Grand Prix racing has undergone sweeping changes in the last thirty years. Many of these involve safety and medical rescue. The man behind them - a champion in the racing world although he has never won a race - is the eminent neurosurgeon Sid Watkins.
Life at the Limit is his remarkable story. It spans the most exciting years in Grand Prix racing and includes intimate portraits of motorsport's greatest names, from Jackie Stewart and Niki Lauda to Alain Prost and Damon Hill. Sid Watkins has also witnessed, at first hand, some of the most severe and spectacular racing accidents. His account of these is made all the more poignant by the fact that some of the men he has rescued, sometimes at the point of death, have been personal friends. From Monza, in 1978, where Ronnie Petersen suffered a fatal accident, to Imola in May 1994 where Ayrton Senna met his untimely death, the high, and low, points of Grand Prix racing are vividly described.
For all fans of Formula One, this is the inside story of the world's most dangerous sport.
Sampson Davis is best known as one of three friends from inner-city Newark who made a pact in high school to become doctors. Their book The Pact and their work through the Three Doctors Foundation have inspired countless young men and women to strive for goals they otherwise would not have dreamed they could attain. In this book, Dr. Davis looks at the healthcare crisis in the inner city from a rare perspective: as a doctor who works on the front line of emergency medical care in the community where he grew up, and as a member of that community who has faced the same challenges as the people he treats every day. He also offers invaluable practical advice for those living in such communities, where conditions like asthma, heart disease, stroke, obesity, and AIDS are disproportionately endemic.
Dr. Davis’s sister, a drug addict, died of AIDS; his brother is now paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair as a result of a bar fight; and he himself did time in juvenile detention—a wake-up call that changed his life. He recounts recognizing a young man who is brought to the E.R. with critical gunshot wounds as someone who was arrested with him when he was a teenager during a robbery gone bad; describes a patient whose case of sickle-cell anemia rouses an ethical dilemma; and explains the difficulty he has convincing his landlord and friend, an older woman, to go to the hospital for much-needed treatment. With empathy and hard-earned wisdom, Living and Dying in Brick City presents an urgent picture of medical care in our cities. It is an important resource guide for anyone at risk, anyone close to those at risk, and anyone who cares about the fate of our cities.
Praise for Living and Dying in Brick City
“A pull-no-punches look at health care from a seldom-heard sector . . . Living and Dying isn’t a sky-is-falling chronicle. It’s a real, gutsy view of a city hospital.”—Essence
“Gripping . . . a prescription to help kids dream bigger than their circumstances, from someone who really knows.”—People
“[Dr. Davis] is really a local hero. His story has inspired so many of our young people, and he’s got his finger on the pulse of what is a challenge in Newark, and frankly all across America. . . . I think his book is going to make a big impact.”—Cory Booker
“Some memoirs are heartfelt, some are informative and some are even important. Few, however, are all three. . . . As rare as it is for a book to be heartfelt, well written and inspirational, it’s even rarer for a critic to say that a book should be required reading. This ought to be included in high school curricula—for the kids in the suburbs who have no idea what life is like in the inner cities, and for the kids in the inner cities to know that there is a way out.”—The Star-Ledger
“Dramatic and powerful.”—New York Daily News
“This book just might save your life. Sampson Davis shares fascinating stories from the E.R. and addresses the inner-city health crisis. His book is an important investment in your most valuable resource: your health.”—Suze Orman, author of The Money Class
In taut, thrilling prose, Peter Canning has written a book that captures the rarely seen real world of emergency medicine. A seasoned paramedic who fights under enormous pressure to save lives, Canning trains new paramedics for the rigors of a nonstop, action-packed battle. From a four-month-old baby who has stopped breathing to a sixty-seven-year-old woman with a strange abdominal mass that threatens to explode--these are gripping true stories from the "ER on the streets." An exciting, often moving account, Canning tells a powerful story of camaraderie, selflessness, and courage as paramedics try to stand tall and human through both defeat and victory.
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McGraw-Hill's EMT Flashcards offer a succint, comprehensive, and easy-to-carry review of the essential concepts students need to remember for their certification exam. Each two-sided care features a question on one side with a detailed answer on the flip side. Answers are presented in text, lists, tables, and images.
