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Domain 7: Emergency Situations

General chapter readings: See module specific readings

Module Topics/Key Words Module-specific readings
1. Anaphylaxis Allergy, anaphylactic shock, anaphylaxis, latex free, latex safe, sensitivity, transfusion reaction S&RP: Recommended practices for a safe environment of care
Alexander’s: pp. 38, 64-65, 113.
B&K: pp. 230-231, 248, 632.
2. Cardiovascular emergencies Advanced cardiac life support, autologous blood, blood loss, cardiac arrest, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, circulating blood volume, circulation, deep vein thrombosis, dysrhythmia, embolus, fluid replacement, hemorrhage, hypertension, hypotension, shock, thrombus, transfusion Alexander’s: pp. 231, 275-276, 279-280; Chapters 24, 25
B&K: Chapter 31, pp. 611-624.
3. Respiratory complications Airway obstruction, anoxia, arterial blood gas, aspiration, atelectasis, bronchospasm, difficult airway, hypoxia, laryngospasm, pneumothorax, pulmonary edema, pulmonary embolism Alexander’s: pp. 140-143, 274-275, 279-280
B&K: Chapter 31, pp. 608-611
4. Fire Burn, explosion, flammable, fuel, ignition source, oxygen, RACE, PASS S&RP: pp. 126-127, 147-150, 232-236
Alexander’s: pp. 33-34, 244-246, 640
B&K: 224-226
5. Malignant Hyperthermia Acidosis, calcium, Dantrium, dantrolene sodium, dysrhythmia, hypercarbia, hyperkalemia, hypermetabolic, hyperthermia, tachycardia, trigger Alexander’s: pp. 151-152, 277, 1017
B&K: pp. 636-639
6. Trauma ARDS, blunt trauma, DIC, DNR, end of life care, mechanism of injury, multisystem, organ donor, rapid sequence intubation, trauma Alexander’s: Chapter 26, pp. 1065-1069; Chapter 28
B&K: pp. 85, 126, 513, 575-576, 626-635, 682-683, 733, 744, 765, 800-801, 815-816, 919-920
7. Disasters Bioterrorism, bomb, mass casualty, natural disaster, preparedness, terrorism S&RP: Recommended practices:
Prevention of transmissible infections
Alexander’s: pp. 84-86
B&K: pp. 20-21, 251

 

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