Ambulance Care Practice is an essential guide for trainee associate ambulance practitioners, paramedic students and other ambulance clinicians.
Key features of the book are:
• In line with the National Education Network for Ambulance Services standards
• Illustrated throughout with anatomical drawings and photographs
• Procedures boxes which take you step by step through essential clinical skills
• Chapters on mental health and end of life care which are specific to associate ambulance practitioner level
• Evidence-based throughout and referenced to the latest guidance, research and policy
• Key points to guide you through the book.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
2 The Ambulance Service
4 Legal, ethical and professional issues
5 Health and safety
6 Manual handling
7 Drug administration
8 Scene Assessment
9 Patient Assessment
15 Medical emergencies
17 Assisting the paramedic
18 Obstetrics and gynaecology
19 Children and infants
20 Mental health
21 Learning disabilities
22 Older people
23 Cardiac arrest
24 End of life care
About the Authors
Richard Pilbery MCPara is a Research Paramedic employed by Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust and an Associate Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University. He is the author of the popular continuing professional development series for paramedics, Standby CPD, and the editor for the seventh UK edition of Nancy Caroline’s Emergency Care in the Streets textbook.
Kris Lethbridge MCPara lives in the West Country and works for South West Ambulance Service Trust (SWAST). He is a paramedic and clinical educator with a passion for all aspects of pre-hospital care. Kris is currently a council member for the College of Paramedics.