McGraw-Hill's EMT-Paramedic, Second Edition / Edition 2

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Have the edge on exam day with this complete EMT-Paramedic study package — updated to reflect the new national standard Includes online practice exam with over 600 questions If you want to score high on the EMT-Paramedic exam, you'll want McGraw-Hill's EMT-Paramedic. This essential guide helps you think through pre-hospital medicine while covering the most commonly tested information. Each chapter begins with a clinical scenario, followed by a bulleted overview of key topics. You'll also find a complete practice exam included in the book as well as online to simulate the test-taking experience. More than any other guide, McGraw-Hill's EMT-Paramedic boosts your confidence—and your chances for success.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071752015
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/10/2011
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 936
  • Sales rank: 623,486
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.40 (d)

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 1: Preparatory
Chapter 1: EMS Systes/Roles and Responsibilities; Chapter 2: The Well-Being of the Paramedic; Chapter 3: Illness and Injury Prevention; Chapter 4: Medical/Legal Issues; Chapter 5: Ethics; Chapter 6: General Principles of Pathophysiology; Chapter 7: Pharmacology; Chapter 8: Venous Access and Medication Administration; Chapter 9: therapeutic Communications; Chapter 10: Life-Span Developement
Section 2: Airway
Chapter 11: Airway Management and Ventilation
Section 3: Patient Assessment
Chapter 12: Patient Assessment
Section 4: Trauma
Chapter 13: Trauma Systems and Mechanism of Injury; Chapter 14: Hemorrhage and Shock; Chapter 15: Soft Tissue Trauma; Chapter 16: Burns; Chapter 17: Head and Facial Trauma; Chapter 18: Spinal Trauma; Chapter 19: Thoracic Trauma; Chapter 20: Abdominal Trauma; Chapter 21: Musculoskeletal Trauma
Section 5: Medical Emergencies
Chapter 22: Pulmonary Emergencies; Chapter 23: Cardiology; Chapter 24: Neurology; Chapter 25: Endocrinology; Chapter 26: Allergies and Anaphylaxis; Chapter 27: Gastroenterology; Chapter 28: Toxicology; Chapter 29: Hematology; Chapter 30: Infectious and Communicable Diseases; Chapter 31: Behavioral and Psychiatric Disorders; Chapter 32: Gynecology; Chapter 33: Obstetric
Section 6: Special Considerations
Chapter 34: Neonatology; Chapter 35: Pediatrics; Chapter 36: Geriatrics; Chapter 37: Patients with Special Challenges; Chapter 38: Acute Interventions for the Home Health-Care Patient
Section 7: Operations
Chapter 39: Ambulance Operations; Chapter 40: Medical Incident Command; Chapter 41: Rescue Awareness and Operations; Chapter 42: Paramedic Response to Hazardous Materials Incidents; Chapter 43: Crime Scene Awareness
Section 8: Advanced Life Support Monitoring
Chapter 44: 12-Lead ECG; Chapter 45: Capnography-The New Prehospital Vital Sign; Chapter 46: Understanding Blood and Blood Chemistry
Answers to Cahpter Questions
Practice Exam
Practice Exam Answers
Online Practice Exam at

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