EMT Crash Course with Online Practice Test, 2nd Edition

EMT Crash Course with Online Practice Test, 2nd Edition

by Christopher Coughlin Ph.D.

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Overview

EMT Crash Course with Online Practice Test, 2nd Edition by Christopher Coughlin Ph.D.


REA’s EMT Crash Course®

Everything you need for the exam – in a fast review format!

REA’s EMT Crash Course® is the only book of its kind for the last-minute studier or any prospective Emergency Medical Technician who wants a quick refresher before taking the NREMT Certification Exam.

Targeted, Focused Review – Study Only What You Need to Know 
Written by an EMS Program Director and NREMT paramedic with 30 years of experience, EMT Crash Course® relies on the author’s careful analysis of the exam’s content and actual test questions. It covers only the information tested on the exam, so you can make the most of your valuable study time. 

Our fully indexed targeted review covers all the official test categories including airway, ventilation, oxygenation, trauma, cardiology, medical, and EMS operations and is packed with practice questions and answers at the end of each chapter. Also included are tips and insights on résumé building, information on finding additional training opportunities, and more.
 
Expert Test-taking Strategies 
Our experienced EMT author explains the structure of the NREMT Certification Exam, so you know what to expect on test day. He also shares detailed question-level strategies and shows you the best way to answer questions. By following our expert tips and advice, you can score higher on every section of the exam.

Must-know Key Terms 
Knowing the right medical terminology can make a real difference in your test score. That’s why we cover more than 400 EMT terms you need to know before you take your exam.

Full-length Online Practice Exam 
The book comes with a true-to-format online practice test with diagnostic feedback, topic-level scoring, and detailed answer explanations to help students gauge their test-readiness.

No matter how or when you prepare for the EMT exam, REA’s EMT Crash Course®  will show you how to study efficiently and strategically, so you can get a great score!

REA’s EMT Crash Course®

Everything you need for the exam – in a fast review format!

REA’s EMT Crash Course® is the only book of its kind for the last-minute studier or any prospective Emergency Medical Technician who wants a quick refresher before taking the NREMT Certification Exam.

Targeted, Focused Review – Study Only What You Need to Know
Written by an EMS Program Director and NREMT paramedic with 30 years of experience, EMT Crash Course® relies on the author’s careful analysis of the exam’s content and actual test questions. It covers only the information tested on the exam, so you can make the most of your valuable study time. 

Our fully indexed targeted review covers all the official test categories including airway, ventilation, oxygenation, trauma, cardiology, medical, and EMS operations and is packed with practice questions and answers at the end of each chapter. Also included are tips and insights on résumé building, information on finding additional training opportunities, and more.
 
Expert Test-taking Strategies
Our experienced EMT author explains the structure of the NREMT Certification Exam, so you know what to expect on test day. He also shares detailed question-level strategies and shows you the best way to answer questions. By following our expert tips and advice, you can score higher on every section of the exam.

Must-know Key Terms
Knowing the right medical terminology can make a real difference in your test score. That’s why we cover more than 400 EMT terms you need to know before you take your exam.

Full-length Online Practice Exam
The book comes with a true-to-format online practice test with diagnostic feedback, topic-level scoring, and detailed answer explanations to help students gauge their test-readiness.

No matter how or when you prepare for the EMT exam, REA’s EMT Crash Course®  will show you how to study efficiently and strategically, so you can get a great score!

About the Author

Dr. Christopher Coughlin is the EMS Program Director for Glendale Community College in Glendale, Arizona. Dr. Coughlin has been an NREMT paramedic since 1991 and was one of the first 850 nationally certified flight paramedics (FP-C) in the United States.

Dr. Coughlin earned his AAS in Advanced Emergency Medical Technology from Glendale Community College; his B.A. in Adult Education from Ottawa University, Phoenix, Arizona; his M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, and his Ph.D. in Professional Studies from Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738612355
Publisher: Research & Education Association
Publication date: 01/05/2018
Series: EMT Test Preparation
Edition description: Second Edition, Revised
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 48,505
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Dr. Christopher Coughlin is the EMS Program Director for Glendale Community College in Glendale, Arizona. Dr. Coughlin has been an NREMT paramedic since 1991 and was one of the first 850 nationally certified flight paramedics (FP-C) in the United States.

Dr. Coughlin earned his AAS in Advanced Emergency Medical Technology from Glendale Community College; his B.A. in Adult Education from Ottawa University, Phoenix, Arizona; his M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, and his Ph.D. in Professional Studies from Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Table of Contents

A Note from Our Author vi

About Our Book vii

About Our Practice Exam vii

About Our Author viii

Part I Introduction

Chapter 1 Preparing for Success on the NREMT Certification Exam 3

Part II Preparing to Become an EMT Review plus end-of-chapter practice

Chapter 2 The Emergency Medical Services System: History, Public Health, and the EMT's Role 9

Chapter 3 EMT Safety and Wellness/Lifting and Moving/Patient Restraint 19

Chapter 4 Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues, and EMS Research 31

Chapter 5 Communications 45

Chapter 6 Documentation 53

Chapter 7 Anatomy and Physiology/Medical Terminology 61

Chapter 8 Life Span Development 83

Part III Airway, Pharmacology, and Patient Assessment Review plus end-of-chapter practice

Chapter 9 Airway, Respiration, and Artificial Ventilation 93

Chapter 10 History Taking, Vital Signs, and Monitoring Devices 117

Chapter 11 Pharmacology 133

Chapter 12 Patient Assessment 147

Part IV Shock, Resuscitation and Medical Emergencies Review plus end-of-chapter practice

Chapter 13 Shock, Resuscitation, and AED 163

Chapter 14 Respiratory Emergencies 177

Chapter 15 Cardiac Emergencies 185

Chapter 16 Neurologic Emergencies and Syncope 193

Chapter 17 Diabetic Emergencies 201

Chapter 18 Anaphylaxis 211

Chapter 19 Toxicology 215

Chapter 20 Abdominal, Gynecologic, and Genitourinary/Renal Emergencies 225

Chapter 21 Behavioral Emergencies 235

Part V Trauma and Environmental Emergencies Review plus end-of-chapter practice

Chapter 22 Kinematics of Trauma, Trauma Triage 243

Chapter 23 Bleeding and Soft Tissue Injuries 251

Chapter 24 Burn Injuries 259

Chapter 25 Musculoskeletal Injuries 267

Chapter 26 Head and Spinal Injuries 273

Chapter 27 Chest and Abdominal Trauma 281

Chapter 28 Eye, Face, and Neck Trauma 287

Chapter 29 Environmental Emergencies 293

Part VI Special Patient Populations Review plus end-of-chapter practice

Chapter 30 Childbirth, Obstetrical Emergencies, Newborn Care 303

Chapter 31 Pediatric Emergencies 317

Chapter 32 Geriatric Patients 323

Chapter 33 Special Patient Populations 331

Part VII EMS Operations Review plus end-of-chapter practice

Chapter 34 Ambulance and Air Medical Operations 341

Chapter 35 Vehicle Extrication 347

Chapter 36 Hazardous Materials 353

Chapter 37 Incident Management and Mass Casualty Incidents 359

Chapter 38 Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction 369

Part VIII The Practical Exam

Chapter 39 The NREMT Practical Exam 377

Chapter 40 After the Exam 379

Appendix References 383

Index 385

Glossary: available at rea.com/EMT

Online Practice Exam available at rea.com/EMT

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