Emergency First Responder: Making the Difference - Revised Reprint and RAPID First Responder Pocket Guide - Revised Reprint Package / Edition 2

Emergency First Responder: Making the Difference - Revised Reprint and RAPID First Responder Pocket Guide - Revised Reprint Package / Edition 2

by Will Chapleau EMT-P, RN, TNS
ISBN-10:
0323048501
ISBN-13:
9780323048507
Pub. Date:
11/21/2006
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences

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Emergency First Responder: Making the Difference - Revised Reprint and RAPID First Responder Pocket Guide - Revised Reprint Package / Edition 2

As of August 1, 2012, Elsevier has discontinued publishing Paramedic, EMT and Fire titles in its Emergency Medical Services product line. All Student Resources for these products can now be accessed at: http://ems.jbpub.com/chapleau/firstresponder. All existing instructor-led courses prior to November 1, 2012 will remain active until September 1, 2013.

• Content is updated to reflect the new 2005 emergency cardiac care guidelines.
• Opening Scenarios set the scene for the chapter giving the student a clinical frame of reference. The scenarios are continued throughout the chapter and a solution is provided at the end of the chapter.
• Lesson Goals are provided at the beginning of every chapter to introduce the critical points and learning expectation of the chapter for the student.
• Chapter Objectives are listed at the beginning of the chapter.
• The Team Work Section in every chapter focuses on what a First Responder needs to know to work effectively with other emergency workers.
• Nuts and Bolts is a section at the end of every chapter. It incorporates the critical points, learning checklist, key terms, U.S. DOT objectives and workbook questions. This section is an excellent review area for students to check their understanding of chapter material.
• Critical Points are summarized at the end of each chapter. One paragraph summarizes for the student the take-home message of the chapter.
• Learning Checklists at the end of every chapter summarize key points from the chapter.
• Key Terms are highlighted throughout the text as they first appear, and defined at the end of each chapter.
• U.S. DOT Objectives are listed that pertain to the chapter.
• Integrated Workbook: The workbook is integrated throughout the book as a section at the end of every chapter. Approximately 15 questions per chapter are provided in a variety of formats including multiple choice, fill-in-the blank, matching and labeling.
• Caution Boxes reflect extra hints and highlight precautions the First Responder should take when performing his or her duties.
• Illustrated skill sheets, integrated throughout the text, consist of step-by-step photographs that are easy to follow.
• Special Populations chapter includes information on such groups as the elderly, patients with disabilities and those who are critically ill.
• Special Situations appendix includes information on multiple casualty incidents and the incident command system—plus, information on extended care and wilderness care for those operations restricted by problems of patient access, limited equipment or special environmental situations.
• Rapid First Responder is a pocket guide packaged with every book, and is a handy reference for First Responders working in the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780323048507
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 11/21/2006
Edition description: Revised Reprint Edition
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to EMS Systems

2. Well-Being of the First Responder

3. Legal and Ethical Issues

4. The Human Body

5. Lifting and Moving Patients

6. Airway Management and Ventilation

7. Patient Assessment

8. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and AED

9. Medical Emergencies

10. Bleeding, Soft Tissue Wounds, and Shock Management

11. Musculoskeletal Injuries

12. Childbirth

13. Infants and Children

14. EMS Operations

15. Special Populations

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