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Paramedic Professional, Volume I: Foundations of Paramedic Care / Edition 1 available in Paperback
Develop proficiency as a paramedic and deliver high quality critical care with the all-new Professional Paramedic Series! Based on the National EMS Education Standards, this economical three-volume series equips learners and instructors with the resources necessary for both paramedic certification and re-certification. Comprehensive, yet street-friendly, each volume in the series walks learners through the skills and concepts critical to the job of a Paramedic. The framework of each book is practical in approach: introducing principles, skills and terminology; presenting a typical case; walking through critical response steps; and again reviewing key concepts to ensure understanding for successful application on the job. Begin here with the basics in Volume I: Foundations of Paramedic Care, which provides a solid base of fundamental information about the paramedic profession. This volume covers topics such as the law and EMS, public health, basics of assessment, clinical essentials, and more. After completion of this text, move on to application of skills in emergency situations in Volume II: Medical Emergencies, Maternal Health & Pediatrics, and finish with special response considerations in Volume III: Trauma Care & EMS Operations. Practical and reader-friendly, each volume includes a full color design with detailed photos, graphics and step-by-step skill sequences to ensure you are fully prepared for the responsibilities, adventures, and challenges of a paramedic.
Table of Contents
Part I: FRAMEWORK FOR PARAMEDIC PRACTICE. Intro. 1. Roles and responsibilities of the Paramedic. 2. EMS Systems. 3. Workforce Safety and Wellness 4. EMS Research. Part II: ETHICS AND LAW IN EMS. Intro. 5. Ethics and EMS. 6. The Law and EMS. Part III: EMS AND PUBLIC HEALTH. Intro. 7. Public Health. 8. Injury and Illness Prevention. Part IV: SCIENTIFIC PRINCIPLES. Intro. 9. Lifespan Development. 10. Basic Human Physiology. 11. Principles of Pathophysiology. 12. Medical Terminology. Part V: PRINCIPLES OF CLINICAL PRACTICE. Intro. 13. Scene Size-Up and Primary Assessment. 14. Therapeutic Communication. 15. History Taking. 16. Physical Examination / Secondary Assessment. 17. Clinical Decision Making. 18. Communication Reassessment. 19. Documentation. Part VI: CLINICAL ESSENTIALS. Intro. 20. Airway Anatomy and Physiology. 21. Algorithmic Approach to Airway Mgt.. 22. Non-Intubating Airway Management. 23. Intubating Airway Management. 24. Medication Facilitated Intubation. 25. Ventilation 26. Principles of Medication Administration. 27. Intravenous Access. 28. Blood Product Transfusion. 29. Principles of Pharmacology. 30. Cardiopulmonary Pharmacology. 31. Medical Pharmacology. 32. Principles of the Electrocardiogram. 33. Monitoring of the ECG: Rhythm Analysis. 34. Acquisition of the 12 Lead ECG.