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BLS Skills Review

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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Jeff McDonald, NREMT-P

BLS Skills Review provides detailed step-by-step instruction for every psychomotor skill presented in the EMT-Basic National Standard Curriculum. This resource teaches BLS 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
  • Case-based Check Your Knowledge questions to encourage students to test their knowledge of the skills presented
BLS Skills are grouped into the following categories:
  • Airway Management 
  • Cardiovascular Emergencies
  • Patient Assessment and Management
  • Medical Administration
  • Trauma Management
  • Obstetrical Management
  • Operational Skills
  • Advanced Airway Management
  • Features & Benefits
Skills include:
  • Equipment lists
  • Indications and contraindictions
  • Step-by-step procedures with four-color photos
Boxed features include:
  • Safety Tips
  • In the Field
  • Special Populations
Table of Contents
Section 1      Airway Management
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-Valve-Mask Ventilation
7. Oropharyngeal Airway
8. Oral Suctioning
9. Nasopharyngeal Airway
Section 2      Cardiovascular Emergencies
10. Adult One-Rescuer CPR
11. Adult Team CPR
12. Adult Foreign Body Airway Obstruction
13. Child CPR
14. Child Foreign Body Airway Obstruction
15. Infant CPR
16. Infant Foreign Body Airway Obstruction
17. Neonatal Resuscitation
18. Cardiac Arrest Management with an AED
Section 3      Patient Assessment and Management
19. Patient Assessment and Management
20. Vital Signs
21. Communication
22. Documentation
Section 4      Medication Administration
23. Bronchodilator - Handheld Metered-Dose Inhaler
24. Bronchodilator - Small-Volume Nebulizer
25. Epinephrine Auto-Injectors
26. Oral Medication Administration
Section 5      Trauma Management
27. General Bandaging Techniques
28. Bleeding Control and Shock Management
29. Bandaging Techniques for Specific Injuries
30. Joint Injury
31. Long Bone Injury
32. Suggested Procedures for Immobilization
33. Spinal Motion Restriction - Seated
34. Spinal Motion Restriction - Supine
35. Traction Splinting - Ratchet Device
36. Traction Splinting - Sager-Type Device
37. Pneumatic Antishock Garment
Section 6     Obstetrical Management
38. Childbirth
39. Breech Delivery
40. Prolapsed Cord
Section 7      Operational Skills
41. Cot Operation
42. Patient Lifting Techniques
43. Infection Control Techniques
44. Crime Scene Operations
45. Managing a Violent Patient
Section 8      Advanced Airway Management
46. Dual-Lumen Airway Devices
47. Adult Endotracheal Intubation
48. Pediatric Endotracheal Intubation
49. Tracheal Suctioning

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