Emergency Medical Responder: First Responder in Action / Edition 2

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073519807
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 2/10/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 832
  • Sales rank: 205,895
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Aehlert is the President of Southwest EMS Education, Inc. in Phoenix, Arizona and Pursley, Texas. She has been a registered nurse for more than 30 years with clinical experience in medical/surgical and critical care nursing and, for the past 18 years, in prehospital education. Barbara is an active CPR, First Aid, ACLS, and PALS instructor and takes a special interest in teaching basic dysrhythmia recognition to nurses and paramedics. She is a consultant with the Southwest Ambulance paramedic program in Mesa, Arizona, and an active member of the Pursley, Texas, Volunteer Fire Department.

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Table of Contents

Module 1: PreparatoryChapter 1: EMS Systems and ResearchChapter 2: Workforce Safety and Wellness Chapter 3: Legal and Ethical Issues and DocumentationChapter 4: EMS System CommunicationChapter 5: Medical TerminologyModule 2: Function and Development of the Human BodyChapter 6: The Human BodyChapter 7: PathophysiologyChapter 8: Lifespan DevelopmentModule 3: PharmacologyChapter 9: Principles of PharmacologyModule 4: Airway Management, Respiration, and VentilationChapter 10: Airway Management, Respiration, and VentilationModule 5: Patient AssessmentChapter 11: Therapeutic Communications and History TakingChapter 12: Patient AssessmentModule 6: Medical EmergenciesChapter 13: Medical OverviewChapter 14: Neurological DisordersChapter 15: Endocrine DisordersChapter 16: Respiratory DisordersChapter 17: Cardiovascular DisordersChapter 18: Abdominal and Gastrointestinal DisordersChapter 19: Genitourinary/Renal DisordersChapter 20: Gynecological EmergenciesChapter 21: AnaphylaxisChapter 22: ToxicologyChapter 23: Psychiatric DisordersChapter 24: Diseases of the NoseModule 7: ShockChapter 25: ShockModule 8: TraumaChapter 26: Trauma OverviewChapter 27: Bleeding and Soft Tissue TraumaChapter 28: Chest TraumaChapter 29: Abdominal and Genitourinary TraumaChapter 30: Trauma to Muscles and BonesChapter 31: Head, Face, Neck, and Spine TraumaChapter 32: Special Considerations in TraumaChapter 33: Environmental TraumaChapter 34: Multisystem TraumaModule 9: Special Patient PopulationsChapter 35: ObstetricsChapter 36: Neonatal CareChapter 37: PediatricsChapter 38: Older AdultsChapter 39: Patients with Special ChallengesModule 10: EMS OperationsChapter 40: Principles of Emergency Response and TransportationChapter 41: Incident ManagementChapter 42: Multiple Casualty IncidentsChapter 43: Air Medical TransportChapter 44: Vehicle ExtricationChapter 45: Hazardous Materials AwarenessChapter 46: Terrorism and Disaster ResponseAppendicesAppendix A: CPRAppendix B: Rural and Frontier EMSGlossaryIndex

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