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Acute pediatric neurology

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Thomas Sejersen, Ching H. Wang, editors. --London: Springer , c2014.
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This book provides recommendations for evaluation and therapy in the area of acute pediatric neurology; these are presented didactically with frequent use of illustrations and algorithms. Chapters in the first part of the book discuss presenting symptoms of acute neurological conditions. The second part of the book covers major areas of acute pediatric neurology and each of these chapters has three key elements: description of presenting symptoms; recommended assessments; and recommended interv…
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Sejersen, Thomas
Wang, Ching H
Responsibility
Thomas Sejersen, Ching H. Wang, editors
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 405 pages)
ISBN
9780857294913 (electronic bk.)
9780857294906
Subjects (MeSH)
Acute Disease
Nervous System Diseases - diagnosis
Nervous System Diseases - therapy
Neurologic Manifestations
Subjects (LCSH)
Pediatric neurology
Pediatric emergencies
Pediatric intensive care
Nervous System Diseases
Infant
Child
Adolescent
Critical Care
Emergency Treatment
Neurology
Pediatrics
Emergency medicine
Abstract
This book provides recommendations for evaluation and therapy in the area of acute pediatric neurology; these are presented didactically with frequent use of illustrations and algorithms. Chapters in the first part of the book discuss presenting symptoms of acute neurological conditions. The second part of the book covers major areas of acute pediatric neurology and each of these chapters has three key elements: description of presenting symptoms; recommended assessments; and recommended interventions.
Contents
Part I. Acute Neurological Symptoms -- Unconsciousness, Coma, and Death by Neurological Criteria -- Seizures -- Acute Headache -- Acute Disturbance of Motor Function -- Acute Disturbance of Vision -- Dizziness and Vertigo -- Acute Changes of Behavior and Memory -- Part II. Management of Acute Neurological Conditions -- Ischemic and Hypoxic Insults: Near Drowning, Asphyxia, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning -- Neurometabolic Crisis -- Approach to Childhood-Onset Muscle Cramps, Exercise Intolerance and Recurrent Myoglobinuria -- Management of Seizures and Status Epilepticus -- Management of Increased Intracranial Pressure -- Management of Migraine and Other Headaches -- Central Nervous System Infections (Bacteria and Parasites) -- Management of Acute Neuromuscular Disorders -- Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases -- Viral Infections, Autoimmune and Demyelinating Conditions of the Central Nervous System -- Spasticity, Dystonia, and Other Movement Disorders: A Comprehensive Treatment Guide -- Acute Pain.
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ATLS, advanced trauma life support program for doctors : student course manual

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American College of Surgeons. Committee on Trauma. (8th ed.) --Chicago, IL: American College of Surgeons , 2008.
Call Number
WO 700 A881 2008
Location
Dickson Building
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WO 700 A881 2008
Corporate Author
American College of Surgeons. Committee on Trauma
Edition
8th ed.
Place of Publication
Chicago, IL
Publisher
American College of Surgeons
Date of Publication
2008
Physical Description
366 p. + 1 DVD
ISBN
9781880696316
Subjects (MeSH)
Wounds and Injuries - therapy
Life Support Care
Emergency Treatment
Format
Book
Location
Dickson Building
Halifax Infirmary
Copies
2
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Cardiac Emergencies in Children : A Practical Approach to Diagnosis and Management