TRAUMA is Dr. Cole's harrowing account of his life spent in the ER and on the battlegrounds, fighting to save lives. In addition to his gripping stories of treating victims of gunshot wounds, stabbings, attempted suicides, flesh-eating bacteria, car crashes, industrial accidents, murder, and war, the book also covers the years during Cole's residency training when he was faced with 120-hour work weeks, excessive sleep deprivation, and the pressures of having to manage people dying of traumatic injury, often with little support.
Unlike the authors of other medical memoirs, Cole trained to be a surgeon in the military and served as a physician member of a Marine Corps reconnaissance unit, United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), and on a Navy Reserve SEAL team. From treating war casualties in Afghanistan and Iraq to his experiences as a civilian trauma surgeon treating alcoholics, drug addicts, criminals, and the mentally deranged, TRAUMA is an intense look at one man's commitment to his country and to those most desperately in need of aid.
Written by an EMS Program Director and NREMT paramedic with first-hand experience and classroom instruction, our targeted review chapters in outline style cover all the official test categories found on the EMT exam: airway and breathing, cardiology, medical, obstetrics and pediatrics, and trauma. The author explains the structure of the exam and shows you how to answer questions quickly and correctly.Expert Test-taking Strategies
Our author explains the structure of the NREMT Certification Exam, so you know what to expect on test day. He also shares question-level strategies and shows you the best way to answer questions. By following our expert tips and advice, you can score higher on the exam. Must-know Key Terms
Knowing the right medical terminology can make a real difference in your test score. That’s why we give you a glossary of more than 400 EMT terms you need to know before you take your exam.Take REA’s Online Practice Exam
After studying, go online and test what you’ve learned. Our practice exam features timed testing, diagnostic feedback, detailed answers, and automatic scoring. The exam is balanced to include every topic and type of question found on the actual EMT exam, so you know you’re studying the smart way.No matter how or when you prepare for the EMT exam, REA’s EMT Crash Course will show you how to study efficiently and strategically, so you can get a great score.
Through authentic accounts, every facet of emergency care is on display-from the first 911 call to patient discharge or death, including an exclusive look at what is perhaps the biggest decontamination operation ever conducted, which crews performed for victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack.
A hybrid profession that blends public safety and public health, EMS attracts careerists and volunteers from all sectors of society-from Boy Scouts and housewives to Fortune 500 vice presidents and work-fare recipients. The men and women that make up the Newark EMS graveyard shift, one of the busiest, full-time teams in the nation, are quintessential EMS workers: intense, irreverent, hard-working action junkies who crave autonomy and the instant gratification of solving critical problems in real time. This unflinching profile hones in on award-winning EMS workers as well as those who pollute the industry, ironically, sometimes one and the same.
Into the Breach offers an unusual opportunity to bear witness to unimaginable suffering, heroic stoicism, and the inventiveness of American EMS workers fighting to save lives.
'People get into this work for "the juice", meaning the adrenaline rush, but they don't tell you about the other juices - the mud, blood, snot and grot.'
Confessions of an Air Ambulance Doctor is the first ever behind-the-scenes account of life onboard an air ambulance. The first of its kind to carry doctors and surgeons who can take the hospital to the patient. Drug addicts, lorry crashes, open-heart surgery, stab wounds, headless chickens, mating llamas, and strip routines – it’s all in a day’s work for emergency doctor Tony Bleetman and his team.
Whether they are landing in the middle of the M1 or at a maximum security jail, Tony and his crew Helimed 999 are the first on the scene in the most critical of emergencies.
This gripping read will make you laugh, cry and marvel at the wonders of life (and death) in equal measure.
EMT: Beyond the Lights and Sirens is more than a personal account of Pat Ivey’s rescue squad experiences. It is a story of courage and hope and letting go of past losses. It is a book for anyone who has ever struggled to go beyond who they are. Step aboard the ambulance. Witness the tender moments amidst tragedy. Experience the joy and the anguish, and share the tears and laughter of volunteer rescue squad personnel who respond around the clock to the cries of others. In this heartwarming and compelling book, Pat Ivey takes the reader beyond the lights and sirens on a journey they will never forget.
