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Trauma Case Studies for the Paramedic

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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Stephen J. Rahm, NRP

Patient assessment and management combine to create an interwoven sequence of events that requires paramedics to perform a systematic assessment of the patient and determine what treatment is most appropriate and when it needs to be given.  Trauma Case Studies for the Paramedic contains 20 case studies representing a variety of trauma emergencies that paramedics may encounter in the field.

Trauma Case Studies for the Paramedic is intended to reinforce the importance of a systematic patient assessment and management approach to paramedic students by presenting them with trauma emergencies that they are likely to encounter.  A superb supplement to classroom and textbook learning, this book allows the reader to practice applying knowledge to cases before actually going on an emergency call.

Features & Benefits
  • Each chapter begins with a case study.  Each case begins with a thorough case presentation.
  • Initial Assessment information is presented in a table.
  • Fill-in-the-blank questions are interspersed throughout the case for students to answer as they read.
  • Rapid Trauma Assessment information is presented in a table. 
  • High-quality rhythm strips show the patient’s cardiac rhythm.
  • Baseline Vital Signs and SAMPLE History information is presented in a table.
  • Ongoing Assessment information is presented in a table.
  • The Case Study Answers and Summary section explains the answers to each question presented in the case study, and the rationale behind management and treatment.
  • Illustrations demonstrate key points.
Table of Contents
Case Study 1: 47-Year-Old Male Struck with a Steel Pipe    
Case Study 2: 30-Year-Old Male with Severe Head Trauma
Case Study 3: 22-Year-Old Male with a Gunshot Wound to the Chest       
Case Study 4: 40-Year-Old Male who was Assaulted         
Case Study 5: 39-Year-Old Male Trapped in a House Fire
Case Study 6: 50-Year-Old Male with Multiple Injuries          
Case Study 7: 30-Year-Old Female with Spinal Trauma         
Case Study 8: 41-Year-Old Male with Traumatic Cardiac Arrest        
Case Study 9: 19-Year-Old Female with a Fractured Wrist
Case Study 10: 37-Year-Old Male Who Was Stabbed          
Case Study 11: 31-Year-Old Female’s Passenger is Killed in a Car Crash      
Case Study 12: 70-Year-Old Female with a Hip Fracture
Case Study 13: 32-Year-Old Pregnant Female Involved in a Car Crash        
Case Study 14: 18-Year-Old Male Near-Drowning Victim
Case Study 15: 25-Year-Old Male with Severe Maxillofacial Trauma      
Case Study 16: 20-Year-Old Male Who Fell from a Cliff         
Case Study 17: 44-Year-Old Male with an Open Abdominal Wound       
Case Study 18: 20-Year-Old Male with a Shoulder Injury       
Case Study 19: 50-Year-Old Male with Severe External Bleeding        
Case Study 20: A Mass Casualty Incident     

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