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edited by Ashok P. Sarnaik, Robert D. Ross, Steven E. Lipshultz, Henry L. Walters III. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book is primarily for pediatric and adult emergency room physicians, primary care providers, hospitalists, and nurses. It will also be useful for critical care specialists, cardiologists and trainees at all levels. Cardiac Emergencies in Children describes the pathophysiology of a diverse group of congenital and acquired heart conditions and presents a therapeutic rationale for treating children presenting with these conditions under life-threatening conditions. The book discusses the effe…
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Sarnaik, Ashok P.
Ross, Robert D.
Lipshultz, Steven E.
Walters III, Henry L.
Responsibility
edited by Ashok P. Sarnaik, Robert D. Ross, Steven E. Lipshultz, Henry L. Walters III
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 394 p.) : 199 illus., 112 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319737546
9783319737539 (print ed.)
9783319737553 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Child
Emergencies
Emergency Treatment
Heart Diseases - diagnosis
Heart Diseases - therapy
Infant
Specialty
Cardiology
Emergency Medicine
Pediatrics
Abstract
This book is primarily for pediatric and adult emergency room physicians, primary care providers, hospitalists, and nurses. It will also be useful for critical care specialists, cardiologists and trainees at all levels. Cardiac Emergencies in Children describes the pathophysiology of a diverse group of congenital and acquired heart conditions and presents a therapeutic rationale for treating children presenting with these conditions under life-threatening conditions. The book discusses the effects of surgery on hemodynamics and how to manage these effects. Also described are the daily challenges faced by physicians, including identifying a child with heart disease, interpreting chest radiographs, ECGs, and laboratory findings, and beginning appropriate therapies.
Contents
Emergency Presentation of Heart Disease -- Recognizing, stabilizing, and managing children with heart failure in the emergency department and other acute care settings -- Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome -- Functionally Univentricular Heart with Right Heart Hypoplasia -- Common Surgical Interventions Resulting in Alterations in Hemodynamics -- Management of a Patient with Left to Right Shunt -- Cardiac Pharmacology -- ARRHYTHMIA IDENTIFICATION: STABILIZTION AND TREATMENT -- Hypercyanotic Spells -- Radiographic Evaluation of the Child with Heart Disease -- Child with Heart Transplant: Unique Immunologic and Hemodynamic Issues and Their Management -- Pediatric Mechanical Circulatory Support -- Recognition, Stabilization, and Management of Children with Pulmonary -- Hypertension in the Emergency Department -- Emergency Interventional Cardiology in Children -- Common Problems in Emergency Department in a Child with Known Heart Disease -- Recognizing and Managing Cardiogenic Shock -- Point-of-Care Cardiac Ultrasound in the Emergency Department -- Infective Endocarditis -- Inflammatory Heart Diseases in Children -- Cardiac Emergencies in Countries with Limited Resources -- Evaluation and Management of Pediatric Chest pain, Syncope and Murmur in the Emergency Department.
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Clinical Pathways in Emergency Medicine. Volume I

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Suresh S David, editor. --New Delhi: Springer India , c2016.
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This book aims to provide condensed and crystallised knowledge, providing the rationale for investigations and interventions. Emergency medicine is a specialty where time and knowledge are critical factors in deciding appropriate management which could otherwise result in loss of life or limb. The challenge often is to have lucid management plans, whilst standing at the bedside of the patient. In order to address this challenge, a manuscript is needed which aims to enhance the clinical skills o…
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David, Suresh S
Responsibility
Suresh S David, editor
Place of Publication
New Delhi
Publisher
Springer India
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 846 p. : 183 illus., 107 illus. in color)
ISBN
9788132227106
9788132227083 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Emergencies
Emergency Treatment
Emergency Medicine
Abstract
This book aims to provide condensed and crystallised knowledge, providing the rationale for investigations and interventions. Emergency medicine is a specialty where time and knowledge are critical factors in deciding appropriate management which could otherwise result in loss of life or limb. The challenge often is to have lucid management plans, whilst standing at the bedside of the patient. In order to address this challenge, a manuscript is needed which aims to enhance the clinical skills of the emergency physician. The objective of this book is to compile a road map for practitioners of emergency medicine, which would guide them through algorithm-based pathways. This format is distinctive by nature for its concise presentation, which facilitates easy reading and early application. Written by global experts, this book aims to be a truly international representation of emergency physicians who have come together to deliver contemporary concepts in emergency patient care.
Contents
Section I: Resuscitation -- Section II: Cardiology -- Section III: Critical Care -- Section IV: Respiratory System -- Section V: Environmental Medicine -- Section VI: Gastrointestinal System -- Section VII: General Medicine and Allied Specialties -- Section VIII: Infectious Diseases -- Section IX: Nephrology -- Section X: Neurology -- Section XI: Obstetrics and Gynaecology .
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e-Book
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Clinical Pathways in Emergency Medicine. Volume II

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Suresh S David, editor. --New Delhi: Springer India , c2016.
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This book aims to provide condensed and crystallised knowledge, providing the rationale for investigations and interventions. Emergency medicine is a specialty where time and knowledge are critical factors in deciding appropriate management which could otherwise result in loss of life or limb. The challenge often is to have lucid management plans, whilst standing at the bedside of the patient. In order to address this challenge, a manuscript is needed which aims to enhance the clinical skills o…
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David, Suresh S
Responsibility
Suresh S David, editor
Place of Publication
New Delhi
Publisher
Springer India
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 664 p. : 207 illus., 87 illus. in color)
ISBN
9788132227137
9788132227113 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Emergencies
Emergency Treatment
Emergency Medicine
Abstract
This book aims to provide condensed and crystallised knowledge, providing the rationale for investigations and interventions. Emergency medicine is a specialty where time and knowledge are critical factors in deciding appropriate management which could otherwise result in loss of life or limb. The challenge often is to have lucid management plans, whilst standing at the bedside of the patient. In order to address this challenge, a manuscript is needed which aims to enhance the clinical skills of the emergency physician. The objective of this book is to compile a road map for practitioners of emergency medicine, which would guide them through algorithm-based pathways. This format is distinctive by nature for its concise presentation, which facilitates easy reading and early application. Written by global experts, this book aims to be a truly international representation of emergency physicians who have come together to deliver contemporary concepts in emergency patient care.
Contents
Section XII: Orthopaedics -- Section XIII: Paediatrics -- Section XIV: Psychiatry -- Section XV: Surgery and Allied Specialties -- Section XVI: Toxicology -- Section XVII: Trauma.
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Emergency Approaches to Neurosurgical Conditions