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Published in partnership with The American College of Emergency Physicians
Derived from Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide, Seventh Edition, this streamlined text is the perfect review for any emergency medicine exam -- or for use as a clinical refresher. Its concise, bulleted design condenses and simplifies must-know concepts and helps you make the most of your study time. This authoritative study guide includes radiographs, color images, line drawings, and ECGs, all designed to enhance your understanding of the material and help you meet the challenges of visual diagnosis in practice and exam situations.
FeaturesUpdated to reflect the latest advances in diagnostic imaging NEW CHAPTERS on Hematologic-Oncologic Emergencies, Renal Emergencies in Children, Low Probability Coronary Syndromes, Urinary Retention, Food and Water-Borne Diseases, and World Travelers Increased coverage of toxicology and trauma More than 300 tables encapsulate important information More than 100 radiographs/color images and 90 line drawings/ECGs aid recognition of challenging and life-threatening disorders Provides a brief yet comprehensive review of the practice of emergency medicine for clinicians who wish to update their knowledge of the specialty
Since 1986, Medicine for the Outdoors has been hailed as the definitive take-along manual on the subject. Packed with step-by-step instructions, how-to explanations, and practical approaches to outdoor and wilderness emergencies, it tells you the best ways to respond to just about any medical problem when help is miles or days away. Author Paul S. Auerbach, MD, MS, FACEP, FAWM, is recognized as one of the world's leading authorities on wilderness medicine. This 5th edition features major updates to bring you the latest on emerging infectious diseases...the most current drug and dosage information...an increased emphasis on making do with the materials at hand...and much more. Logically organized, easy to reference, and simple to understand, Medicine for the Outdoors may literally save your life. When you're venturing into mountains, deserts, forests, jungles, or out to sea, it belongs in your duffel or backpack!Provides the most diverse and comprehensive coverage of medical conditions related to the outdoors.Offers logical and complete explanations of every topic.Includes numerous drawings and instructions to enhance your understanding of the descriptive material.Contains recommendations for injury and illness prevention.Features a comprehensive index that helps you locate answers quickly.Offers an increased emphasis on making do with the materials at hand (like using a fanny pack as a cervical collar). Presents the latest guidance on dangerous infections like methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), avian flu, and West Nile virus. Offers current and accurate drug and dosage information via careful updates throughout. Provides new safety recommendations on avalanches, forest fires, bear attacks, and more. Demonstrates how to apply various bandages and splints with the aid of brand-new drawings.
"More Confessions" shares the raw and honest feelings of emergency service professionals through true 'story behind the story' revelations. Disclosing experiences from both sides of the gurney, Sherry and other EMS, ER, paramilitary, and firefighter responders walk you along their fragile line of sanity. Using humor as a life raft during perfect storms, workers reflect upon how they endure and survive personal and professional tragedy while trying not to care too much, and what happens when they failin that attempt. A graduate student in psychology, Sherry is a paramedic, trauma nurse, and crisis interventionist who led a national paramilitary crisis response team and continues conducting crisis management training throughout the U.S.
Emergency Service Professionals Praise More Confessions
"Once again, Sherry brings to life the overlooked or, too often, over-hyped world of theemergency services for all to experience. She does so with a vitality and spirit thatmakes her prose almost poetic. If you want to glimpse the amazing world of EMSfrom 'behind the curtain, ' "More Confessions" is for you. Highest recommendations."
--Rev. Don Brown, B.A., M.Div., Flight Paramedic (retired), Chaplain, Lt. Col., CAP
(retired); Pastor, First United Methodist Church, Grand Saline, TX
"More Confessions will take you to the edge of first responder insanity with honestyand integrity. Sherry has once again opened our world to the reader by cleverly describingthe unbelievable experiences that we have every day. This book is the realdeal!"
--Peter Volkmann, MSW, EMT, Chief-Stockport NY Police Department.
"Through the venue of real and personable human experience stories, Sherry's "MoreConfessions" is a powerfully written sequel that provides key insights into the need forthose who work in emergency and disaster response, as well as their families, to activelyand purposely recognize and consistently address their physical, mental, andspiritual well-being. All who read this book will be touched deeply in some way."
