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Prehospital Emergency Care / Edition 9
     

Prehospital Emergency Care / Edition 9

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

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ISBN-10: 0135028108

ISBN-13: 9780135028100

Pub. Date: 10/28/2009

Publisher: Pearson

Prehospital Emergency Care, Seventh Edition is the book for EMT-Bs who want to go above and beyond the United States D.O.T. requirements. Long considered the most complete resource for EMT-B training, this best-selling, student-friendly text contains clear, step-by-step explanations of patient conditions, assessment, and treatment. The material is comprehensive,

Overview

Prehospital Emergency Care, Seventh Edition is the book for EMT-Bs who want to go above and beyond the United States D.O.T. requirements. Long considered the most complete resource for EMT-B training, this best-selling, student-friendly text contains clear, step-by-step explanations of patient conditions, assessment, and treatment. The material is comprehensive, stimulating, and challenging enough to prepare students for real on-the-job situations. Revised and thoroughly updated, the new Seventh Edition contains the most recent American Heart Association guidelines and the latest clinical information related to conducting an accurate assessment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780135028100
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
10/28/2009
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
1584
Sales rank:
593,968
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 10.90(h) x 2.20(d)

Table of Contents

Detailed Contentsvi
Assessment Summaries/Emergency Care Protocols/Algorithms/Drug Profilesxiv
Photo Scansxv
Acknowledgmentsxvii
Author's Letter to Studentsxix
About the Authorsxxi
Guide to Key Featuresxxiii
Module 1Preparatory
Chapter 1Introduction to Emergency Medical Care1
Chapter 2The Well-Being of the EMT-Basic12
Chapter 3Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues29
Chapter 4The Human Body40
Chapter 5Baseline Vital Signs and History Taking72
Chapter 6Preparing to Lift and Move Patients86
Module 2Airway
Chapter 7Airway Management, Ventilation, and Oxygen Therapy95
Module 3Patient Assessment
Chapter 8Scene Size-Up142
Chapter 9Patient Assessment160
Chapter 10Assessment of Geriatric Patients238
Chapter 11Communication258
Chapter 12Documentation270
Module 4Medical, Behavioral, and Obstetrics/Gynecology
Chapter 13General Pharmacology283
Chapter 14Respiratory Emergencies294
Chapter 15Cardiac Emergencies323
Chapter 16Automated External Defibrillation348
Chapter 17Altered Mental Status and Diabetic Emergencies369
Chapter 18Acute Stroke: Altered Speech, Sensory Function, Motor Function, or Mental Status393
Chapter 19Seizures and Syncope409
Chapter 20Allergic Reaction422
Chapter 21Poisoning Emergencies438
Chapter 22Drug and Alcohol Emergencies462
Chapter 23Acute Abdominal Pain478
Chapter 24Environmental Emergencies493
Chapter 25Drowning, Submersion, and Diving Emergencies525
Chapter 26Behavioral Emergencies543
Chapter 27Obstetric and Gynecological Emergencies559
Module 5Trauma
Chapter 28Mechanisms of Injury: Kinetics of Trauma590
Chapter 29Bleeding and Shock608
Chapter 30Soft Tissue Injuries632
Chapter 31Burn Emergencies655
Chapter 32Musculoskeletal Injuries675
Chapter 33Injuries to the Head700
Chapter 34Injuries to the Spine717
Chapter 35Eye, Face, and Neck Injuries756
Chapter 36Chest, Abdomen, and Genitalia Injuries777
Chapter 37Agricultural and Industrial Emergencies805
Module 6Infants and Children
Chapter 38Infants and Children816
Module 7Operations
Chapter 39Moving Patients863
Chapter 40Ambulance Operations881
Chapter 41Gaining Access and Extrication903
Chapter 42Hazardous Materials Emergencies917
Chapter 43Multiple-Casualty Incidents936
Chapter 44EMS Response to Weapons of Mass Destruction952
Module 8Advanced Airway Elective
Chapter 45Advanced Airway Management969
Appendix 1Basic Life Support1
Appendix 2National Registry Skill Sheets1
Glossary1
Index1

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