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Sick/Not Sick: A Guide to Rapid Patient Assessment

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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), Mike Helbock, John M.Jerin

Completely updated with new case studies throughout, Sick/Not Sick, Second Edition
is designed to help EMS personnel develop rapid patient assessment
skills. This resources distills years of field experience into a
workable formula that both inexperienced and experienced providers can
use. Sick/Not Sick teaches EMS personnel how
to quickly collect information and discern what details are important in
order to provide immediate initial care. After all, in EMS it comes
down to whether the patient is SICK or NOT SICK.

The Second Edition includes:

  • Over 30 new adult and pediatric medical and trauma case studies.
  • Updated content, incorporating information from the National EMS Education Standards.

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Table of Contents

Section  1          Adult SICK/NOT SICK
  Chapter  1         Why SICK/NOT SICK?
  Chapter  2         SICK/NOT SICK in a Nutshell
  Chapter  3         SICK/NOT SICK Starts While You Are En Route
  Chapter  4         The Clinical Picture of a Medical Patient
  Chapter  5         The Clinical Picture of a Trauma Patient
  Chapter  6         Make a Decision
  Chapter  7         What If I Make the Wrong Decision?
  Chapter  8         Common Mistakes

  2          Pediatric SICK/NOT SICK
  Chapter  9         Pediatric SICK/NOT SICK in a Nutshell
  Chapter  10       The Pediatric Triangle
  Chapter  11       Pediatrics: Make a Decision

  3          Case Studies
  Chapter  12       Medical Case Studies
  Chapter  13       Trauma Case Studies
  Chapter  14       Pediatric Case Studies

  A        Quizzes
Appendix  B        Skills Checklists

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