First Responder: Your First Response In Emergency Care / Edition 4

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Overview

The only First Responder training program endorsed by a national organization, First Responder, Fourth Edition continues with an assessment-based approach to First Responder training. The Fourth Edition fully integrates the 2005 CPR and ECC guidelines and includes new chapters on: communications and documentation; geriatric emergencies; and terrorism awareness. Designed to meet the needs of law enforcement personnel, fire fighters, rescue squad personnel, athletic trainers, college students, and laypersons, the new features found in the Fourth Edition will help students take the next step toward becoming outstanding First Responders. These features include: endorsement by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; You are the Provider, attention-grabbing case studies found in every chapter; Special Population Tips, disucssing the specific needs and emergency care of special populations, including pediatric, geriatric, and special needs patients; Enhanced skill drills; and First Responder Practical Skills Review DVD, packaged free with the Fourth Edition.

The Fourth Edition fully integrates the 2005 CPR and ECC guidelines and includes new chapters on:

++ Communications and Documentation
++ Geriatric Emergencies
++ Terrorism Awareness

Designed to meet the needs of law enforcement personnel, fire fighters, rescue squad personnel, athletic trainers, college students, and laypersons, the new features found in the Fourth Edition will help students take the next step toward becoming outstanding First Responders. These features include:

++ Endorsement by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
++ You are the Provider, attention-grabbing case studies found in every chapter
++ Special Population Tips, discussing the specific needs and emergency care of special populations, including pediatric, geriatric, and special needs patients
++ Enhanced skill drills
++ First Responder Practical Skills Review DVD, packaged free with the Fourth Edition

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763740313
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 7/19/2006
  • Edition description: 4E
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 536
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Sect. 1 Preparing to be a first responder 2
Ch. 1 Introduction to the EMS system 4
Ch. 2 The well-being of the first responder 20
Ch. 3 Medical, legal, and ethical issues 38
Ch. 4 The human body 50
Ch. 5 Lifting and moving patients 66
Sect. 2 Airway 98
Ch. 6 Airway management 100
Sect. 3 Patient assessment 138
Ch. 7 Patient assessment 140
Ch. 8 Communications and documentation 178
Sect. 4 Circulation 196
Ch. 9 Professional rescuer CPR 198
Sect. 5 Illness and injury 228
Ch. 10 Medical emergencies 230
Ch. 11 Poisoning and substance abuse 256
Ch. 12 Behavioral emergencies 272
Ch. 13 Bleeding, shock, and soft-tissue injuries 288
Ch. 14 Injuries to muscles and bones 326
Sect. 6 Childbirth, pediatrics, and geriatrics 368
Ch. 15 Childbirth 370
Ch. 16 Pediatric emergencies 388
Ch. 17 Geriatric emergencies 418
Sect. 7 EMS operations 432
Ch. 18 EMS operations 434
Ch. 19 Terrorism awareness 464
Sect. 8 Enrichment 478
Ch. 20 Special rescue 480
Ch. 21 Supplemental skills 496
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