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Abhishek Agrawal, Gavin Britz, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2015.
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This comprehensive guide answers commonly asked questions about neurosurgical conditions related to brain and spinal cord. Emergency Approaches to Neurosurgical Conditions fills the gap which arises after a diagnosis is made on the loved one, explaining the basics of neurosurgical diseases and their management. Emergency Approaches to Neurosurgical Conditions concentrates on the brain and spine, both in surgery and radiotherapy, as well as congenital and accident-related conditions. This compre…
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Agrawal, Abhishek
Britz, Gavin
Responsibility
Abhishek Agrawal, Gavin Britz, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 208 p. : 54 illus., 36 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319106939
9783319106922 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Brain Diseases - surgery
Emergency Treatment
Neurosurgical Procedures
Spinal Cord Diseases - surgery
Abstract
This comprehensive guide answers commonly asked questions about neurosurgical conditions related to brain and spinal cord. Emergency Approaches to Neurosurgical Conditions fills the gap which arises after a diagnosis is made on the loved one, explaining the basics of neurosurgical diseases and their management. Emergency Approaches to Neurosurgical Conditions concentrates on the brain and spine, both in surgery and radiotherapy, as well as congenital and accident-related conditions. This comprehensive book which is part of a book-set including Comprehensive Guide to Neurosurgical Conditions, informs the reader on various symptoms to look for, and helps with the management of brain and spine surgery in chapters written by reputed neurosurgeons to help the physicians, the patients and their families.
Contents
1. Non Malignant Brain Tumors -- 2. Malignant Brain Tumors -- 3. Pituitary Tumors -- 4. Pediatric Brain Tumors -- 5. Congenital Neurosurgical Problems -- 6. Hydrocephalus -- 7. Chiari Syndrome -- 8. Brain Aneurysms -- 9. Brain Arteriovenous Malformations -- 10. Moya Moya Disease -- 11. Medical Management of a Stroke -- 12. Neuro-Interventional Management of a Stroke -- 13. Symptoms and Signs to Look for After a Spinal Cord surgery -- 14. Evaluation of Spinal Alignment -- 15. Herniated Discs of the Spine -- 16. Spinal Fusions -- 17. Spinal Cord Tumors -- 18. Surgical Treatment of Epilepsy.
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Essential US for trauma : E-FAST

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Mauro Zago, editor. --Milan: Springer , c2014.
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E-FAST (extended focused assessment by sonograpy for trauma) represents the basic ultrasonographic approach to any trauma patient. Identification or exclusion of free fluid and air in the abdominal and thoracic cavities plays a pivotal role in deciding the immediate diagnostic and therapeutic path. Learning E-FAST is mandatory for all acute care surgeons and all physicians involved in trauma management. The structure of the book and its practical approach will make it an easy-to-consult and qui…
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Zago, Mauro
Responsibility
Mauro Zago, editor
Alternate Title
Extended focused assessment by sonograpy for trauma
Place of Publication
Milan
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 100 pages)
Series Title
Ultrasound for acute care surgeons
ISBN
9788847052741 (electronic bk.)
9788847052734
Subjects (MeSH)
Wounds and Injuries - diagnostic imaging
Ultrasonography
Emergency Treatment
Subjects (LCSH)
Ultrasonic imaging
Wounds and injuries - Diagnosis
Abstract
E-FAST (extended focused assessment by sonograpy for trauma) represents the basic ultrasonographic approach to any trauma patient. Identification or exclusion of free fluid and air in the abdominal and thoracic cavities plays a pivotal role in deciding the immediate diagnostic and therapeutic path. Learning E-FAST is mandatory for all acute care surgeons and all physicians involved in trauma management. The structure of the book and its practical approach will make it an easy-to-consult and quick reference tool for beginners and a useful support for more experienced professionals.
Contents
1. Basic Ultrasound Physics, Instrumentation, and Knobology -- 2. Introduction and Focused Questions -- 3. Abdominal Views: Technique, Anatomy, Abnormal Images, Scanning Tips, and Tricks -- 4. Thoracic Views: Anatomy, Techniques, Scanning Tips and Tricks, Abnormal Images -- 5. Including EFAST in Trauma Algorithms: When? What Next? -- 6. The Role of EFAST in Comprehensive US Trauma Management (ABCDE-US): Facing Clinical Scenarios -- 7. Pre-Hospital Ultrasound in Trauma: Role and Tips -- 8. CEUS: What is it?
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e-Book
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Evidence-based emergency medicine

