Essentials of Paramedic Care / Edition 1

Essentials of Paramedic Care / Edition 1

by Robert S. Porter, Robert Porter, Richard A. Cherry, Bryan E. Bledsoe
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130995215

ISBN-13: 9780130995216

Pub. Date: 01/28/2003

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Essentials of Paramedic Care, 2nd edition, is the first text program to take students beyond the skills necessary to practice as a paramedic and into the underlying principles upon which those practices are based. Correlated to the U.S. Department of Transportation's 1998 National Standard Curriculum for EMT-Paramedic, this text provides the background content…  See more details below

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Essentials of Paramedic Care, 2nd edition, is the first text program to take students beyond the skills necessary to practice as a paramedic and into the underlying principles upon which those practices are based. Correlated to the U.S. Department of Transportation's 1998 National Standard Curriculum for EMT-Paramedic, this text provides the background content and skills coverage required for paramedic education. The text, comprised of five divisions, covers all eight modules of the curriculum.

  • Division 1: Introduction to Advanced Prehospital Care (includes Airway Management)
  • Division 2: Patient Assessment
  • Division 3: Trauma Emergencies
  • Division 4: Medical Emergencies
  • Division 5: Special Considerations/Operations (includes Assessment-Based Management)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130995216
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
720
Product dimensions:
8.26(w) x 10.78(h) x 1.31(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Introduction to advanced prehospital care2
Ch. 2Medical/legal aspects of advanced prehospital care64
Ch. 3Anatomy and physiology84
Ch. 4General principles of pathophysiology239
Ch. 5Life-span development291
Ch. 6General principles of pharmacology307
Ch. 7Intravenous access and medication administration373
Ch. 8Airway management and ventilation454
Ch. 9Therapeutic communications532
Ch. 10History taking546
Ch. 11Physical exam techniques564
Ch. 12Patient assessment in the field651
Ch. 13Clinical decision making704
Ch. 14Communications716
Ch. 15Documentation735
Ch. 16Trauma and trauma systems760
Ch. 17Blunt trauma770
Ch. 18Penetrating trauma802
Ch. 19Hemorrhage and shock821
Ch. 20Soft-tissue trauma852
Ch. 21Burns891
Ch. 22Musculoskeletal trauma924
Ch. 23Head, facial, and neck trauma958
Ch. 24Spinal trauma1000
Ch. 25Thoracic trauma1030
Ch. 26Abdominal trauma1061
Ch. 27Pulmonology1080
Ch. 28Cardiology1121
Ch. 29Neurology1243
Ch. 30Endocrinology1280
Ch. 31Allergies and anaphylaxis1295
Ch. 32Gastroenterology1306
Ch. 33Urology and nephrology1328
Ch. 34Toxicology and substance abuse1349
Ch. 35Hematology1389
Ch. 36Environmental emergencies1405
Ch. 37Infectious disease1439
Ch. 38Psychiatric and behavioral disorders1486
Ch. 39Gynecology1509
Ch. 40Obstetrics1518
Ch. 41Neonatology1554
Ch. 42Pediatrics1585
Ch. 43Geriatric emergencies1667
Ch. 44Abuse and assault1715
Ch. 45The challenged patient1729
Ch. 46Acute interventions for the chronic-care patient1746
Ch. 47Assessment-based management1778
Ch. 48Operations1793
Ch. 49Responding to terrorist acts1890

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