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Uses case scenarios to focus on application of necessary skills needed to prepare the EMT for certification. Presents skills in a step-by-step format, complete with illustrations, to make it easy for students to first visualize and then perform new skills. Offers key terms to help student focus on important vocabulary in context, while the glossary offers more formal definitions. Includes objectives from the US DOT to make sure students know which information is important for certification. Includes key sidebars which present non-core curriculum content in a clear, comprehensive format and allow both students and instructors to know which material is required by the US DOT while still presenting valuable information, such as additional methods of moving patients, scene dangers, and more. Contains skill sheets based on the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians' updated skills to help students understand how to perform each vital skill and allow instructors to test those skills. Features a colorful layout, high-quality illustrations, and the use of color in key terms, headings, and boxes to help the student retain and organize material. Includes a complete instructor's manual that features comprehensive lesson plans, instructor cues, points to emphasize, role playing activities, and much more!
The book contains predominantly color illustrations, with some black-and-white illustrations.
This book gives students a thorough, skills-oriented overview of the EMT-B professional course material. It covers the subject areas identified by the latest United States Department of Transportation (US DOT) curriculum, and features background material throughout, followed by step-by-step procedures essential to developing EMT-B skills. Distinguishing features of this well illustrated book include progressive case studies in every chapter, learning objectives that identify knowledge, skills, and attitudes to be learned, and comprehensive skills lists.