International Trauma Life Support Autor/es: John R. Campbell

International Trauma Life Support

Autor/es: John R. Campbell

Año: 2007 - 6°edition

Editorial: Prentice Hall

Idioma: Inglés

Formato: .pdf

Peso: 109,84 mb


This practical, hands-on training book offers Paramedics and advanced providers a complete reference covering all skills necessary for rapid assessment, resuscitation, stabilization, and transportation of the trauma patient. For more than 25 years, ITLS has been at the forefront of trauma education at all levels of prehospital care worldwide. This latest edition continues the tradition of excellence by refining and updating the rapid assessment, resuscitation, stabilization, and transport of the trauma patient. The 6th edition conforms to the most recent AHA guidelines for artificial ventilation and CPR. New key features include: new flow sheets, new and expanded appendices, including Tactical EMS, updated photo and art program through out, and a CD-ROM with review questions, games, animations, and much more!

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Scene Size-up
Chapter 2 Assessment and Initial Management of the Trauma Patient
Chapter 3 Patient Assessment Skills
Chapter 4 Initial Airway Management
Chapter 5 Airway Management Skills
Chapter 6 Thoracic Trauma
Chapter 7 Thoracic Trauma Skills
Chapter 8 Shock Evaluation and Management
Chapter 9 Fluid Resuscitation Skills
Chapter 10 Head Trauma
Chapter 11 Spinal Trauma
Chapter 12 Spine Management Skills
Chapter 13 Abdominal Trauma
Chapter 14 Extremity Trauma
Chapter 15 Extremity Trauma Skills
Chapter 16 Burns
Chapter 17 Trauma in Children
Chapter 18 Trauma in the Elderly
Chapter 19 Trauma in Pregnancy
Chapter 20 Patients Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs
Chapter 21 The Trauma Cardiopulmonary Arrest
Chapter 22 Standard Precautions in the Prehospital Setting
Appendix A Optional Skills
Optional Skill 1: Digital Intubation
Optional Skill 2: Transillumination (Lighted Stylet)
Optional Skill 3: Translaryngeal Jet Ventilation
Optional Skill 4: Pharyngotracheal Lumen Airway
Optional Skill 5: Esophageal Tracheal Combitube
Optional Skill 6: King LT-D Airway
Optional Skill 7: Laryngeal Mask Airway
Optional Skill 8: Adult Intraosseous Infusion
Optional Skill 9: Rapid Sequence Intubation
Appendix B Communications with the Receiving Hospital
Appendix C Documentation: The Patient Care Record
Appendix D Trauma Care in the Cold
Appendix E Role of the Medical Helicopter
Appendix F Trauma Scoring in the Prehospital Care Setting
Appendix G Drowning, Barotrauma, and Decompression Injury
Appendix H Injury Prevention and the Role of the EMS Provider
Appendix I Multicasualty Incidents and Triage
Appendix J Agricultural Rescue Course Overview
Appendix K ITLS Access Overview
Appendix L Tactical EMS


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