This revised reprint is now updated to reflect the new 2005 emergency cardiac care guidelines. It provides a comprehensive review of material covered in both the EMT-I and Paramedic national standard curricula. More than 1600 questions consist of multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, and discussion questions. Fifty illustrations form the basis for certain questions within the book. Other questions are written in a scenario-based format.
This revised reprint is now updated to reflect the new 2005 emergency cardiac care guidelines.
It is the only review book to cover both intermediate and paramedic certification.
Numerous scenario-based questions let students solve real-life problems.
Questions are grouped by subject within each chapter, allowing students to test their knowledge of particular subjects without having to wade through unrelated questions.
Comprehensive rationales help students understand why a particular answer is right or wrong; the rationales provide additional instruction and review.
Answer sections are clearly marked with solid bars along the page margin, helping students find the answers quickly.
A sample final exam covers information from all areas of the US DOT curriculum and prepares students for certification.
Chapter 1: Overview of Human Systems and Pathophysiology
Chapter 2: Pharmacology, Venous Access, and Medication Administration
Chapter 3: Airway Management and Ventilation
Chapter 4: Patient Assessment
Chapter 5: Communications and Documentation
Chapter 6: Trauma I: Hemorrhage and Shock
Chapter 7: Trauma II: Soft Tissue Trauma and Burns
Chapter 8: Trauma III: Head, Facial and Spinal Trauma
Chapter 9: Trauma IV: Thoracic and Abdominal Trauma
Chapter 10: Trauma V: Musculoskeletal Trauma
Chapter 11: Medical Emergencies I: Respiratory
Chapter 12: Medical Emergencies II: Cardiac
Chapter 13: Medical Emergencies III: Endocrine
Chapter 14: Medical Emergencies IV: Neurology
Chapter 15: Medical Emergencies V: Environmental and Allergic Emergencies
Chapter 16: Medical Emergencies VI: Toxicology and Renal and Infectious Disease
Chapter 17: Behavioral and Psychiatric Disorders
Chapter 18: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Chapter 19: Neonatology and Pediatrics
Chapter 20: Geriatrics
Chapter 21: Patients with Special Needs and Home Care
Chapter 22: Miscellaneous and Special Operations
Chapter 23: Case Presentations
Chapter 24: Sample Final Exam