Prehospital Emergency Care / Edition 8

Prehospital Emergency Care / Edition 8

by Joseph J. Mistovich, Keith J. Karren Ph.D., Brent Q. Hafen
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

ISBN-10: 0131741438

ISBN-13: 9780131741430

Pub. Date: 03/13/2007

Publisher: Prentice Hall

The most complete resource for EMT-B training, this best-selling, reader-friendly book contains clear, step-by-step explanations with comprehensive, stimulating, and challenging material that prepares and equips users for real on-the-job situations. With its use of the case study model, state-of-the-art scans, algorithms, protocols, and the inclusion of areas above

Overview

The most complete resource for EMT-B training, this best-selling, reader-friendly book contains clear, step-by-step explanations with comprehensive, stimulating, and challenging material that prepares and equips users for real on-the-job situations. With its use of the case study model, state-of-the-art scans, algorithms, protocols, and the inclusion of areas above and beyond the DOT protocols, this new, 9th edition of Prehospital Emergency Care prepares users for success. The assessment and emergency care sections provide the most up-to-date strategies for providing competent care; and the enrichment sections further enhance readers' ability to assess and manage ill and injured patients in prehospital environments. Topics covered include an excellent introductory section that contains an overview of the human body, baseline vital signs, history taking, and ethical and legal issues. Subsequent chapters cover the airway; patient assessment; medical, behavioral, and obstetrics/gynecology; trauma; infants and children; operations; and advanced airway management.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131741430
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
03/13/2007
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
1312
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.88(h) x 1.69(d)

Table of Contents

Detailed Contentsvi
Assessment Summaries/Emergency Care Protocols/Algorithms/Drug Profilesxiv
Photo Scansxv
Acknowledgmentsxvii
Author's Letter to Studentsxix
About the Authorsxxi
Guide to Key Featuresxxiii
Module 1Preparatory
Chapter 1Introduction to Emergency Medical Care1
Chapter 2The Well-Being of the EMT-Basic12
Chapter 3Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues29
Chapter 4The Human Body40
Chapter 5Baseline Vital Signs and History Taking72
Chapter 6Preparing to Lift and Move Patients86
Module 2Airway
Chapter 7Airway Management, Ventilation, and Oxygen Therapy95
Module 3Patient Assessment
Chapter 8Scene Size-Up142
Chapter 9Patient Assessment160
Chapter 10Assessment of Geriatric Patients238
Chapter 11Communication258
Chapter 12Documentation270
Module 4Medical, Behavioral, and Obstetrics/Gynecology
Chapter 13General Pharmacology283
Chapter 14Respiratory Emergencies294
Chapter 15Cardiac Emergencies323
Chapter 16Automated External Defibrillation348
Chapter 17Altered Mental Status and Diabetic Emergencies369
Chapter 18Acute Stroke: Altered Speech, Sensory Function, Motor Function, or Mental Status393
Chapter 19Seizures and Syncope409
Chapter 20Allergic Reaction422
Chapter 21Poisoning Emergencies438
Chapter 22Drug and Alcohol Emergencies462
Chapter 23Acute Abdominal Pain478
Chapter 24Environmental Emergencies493
Chapter 25Drowning, Submersion, and Diving Emergencies525
Chapter 26Behavioral Emergencies543
Chapter 27Obstetric and Gynecological Emergencies559
Module 5Trauma
Chapter 28Mechanisms of Injury: Kinetics of Trauma590
Chapter 29Bleeding and Shock608
Chapter 30Soft Tissue Injuries632
Chapter 31Burn Emergencies655
Chapter 32Musculoskeletal Injuries675
Chapter 33Injuries to the Head700
Chapter 34Injuries to the Spine717
Chapter 35Eye, Face, and Neck Injuries756
Chapter 36Chest, Abdomen, and Genitalia Injuries777
Chapter 37Agricultural and Industrial Emergencies805
Module 6Infants and Children
Chapter 38Infants and Children816
Module 7Operations
Chapter 39Moving Patients863
Chapter 40Ambulance Operations881
Chapter 41Gaining Access and Extrication903
Chapter 42Hazardous Materials Emergencies917
Chapter 43Multiple-Casualty Incidents936
Chapter 44EMS Response to Weapons of Mass Destruction952
Module 8Advanced Airway Elective
Chapter 45Advanced Airway Management969
Appendix 1Basic Life Support1
Appendix 2National Registry Skill Sheets1
Glossary1
Index1

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >