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Cardiac Arrest is the definitive and most comprehensive reference in advanced life support and resuscitation medicine. This new edition brings the reader completely up-to-date with developments in the field, focusing on practical issues of decision making, clinical management and prevention, as well as providing clear explanations of the science informing the practice. The coverage includes information on the latest pharmacotherapeutic options, the latest chest compression techniques and airway management protocols, all backed by clearly explained, evidence-based scientific research. The content is consistent with the latest guidelines for practice in this area, as detailed by the major international governing organisations. This volume is essential reading for all those working in the hospital environments of emergency medicine, critical care, cardiology and anesthesia, as well as those providing care in the pre-hospital setting, including paramedics and other staff from the emergency services.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521847001
ISBN-10: 0521847001
Format: Hardback
(276mm x 219mm x 71mm)
Pages: 1374
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 18-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Norman A. Paradis

Norman A. Paradis is an emergency physician currently on the faculty at the University of Southern California, and Chief Medical Officer of ZOLL Circulation in Sunnyvale, California. Most of his career has been dedicated to the study of cardiac arrest, shock and molecular diagnostics, both in university settings and in startup companies. He edits the standard medical textbook in resuscitation medicine. In the past, he has been a professor at the University of Colorado, Virginia Commonwealth University, Columbia University and NYU. At Colorado, Dr Paradis was the hospital's Senior Medical director and a Professor of Surgery and Medicine. He trained at Henry Ford Hospital, Los Angeles County USC Medical Center and Northwestern University. Henry Halperin is Professor of Medicine and Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore. Karl Kern is Professor of Medicine at the Sarver Heart Center, University of Arizona. Volker Wenzel is Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology of Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria. Douglas Chamberlain is Honorary Professor of Resuscitation Medicine at the School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Wales and Visiting Professor of Cardiology at the University of Brighton, Sussex.