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Rowe, Brian H. --Chichester, England: Wiley-Blackwell/BMJ Books , 2009.
Call Number
WB 105 E53 2009
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WB 105 E53 2009
Author
Rowe, Brian H
Place of Publication
Chichester, England
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell/BMJ Books
Date of Publication
2009
Physical Description
658 p.
ISBN
9781405161435
Subjects (MeSH)
Emergency Treatment
Emergency Medicine - methods
Evidence-Based Medicine
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Field guide to wilderness medicine

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Auerbach, Paul. (5th ed.) --Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier , 2019.
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Author
Auerbach, Paul
Edition
5th ed.
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
Elsevier
Date of Publication
2019
ISBN
9780323597555
Subjects (MeSH)
Emergencies
Wilderness Medicine
Emergency Treatment
Wounds and Injuries - therapy
Notes
Access to this online resource is restricted to IWK Health Centre employees working from inside the hospital network.
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e-Book
Publication Type
Handbook
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First responder : your first response in emergency care

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Schottke, David. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. (4th ed.) --Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett , 2006.
Call Number
WB 105 S375f 2006
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WB 105 S375f 2006
Author
Schottke, David
Corporate Author
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Edition
4th ed.
Place of Publication
Sudbury, MA
Publisher
Jones and Bartlett
Date of Publication
2006
Physical Description
536 p. + 1 DVD
ISBN
0763740314
9780763740313
Subjects (MeSH)
Emergency Treatment
Emergency Responders
Emergency Medical Technicians
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Fundamentals of paramedic practice : a systems approach

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Sam Willis, Roger Dalrymple, editors. (2nd ed.) --Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell , c2020.
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Driven by changes to clinical practice, new evidence-based research, and shifts in global economics and politics, the field of paramedic science is rapidly evolving. This new edition of Fundamentals of Paramedic Practice offers students and recently qualified practitioners an accessible and comprehensive introduction to paramedic science and pre-hospital care, providing expert and up-to-date guidance on the essential theories and real-world practice of this dynamic area of emergency medicine.
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Willis, Sam
Responsibility
Sam Willis, Roger Dalrymple, editors
Edition
2nd ed.
Alternate Title
Paramedic practice
Place of Publication
Hoboken, NJ
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource
ISBN
9781119462958
Subjects (MeSH)
Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medical Technicians
Emergency Treatment
Professional Role
Specialty
Allied Health Occupations
Emergency Medicine
Abstract
Driven by changes to clinical practice, new evidence-based research, and shifts in global economics and politics, the field of paramedic science is rapidly evolving. This new edition of Fundamentals of Paramedic Practice offers students and recently qualified practitioners an accessible and comprehensive introduction to paramedic science and pre-hospital care, providing expert and up-to-date guidance on the essential theories and real-world practice of this dynamic area of emergency medicine.
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e-Book
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Geriatric Trauma and Acute Care Surgery

