Critical Care Transport

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Welcome to the new gold standard in critical care transport training.
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Published in conjunction with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), Critical Care Transport offers cutting edge content relevant to any healthcare provider training in critical care transport.

Like no other textbook in this market, Critical Care Transport thoroughly prepares medical professionals to function as competent members of a critical care team by covering the material that everyone—paramedics, nurses, physicians, and specialty crew—needs to know to operate effectively in the prehospital critical care environment.

This book meets the curricula of major critical care training programs, including University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). It covers both ground and flight transport, and meets the objectives of critical care transport certification exams such as the Certified Flight Paramedic (FP-C) exam administered by the Board for Critical Care Transport Paramedic Certification.

Content includes information specific to prehospital critical care transport, such as flight physiology, lab analysis, hemodynamic monitoring, and specialized devices such as the intra-aortic balloon pump. Standard topics such as airway management, trauma, and pharmacology are covered in the context of critical care. Chapters have been authored by leading critical care professionals across the country and represent the most current, state-of-the-art information on management of critical care patients.

This dynamic textbook includes the following features to enhance learning:

  • Skills, covering equipment, indications, contraindications, steps, and complications
  • A synopsis of signs and symptoms, differential diagnosis, and management points for each condition discussed
  • Tips on caring for special populations
  • Explanations of controversies
  • Management algorithms
  • An in-depth case study in each chapter

The International Association of Flight Paramedics (IAFP), which provides advocacy, leadership development, and educational opportunities for critical care paramedics, has endorsed Critical Care Transport!
 

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