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Emergency Care Technician Curriculum

Breastfeeding Ser.

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This one-of-a-kind text, directed at nursing staff development, is an excellent resource for facilities to use to develop their unlicensed personnel into emergency care technicians. Suitable for both in-house staff development courses and stand-alone training programs, this text touches upon every aspect of working in the emergency department, from the essential communication skills needed, to the medical techniques practiced, and even the safety and legal issues that might arise.

Emergency Care Technician Curriculum

Errata

Acknowledgements, page viii

Shelley Cohen, RN, BS, CEN
Educator/Consultant
Health Resources Unlimited
Springfield, TN

Shelley should be given credit as both a Contributing Author and part of the Emergency Technician Work Group.

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. viii
The Emergency Technician: Roles and Responsibilitiesp. 1
The Role of the Emergency Technicianp. 1
Communication and Documentationp. 3
Components of Communicationp. 3
Verbal Communicationp. 3
Nonverbal Communicationp. 4
Barriers to Receiving a Messagep. 4
Stressp. 4
Psychiatric or Emotional Conditionsp. 4
Age and Developmental Levelp. 5
Cultural Differencesp. 5
Privacy and Confidentiality Issuesp. 6
Handling Conflictp. 6
Documentationp. 6
Recording Timep. 6
Objective and Subjective Documentationp. 7
Incident Reportp. 8
Patients' Belongingsp. 8
Customer Servicep. 8
Vital Signsp. 10
Pulsep. 10
Blood Pressurep. 12
Orthostatic Vital Signsp. 14
Respirationsp. 14
Temperaturep. 14
Cooling Measuresp. 16
Warming Measuresp. 16
Pulse Oximetryp. 16
Respiratory Systemp. 18
Anatomy and Physiologyp. 18
Breathing Terminologyp. 18
Pediatric Respiratory Considerationsp. 18
Respiratory Disordersp. 21
Peak Expiratory Flow Ratep. 22
Oxygen Therapyp. 22
Oxygen Adjunctsp. 23
Suctioningp. 24
Procedure for Oral Suctioningp. 26
Assisting with a Chest Tube Insertionp. 26
Cardivascular Systemp. 28
Anatomy and Physiologyp. 28
Blood Flow to the Heartp. 30
Normal Cardiac Cyclep. 30
Selected Cardiac Disordersp. 30
Circulatory System Compromisep. 30
Compromise in the Electrical Systemp. 30
Pump Compromisep. 31
Cardiac Monitoring/Electrocardiogramp. 32
Equipmentp. 32
Considerations/Troubleshootingp. 35
Interpretation of Dysrhythmiap. 35
Premature Ventricular Contractionsp. 36
Ventricular Tachycardia (V-tach)p. 39
Ventricular Fibrillationp. 39
Asystolep. 39
External Pacemakerp. 41
Traumap. 42
Mechanisms of a Traumatic Injuryp. 42
Patient Populationp. 42
Trauma Resuscitationp. 43
The Primary Assessmentp. 43
The Secondary Assessmentp. 44
Role of the Emergency Technicianp. 46
Trauma Room Set-Upp. 46
Additional Dutiesp. 48
Assisting with Splinting of Extremitiesp. 48
Patient Transfer Assistancep. 48
Head and Neck Emergenciesp. 50
Anatomy of the Nervous Systemp. 50
The Brainp. 50
Head Injuriesp. 50
The Spinal Cordp. 52
Spinal Cord Injuriesp. 52
Spinal Immobilization Techniquesp. 53
Cervical Collarsp. 53
Patient Assessmentp. 53
Airwayp. 53
Breathingp. 54
Circulationp. 54
Disability (Neurologic Assessment)p. 54
Documentation and Reportingp. 56
Radiologic Testingp. 57
Special Proceduresp. 57
Disorders of the Nervous Systemp. 58
Increased Intracranial Pressurep. 58
Cerebrovascular Accident (Stroke)p. 58
Seizuresp. 59
Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary Emergenciesp. 60
Anatomy of the Gastrointestinal Systemp. 60
Abdominal Painp. 60
Abdominal Traumap. 62
Types of Injuriesp. 62
Gastrointestinal Bleedingp. 63
Anatomy of the Genitourinary Systemp. 63
Infection of the Urinary Systemp. 64
