Key Features

  • Clinically comprehensive text promotes critical thinking by providing information on why as well as how, going beyond NSC objectives and the new National Education Standards.
  • Nearly 1,000 full-color illustrations and photographs complement the text and provide visual reinforcement of anatomy and physiology, procedures, and equipment.
  • Key Terms are defined within each chapter, so you can concentrate on the topic covered rather than frequently looking up unfamiliar terminology.
  • Review Questions with answers at the end of every chapter give you immediate feedback on your progress.
  • Chapter-opening scenarios, Case-in-Point boxes, and The Bottom Line sections promote critical thinking and encourage you to apply key concepts.
  • Evolve Learning Resources include anatomy challenges, a body spectrum electronic coloring book, chapter checklists, an English-Spanish audio glossary, learning objectives, lung sounds, PowerPoint lecture notes, web links, and links to NREMT skill sheets.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Emergency Medical Care

2. Well-Being of the EMT

3. Medicolegal and Ethical Issues

4. The Human Body

5. Lifting and Moving Patients

6. Airway

7. Patient Assessment

8. Communications

9. Documentation

10. General Pharmacology

11. Respiratory Emergencies

12. Cardiovascular Emergencies

13. Altered Mental Status

14. Allergies

15. Poisoning and Overdoses

16. Environmental Emergencies

17. Behavioral Emergencies

18. Abuse and Assault

19. Obstetrics and Gynecology

20. Bleeding and Shock

21. Soft Tissue Injuries

22. Chest and Abdominal Emergencies

23. Musculoskeletal Care

24. Injuries to the Head and Spine

25. Infants and Children

26. Ambulance Operations

27. Gaining Access

28. Disasters and Hazardous Materials

29. Advanced Airway Management

30. Weapons of Mass Destruction and the EMT

31. Geriatric Emergencies



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