Prehospital Emergency Care (Brady) / Edition 8

Prehospital Emergency Care (Brady) / Edition 8

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by Joseph J. Mistovich, Brent Q. Hafen, Keith J. Karren
     
 

The most complete resource for EMT-B training, this best-selling, reader-friendly book contains clear, step-by-step explanations with comprehensive, stimulating, and challenging material that prepares and equips users for real on-the-job situations. With its use of the case study model, state-of-the-art scans, algorithms, protocols, and the inclusion of areasSee more details below

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The most complete resource for EMT-B training, this best-selling, reader-friendly book contains clear, step-by-step explanations with comprehensive, stimulating, and challenging material that prepares and equips users for real on-the-job situations. With its use of the case study model, state-of-the-art scans, algorithms, protocols, and the inclusion of areas above and beyond the DOT protocols, this new edition of Prehospital Emergency Care prepares users for success. The assessment and emergency care sections provide the most up-to-date strategies for providing competent care; and the enrichment sections further enhance readers' ability to assess and manage ill and injured patients in prehospital environments. Topics covered include an excellent introductory section that contains an overview of the human body, baseline vital signs, history taking, and ethical and legal issues. Subsequent chapters cover the airway; patient assessment; medical, behavioral, and obstetrics/gynecology; trauma; infants and children; operations; and advanced airway management. An excellent reference resource for emergency medical technicians.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131741447
Publisher:
Pearson Education Canada
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Pages:
1312
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.80(d)

Meet the Author

Joseph J. Mistovich, MEd, NREMT-P

Joseph Mistovich is Chairperson of the Department

of Health Professions and a Professor at

Youngstown State University in Youngstown,

Ohio. He has more than 22 years of experience as

an educator in emergency medical services.

Mr. Mistovich received his Master of Education

degree in Community Health Education from

Kent State University in 1988. He completed a

Bachelor of Science in Applied Science degree with

a major in Allied Health in 1985, and an Associate

in Applied Science degree in Emergency Medical Technology in 1982 from

Youngstown State University.

Mr. Mistovich has more than 27 years of experience providing advanced life

support in the prehospital environment. He is an author or coauthor of

numerous EMS books and journal articles and is a frequent presenter at

national and state EMS conferences.

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Table of Contents

Detailed Contents
Assessment Summaries/Emergency Care Protocols/Algorithms/Drug Profiles
Photo Scans
Acknowledgments
Letter to Students
About the Authors
Guide to Key Features
Module 1Preparatory
Ch. 1Introduction to Emergency Medical Care1
Ch. 2The Well-Being of the EMT-Basic12
Ch. 3Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues29
Ch. 4The Human Body40
Ch. 5Baseline Vital Sings and History Taking72
Ch. 6Preparing to Lift and Move Patients86
Module 2Airway
Ch. 7Airway Management, Ventilation, and Oxygen Therapy95
Module 3Patient Assessment
Ch. 8Scene Size-up142
Ch. 9Patient Assessment160
Ch. 10Assessment of Geriatric Patients238
Ch. 11Communication258
Ch. 12Documentation270
Module 4Medical, Behavioral, and Obstetrics/Gynecology
Ch. 13General Pharmacology283
Ch. 14Respiratory Emergencies294
Ch. 15Cardiac Emergencies323
Ch. 16Automated External Defibrillation348
Ch. 17Altered Mental Status and Diabetic Emergencies369
Ch. 18Acute Stroke: Altered Speech, Sensory Function, Motor Function, or Mental Status393
Ch. 19Seizures and Syncope409
Ch. 20Allergic Reaction422
Ch. 21Poisoning Emergencies438
Ch. 22Drug and Alcohol Emergencies462
Ch. 23Acute Abdominal Pain478
Ch. 24Environmental Emergencies493
Ch. 25Submersion, Drowning, and Diving Emergencies525
Ch. 26Behavioral Emergencies543
Ch. 27Obstetric and Gynecological Emergencies559
Module 5Trauma
Ch. 28Mechanisms of Injury: Kinetics of Trauma590
Ch. 29Bleeding and Shock608
Ch. 30Soft Tissue Injuries632
Ch. 31Burn Emergencies655
Ch. 32Musculoskeletal Injuries675
Ch. 33Injuries to the Head700
Ch. 34Injuries to the Spine717
Ch. 35Eye, Face, and Neck Injuries756
Ch. 36Chest, Abdomen, and Genitalia Injuries777
Ch. 37Agricultural and Industrial Emergencies805
Module 6Infants and Children
Ch. 38Infants and Children816
Module 7Operations
Ch. 39Moving Patients863
Ch. 40Ambulance Operations881
Ch. 41Gaining Access and Extrication903
Ch. 42Hazardous Materials Emergencies917
Ch. 43Multiple-Casualty Incidents936
Ch. 44EMS Response to Weapons of Mass Destruction952
Module 8Advanced Airway Elective
Ch. 45Advanced Airway Management969
App. 1Basic Life Support
App. 2National Registry Skill Sheets
Glossary
Index

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