Advanced Emergency Care And Transportation Of The Sick And Injured / Edition 2

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Current, State-of-the-Art Medical Content

Advanced Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, Second Edition incorporates up-to-date, evidence-based medical concepts to ensure that students are taught assessment and treatment modalities that will help patients in the field today.

Advanced Pathophysiology

Advanced Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, Second Edition provides a solid foundation in pathophysiology—one of the key knowledge areas required to become a successful Advanced EMT.

Patient Assessment

This Second Edition teaches and reinforces the concept of Patient Assessment with a single, comprehensive chapter, ensuring that students understand patient assessment as a single, integrated process—the way that providers actually practice it in the field. Each medical and trauma chapter reinforces the patient assessment process by highlighting the unique aspects of the illness or injury.

Clear Application to Real-World EMS

Through evolving patient case studies in each chapter, the Second Edition offers students a genuine context for the application of the knowledge presented in the chapter. This approach makes it clear how all of the information will be used to help patients in the field.

AEMT includes numerous pedagogical features to enhance learning and put classroom knowledge into practice:

  • You Are the Provider progressive case studies appear throughout each chapter, allowing the student to walk through a realistic emergency call and its assessment and management. Each case includes critical thinking questions to help the student synthesize the concepts he or she has learned. Chapters conclude with answers to the questions posed within the cases.
  • A Patient Care Report concludes the You Are the Provider case study, showing a concrete example of how an AEMT would document the emergency call presented in this case study.
  • Advanced Pathophysiology. Provides a solid foundation in pathophysiology—one of the key knowledge areas required to become a successful AEMT.
  • Coverage of patient assessment is reinforced and clearly presented in medical, trauma, and special populations chapters with a color-coded head structure emphasizing the five core steps of assessment: scene size-up, primary assessment, history taking, secondary assessment, and reassessment.
  • Skill Drills show how to perform skills step-by-step, and are accompanied by detailed explanations in the chapter.
  • Safety tip boxes reinforce safety concerns for both the AEMT and the patient.
  • Words of Wisdom tip boxes include useful advice from the perspective of an experienced AEMT.
  • Special Populations tip boxes discuss the specific needs and emergency care of special populations, including pediatric patients, geriatric patients, and special needs patients.
  • Key terms are bolded and underlined within the chapter, and defined at the end of each chapter, as well as in a complete glossary at the end of the book.
  • End-of-chapter material includes:
    • Ready for Review, a bulleted summary of the chapter
    • ­ Vital Vocabulary, the chapter’s key terms and definitions
    • ­ Assessment in Action, a scenario and 7-10 multiple-choice questions to test the student’s understanding of the chapter content

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449600815
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 1/26/2011
  • Edition description: With Online Access Code
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1518
  • Sales rank: 546,173
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.90 (d)

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