EMT Prehospital Care / Edition 3

EMT Prehospital Care / Edition 3

by Mark C. Henry, Edward R. Stapleton, Edward R. Stapleton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0323016502

ISBN-13: 9780323016506

Pub. Date: 01/01/2004

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

Packed with outstanding full-color, clinical photos and illustrations, the fourth edition of this comprehensive text focuses on why you take certain actions in the field, as well as how. It provides thorough, yet practical coverage of the National Standard Curriculum (NSC) for the EMT-Basic, the new National Education Standards, and the National Registry of EMTs…  See more details below

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Packed with outstanding full-color, clinical photos and illustrations, the fourth edition of this comprehensive text focuses on why you take certain actions in the field, as well as how. It provides thorough, yet practical coverage of the National Standard Curriculum (NSC) for the EMT-Basic, the new National Education Standards, and the National Registry of EMTs National EMS Practice Analysis. This comprehensive approach helps you better understand the process of disease progression and your role in prehospital patient care.

  • Clinically comprehensive text promotes critical thinking by providing information on why as well as how, going beyond NSC objectives and the new National Education Standards.
  • Nearly 1,000 full-color illustrations and photographs complement the text and provide visual reinforcement of anatomy and physiology, procedures, and equipment.
  • Key Terms are defined within each chapter, so you can concentrate on the topic covered rather than frequently looking up unfamiliar terminology.
  • Review Questions with answers at the end of every chapter give you immediate feedback on your progress.
  • Chapter-opening scenarios, Case-in-Point boxes, and The Bottom Line sections promote critical thinking and encourage you to apply key concepts.
  • Evolve Learning Resources include anatomy challenges, a body spectrum electronic coloring book, chapter checklists, an English-Spanish audio glossary, learning objectives, lung sounds, PowerPoint lecture notes, web links, and links to NREMT skill sheets.

  • New chapter on Abuse and Assault, plus a totally revised chapter on Patient Assessment that aligns with the new National Education Standards.
  • Case-in-Point boxes feature real-life case studies that challenge you to apply related concepts covered in the chapter.
  • Real World boxes highlight important issues involving geriatric and pediatric patients, cultural considerations, and on-scene information.
  • Extended Transport boxes address the needs of rural EMTs by highlighting necessary information for long transports.
  • More than 150 new photographs and clear, easy-to-read text make this edition clinically relevant, interesting to read, and easy to comprehend.
  • A companion DVD includes video skills and medical animations.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780323016506
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
01/01/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
1024
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.60(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Introduction to Emergency Medical Care1
Ch. 2Well-Being of the EMT-Basic21
Ch. 3Medicolegal and Ethical Issues50
Ch. 4The Human Body67
Ch. 5Baseline Vital Signs and SAMPLE History114
Ch. 6Lifting and Moving Patients132
Ch. 7Airway167
Ch. 8Scene Size-up212
Ch. 9Initial Assessment228
Ch. 10Focused History and Physical Examination of Trauma Patients250
Ch. 11Focused History and Physical Examination of Medical Patients271
Ch. 12Detailed Physical Examination282
Ch. 13Ongoing Assessment296
Ch. 14Communications304
Ch. 15Documentation317
Ch. 16General Pharmacology334
Ch. 17Respiratory Emergencies345
Ch. 18Cardiovascular Emergencies368
Ch. 19Altered Mental Status403
Ch. 20Allergies433
Ch. 21Poisoning and Overdoses446
Ch. 22Environmental Emergencies473
Ch. 23Behavioral Emergencies497
Ch. 24Obstetrics and Gynecology510
Ch. 25Bleeding and Shock540
Ch. 26Soft Tissue Injuries562
Ch. 27Chest and Abdominal Trauma604
Ch. 28Musculoskeletal Care624
Ch. 29Injuries to the Head and Spine658
Ch. 30Infants and Children708
Ch. 31Ambulance Operations747
Ch. 32Gaining Access769
Ch. 33Disasters and Hazardous Materials779
Ch. 34Advanced Airway Management808
Ch. 35Weapons of Mass Destruction and the EMT839
Ch. 36Geriatric Emergencies878
App. AInfection Control Guidelines for Prehospital Care889
App. BCardiopulmonary Resuscitation893
App. CMaintenance of Intravenous Lines914
App. DDomestic Violence and Elderly Abuse918
App. ENational Registry Skill Sheets924
Glossary941
Credits952
Index955

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