Why-Driven EMS Review / Edition 2

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Overview

Why-Driven EMS Review, 2E is a series of questions and answers that serves as a supplement, as well as enrichment, to other course materials used in all levels of EMS programs. This supplement follows the DOT Paramedic curriculum objectives and is written in an easy to read style that students of all educational levels will find approachable. Covered topics include the role, responsibility and well being of the EMS provider, general principles of pathology, pharmacology and medicine administration, patient assessment and physical examinations, body system specialties like cardiology and neurology, dealing with various traumas, rescue and crime scene awareness, and the BLS and ACLS information providers need to know. Why-Driven EMS Review, 2E goes beyond the explanations of other EMS text books and offers frank, usable advice on how to handle extreme situations and understand complex material.

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"I like the method of question and answer presented in the book, and the approach makes perfect sense for the main goal of the book: review, supplemental knowledge, and a quick reference guide for all levels of emergency medical technician providersā€¦.I would definitely adopt this book for my courseā€¦and see it as a great asset for EMT-Basic, Paramedic and continuing education courses."-Augustin Hernandez, Training Program Manager, Fort Detrick, MD
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418038175
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/1/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 688
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Bob Elling, REMT-P has been involved in EMS since 1975. He is an active paramedic in upstate NY, National Faculty for the AHA, and Regional Faculty for the NYS Bureau of EMS. Bob is also a Professor of Management for Andrew Jackson University as well as a BLS Guidelines 2005 Editor/Writer for the American Heart Association. He has served as a paramedic and lieutenant for NYC EMS, Program Director for the Hudson Valley Community College's Institute of Prehospital Emergency Medicine, Associate Director of the NYS EMS Program, and the Education Coordinator for PULSE: Emergency Medical Update. Bob is an author/coauthor of many books including: Principles of Assessment in EMS and IRM, Why-Driven EMS Enrichment, Co-author of the National First Responder, Paramedic and EMT-Intermediate curricula.

Kirsten (Kirt) Elling is a career paramedic who works for the Town of Colonie in upstate New York. She began EMS work in 1988 as an EMT/firefighter and has been a National Registered paramedic since 1991. She has been an EMS educator since 1990, teaching basic and advanced EMS programs at the Institute of Prehospital Emergency Medicine in Troy, New York. Kirt serves as Regional Faculty for the NYS DOH, Bureau of EMS and the American Heart Association. She has written numerous scripts for the EMS training video series PULSE: Emergency Medical Update. She is also the author and co-author of several books including The EMT-Basic Exam Review & The Emergency Medical Responder Exam Review, Why-Driven EMS Review, and The Paramedic Exam Review. Kirt was also a contributing author of the IPEM Paramedic Lab Manual, and an adjunct writer for the 1998 revision of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, EMT-Paramedic and EMT-Intermediate: National Standard Curricula and the 2007 Paramedic Practice Guidelines.

Mikel A. Rothenberg, MD, deceased, was a boardcertified internal medicine specialist with a special interest in critical care and emergency medicine.

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Table of Contents

The Well-Being of the EMS Provider. EMS Systems, Roles and Responsibilities. Illness and Injury Prevention. Medical/Legal Issues. Ethical Issues for the EMS Provider. General Principles of Pathology. Pharmacology. Medication Administration. Life Span Development. Airway Management and Ventilation. Therapeutic Communications and History Taking. Techniques of Physical Examination. Overview: Patient Assessment. Scene Size-Up, Initial Assessment. Focused History and Physical Exam: Medical. Focused History and Physical Exam: Trauma. Assessment Based Management. Clinical Decision Making and On-Going Assessment. Communications. Documentation. Pulmonary /Respiratory. Cardiology. Neurology. Endocrinology. Allergies and Anaphylaxis. Gastroenterology & Urology. Toxicology. Environmental Conditions. Infectious and Communicable Diseases. Behavioral and Psychiatric Disorders. Hematology. Gynecology and Obstetrics. Trauma Systems and Mechanism of Injury. Hemorrhage and Shock. Soft Tissue Trauma. Burns. Head and Facial Trauma. Spinal Trauma. Thoracic Trauma. Abdominal Trauma. Musculoskeletal Trauma. Neonatology. Pediatrics. Geriatrics. The Challenged Patient. Acute Interventions in the Home Care Patient. Ambulance Operations and Medical Incident Command. Rescue Awareness Operations. Hazardous Materials Awareness,and Operations. Crime Scenes Awareness. Basic Life Support. Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Index.

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