--Harvey J. Burnett, Jr., PhD, LP,
President, Michigan Crisis Response Association
Sergeant, Buchanan Police Department
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Behavioral Sciences Dept., Andrews University
Learn more at www.SherryJonesMayo.com
From the Reflections of America Series at Modern History Press www.ModernHistoryPress.com
Medical: Allied Health Services - Emergency Medical Services
be taken on an imaginative ride along into to the real world of Emergency
Medicine, while exposed to all of the madness, sadness, stresses and rewards
that were experienced along the way.
stories you will read are all very true and have occurred over the past 20
years, working in the EMS field. Some of you will laugh till you cry, others
will shake your heads and say “there is no way that could happen”. Weather you
believe it or not, you just can’t make this stuff up!
Going far beyond the scope of most other texts, this lavishly illustrated, expert-authored reference helps you master the clinical and technical skills required to perform the full range of procedures in an emergency or acute care setting. The techniques presented in these pages will dramatically expand your understanding of emergency medicine procedures and--most importantly--your ability to deliver positive patient outcomes.
FEATURESOver 1,700 original, precise illustrations Sections organized by procedures for each body region Each chapter focuses on a single procedure and often includes several proven methods for performing it Chapters include: Relevant anatomy and pathophysiology Indications and contraindications for the procedure Preparation of the patient, including consent, anesthesia, and analgesia Step-by-step description of the procedure Cautions that indicate common problems Alternative techniques and helpful hints Aftercare and follow-up Potential complications Summary of critical information Includes both common procedures and infrequently encountered procedures Important evidence-based recommendations throughout Helpful pedagogy--includes key information, cautions, and important facts highlighted in bold Companion DVD with animations of the 20 most common or difficult procedures, and complete references for each chapter
Full of practical clinical pearls and proven strategies, this indispensible guide shows you how to operate outside your comfort zone and devise effective treatment solutions when the traditional tools (medications, equipment, and staff) are unavailable—or when you need to provide care outside of your specialty. Improvised Medicine is a must for anyone who plans to work in global, disaster, or other resource-poor settings.
FEATURES:Simple-to-follow directions, diagrams, and illustrations describe practical techniques and the improvised equipment necessary to provide quality care during crises. Contains improvisations in anesthesia and airway management, dentistry, gynecology/obstetrics, infectious disease/laboratory diagnosis, internal medicine, otolaryngology, pediatrics and malnutrition, orthopedics, psychiatry, and surgery. Also includes basic disaster communication techniques, post-disaster forensics, a model hospital disaster plan, and innovative patient-transport methods.
LEARN HOW TO:Make an endotracheal tube in seconds Perform digital-oral and blind-nasotracheal intubations Make plaster bandages for splints/casts Give open-drop ether, ketamine drips, and halothane Use subcutaneous/intraperitoneal rehydration/transfusion Make ORS and standard nutrition formulas Clean, disinfect, and sterilize equipment for reuse Warm blood units in seconds inexpensively Take/view stereoscopic x-rays with standard equipment Quickly and easily stop postpartum hemorrhage Fashion surgical equipment from common items Evacuate patients easily for high-rise hospitals Make esophageal and precordial stethoscopes Quickly improvise a saline lock Make ECG electrode/defibrillator pads and ultrasound gel
Emergency Medicine, 5th edition contains essential information and provides a quick reference tool for emergency physicians, hospital residents, paramedics, ambulance officers, nurses and general practitioners, as well as students of these disciplines.Coverage of important controversies with evidence based recommendations.Editor comments contained in relevant chapters to provide clinical tips and advice for practice. Increased coverage of topical issues such as deep vein thrombosis (economy class syndrome) and street drugs. Practical rapid reference appendix. Detailed glossary and index. Expanded coverage of ultrasound in emergency medicineNew BLS/ALS guidelinesExpanded coverage of administration and managementNew material on envenomation and psychiatryNew chapter on rural, indigenous and remote emergenciesNew chapter on advanced nursing rolesNew chapter on students guide to the emergency termNew chapter structure design to minimize repetition; reorganized hierarchy to highlight important information; pearls & pitfalls in boxed out sections integrated throughout text; differential diagnosis summary tables and flow diagrams at the end of each chapter
Military medical personnel provide outstanding health support to those who serve in harm’s way. As war hasevolved, so has our medical support to those who fight. Today, American service members face a new terrain of mobile urbanconflict.