Kidney Stonesp. 64
Reproductive Organsp. 64
Musculoskeletal Emergenciesp. 66
Anatomy of the Musculoskeletal Systemp. 66
Musculoskeletal Injuryp. 67
Care of the Patient with Musculoskeletal Injuryp. 69
Impaired Mobilityp. 70
Crutchesp. 71
Splints, Casts, and Wrapsp. 71
Surface Traumap. 73
The Skinp. 73
Types of Woundsp. 74
Wound Repairp. 74
Burnsp. 76
Burn Carep. 77
Eyes, Ears, Nose and Throat Emergenciesp. 79
The Eyep. 79
Parts of the Eyep. 79
Visual Acuity Testingp. 79
Eye Injuriesp. 80
Procedure for Irrigating the Eyep. 81
Blunt Traumap. 83
The Earp. 84
Parts of the Earp. 85
Injuries to the Earp. 85
Foreign Bodiesp. 85
The Nosep. 85
Epistaxisp. 86
Blunt Traumap. 87
Foreign Bodiesp. 87
The Throatp. 87
Infectionp. 87
Hemorrhagep. 87
Penetrating Traumap. 87
Foreign Bodiesp. 88
Psychological and Emotional Issuesp. 89
Stressp. 89
Behavioral and Psychiatric Emergenciesp. 90
Selected Psychiatric Emergenciesp. 90
Critical Incidentsp. 92
Critical Incident Stress Debriefingp. 93
Postmortem Carep. 93
Restraintsp. 93
Safety and Violence Preventionp. 96
Patient Safetyp. 96
Staff Safety Issuesp. 97
Triggers for Violencep. 97
Predictors of Violent Behaviorp. 98
The Assault Cyclep. 98
Legal Issuesp. 101
Delegation and Responsibilitiesp. 101
Professional Negligencep. 101
Dutyp. 102
Breach of Dutyp. 102
Causationp. 102
Damagesp. 102
Intentional Tortsp. 102
Abandonmentp. 103
Assaultp. 103
Batteryp. 103
False Imprisonmentp. 103
Invasion of Privacyp. 103
Libelp. 103
Slanderp. 104
Patient Consentp. 104
Informed Consentp. 104
Implied Consentp. 104
Consents for Minors or Pediatric Patientsp. 104
Involuntary Consentp. 105
Right to Refuse Treatmentp. 105
Documentationp. 105
Confidentialityp. 106
Mandated Reportingp. 106
Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Actp. 107
Body Mechanicsp. 108
Proper Posture and Body Mechanicsp. 108
Patient Handlingp. 108
Safetyp. 109
Patient Communicationp. 110
Team Communicationp. 110
Extremity Positionsp. 110
Patient Transfersp. 110
Material Handlingp. 111
Infection Control and Personal Protectionp. 112
Microorganismsp. 112
Modes of Transmissionp. 112
Defense Mechanismsp. 113
Asepsis and Sterile Techniquep. 113
Bodily Fluidsp. 114
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)p. 115
Disposable Glovesp. 115
Disposable Masksp. 115
Eye Protectionp. 116
Disposable Gownsp. 116
Disposal Containersp. 116
Personal Hygienep. 117
Phlebotomyp. 118
Anatomy and Physiology of Bloodp. 118
Plasmap. 118
Red Blood Cellsp. 118
White Blood Cellsp. 118
Plateletsp. 118
Venipuncturep. 119
Blood Collection Tubesp. 119
Patient and Test Identificationp. 120
Selecting a Venipuncture Sitep. 120
Hazards and Complications in Phlebotomyp. 121
Performing the Venipuncturep. 122
Troubleshootingp. 123
Puncture Through the Veinp. 123
Arterial Puncturep. 123
Difficult Accessp. 123
Special Access Sitesp. 124
Heel Puncturep. 124
Special Testsp. 124
Skin Puncturesp. 124
Timed Specimensp. 125
Hazardous Materialsp. 127
Identification of Hazardous Materialsp. 127
Radiation Injuryp. 128
Irradiation Versus Contaminationp. 128
Prenotificationp. 129
Patient Evaluation and Treatmentp. 131
Chemical Contaminationp. 133
Decontamination Considerationsp. 133
Personal Protective Equipmentp. 134
Decontamination Processp. 134
Completing the Decontamination Processp. 135
Biological Contaminationp. 135
Glossaryp. 137
Common Medical Abbreviationsp. 143
Indexp. 145
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ISBN: 9780763719135
ISBN-10: 0763719137
Series: Breastfeeding Ser.
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 152
Published: 1st July 2002
Publisher: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.67 x 20.96  x 0.51
Weight (kg): 0.36