescuers and onlookers stand clear to avoid further
injury. 4.

Prehospital Emergency Care and Crisis Intervention

Author: Brent A. Hafen

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780893039783

Page: 752

View: 450

Emergency Medical Services

The most egregious error a ratory efforts are deemed insufficient , more e -
opener healthcare provider can make , second to labelaggressive ... All patients ,
including those who consumption is common . Avoid using kide to two or more of
these questions is admit to having consumed only “ two beer " ' and ney - shaped
emesis basins to contain ... Never its use is not yet widespread , some EMS sys
withhold dextrose or glucose paste for fear of tems utilize breathalyzer - type
devices ...

Emergency Medical Services

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

View: 903

Prehospital Care

Levering against the teeth is a common error and there is little excuse for it . The
Sellick ... Unrecognized misplacement or displacement of the tube is a constant
threat in the field , and every precaution must be taken to avoid either . 101010 II .

Prehospital Care

Author: Victoria L. Cleary

Publisher: Aspen Pub

ISBN:

Page: 369

View: 979

This book contains information needed to establish and effectively manage a base hospital, focusing on team building practices and human resources management, and addresses commonly encountered problems, controversies, and trends in patient management. it includes numerous tables, figures, appendix, and sample forms. Written and edited by experienced directors, teachers, managers, and providers of prehospital care.

Prehospital Emergency Care Crisis Intervention

As you remove the patient , make sure that all rescuers and onlookers stand clear
to avoid further injury . ... Always build a crib to guard against equipment failures
or operator errors . ... The PTO shaft is the second most common cause of
accidents , and the accidents most often occur in fall in fall or winter when a
farmer ' s ...

Prehospital Emergency Care   Crisis Intervention

Author: Brent Q. Hafen

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 800

View: 922

Prehospital Systems and Medical Oversight

In the recent past , maximum EMS response was always sent to avoid errors in
judgment . Today , however , medical ... to maximal response thinking . Because
combined fire and EMS dispatch is common , EMS medical directors must have ...

Prehospital Systems and Medical Oversight

Author: Alexander Kuehl

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

ISBN:

Page: 492

View: 327

(1E 1989 titled EMS Medical Directors' Handbook) Incl. rick mgmt/education/ethical issues/nurses/catastrophies/etc.

Disease Drug Consult

Preventing miscommunication in drug administration Common combination
drugs : Indications and dosages ... If you're involved in a drug error , ask another
professional to give the antidote . ... and pre - hospital medications that the
patient is to discontinue • the correct dose and frequency , highlighting changes
from the pre ...

Disease   Drug Consult

Author: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN:

Page: 495

View: 267

Disease & Drug Consult is a unique new series of handbooks that combine disease monographs plus monographs on drugs used to treat diseases. With "Cardiovascular Disorders," nurses can read a full description of heart failure, then turn to the drug monographs for a full discussion of each of the drugs used to treat that disease.

Emergency Medical Treatment

Inadequate oxygenation and ventilation using the esophageal obturator gastric
tube airway in the prehospital setting . JAMA 250 : 3067 , 1983 . Bass R , Allison
E ... Common errors and how to avoid them . Emerg Med 21 ( 15 ) : 91 , 1989 .

Emergency Medical Treatment

Author: Nancy L. Caroline

Publisher: Little Brown & Company

ISBN:

Page: 643

View: 437

Designed for use in EMT-A and EMT-Intermediate courses. Each chapter includes learning objectives, boxed summaries, flow charts, glossaries, skill evaluation checklists, and case histories--all of which reinforce a thorough understanding of prehospital emergency care skills. Lecturers - Click here to order a Review Copy of this title !

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Successful prehospital intubation is correlated with resuscitation from full arrest in
the patient under 18 months . ... Legible wall charts or pocket " code cards ” help
avoid common errors in memorization of age - adjusted weights , blood ...

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Author: Moses Grossman

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN:

Page: 732

View: 248

Includes CV & pulmonary emergencies/pain syndromes/trauma/ prehosp. care/toxicology/organ system dis./patient transfer.

Cardiovascular Therapeutics

Care must be taken to avoid the common errors of mistaking fine ventricular
fibrillation , lead detachment , or ... In the prehospital phase , this appears to
result in improved survival to hospital admission but not to hospital discharge .

Cardiovascular Therapeutics

Author: Elliott M. Antman

Publisher: Saunders

ISBN:

Page: 1213

View: 201

Building on the strong foundation provided by the 6th edition of Braunwald's Heart Disease, this thoroughly revised and updated reference is now more user-friendly and clinically useful than ever. Extensively cross-referenced with tables and figures, it facilitates the decision-making process clinicians face when choosing among various cardiovascular therapeutic options. This new edition of Cardiovascular Therapeutics covers the latest concepts in pathophysiology, evaluation, and management of patients with cardiovascular disorders*in partnership with the Braunwald text for a comprehensive yet focused clinical resource. Reflects the information explosion that has occurred in cardiovascular therapeutics over the past five years. Contains cutting-edge information on pharmacotherapeutic, surgical, and catheter-based therapies for cardiovascular disease. Features an emphasis on user-friendly, clinically relevant information in a format that is fast and easy-to-access. Extensive details of all interventions are highlighted in text, tables, and crisp, high-quality illustrations. Provides an up-to-date source for interpretation of clinical data, drug interactions, available devices, and indications for therapy A new section on Decision-Making Tools describes the principles of test analysis, design and interpretation of randomized trials; the use of cost-effectiveness and decision analysis; and bedside assays for assessment of cardiovascular therapeutics. Three new appendices offer a thorough index of all the drugs and technological support devices commonly used in contemporary cardiovascular therapeutics, particularly regarding dose recommendations and drug interactions. Contains 13 all-new chapters, plus 41 chapters that have undergone major revision and/or feature new authors. An extremely useful table shows modification of Sicilian Gambit classification of AA Rx and effects on ECG. Covers important revisions on the latest RCT data on the use of stains. Features excellent surgical diagrams for MV repair. Discusses cutting-edge, catheter-based approaches to management of adults with congenital heart disease (e.g., closure of ASDs).

The Emergently Ill Child

Last , mandatory retrospective review of all prehospital and emergency
department pediatric resuscitations further ... respiratory rates , as well as exact
drug doses per kilogram , will help avoid common errors of management ( Table
44 - 1 ) .

The Emergently Ill Child

Author: Roger M. Barkin

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 409

View: 949

The Medical School Admission Adviser

You must avoid this all - too - common error of deceptive entries ! When
confronted with such a mistake , an applicant frequently responds that he made a
" technical error . ” Hardly ever , it seems , will a technical error be accepted at
face value ...

The Medical School Admission Adviser

Author: Marvin Fogel

Publisher: Dutton Adult

ISBN:

Page: 196

View: 922