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Intravenous Therapy for Prehospital Providers

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    ISBN: 9781449641580
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    Second edition
    ISBN: 9781449641580

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 

Intravenous Therapy for Prehospital Providers is the only book written specifically to teach prehospital personnel about the complex subject of IV therapy.
Proficiency in IV therapy technique is important for most procedures required in advanced life support. The Second Edition builds upon the success of the First Edition and includes new content and features. Learning objectives are now outlined at the beginning of each chapter and the Test Your Knowledge section provides a series of multiple-choice questions relating to the objectives.

Coverage now includes: 

  • Revised section on legal issues, including explanations of both criminal and civil law New section on scope of practice 
  • New section on the disease process 
  • Enhanced information regarding protection from communicable disease 
  • Additional information on acid-base balance, including an easy method to determine the acid-base imbalances 
  • Additional information on IV drip rate and drug calculations 
  • Practical tips for starting pediatric IVs 
Intravenous Therapy for Prehospital Providers can be used in a stand-alone IV therapy training course, or as a supplement in a core training program to provide additional coverage on IV therapy. The book includes both teaching and testing skill sheets, and additional student and instructor resources are available on  

Table of Contents

Chapter  1           Introduction to IV Therapy: Roles, Responsibilities, and Legal Issues
Chapter  2           Infection Control
Chapter  3           Basic Cell Physiology
Chapter  4           Principles of Fluid Balance
Chapter  5           Causes and Treatment of Shock
Chapter  6           Altered Level of Consciousness
Chapter  7           IV Techniques and Administration
Chapter  8           Age-Specific Considerations

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