Paramedic Practice Today - 2 Volume Set (Revised Reprint)

1st Edition

Above and Beyond


  • Barbara Aehlert
  • Key Features

    • Unique! The new National Education Standards are referenced, as well as the National Standard Curriculum objectives.
    • Unique! This textbook addresses the tasks in the NREMT 2004 National EMS Practice Analysis, which is the foundation for the NREMT exam.
    • Four-part case scenarios appear in each chapter, and emphasize patient comfort and care: 1) an introduction sets up the scenario and asks questions, 2) the scenario continues, following the treatment of the patient and asking more questions, 3) the conclusion resolves the scenario and asks more questions, looking back on decisions that you’ve made, and 4) the summary answers all of the questions presented in parts 1-3.
    • 49 skill sequences show each action with illustrated, step-by-step instructions.
    • Companion DVD-ROMs show video clips of key skills in the book, along with medical animations, lectures, and skills video clips from other Elsevier titles.
    • Pediatric Pearl boxes call attention to the differences for pediatric patients.
    • Geriatric Considerations are highlighted in special boxes to draw attention to the differences for elderly patients.
    • Cultural Considerations boxes highlight helpful tips for interacting with people of various cultures.
    • Paramedic Pearl boxes highlight important information from the text.
    • An anatomy and physiology review begins chapters as needed, and for specific conditions, those chapters also include a description/definition, etiology, epidemiology and demographics, history, physical findings, differential diagnosis, therapeutic interventions, patient/family education, and prehospital pearls.
    • Special topics cover paramedic practice in many environments from Farm Rescue and Wilderness EMS to Air and Ground Critical Care Transport and Tactical EMS.
    • Chapter Summaries are bulleted to help you review important information.
    • Key Terms are defined in the termino

    Table of Contents

    Volume 1

    Division 1: Preparatory

    1. EMS Safety and Well-Being of the Paramedic

    2. Paramedic Roles and Responsibilities

    3. Illness and Injury Prevention

    4. Legal and Regulatory Issues

    5. Ethics

    6. Medical Terminology Review

    7. Body Systems: Anatomy and Physiology

    8. Pathophysiology

    9. Life Span Development

    10. Public Health and EMS

    Division 2: Pharmacology

    11. Basic Principles of Pharmacology

    12. Drug and Chemical Classes

    13. Medication Administration

    Division 3: Airway Management and Ventilation

    14. Airway and Ventilation

    Division 4: Patient Assessment

    15. Therapeutic Communication

    16. History Taking

    17. Patient Assessment

    18. Communication

    19. Documentation

    Division 5: Medical

    20. Head, Ear, Eye, Nose, and Throat Disorders

    21. Pulmonary

    22. Cardiovascular Disorders

    23. Disorders of the Nervous System

    24. Endocrine Emergencies and Nutritional Disorders

    25. Immune System Disorders

    26. Gastrointestinal Disorders

    27. Renal and Urogenital Disorders

    28. Musculoskeletal Disorders

    29. Cutaneous Disorders

    30. Toxicology

    31. Infectious and Communicable Diseases

    32. Psychiatric Disorders and Substance Abuse

    33. Hematologic Disorders

    Division 6: Shock

    34. Shock and Resuscitation


    A. Quiz Answers

    B. Drug Profiles

    C. Herbal Supplements


    Illustration Credits

    Volume 2

    Division 7: Special Patient Populations

    35. Obstetrics and Gynecology

    36. Neonatology

    37. Pediatrics

    38. Geriatrics

    39. Abuse and Assault

    40. Patients with Special Cha


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