Workbook for Emergency Medical Technician

1st Edition

Making the Difference

Editors:

  • Will Chapleau
  • Peter Pons
  • Melissa Alexander-Shook
    • Print ISBN 9780323040082

    Key Features

    • Over 1,500 questions in matching, short answer, multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, complete-the-chart, complete-the-skill, and figure labeling question formats test students' knowledge.
    • Questions written by an education professional with years of experience in the EMS field ensure that they are educationally and factually sound.
    • Answers included at the end of each chapter allow students to easily check their answers.
    • National Registry Skills Sheets in the back of the book show students each skill the NREMT tests, step by step.

    Table of Contents

    1. Introduction to Emergency Medical Services

    2. Well-being of the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

    3. Medical/Legal and Ethical Issues

    4. The Human Body

    5. Baseline Vital Signs and SAMPLE History

    6. Lifting and Moving Patients

    7. The Airway

    8. Scene Size-Up

    9. Initial Assessment

    10. Focused History and Physical Examination of Trauma Patients

    11. Focused History and Physical Examination of Medical Patients

    12. Detailed Physical Examination

    13. Ongoing Assessment

    14. Communications

    15. Documentation

    16. General Pharmacology

    17. Respiratory Emergencies

    18. Cardiovascular Emergencies

    19. Gastrointestinal/Genitourinary Emergencies

    20. Altered Mental Status

    21. Allergies

    22. Poisoning and Overdose

    23. Environmental Emergencies

    24. Behavioral Emergencies

    25. Bleeding and Shock

    26. Soft Tissue Trauma

    27. Chest and Abdominal Trauma

    28. Musculoskeletal Trauma

    29. Head and Spinal Trauma

    30. Obstetrics and Gynecology

    31. Pediatric Emergencies

    32. Geriatric Emergencies

    33. Ambulance Operations

    34. Gaining Access

    35. Disasters

    36. Hazardous Materials

    37. Weapons of Mass Destruction

    38. Advanced Airway Management

    National Registry Skills Sheets

    Glossary

    Illustration Credits

    Details

    No. of pages:
    576
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2007
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Mosby/JEMS
    Print ISBN:
    9780323040082

    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

    Melissa Alexander-Shook

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Director, EMS Academy, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM