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Patient Transport: Medical Critical Care, 1st Edition

ISBN: 9780443106002
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This critical care transport text offers a unique focus on the critical care patient in transit, addressing the needs of flight and ground transport registered nurses, paramedics, and those preparing for certification exams such as CFRN®, CTRN®, FP-C©, and CCP-C®. Authored by the esteemed Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association (ASTNA), this comprehensive guide is backed by the expertise of a leading body representing transport nurses worldwide, making it an indispensable resource in the evolving landscape of critical care transport.
Key Features
  • Coverage of injuries commonly encountered in flight and ground nursing includes pathophysiology, assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation discussions.
  • Part I covers critical care medicine and Part II covers selected patient populations.
  • Meets the needs of all healthcare providers dedicated to expert care delivery in transport, including nurses, paramedics, physicians, respiratory therapists, pilots, mechanics, and communication specialists.
  • Real-life scenarios with updated technology demonstrate how to apply concepts to scenarios like those seen in practice.
  • Focus on the interprofessional and collaborative nature of transport emphasizes the importance of teamwork in ensuring successful patient outcomes.
  • Evolve companion website with 200 certification-style questions provides valuable exam review and practice.


Section I: Critical Care Medicine

  1. Hematologic System
  2. Vascular System
  3. Renal Failure
  4. Psychiatric Disorders
  5. Immunologic Disorders
  6. Ethics and Wellness
  7. Neurologic Emergencies
  8. Cardiovascular Emergencies
  9. Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices in Transport
  10. Pulmonary Emergencies
  11. Abdominal Emergencies
  12. Metabolic, Endocrine, and Electrolyte Disturbances
  13. Infectious and Communicable Diseases
  14. Heat- and Cold-Related Emergencies
  15. Toxicological Emergencies
  16. Gynecologic and Obstetric Emergencies

Section II: Selected Patient Populations

  1. Care and Transport of the Newborn
  2. Care and Transport of the Pediatric Patient
  3. Care and Transport of the Geriatric Patient
  4. Care and Transport of the Bariatric Patient