Despite advances in personal and force protection, our forces remain vulnerable to blast wounds, burns, and multiplepenetrating injuries not usually or routinely encountered in civilian settings. This publication expertly addresses the appropriate medicalmanagement of these and other battle and nonbattle injuries.
This updated resource provides state-of-the-art principles and practices of forward trauma surgery practiced by the US military medical personnel.
This second edition of the Handbook of Poisonous and Injurious Plants is created to assist the clinician in the initial response to the needs of a child or adult exposed to a poisonous or injurious plant. It lists common plants that might lead to the development of the symptom complex and describes the mechanisms of action of the implicated toxin, additional clinical manifestations, and specific therapeutics for each presentation. It has methodically enhanced the previous edition’s botanical rigor with insights from both pharmacognosy and clinical medicine to make it a truly comprehensive source.
With its thorough references and full-color photos of hundreds of potentially toxic and injurious plants inside the home, anyone who has an interest in plants will find this book useful outside in the garden or out in the wild.
This book will fascinate botanists, horticulturists, and naturalists as well as hikers, gardeners, and all those who simply enjoy the wonders of nature and the great outdoors!
With Foreword by Lewis R. Goldfrank, MD and Introduction by Andrew Weil, MD
This edition includes new and updated information on aspiration of the joints, fracture reduction, traumatic lacerations, and multiple trauma.
• essential guidelines for paramedic practice
• presented in at-a-glance format for quick reference
• flexicover for durability
Typically the most challenging decision in the wilderness environment is when to evacuate a sick or potentially sick person, and as such, each section has detailed decision-making steps to inform you of when to be concerned and when to get out. This guidance is based upon the recent evidence-based consensus statement published by the Wilderness Medical Society on the scope of practice of wilderness first aid. Filled with original, full-color artwork illustrating the techniques and procedures described and with internal-spiral binding and waterproof pages handy for travel into extreme environments, The Wilderness First Aid Handbook is a must-have for every back pocket or backpack.
Make the most of new antibioticsto improve control of surgical infection, learn to use new antifungal agents, and implement innovative therapies to combat both methicillin- and oxacillin-resistant organisms.
Benefit from tremendous recent advancesin the field (often as a result of experience gained by military and civilian surgeons), including the development of damage control.
More than 800+ case based Q&A make this the book you need to pass the exam!
Co-published with the American College of Emergency Physicians, McGraw-Hill Specialty Board Review: Emergency Medicine delivers more than 800 case-based questions and answers. All answer options, both correct and incorrect, are key to Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine, 7e, the field's most authoritative and trusted text. This is an outstanding review for any examination in emergency medicine and can also be used as a clinical refresher.
The Second Edition features:NEW interactive CD-ROM that simulates the exam-taking experience EKGs, radiographs, and clinical images to sharpen diagnostic skills Detailed explanations for each answer
The content you need to ace any emergency medicine exam:
Continuous Certification; Administration, Ethics and Lethal Aspects; Anesthesia and Analgesia; Cardiologic Emergencies; Dermatologic Emergencies; Emergency Medical Services and Disaster Medicine; Environmental Emergencies; Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat, and Maxillofacial Emergencies; Gastroenterologic Emergencies; Geriatric Emergencies; Hematologic and Oncologic Emergencies; Infectious Disease Emergencies; Metabolic, Endocrinologic, and Rheumatologic Emergencies; Neurologic and Psychiatric Emergencies; Obstetric and Gynecologic Emergencies; Orthopedic Emergencies; Pediatric Emergencies; Pulmonary Emergencies; Renal and Urologic Emergencies; Toxicologic Emergencies; Trauma
Designed for portable prep, Dr. Pestana's Surgery Notes helps you refresh your knowledge in between cases. You'll get the most concise, up-to-date review that incorporates recent changes in medical guidelines, including HIV status, organ donation, urological emergencies, classification of shock, pelvic fracture, ARDS, and cardiothoracic surgery.
