What is included with this book?
|About This Book||p. vi|
|A Note from Our Author||p. vii|
|About Our Author||p. viii|
|Preparing for success on the NREMT Certification Exam||p. 3|
|Preparing To Become An Emt|
|The Emergency Medical Services System: History, Public Health, and the EMT's Role||p. 9|
|EMT Safety and Wellness/Lifting and Moving/Patient Restraint||p. 19|
|Medical, Legal, and Ethical issues, and EMS Research||p. 31|
|Anatomy and Physiology/Medical Terminology||p. 55|
|Life span Development||p. 77|
|Airway, Pharmacology, and Patient Assessment|
|Airway, Respiration, and Artificial ventilation||p. 85|
|History Taking, vital Signs, and Monitoring Devices||p. 111|
|Patient Assessment||p. 141|
|Shock, Resuscitation And Medical Emergencies|
|Shock, Resuscitaion, and AED||p. 155|
|Respiratory Emergencies||p. 167|
|Cardiac Emergencies||p. 173|
|Neurologic Emergencies and Syncope||p. 179|
|Diabetic Emergencies||p. 185|
|Abdominal, Gynecologic, and Genitourinary/Renal Emergencies||p. 205|
|Behavioral Emergencies||p. 213|
|Trauma And Environmental Emergencies|
|Kinematics of trauma, Trauma Triage||p. 219|
|Bleeding and Soft Tissue Injuries||p. 225|
|Burn Injuries||p. 231|
|Musculoskeletal Injuries||p. 237|
|Head and Spinal Injuries||p. 243|
|Chest and Abdominal trauma||p. 251|
|Eye, Face, and Neck Trauma||p. 255|
|Environmental Emergencies||p. 259|
|special patient Populations|
|Childbirth, Obstetrical Emergencies, Newborn Care||p. 269|
|Pediatric Emergencies||p. 283|
|Geriatric Patients||p. 287|
|Special patient Populations||p. 293|
|Ambulance and Air Medical Operations||p. 301|
|Vehicle Extrication||p. 307|
|Hazardous Materials||p. 313|
|Incident Management and Mass Casualty Incidents||p. 319|
|Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction||p. 327|
|The Practical Exam|
|The NREMT Practical Exam||p. 335|
|Appendix References||p. 337|
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A NOTE FROM OUR AUTHOR
It is impractical to try and learn every fact or concept in an EMS textbook.An EMS student must be able to distinguish the “must know” from the rest of the material presented. That’s what this book does:
it emphasizes the “must know” content. ThisCrash Courseis unique because it’s designed for those who are one test away from direct patient care in potentially dangerous circumstances.
This publication is not a substitute for a well-written textbook or participation in a high-quality EMS training program, but rather as a bridge between your training and your certification exam. This book
helps you focus on the knowledge necessary to pass the NREMT certification exam and function competently as an EMT.
In EMT class, students take a test after the lesson. When you are an EMS provider, the test comes unannounced and the lesson is learned afterward. When you are not prepared for class, you risk a
poor grade. When you are not prepared on the street, the patient pays the price.
As you work your way through this book, imagine yourself certified, hired, and on duty for your very first shift. You have just been dispatched to the community pool. There are reports of a fire in a
storage room near the pool with a number of people fleeing the area. The dispatcher tells you a lifeguard is performing CPR on a child pulled from the water during the evacuation.
You don’t know if you will be the first EMS unit on the scene . . .
You don’t know what was in the storage room or what hazards await you . . .
You don’t know how many patients are waiting for your help, or what might be wrong with them…
You don’t know if you will be caring for the pediatric drowning victim or other patients . . .
With this scenario in mind, read through this book and ask yourself, “What do I really need to know to handle this call?”
Study hard and good luck on your certification exam.
Chris Coughlin, NREMT-P, Ph.D.
Preparing for Success on the NREMT Certification Exam1Serving the public as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is among today’s most rewarding careers. The overwhelming majority of states in the U.S. require that you pass the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) exam to become certified and work as an EMT. Certification through the NREMT indicates that you have demonstrated entry-level competency as an EMT.The NREMT certification exam is a “pass/fail” test. Its purpose is not to identify who is the “best,” but to identify who is “competent.” Your future patients don’t care what you scored on your certification exam. They care about receiving competent and compassionate care for themselves and those they care about. ThisCrash Coursegives you the essential information you need to prepare for the NREMT certification exam.THE EXAM