ASTNA Patient Transport, Principles and Practice, 4th Edition

ASTNA Patient Transport

4th Edition Principles and Practice

By ASTNA; Edited by Renee S. Holleran, RN, PhD, CEN, CCRN, CFRN, CTRN, FAEN, Nurse Manager, Adult Transport Service, Intermountain Life Flight, Salt Lake City, UT


Unit I. HISTORY AND THE CURRENT ROLE OF GROUND AND AIR TRANSPORT NURSES

1. History of Patient Transport

2. Preparation for Practice

3. Certification

4. Members of the Transport Team


Unit II. GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF PRACTICE

5. Transport Physiology

6. Extrication and Scene Management

7. Disaster Management

8. Communications

9. Safety and Survival


Unit III. PATIENT CARE PRINCIPLES

10. Patient Assessment and Preparation for Transport

11. Airway and Ventilation Management

12. Mechanical Ventilation NEW!

13. The Use of Technology During Transport NEW!

14. Shock Management


Unit IV. TRAUMA

15. General Principles of Trauma Management

16. Neurologic Trauma

17. Thoracic Trauma

18. Abdominal Trauma

19. Orthopedic Trauma

20. Burn Trauma


Unit V. MEDICAL PROBLEMS

21. Neurologic Emergencies

22. Cardiovascular Emergencies

23. Pulmonary Emergencies

24. Abdominal Emergencies

25. Infectious Diseases


Unit VI. ENVIRONMENTAL EMERGENCIES

26. Cold-Related Emergencies

27. Heat-Related Emergencies

28. Diving Emergencies

29. Toxicologic Emergencies


Unit VII. SELECTED PATIENT POPULATIONS

30. The Pregnant Patient

31. The Neonatal Patient

32. The Pediatric Patient

33. Military Transport NEW!


Unit VIII. PATIENT CARE ISSUES

34. Research and Quality Management

35. Legal Issues

36. Ethical Issues

37. The Family and Transport


Unit IX. MANAGEMENT

38. Marketing

39. Accreditation for Air and Ground Medical Transport

40. Stress and Stress Management


APPENDIX

A. Post-Accident Resource Document

B. Medical Condition List and Appropriate Use of Air Medical Transport