Mosby's Paramedic Textbook / Edition 4

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Overview

Reflecting the 2010 Emergency Cardiovascular Care guidelines, Mosby's Paramedic Textbook, 4th Edition provides a comprehensive learning tool for both first-time and refresher paramedic students. Coverage includes an overview of key subjects such as pharmacology, airway management, medical disorders, patient assessment, and trauma. ALS patient care skills are presented step by step, both in the book and in online video clips. New to this edition are nine new chapters, many new topics, and 150 new photos. Written by paramedic expert Mick Sanders, Mosby's Paramedic Textbook follows the National EMS Education Standards and offers complete coverage of the National Standard Curriculum (NSC) for the EMT-Paramedic.

More than 1,000 illustrations — including 150 that are NEW — accurately present different techniques and skills.

Chapter openers, objectives and key terms set the stage for learning.

Advanced Life Support (ALS) skills are presented step by step and in full color.

Critical thinking questions help in understanding concepts and in applying them to patient care.

A summary and a list of references in each chapter make review easier.

A herbal appendix in the pharmacology chapter provides access to herbal content.

Drug monographs on the Evolve companion website include Mosby's Essential Drugs, with instant access to comprehensive, up-to-date information on the medications that are administered by paramedics as well as those most commonly prescribed to patients.

NEW! Nine new chapters and thoroughly updated content align the text with the new National EMS Education Standards and reflect the 2010 ECC (Emergency Cardiovascular Care) guidelines.

NEW topics include coronary bypass, endocarditis, adult IO infusion, bird flu, new fluid resuscitation guidelines for trauma patients, drugs of abuse (Vicodin, Oxycontin), prediabetes, and management of hypothermia and drowning.

NEW Show Me the Evidence boxes show the value and impact of evidence-based research.

NEW Did You Know? boxes supplement chapter content with interesting and relevant information.

NEW Look Again feature includes cross-references and specific page numbers for easy review of information that was covered in earlier chapters.

NEW farm considerations in the Trauma section enhance rural practice with the kinematics of farm machinery incidents.

Additional Critical Thinking boxes encourage the application of critical thinking skills to "real-life" EMS.

Additional cultural considerations enhance your ability to deal with the issues of multicultural patients.

NEW Advanced Practice Procedures in Critical Care appendix provides an overview of specialty procedures for paramedics who work in critical care settings.

Revised and updated Emergency Drug Index reflects the new 2010 ECC guidelines with coverage of more than 75 emergency drugs, their dose and administration, onset and duration, indications and contraindications, adverse reactions, and special considerations.

The book contains predominantly color illustrations, with some black-and-white illustrations.

Thoroughly revised and extensively illustrated, this textbook provides complete coverage of prehospital care in a single, comprehensive text. The table of contents is structured to parallel the new United States Department of Transportation (US DOT) paramedic national standard curriculum, giving paramedic students all the resources they need to pass local, state, and national examinations. The text explains the paramedic’s role, the unique characteristics of prehospital care, the how-tos of patient assessment and emergency care for acutely ill and traumatically injured patients, the principles and practice of emergency cardiac care, emergency pharmacology, infectious diseases, pediatric and geriatric emergencies, and much more. A valuable resource for both paramedic students and practicing paramedics, this book keeps the reader abreast of evolving trends in the prehospital emergency care arena while laying the foundation for successful certification or recertification.

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Editorial Reviews

Laura Eggers
This is a comprehensive textbook that covers many areas of prehospital care. It is divided into various sections including the prehospital environment, preparatory text, trauma, medical emergencies, obstetrics and gynecology, neonatal emergencies, and behavioral emergencies. This book, designed as a textbook for the paramedic student, includes a wide variety of information written by experts in each field. Written primarily for paramedic students, the book also provides a good review for current EMT-Ps and RNs entering the field of emergency medicine. The textbook is divided into sections, then chapters. Each chapter is highlighted with specific information for the student to review before reading the chapter. After the chapter is a complete summary of the contents of the chapter. There are many high-quality illustrations and graphs presented in an easy-to-understand format. This is a complete textbook for the EMT-P student. When included in a course with expert lecturers and practical sessions, this should provide a comprehensive course for the EMT-P student.
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Reviewer: Laura Eggers, RN (University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)
Description: This is a comprehensive textbook that covers many areas of prehospital care. It is divided into various sections including the prehospital environment, preparatory text, trauma, medical emergencies, obstetrics and gynecology, neonatal emergencies, and behavioral emergencies.
Purpose: This book, designed as a textbook for the paramedic student, includes a wide variety of information written by experts in each field.
Audience: Written primarily for paramedic students, the book also provides a good review for current EMT-Ps and RNs entering the field of emergency medicine.
Features: The textbook is divided into sections, then chapters. Each chapter is highlighted with specific information for the student to review before reading the chapter. After the chapter is a complete summary of the contents of the chapter. There are many high-quality illustrations and graphs presented in an easy-to-understand format.
Assessment: This is a complete textbook for the EMT-P student. When included in a course with expert lecturers and practical sessions, this should provide a comprehensive course for the EMT-P student.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781284029543
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 5/28/2013
  • Edition number: 4

Table of Contents

1 Emergency medical services systems : roles and responsibilities 2
2 The well-being of the paramedic 22
3 Injury prevention 42
4 Medical/legal issues 54
5 Ethics 72
6 Review of human systems 82
7 General principles of pathophysiology 150
8 Life span development 196
9 Therapeutic communication 214
10 History taking 226
11 Techniques of physical examination 234
12 Patient assessment 280
13 Clinical decision making 290
14 Assessment-based management 298
15 Communications 306
16 Documentation 318
17 Pharmacology 332
18 Venous access and medication administration 388
19 Airway management and ventilation 430
20 Trauma systems and mechanism of injury 501
21 Hemorrhage and shock 520
22 Soft tissue trauma 538
23 Burns 558
24 Head and facial trauma 580
25 Spinal trauma 606
26 Thoracic trauma 630
27 Abdominal trauma 644
28 Musculoskeletal trauma 652
29 Cardiology 674
30 Pulmonary emergencies 802
31 Neurology 822
32 Endocrinology 850
33 Allergies and anaphylaxis 868
34 Gastroenterology 878
35 Urology 894
36 Toxicology 906
37 Hematology 956
38 Environmental conditions 970
39 Infectious and communicable diseases 990
40 Behavioral and psychiatric disorders 1028
41 Gynecology 1048
42 Obstetrics 1058
43 Neonatology 1086
44 Pediatrics 1102
45 Geriatrics 1144
46 Abuse and neglect 1168
47 Patients with special challenges 1180
48 Acute interventions for the home health care patient 1194
49 Ambulance operations 1214
50 Medical incident command 1224
51 Rescue awareness and operations 1240
52 Crime scene awareness 1260
53 Hazardous materials incidents 1270
54 Bioterrorism and weapons of mass destruction 1290
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