Critical Care Transport, Third Edition contains up-to-date information on ground and flight transport that aligns with the latest evidence-based medicine and practices. From coverage of the latest controversies to new science and devices, this resource offers essential guidance to any health care provider training in critical care transport. The Third Edition meets the curricula of numerous critical care training programs, as well as the objectives of critical care transport certification exams such as Flight Paramedic Certification (FP-C) and Critical Care Paramedic (CPC-C) exams administered by the Board for Critical Care Transport Paramedic Certification.
Authored by leading critical care professionals from across the country, Critical Care Transport, Third Edition was thoroughly reviewed by subject matter experts from:
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
- American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
- University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
- International Association of Flight and Critical Care Providers (IAFCCP)
Content includes information specific to prehospital critical care transport, such as flight physiology, lab analysis, monitoring, and specialized devices, while standard topics like airway management, trauma, and pharmacology are covered in the context of critical care. Numerous new skills, procedures, and types of equipment have been described to reflect current practice.
Critical Care Transport, Third Edition is the only textbook that thoroughly prepares medical professionals for certification in the field and ensures their success as vital members of a critical care transport team.
The Online Instructor’s ToolKit contains:
- Instructor Course Primer
- Lecture presentation slides
- Lecture outlines
About the Author
With more than 38,000 members, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (aaos.org or orthoinfo.org), is the premier not-for-profit organization that provides education programs for orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals, champions the interests of patients and advances the highest quality of musculoskeletal health. Orthopaedic surgeons and the Academy are the authoritative sources of information for patients and the general public on musculoskeletal conditions, treatments and related issues. More than one in four Americans have bone or joint health problems, making them the greatest cause of lost work days in the U.S. When orthopaedic surgeons restore mobility and reduce pain, they help people get back to work and to independent, productive lives. Orthopaedic surgeons keep this “Nation in Motion.” To learn more about A Nation in Motion campaign, or to read hundreds of patient stories or to submit your own story, visit ANationInMotion.org.
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) exists to support quality emergency medical care and to promote the interests of emergency physicians. The Board of Directors has identified values that serve as the guiding principles for the specialty of emergency medicine. These values, and the objectives that follow, are the foundation of ACEP’s planning processes and Council and Board actions. The values of the American College of Emergency Physicians are: Quality emergency care is a fundamental right and unobstructed access to emergency services should be available to all patients who perceive the need for emergency services. There is a body of knowledge unique to emergency medicine that requires continuing refinement and development. Physicians entering the practice of emergency medicine should be residency trained in emergency medicine. Quality emergency medicine is best practiced by qualified, credentialed emergency physicians. The best interests of patients are served when emergency physicians practice in a fair, equitable, and supportive environment. Emergency physicians have the responsibility to play the lead roles in the definition, management, evaluation, and improvement of quality emergency care. The ACEP was founded in 1968 and is the world’s oldest and largest and largest emergency medicine specialty organization. Today it represents more than 28,000 members and is the emergency medicine specialty society recognized as the acknowledged leader in emergency medicine.
The Department of Emergency Health Services is an academic department within the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. The department provides undergraduate education resulting in the Bachelor of Science degree with concentrations in paramedic and EMS system management, and graduate education at the Master of Science level. The department’s Professional and Continuing Education division is home to the nationally accredited CCEMTP program. UMBC combines the emphasis on teaching found at the best liberal arts colleges with the innovation of a research university. UMBC faculty are leaders in their fields who inspire students to think and move beyond the classroom to make a difference. The Carnegie Foundation ranks UMBC in the category of Research Universities with high research activity. UMBC is a member of the University System of Maryland and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.