Fundamentals of Basic Emergency Care / Edition 3

Fundamentals of Basic Emergency Care / Edition 3

by Richard Beebe, Deborah Funk, Jules Scadden
     
 

ISBN-10: 1435442172

ISBN-13: 9781435442177

Pub. Date: 09/30/2009

Publisher: Cengage Learning

The third edition of Fundamentals of Basic Emergency Care offers a refreshing yet comprehensive perspective on Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) education for learners, and offers a successful transition to the new National EMS Education Standards for EMT. A critical-thinking learning approach, with interrupted case studies introducing and concluding each topic,

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The third edition of Fundamentals of Basic Emergency Care offers a refreshing yet comprehensive perspective on Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) education for learners, and offers a successful transition to the new National EMS Education Standards for EMT. A critical-thinking learning approach, with interrupted case studies introducing and concluding each topic, presents material in a practical manner. The book challenges learners to think critically, so you will be prepared to make smart decisions under pressure. Throughout the book, real-life scenarios are presented through case studies that support and enhance information presented in the book, giving you the opportunity to apply the knowledge you learn in the classroom. The book and supplements offer a rich learning solution for new EMTs of any background, and give learners and instructors what it takes to make it on the streets!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435442177
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
09/30/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
1296
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.00(h) x 2.00(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter One: Foundations of EMS. Unit 1. Introduction to Emergency Medical Services. Unit 2. Roles and Responsibilities of the EMT . Unit 3. The Legal Responsibilities of the EMT. Unit 4. Stress and Wellness in EMS. Chapter Two: The Human Body. Unit 5. Anatomy and Physiology Unit 6. Pathophysiology. Unit 7. Lifespan Development. Chapter Three: Essentials of Emergency Medical Care. Unit 8. Infection Control. Unit 9. Basic Airway Control. Unit 10. Respiratory Support. Unit 11. Circulation and Shock. Unit 12. Baseline Vital Signs. Unit 13. Basic Pharmacology. Unit 14. Lifting and Moving Patients. Chapter Four: General Principles of Patient Assessment. Unit 15. Scene Size-up. Unit 16. Primary Assessment. Unit 17. Therapeutic Communications. Unit 18. History Taking. Unit 19. Secondary Assessment. Unit 20. Reassessment. Unit 21. EMS System Communications. Unit 22. Medical Terminology. Unit 23. Documentation. Chapter Five: Emergency Medical Care. Unit 24. Resuscitation. Unit 25. Chest Pain. Unit 26. Shortness of Breath. Unit 27. Altered Mental Status & Syncope. Unit 28. Abnormal Behavior. Unit 29. Abdominal Pain. Unit 30. Bariatrics. Unit 31. Rashes and Fever. Unit 32. Poisoning. Chapter Six: Trauma Care. Unit 33. Trauma Overview-Kinematics and Mechanism of Injury. Unit 34. Head, Face and Traumatic Brain Injury. Unit 35. Spinal Injuries. Unit 36. Chest and Abdominal Injuries. Unit 37. Soft Tissue Injuries. Unit 38. Bone Injuries. Unit 39. Environmental Emergencies. Chapter Seven: Maternal Health. Unit 40. Prenatal Complications. Unit 41. Emergency Childbirth and Newborn Care. Chapter Eight: Childhood Emergency. Unit 42. Pediatric Medical Emergencies. Unit 43. Pediatric Trauma Emergencies. Unit 44. Child Abuse and Neglect. Unit 45. Children with Special Challenges. Chapter Nine: Geriatric Emergency. Unit 46. Geriatric Emergencies. Unit 47. End of Life Issues. Chapter Ten: EMS Operations. Unit 48. Emergency Vehicle Operations. Unit 49. Incident Command & Multiple Casualty Incidents. Unit 50. Hazardous Materials. Unit 51. Emergency Response to Terrorism. Unit 52. Vehicle Extrication & Rescue Operations. Unit 53. Emergency Incident Rehabilitation. Unit 54. Air Medical Transport. Unit 55. Farm Equipment Operations.

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