This book is the update to the Essentials of Paramedic Care, 2nd edition, which is the first text program to take students beyond the skills necessary to practice as a paramedic and into the underlying principles upon which those practices are based. Correlated to the U.S. Department of Transportation's 1998 National Standard Curriculum for EMT-Paramedic, this book provides the background content and skills coverage required for paramedic education.
Essentials of Paramedic Care, 2nd edition Update, will serve as a dependable guide and reference to advanced prehospital care. It is based on the 1998 U.S. Department of Transportation’s Emergency Medical Technician—Paramedic National Standard Curriculum and is divided into five divisions:
This text, based on the widely used Paramedic Emergency Care text developed more than 20 years ago, will provide the core foundation for paramedic education. Coupled with quality classroom instruction and clinical rotations, readers are assured of receiving the knowledge and skills required of a quality paramedic. Essentials of Paramedic Care, 2nd edition Update, will prepare readers for their certification exam and for challenges they will encounter on the street.