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Aurelio Rodriguez, Robert. D Barraco, Rao R. Ivatury, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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The purpose of this book is to give providers of all levels a simple and essential source of practical information in treating the elderly trauma and emergency surgery patient. The Introduction instructs practitioners how to evaluate and assess risk including frailty and use this information in Goals of Care discussions to facilitate shared decision making so crucial to this population. The individual chapters consist of best practices and care guidelines from some of the most well-known though…
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Rodriguez, Aurelio
Barraco, Robert. D.
Ivatury, Rao R.
Responsibility
Aurelio Rodriguez, Robert. D Barraco, Rao R. Ivatury, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 486 p.) : 112 illus., 67 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319574035
9783319574028 (print ed.)
9783319574042 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Aged
Critical Care
Emergency Treatment
Wounds and Injuries - surgery
Specialty
Emergency Medicine
Geriatrics
Traumatology
Abstract
The purpose of this book is to give providers of all levels a simple and essential source of practical information in treating the elderly trauma and emergency surgery patient. The Introduction instructs practitioners how to evaluate and assess risk including frailty and use this information in Goals of Care discussions to facilitate shared decision making so crucial to this population. The individual chapters consist of best practices and care guidelines from some of the most well-known thought leaders and best trauma centers in the country across the spectrum from geriatricians to trauma and acute care surgeons and nurses. Each chapter contains easy-to-read algorithms and references that the readers can use and adapt for their own setting. Chapters on Pre-hospital care will help guide EMS organizations and even systems in the right care and triage of the elderly. Each chapter also contains a Nursing Focus section for helpful nursing tips in caring for the eld erly with those injuries and problems. These sections make this book a must-have for any center looking to improve its care of the elderly patient or just trying to be sure its care is already the best it can be. A special section on Post Acute Care will introduce the provider to the common issues surrounding particular disposition destinations for the elderly patient. This will facilitate discussions with families, case managers and facilities to help improve time to disposition.
Contents
Part I. Introduction -- Part II. General Evaluation, Risk Assessment and Goals of Care (Trauma and Acute Care Surgery) -- Part III. Trauma: Prehospital Care (Fluids, Immobilization and Transport, Triage, OOH DNR and POLST) -- Part IV. Emergency Medicine -- Part VI. Spine Injury -- Part VII. Orthopedic Injury -- Part VIII. Cardiothoracic Injury -- Part IX. Abdominal Injury -- Part X. Vascular Injury -- Part XI. Urologic Injury -- Part XII. Plastics/Skin and Soft Tissue Injury -- Part XIII. Thermal Injury -- Part XIV. Acute Care Surgery Introduction: Common Abdominal Emergencies -- Part XV. Critical Care -- Part XVI. Post-Acute Care: Considerations in Disposition -- Part XVII. Perioperative Management -- Part XVIII. Nursing Considerations in the Geriatric Patient.
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Human factors in paramedic practice

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edited by Gary Rutherford. --Bridgewater, UK: Class Professional Publishing , c2020.
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This book is an accessible and informative guide to the concepts of human factors and ergonomics in the field of paramedic practice. It shows how an understanding and application of these principles can improve paramedic performance and well-being, and ultimately patient care.
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Rutherford, Gary
Responsibility
edited by Gary Rutherford
Alternate Title
Paramedic practice
Place of Publication
Bridgewater, UK
Publisher
Class Professional Publishing
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource, 176 p.
ISBN
9781859598658
Subjects (MeSH)
Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medical Technicians
Emergency Treatment
Professional Role
Specialty
Allied Health Occupations
Emergency Medicine
Abstract
This book is an accessible and informative guide to the concepts of human factors and ergonomics in the field of paramedic practice. It shows how an understanding and application of these principles can improve paramedic performance and well-being, and ultimately patient care.
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e-Book
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In-Flight Medical Emergencies : A Practical Guide to Preparedness and Response

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Jose V. Nable, William Brady, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book is a practical guide for health care professionals encountering medical emergencies during commercial flight. Health care providers should consider responding to emergencies during flight as there are often no other qualified individuals on board. This text covers the most common emergencies encountered during flight, both general medical emergencies and those specifically tied to the effects of flying, including cardiac, respiratory, and neurological issues. Medicolegal issues are co…
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Nable, Jose V.
Brady, William
Responsibility
Jose V. Nable, William Brady, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 186 p.) : 8 illus., 4 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319742342
9783319742335 (print ed.)
9783319742359 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Air Travel
Emergencies
Emergency Treatment
Travel Medicine
Specialty
Emergency Medicine
Travel Medicine
Abstract
This book is a practical guide for health care professionals encountering medical emergencies during commercial flight. Health care providers should consider responding to emergencies during flight as there are often no other qualified individuals on board. This text covers the most common emergencies encountered during flight, both general medical emergencies and those specifically tied to the effects of flying, including cardiac, respiratory, and neurological issues. Medicolegal issues are considered in-depth, for both United States domestic and international flights, as there is potential legal risk involved in giving medical assistance on a flight. Additional chapters are dedicated to pre-flight clearance and the role non-physician healthcare providers can play. In-Flight Medical Emergencies: A Practical Guide to Preparedness and Response is an essential resource for not only physicians but all healthcare professionals who travel regularly.
Contents
Setting the Scene -- Pathophysiology of Flight -- Medicolegal Issues Arising from Inflight Medical Emergencies in Commercial Travel -- International Flight Considerations -- In-Flight Evaluation and Management of Cardiac Illness -- Respiratory Emergencies -- Neurological Illness -- Psychiatric Emergencies -- Pediatric Considerations -- Obstetrics and Gynecology Considerations -- Infectious Disease -- Other Presentations -- Preflight Medical Clearance: Nonurgent Travel via Commercial Aircraft -- Preflight Therapies to Minimize Medical Risk Associated with Commercial Air Travel -- Ground-Based Medical Support -- Use of Commercial Aircraft for Emergency Patient Transport -- Responding As a Non-Physician Healthcare Provider.
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e-Book
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Medical Emergencies Caused by Aquatic Animals : A Zoological and Clinical Guide

