Everything you need for success on the EMT-Basic exam in one complete streamlined review!

Includes online question bank

If you want to the highest score possible on the EMT-Basic exam, there’s no better study partner than McGraw-Hill’s Basic review book. This indispensable study guide helps you think ...

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Everything you need for success on the EMT-Basic exam in one complete streamlined review!

Includes online question bank

If you want to the highest score possible on the EMT-Basic exam, there’s no better study partner than McGraw-Hill’s Basic review book. This indispensable study guide helps you think through pre-hospital medicine while covering every topic you must know on exam day. Each chapter begins with a clinical scenario followed by a bulleted overview of key topics and summarized by retention-enhancing Q&As at the end of every chapter. You’ll also get valuable exam preparation tips, the do’s and don’ts of answering multiple choice questions and clinical pearls. The online question bank allows you to choose your questions by topic and hone in on your strengths and weaknesses to prepare you for exam day. McGraw-Hill Basic has everything you need to boost your confidence – and your score.

Turn to this all-in-one guide for:

  • High-yield outline format bolstered by Q&A, clinical scenarios, and easy-to-remember bulleted content

  • New content added to reflect the 2010 DOT National Standard curriculum

  • New 150 Question practice exam at the end of the book

  • Online question bank with over 250 questions available at www.mcgrawhillemt.com

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071752992
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 4/15/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 438
  • Sales rank: 422,051
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

Author Profiles

Peter A. DiPrima, Jr., EMT-P

Program Coordinator for Basic, Advanced Cardiac, and Pediatric Life Support

Emergency Training Institute

New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Weill Cornell Medical Center

New York, NY

Lead Paramedic/Certified Instructor Coordinator

Holbrook Fire District

Holbrook, NY

George P. Benedetto, Jr., DHA(c), MPA, EMT-P

Trauma Coordinator

Department of Surgery

New York Hospital Queens

Flushing, NY

EMS Emergency Care Instructor and Educator

New York-Presbyterian Hospital

The University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell

New York, NY

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Table of Contents

Exam Preparation Tips

Section I: Preparatory

Chapter 1: Introduction to Emergency Case; Chapter 2: Well-Being of the EMT; Chapter 3: Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues; Chapter 4: The Human Body; Chapter 5: Baseline Vital Signs and History Taking; Chapte 6: Preparing to Lift and Move Patients

Section 2: Airway

Chapter 7: Airway Management, Ventilation, and Oxygen Therapy

Section 3: Patient Assesment

Chapter 8: Scene Size-Up/Safety; Chapter 9: Patient Assessment; Chapter 10: Assessment of the Geriatric Patient; Chapter 11: Communications; Chapter 12: Documentation

Section 4: Medical Emergencies

Chapter 13: Respiratory Emergencies; Chapter 14: Respiratory Emergencies; Chapter 15: Cardiovascular Emergencies; Chapter 16: Automated Exteernal Difibrillation; Chapter 17: Altered Mental Status and Diabetic Emergencies; Chapte 18: Acute Stroke; Chapter 19: Seizures and Syncope; Chapter 20: Allergic Reactions; Chapter 21: Poisoning and Overdose Emergencies; Chapter 22: Drug and Alcohol Emergencies; Chapter 23: Acute Abdominal Pain; Chapter 24: Environmental Emergencies; Chapter 25: Submersion, Drowning, and Diving Emergencies; Chapter 26: Behavioral Emergencies; Chapter 27: Obstetric and Gynecological Emergencies

Section 5: Trauma

Chapter 28: Mechanism of Injury, Kinematics of Trauma; Chapter 29: Bleeding and Shock; Chapter 30: Soft Tissue Injuries; Chapter 31: Burn Emergencies; Chapter 32: Muscoskeletal Injuries; Chapter 33: Head Injuries; Chapter 34: Injuries to the Spine; Chapter 35: Injuries tothe Eyes, Face, and Neck; Chapter 36: Chest, Abdomen, and Genitalia Injuries; Chapter 37: Agricultural and Industrial Accidents

Section 6: Pediatric Patients

Chapter 38: Infants and Children

Section 7: Operations

Chapter 39: Ambulance Operations; Chapter 40: Gaining Access and Extrication; Chapter 41: Response to Hazardous Materials; Chapter 42: Response to Mass Casualty Incidents National Incident Management Systems; Chapter 43: Response to Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents

Section 8: Advanced Airway

Chapter 44: Advanced Airway Management

Answers to Chapter Questions

Practice Exam

Practice Exam Answers

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