Applied Paramedic Law and Ethics

Author: Ruth Townsend
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0729581349
Format: PDF, ePub
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A fundamental local law text for undergraduate paramedics in Australia and New Zealand. Applied Paramedic Law and Ethics Australia and New Zealand is the first of its kind to bring together legal and ethical concepts specifically for the Australian and New Zealand paramedic profession. An indispensable guide for student paramedics, Applied Paramedic Law and Ethics Australia and New Zealand promotes the understanding of ethical principles and legal regulations through realistic scenarios and extensive case studies, which are available both in the book and on Elsevier’s Evolve platform. The book includes Australian state-specific legislation and local case law, and there is a chapter devoted specifically to the New Zealand paramedic service. This excellent law textbook focuses on the essential concepts and skills local paramedics need to respond to life-threatening emergencies in often-unfamiliar environments. For paramedics to determine the best course of action in any situation they need an intimate understanding of the profession’s code of conduct and current legal regulations. In its attention to key areas such as consent, negligence, child protection, mental health and record-keeping Applied Paramedic Law and Ethics Australia and New Zealand proves a fundamental resource for the undergraduate paramedic course in Australia and New Zealand. The textbook’s 13 comprehensive chapters are written in a clear, engaging style ideal for undergraduate paramedic students as well as ambulance service volunteers and practicing paramedics. Over 60 paramedic-specific scenarios Relevant case law discussed Suitable for the undergraduate course in Paramedic Law and Ethics Provides a clear ethical decision-making model for paramedics Key supporting features available on the Evolve platform: Multiple choice, short answer and essay questions Case studies Image collection Additional instructor resources including PowerPoints and further case studies

Ethics in the Workplace

Author: Dean Bredeson
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133715680
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Energize your introductory ethics course with ETHICS IN THE WORKPLACE 3e, a text that combines a strong foundation in classic and contemporary theory, examples and analysis drawn from the workplace, ethical decision-making models, and a constant focus on self-reflection and moral reasoning. Learning becomes interactive with this completely revised edition that urges users to examine ethical situations in the workplace through the lens of ethical decision-making models. ETHICS IN THE WORKPLACE 3e bridges the gap between theory and reality by focusing on ethics in the workplace and offering real-world examples of ethical situations workers face. ETHICS IN THE WORKPLACE 3e users explore current American values and establish models by which to analyze them as they apply to accounting, finance, marketing, human resource, and management dilemmas. Drawing from news headlines and cases based on well-known people, there's never a shortage of relevant topics and applications. The text is a balanced combination of theory, examples, role plays, class discussion, and self-reflection activities that make studying ethics rewarding, interesting, and effective. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Law for Nurses and Midwives

Author: Patricia J. Staunton
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0729585808
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Law for Nurses and Midwives is the most highly respected health law text for nursing and midwifery students studying law as part of their degree. Now in its 8th edition, this fundamental text outlines legal issues and responsibilities specific to both nursing and midwifery practice and features the legislation relevant to the provision of safe, quality healthcare in Australia. Authored by Patricia Staunton and Mary Chiarella, this fully revised edition includes updates to case law and the latest information on nursing and midwifery governance and the professional regulation of nurses and midwives. Revised Registration Standards and Standards for Practice established by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA), effective 2016Learning Objectives that highlight what students will attain from each chapterThe law in context through Case Examples, Clinical Examples and Case StudiesReview Questions to consolidate learning Break down of legislation by state and territoryUpdated state and territory statutes"

Mosby s Paramedic Textbook

Author: Mick J. Sanders
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 0323072755
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Reflecting the 2010 Emergency Cardiovascular Care guidelines, Mosby's Paramedic Textbook, 4th Edition provides a comprehensive learning tool for both first-time and refresher paramedic students. Coverage includes an overview of key subjects such as pharmacology, airway management, medical disorders, patient assessment, and trauma. ALS patient care skills are presented step by step, both in the book and in online video clips. New to this edition are nine new chapters, many new topics, and 150 new photos. Written by paramedic expert Mick Sanders, Mosby's Paramedic Textbook follows the National EMS Education Standards and offers complete coverage of the National Standard Curriculum (NSC) for the EMT-Paramedic. More than 1,000 illustrations -- including 150 that are NEW -- accurately present different techniques and skills. Chapter openers, objectives and key terms set the stage for learning. Advanced Life Support (ALS) skills are presented step by step and in full color. Critical thinking questions help in understanding concepts and in applying them to patient care. A summary and a list of references in each chapter make review easier. A herbal appendix in the pharmacology chapter provides access to herbal content. Drug monographs on the Evolve companion website include Mosby's Essential Drugs, with instant access to comprehensive, up-to-date information on the medications that are administered by paramedics as well as those most commonly prescribed to patients. NEW! Nine new chapters and thoroughly updated content align the text with the new National EMS Education Standards and reflect the 2010 ECC (Emergency Cardiovascular Care) guidelines. NEW topics include coronary bypass, endocarditis, adult IO infusion, bird flu, new fluid resuscitation guidelines for trauma patients, drugs of abuse (Vicodin, Oxycontin), prediabetes, and management of hypothermia and drowning. NEW Show Me the Evidence boxes show the value and impact of evidence-based research. NEW Did You Know? boxes supplement chapter content with interesting and relevant information. NEW Look Again feature includes cross-references and specific page numbers for easy review of information that was covered in earlier chapters. NEW farm considerations in the Trauma section enhance rural practice with the kinematics of farm machinery incidents. Additional Critical Thinking boxes encourage the application of critical thinking skills to "real-life" EMS. Additional cultural considerations enhance your ability to deal with the issues of multicultural patients. NEW Advanced Practice Procedures in Critical Care appendix provides an overview of specialty procedures for paramedics who work in critical care settings. Revised and updated Emergency Drug Index reflects the new 2010 ECC guidelines with coverage of more than 75 emergency drugs, their dose and administration, onset and duration, indications and contraindications, adverse reactions, and special considerations.

