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ACLS for EMT-Basics
  1. M Woollard

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    M Smith, Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2003, $31.95 (paperback), pp 120. ISBN 0-7637-1505-0

    In the UK, most ambulances are staffed with one technician and one paramedic—a skill mix that results in particular challenges when managing cardiac arrests. British emergency medical technicians (EMTs) are routinely taught to support paramedic activities and a chapter of their Basic Training Manual is devoted to this topic.1 The review book therefore has the potential to provide additional in depth information for UK EMTs and others working alongside Advanced Life Support colleagues.

    The book encompasses airway management, emergency cardiac care, abnormal ECG recognition, defibrillation and pacing, pharmacology of cardiac emergency drugs, special resuscitation situations, legal issues, and stress. It …

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