Paramedic Practice Today - Volume 2 (Revised Reprint)

1st Edition

Above and Beyond


  • Barbara Aehlert
    • Print ISBN 9780323085373

    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.
    • Special topics cover paramedic practice in many environments from Farm Rescue and Wilderness EMS to Air and Ground Critical Care Transport and Tactical EMS.
    • 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.
    • 14 skill sequences show each action with illustrated, step-by-step instructions.
    • A companion DVD-ROM shows video clips of all the 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.
    • Chapter Summaries are bulleted to help you review important information.
    • Key Terms are defined in the

    Table of Contents

    Division 7: Special Patient Populations

    35. Obstetrics and Gynecology

    36. Neonatology

    37. Pediatrics

    38. Geriatrics

    39. Abuse and Assault

    40. Patients with Special Challenges

    41. Social Issues

    42. Care for the Patient with a Chronic Illness

    Division 8: Trauma

    43. Trauma Systems and Mechanism of Injury

    44. Bleeding

    45. Soft Tissue Trauma

    46. Burn Injury

    47. Head and Face Trauma

    48. Spinal Trauma

    49. Thoracic Trauma

    50. Abdominal Trauma

    51. Musculoskeletal Trauma

    52. Environmental Conditions

    53. Farm Response

    54. Wilderness EMS

    Division 9: Putting It All Together

    55. Assessment-Based Management

    56. Clinical Decision Making

    57. Ground and Air Transport of Critical Patients

    Division 10: Operations

    58. EMS Deployment and System Status Management

    59. Crime Scene Awareness

    60. Dispatch Activities

    61. Emergency Vehicle Operations

    62. EMS Operations Command and Control

    63. Vehicle Rescue and Rescue Awareness Operations

    64. Response to Hazardous Materials Incidents

    65. Tactical EMS

    Division 11: Disaster and Domestic Preparedness Issues

    66. Disaster Response and Domestic Preparedness


    A. Quiz Answers

    B. Drug Profiles


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