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Emergency Pathophysiology
Clinical Applications for Prehospital Care




ISBN 9781591610076
Published July 1, 2003 by Teton NewMedia
456 Pages 92 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book 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

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