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ALS Skills Review

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    2009
    ISBN: 9780763751210
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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Jeff McDonald, NREMT-P

ALS Skills Review provides detailed step-by-step instruction for the core psychomotor skills presented in the Paramedic National Standard Curriculum. This resource teaches ALS students and providers how to perform each skill correctly and offers helpful information, tips, and pointers designed to facilitate progression through practical examinations or real-life emergencies.

For each skill, you will find:
  • Performance objectives, indications, contraindications, complications, and an equipment list
  • Written step-by-step instructions to properly perform the skill with photos to demonstrate critical steps
  • Helpful tips including Safety, Special Populations, and In the Field
ALS skills are grouped into the following categories:
  • Airway Management and Ventilation
  • Cardiovascular Emergencies
  • Patient Assessment and Management
  • Vascular Access and Medication Administration
  • Medical
  • Trauma Management
  • Neonatology and Obstetrics
  • Operations
Features & Benefits

Skills include:
  • Performance Objectives
  • Equipment lists
  • Indications and contraindictions
  • Step-by-step procedures with four-color photos
  • Tip boxes
  • Check Your Knowledge questions
TABLE OF CONTENTS

0  INFECTION CONTROL/BODY SUBSTANCE ISOLATION
  i  Personal Protective Equipment
  ii  Body Substance Isolation
  iii  Handwashing
1  AIRWAY MANAGEMENT AND VENTILATION
  1  Jaw-Thrust Maneuver
  2  Tongue-Jaw Lift Maneuver
  3  Head Tilt-Chin Lift Maneuver
  4  Oxygen Administration
  5  Mouth-to-Mask Ventilation
  6  Bag-Mask Ventilation
  7  Oropharyngeal Airway
  8  Oral Suctioning
  9  Nasopharyngeal Airway 
  10  Adult Endotracheal Intubation 
  11  Pediatric Endotracheal Intubation 
  12  Introducer-Assisted Intubation
  13  Nasotracheal Intubation
  14  Laryngoscopy and Use of Magill Forceps
  15  In-Line Endotracheal Intubation
  16  Digital Intubation
  17  Dual-Lumen Airway Devices
  18  Laryngeal Mask Airways
  19  Needle Cricothyrotomy
  20  Surgical Cricothyrotomy
  21  Pharmacologically Assisted Intubation/Rapid Sequence Intubation
  22  Tracheal Suctioning
  23  Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
2  CARDIOVASCULAR EMERGENCIES
  24  Adult One-Rescuer CPR
  25  Adult Team CPR
  26  Adult Foreign Body Airway Obstruction
  27  Child CPR
  28  Child Foreign Body Airway Obstruction
  29  Infant CPR
  30  Infant Foreign Body Airway Obstruction
  31  Cardiac Arrest Management With an AED
  32  Defibrillation
  33  Cardioversion
  34  Transcutaneous Pacing
  35  12-Lead ECG Acquisition
  36  ECG Monitoring: Electrode Placement and Lead Selection
  37  Pericardiocentesis
3  PATIENT ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT
  38  Patient Assessment and Management
  39  Vital Signs
  40  Communication
  41  Documentation
4  VASCULAR ACCESS AND MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION
  42  Bronchodilator—Handheld Metered-Dose Inhaler
  43  Bronchodilator—Small-Volume Nebulizer
  44  Epinephrine Auto-injectors
  45  Oral Medication Administration
  46  Venous Cannulation
  47  Intraosseous Infusion
  48  Local Anesthesia for Intraosseous Infusion
  49  Implanted Venous Port Access
  50  General Rules of Medication Administration
  51  Drawing Medication from Ampules and Vials
  52  Hypodermic Medication Administration
  53  Mucosal Atomizer Medication Administration
  54  Intravenous Bolus Medication Administration
  55  Endotracheal Medication Administration
  56  Continuous Medication Infusion
5  MEDICAL
  57  Blood Collection
  58  Blood Glucose Measurement 
  59  Foley Catheterization
  60  Nasogastric Tube Insertion
6  TRAUMA
  61  General Bandaging Techniques
  62  Bleeding Control and Shock Management
  63  Bandaging Techniques for Specific Injuries
  64  Joint Injury
  65  Long Bone Injury
  66  Suggested Procedures for Immobilization
  67  Spinal Motion Restriction—Seated 
  68  Spinal Motion Restriction—Supine
  69  Traction Splinting—Ratchet Device 
  70  Traction Splinting—Sager-Type Device
  71  Pneumatic Antishock Garment
  72  Decompression of Tension Pneumothorax
7  NEONATOLOGY AND OBSTETRICS
  73  Childbirth
  74  Breech Delivery
  75  Prolapsed Cord
  76  Neonatal Resuscitation
  77  Meconium Aspiration
  78  Umbilical Vein Catheterization
8  OPERATIONS
  79  Cot Operation
  80  Patient Lifting Techniques
  81  Infection Conrol Techniques
  82  Crime Scene Operations
  83  Managing a Violent Patient


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