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Emergency Pathophysiology

Clinical Applications for Prehospital Care, 1st Edition

By Samuel M. Galvagno

Teton NewMedia

430 pages | 92 B/W Illus.

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Description

This core textbook defines the pathophysiologic mechanisms underlying the disease states commonly encountered by pre-hospital care providers. The chapters are short, clinically focused and specific to the diseases, disorders, and traumatic conditions of critical interest to the EMT and pre-hospital environment. Each chapter identifies the appropriate drugs and management guidelines to be used. Designed to bridge the gap between EMT and the Physician in all emergent or acute conditions, the book includes management cautions and tips are highlighted throughout the presentation. The book is tailored specifically to the curriculum for EMT training.

Table of Contents

GENERAL PRINCIPLES

Cell Physiology

Body Fluids and Fluid Therapy

Oxygen Transport

The Autonomic Nervous System

Pharmacokinetics

RESPIRATORY PATHOPHYSIOLOGY

Pulmonary Physiology and Pharmacology

Asthma

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Pulmonary Embolism

CARDIOVASCULAR PATHOPHYSIOLOGY

Basic Cardiac Physiology

Cardiac Disrhythmias

Acute Coronary Syndromes 1: Pathophysiology of Coronary Artery Disease

Acute Coronary Syndromes 2: Angina

Acute Coronary Syndromes 3: Acute Myocardial Infarction

Heart Failure

Hypertensive Emergencies and Urgencies

SHOCK

Hypvolemic Shock

Anaphylactic Shock

Septic Shock

ENDOCRINE DISORDERS

Diabetic Emergencies

Adrenal and Thyroid Emergencies

GASTROINTESTINAL EMERGENCIES

The Acute Abdomen

Gastrointestinal Bleeding

INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Pneumonia

Infectious disease emergencies

NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS

Acute Cerebral Infarction

Status Epilepticus

Neurological Trauma

ENVIRONMENTAL EMERGENCIES

Hypothermia

Heat Stroke and Heat Exhaustion

APPENDICES

Pharmacology of Rapid Sequence Intubation

Essentials of 12-lead Electrocardiograph Interpretation

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED015000
MEDICAL / Critical Care
MED026000
MEDICAL / Emergency Medicine
MED089000
MEDICAL / Veterinary Medicine / General