Radiology Life Support (RAD-LS) : A Practical Approach book cover
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Radiology Life Support (RAD-LS)
A Practical Approach

ISBN 9780340741580
Published April 30, 1999 by CRC Press
212 Pages

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Book Description

'Radiology Life Support' focuses on the adverse effects and life-threatening emergencies caused by reactions to the contrast media used in every modern radiology department. Such reactions are relatively infrequent yet can be severe and are therefore difficult to identify and then handle safely without training. All radiologists will experience at least a few such reactions throughout their career. This book teaches proper recognition and treatment of adverse contrast reactions, proper use of sedation and analgesic agents, proper management of an airway in an emergency situation and principle concepts in basic and advanced life support (including early defibrilation). The text is based on the successful training course run by the editors and sponsored by the American Roentgen Ray Society. Adverse reactions to contrast agents are somewhat difficult for physicians without practice to identify and then handle effectively. This volume is a useful aid to the identification process.

Table of Contents

1. Intravascular contrast media and premedication 2. Presentation and early recognition of contrast reactions 3. Treatment of acute contrast reactions 4. Pediatric contrast reactions and airway management 5. Airways and oxygen for adult emergencies in the radiology department 6. Cardiac dysrhythmia management in the radiology department 7. Sedation, analgesia and patient observation in interventional radiology 8. Pediatric conscious sedation 9. Contrast media extravasation 10. Contrast nephrotoxicity 11. Case studies: Adult emergency radiology situations 12. Case studies: Cardiac dysrhythmias 13. Case studies: Contrast nephrotoxicity 14. Case studies: Urgent decisions in interventional radiology

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