EMT Basic Study Guide / Edition 1

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Study review for emergency medical technician students. Covers 1994 Revised EMT-Basic National Standard Curriculum cognitive objectives. Includes questions with answers and rationales, posttest, and test-taking skills.

The book contains predominantly two-color illustrations, with some color illustrations.

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Designed to help the EMT-Basic student prepare for local, state, and national exams, this guide provides the essential information contained in the revised 1994 EMT-Basic National Standard Curriculum. Registered nurse Aehlert also discusses procedures for the use of the automated external defibrillator that are based on updated American Heart Association guidelines. She includes numerous line drawings, self-tests, and a comprehensive post-test. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780683302172
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 2/28/1998
  • Edition description: BOOK & CD
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 760
  • Product dimensions: 8.45 (w) x 10.84 (h) x 1.15 (d)

Table of Contents

About This Book
An Important Note About Enrichment Material
Author Acknowledgments
Contributing Author Acknowledgments
1 Introduction to Emergency Care 2
2 Well-Being of the EMT-Basic 14
3 Medical-Legal and Ethical Issues 30
4 The Human Body 43
5 Baseline Vital Signs and SAMPLE History 89
6 Lifting and Moving Patients 106
7 Airway 124
8 Scene Size-Up 156
9 Initial Assessment 165
10 Focused History and Physical Examination: Trauma 179
11 Focused History and Physical Examination: Medical 192
12 Detailed Physical Examination 205
13 Ongoing Assessment 213
14 Communications 223
15 Documentation 238
16 General Pharmacology 251
17 Respiratory Emergencies 267
18 Cardiovascular Emergencies 300
19 Altered Mental Status, Diabetic Emergencies, and Seizures 336
20 Allergic Reactions 358
21 Poisoning and Substance Abuse 372
22 Environmental Emergencies 393
23 Behavioral Emergencies 426
24 Obstetrics and Gynecological Emergencies 443
25 Bleeding and Shock 482
26 Soft Tissue Injuries 498
27 Musculoskeletal Injuries 522
28 Injuries to the Head and Spine 537
29 Injuries to the Chest, Abdomen, and Genitalia 564
30 Infants and Children 590
31 Ambulance Operations 634
32 Gaining Access 650
33 Overviews 659
34 Advanced Airway 672
Glossary 692
App. A: Test-Taking Preparation 705
App. B: Comprehensive Posttest 711
Index 741
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