The Best Review
Concise high-yield review of core surgery material180 vignettes for self-testing, updated for more challenging and exam-like practice10 brief essays providing a surgical perspective on selected tools from the diagnostic and therapeutic armamentariumFeatures regional and institutional differences in surgical practice, and clarifies how the USMLE Step 2 CK and shelf exams will likely address these variationsExpert GuidanceRevised and full up-to-date content from distinguished surgery instructor Dr. Carlos PestanaFor over a decade, Dr. Pestana's Surgery Notes has helped med students excel on the surgery shelf exam and USMLE Step 2 CK
Apply the latest knowledge and techniques with content thoroughly updated by leaders in the field.Quickly review key concepts through a question-and-answer format, bulleted lists, mnemonics, "Key Points" summaries, lists of useful web sites, and practical tips from the authors.Enhance your reference power with a full range of well-organized essential topics in pediatric emergency medicine. Improve content knowledge with a special chapter containing "Top 100 Secrets," providing an overview of essential material for last-minute study or self-assessment.
The root of this divergence, writes Dr. Newman, lies in the patterns of secrecy and habit that characterize the "House of Medicine," modern medicine's entrenched and carefully protected subculture. In reflexive, often unconscious defense of this subculture, doctors and patients guard medical authority, cling to tradition, and yield to demands that they do something or prescribe something. The result is a biomedical culture that routinely engages in unnecessary and inefficient practices, and leaves both patient and doctor dissatisfied. While demonstrating an abiding respect for, and a deep understanding of, the import of modern science, Dr. Newman reviews research that refutes common and accepted medical wisdom. He cites studies that show how mammograms may cause more harm than good; why antibiotics for sore throats are virtually always unnecessary and therefore dangerous; how cough syrup is rarely more effective than a sugar pill; the power and paradox of the placebo effect; how statistics and studies themselves are frequently deceptive; and why CPR is violent, invasive -- and almost always futile.
Through an engaging, deeply researched, and eloquent narrative laced with rich and riveting case studies, Newman cuts to the heart of what really works -- and doesn't -- in medicine and rebuilds the bridge between physicians and their patients.
Emergency Triage is the core text for the MTS which utilises a risk averse system of prioritisation for patients in all unscheduled care settings, and as such it is an essential text for all emergency department staff using the MTS, in particular triage nurses themselves.
The second edition has been revised throughout and takes in the changes in practice introduced into MTS since the book was first published. These include:
Redesigned and expanded flow charts
Additional charts for allergy and palpitations
New practices - such as the possibility of revascularisation for patients with stroke
New discriminators, for example acute neurological deficit and significant respiratory history
Redefinition of existing discriminators
Also new to this edition is the incorporation of sections on the use of the risk averse system in telephone triage, in settings where ‘streaming’ takes place and as an early warning score for patients in all unscheduled care settings. The tone of this edition reflects the more up to date, modified approach to triage while retaining the principles of clinical prioritisation, which in the authors’ words “remains a central plank of clinical risk management in emergency care”.
Emergency Triage is an essential handbook for all clinicians involved in unscheduled care settings such as emergency care, walk in centres, minor injury units, primary care out of hours services.
This book presents a comprehensive overview of both pathophysiological and practical aspects of circulatory and respiratory extracorporeal support. The basics of ECMO, including its history, the “ECMO team”, cannulation, materials, and blood-surface interactions, are first discussed. The various indications for and particular characteristics of circulatory and respiratory extracorporeal life support are then described in detail in the main part of the book. Patient care during ECMO and monitoring of the ECMO patient are also carefully covered, with explanation of the management of technical and clinical complications and transport-related problems. Further topics include long-term therapy options beyond ECMO, such as ventricular assist devices and transplants, outcome, the new frontiers of ECMO for organ procurement and future challenges.
The authors are well-known experts in the field whose authoritative contributions and attention to practical aspects will be invaluable for novices and experienced practitioners alike.