Author(s): Pete Gregory; Ian Mursell
'I can enthusiastically recommend the Manual of ClinicalParamedic Procedures as the book that I wish had been availableto me when I was studying to become a paramedic.'
From the foreword by Professor Malcolm Woollard, Chair, Collegeof Paramedics; Professor in Pre-hospital and Emergency Care &Director, Pre-hospital, Emergency & Cardiovascular Care AppliedResearch Group, Coventry University
Clinical procedures are a fundamental aspect of care forpractitioners working in pre-hospital settings. The Manual ofClinical Paramedic Procedures is written specifically tosupport the practice of paramedics, ambulance technicians, firstresponders and volunteer ambulance personnel. It presentsup-to-date, evidence-based expert knowledge, enabling paramedics todeliver effective, patient-focused care.
This accessible handbook provides a comprehensive exploration ofcore competencies and skills, looking at topics including AsepticTechnique, Airway Management, Assisted Ventilation, CardiopulmonaryResuscitation, Defibrillation and External Cardiac Pacing, Observations, Pain Assessment & Management, RespiratoryTherapy, Spinal Management and Venepuncture. Each chapterprovides the relevant anatomy & physiology, evidence-basedrationales for each procedure, and contraindications of use.