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Vidal Haddad Jr. --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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The present book is intended as a reference guide for emergency and ambulatory care medicine, providing essential information on the most important problems and incidents caused by venomous, poisoning and traumatic marine and freshwater animals. Indeed, though emergencies caused by aquatic animals are becoming increasingly common, there are few reference books devoted to providing medical guidance on them. The book includes a wealth of original images of injuries caused by aquatic animals, whil…
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Author
Haddad Jr, Vidal
Responsibility
Vidal Haddad Jr
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 112 p. : 286 illus., 279 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319202884
9783319202877 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Aquatic Organisms - pathogenicity
Bites and Stings - physiopathology
Emergency Treatment
Fish Venoms - toxicity
Oceans and Seas
Abstract
The present book is intended as a reference guide for emergency and ambulatory care medicine, providing essential information on the most important problems and incidents caused by venomous, poisoning and traumatic marine and freshwater animals. Indeed, though emergencies caused by aquatic animals are becoming increasingly common, there are few reference books devoted to providing medical guidance on them. The book includes a wealth of original images of injuries caused by aquatic animals, while the text covers the current state knowledge on the subject, including the identification of the animals, the clinical aspects of the envenomation/poisonings/injuries, first aid and emergency care, main treatment alternatives and a typical case representing each group of animals. Chapters are organized according to zoological groups: Marine and Freshwater Invertebrates (Porifera, Cnidarians, Annelida, Mollusks, Echinodermata) and Marine and Freshwater Vertebrates (Fish and Reptiles). Medical Emergencies Caused By Aquatic Animals: A Zoological and Clinical Guide is intended for students and professionals in Medicine (Dermatology, Tropical Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Emergency Medicine) and the Biological Sciences (Zoology and Ecology), as well as to practicing professionals working in coastal or freshwater areas.
Contents
Introduction -- Invertebrate Aquatic Animals -- Injuries by Vertebrate Aquatic Animals-Phylum Chordata (Fish, Reptiles and Mammals) -- Ingestion of Aquatic Venomous Animals: Toxinology, Clinical Aspects and Treatment -- Bacterial and Fungi Infections in Aquatic Environments.
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Nancy Caroline's emergency care in the streets

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Russell D. MacDonald, Paramedic Association of Canada, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. (7th Canadian ed.) --Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning , c2016.
Call Number
WB 105 C292n 2016
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Nancy Caroline’s Emergency Care in the Streets, Seventh Edition transforms the legendary paramedic textbook first developed by Dr. Caroline in the early 1970s into the premier paramedic education program. The Paramedic Association of Canada is proud to continue this legacy and set the new gold standard for paramedic education. The Seventh Edition reflects the collective experience of its top flight Canadian author team and decades of street wisdom. This fully updated edition addresses the Nati…
Call Number
WB 105 C292n 2016
Other Authors
Russell D. MacDonald ; series editor Andrew N. Pollak
Responsibility
Russell D. MacDonald, Paramedic Association of Canada, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Edition
7th Canadian ed.
Alternate Title
Emergency care in the streets
Place of Publication
Burlington, MA
Publisher
Jones and Bartlett Learning
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
2001 p.
ISBN
9781284050523
Subjects (MeSH)
Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Treatment
Emergency Medical Technicians
Abstract
Nancy Caroline’s Emergency Care in the Streets, Seventh Edition transforms the legendary paramedic textbook first developed by Dr. Caroline in the early 1970s into the premier paramedic education program. The Paramedic Association of Canada is proud to continue this legacy and set the new gold standard for paramedic education. The Seventh Edition reflects the collective experience of its top flight Canadian author team and decades of street wisdom. This fully updated edition addresses the National Occupational Competency Profiles with clarity and precision in a concise format that ensures student comprehension and encourages critical thinking. This edition emphasizes the notion that becoming a paramedic must be a pursuit of excellence. Concepts of team leadership and professionalism are woven throughout the chapters, challenging students to become compassionate, conscientious health care professionals as well as superior clinicians. This edition also broadens the traditional boundaries to include new and emerging areas of paramedic practice.
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
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1
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3 weeks
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On-Call Geriatric Psychiatry : Handbook of Principles and Practice

