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Rosemary Adam is an EMS nurse with over 25 years experience in prehospital care (administrative, education, and ground and air transport). In 1996, Rosie developed the Critical Care Paramedic (CCP) (R) course at The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa. As an educator, Rosie has developed teaching methods used by leading individuals in clinical EMS, emergency and flight nursing practice. Rosie has been a part of several writing projects with recent experience as a co-author of the Advanced Medical Life Support Instructor manual. Rosie has taught numerous programs and is experienced in curriculum development. Chris Cebollero is the Chief of Emergency Medical Services for Christian Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. Chris is a graduate of the University of Iowa's Critical Care Paramedic program and served as a military medic. Chris not only trains hundreds of students each year, he has also led a successful and well-recognized team of field training officers in an organization that runs 80,000 calls annually.
Airway Airway Control and Ventilation Calculating Tank Life Common Tank Sizes and Factors Oxygen Concentrations to Liter Per Minute Flow Rapid Sequence Intubation RSI Drugs for Sedation RSI Drugs for Paralysis Neuromuscular Blockade Train of Four Monitoring for Patients Receiving Neuromuscular Blockade Pulmonary Blood Gases-Adult Acid Base Imbalances Chest Radiograph Location of Structures on a Posterior-Anterior (PA) Chest Radiograph Chest Radiograph with Pulmonary Artery Catheter, Endotracheal Tube, Right Chest Tube, Left Chest Tube, Mediastinal Tube, and Nasogastric Tube Normal Findings on Chest Radiograph Abnormal Radiographic Findings Pulse Oximetry Readings Mechanical Ventilation Lung-Protective Ventilation Strategies Ventilator Alarms Tracheal Tube and Suction Catheter Sizes Chest Tube Maintenance Cardiac Heart Sounds Differentiating Heart Sounds Heart Sounds in Relation to the ECG Characteristics of Heart Murmurs Murmur Grading Scale ECGs Quick VT 12-Lead Reference VT/SVT Differentiation Identifying the Axis by the QRS Complex ST Segment Elevation and Location of Ischemia Scale for Pitting Edema Pulse Classification of Pulse Strength Intraaortic Balloon Pump Effects of Counterpulsation Intraaortic Balloon Pump (IABP) Period of Balloon Inflation Intraaortic Balloon Pump Timing 1:2 Assist Mode Postinsertion Complications Pacemaker Codes Pacemaker Codes - Temporary Pacemakers Hemodynamic Monitoring Effect of Cardiovascular Drugs on Hemodynamics Pulmonary Artery Pulmonary Artery Pressure Monitoring Pressure Waveforms during Pulmonary Artery Catheter Insertion Pulmonary Artery Catheter in the Wedged Position Normal Values Complications Related to PA Catheter Level the Transducer (Supine Position) Zero the Transducer Fast-Flush Test Procedure - Square Wave Test Dynamic Response Possible Causes of Overdamping Possible Causes of Underdamping Pressure Waveforms Obtaining Readings Svo2 Monitoring Troubleshooting Invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring Lines Radial Arterial Line Precannulation Postcannulation Neurologic Neurologic Assessment Cranial Nerve Evaluation Spinal Cord Assessment of Major Muscle Groups Complete Spinal Cord Segmental Lesion and Corresponding Acute Functional Loss Muscle Strength Scale Glasgow Coma Scale Pupillary Size in Millimeters Intracranial Hypertension Intracranial Pressure (ICP) Cerebral Perfusion Pressure (CCP) Factors that Increase ICP ICP Monitoring Location of Foramen of Monro ICP Waveform Herniation Assessing Brain Stem Function Using the DERM Mnemonic Determining Brain Death Apnea Testing Commonly Used Sedative Agents Trauma Revised Trauma Score Trauma Center Triage Vital Signs and Level of Consciousness Anatomy of Injury Mechanism of Injury Other Factors Burn Categories Burn Center Referral Criteria Rule of Nines Triage Start Triage JumpSTART Algorithm Pediatrics Equipment Selection for Pediatric Tracheal Intubation Pediatric Trauma Score Apgar Scoring System Faces Pain Rating Scale Medications Emergency Drug Index Dose Calculations Common Hypoglycemic Agents Commonly Abused Drugs Height and Weight Conversion Dopamine Drips IV Infusion Drip Rates for Dopamine Lidocaine Flow Rates Drip Rates for Epinephrine Correcting Common Problems with Venous Access Devices (VADs) Toxicological Syndromes Laboratory Laboratory Values Complete Blood Cell Count with Differential Routine Blood Chemistry Coagulation Studies Hepatic Function Panel Lipid Panel Pancreatic Studies Thyroid Panel Cardiac Enzymes Serum Markers for Acute MI Acute Renal Failure Anion Gap B-type Natriuretic Peptide CSF Analysis Therapeutic Drug Levels Sources Index