Key Features

  • Precisely follows the U.S. Department of Transportation National Standard Curriculum (NSC) for the EMT-Basic.
  • Prepares students for the National Registry EMT-Basic exam by providing information, assessments, and skills as exactly outlined in the curriculum.
  • Introduces students to cognitive, affective, and psychomotor objectives found on in the NSC.
  • Features a straightforward and easy-to-read writing style — without being overly simplistic.
  • Uses an assessment-based treatment focus.
  • Includes step-by-step instructions within Techniques boxes for each skill.
  • An abundance of illustrations, special boxes, and engaging chapter openers make the text visually appealing for students.
  • Case Studies at the beginning of each chapter prepare students for the material presented.
  • Principle boxes illustrate the general concepts underlying the skills.
  • EMT Alert boxes highlight critical information for patient care and rescuer safety.

Table of Contents

Division One PREPARATORY
Chapter 1 Introduction to Emergency Medical Care
Chapter 2 The Well-being of the EMT Basic
Chapter 3 Medicolegal and Ethical Issues
Chapter 4 The Human Body
Chapter 5 Baseline Vital Signs and SAMPLE History
Chapter 6 Lifting and Moving Patients
Chapter 7 Assisting the ALS Provider

Division Two AIRWAY
Chapter 8 The Airway

Division Three PATIENT ASSESSMENT
Chapter 9 Scene Size-Up
Chapter 10 Initial Assessment
Chapter 11 Focused History and Physical Examination for Trauma Patients
Chapter 12 Focused History and Physical Examination for Medical Patients
Chapter 13 Detailed Physical Examination
Chapter 14 Ongoing Assessment
Chapter 15 Communications
Chapter 16 Documentation

Division Four MEDICAL/BEHAVIORAL EMERGENCIES AND OBSTRETICS AND GYNECOLOGY
Chapter 17 General Pharmacology
Chapter 18 Respiratory Emergencies
Chapter 19 Cardiovascular Emergencies
Chapter 20 Diabetes and Altered Mental Status
Chapter 21 Allergic Reactions
Chapter 22 Poisoning and Overdose
Chapter 23 Environmental Emergencies
Chapter 24 Behavioral Emergencies
Chapter 25 Obstretics and Gynecology
Chapter 26 Geriatrics

Division Five TRAUMA
Chapter 27 Bleeding and Shock
Chapter 28 Soft Tissue Injuries
Chapter 29 Musculoskeletal Care
Chapter 30 Injuries to the Head and Spine

Division Six INFANTS AND CHILDREN
Chapter 31 Infant and Child Emergency Care

Division Seven OPERATIONS
Chapter 32 Ambulance Operations
Chapter 33 Gaining Access
Chapter 34 Overviews: Special Response Situations
Chapter 35 Tactical Emergency Medical Support
Chapter 36 First Responder Procedures with Weapons of Mass Destruction

Division Eight ADVANCED AIRWAY
Chapter 37 Advanced Airway Techniques

Atlas of Trauma Injuries
Appendix A CPR

Details

No. of pages:
672
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby/JEMS
Print ISBN:
9780323085298
Electronic ISBN:
9780323086875