Paramedic Principles and Practice ANZ

Author: Matt Johnson
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780729541275
Format: PDF
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Paramedic Principles and Practice ANZ: A Clinical Reasoning Approach explores the principles of clinical practice for paramedics working in Australia and New Zealand today. The text is an invaluable resource for both students and paramedics working in the emergency environment where critical decisions must be made quickly and confidently. Organised into three sections - Paramedic Principles, Paramedic Practice and Essential Knowledge - this resource promotes an understanding of basic physiology, clinical decision making and application to practice. It emphasises the importance of professional attitudes and behaviours, clinical competence, teamwork and communication skills, equipping the reader with the skills required to become an effective paramedic. ? First paramedic-specific text for Australia and New Zealand ? Evidence-based clinical decision-making model ? A wealth of detailed case studies that help bridge the gap from principles to practice ? More than 40 essential pathologies covering common paramedic call-outs ? Focus on the wellbeing of the patient and the paramedic ? Appendices comprising a professional role guide and medications commonly encountered in the paramedic setting

A Thousand Naked Strangers

Author: Kevin Hazzard
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501110837
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A former paramedic’s visceral, poignant, and mordantly funny account of a decade spent on Atlanta’s mean streets saving lives and connecting with the drama and occasional beauty that lies inside catastrophe. In the aftermath of 9/11 Kevin Hazzard felt that something was missing from his life—his days were too safe, too routine. A failed salesman turned local reporter, he wanted to test himself, see how he might respond to pressure and danger. He signed up for emergency medical training and became, at age twenty-six, a newly minted EMT running calls in the worst sections of Atlanta. His life entered a different realm—one of blood, violence, and amazing grace. Thoroughly intimidated at first and frequently terrified, he experienced on a nightly basis the adrenaline rush of walking into chaos. But in his downtime, Kevin reflected on how people’s facades drop away when catastrophe strikes. As his hours on the job piled up, he realized he was beginning to see into the truth of things. There is no pretense five beats into a chest compression, or in an alley next to a crack den, or on a dimly lit highway where cars have collided. Eventually, what had at first seemed impossible happened: Kevin acquired mastery. And in the process he was able to discern the professional differences between his freewheeling peers, what marked each—as he termed them—as “a tourist,” “true believer,” or “killer.” Combining indelible scenes that remind us of life’s fragile beauty with laugh-out-loud moments that keep us smiling through the worst, A Thousand Naked Strangers is an absorbing read about one man’s journey of self-discovery—a trip that also teaches us about ourselves.

Foundations for Paramedic Practice

Author: Amanda Blaber
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335243908
Format: PDF
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This book addresses the theoretical elements of paramedic courses including psychology and sociology and provides clear links to practice.

Legal and Ethical Issues for Health Professionals

Author: George D Pozgar, MBA, CHE
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 128408731X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Legal and Ethical Issues for Health Professionals, Fourth Edition is a concise and practical guide to legal and ethical dilemmas facing healthcare professionals in the real-world today. Thoroughly updated and featuring new case studies, this dynamic text will help students to better understand the issues they will face on the job and the implications in the legal arena. With contemporary topics, real-world examples, and accessible language, this comprehensive text offers students an applied perspective and the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills. Legal and Ethical Issues for Health Professionals provides an effective transition from the classroom to the reality of a clinical environment. Legal and Ethical Issues for Health Professionals, Fourth Edition provides the reader with a clear understanding of the law and ethics as they relate to health care dilemmas and the proper foundation to make good decisions in the delivery of patient care. The practical application of ethic

Essentials of Law for Health Professionals

Author: Kim Forrester
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0729581667
Format: PDF, Docs
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Perfect for: • Bachelor of Nursing students • Diploma of Nursing students • Bachelor of Midwifery students • Bachelor of Paramedicine students • Bachelor of Health science students • Post graduate Nursing and Midwifery students Essentials of Law for Health Professionals 4e provides students with the information and knowledge necessary to make well-informed and considered decisions about their legal rights and obligations, and the legal rights and obligations of the patients and clients under their care. • Introduces the fundamental concepts and frameworks of health law with clear examples • Focuses on the importance of accurate records, patient confidentiality and the impact of medical negligence • Provides an increased focus on ethical issues, particularly around refusal and/or withdrawal of treatment, guardianship and the manipulation of life • Outlines the obligations and responsibilities in relation to medicines, mental health legislation, child and elder abuse, and explores the management of health complaints • Highlights contemporary issues around National Registration requirements for health professionals. • Revised chapters explaining the roles of government and legal professionals • Chapter 12; Registration and Regulation of Health Professionals reflects the National registration requirements for health professionals • Issues of euthanasia, assisted suicide, mental health, abuse and negligence have been enhanced.