Advanced Medical Life Support

Advanced Medical Life Support Author National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT)
ISBN-10 1284040925
ISBN-13 9781284040920
Year 2015-12-14
Pages 468
Language English
Publisher Jones & Bartlett Learning
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Advanced Medical Life Support AMLS is the leading course for prehospital practitioners in advanced medical assessment and treatment of commonly encountered medical conditions Endorsed by the National Association of EMS Physicians the course emphasizes the use of the AMLS Assessment Pathway a systematic assessment tool that enables EMS practitioners to diagnose medical patients with urgent accuracy In the Second Edition of AMLS students learn to recognize assess and manage common medical crises in patients Topics covered include respiratory disorders cardiovascular disorders shock neurologic disorders abdominal disorders endocrine and metabolic disorders infectious diseases environmental related disorders and toxicologic emergencies Critical thinking scenarios encourage interaction and challenge students to apply their knowledge to realistic situations During the scenarios students Are at the patients side from arrival on scene to delivery to the hospital Assess review and discern the possible diagnosis of the patient Choose the next step to take on the AMLS Assessment Pathway Confirm the final diagnosis and provide ongoing prehospital management of the patient New to the Second Edition Refined AMLS Assessment Pathway Clear emphasis on the BLS provider and integration with ALS throughout the assessment process Expanded content on highly critical patients Expanded content on environmental related disorders Expanded content on infectious diseases

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