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat40159
Ana Hategan, James A. Bourgeois, Calvin H. Hirsch, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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This text covers basic principles and practice of on-call psychiatric care in the geriatric patient in various medical settings. It compiles the most likely complaints and provides assessment and management tools for each situation. Written and edited by expert geriatric psychiatrists, emergency psychiatrists, consultation/liaison psychiatrists, geriatricians, and other multidisciplinary specialists, this is the first handbook devoted to on-call geriatric psychiatry. Chapters contain an importa…
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Other Authors
Hategan, Ana
Bourgeois, James A
Hirsch, Calvin H
Responsibility
Ana Hategan, James A. Bourgeois, Calvin H. Hirsch, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xx, 382 p. : 24 illus.)
ISBN
9783319303468
9783319303444 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Emergency Treatment
Geriatric Psychiatry
Mental Disorders
Psychotropic Drugs - adverse effects
Psychotropic Drugs - pharmacology
Abstract
This text covers basic principles and practice of on-call psychiatric care in the geriatric patient in various medical settings. It compiles the most likely complaints and provides assessment and management tools for each situation. Written and edited by expert geriatric psychiatrists, emergency psychiatrists, consultation/liaison psychiatrists, geriatricians, and other multidisciplinary specialists, this is the first handbook devoted to on-call geriatric psychiatry. Chapters contain an important summary of key points for managing clinical situations, case studies, and reflective questions. This text brings together relevant principles of on-call geriatric psychiatry provided in clinical settings such as emergency, acute and subacute inpatient, outpatient, residential, correctional, and consultation/liaison. It includes clinical topics such as psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, substance abuse, and includes coverage of medical ethics and the law, utilization of contemporary technology, and administrative and public health policy. On-Call Geriatric Psychiatry is the first practical guide to knit together evidence-based medicine and geriatric psychiatric principles and practice guidelines and is a valuable resource for trainees, psychiatrists, geriatricians, emergency departments, nursing home physicians, and other health professionals working with older adult patients.
Contents
[publisher supplied] The on-call psychiatric examination of the geriatric patient -- The on-call physical examination of the geriatric patient -- The on-call psychopharmacology and psychotherapy principles -- Decisional capacity assessment, advance directives, and medical ethics -- The on-call use of seclusion, chemical and physical restraint -- Telephone consultations -- Principles of safe clinical handover -- Emergency medicine settings -- Acute inpatient settings -- Subacute medical settings -- Outpatient medical facilities -- Residential medical settings -- Correctional settings -- On-call telepsychiatry settings -- The chief psychiatric complaints -- The chief physical complaints -- The chief adverse effects of medications -- The complaints of physical and sexual trauma -- The dementia patients and sexual consent -- Suicide and violence prevention and control in on-call emergencies: a public health approach -- Aging with neurodevelopmental disorders: on-call psychiatric assessment and policy issues -- Elder abuse and neglect: physical and behavioural indicators and policy issues -- Gender issues in the on-call care of the geriatric patient -- Homelessness in the geriatric patient: on-call intervention, bridging and recovery -- On-call teaching and education -- On-call cultural issues in the geriatric patient -- On-call administrative, public health policy, and future directives of the geriatric care.
Format
e-Book
Publication Type
Case Reports
Location
Online
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Orthopedic Emergencies

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat41306
Melvin C. Makhni, Eric C. Makhni, Eric F. Swart, editors Charles S. Day. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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This book is a one-stop guide to managing acute orthopedic injuries. Unlike other handbooks, this reference provides a comprehensive, yet concise, set of diagnostic and management tools to help readers deliver optimal, evidence-based, and efficient patient care. Additional focus on physical exam techniques, emergency room orthopedic procedures, and on-field athletic management strategies empowers readers with real tips and tricks used by orthopedic surgeons at top-tier institutions. This gui…
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Other Authors
Makhni, Melvin C
Makhni, Eric C
Swart, Eric F
Day, Charles S
Responsibility
Melvin C. Makhni, Eric C. Makhni, Eric F. Swart, editors Charles S. Day
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 616 pages) : 301 illus., 132 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319315249
9783319315225 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Emergency Treatment
Fractures, Bone - surgery
Joint Dislocations - therapy
Orthopedic Procedures - methods
Abstract
This book is a one-stop guide to managing acute orthopedic injuries. Unlike other handbooks, this reference provides a comprehensive, yet concise, set of diagnostic and management tools to help readers deliver optimal, evidence-based, and efficient patient care. Additional focus on physical exam techniques, emergency room orthopedic procedures, and on-field athletic management strategies empowers readers with real tips and tricks used by orthopedic surgeons at top-tier institutions. This guide is a must have for emergency medicine providers, orthopedic surgeons, and other clinicians, trainees, and students caring for adult or pediatric patients in the emergency setting.
Contents
Emergency Orthopedic Evaluation -- True Orthopedic Emergencies -- Spine -- Shoulder and Upper Arm -- Wrist and Hand -- Pelvis and Lower Extremity -- Foot and Ankle -- Pediatrics -- Emergency Sideline Management of Athletic Conditions -- Appendix A: Physical Exam Overview -- Appendix B: Procedure Guides.
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e-Book
Location
Online
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Paramedic care. Vol. 1, Introduction to paramedicine : principles & practice

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat26273
Bryan E. Bledsoe, Robert S. Porter, Richard A. Cherry. (4th ed.) --Boston, MA: Pearson , c2013.
Call Number
WB 105 B646p 2013 v.1
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Paramedic Care: Principles & Practice, Fourth Edition, is intended to serve as a foundational guide and reference to paramedicine. Developed to stay ahead of current trends and practices in paramedicine, all seven volumes are based on the National EMS Education Standards and the accompanying Paramedic Instructional Guidelines. Volume 1, Introduction to Paramedicine, provides paramedic students with the principles of advanced prehospital care and EMS operations, including an overview of the va…
Call Number
WB 105 B646p 2013 v.1
Author
Bledsoe, Bryan E
Other Authors
Porter, Robert S
Cherry, Richard A
Responsibility
Bryan E. Bledsoe, Robert S. Porter, Richard A. Cherry
Edition
4th ed.
Alternate Title
Introduction to paramedicine
Place of Publication
Boston, MA
Publisher
Pearson
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
216 p.
ISBN
9780132112086
Subjects (MeSH)
Emergencies
Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medical Technicians
Emergency Treatment
Abstract
Paramedic Care: Principles & Practice, Fourth Edition, is intended to serve as a foundational guide and reference to paramedicine. Developed to stay ahead of current trends and practices in paramedicine, all seven volumes are based on the National EMS Education Standards and the accompanying Paramedic Instructional Guidelines. Volume 1, Introduction to Paramedicine, provides paramedic students with the principles of advanced prehospital care and EMS operations, including an overview of the various aspects of paramedic practice as well as an introduction to workforce safety and wellness, EMS research, the EMS role in public health, legal and ethical considerations, and EMS system communications and documentation.
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Copies
1
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Paramedic care. Vol. 2, Paramedicine fundamentals : principles & practice

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat26271
Bryan E. Bledsoe, Robert S. Porter, Richard A. Cherry. (4th ed.) --Boston, MA: Pearson , c2013.
Call Number
WB 105 B646p 2013 v.2
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Paramedic Care: Principles & Practice, Fourth Edition, is intended to serve as a foundational guide and reference to paramedicine. Developed to stay ahead of current trends and practices in paramedicine, all seven volumes are based on the National EMS Education Standards and the accompanying Paramedic Instructional Guidelines. Volume 2, Paramedicine Fundamentals, covers basic paramedic-level knowledge in pathophysiology, human life-span development, and pharmacology. It also covers key advanc…
Call Number
WB 105 B646p 2013 v.2
Author
Bledsoe, Bryan E
Other Authors
Porter, Robert S
Cherry, Richard A
Responsibility
Bryan E. Bledsoe, Robert S. Porter, Richard A. Cherry
Edition
4th ed.
Alternate Title
Paramedicine fundamentals
Place of Publication
Boston, MA
Publisher
Pearson
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
412 p.
ISBN
9780132112178
Subjects (MeSH)
Emergencies
Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medical Technicians
Emergency Treatment
Abstract
Paramedic Care: Principles & Practice, Fourth Edition, is intended to serve as a foundational guide and reference to paramedicine. Developed to stay ahead of current trends and practices in paramedicine, all seven volumes are based on the National EMS Education Standards and the accompanying Paramedic Instructional Guidelines. Volume 2, Paramedicine Fundamentals, covers basic paramedic-level knowledge in pathophysiology, human life-span development, and pharmacology. It also covers key advanced-level skills in intravenous access and medication administration as well as airway management and ventilation.
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Copies
1
Loan Period
3 weeks
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