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Paramedic Principles and Practice ANZ : A Clinical Reasoning Approach - Matt Johnson

Paramedic Principles and Practice ANZ

A Clinical Reasoning Approach

Paperback Published: 5th May 2015
ISBN: 9780729541275
Number Of Pages: 1076

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Paramedic Principles and Practice ANZ: A Clinical Reasoning Approach explores the principles of clinical practice for paramedics working in Australia and New Zealand today.

The text is an invaluable resource for both students and paramedics working in the emergency environment where critical decisions must be made quickly and confidently.

Organised into three sections - Paramedic Principles, Paramedic Practice and Essential Knowledge - this resource promotes an understanding of basic physiology, clinical decision making and application to practice.

It emphasises the importance of professional attitudes and behaviours, clinical competence, teamwork and communication skills, equipping the reader with the skills required to become an effective paramedic.

  • First paramedic-specific text for Australia and New Zealand
  • Evidence-based clinical decision-making model
  • A wealth of detailed case studies that help bridge the gap from principles to practice
  • More than 40 essential pathologies covering common paramedic call-outs
  • Focus on the wellbeing of the patient and the paramedic
  • Appendices comprising a professional role guide and medications commonly encountered in the paramedic setting


About the Authors

Matt Johnson, BAppSci, DipAmbStudies, GradDipEmergHealth, GradCertHelthProfEd, MEmerg Health, FPA, Director of Clinical Education, Cabrini Health, Vic. Australia;

Leanne Boyd, DipAppSci, BNurs, GradCertCritCare, MNurs, GradCertHigherEd, MTEM, PhD, Executive Director Nursing and Cabrini Institute, Cabrini Health, Vic. Australia;

Hugh Grantham, ASM, MBBS FRACGP , Professor of Paramedicine, Flinders University, South Australia

Kathryn Eastwood, BSc, BNurs, BParamedStudies, DipAmbParaStudies, GradDipEmergHlth(MICA), MEmerg Health(MICA), GradCertHigherEd, RN, PhD candidate., MICA Paramedic, Ambulance Victoria; Senior Lecturer, Monash University.

1 Foreword
2 Introduction
3 Clinical Reasoning Principles
4 Communication
5 Pt Safety
6 Knowledge Base
7 Philosophy Of Practice
9 Indigenous Health
10 Pt With Chest Pain
11 The Pt With An Arrhythmia
12 The Pt With Sob
13 The Pt In Cardiac Arrest
14 The Pt With An Acs
15 The Pt With Abdo/Pelvic Pain
16 The Pt With An Infection/ Immune Disorder
17 Pt With An Obstetric Emergency
18 Pt With A Traumatic Injury
19 Pt With Environmental Emergencies
20 Pt With Abnormal Behaviour
21 The Overdosed Pt
22 The Isolated Pt
23 The Pt With Pain
24 The Pt Who Is Dying
25 The Sympathetic Response
26 Perfusion
27 The Inflammatory Response
28 Appendices

ISBN: 9780729541275
ISBN-10: 0729541274
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1076
Published: 5th May 2015
Publisher: Elsevier Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 28 x 22  x 4.2
Weight (kg): 0.575
Edition Number: 1

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