Emergency Medical Technician / Edition 2

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Overview

EMTs are often the first licensed EMS personnel to arrive on the scene of an emergency, size up the situation, and provide emergency care and transportation. They practice in a wide diversity of settings—EMTs are everywhere in our community, many of them performing their EMT duties as well as their regular jobs. These providers demonstrate pride and dedication in their role on the frontline of emergency care in this country.

Barbara Aehlert wrote this text with great depth and clarity. Her easy-to-read writing style conveys a wealth of information that is essential for the student to grasp key concepts needed to become a competent EMT. Students who use this book can feel confident that they have learned accurate, up-to-date, and complete information so that they can face emergencies and provide essential emergency care in their practice setting, whatever the emergency is and wherever it occurs.

Kim McKenna, RN, EMT-P

Director of Education

St. Charles County Ambulance District

St. Peters, MO

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073382890
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 2/10/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 968
  • Sales rank: 429,632
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.40 (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

Division 1 – Preparatory

Chapter 1 - Introduction to Emergency Medical Care

Chapter 2 - The Well-Being of the Emergency Medical Technician

Chapter 3 - Legal and Ethical Issues

Chapter 4 - The Human Body

Chapter 5 - Baseline Vital Signs and SAMPLE History

Chapter 6 - Lifting and Moving Patients

Division 2 – Airway

Chapter 7 - Airway and Breathing

Division 3 – Patient Assessment

Chapter 8 - Scene Size-Up

Chapter 9 - Patient Assessment

Chapter 10 - Communications

Chapter 11 - Documentation

Division 4 – Medical-Behavioral Emergencies and Obstetrics and Gynecology

Chapter 12 - Pharmacology

Chapter 13 - Respiratory Emergencies

Chapter 14 - Cardiovascular Emergencies

Chapter 15 - Diabetes and Altered Mental Status

Chapter 16 - Allergic Reactions

Chapter 17 - Poisoning and Overdose

Chapter 18 - Environmental Emergencies

Chapter 19 - Behavioral Emergencies

Chapter 20 - Obstetrics and Gynecology

Division 5 – Trauma

Chapter 21 - Bleeding and Shock

Chapter 22 - Soft-Tissue Injuries

Chapter 23 - Musculoskeletal Care

Chapter 24 - Injuries to the Head and Spine

Chapter 25 - Injuries to the Chest, Abdomen, and Genitalia

Division 6 – Infants and Children

Chapter 26 - Infant and Child Emergency Care

Division 7 – Operations

Chapter 27 - Emergency Vehicle Operations

Chapter 28 - Gaining Access

Chapter 29 - Special Response Situations

Division 8 – Advanced Airway(Elective)

Chapter 30 - Advanced Airway Techniques

Appendices
Appendix A - CPR
Appendix B - Older Adults
Appendix C - IV Monitoring
Appendix D - Weapons of Mass Destruction
Appendix E - Rural and Frontier EMS
Appendix F - National Registry Skills Sheets
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