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Prehospital Emergency Medicine Secrets

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For more than 30 years, the highly regarded Secrets Series® has provided students and practitioners in all areas of health care with concise, focused, and engaging resources for quick reference and exam review. Prehospital Emergency Medicine Care Secrets is an all-new addition to this popular series, offering practical, up-to-date coverage of the full range of essential topics in this dynamic field. This new resource features the Secrets' popular question-and-answer format that also includes lists, tables, pearls, memory aids, and an easy-to-read style - making inquiry, reference, and review quick, easy, and enjoyable.
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[draft of TOC - upon approval, I would seek additional reviews by experts on contents before finalizing, including Dr. Peter Cameron]

Top 100 Secrets

Section 1 History of Emergency Medical Services

    1. History of Emergency Medical Services
    2. Section 2 Emergency Medical Services Operations

    3. Destination Guidelines and Hospital Designation
    4. Emergency Vehicle Operation
    5. EMS System Design
    6. Media and Public Relations
    7. Medical Direction
    8. Medicolegal Issues
    9. Prehospital Communications
    10. Public Health and EMS
    11. Quality Improvement
    12. Research in EMS
    13. Section 3 Personal Safety and Wellness

    14. Critical Incident Stress
    15. Infectious Disease Exposure
    16. Occupational Health Issues in EMS
    17. Scene Safety
    18. Section 4 Adult Medical Care

    19. Decision making and critical interpretation of vital signs
    20. Prehospital physical assessment
    21. Abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea, dehydration
    22. Altered mental status
    23. Arrhythmias
    24. Cardiac arrest, including ECMO
    25. Cardiac emergencies - chest pain, STEMI, ACS, CHF
    26. Cardiac device emergencies - pacemaker/implanted defibrillator dysfunction, left ventricular assist devices
    27. Diabetic emergencies
    28. Gastrointestinal hemorrhage
    29. Hypotension and shock
    30. Infectious disease emergencies/sepsis
    31. Psychiatric emergencies/Care of the agitated or suicidal patient
    32. Obstetrics and Gynecologic emergencies
    33. Overdose
    34. Poisonings
    35. Renal failure and dialysis
    36. Respiratory emergencies - anaphylaxis, COPD, asthma, pneumonia
    37. Seizures
    38. Stroke and TIA
    39. Syncope
    40. Section 5 Adult Trauma Care

    41. General Adult trauma principles and triage
    42. Head injuries and facial trauma
    43. Cervical spine and spinal cord injuries
    44. Chest, abdominal, and pelvic injuries
    45. Extremity injuries
    46. Penetrating injuries
    47. Thermal burns and inhalational injuries
    48. Care of the entrapped patient, including crush injury
    49. Section 6 Pediatric Medical Care

    50. Decision making and critical interpretation of vital signs
    51. Abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea, dehydration
    52. Altered mental status
    53. Cardiac arrest and arrhythmias
    54. Chest pain and syncope
    55. Infectious disease emergencies/sepsis
    56. Prehospital physical assessment
    57. Respiratory distress emergencies - asthma, bronchiolitis, croup, pneumonia, anaphylaxis
    58. Seizures
    59. Shock
    60. Technology dependent children
    61. Poisonings
    62. Section 7 Pediatric Trauma Care

    63. General Pediatric trauma principles and triage
    64. Head injuries and facial trauma
    65. Cervical spine and spinal cord injuries
    66. Chest, abdominal, and pelvic injuries
    67. Extremity injuries
    68. Penetrating injuries
    69. Thermal burns and inhalational injuries
    70. Section 8 Disaster and Multiple Casualty Incidents

    71. General principles in disasters and multiple casualty incidents
    72. Prehospital triage for mass casualties
    73. Mass casualty evacuation and patient movement
    74. Biological terrorism
    75. Chemical terrorism
    76. Radiation and radiation injury
    77. Blast injuries
    78. Hazardous materials response
    79. Tactical EMS
    80. Search and rescue
    81. Community disaster preparedness
    82. Section 9 Wilderness EMS and Austere medicine

    83. General principles in wilderness medicine
    84. Bites, stings, and envenomations
    85. Decompression illnesses
    86. Dysbarisms
    87. Heat related illness
    88. Hypothermia
    89. Lightning and electrical emergencies
    90. Submersion injuries/drownings
    91. Wilderness survival
    92. Section 10 Special Prehospital Situations

    93. Interfacility transport, including Ground Critical Care Transport
    94. Bariatric emergencies
    95. Geriatric emergencies
    96. Aeromedical Transport
    97. Community Paramedicine
    98. Intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and child maltreatment
    99. End of life issues
    100. Section 11 Prehospital Skills and Procedures

    101. Airway Management
    102. Analgesia and sedation
    103. CPR, AED, mechanical compression
    104. Electrocardiogram interpretation
    105. Field amputation
    106. Hemorrhage control
    107. Intravascular/ interosseous access and fluids resuscitation
    108. Oxygenation and ventilation
    109. Perimortem caesarian section
    110. Point of care testing
    111. Procedures in the trauma patient
    112. Splinting and spinal immobilization
    113. Telemedicine and emerging telecommunications
    114. Termination of resuscitation
    115. Transport of the highly infectious patient
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