• Edward T. Dickinson
  • Andrew Stern

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ALS Case Studies in Emergency Care introduces real-life case studies that aim to engage students in the critical thinking process necessary to provide the best clinical care possible. Written by leading prehospital and emergency medicine practitioners, this valuable tool helps prepare emergency care providers for a variety of situations they may encounter in the field. The case-based approach offered by this book gives students the opportunity to apply the concepts learned in class and gives them the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the scenario format, which is increasingly used in national and state exams.

The book includes cases on Medical Emergencies, Trauma and Surgical Emergencies, and Special Situations.

Case topics include:
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Amputations
  • Exposure to Hazardous Material
  • Difficult Intubation
  • Multiple Blunt Trauma
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction

Table of contents


Case  1. Acute Chest Pain.

Case  2. Acute Myocardial Infarction.

Case  3. Acute Myocardial Infarction with Bradycardia.

Case  4. Acute Severe Asthma Exacerbation.

Case  5. Acute Stroke.

Case  6. Anaphylaxis.

Case  7. Cardiac Arrest.

Case  8. Catheter/PICC Lines.

Case  9. Cocaine-Related Chest Pain.

Case 10. Congestive Heart Failure.

Case 11. Dehydration.

Case 12. Diabetic AMS.

Case 13. Chronic Renal Failure.

Case 14. Difficult Intubation.

Case 15. Facilitated Intubation.

Case 16. Hypertensive Crisis.

Case 17. Hypothermia with Altered Mental Status.

Case 18. Meningitis.

Case 19. Overdose.

Case 20. Pain Management.

Case 21. Poisoning.

Case 22. Post CABG Surgery.

Case 23. Seizure.

Case 24. Sudden-Onset Tachycardia.

Case 25. Syncope.


Case 26. Amputation.

Case 27. Blunt Chest Trauma.

Case 28. Burns.

Case 29. Cervical Spine Injury.

Case 30. Head Injury.

Case 31. Blunt Multiple Trauma.

Case 32. Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm.

Case 33. Shock in Penetrating Injury to the Chest.

Case 34. Stab Wound.

Case 35. Trauma Arrest.


Case 36. Advance Directives.

Case 37. Attempted Suicide.

Case 38. Care Under Fire.

Case 39. Child Abuse.

Case 40. Domestic Violence.

Case 41. EMS and Air Medical Service Interaction.

Case 42. Exposure to Hazardous Material.

Case 43. Extrication.

Case 44. Near-Drowning.

Case 45. Needlestick Injuries.

Case 46. Preeclampsia/Eclampsia.

Case 47. Refusal of Care.

Case 48. Sexual Assault.

Case 49. Vaginal Bleeding.

Case 50. Violent Psychiatric Patient.

Case 51. Weapons of Mass Destruction.

Published by Pearson (December 1st 2003) - Copyright © 2004