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    edited by Robert Shesser, Ali Pourmand, Amy Keim.
    Summary: Emergency Department Technicians (EDTs) play a vital role in actively supporting the medical team in today’s hospitals, and the role continues to expand in light of staffing shortages and increased emergency department volumes. The Emergency Department Technician Handbook is a reliable, comprehensive resource in this increasingly important field, filling a timely need in EDT workforce development for both technicians and educators. Concise, readable text, along with high-quality clinical photos and a video library that depict procedures and patient positioning, make this new handbook a must-have resource in every emergency department.

    Contents:
    The Role of the Hospital Emergency Department and the Specialty of Emergency Medicine
    Emergency Department Organization and Flow
    Medical Terminology
    Teamwork and Communication
    Initial Emergency Department Patient Assessment
    Triage
    Point-of-Care Testing
    The Electrocardiogram and Cardiac Monitoring
    Cardiologic Emergencies
    Respiratory System Emergencies
    Abdominal and Genitourinary Problems
    Endocrinologic Emergencies
    Ear, Nose, and Throat and Ophthalmologic Emergencies
    Stroke and Neurologic Emergencies
    Vascular Access
    Ultrasound-Guided IV Access
    Wound Management
    Musculoskeletal Injuries
    Orthopedic Immobilization Techniques
    The Major Trauma Patient
    Behavioral Health and Toxicologic Emergencies
    Medical Ethics, the Law, and Cultural Competency
    Patient Transport
    Pediatrics
    Documentation
    Disasters and Mass Casualty Events
    Infection Control in the Emergency Department
    Case Studies in Emergency Triage
    Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Emergency Department.
    Digital Access ClinicalKey 2024