ISBN-10:
128410690X
ISBN-13:
9781284106909
Pub. Date:
03/03/2016
Publisher:
Jones & Bartlett Learning
Emergency Care And Transportation Of The Sick And Injured / Edition 11

Emergency Care And Transportation Of The Sick And Injured / Edition 11

by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

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Overview

Emergency Care And Transportation Of The Sick And Injured / Edition 11

In 1971, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) published the first edition of Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured and laid the foundation of EMS training. Today, the Eleventh Edition transforms how EMS education is delivered throughout the world and helps develop world-class EMS providers around the globe.

Based on the National EMS Education Standards and the 2015 CPR/ECC Guidelines, the Eleventh Edition offers complete coverage of every competency statement with clarity and precision in a concise format that ensures students’ comprehension and encourages critical thinking. New cognitive and didactic material is presented, along with new skills and features, to create a robust and innovative EMT training solution.
Today, the AAOS suite of EMS educational resources, from first aid and CPR to critical care transport, is the gold standard in training programs by offering exceptional content and instructional resources that meet the diverse needs of today’s educators and students.
Current State-of-the-Art Medical Content
The Eleventh Edition aligns with current medical standards—from PHTLS to NASEMSO—and incorporates evidence-based medical concepts to ensure students and instructors have accurate, insightful interpretation of medical science as it applies to prehospital medicine today.
Application to Real-World EMS
Through evolving patient case studies in each chapter, the Eleventh Edition gives students real-world context to apply the knowledge gained in the chapter, clarifying how the information is used to care for patients in the field, and pushing students to engage in critical thinking and discussion.
A Foundation for Life
The Eleventh Edition is built on the premise that students need a solid foundation in the basics and then appropriate reinforcement. The Eleventh Edition provides students with a comprehensive understanding of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and medical terminology. Concepts are briefly reviewed within related subsequent chapters, solidifying the foundational knowledge and offering a context when studying specific emergencies.

Patient Assessment, a critical topic, is presented as a single, comprehensive chapter, to ensure students understand patient assessment as a single, integrated process—the way providers actually practice it in the field. Core concepts of Patient Assessment are reinforced in clinical chapters, where the unique aspects of the illness or injury are highlighted.

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ISBN-13: 9781284106909
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date: 03/03/2016
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 1582
Sales rank: 92,720
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 2.00(d)

Table of Contents

SECTION   1
PREPARING TO BE AN EMT-B    1
Chapter 1 Introduction to Emergency Medical Care   2
Chapter 2 The Well-Being of the EMT-B    16
Chapter 3 Medicolegal and Ethical Issues    40
Chapter 4 The Human Body   52
Chapter 5 Vital Signs and Patient History    94
Chapter 6 Lifting and Moving Patients    110
SECTION 2 AIRWAY    138
Chapter 7 The Mechanics of Breathing    140
Chapter 8 Airway and Ventilation   154
Chapter 9 Airway Adjuncts and Oxygen Equipment   180
Chapter 10 Advanced Airway Management   196
SECTION   3
PATIENT ASSESSMENT    230
Chapter 11 Scene Size-up and Initial Assessment   232
Chapter 12 Patient Assessment   248
Chapter 13 Communications and Documentation   276
SECTION   4
MEDICAL EMERGENCIES    304
Chapter 14 General Pharmacology   306
Chapter 15 Respiratory Emergencies   320
Chapter 16 Cardiac Emergencies   342
Chapter 17 Diabetic Emergencies   372
Chapter 18 Allergies and Poisoning   382
Chapter 19 Environmental Emergencies   404
Chapter 20 Behavioral Emergencies   428
Chapter 21 Obstetrics and Gynecology   436
SECTION 5 TRAUMA    460
Chapter 22 Bleeding and Shock   462
Chapter 23 Soft Tissue Injuries    488
Chapter 24 Musculoskeletal Care    514
Chapter 25 Injuries to the Head and Spine    558
SECTION   6
INFANTS AND CHILDREN    590
Chapter 26 Infants and Children    592
SECTION   7
OPERATIONS    616
Chapter 27 Ambulance Operations   618
Chapter 28 Scene Techniques   640
APPENDICES    664
A BLS Review   666
B Infection Control   694
C Fundamentals of Extrication   710
Glossary   735
Index   750

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