Emergency Medical Responder: First Responder in Action / Edition 2

Emergency Medical Responder: First Responder in Action / Edition 2

by Barbara Aehlert, Aehlert Barbara
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0073519804

ISBN-13: 9780073519807

Pub. Date: 02/10/2010

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

This textbook and its ancillary features provide a clearly written, comprehensive package based on the Department of Transportation’s 40-hour First Responder curriculum. The focus of the course is to teach individuals how to recognize the seriousness of a victim’s condition and safely administer appropriate emergency medical care for life-threatening

Overview

This textbook and its ancillary features provide a clearly written, comprehensive package based on the Department of Transportation’s 40-hour First Responder curriculum. The focus of the course is to teach individuals how to recognize the seriousness of a victim’s condition and safely administer appropriate emergency medical care for life-threatening injuries relative to airway, breathing, and circulation. This text includes skills and information that meet and sometimes exceed the DOT curriculum objective. Written by an educator who trains various levels of EMS professionals, Barbara Aehlert knows her audience well and writes to their level. Information is presented in a well-organized format that is very accessible, and is richly supported by illustrations that are key to learning. This text is written for public safety personnel as well as athletic trainers, ski patrol teams, lifeguards, and the like.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073519807
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
02/10/2010
Edition description:
List
Pages:
832
Sales rank:
232,070
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Module 1: Preparatory
Chapter 1: EMS Systems and Research
Chapter 2: Workforce Safety and Wellness
Chapter 3: Legal and Ethical Issues and Documentation
Chapter 4: EMS System Communication
Chapter 5: Medical Terminology

Module 2: Function and Development of the Human Body
Chapter 6: The Human Body
Chapter 7: Pathophysiology
Chapter 8: Lifespan Development

Module 3: Pharmacology
Chapter 9: Principles of Pharmacology

Module 4: Airway Management, Respiration, and Ventilation
Chapter 10: Airway Management, Respiration, and Ventilation

Module 5: Patient Assessment
Chapter 11: Therapeutic Communications and History Taking
Chapter 12: Patient Assessment

Module 6: Medical Emergencies
Chapter 13: Medical Overview
Chapter 14: Neurological Disorders
Chapter 15: Endocrine Disorders
Chapter 16: Respiratory Disorders
Chapter 17: Cardiovascular Disorders
Chapter 18: Abdominal and Gastrointestinal Disorders
Chapter 19: Genitourinary/Renal Disorders
Chapter 20: Gynecological Emergencies
Chapter 21: Anaphylaxis
Chapter 22: Toxicology
Chapter 23: Psychiatric Disorders
Chapter 24: Diseases of the Nose

Module 7: Shock
Chapter 25: Shock

Module 8: Trauma
Chapter 26: Trauma Overview
Chapter 27: Bleeding and Soft Tissue Trauma
Chapter 28: Chest Trauma
Chapter 29: Abdominal and Genitourinary Trauma
Chapter 30: Trauma to Muscles and Bones
Chapter 31: Head, Face, Neck, and Spine Trauma
Chapter 32: Special Considerations in Trauma
Chapter 33: Environmental Trauma
Chapter 34: Multisystem Trauma

Module 9: Special Patient Populations
Chapter 35: Obstetrics
Chapter 36: Neonatal Care
Chapter 37: Pediatrics
Chapter 38: Older Adults
Chapter 39: Patients with Special Challenges

Module 10: EMS Operations
Chapter 40: Principles of Emergency Response and Transportation
Chapter 41: Incident Management
Chapter 42: Multiple Casualty Incidents
Chapter 43: Air Medical Transport
Chapter 44: Vehicle Extrication
Chapter 45: Hazardous Materials Awareness
Chapter 46: Terrorism and Disaster Response

Appendices
Appendix A: CPR
Appendix B: Rural and Frontier EMS

Glossary
Index

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