Virtual Patient Encounters for Emergency Medical Technician

1st Edition

Making the Difference

Editors:

  • Will Chapleau
  • Peter Pons
    • Print ISBN 9780323049238

    Key Features

    • An extraordinary study guide that helps students take the knowledge they learn in Emergency Medical Technician: Making the Difference, and apply it to 15 complex patient care scenarios in a virtual prehospital setting - promoting mastery of NSC competencies
    • Utilizes interactive patient care simulation software, featuring scenario-setting videos, virtual assessment tools, treatment protocols, emergency drug information, intervention wizards, and more
    • Serves as a bridge between the classroom and clinicals - so students truly understand how theory applies to situations they'll face in the real world
    • Presents realistic emerging conditions that are a direct result of students' interventions
    • Provides hands-on learning - making it easy for audio, visual and kinesthetic learners
    • Offers students peace of mind - preparing them for clinicals by removing the risk of harming real patients and building their confidence throughout the course
    • Makes assessment of students easy - instructors can gauge student comprehension and ability to think critically through study guide exercises and logs from the software.
    • Provides the opportunity for class discussion on the same patient - so the entire class can discuss learning points of each virtual patient and their outcomes.

    Table of Contents

    Getting Started

    Orientation to Virtual Patient Encounters

    DIVISION ONE: PREPARATORY

    Lesson 1: Introduction to Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems (Chapter 1)

    Lesson 2: Well-Being of the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) (Chapter 2)

    Lesson 3: Legal and Ethical Aspects of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) (Chapter 3)

    Lesson 4: The Human Body (Chapter 4)

    Lesson 5: Baseline Vital Signs and SAMPLE History (Chapter 5)

    Lesson 6: Lifting and Moving Patients (Chapter 6)

    DIVISION TWO: AIRWAY

    Lesson 7: Airway Management (Chapter 7)

    DIVISION THREE: PATIENT ASSESSMENT

    Lesson 8: Scene Size-Up (Chapter 8)

    Lesson 9: Initial Patient Assessment (Chapter 9)

    Lesson 10: Focused History and Physical Examination of Trauma Patients (Chapter 10)

    Lesson 11: Focused History and Physical Examination of Medical Patients (Chapter 11)

    Lesson 12: The Detailed Physical Examination (Chapter 12)

    Lesson 13: Ongoing Assessment (Chapter 13)

    Lesson 14: Communications (Chapter 14)

    Lesson 15: Documentation (Chapter 15)

    DIVISION FOUR: MEDICAL AND BEHAVIORAL EMERGENCIES

    Lesson 16: Pharmacology (Chapter 16)

    *Lesson 17: Respiratory Emergencies (Chapter 17)

    *Lesson 18: Cardiovascular Emergencies (Chapter 18)

    *Lesson 19: Gastrointestinal/Genitourinary Emergencies (Chapter 19)

    *Lesson 20: Altered Mental Status (Chapter 20)

    *Lesson 21: Allergies (Chapter 21)

    *Lesson 22: Poisoning and Overdose (Chapter 22)

    *Lesson 23: Environmental Emergencies I (Chapter 23)

    *Lesson 24: Environmental Emergencies II (Chapter 23)

    *Lesson 25: Behavioral Emergencies (Chapter 24)

    DIVISION FIVE: TRAUMA

    *Lesson 26: Multi-System Trauma (Chapters 25, 27, and 29)

    *Lesson 27: Soft Tissue Trauma (Chapter 26)

    DIVIS

    Details

    No. of pages:
    240
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2008
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Mosby/JEMS
    Print ISBN:
    9780323049238

    About the editors

    Will Chapleau

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Fire Chief, Chicago Heights Fire Department, Chicago Heights, IL

    Peter Pons

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Attending Emergency Medical Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver; Professor Emeritus, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of ColoradoSchool of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado