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Critical Care Transport Second Edition



Welcome to the gold standard in emergency care transport training. Published in conjunction with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), and endorsed by the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and the International Association of Flight and Critical Care Providers (IAFCCP), Critical Care Transport, Second Edition offers cutting-edge content relevant to any health care provider training in critical care transport.

Authored by leading critical care professionals from across the country, Critical Care Transport, Second Edition contains state-of-the-art information on ground and flight transport that aligns with the latest evidence-based medicine and practices.

Content includes information specific to prehospital critical care transport, such as flight physiology, lab analysis, hemodynamic monitoring, and specialized devices such as the intra-aortic balloon pump. Standard topics such as 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.

This book meets the curricula of major critical care training programs, including UMBC. It also meets the 2015 CPR/ECC Guidelines and the objectives of transport certification exams such as the Flight Paramedic Certification (FP-C) exam administered by the Board for Critical Care Transport Paramedic Certification.

Critical Care Transport, Second Edition is the only textbook that thoroughly prepares medical professionals for certification in the field and ensures their success as vital members of a  transport team.

The new edition also includes:

  • A new chapter on patient safety
  • Updated information on transport choreography
  • New sections on excited delirium, children with special needs, and bariatric patients
  • Enhanced information on capnography, troubleshooting transport ventilators, post-resuscitation management, and blood product administration
  • Sample fetal monitoring strips

Dynamic instructor and student resources include:

  • Focused and comprehensive presentations and lecture outlines
  • New case study presentations
  • A test bank with validated exams
  • Completely updated Test Prep to prepare students for certification exams



  • Chapter_1  Introduction and Overview of Critical Care Transport
  • Chapter_2  Medical-Legal Issues
  • Chapter_3  Patient Safety
  • Chapter_4  Aircraft Fundamentals and Flight Physiology
  • Chapter_5  Patient Assessment
  • Chapter_6  Respiratory Emergencies, Airway Management, and Ventilation
  • Chapter_7  Critical Care Pharmacology
  • Chapter_8  Laboratory Analysis and Diagnostic Studies
  • Chapter_9  Resuscitation, Shock and Blood Products
  • Chapter_10  Trauma
  • Chapter_11  Neurologic Emergencies
  • Chapter_12  Burns
  • Chapter_13  Electrophysiology, Cardiac Devices, and Transport Management
  • Chapter_14  Hemodynamic Monitoring and Circulatory Support
  • Chapter_15  Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary Emergencies
  • Chapter_16  Endocrine Emergencies
  • Chapter_17  Environmental Emergencies
  • Chapter_18  Infectious and Communicable Diseases
  • Chapter_19  Toxicologic Emergencies
  • Chapter_20  Obstetric and Gynecologic Emergencies
  • Chapter_21  Neonatal Emergencies
  • Chapter_22  Pediatric Emergencies
  • Chapter_23  Bariatric and Special Situations

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Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 × 1.5 × 10.8 in
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